Protest blocks nuclear waste train headed for Germany

Protest blocks nuclear waste train headed for Germany

Anti-nuclear protestors chained themselves to train tracks in France on Friday, blocking a nuclear waste delivery billed by opponents as the “most radioactive in history” on its way to Germany.

Psychedelic Berlin art show hosts live reindeer, canaries and mice

Psychedelic Berlin art show hosts live reindeer, canaries and mice

A fantastical exhibition by renowned artist Carsten Höller featuring live reindeer, canaries, mice and flies opened Friday at Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof contemporary art museum. “Soma” also offers the chance for a limited number of guests to overnight in a bed suspended above the animals for €1,000.

Police arrest Islamist bomb threat suspect

Police arrest Islamist bomb threat suspect

German police arrested a man on Friday over videos published on the Internet threatening bomb attacks unless an Islamist jailed earlier this year is released, authorities said.

BMW puts €400m into electric car race

BMW puts €400m into electric car race

The world's leading luxury car maker, BMW, said on Friday it will invest €400 million by 2013 to produce an electric car as German manufacturers try to catch up with global rivals.

US has lost its way, Schäuble thunders

US has lost its way, Schäuble thunders

Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble removed his diplomatic gloves on Friday, blasting the United States’ decision to go ahead with a massive economic stimulus measure that could harm Germany.

Noisy children most likely to annoy wealthier tenants

Noisy children most likely to annoy wealthier tenants

Rich Germans are more likely to get riled up about noisy children in apartment buildings than people on lower incomes, a survey has found.

Boar piglet learns to moo with new cow family

Boar piglet learns to moo with new cow family

A wild boar piglet that strayed from its family has found a new home with a herd of Galloway cattle in the German state of Lower Saxony, learning to moo and even suckle from the cows for nourishment, media reports said this week.

Women’s equality stronger in former east, study finds

Women’s equality stronger in former east, study finds

People in the former East German states have more progressive views of working mothers than their counterparts in the west, and eastern women are more likely to juggle work and family successfully, a study has found.

‘Going back is so foreign – I speak Polish with a German accent’

‘Going back is so foreign – I speak Polish with a German accent’

The Local’s series "The New Berliners" explores the lives of immigrants from around the world in Germany’s capital. For the seventh installment, Julia Lipkins spoke with Goska Soluch from Poland.

Boris Becker ordered to pay pastor for wedding

Boris Becker ordered to pay pastor for wedding

A Swiss court has told German tennis legend Boris Becker to pay the minister who presided over his celebrity wedding a fee of €1,450 after settling a long-running dispute.

Income tax could vary by city under government plan

Income tax could vary by city under government plan

Germans could pay different income tax rates according to where they live under a plan being drafted by Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, media reported Friday.

Hospital, birthing house or at home? Delivery options in Germany

Hospital, birthing house or at home? Delivery options in Germany

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