Irish Setter delivers 18- pup ‘litter of the century’

Irish Setter delivers 18- pup ‘litter of the century’

An Irish Setter in the northern German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has delivered an astonishing litter of 18 puppies that breeders are calling the litter of the century, media reports said Thursday.

Famous Hitler rally picture probably faked

Famous Hitler rally picture probably faked

A famous 1914 photo showing a young Adolf Hitler in the thick of the crowd at a First World War rally – which the Nazis later used as a propaganda picture – was probably faked, German media said Thursday.

Breaking and entering with Germany’s ‘urban explorers’

Breaking and entering with Germany’s ‘urban explorers’

A growing number of Germans have taken up a new hobby they call “urban exploration,” by breaking and entering crumbling structures to create photo documentations of the historic spaces. But property owners aren’t amused.

Berlin’s unwanted Roma

Berlin’s unwanted Roma

France's expulsions of Roma have caused international outrage, but what's life like in Germany for the people once known as Gypsies? Robert Rigney explored Berlin's Roma community for Exberliner magazine.

First university Islamic studies courses unveiled

First university Islamic studies courses unveiled

Education Minister Annette Schavan announced on Thursday that the universities of Tübingen, Münster and Osnabrück would offer Germany’s first Islamic studies courses – part of the government’s effort to curb extremist views.

Fashioning a bright future

Fashioning a bright future

The Local’s series Made in Germany presents the best the country has to offer, including the Berlin fashion label c.neeon.

Economy steams towards record growth

Economy steams towards record growth

Germany's booming economy will expand this year at a rate not seen since reunification, the country's top economic institutes said on Thursday.

Earthworm salad served at Kremlin dinner for President Wulff

Earthworm salad served at Kremlin dinner for President Wulff

Russian officials have been left red-faced after a salad containing a live earthworm was served at a dinner in honour of German President Christian Wulff, media reported Thursday.

What’s on in Germany: October 14 – 20

What’s on in Germany: October 14 – 20

This week's highlights: Photography in Berlin, Bollywood in Hamburg, and museums at nighttime in Munich.

Millions of bank card customers caught in data scandal

Millions of bank card customers caught in data scandal

The bank data and shopping behaviour of up to 14 million customers in Germany has been systematically gathered and used to promote loyalty programmes, a media report said on Wednesday night.

Guttenberg ‘the future’ say young conservatives

Guttenberg ‘the future’ say young conservatives

The head of the Christian Democrats' youth wing has delivered a stinging blow to the leadership of Angela Merkel, slamming the party’s centrist direction and describing Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg as the best hope for conservatism.

CSU hardens stance against immigration

CSU hardens stance against immigration

The general secretary of the Christian Social Union has declared that “Germany is not an immigration country,” signalling that the Bavarian conservatives were defiantly standing their ground over recent attacks on immigrants.