What’s On In Germany: December 25 – 31

What’s On In Germany: December 25 – 31

This Week's Highlights: Henrik Ibsen in Berlin, Icelandic music in Frankfurt, and a salsa Silvester in Hamburg

German warship foils pirate attack on vessel

German warship foils pirate attack on vessel

The German Navy said on Thursday it had foiled a hijack attempt by Somali pirates on an Egyptian bulk carrier that left one crewman wounded on the merchant ship.

Clergy blames global financial crisis on capitalist greed

Clergy blames global financial crisis on capitalist greed

Germany’s two main Christian churches used traditional Christmas sermons to lambaste unbridled greed and an inhumane capitalist system for supposedly leading to the global financial crisis this year.

The Local’s guide to Christmas in Germany

The Local’s guide to Christmas in Germany

Need to take a break from holiday reruns on TV and gorging on Granny’s Yuletide goodies? Check out all of The Local’s special Christmas coverage.

Scientists discover buzzing bees can be used to protect crops

Scientists discover buzzing bees can be used to protect crops

In what could be a novel way to protect crops from pests, German scientists have found out that caterpillars and other hungry crawlers get scared when they sense the buzz of approaching wasps and bees.

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Teen girl abducted at Austrian border

Austrian police said a German teenage girl was abducted in southern Germany and forcibly taken across the border in the boot of a car before being raped.

Hoffenheim becomes Hopp’s gift to German football

Hoffenheim becomes Hopp’s gift to German football

It was not too long ago that little Hoffenheim were languishing in the dark dungeon of Germany's eighth division, worlds away from the glamour boys of the top flight like Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.