British school in Berlin gives students a head start
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British school in Berlin gives students a head start

Providing international qualifications, tuition in English, a multicultural environment and lots of extra-curricular activities, a British school in Berlin prepares students for an international life.

Merkel: banks need cash

Merkel: banks need cash

As Chancellor Angela Merkel prepared to meet leading European finance figures in Berlin on Thursday evening, she stressed the need for a secure currency system to ensure economic growth.

German taxis rank well for service but poorly on price

German taxis rank well for service but poorly on price

Taxi customers in Munich, Cologne and Berlin get some of the best service in Europe – but pay for the privilege with some of the highest prices, according to test results published on Thursday by motorists’ organisation ADAC.

Özil wants to sit out Turkey football clash

Özil wants to sit out Turkey football clash

One of Germany’s high-profile ethnic Turkish footballers, Mesut Özil, has asked to sit out Friday’s match against Turkey to avoid angry Turkish fans – but has been told he has to play.

Germans remember Steve Jobs with flowers at Apple shops

Germans remember Steve Jobs with flowers at Apple shops

People laid flowers outside Apple shops in Germany in memory of the computer company’s dead founder Steve Jobs, who died aged 56 on Wednesday.

The Local’s guide to German castles

The Local’s guide to German castles

Kicking off a month focusing on Germany’s castles, palaces and crumbling ruins, The Local introduces 12 of the best – and one of the spookiest – royal locales.

Book publisher challenges Amazon by launching a €40 e-reader

Book publisher challenges Amazon by launching a €40 e-reader

A German book publisher is challenging Amazon and other electronic book makers by releasing a no-frills e-reader which undercuts the Kindle by nearly €40 euros.

Anger at Polish plans for nuke plants near Berlin

Anger at Polish plans for nuke plants near Berlin

Authorities in the north east of Germany are preparing for uproar at Polish plans to build a nuclear power station near the border.

What’s on in Germany: October 6 – 12

What’s on in Germany: October 6 – 12

This Week's Highlights: Max Liebermann in Hamburg, Samuel Beckett in Munich, and an ancient metropolis comes to life in Berlin.

Consumer group warns of dangerous supplements

Consumer group warns of dangerous supplements

Nearly one in three food supplements Germans can buy online from other countries contain dangerous or illegal substances, a consumer group has warned.

Government doubles civil servants’ Christmas bonuses

Government doubles civil servants’ Christmas bonuses

The German government will double civil servants’ Christmas money next year, in a turnaround of austerity measures introduced in 2006.

Namibian skulls’ return prompt new demands

Namibian skulls’ return prompt new demands

A national commemoration on Wednesday for 20 Namibian skulls seized by Imperial Germany a century ago provoked emotional calls for reparations for colonial-era abuses.