Germany launches probe into 'intolerable spying' by Turkey

UPDATE: German prosecutors announced an investigation on Tuesday into claims that Turkish agents are spying on alleged followers of exiled preacher Fethullah Gülen in Germany.

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How Saarland could show that the far-right AfD are finished

On Sunday the Alternative for Germany (AfD) barely scraped into the state parliament in Saarland. One expert told The Local that this could mark the beginning of the end for the upstart party.


How a unique International MBA helps women shatter the glass ceiling

Increasingly, the leaders of the international business world are female. And as more and more women are becoming entrepreneurs, one unique MBA programme is helping to give them the tools to succeed.


Porta potty almost floods Augsburg's historic old town

A portable toilet nearly led to an unsightly mess in the beautiful old town of Augsburg, after a group of youths caused an almighty blockage.


Expert US expat tax help for Americans living in Germany

Have you thought about your taxes yet?


Turks in Germany divided as voting begins in Erdogan referendum

Turkish voters in Germany, as deeply split as those in their ancestral homeland, started casting early ballots on Monday in a referendum that could vastly boost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers.


How to help your child adjust to life abroad

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? One Swedish startup is helping to answer this question.


How to make expat money transfers cheaper and more efficient

There are many ways to transfer money between countries – how do you choose? For Alicia, after trying several services, the answer was clear.


Weird things German parents do while raising their kids

It's common to romanticize the parenting techniques of other countries, but some tendencies of German Eltern can leave anglophones utterly confused.


7 reasons you should have international health insurance

Are you covered in your new country? And what happens if there's an emergency?


Merkel's party wins German state vote by large margin

Chancellor Angela Merkel's party easily won a regional election on Sunday, dealing an early blow to centre-left hopes of ending her more than decade-long reign.

Survey shows more Muslims help refugees in Germany than Christians

A new report on Monday found that Muslims living in Germany were about twice as likely to say they had helped refugees than Christians.

€1 million gold coin stolen from iconic Berlin museum

Thieves stole a gold coin with a face value of almost €1 million and weighing 100 kilograms from Berlin's Bode Museum on Monday.

Man sues Bayern Munich for €120,000 after English fan runs over him

An Austrian man is suing Germany's biggest football club after the actions of a reckless English fan left him walking with a stick.

WATCH: English fans turn downtown Dortmund into huge football pitch

English fans played an impromptu football game in the Old Market Square in Dortmund on Tuesday - and they went ballistic when one of them scored a goal.

Body of missing Hamburg football boss 'probably' found in river

On Thursday police recovered a corpse from the river Elbe in Hamburg, saying that it is probably that of Timo Kraus, Hamburg SV's marketing boss.

Turkey fumes over Kurdish rally in Frankfurt

Some 30,000 pro-Kurdish demonstrators rallied in the German city of Frankfurt on Saturday calling for "democracy in Turkey" and urging a "no" vote in an upcoming referendum on expanding Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers.

German wages rise strongly for third year in row

German workers enjoyed a strong increase in wages for the third year in a row in 2016, official data showed Thursday, in news likely to be welcomed by the European Central Bank.


Islamic Council Norway hires woman in niqab as communications officer

Norwegian Muslim umbrella organisation Islamic Council Norway has been criticised for hiring a woman who wears the full face-covering niqab as a communications officer.



How The Local helped this business school reach smart young global citizens

When a leading European business school wanted to raise awareness of its new pan-European course, The Local delivered.

Germany is 'best country for international students', above UK

A ranking of European countries based on their attractiveness for foreign students released on Wednesday handed Germany the top spot.

Bochum hopes to be Germany's 'fastest city' for internet

The western city of Bochum is aiming to become a pioneer for Germany in high-speed internet, promising nearly all residents lightning speed rates by the end of 2018.


Patients take flight as medical tourism booms

"You have a lot of Germans going to Poland or Croatia doing dental care because it is cheaper."