Blackface Obama billboard sparks outrage

Blackface Obama billboard sparks outrage

German comedian Martin Sonneborn is well-known for jokes bordering on the tasteless. But a satirical political billboard of him posing in blackface makeup as US President Barack Obama is sparking outrage.

Berlin’s Jewish Museum marks 10th anniversary

Berlin’s Jewish Museum marks 10th anniversary

Berlin's Jewish Museum is marking its first decade by asking the question “What does it mean to be German?” hosting a string of artistic events and throwing a giant birthday bash.

Lost Friedrich der Große sex poem uncovered

Lost Friedrich der Große sex poem uncovered

A poem about passionate sex written by Prussia's Friedrich der Große (Frederick the Great) has been unearthed after being archived and - perhaps deliberately - lost for hundreds of years.

ECB: Central banks boosting dollar liquidity

ECB: Central banks boosting dollar liquidity

The world's leading central banks have decided on joint action to provide banks with extra dollar liquidity, the European Central Bank said on Thursday.

Pfizer cutting hundreds of jobs

Pfizer cutting hundreds of jobs

The world’s biggest pharmaceutical firm Pfizer is cutting more than 500 jobs in Germany – around one in eight of the work places in the country, according to insiders who have spoken to the Handelsblatt newspaper.

‘It has more potential – Berlin can do more’

‘It has more potential – Berlin can do more’

Renate Künast is hoping to be elected the first Green mayor of Berlin on Sunday. The Local's friends at English-language magazine Exberliner spoke to her about her priorities for the German capital.

Village denies ignoring incest family horrors

Village denies ignoring incest family horrors

Residents of the Bavarian village where it emerged this week a man raped his daughter over a period of 34 years, fathering three children with her, say they are worried they will be stigmatized by the story – and blamed for not raising the alarm.

What’s on in Germany: September 15 – 21

What’s on in Germany: September 15 – 21

This Week's Highlights: Renaissance portraits in Berlin, an autumn festival in Frankfurt, and Oktoberfest parades in Munich.

Merkel and Sarkozy back Greece as worries mount

Merkel and Sarkozy back Greece as worries mount

Germany and France believe debt-ridden Greece's future lies in the eurozone, as Athens vows to stick to the harsh austerity measures needed for an EU bailout.

Deutsche Telekom seeks to fight US snooping

Deutsche Telekom seeks to fight US snooping

German communications giant Deutsche Telekom wants to introduce technology to help companies guard against US government snooping.

Rumours fly that Berlusconi insulted Merkel’s figure on phone

Rumours fly that Berlusconi insulted Merkel’s figure on phone

Italy's gaffe-prone Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi appears to have insulted German Chancellor Angela Merkel using a vulgar phrase about her figure during a recent phone call.

Small cars aim to challenge foreign rivals

Small cars aim to challenge foreign rivals

German carmakers will this week unveil a range of new small, fuel-efficient cars at the world's biggest motor show to challenge a market currently dominated by French and Asian rivals.