A carnival association has dropped any characters who "black up" from their parade amid accusations of racism. Worried the troop might be attacked, police will escort them during the parade.
Moving abroad can be a big adjustment for anyone - and it's even harder when the move wasn't your choice. So how do you help your children settle in when your family makes the move?
Banning the burqa has nothing to do with the Bavarian government's care for women and everything to do with cynically bashing Islam in the build-up to elections, argues The Local reader Laeeqa Ahmed.
Don't let inaction or ignorance about your US tax obligations ruin the New Year.
The Greek debt crisis is back on the agenda again. With Athens needing yet more money to pay off its huge loans, Germany is once again being accused of prolonging the Hellenic tragedy.
Paris, Madrid, Berlin... For internationally-minded students, it can be tough to choose where to attend university. But at ESCP Europe – one of the top business schools in the world – you don't have to.
If, like the staff of The Local, you are constantly on the lookout for the best place to get a bit of nip and tuck, then luck no further than this list.
There are many ways to transfer money between countries – how do you choose? For Alicia, after trying several services, the answer was clear.
The number of people who died on German roads in 2016 was the lowest in six decades.
There's nothing like a little interior design to brighten up a brisk winter day! Here are 11 beautiful - yet affordable - European light fixtures bound to leave you in awe.
Donor countries have pledged $672 million (634 million euros) in emergency aid for people threatened by famine in the Lake Chad region.
Looking for work in Germany? Here's an opportunity that just might suit you.
Only days after a young Tunisian drove a truck into a Berlin Christmas market, the city's biggest hospital has sent relatives of the dead a threatening bill. They also had to wait much longer for official condolences.
Need to send money to family or friends overseas? Have funds in foreign accounts you need to access in your new home? Sending money abroad may be cheaper and faster than you might think.
The driver of a luxury Tesla car showed incredible speed of thought to perform a controlled crash when a nearby car starting swerving across the road.
Making the decision to move abroad isn't something to be taken lightly. There's plenty of boxes to be ticked, forms to be filled out, and general planning to be done. But where do you actually start?
Bottles of unlicensed "Diamond Vodka" have been found to have potentially deadly levels of methanol in them. Authorities have warned people not to drink from the bottles, and to go to hospital immediately if they feel any symptoms.
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A German court on Monday sentenced a South Korean woman to six years in jail for the death of her cousin who was beaten and suffocated during an attempted exorcism in a Frankfurt hotel room.
Good news for Angela Merkel, bad news for the far-right: New polls show the AfD falling below double digits for the first time in months, while Merkel's party still has its nose in front.
German airline Lufthansa said Wednesday it had agreed to boost pilots' salaries by 8.7 percent over four years, hoping to end years of disputes and costly walkouts by air crew.
If you are a professional worker or business leader in Germany, you're on an average salary of €52,000 before tax. But in which state would you earn the most in?
Borussia Dortmund will close their iconic south stand for this weekend's home Bundesliga match, having on Monday accepted the German FA's sanctions after hooligans attacked visiting fans a week ago.
A report on higher education in 13 countries published on Thursday found that Germany was the only one which still offers higher education without tuition fees to almost all students.
Could your next trip to Germany be in a driverless vehicle?
In the first week of February alone, 14,000 new cases of influenza were confirmed in Germany, bringing the total since October up to 43,000, while there have been more than 100 deaths.
More than 130 Turkish diplomats, soldiers and their family members have sought refuge in Germany since last July's failed coup, according to German government data in documents seen by AFP on Friday.