Germans join internet blackout protest

Germans join internet blackout protest

German political and tech groups blacked out their websites on Wednesday, in support of protests against proposed American laws critics say could hamper the free exchange of information online.

German firms ‘still failing to promote women’

German firms ‘still failing to promote women’

German firms are failing to put more women in top jobs, a new study shows – despite figures demonstrating that companies with women managers perform better than those run only by men.

Pony kicks escaped cheetah in face

Pony kicks escaped cheetah in face

A cheetah which escaped from its enclosure in a German zoo and attacked a pony is recovering in a cage after getting a hoof in the face.

At least two Germans killed in Ethiopia attack

At least two Germans killed in Ethiopia attack

At least two German tourists were killed on Tuesday in an attack on a group of foreigners visiting a remote part of Ethiopia, the German government confirmed on Wednesday.

The Local’s top ten German novelists

The Local’s top ten German novelists

In this week's Local List we run through our favourite German novelists. It was no mean feat to pick just 10 in a country which has produced arguably some of the world's most influential literature.

Sadist pimp ‘hurt women with his metal genitals’

Sadist pimp ‘hurt women with his metal genitals’

A sadistic pimp not only beat the women he forced into prostitution – he had turned his genitalia into a weapon with metal implants and used it to hurt them further, a court in Frankfurt has heard.

Tropical island warmth – in icy Germany

Tropical island warmth – in icy Germany

The long, dark nights and short, chilly days of January in Germany can fuel dreams of running off to a tropical island. People living in or near Berlin can hop on the train and have a day out on one. Hannah Cleaver investigated.

Football head: Gay players welcome

Football head: Gay players welcome

The head of the German Football Association has called on gay football stars to come out of the closet and openly declare their homosexuality.

Cost of nuke phase-out ‘could near €2 trillion’

Cost of nuke phase-out ‘could near €2 trillion’

Tech giant Siemens has warned that Germany’s nuclear phase-out could cost the country nearly €2 trillion by 2030, much higher than previously estimated.

Chinese poised to take German tourism crown

Chinese poised to take German tourism crown

Germans are world champions of travel, spending more than €60 billion on trips abroad last year – but the Chinese could soon overtake them, according to Commerzbank statistics released Tuesday.