Police and activists gear up for nuclear showdown

Police and activists gear up for nuclear showdown

German police and protesters geared up Monday for the final journey of a shipment of 123 tonnes of nuclear waste that drew a wave of angry protests during its much-delayed trip from France.

Adidas aims to outgrow Nike

Adidas aims to outgrow Nike

German sports apparel giant Adidas laid down a three-striped gauntlet to US archrival Nike on Monday, saying it aimed to outgrow the world number one over the next five years.

Woman sailor dies in Gorch Fock training accident

Woman sailor dies in Gorch Fock training accident

A 25-year-old woman cadet has been killed after a fall from the rigging of the German navy’s famous training ship, the Gorch Fock, officials said on Monday.

Cutting to the chase in Solingen

Cutting to the chase in Solingen

The Local’s series Made in Germany presents the best the country has to offer, including the knives from Solingen’s Zwilling J.A. Henckels.

‘Degenerate’ sculptures found beneath Berlin

‘Degenerate’ sculptures found beneath Berlin

Sculptures thought lost after the Nazis confiscated them for being “degenerate art” have been discovered right in front of Berlin's City Hall during excavation work for a new metro line.

Westerwelle calls Gaza blockade ‘unacceptable’

Westerwelle calls Gaza blockade ‘unacceptable’

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said Monday the blockade of the Gaza Strip only serves to strengthen extremists and urged Israel to allow exports from the impoverished territory.

Train kills Jehovah’s Witness stabbing suspect

Train kills Jehovah’s Witness stabbing suspect

A fugitive 22-year-old believed to have stabbed another man to death at a Frankfurt centre for Jehovah’s Witnesses over the weekend has been killed by a train, police said on Monday.

Exporters shift back into top gear

Exporters shift back into top gear

The German export machine shifted back in top gear in September, official data showed on Monday, boosting further the country's hefty trade surplus despite the strong euro.

The longest last name in Germany? Ottovordemgentschenfelde

The longest last name in Germany? Ottovordemgentschenfelde

Filling out official paperwork is a “nightmare,” says Bernd Ottovordemgentschenfelde. According to a media report on Monday, the 45-year-old Rhineland resident has the longest last name in Germany.

Sinkhole filled, but residents not allowed to return

Sinkhole filled, but residents not allowed to return

One week after an enormous sinkhole opened up in the Thuringia community of Schmalkalden, authorities said Monday that the hole had been filled, but the area remained too unstable for residents to return.

Police clear anti-nuclear blockade overnight

Police clear anti-nuclear blockade overnight

A train carrying over 100 tonnes of nuclear waste completed its journey to Germany, setting up a final showdown between police and protestors Monday before the dangerous cargo is deposited underground.

Enke’s suicide changed little in German sports, expert says

Enke’s suicide changed little in German sports, expert says

Germany goalkeeper Robert Enke’s tragic suicide has changed little in “brutal” professional football, a leading sports philosophy professor said, ahead of the anniversary of his death on Wednesday.

Scandinavian living in Berlin
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Scandinavian living in Berlin

The Danes have returned to Spandau near Berlin. This time, they are not negotiating political solutions, but conquering the waterfront with Scandinavian architecture and modern living.