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Germany jails man for trying to smuggle arms to Paris

2016-09-29 19:16

A Montenegrin man has been handed a four-year jail sentence in Germany for heading to Paris with assault rifles and explosives hidden in his car shortly before the November attacks.

Scientists bid farewell to Rosetta, eye more discoveries

2016-09-29 16:17

Scientists are saying their final farewells to the Rosetta space probe ahead of its planned crash-landing on a comet.

Five arrested in Europe on suspicion of forming ISIS cell

2016-09-28 21:52

Police have arrested five suspected members of an Islamic State cell in Spain, Belgium and Germany that spread propaganda for the group online, the Spanish interior ministry says.

UK files show how double agent tricked Germans over D-Day

2016-09-28 11:54

Secret files released in Britain have shed new light on how a Spaniard dubbed the greatest double agent of World War II tricked Germany with false intelligence about the D-Day Normandy landings.

This M3 CSL taking on the Nordschleife in the wet is inspiring

2016-09-27 14:31

Wet conditions and tyres that had considerable wear and tear: factors that didn't perturb this BMW M3 CSL driver from clocking a sub-eight minute at the Nordschleife.

Germany sees 'turning point' in birth rate decline

2016-09-23 21:45

Germany has halted a three-decade-long decline in its birth rate, with data showing that the trend has started to reverse, statisticians say.

Police: Syrian held in Germany had contact with ISIS recruiter

2016-09-21 19:29

Authorities in Germany say a 16-year-old Syrian refugee arrested in the western city of Cologne has had contact with a recruiter for the Islamic State group.

Emissions scandal: Investors seek €8.2-billion from VW

2016-09-21 13:34

Volkswagen investors have filed 1400 lawsuits seeking €8.2-billion compensation from the automaker due to its emissions cheating scandal.

Schumacher's family in legal battle: 'He walks again' claims magazine

2016-09-18 11:34

A case brought against a German magazine, which claimed Michael Schumacher 'walks again', is likely to be won by the family of the injured F1 veteran.

'Dieselgate' continues: Can VW overcome the scandal?

2016-09-16 06:51

One year on and Volkswagen is still battling to overcome the emissions scandal affecting thousands of its vehicles.

 

Lion killed after breaking out of German zoo enclosure

2016-09-29 17:54

German zookeepers have shot dead a lion after two of the animals escaped from their enclosure and a tranquiliser failed to stop one of them, the zoo's director says.

Kidnapped German woman, baby freed in Syria

2016-09-29 15:25

A German woman who was kidnapped in Syria last year while she was pregnant has been freed along with her baby, the German foreign ministry has said.

German police shoot dead man wielding knife in refugee home

2016-09-28 15:30

Police in the German capital have shot dead a man who attacked another resident with a knife in a refugee shelter.

German mosque bombed ahead of unity celebrations

2016-09-27 16:14

Bomb attacks hit a mosque and an international convention centre in the eastern German city of Dresden, police say, adding that they suspected a xenophobic and nationalist motive.

Explosions hit mosque, congress center in Germany

2016-09-27 09:34

Police say a mosque and an international congress center were attacked in two explosions in the German city of Dresden.

Man caught smuggling arms to Paris goes on trial in Germany

2016-09-23 15:47

A Montenegrin went on trial in southern Germany accused of helping to prepare a terror attack after he was found driving to Paris with Kalashnikovs and explosives hidden in his car.

Nissan’s ultimate rescue bakkie: New Navara EnGuard Concept

2016-09-21 14:50

Nissan has unveiled an all-new rescue vehicle based on its Navara bakkie - the new EnGuard Concept. The all-terrain bakkie is equipped with portable EV generators and a drone!

Nearly 30 million cars in EU over emissions limit - study

2016-09-19 14:32

One year after Volkswagen's 'dieselgate' scandal, nearly 30 million cars on Europe's roads are still way over air-pollution limits, reports a European environment watchdog.

Oktoberfest begins in Germany amid tight security

2016-09-17 16:34

The Oktoberfest, Munich's annual beer festival, has opened with a stronger police presence than usual after a string of attacks in Germany.

German far-right thugs, asylum seekers in mass brawl

2016-09-15 19:36

Clashes broke out between dozens of asylum seekers and far-right extremists in an eastern German city, forcing police to call in reinforcements to quell the violence.

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