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Greece OKs controversial new bailout measures

2016-05-23 07:39

Greek lawmakers have adopted another batch of controversial spending cuts and tax hikes ahead of a crunch Eurogroup meeting expected to unlock much-needed bailout funds for the debt-ridden country.

Opel asked to appear before emissions panel

2016-05-13 14:55

The German transport ministry says General Motors' Opel division has been asked to appear before a commission looking into diesel emissions controls.

German economy grows at fastest in two years

2016-05-13 08:59

Germany’s economy has grown at its fastest pace in two years as spending domestically helped offset weakness in global trade.

Germany to scrap postwar convictions of gays under Nazi law

2016-05-11 22:06

Germany will compensate and annul the convictions of 50 000 men for homosexuality under a law introduced during the Nazi era which remained in force after the war, the government says.

Germany to increase troops

2016-05-10 22:43

Germany is raising the number of its troops for the first time since 1990, ending a quarter of a century of successive cuts in the army since the end of the Cold War.

Small town deeply shaken by stabbings - mayor

2016-05-10 12:41

The mayor of the small German town where four people were stabbed says the local people have been deeply shaken by the crime.

40 years of Golf GTI: 7 generations of amazing hot hatches

2016-05-09 10:13

From the first GTI in 1976 to the SA-bound Clubsport set to arrive later in 2016... we reflect on 40 years of the iconic Golf GTI.

Mercedes deny Rosberg 'favouritism' claims

2016-05-05 08:24

Mercedes released an open letter to fans dismissing social media claims that the team is deliberately favouring Nico Rosberg over world champion Lewis Hamilton.

German 'house of horrors' couple tortured, killed 2 women

2016-05-03 18:24

A German couple lured women to their village home with personal contact ads, then trapped, tortured and killed at least two of them, authorities say.

German jihadist goes on trial for war crimes in Syria

2016-05-03 16:23

A 21-year-old German jihadist has gone on trial for war crimes in Syria after allegedly posing for photographs next to the severed heads of two victims of the conflict.

 

German spy service fingers Russia for major cyber attacks

2016-05-13 21:32

Germany's domestic secret service has accused Russia of a series of international cyber attacks aimed at spying and sabotage, in "hybrid warfare" that also targeted the German parliament last year.

Eurozone growth revised down slightly

2016-05-13 11:40

The eurozone economy has grown slightly less than initially estimated in the first quarter, though momentum was still the fastest in a year.

Brexit no leverage for better EU deal: Schaeuble

2016-05-12 20:02

Britain should not hope to use a 'Brexit' to renegotiate a membership deal with the European Union, Germany's finance minister has warned.

Volkswagen's other specialty: Millions of 'worsies' sold

2016-05-11 10:23

Volkswagen, known worldwide for its popular Golf and Beetle, has another lesser-known specialty - the curry sausage. The automaker sold more sausages than cars in 2015!

German knife attacker mental - officials

2016-05-10 16:57

A German man who officials said had drug and psychological problems stabbed to death one person and slashed three more in a bloody dawn attack at a railway station.

SA teen van der Linde dominates Audti TT Cup in Germany

2016-05-09 11:17

South Africa's Sheldon van der Linde scored a double victory on his international race debut in the opening round of the Audi Sport TT Cup at Hockenheim, Germany.

Dozens of billboards honoring Stalin put up in Russian city

2016-05-05 15:20

Billboards honoring Soviet dictator Josef Stalin have appeared across Russia's third-largest city ahead of the celebration of victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

German woman says she was held by horror house couple

2016-05-05 05:18

A woman has told German investigators that she was held captive and physically abused for around three months by a couple who are in custody over the deaths of two other women.

German Jews divided over fears of 1 million Muslim newcomers

2016-05-03 17:16

Germany's Jews are divided over whether to welcome or oppose an unprecedented wave of immigration from Muslim lands traditionally hostile to Israel.

German intel chief: Terrorism threat 'complex'

2016-05-02 22:42

The head of Germany's intelligence agency says attacks in Paris and Brussels show the "highly complex" nature of the terrorism threat.

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