Scotsman to make history as state premier

Scotsman to make history as state premier

Part of a new, increasingly diverse generation of German politicians, half-Scottish David McAllister is set to become the new premier of Lower Saxony. He spoke to The Local.

The daily World Cup roundup

The daily World Cup roundup

The Local’s World Cup blog offers an outsider’s perspective on German football as Die Mannschaft goes for glory in South Africa. Don’t miss our daily roundup!

Beleaguered FDP vows to stay the course

Beleaguered FDP vows to stay the course

Shrugging off recent humiliating opinion poll ratings, Chancellor Angela Merkel's junior coalition partners, the Free Democrats (FDP), vowed Monday they would stick to their present policies and not veer off course following a top-level meeting of party bosses.

Germans eager to tame Argentina’s Messi

Germans eager to tame Argentina’s Messi

Less than 24 hours after their stunning 4-1 win over England, Germany were already planning for Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against Argentina - and how to contain Lionel Messi.

Most Germans undaunted by economic crisis

Most Germans undaunted by economic crisis

Less than one-third of Germans have felt personally affected by the global financial crisis, according to a new survey released on Monday.

Major films funded for overseas cinema push

Major films funded for overseas cinema push

In a push to build momentum for German cinema, films including Michael Haneke’s Palme d'Or winner, “The White Ribbon,” have received €101,000 in funding for major screenings abroad.

Demand for day care on the rise

Demand for day care on the rise

The demand for child day care is rising in Germany, but states are tackling the challenge with varying levels of investment and success, a new study showed on Monday.

Police recover stolen Caravaggio painting in Berlin

Police recover stolen Caravaggio painting in Berlin

German police said Monday they had recovered a 400-year-old painting attributed to Italian master Caravaggio worth tens of millions of euros stolen two years ago from a museum in Ukraine.

Leftists harass immigrants for supporting Germany

Leftists harass immigrants for supporting Germany

Leftist anarchists in Berlin have reportedly been harassing immigrants showing their support for the German football team during the World Cup, tearing down national flags and even setting one on fire.

German media roundup: Late revenge for Wembley?

German media roundup: Late revenge for Wembley?

Following Germany's crushing 4-1 World Cup victory over England, the newspapers in The Local's media roundup on Monday could hardly contain their joy.

Summer sun to last all week

Summer sun to last all week

The glorious summer weather enjoyed by much of the country over the weekend will likely stick around for the whole of this week and beyond, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Monday.

Conservatives suggest intelligence tests for immigrants

Conservatives suggest intelligence tests for immigrants

Conservatives said on Monday that humanitarian concerns should no longer be the only criteria in accepting immigrants into Germany and suggested they also be required to take an intelligence test.

Merkel scores victory at G20 summit

Merkel scores victory at G20 summit

Cheeks flushed, eyes shining, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was caught in a rare unguarded moment Sunday as she delighted in German victories on the football field and international stage.