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TILIA Living Resort in Berlin: a vacation in your own home

Living a stone's throw from the heart of the city, while surrounded by nature: that's the reality of life at a new ecologically sound housing development in Berlin.

Auto sales race ahead for March

Auto sales race ahead for March

Germany's giant auto economy continued to roar ahead in March, the sector federation VDA said Monday, with an 11-percent-jump in new car registrations compared to the same period last year.

Kafka’s letters bought by German archive

Kafka’s letters bought by German archive

More than 100 letters that the great German-language author Franz Kafka wrote to his sister will go on display in Baden-Württemberg after they were bought by the German Literature Archive Marbach.

Submarine helps in Air France salvage

Submarine helps in Air France salvage

Bodies of people killed in the Air France plane that crashed in the Atlantic near Brazil in 2009 have been found, French officials said Monday. Their search for the wreckage and victims – among them 28 Germans – was aided by a robot from a Kiel institute.

Finding company when you’re a freelancer

Finding company when you’re a freelancer

Freelancers and entrepreneurs tired of working in their pyjamas or nursing a cold cappuccino are coming together in communal offices. David Sharp reports on the hot trend among Germany's self-employed.

New files reveal bungled Nazi submarine mission to US

New files reveal bungled Nazi submarine mission to US

A Nazi submarine mission to the United States during World War II that aimed to unleash a wave of terror ended in farce after being hit by a series of disasters, newly released files showed Monday.

Berlin condemns arrest of Chinese artist

Berlin condemns arrest of Chinese artist

Germany expressed its "great concern" on Monday about the detention of Ai Weiwei, a prominent Chinese artist and outspoken critic of the regime in Beijing who was planning to set up a studio in Berlin.

Lucky lotto player wins €24.8-million jackpot

Lucky lotto player wins €24.8-million jackpot

A lucky lotto player from Stuttgart has become the third-biggest winner in German history by snaring a €24.8-million jackpot on Saturday.

German media roundup: Westerwelle steps down

German media roundup: Westerwelle steps down

The political body blows that have rained down on Free Democrats leader Guido Westerwelle for more than a year have finally taken their toll. But can his party recover? The Local’s press round-up gauges the debate.

Electricity imports making up for nuclear suspension

Electricity imports making up for nuclear suspension

Electricity shortfalls created by the German government's suspension of seven old nuclear reactors is being filled by a jump in imports from neighbouring countries, the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) said Monday.

Women’s boxing champ shot by stepfather

Women’s boxing champ shot by stepfather

World champion German boxer Rola El-Halabi is unlikely ever to fight again after she was shot repeatedly by her stepfather in her dressing room before a bout on Friday night.

Wolfsburg squeak out of relegation zone

Wolfsburg squeak out of relegation zone

Former Bundesliga champions VfL Wolfsburg moved a step closer to safety on Sunday with a late equaliser to draw 1-1 at home with Eintracht Frankfurt, despite having been reduced to 10 men.

Rösler frontrunner for new FDP leader

Rösler frontrunner for new FDP leader

Health Minister Philipp Rösler was shaping up Monday morning as the most likely new leader of the Free Democrats as the business-friendly party geared up for generational change and tough times ahead.