Greens call for national Stuttgart 21 protests

Greens call for national Stuttgart 21 protests

Following Stuttgart 21 demonstrations that turned violent in Baden-Württemberg’s state capital, the environmentalist Green party on Friday called for nationwide protests against the controversial rail project.

Germany to advise South Korea on future reunification

Germany to advise South Korea on future reunification

Germany will advise South Korea on how to prepare for reunification with North Korea, should the Pyongyang communist regime collapse, the Interior Ministry announced on Friday.

Hesse to improve nuclear reactor safety after doubts emerge

Hesse to improve nuclear reactor safety after doubts emerge

After doubts about the safety standards of an ageing nuclear reactor in the state of Hesse emerged this week, the state's government announced Friday the plant would get a safety overhaul.

‘Don’t get cocky,’ IMF head warns Germany

‘Don’t get cocky,’ IMF head warns Germany

The head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, warned Germany on Friday not to get overconfident about its stellar rebound, saying he doubted the economy could continue to grow so strongly.

BMW recalls more than 350,000 vehicles in US and UK

BMW recalls more than 350,000 vehicles in US and UK

German luxury automaker BMW said Friday it was recalling 350,800 BMW and Rolls-Royce vehicles worldwide owing to brake problems a spokesman stressed were "without danger."

Media roundup: Can cold water quell hot tempers in Stuttgart?

Media roundup: Can cold water quell hot tempers in Stuttgart?

There is growing unease that protests in Stuttgart are spiralling out of control. How can students and elderly protesters become the targets of water cannons and pepper spray, papers in The Local's Media Roundup asked on Friday.

‘If I got paid for every smile I’d be a rich man’

‘If I got paid for every smile I’d be a rich man’

The Local’s series "The New Berliners" explores the lives of immigrants from around the world in Germany’s capital. For the second installment, Julia Lipkins spoke with the musician Joe C. from the United States.

Left-wing violence feared for Unity Day

Left-wing violence feared for Unity Day

An intelligence chief warned on Friday that left-wing extremist violence could break out when the 20th anniversary of Germany’s reunification is celebrated this weekend in Bremen.

At least 116 injured in Stuttgart clash

At least 116 injured in Stuttgart clash

The first trees were felled in the disputed park at the centre of the Stuttgart 21 project early Friday morning as it emerged that at least 116 protestors were injured in the previous day’s clash with police.

Bin Laden personally ordered latest terror plot

Bin Laden personally ordered latest terror plot

Al-Qaida boss Osama bin Laden personally directed the plot uncovered by western intelligence this week to launch attacks on Germany and other European countries, a Friday media report said.

Photos show the Inner German border, then and now

Photos show the Inner German border, then and now

Nearly 30 years ago, a hobby photographer set out to photograph the entire border between East and West Germany. Six years ago he resumed the project, snapping the same places to show how strikingly times have changed.