Poor, sexy and incompetent in Berlin

Poor, sexy and incompetent in Berlin

Berlin is facing months of public transport chaos caused by a near-total shutdown of the city’s S-Bahn commuter train network. The latest installment of Portnoy's Stammtisch, The Local’s column about life in Germany, asks what the mayor is doing to end the mess.

New Duden dictionary adds 5,000 words

New Duden dictionary adds 5,000 words

The 25th edition of the German language dictionary Duden is out with 5,000 new words, daily Die Welt reported on Tuesday.

China using the internet to spy on Germany

China using the internet to spy on Germany

China is increasingly using the internet to spy on German government officials and companies, according to the German domestic intelligence service.

Easterners unhappy with reunification

Easterners unhappy with reunification

Almost a quarter of Germans from what was communist East Germany feel they are the losers of reunification, according to a new study for social welfare group Volkssolidarität released on Tuesday.

Weather system ‘Wolfgang’ bringing stormy end to week

Weather system ‘Wolfgang’ bringing stormy end to week

Low-pressure system “Wolfgang” will likely bring severe thunderstorms and hail to Germany on Wednesday and Thursday followed by a chilly weekend, the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Tuesday.

Larcenous lothario loots lovelorn ladies

Larcenous lothario loots lovelorn ladies

The Bavarian authorities are holding a “marriage swindler” accused of fleecing more than €100,000 from four women over several years with false declarations of love, a police spokesman told The Local on Tuesday.

Hamburg ranked as city with best economic outlook

Hamburg ranked as city with best economic outlook

Hamburg has pipped Munich to be ranked the city with the best economic outlook in Germany, Capital magazine reported on Tuesday.

Bauhaus boss warns east German architecture endangered

Bauhaus boss warns east German architecture endangered

Germany needs to rethink its relationship to the architecture of its formerly communist eastern half, head of famed Bauhaus Dessau Foundation Philipp Oswalt said on Tuesday.

Deutsche Bank probed for spying on board

Deutsche Bank probed for spying on board

Germany's largest bank is involved in a probe into possible criminal wrongdoing after it hired detectives to carry out surveillance on some board members, the Financial Times reported in London on Tuesday.

Prosecutors planning child porn charges against Tauss

Prosecutors planning child porn charges against Tauss

State prosecutors in Karlsruhe said they have finished their investigation and plan to file charges against former Social Democratic MP Jörg Tauss for alleged possession of child pornography, daily Bild reported on Tuesday.

Recession spurs camping revival

Recession spurs camping revival

The recession has reinvigorated a German interest in camping, as more people decide to pitch a tent or park an RV instead of sleeping in a more expensive hotel, daily Leipziger Volkszeitung reported on Tuesday.