Swiss MP threatens fire with fire over bank data

Swiss MP threatens fire with fire over bank data

A Swiss member of parliament alleged Saturday that top German public officials had secret bank accounts in Switzerland and threatened to out them if Germany bought stolen data on tax dodgers.

Werner Herzog: ‘I am not an eccentric’

Werner Herzog: ‘I am not an eccentric’

Legendary German filmmaker Werner Herzog spoke with The Local’s Vera von Kreutzbruck as he began his role this week as jury President for the 60th Berlin International Film Festival.

Dresden forms human chain against neo-Nazis

Dresden forms human chain against neo-Nazis

Anti-Nazi demonstrators formed a human chain through Dresden Saturday afternoon in protest against right-wing extremists gathered to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the allied bombing of the city.

More shoddy building uncovered in Cologne

More shoddy building uncovered in Cologne

Fresh claims that shoddy work practices caused the collapse of the historical Cologne archive building emerged Saturday, including a report that construction firms were skimping on concrete.

Metal employers’ group slams wage claim

Metal employers’ group slams wage claim

The head of the leading metal industry employers’ group, Gesamtmetall, has hit back against union demands for a wage rise, warning any pay claim was irresponsible when 700,000 jobs were at risk.

Three dead in Danish tour bus crash

Three dead in Danish tour bus crash

Three people were killed and an unknown number seriously injured overnight when a Danish tourist bus crashed in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, police said Saturday.

Schäuble talks down chances of welfare boost

Schäuble talks down chances of welfare boost

Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble dampened expectations on Saturday of a rise in Hartz IV unemployment benefits as a feisty debate continued within the government over the future of Germany’s welfare system.

‘Metropolis’ restored to pride of place in Berlin

‘Metropolis’ restored to pride of place in Berlin

"Metropolis" triumphantly came home to Berlin on Friday as the silent classic was shown in full for the first time since 1927 following the sensational 2008 discovery of key scenes thought lost for ever.

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How to lose a guy (or girl) for just €29.95

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