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German consumer confidence at 13.5-year high

2015-04-23 12:00

Consumer confidence in Germany is at its highest since late 2001, as low inflation buoys households' income expectations.

Auschwitz bookkeeper set to stand trial in Germany

2015-04-21 08:37

A 93-year-old former bookkeeper at Auschwitz will go on trial in Germany, accused by prosecutors of being an accessory in the murder of 300 000 people, even though he was not involved in any actual killing.

Thousands protest against Europe-US trade deal

2015-04-19 15:30

Thousands of people have marched in Berlin, Munich and other German cities in protest against a planned free trade deal between Europe and the US.

Cathedral service to mourn victims of Germanwings crash

2015-04-17 10:33

Germany will hold a memorial service to mourn the victims of the Germanwings crash, blamed on a depressed co-pilot believed to have deliberately steered the plane into a mountain.

Thousands march at Auschwitz

2015-04-16 20:44

Thousands of young Jews from Israel and across the globe have marched alongside Polish teenagers in memory of Holocaust victims at the former Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau WWII death camp in southern Poland.

German air controllers urge remote control of planes

2015-04-15 20:07

The German air traffic control authority has urged the aviation industry to develop technology that ground staff could use in an emergency to take remote command of a plane.

Ministers lay wreaths for plane crash victims in Spain

2015-04-13 17:35

The foreign ministers of Spain, France and Germany have attended a wreath-laying ceremony at Barcelona's airport in memory of the 150 victims of the Germanwings plane crash.

Woman pregnant with quadruplets - at 65!

2015-04-12 16:12

A 65-year-old Berlin woman who already has 13 children is pregnant again with quadruplets, German media reports.

German pilot doctors urge more tests

2015-04-07 20:38

German aviation industry doctors say pilots should undergo more extensive medical checks in the wake of the Germanwings crash in the French Alps.

Regulator didn't know of Lubitz's depression

2015-04-05 14:49

Germany's Federal Aviation Office says it had no previous knowledge of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's struggle with severe depression.

 

Germany, Iraq seek UN action to protect Iraqi cultural sites

2015-04-21 21:15

Germany and Iraq asked UN member-states to take action against the destruction by jihadist groups of Iraq's cultural sites, which they said was tantamount to a war crime.

Adidas will use marine plastic waste in products from 2016

2015-04-20 11:44

German sportswear firm Adidas is teaming up with a group trying to clean up the world's oceans with a plan to develop materials made from marine plastic waste that can be used in its products.

Relatives join Germanwings crash victim memorial

2015-04-17 19:59

Grieving relatives joined political and religious leaders at a sombre German memorial service for the victims of last month's Germanwings crash in the French Alps.

Germany should cut taxes, say economic bodies

2015-04-17 10:15

Germany should use its strong fiscal position to lower taxes, leading German, Swiss and Austrian economic institutes say.

Survey: Global anti-Semitic attacks soar in 2014

2015-04-16 13:17

Violent anti-Semitic attacks soared by 38% worldwide in 2014 according to an Israeli survey marking 70 years since the liberation of the Nazi death camps.

School boy, 17, stabbed to death near Hamburg

2015-04-15 17:19

German police have launched an investigation into the death by stabbing of a 17-year-old boy in a school near the port city of Hamburg, authorities say.

Germanwings plane evacuated after bomb threat

2015-04-13 05:48

A Germanwings plane headed for Milan has been evacuated at Cologne-Bonn airport after a bomb threat against the flight was received, the airline says.

German, 21, admits in court he was a foreign fighter

2015-04-09 15:06

A 21-year-old German of Turkish origin has admitted on the first day of his trial in Munich court that he enlisted as a foreigner among Islamists battling Damascus.

Germany snubs Greece's war reparations call

2015-04-07 20:07

Germany has snubbed Greece's call for more than €278bn in war payments, calling it "dumb" to mix World War II claims with Athens' negotiations for more aid.

Crash pilot's profile prompts questions

2015-04-05 13:43

The profile that has emerged of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has become more troubling over time, says a Berlin report.

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