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Knut's death puzzle solved

2015-08-27 18:26

Scientists have solved the riddle 4 years after Knut the polar bear died at the Berlin zoo

DTM crash: Audi fined, chief banned

2015-08-27 08:55

Audi has been fined a hefty sum and its motorsport chief has been banned from German Touring cars garages until the end of the 2015. Find out why...

2 new attacks hit refugee centres in Germany

2015-08-26 13:02

Two refugee shelters in Germany have been attacked, police said Wednesday, hours before Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to visit a centre for asylum-seekers that was hit by violent far-right protests.

German rally: Ogier wins, eyes third title

2015-08-23 17:37

WRC Championship leader Sebastien Ogier won the German rally in dominant fashion on Sunday to edge closer to his third consecutive driver's title.

Greece dampens German consumer confidence

2015-08-21 09:30

Consumer confidence in Germany is being dampened slightly by the enduring wrangle over Greece's debt crisis, according to a poll.

Dutch PM faces no-confidence vote

2015-08-19 19:27

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is facing a grilling in parliament, and a possible no-confidence vote, for his cabinet's support for debt-ridden Greece's third international bailout.

Thieves uncap 1 200 beers in German store for prize

2015-08-18 21:31

Police in western Germany are looking for thieves who broke into a store selling alcohol and stole the caps off 1 200 bottles of beer - presumably to collect points for a prize contest - yet left the suds themselves untouched.

German harvest battered by drought, heatwave

2015-08-18 15:05

This year’s grain, fruit and vegetable harvests in Germany have been reduced by droughts in key areas and by the long summer heatwave, the national farmers’ association says.

German woman kidnapped in Kabul

2015-08-17 14:02

A German woman has been kidnapped in Kabul by armed assailants, a senior Afghan police official says.

Germany praises Greece shift over bailout

2015-08-16 14:10

Germany's finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has hailed a change in tone in talks with Greece over its next bailout.

 

Germany urges Facebook to censor racist posts

2015-08-27 16:20

Germany has urged Facebook to censor racist posts, prompting the world's biggest online social media company to say that it takes such concerns very seriously.

Merkel: Germany won't tolerate xenophobia

2015-08-26 16:53

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been booed and called a "traitor" during a visit to a refugee home to condemn anti-foreigner rioting there at the weekend.

German govt condemns neo-Nazi riots

2015-08-24 16:09

Germany's government has denounced the far-right protests outside a refugee shelter in which dozens of police were injured by a neo-Nazi mob.

Germany vows to fight xenophobia after attacks on refugee home

2015-08-23 14:53

Germany's interior minister has led calls for a crackdown on right wing militants and racists after a second night of scuffles between protesters and police outside a refugee shelter.

17 injured in German refugee shelter riot over 'torn Qur'an'

2015-08-20 20:33

Seventeen people have been injured in a riot at a refugee shelter in central Germany over a torn Qur’an, police say.

Greece's bailout passes final hurdles

2015-08-19 19:01

Greece's third bailout in five years has cleared its final hurdles after the German and Dutch parliaments backed the $96bn rescue plan for cash-strapped Athens.

Germany to get 750 000 asylum seekers

2015-08-18 18:25

Germany expects up to 750 000 asylum seekers this year, a business daily cited government sources as saying, up from a previous estimate of 450 000.

Quadruplets born to granny, 65, to leave hospital soon

2015-08-17 22:02

Highly premature quadruplets born to a 65-year-old German woman three months ago are doing well and will leave hospital in a few days.

Germany says situation in eastern Ukraine "explosive"

2015-08-17 05:16

Calling the situation in eastern Ukraine "explosive", Germany's foreign minister has urged both parties in the conflict to come together quickly for talks to prevent a spiral in violence.

German military says ISIS using chemical weapons in Iraq

2015-08-13 13:45

ISIS fighters may have used chlorine gas shells in an attack on Kurdish forces in northern Iraq, according to German military observers, quoted by the mass-circulation newspaper Bild.

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