Obama remembers Holocaust victims

Obama remembers Holocaust victims

US President Barack Obama on Friday condemned the "ignorant and hateful" rhetoric of those who deny the Holocaust, as he toured a former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald.

Violets, Pirates and Newropeans look for attention in EU vote

Violets, Pirates and Newropeans look for attention in EU vote

Voters in Germany will be faced with a mind-boggling 32 political parties when they head to the polls this Sunday for the European elections. The Local has picked out few of the most colourful contenders.

Second video from German terrorist turns up online

Second video from German terrorist turns up online

A second video from German Islamist extremist Eric Breininger shows a direct connection between al Qaida and the Uzbekistan-based terrorist group the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), daily Die Welt reported on Friday.

More artificial reefs planned in the North and Baltic seas

More artificial reefs planned in the North and Baltic seas

After successfully constructing artificial coral reefs six years ago, researchers in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern said this week they are planning to add more in the North and Baltic Sea while exploring different economic and tourism possibilities.

Germany gets tough on online plagiarism

Germany gets tough on online plagiarism

The internet has made stealing content easy, but more German businesses and individuals are starting to wage war against growing online plagiarism.

Bundesbank sees economy shrinking 6.2 percent in 2009

Bundesbank sees economy shrinking 6.2 percent in 2009

The Bundesbank said on Friday it expects Europe's biggest economy to contract by a massive 6.2 percent in 2009.

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Police shoot Great Dane that attacked 4-year-old

Police in Unterhaching shot and killed a Great Dane this week after it attacked and injured a 4-year-old girl, authorities said on Friday.

Getting baroque with Barack in Dresden

Getting baroque with Barack in Dresden

Barack Obama is spending a few precious hours in Dresden on Friday. Mark Belcher explores the parts of the rebuilt baroque gem the US president probably won’t see.

The Greens’ Cramer: ‘We’re the only really European party’

The Greens’ Cramer: ‘We’re the only really European party’

Voters across the European Union head to the polls this week to elect a new European Parliament. In the third of a series of interviews with German MEPs, The Local spoke with Michael Cramer from the Green party.

Obama meets with Merkel in Dresden

Obama meets with Merkel in Dresden

US President Barack Obama on Friday started solemn two-day mission of World War II remembrance in the eastern German city of Dresden, where he held talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Day care strikes continue despite new date for wage talks

Day care strikes continue despite new date for wage talks

Striking public day care workers chose to continue putting pressure on state employers Friday for better wages and working conditions despite agreeing on a new date for negotiations.

Bundeswehr ambushed in Afghanistan

Bundeswehr ambushed in Afghanistan

German soldiers were ambushed by insurgents on Thursday in Afghanistan but managed to escape unscathed, Bundeswehr operations command said on Friday.