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A brewing movement: Germany's baristas compete to create 2019-01-18 11:44:57Almost 80 percent of Germans drink coffee every day and the popularity of specialty coffee is on the rise. As a result, competition was steep this wee

Essential phrases and customs to survive the German 2019-01-18 11:34:09The dark, gloomy (and potentially very cold) time of year is upon us. But not to worry. The Local brings you some of the insider knowledge you need to

Hamburg police investigate axe murder of Syrian activist 2019-01-18 11:05:45Hamburg police are investigating the murder of a Syrian pharmacist and refugee activist who was killed in an axe attack in the city’s Harburg di

Bundestag declares Georgia, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco ‘safe 2019-01-18 10:13:27In a resounding 509 to 138 result, the Bundestag has voted to classify the northern African states of Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco - along with Georgi

Quiz: Are you smarter than a German census 2019-01-18 09:55:15From population sizes of cities to the populations within them, we test your knowledge of numbers within Germany with this tricky quiz for members.

Police break up hostage situation at hospital near 2019-01-18 09:25:41Police ended a hostage situation in Deggendorf near Passau in Bavaria on Friday afternoon, in which one hospital patient took another under his contro

AfD provides list of names behind 'illegal' campaign 2019-01-18 05:49:31AfD leader Alice Weidel’s failure to disclose illegal campaign finance donations before the 2017 election from a Swiss pharmaceutical company le

German word of the day: Die Übergangsjacke 2019-01-18 04:10:23Today’s word of the day is a two in one package: A very German word, as well as a very German concept.

Plan emerges for a ‘radical solution’ to lower 2019-01-18 03:54:42Rising rents across Germany - and particularly in the capital Berlin - have priced out even higher earners in some of the city’s more exclusive

German far-right politician launches AfD splinter group 2019-01-18 03:02:39A German far-right politician Thursday launched a "patriotic" breakaway party from the anti-immigration AfD, potentially weakening the populist oppo

How Deutsche Bahn plans to improve its service 2019-01-17 10:37:36More investment, more staff, better service, less congestion on the railways: Deutsche Bahn wants to improve its trains with a package of measures to

'They voted against my way of living': Brits 2019-01-17 08:42:21There are more than 116,470 British people living in Germany. Many of them have put roots down here, others are working, some are studying or travelli


Germany: Chemicals-carrying tanker runs aground on Elbe River New! 2019-01-21 04:46:00German authorities are devising plans to refloat the cargo ship without harming the vessel. The ship is carrying several chemicals, including some tha

Philippines: Muslims vote in autonomy referendum New! 2019-01-21 04:15:00A Muslim minority in the southern Philippines is voting in a referendum on the establishment of an autonomous region. The poll is aimed at ending deca

Elites on snowcapped peaks: Davos 2019 New! 2019-01-21 02:47:00Top policymakers and business leaders have flocked to Davos again for the annual World Economic Forum in the Swiss Alps. The meeting is overshadowed b

Germany to sanction Iranian airline over spying claims New! 2019-01-21 02:46:00For months now, European countries have called for concrete action against entities linked to Iranian intelligence. Mahan Air reportedly maintains clo

Germany deports record number of refugees to other New! 2019-01-21 02:32:00Most of the asylum-seekers that were deported were sent to Italy. The deportations follow the EU's Dublin III rule, which states that applications mu

Germany's Alexander Zverev exits Australian Open in meltdown New! 2019-01-21 00:55:00Fourth-seed men's tennis player Alexander Zverev has crashed out of the Australian Open in the fourth round. The German had been expected to defeat h

Total lunar eclipse: Super blood wolf moon wows New! 2019-01-21 00:43:00Sky watchers have been making the most of a chance to see a total lunar eclipse with a difference. The phenomenon could be seen in North and South Ame

China records slowest growth rate in nearly 30 New! 2019-01-20 23:52:00Amid a trade war with the United States, Beijing has reported its slowest growth rate in nearly three decades. Experts say China will need to pass eco

10 UN peacekeepers killed in Al Qaida-linked attack New! 2019-01-20 21:48:00An attack on the UN mission in Mali has left 10 peacekeepers dead and at least 25 injured. Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen, an Islamist group with al Qa

Israel admits strikes against Iranian Quds in Syria New! 2019-01-20 21:07:00In a rare acknowledgement of military action in Syria, Israel says it fired rockets at Iranian Quds sites in Damascus. Syrian state media said it had

German mayor slams all-male charity event for refusing New! 2019-01-20 19:37:00Bremen's Eiswette charity event refused to invite Bremen's substitute mayor because she is a woman. The president of the men's club said "even

Colombia: Thousands march to protest cadet bombings New! 2019-01-20 19:10:00In cities across Colombia, thousands of people marched for peace after Thursday's car bombing attack that killed 20 police academy cadets. President

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Commuter Knits a ‘Rail Delay Scarf.’ It Fetches 2019-01-16 06:07:26Claudia Weber, 55, who tries to take the train into Munich, Germany, each day, turned her frustrations with a year of spotty service into a four-foot

German Intelligence Agency Puts Far-Right Party on Warning 2019-01-15 17:31:48The Office for the Protection of the Constitution has deemed the Alternative for Germany’s youth wing “extremist” and will start obs

Theo Adam, Acclaimed in Wagner Operas, Is Dead 2019-01-15 13:16:08A German bass-baritone who was called one of the 20th century’s most important interpreters of his countryman. He was also prized for his acting

The Hunt for the Nazi Loot Still Sitting 2019-01-14 10:00:09The art stolen by the Nazis has gotten more attention, but millions of books were also looted from Jews, and others, and have yet to be returned.

Jakiw Palij, Former Nazi Guard Deported After Decades 2019-01-10 20:24:06Mr. Palij had lived for decades in Queens. Although ordered deported in 2004, no country agreed to take him for 14 years.

In an Ancient Nun’s Teeth, Blue Paint — 2019-01-09 17:18:21A rare blue pigment, discovered in the fossilized plaque of a German nun, hints at a broader role for women in the production of religious texts.

Police Say Alternative for Germany Embellished Lawmaker’s Assault 2019-01-09 13:39:06After reviewing video of the attack, the authorities said that Frank Magnitz suffered injuries when he fell to the ground after being hit once, but th

Far-Right Lawmaker in Germany Is Severely Beaten in 2019-01-08 09:34:11Officials with Alternative for Germany said they believed the assault on Frank Magnitz was politically motivated.

German Man Confesses to Hacking Politicians’ Data, Officials 2019-01-08 05:04:40The 20-year-old said he had acted alone in publishing private information of hundreds of lawmakers and others, the authorities said.

Workers on Corporate Boards? Germany’s Had Them for 2019-01-06 19:00:03Elizabeth Warren’s plan to give workers a voice on corporate boards isn’t radical. “Co-determination” has a long history, and

Toxic Peroxide Found on Dutch Beach After Cargo 2019-01-04 13:11:34The Netherlands deployed troops to help clean up after a storm threw hundreds of containers off the MSC Zoe, littering beaches with debris.

Hackers Leak Details of German Lawmakers, Except Those 2019-01-04 07:30:03Twitter has shut down an account that had been posting personal data for weeks. Only the Alternative for Germany party appeared to be unscathed.

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