Google agrees to tinker with Street View amid privacy concerns

Google agrees to tinker with Street View amid privacy concerns

Google has bowed to demands in Germany to do more to protect people's privacy ahead of the launch of its Street View service in the country, officials said on Wednesday.

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Baden-Württemberg’s best beer gardens

The Local's guide to Germany's best beer gardens heads to the home of the Black Forest for some southwestern flair.

Solidarity for German students is a two-way street

Solidarity for German students is a two-way street

With massive education protests filling Germany’s streets, The Local’s Marc Young explains (again) how the country can elegantly save its universities while offering students the chance to pay back society’s solidarity.

Students strike for better education

Students strike for better education

A week-long education strike hit its peak Wednesday when tens of thousands of students swarmed the streets in 90 German cities to protest of the current education system.

German stores lose billions each year to shoplifting

German stores lose billions each year to shoplifting

German retailers suffer €4 billion in losses each year to shoplifting and theft from employees and contractors, according to a study released by the European Retail Institute Wednesday.

Berlin questions Iran vote ‘irregularities’

Berlin questions Iran vote ‘irregularities’

Germany alleged on Wednesday "irregularities" in Iran's presidential election and called on authorities to allow peaceful demonstrations, release political prisoners and lift media restrictions.

Schavan slams protesting students

Schavan slams protesting students

German Education Minister Annette Schavan on Wednesday criticised the thousands of students taking part in nationwide protests this week to express their anger over the dire state of Germany’s university and school systems.

Germans snacking through recession

Germans snacking through recession

The worst recession for decades is making Germans turn to sweets and snacks as comfort food, figures suggested on Wednesday.

SPD’s Müntefering sharpens attacks on Merkel

SPD’s Müntefering sharpens attacks on Merkel

Adopting the role of attack dog as election season heats up, Social Democratic Party (SPD) boss Franz Müntefering attacked conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel, calling her “dishonest” in an interview to be published Thursday.

Yemen still searching for German hostages

Yemen still searching for German hostages

Following the deaths of three women in Yemen earlier this week, authorities Wednesday continued to search for the remaining six hostages, including five Germans.

Naked burglar checks out wedding dresses

Naked burglar checks out wedding dresses

Looking for warm clothes, a naked intruder tried to rob a bridal store near Würzburg early Wednesday morning. Finding nothing that fit, he fled but was arrested by police not long thereafter.

Artists repaint East Side Gallery along Berlin Wall

Artists repaint East Side Gallery along Berlin Wall

Work began this week to repaint Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev's passionate kiss with East German strongman Erich Honecker on the longest-surviving stretch of the Berlin Wall.

Qatar’s interest in Porsche questioned

Qatar’s interest in Porsche questioned

Qatar’s interest in taking a stake in German luxury carmaker Porsche is in danger amid hesitation from its main shareholders, the Financial Times Deutschland reported on Wednesday.

Scientist discovers whales may be singing their own names

Scientist discovers whales may be singing their own names

A German scientist has found whales may be doing more than serenading love interests or telling their pods where the herring is by singing: through their songs, they may actually have names.