Wikileaks interview: ‘We are changing the game’

Wikileaks interview: ‘We are changing the game’

This week, the shadowy organisation Wikileaks caused a sensation – and a scandal – by publishing 92,000 classified US documents on the Afghanistan war. Berliner Daniel Schmitt is one of just two public faces to this mysterious group of former hackers. He spoke to The Local.

Retail sales drop for June as consumers remain cautious

Retail sales drop for June as consumers remain cautious

German retail sales fell by 0.9 percent in June from the previous month, according to provisional figures published Friday by the National Statistics Office (Destatis), following a sharp rise the previous month.

Summer heat to return for weekend

Summer heat to return for weekend

Warm summer weather will return to the country just in time for the weekend and stay until the work week begins again, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Friday.

Poo smears, swastikas breach inmate rights

Poo smears, swastikas breach inmate rights

Prisoners have a right to protection against offensive symbols such as neo-Nazi graffiti and gross breaches of hygiene such as excrement smeared on their cell walls, Germany's constitutional court ruled Friday.

Audi looks to China for sales records as price war brews

Audi looks to China for sales records as price war brews

German luxury car maker Audi, owned by Volkswagen, said Friday it was aiming for record sales this year with help from China where a price war might be brewing with rivals BMW and Daimler.

Ahoy! A shipload of weekend fun in Hamburg ahead

Ahoy! A shipload of weekend fun in Hamburg ahead

Half a million maritime enthusiasts are expected at Hamburg’s harbour this weekend to see a display of grand proportions – six giant ocean liners carving up the water against the background of a blue light festival.

Conservatives blast Westerwelle over Turkey EU bid

Conservatives blast Westerwelle over Turkey EU bid

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has angered conservatives in his own government coalition this week by keeping open the possibility of full European Union membership for Turkey.

Germany wins double-gold at European championships

Germany wins double-gold at European championships

Germany scored double-gold Thursday night at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona, taking first place in both the women’s 100 metres sprint and the javelin throw.

Skilled migrants urgently needed, says minister

Skilled migrants urgently needed, says minister

With Germany industry facing a looming skills shortage, Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle revealed on Friday he was planning a major recruitment drive to attract skilled migrants.

Mayor’s own party turns against him

Mayor’s own party turns against him

Embattled Duisburg Mayor Adolf Sauerland faced demands to resign from his own conservative party on Friday over the Love Parade tragedy that left 21 people dead.