Most people have their own favourite websites or newspapers to find out what’s going on in the world. As a foreigner (Auslander) living in Germany, it’s easy to find out what’s going on internationally, but not so easy to find out what’s happening locally without asking someone else and this can sometimes make one feel isolated. Of course, the problem here is usually to do with language.
If you are learning German, I would strongly recommend you to try reading the Nürnberger Nachrichten newspaper online. You might not understand everything in it, but it is a good exercise and it does help to improve your language skills.
For those of us who find the news difficult to follow, there is in fact German news available in English language. Der Spiegel magazine translates most of its articles into English, allowing non-natives the opportunity to find out what’s topical in Germany and locally.
The Local is another news website in English which is operated from Sweden:
You might also want to take a look at the website for The AGBC (Association of American-German Business Clubs). There is also a lot of useful news and information available there too.