Non-traditional names linked to teacher discrimination

Non-traditional names linked to teacher discrimination

Charlotte or Chantal? From the moment they first read the school register, teachers could already be unfairly prejudiced against certain children, a new study from the University of Oldenberg revealed this week.

Sources say German officer violated protocol in deadly air strike

Sources say German officer violated protocol in deadly air strike

NATO officials have accused a German officer of giving false information to the alliance when he ordered a deadly air strike in Afghanistan, daily Financial Times Deutschland said Friday.

Stuttgart Ice Age show puts world’s oldest art on display

Stuttgart Ice Age show puts world’s oldest art on display

The oldest works of art in the world went on display on Friday in Stuttgart as part of a major Ice Age exhibition. Some of the spectacular artefacts, found over past years in the Swabian Alb, are being shown for the first time.

Teen attacker planned Ansbach school rampage

Teen attacker planned Ansbach school rampage

Police said on Friday they still didn’t know the motive of an axe-wielding 18-year-old who injured nine students and one teacher at a school in Ansbach, Bavaria despite finding letters showing he planned the rampage.

The FDP’s Serkan Tören: ‘I didn’t want to leave the choices to others’

The FDP’s Serkan Tören: ‘I didn’t want to leave the choices to others’

With the September 27 election approaching, The Local's continues its series of interviews with candidates for parliament with non-German backgrounds. Serkan Tören is a Turkish-born lawyer in Hamburg running for a seat in Bundestag for the Free Democrats.

Eastern town turns Stasi training camp into tourist playground

Eastern town turns Stasi training camp into tourist playground

Once a Stasi security training ground, the former East German city of Kallinchen is now dominated by thousands of tourists, including those drawn to a historic nudist camp and the re-purposed secret police facility.

S-Bahn commuter train collides with turnip truck

S-Bahn commuter train collides with turnip truck

One man is dead after an S-Bahn commuter train near the Lower Saxony town of Weetzen collided with a crop transport truck early on Friday morning, according to the police.

Bundesrat approves Lisbon reform treaty

Bundesrat approves Lisbon reform treaty

The EU's Lisbon reform treaty cleared a major hurdle on Friday as Germany's upper house approved laws paving the way to its ratification following months of political wrangling and heated debate.

Merkel responds to Opel protectionism charges

Merkel responds to Opel protectionism charges

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended her government's decision to aid of auto maker Opel, which has sparked accusations of protectionism.

‘Gay Sunday’ kicks off first Oktoberfest weekend

‘Gay Sunday’ kicks off first Oktoberfest weekend

Gay Sunday, the homosexual “mega event” giving new meaning to men in leather trousers at Munich’s Oktoberfest, takes place each year on the first weekend of the world-famous Bavarian beer bash.