Germany drives EU growth past America

Germany drives EU growth past America

Europe's economy outpaced the United States and Japan in the second quarter, EU data showed Thursday, but analysts warned that the German-powered growth would likely lose steam in the second half.

‘Generation porno’ more chaste than debased

‘Generation porno’ more chaste than debased

Teens today may not be growing up too quickly after all. A new study on German youth sexuality revealed on Thursday that boys and girls are waiting longer to have sex and then having less of it than they were just five years ago.

Court rules sacking man for charging e-scooter unlawful

Court rules sacking man for charging e-scooter unlawful

The state of North Rhine-Westphalia’s labour court ruled on Thursday that a company had acted unlawfully when it fired an employee of 19-years for using less than two cents worth of electricity to charge up his scooter.

Samsung unveils wannabe iPad killer

Samsung unveils wannabe iPad killer

Samsung on Thursday unveiled a gadget at the IFA electronics trade fair in Berlin that it hopes will eventually rival Apple's highly successful iPad tablet PC.

Vegetarian activists dupe media with ‘cannibal eatery’ hoax

Vegetarian activists dupe media with ‘cannibal eatery’ hoax

Vegetarian activists exposed their hoax on the German media on Thursday, revealing a new Berlin restaurant supposedly looking for human 'donors' was a public relations stunt to highlight the human cost of eating meat.

What’s on in Germany: September 2 – 8

What’s on in Germany: September 2 – 8

This Week's Highlights: A celebration of street art in Hamburg, a wine festival in Frankfurt, and "Music Week" in Berlin.

Wayfaring restaurant creates enchanted garden in Berlin

Wayfaring restaurant creates enchanted garden in Berlin

Hidden in the wilds of a Berlin community garden, a vagabond ‘pop-up’ restaurant has risen from the urban greenery. Arsalan Mohammad ventured through “The Pale Blue Door” to find a fanciful culinary experience.

Deutsche Bahn eyes Chunnel link to UK

Deutsche Bahn eyes Chunnel link to UK

German railway Deutsche Bahn, seeking to expand European services, announced this week it will test its high-speed ICE train in the Channel Tunnel between Britain and France in October.

Bundesbank backs Sarrazin’s dismissal

Bundesbank backs Sarrazin’s dismissal

The Bundesbank's leadership on Thursday backed the dismissal of board member Thilo Sarrazin for his controversial remarks on race and immigration. President Christian Wulff had already signalled support for his removal.

Very superstitious: Evil eyes, birthmarks and blindness

Very superstitious: Evil eyes, birthmarks and blindness

Giving birth while living abroad can be a daunting prospect. The fourth instalment of the Local's series Motherhood in the Fatherland follows expectant mum Sabine Devins as she handles the cultural quirks of having a baby in Germany.

German firm at heart of US tainted honey probe

German firm at heart of US tainted honey probe

The US government announced criminal charges Wednesday against executives from six German and Chinese companies accused of smuggling antibiotic-tainted Chinese honey in order to avoid import duties.