The Local Germany's news in English en-us (TheLocal) (TheLocal) TheLocal RSS Feed Generator 'A lid will be put on history': Stasi archive transfer sparks outcry Nearly 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell, Germany's parliament voted Thursday to transfer the vast secret police files of the former East German communist regime into the Federal Archives -- despite concerns voiced by some historians and ex-dissidents. Fri, 27 Sep 2019 09:29:11 +0200 Dieselgate: Germany's Volkswagen faces first mass lawsuit on home turf Car behemoth Volkswagen will face a German court Monday, as hundreds of thousands of owners of manipulated diesel cars demand compensation four years after the country's largest post-war industrial scandal erupted. Fri, 27 Sep 2019 08:59:47 +0200 Five events not to miss in Germany this weekend Whether it’s film festivals, vintage fairs or Oktoberfest parties, there’s lots going on in Germany this weekend, September 27th-29th. Thu, 26 Sep 2019 14:42:47 +0200 Working in Germany: It's a myth you need to speak German to land a job German career Coach Chris Pyak sheds light on the number one worry he sees among his job seeking clients - and explains why it's easy to overcome. Thu, 26 Sep 2019 13:52:13 +0200 German phrase of the day: Bock haben Do you have buck to do something? Familiarize yourself with this German phrase which has a hilarious translation. Thu, 26 Sep 2019 13:02:37 +0200 Germany's female Muslim boxer dreaming of glory: 'It's always been clear I'd fight with a headscarf' Berlin boxer Zeina Nassar's fighting spirit has won her plenty of titles, but her battle to wear the hijab in the ring has also made her an equal opportunity champion. Thu, 26 Sep 2019 10:05:38 +0200 Cologne pharmacies closed after mother and baby die: What you need to know The sudden death of a pregnant mother and her newborn baby in Cologne after she consumed a substance for a routine medical test has shocked Germany and led to the closure of pharmacies in west German city. Here's what you need to know. Thu, 26 Sep 2019 09:46:33 +0200 Berlin bans rappers from rally over 'anti-Semitic' lyrics Berlin authorities barred a planned appearance Wednesday by two rappers during a pro-Palestinian rally at the Brandenburg Gate on the grounds of "anti-Semitic messages" in their lyrics. Thu, 26 Sep 2019 08:59:52 +0200 'I took a deep breath': An American's first dip into German nudity For one American journalist, swimming in a Berlin lake proved to be the (at times comic) moment of liberation she had hoped for. Wed, 25 Sep 2019 18:10:01 +0200 Continental to cut thousands of jobs in Germany through massive restructuring German car parts giant Continental said Wednesday it would launch a large restructuring scheme including job cuts and factory closures, aiming to save hundreds of millions of euros annually in costs. Wed, 25 Sep 2019 16:59:01 +0200 Five films that shaped the GDR's legacy - and what east Germans think of them today Nearing the 30 year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we explore how five films compare to the real East Germany and how east Germans feel about these portrayals of their former state. Wed, 25 Sep 2019 15:49:59 +0200 Deutsche Bahn to fight future heatwaves with 'white rails' After successive summer heatwaves Germany's public rail operator Deutsche Bahn is testing white-painted rails designed to reflect some rays and protect them from heat damage. Wed, 25 Sep 2019 14:27:16 +0200 2,000 jobs at risk as Thomas Cook's German arm to file for bankruptcy The German arm of bankrupt British tour operator Thomas Cook declared insolvency Wednesday, saying the step was necessary to detach it from its parent company. Wed, 25 Sep 2019 11:53:02 +0200 Germany's climate-stressed forests face 'catastrophe' as bugs attack Germany's forests have long been treasured by its people, so the country has reacted with alarm and dismay as a beetle infestation has turned climate-stressed woodlands into brown ecological graveyards. Wed, 25 Sep 2019 09:23:40 +0200 Thomas Cook collapse: Germany's Condor to keep flying with state loan German charter airline Condor, a subsidiary of bankrupt British tour operator Thomas Cook, said Tuesday it had been granted a ?80 million state bridging loan. Wed, 25 Sep 2019 09:09:43 +0200 Five things to know about Germany's 'dieselgate' scandal The emissions cheating scandal, which on Tuesday saw three Volkswagen chiefs charged and its rival Daimler heavily fined, has had major repercussions for the car industry since it broke four years ago. Tue, 24 Sep 2019 18:28:54 +0200 Germany to create 300 jobs to combat right-wing extremism Germany's domestic intelligence agency is creating 300 jobs to crackdown on right-wing terrorism and "extremist activities in the public sector". Tue, 24 Sep 2019 16:08:23 +0200 VIDEO: What are Germany's strangest laws and social norms? Germany is famous for having countless laws and regulations. Here are the oddest legal regulations - as well as some unspoken social rules. Tue, 24 Sep 2019 14:55:32 +0200 When are airline passengers in Germany entitled to flight compensation? Disruption to a planned flight can ruin a holiday or business trip and cause a lot of stress, but you are legally entitled to assistance and even compensation in many cases. Tue, 24 Sep 2019 14:38:47 +0200 Dieselgate: German car industry bosses charged with 'market manipulation' German prosecutors said Tuesday they had charged Volkswagen chief executive Herbert Diess, former boss Martin Winterkorn and supervisory board chief Hans Dieter Pötsch with "market manipulation" relating to the car giant's "dieselgate" scandal. Tue, 24 Sep 2019 12:40:07 +0200 Ѽtv