Leftie cakes too much for Joschka Fischer

Leftie cakes too much for Joschka Fischer

Former German Foreign Minister and one-time street fighter Joschka Fischer has cancelled a speech about improving the world – after left wingers threatened to show up and throw shoes and cake at him.

Police track phone to find child abuse suspect

Police track phone to find child abuse suspect

German police hunting a man who sexually abused an eight-year-old girl in the toilet of her Berlin school have arrested a man with the help of high-tech tracking technology. His home was raided by a commando team of armed police.

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Moving from one country to another is hard work and stressful. Hiring a good removal company is your first step. Here are a few more tips for making the move as easy as possible.

French cat hitches ride to Munich

French cat hitches ride to Munich

Curiosity did not kill Quincy the cat, but it did leave him mightily confused after he hopped into a van to explore it near his home in Paris, and found himself driven to Munich 850 kilometres away.

Abu Dhabi closes German think tank

Abu Dhabi closes German think tank

Germany said Friday it was trying to work with the United Arab Emirates to resolve a dispute over the closing of a think tank with close ties to Chancellor Angela Merkel's party, in Abu Dhabi.

Police back to square one in child murder case

Police back to square one in child murder case

German police have released their only suspect for the murder of 11-year-old Lena, whose body was found in a multi-storey car park last Sunday morning. Despite a conflicting alibi, other evidence has now ruled the 17-year-old out.

Study: Deutsch delays dementia

Study: Deutsch delays dementia

Ex-pats in Germany who are putting off language lessons have just been handed another reason to dive in and learn Deutsch - speaking a second language keeps dementia symptoms at bay, scientists say.

Government tackles holiday petrol price hikes

Government tackles holiday petrol price hikes

Higher petrol prices just as school holidays start could be a thing of the past, with the German government taking steps to stop fuel firms taking advantage of people’s travel plans.

‘No’ to help for Schlecker staff turns political

‘No’ to help for Schlecker staff turns political

As around 10,000 workers at drugstore chain Schlecker found dismissal letters in their post boxes on Friday, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition was riven by the refusal of her partner party to support a programme to help staff.

Chunnel charges hit Frankfurt-London link

Chunnel charges hit Frankfurt-London link

Plans to run fast German trains from Frankfurt to London, long dogged by delay and difficulty, have been hit with another problem – it will cost so much to send the trains through the Channel Tunnel, the entire project could be unprofitable.

Germany’s April Fools’ Day Gold

Germany’s April Fools’ Day Gold

As April Fools' Day approaches, this week’s Local List runs through some of the better jokes cooked up in Germany for the traditional day of jokes.