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Pupils catch teacher and mum speeding
A camouflaged speed camera in Schleswig-Holstein on Thursday. Photo: DPA

Pupils catch teacher and mum speeding

A nationwide operation against speeding drivers ended on Friday morning, with police hailing their "Blitzmarathon" as a success. One child in Düsseldorf caught his own mother driving too fast. READ  

Where to find the speed cameras today
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Where to find the speed cameras today

Police deployed 13,000 officers across Germany on Thursday to catch speeding drivers in a so called "Blitzmarathon". Here is where the radar guns are. READ  

13,000 police will catch speeders on Thursday
This sight will be familiar to drivers on Thursday. Photo: DPA

13,000 police will catch speeders on Thursday

UPDATE: Drivers across Germany will be on the lookout for police holding radar guns on Thursday, as 13,000 officers take to the streets to crack down on speeding. READ  

Frankfurt court lifts national Uber ban
Uber manager for Germany Fabien Nestmann leaves the Frankfurt court on Tuesday. Photo: DPA

Frankfurt court lifts national Uber ban

App-based chauffeur car service Uber is no longer illegal in Germany, a Frankfurt court ruled on Tuesday afternoon. READ  

Lufthansa pilots abandon Frankfurt strike plans
Ready to go again. Photo: DPA

Lufthansa pilots abandon Frankfurt strike plans

UPDATE: Pilots' union Cockpit has announced that a planned strike at Frankfurt Airport on Tuesday has been called off. READ  

Hotels hike up prices six-fold for Oktoberfest
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Hotels hike up prices six-fold for Oktoberfest

As an estimated six million people get ready to raise their glasses for the annual Oktoberfest in Munich, hotels are raising their prices by as much as six times their regular rates. READ  

Berlin spy station sees tourism boom
On top of Teufelsberg. Photo: DPA

Berlin spy station sees tourism boom

A former US listening station in Berlin is experiencing a boom in visitor numbers since the NSA spying scandal hit the headlines. The Local takes a tour of the abandoned Teufelsberg, guided by one of its former spies. READ  

Train drivers: We're going to strike again
Train passengers may have to find other forms of transport in October. Photo: DPA

Train drivers: We're going to strike again

Union bosses representing Germany's train drivers opted to prolong railway strikes in a ballot on Thursday. READ  

Homeless German stabs four policemen in Rome
Police at the scene on Wednesday. Photo: DPA

Homeless German stabs four policemen in Rome

A homeless German man was arrested on Wednesday night after allegedly stabbing four policemen in the centre of Rome. One witness described "panic in the street" as the attacker flew at his victims with a knife and hammer. READ  

Lufthansa strike to hit Munich Airport
Checkout at Munich Airport could be quiet on Wednesday. Photo: DPA

Lufthansa strike to hit Munich Airport

Lufthansa pilots will go on strike in Munich, Germany’s second biggest airport, on Wednesday as a dispute between their union and airline bosses continues. READ  

...And now train drivers slam on the brakes
Locomotives backed up in Maschen, Lower Saxony, during Monday's warning strike by drivers. Photo: DPA

...And now train drivers slam on the brakes

As Lufthansa pilots staged another half-day strike over pensions on Friday, Germany's train drivers announced a three-hour walkout for Saturday morning. READ  

Korea FA seeks dose of German medicine
Uli Stielike. Photo: DPA

Korea FA seeks dose of German medicine

South Korea have appointed former Germany international Uli Stielike as the national team's new coach, the Korea Football Association said on Friday. READ  

What's so great about... Cologne?
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What's so great about... Cologne?

A history spanning thousands of years, a famous annual party, love locks and there's that little old church. READ  

Will a German be 2014's King Cone?
German ice cream makers at the selection event in Berlin's Alexanderplatz. Photo: DPA

Will a German be 2014's King Cone?

Ice cream makers from around the world will gather in the Italian city of Rimini to exhibit their creations at the 'Gelato World Tour' this weekend, with three Germans in the finals. READ  

Local List
Ten German place names that make us giggle
"Breast village" and others on our list! Photo: DPA

Ten German place names that make us giggle

We've all giggled at the German signs that say "Ausfahrt", but German motorway signs offer a wealth of humour. READ  

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