Germany


Cash on the line: ATM partly derails train

2017-01-12 21:03

A freight train has partially derailed in Germany after hitting a stolen cash machine that had been left on the track.

Hamburg's spectacular Elbphilharmonie opens for 1st concert

2017-01-11 18:32

Hamburg's spectacular new Elbphilharmonie concert hall is finally hosting its first concert, several years behind schedule and far over the original budget

Germanwings crash investigation closed

2017-01-09 21:06

German prosecutors have closed their investigation into the crash of a Germanwings plane in the French Alps almost two years ago.

'Rosberg could have told me' - Hulkenberg on Mercedes F1 seat

2017-01-09 12:40

Nico Hulkenberg says one of his goals in F1 has always been to move to a bigger team, perhaps Mercedes in the future.

Suspects arrested in Tunisia not linked to Berlin attack

2017-01-08 19:01

The nephew of the prime suspect in last month's Berlin market attack and three others arrested in Tunisia were not linked to the carnage, a prosecution spokesperson has said.

Germany hints at payments for colonial-era Namibia killings

2017-01-07 09:08

Germany says it may make payments to Namibia for the killing of 65 000 tribes people by German colonial troops during the early 20th century.

Fake news warning in Germany after bogus Muslim 'mob' story

2017-01-06 20:05

German media and politicians have warned against an election-year spike in fake news after ultra-conservative website Breitbart falsely claimed a "mob" chanting 'Allahu Akhbar' had set fire to a church on New Year's Eve.

Flood of plastic eggs delights kids on North Sea island

2017-01-05 16:46

Easter has come early to the German North Sea island of Langeoog when a flood of plastic eggs containing tiny toys was swept ashore by a fierce storm.

German man's front door walled up overnight

2017-01-04 10:02

Police say a man in western Germany ran into a wall, literally, as he opened his front door to leave the house earlier this week.

German police nab Russian wanted for 13 years by South Korea

2017-01-02 22:17

German police say they have arrested a Russian man who has been sought by South Korea for more than 13 years as a suspected accessory to murder.

 

Germany says 2016 asylum seeker arrivals down

2017-01-12 05:38

Germany took in 280 000 asylum seekers in 2016, about one third of the previous year's record figure.

Mom loses 4 kids at Berlin station

2017-01-10 22:10

A woman from Peru lost all four of her children at Berlin's main train station after briefly turning her back on them to buy a ticket.

Mercedes claims luxury pole position over BMW

2017-01-09 16:52

Mercedes-Benz reports it has overtaken homegrown rival BMW to deliver the most luxury vehicles of any manufacturer in 2016.

Germany's Islamist scene growing: security chief

2017-01-08 22:06

Germany's domestic security chief has warned that the country's radical Islamist scene is not only growing, but becoming more decentralised.

Winter digs in across Central and Eastern Europe

2017-01-07 16:17

Snow storms and blizzards have caused travel chaos across Italy, the Balkans and much of Turkey and reports are the icy weather will continue.

German police probe if explosives linked to far-right plot

2017-01-07 07:18

Police say they have found 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of explosive material in a home in southwestern Germany and are investigating if two suspects were planning a far-right attack

Namibia indigenous groups sue Germany for alleged genocide

2017-01-06 15:50

Representatives of two indigenous groups have filed a class action suit in New York against Germany seeking reparations for an alleged genocide of their people by German colonial rulers over a century ago in what is now Namibia.

2016 saw the best German car sales this decade

2017-01-05 08:39

Automakers sold more vehicles in Germany in 2016 than in any year since 2009, figures released by the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) reveal.

'It's sad, very sad' – three years on, Michael Schumacher still recovering

2017-01-03 09:45

Michael Schumacher's family and friends still cling to hope that the F1 legend will make a full recovery.

Man arrested after shouting 'bomb' at Berlin NY party

2016-12-31 22:42

Police say they have arrested a man who shouted "bomb, bomb, bomb" at Berlin's massive open-air New Year's party.

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