English-language movies in Germany: April 9-15

English-language movies in Germany: April 9-15

Find the latest English-language movies in Germany with The Local's cinema guide.

Berlin hands pirates over to Kenya for trial

Berlin hands pirates over to Kenya for trial

Seven Somalis accused of firing on a German ship off the coast of Yemen have been handed over to authorities in Kenya where they will be judged, Berlin said on Wednesday.

German study shows chimps trade sex for food

German study shows chimps trade sex for food

The way to a chimp's heart is through her stomach, German researchers revealed on Wednesday.

Two dead in another family shooting in Bavaria

Two dead in another family shooting in Bavaria

Two people were killed in a shooting in a private home in the Bavarian town of Speichersdorf on Wednesday morning, the second apparent domestic tragedy in Bavaria in as many days.

One more drag

One more drag

Remember the smoking ban? You might not have noticed, but it is still legal. Now a petition is being distributed to kill it off with a referendum. Ben Knight meets the campaigners who want to reclaim their right to nicotine suicide.

Pensioner injures child with homemade explosive booby trap

Pensioner injures child with homemade explosive booby trap

A 14-year-old boy injured by a pensioner’s homemade booby trap returned home from the hospital on Wednesday, police in Dillenburg-Manderbach in the state of Hesse told The Local on Wednesday.

Klinsmann could be called as witness in NPD racism case

Klinsmann could be called as witness in NPD racism case

Former national football team coach Jürgen Klinsmann and President of the German Football Association (DFB) Theo Zwanziger could be called as witnesses in a racial discrimination trial in Berlin against the head of the neo-Nazi NPD party Udo Voigt and two of his associates.

Vechta named egg capital of Germany

Vechta named egg capital of Germany

During the Easter season, when Germans are a bit cracked out over decorated eggs, the city of Vechta in Lower Saxony is egg-stra important. There are more laying hens per square kilometre than anywhere else in Germany, according to data gathered by the State Statistical Offices.

German cabinet extends car scrapping bonus

German cabinet extends car scrapping bonus

The German cabinet agreed to extend the popular car-scrapping bonus Wednesday morning, earmarking a further €3.5 billion for the scheme. The bonus, which can be claimed until the end of the year, will also remain at €2,500, government sources said.

What’s on in Germany: April 9 – 15

What’s on in Germany: April 9 – 15

This week's highlights: Russian folk songs in Munich, Japanese film in Frankfurt, and a musical Easter egg hunt in Hamburg.

Fire fighting voted most trusted profession in Germany

Fire fighting voted most trusted profession in Germany

Fire fighters are the most trusted professionals in Germany for the seventh year running, according to a survey for “Reader’s Digest Deutschland” magazine released this week.

Exports down by 23.1 percent

Exports down by 23.1 percent

Germany posted a 23.1 percent drop in exports in February from the same month in 2008, provisional data released Wednesday by the National Statistical Office (Destatis) showed.

Majority of Germans think kids are rude

Majority of Germans think kids are rude

More than half of Germans would like to see children brought up with stricter rules, according to a study released by broadcaster ZDF on Wednesday.

Schaeffler gets loan lifeline

Schaeffler gets loan lifeline

Ailing German auto parts maker Schaeffler said Tuesday it has obtained a credit line of more than €1 billion ($1.3 billion) from its banks.