Water cannons turned on Stuttgart 21 protestors

Water cannons turned on Stuttgart 21 protestors

Police turned water cannons and pepper spray on Stuttgart 21 protestors on Thursday in a dramatic escalation of tensions over the controversial rail construction project.

RAF’s Becker silent as murder trial opens

RAF’s Becker silent as murder trial opens

Former Baader-Meinhof gang member Verena Becker stubbornly kept her silence at the opening of her trial Thursday for her alleged role in murdering West Germany's top prosecutor during the far-left group's 1970s campaign of violence.

Mystery kangaroo put down after car collision

Mystery kangaroo put down after car collision

Veterinarians in Lower Saxony were forced to euthanise a kangaroo on Wednesday after the mystery animal bounced in front of a car and suffered a severe broken leg.

Driver ‘didn’t know grenades were illegal’

Driver ‘didn’t know grenades were illegal’

Dortmund police found two Bundeswehr practice hand-grenades Wednesday night in the car of a 30-year-old man who had been driving around with the explosives in his possession for several years.

What’s on in Germany: September 30 – October 6

What’s on in Germany: September 30 – October 6

This week's highlights: Classic cars cruise into Frankfurt, Beatles movies play in Hamburg, and Berlin celebrates German Unity Day.

Jobless rate plunges towards 3m mark

Jobless rate plunges towards 3m mark

The number of unemployed people in Germany fell twice as fast as expected in September and is now poised to drop below the psychological barrier of 3 million, official data showed on Thursday.

German politicians slam Dutch pact with Geert Wilders’ far-right party

German politicians slam Dutch pact with Geert Wilders’ far-right party

German politicians on both sides of the spectrum have expressed deep unease over the Netherlands’ conservative parties' decisions to strike a tentative power deal with the far-right populist Geert Wilders.

Celebrating the late blossoms of reunification

Celebrating the late blossoms of reunification

Just because most Germans are likely to mark the 20th anniversary of reunification this week with a shrug doesn’t mean there’s nothing to celebrate, writes The Local’s Marc Young.

Brandenburg still fighting off floodwaters

Brandenburg still fighting off floodwaters

Hundreds of rescue workers continued to fight flooding in eastern Germany on Thursday, stacking sandbags and urging thousands of residents to evacuate their homes in the state of Brandenburg.

Most Germans see Muslims as a burden

Most Germans see Muslims as a burden

More than half of Germans see Muslim immigrants as a drag on the country, a poll published Thursday has found.

Popular new TV drama dubbed East German ‘Dallas’

Popular new TV drama dubbed East German ‘Dallas’

The first television series about everyday life in communist East Germany is creating a sensation 20 years after national unification, with the soap opera dubbed as entertaining as a Cold War "Dallas."

Steelworkers reach new wage agreement

Steelworkers reach new wage agreement

Some 85,000 steel industry workers in northwestern Germany will get a raise this autumn after their unions reached an agreement with employers on Thursday morning.

Becker trial to review Baader-Meinhof killing

Becker trial to review Baader-Meinhof killing

A trial starting on Thursday will dredge up the Baader-Meinhof gang's reign of terror three decades ago, a bloody period that shook West Germany's political system to its foundations.