Obama to visit US soldiers at Landstuhl

Obama to visit US soldiers at Landstuhl

US President Barack Obama will visit US soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan at the Landstuhl medical center in Germany during his visit to Europe next week, the White House said Thursday.

Gorleben nuclear storage site developed illegally

Gorleben nuclear storage site developed illegally

The salt dome at the Gorleben nuclear waste depot was developed illegally to be permanent storage facility, according to an internal assessment by the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) attained by daily Frankfurter Rundschau on Thursday.

Summery spring spoils Germany with sunshine

Summery spring spoils Germany with sunshine

After a bitterly long winter in Germany, the spring season has been “unusually summery,” meteorologists from the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Thursday.

Opel’s automotive onus

Opel’s automotive onus

Andrew Bulkeley explains why Berlin’s politicians might be driving carmaker Opel off a cliff.

English-language movies in Germany: May 28 -June 3

English-language movies in Germany: May 28 -June 3

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

Berlin passes new anti-terrorism laws

Berlin passes new anti-terrorism laws

The German Bundestag, or lower house of parliament, passed legislation on Thursday making terrorist activity – even with no clear intent to carry out an attack – punishable by up to ten years in prison.

US Army offers literary lessons for warrior writers

US Army offers literary lessons for warrior writers

It’s no surprise many US soldiers stationed in Germany often have unique stories to tell, so Rhea Wessel sat in on a recent writing workshop with best-selling author Daniel Wallace in Heidelberg.

What’s on in Germany: May 28 – June 3

What’s on in Germany: May 28 – June 3

This Week's Highlights: A jazz rally in Düsseldorf, a forest festival in Frankfurt, and a Carnival of Cultures descends on Berlin.

Poland’s Kaczynski bashes Germany in run-up to EU poll

Poland’s Kaczynski bashes Germany in run-up to EU poll

Two weeks ahead of the European elections, Poland's right-wing opposition leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski is stirring up anti-German sentiment in an attempt to garner votes.

Unemployment rate drops amid dire labour market predictions

Unemployment rate drops amid dire labour market predictions

Germany's unemployment rate fell to 8.2 percent in May from 8.6 percent the previous month, unadjusted figures released on Thursday by the Federal Labour Agency showed.

Transrapid test track reopens after crash

Transrapid test track reopens after crash

Two-and-a-half years after 23 people died in a maglev train collision, the Transrapid tracks in Lathen have reopened, daily Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Thursday.

Kindergarten strikes continue after failed wage talks

Kindergarten strikes continue after failed wage talks

Public day care workers staged strikes across Germany for the sixth day in a row on Thursday after negotiations with state employers failed on Wednesday.

Berlin miffed at US as Opel talks collapse

Berlin miffed at US as Opel talks collapse

Talks aimed at saving General Motors Europe's Opel unit broke down amid acrimony between Germany and the United States on Thursday as fears mounted for tens of thousands of jobs across Europe.

Kurras’ Stasi past almost revealed by researcher six years ago

Kurras’ Stasi past almost revealed by researcher six years ago

Karl-Heinz Kurras, the recently exposed Stasi collaborator and former West Berlin police officer who infamously shot a student protester in 1967, was almost discovered six years ago, the Office for Stasi Files (BStU) said Thursday.