The midwife: Your best friend in natal care

The midwife: Your best friend in natal care

Giving birth while living abroad can be a daunting prospect. The fifth 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.

WeTab CEO resigns after fake Amazon reviews emerge

WeTab CEO resigns after fake Amazon reviews emerge

The CEO of the German firm behind the iPad competitor “WeTab” has stepped down after it was exposed this week he covertly wrote glowing reviews of the tablet PC on Amazon, the online retailer confirmed on Tuesday.

MTV Germany to become subscriber-only station

MTV Germany to become subscriber-only station

MTV in Germany is set to become a subscriber-only channel in January 2011 in a bid to encourage growth and lead an industry-wide trend, the company announced on Tuesday.

German farm girls calendar offers rustic erotica

German farm girls calendar offers rustic erotica

Milking a cow in lingerie? Handling a scythe in only a bra and panties? The 2011 edition of a calendar showing scantily clad German farm girls has just been released for fans of rustic erotica.

Conservatives slam Wulff for Islam remarks

Conservatives slam Wulff for Islam remarks

Leading conservative German politicians assailed President Christian Wulff on Tuesday for comments intimating Islam had gained a status comparable to Christianity and Judaism in Germany.

Löw calls Schweinsteiger a World Cup victim

Löw calls Schweinsteiger a World Cup victim

Germany coach Joachim Löw said Tuesday football's top stars have not had enough time to recover from the World Cup and pointed to Bastian Schweinsteiger's ankle injury as an example of the problem.

Concert-goers rate clean toilets above sound quality

Concert-goers rate clean toilets above sound quality

Many Germans care more about whether a concert venue has clean toilets than the quality of the music, according to a consumer report released this week.

State government offers olive branch to Stuttgart protestors

State government offers olive branch to Stuttgart protestors

The Baden-Württemberg state government has extended a gesture of conciliation to opponents of the Stuttgart 21 rail project, announcing on Monday evening that the south wing of the train station would not be demolished as planned.

German terrorists pose serious threat, police union leader warns

German terrorists pose serious threat, police union leader warns

Germany’s police union leader Konrad Freiberg said Tuesday that he was taking this week’s terrorist attack warnings very seriously, explaining that the number of Islamists receiving training in Afghanistan and Pakistan has spiked recently.

Germany’s Max Planck funds new Canadian physics centre

Germany’s Max Planck funds new Canadian physics centre

German and Canadian scientists have announced plans to open an advanced research centre on semiconductors, metals, magnetic materials and other aspects of quantum physics.