Merkel's party wins German state vote by large margin

Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) won 40 percent against 30 percent for the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD).

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.



Six things you need to know about Saarland - Germany's little France

Sunday's election in the southwest state of Saarland is seen by some to be a first test of Angela Merkel's potential staying power in September's election. But what else is there to know about one of the country's smallest states?


Expert US expat tax help for Americans living in Germany

Have you thought about your taxes yet?


Germany to see record 'job boom' in 2017: report

A new report predicts that this year Germany will see a record high in its working population to reach nearly 45 million people in a "job boom", as German media call it.


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.


German gummy bear maker Haribo to open first US factory

German confectionary giant Haribo plans to open its first US factory in Wisconsin by 2020, the maker of gummy bears said in a statement Friday.


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.


7 reasons you should have international health insurance

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


Six ways Germans could learn to deal with foreigners better

This may be a bitter pill to swallow, but many expats live in Germany despite the people, not because of them. So how do we change this?


State vote in Saarland a first signal for Merkel election showdown

A German regional vote on Sunday will be the first litmus test in an election year where Chancellor Angela Merkel faces her toughest challenge yet from the resurgent Social Democrats.

Stuck in the 80s: 70 percent of German firms still use fax machines

A new survey of how German businesses communicate shows that a large majority still admit to using the Cold War-era technology - and quite frequently, too.

Six boats go up in flames on inlet off Berlin's Spree River

Six boats went up in flames in the early hours of Thursday morning. Police now suspect arson, local media report.

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.


Oslo-bound SAS flight makes emergency landing in Munich

A Scandinavian Airlines flight from Munich to Oslo was forced to make an emergency landing after an engine began to malfunction.



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.

Good news for non-EU scholars: easier study visas on the way

The German parliament (Bundestag) late on Thursday passed a law to make it easier for non-EU academics to study or research in Germany if they're already in another European country.

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."