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Prosecutors probe claims of Nazi salutes and pigs' heads at party for army special unit
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:31

Prosecutors in Tübingen have launched a probe into explosive claims of far-right extremism in a German army special forces unit. The Local

Poland's passport redesign sparks diplomatic row
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:20

Poland wants to redesign its passport, and the country's citizens have some say in choosing the images it contains. But two of the options do not belo...

Can clean synthetic diesel fuels succeed?
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:28

Some German industry officials have lately been touting 'e-fuels,' synthetic liquid fuels that can be burned in diesel engines, as an alternative to a...

Spy thriller set in Cold War Berlin to hit German theatres
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:21

Action film ‘Atomic Blonde’ featuring actress Charlize Theron set in 1989 during the fall of the Berlin Wall will be released in theatres on 24th ...

Afghan 'Little Picasso' offered Serbian citizenship
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:20

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has offered a Serbian passport to a 10-year-old Afghan refugee famous for his artistic talent. The boy previously h...

Insolvent Air Berlin says it's in talks with three potential buyers
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:23

Air Berlin is in talks with three competitors about buying up its assets, the insolvent airline's boss said on Thursday, warning that not all jobs wou...

Germany is playing down scope of tainted egg scandal, state minister claims
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:27

A German state minister charged on Wednesday that over three times more eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil had entered the country than t...

Flixbus resurrects budget train service to take on might of Deutsche Bahn
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:44

Germany's leading long-distance bus operator Flixbus on Wednesday said it had joined forces with a Czech company to rescue the crowd-funded rail start...

State authorities warn that letter ordering silence on refugee crimes is a fake
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:28

The interior ministry in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) has warned that a letter being shared on social media which appears to show them ordering police...

Merkel opens up in interview with German YouTubers
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:23

While campaigning on Wednesday for the youth vote on YouTube ahead of September 24th elections, Chancellor Angela Merkel said her favourite emoticon w...

Venezuela tells Germany 'don't interfere'
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:29

Venezuela has told Germany not to meddle in its affairs after Berlin called for a return to democracy in the crisis-stricken South American country. M...

Poland's judges feeling pressure after judicial reforms
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:22

New laws are putting Poland's judiciary under government control. The minister of justice can name and recall judges, placing ones critical of the cou...

Norway's climate hypocrisy: Clean at home, dirty in the Arctic
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:23

Norway trumpets its low carbon footprint, but a new report says plans to ramp up oil and gas production in the Arctic will increase its emissions by h...

Germany’s favourite holiday plans
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:26

Germans’ most popular holiday destination is Germany. Most Germans like to go to the North Sea or the Baltic Sea, the Alps or the Alpine foothills w...

German minister threatens mandatory quota to push women execs
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:23

Big German companies need to put more women on their executive boards, said Germany's Women's Affairs Minister Katarina Barley. The official threatene...

Taiwan launches investigation into blackout that cut power to millions
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:25

Taiwan's president has apologized after a power outage plunged homes, traffic and offices into darkness across the island. The blackout, which was cau...

Ryanair lodges complaint over Air Berlin bankruptcy
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:21

Irish carrier Ryanair has filed complaints with German and EU competition agencies over Air Berlin's bankruptcy. They have accused the German governme...

Storms and heavy rain bring trains to halt at Frankfurt central station
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:21

Rail transport in and out of Frankfurt was brought to a stop for half an hour on Tuesday, after storms made travel out of the central station too risk...

Why Germans avoid the first verse of 'Lied der Deutschen'
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 01:21

Want to impress with your German skills when singing the national anthem? Better read on then. Messing up the "Lied der Deutschen" is easier than you ...

Madeira: Tree fall kills festival worshippers in Portugal
  • Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:04

Local media have reported up to 10 fatalities after a tree disrupted religious rituals in the autonomous island. The Festival of Nossa Senhora do Mont...

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