Momus speaks: ‘Berlin is potentially a very provincial city’

Momus speaks: ‘Berlin is potentially a very provincial city’

Following a seminar organised by Exberliner magazine as part of Berlin's Music Week, The Local's Ruth Michaelson caught up with the thinking man's musician Momus to discuss the growing influence of expats on the city's creative scene.

Summery respite in store for weekend

Summery respite in store for weekend

The cool and rainy start to autumn will take a short break over the weekend, with sunny skies and late-summer temperatures expected, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Friday.

Crematorium probe exposes harvesting corpses for gold teeth

Crematorium probe exposes harvesting corpses for gold teeth

An investigation of crematorium employees in Hamburg accused of harvesting gold teeth and jewellery from customer corpses has uncovered a sensitive topic that the majority of German morticians refuse to address publicly, a funeral industry newspaper reported on Friday.

VW sales growth slows as global demand softens

VW sales growth slows as global demand softens

Sales growth by Europe's biggest automaker, Volkswagen, eased slightly in August as global car markets soften, VW figures released on Friday showed.

Tubby German smokers avoid marriage and kids, EU figures show

Tubby German smokers avoid marriage and kids, EU figures show

An average German is likely to be a fat, childless, unmarried smoker, according to 2010 European Union demographic statistics released this week.

The Best of Berlin in September

The Best of Berlin in September

Exberliner, Berlin's leading English-language magazine, in September goes the distance at the Marathon, finds creative wood furniture, and joins the cult of multiculti broadcasting.

Deutsche Bank reportedly to unveil €9-billion rights issue

Deutsche Bank reportedly to unveil €9-billion rights issue

Deutsche Bank is set to raise up to €9 billion through a rights issue to bolster its capital as global banking regulators finalise tough new rules for the industry, a report said Friday.

Conservative wants German language enshrined in constitution

Conservative wants German language enshrined in constitution

As the debate about immigration and integration rages on in Germany, conservative Bavarian politician Alexander Dobrindt said on Friday that the country must protect the German language in its constitution.

Health Ministry plans threaten 20,000 jobs, hospital group claims

Health Ministry plans threaten 20,000 jobs, hospital group claims

The German hospital association (DKG) on Friday accused Health Minister Philipp Rösler of endangering his countrymen and some 20,000 hospital jobs with his plans to cut costs in the health industry.

Sarrazin steps down

Sarrazin steps down

Bundesbank board member Thilo Sarrazin resigned late on Thursday after causing weeks of uproar with inflammatory comments on immigrants and Jews.