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WWII Soviet bomber parts found in lake near Auschwitz

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

A Polish carp breeder found fragments of a Soviet bomber aircraft from World War II when he drained his lake near the former German Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, local history buffs announced Friday....

Storm damage to cost Germany 500 mln euros as death toll rises

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

German insurers estimated Friday that ferocious gales that battered Germany caused 500 million euros ($614 million) in damages, as the number of dead across the country rose to eight. Trains on Germany's...

German IS rapper killed in airstrike in Syria: monitor

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

A German rapper turned Islamic State fighter who reportedly married the FBI translator hired to spy on him has been killed in an airstrike in Syria, a US-based monitoring group has said.Denis Cuspert,...

Nine dead as huge storms batter Europe

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

Nine people including two firefighters were killed Thursday as violent gales battered northern Europe, snapping air and train links.Germany halted all long-distance rail traffic for at least a day, while...

German lawmakers' football team excludes 'hooligan' AfD MP

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's parliamentary football team said Thursday it excluded an AfD MP because of a hooliganism conviction, the latest in a series of controversies surrounding the far-right party.The captain of FC...

German far right in row over Nobel laureate's name

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's far-right AfD party will decide Friday whether to adopt a think-tank named after Nobel peace laureate Gustav Stresemann, despite anger from the former chancellor's descendants who have threatened...

Iran's central bank claims billions from German stock exchange

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

German stock market operator Deutsche Boerse said Thursday that Iran's central bank had levelled claims for billions of dollars against its Luxembourg subsidiary Clearstream, which blocked the funds after...

German industry calls for 1.5 trillion-euro climate investment

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's powerful industry federation called Thursday for Berlin to invest massive sums in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, warning that otherwise the nation risks missing its own targets."German climate...

Germany charges Afghan Taliban suspect with war crime

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

German prosecutors on Thursday filed a war crime charge against an Afghan Taliban suspect who allegedly killed a policeman by savagely beating him in the head and later shooting him.The 20-year-old suspect,...

No evidence of wrongdoing by German banks in 'Panama Papers': watchdog

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's financial watchdog said it has found no evidence of any large-scale wrongdoing by the German banks identified in the "Panama Papers" scandal."So far, it appears that none of the 11 institutions...

IMF urges Germany to loosen purse strings

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has joined calls on Germany to invest in future economic growth even at the cost of relaxing its cherished budgetary discipline, raising hackles in Europe's powerhouse."There...

US unveil charges against Al-Qaeda convict in France

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

New York prosecutors announced Wednesday they are seeking the extradition of a German Al-Qaeda convict, who last week attacked prison guards in France, unveiling US charges against him in connection with...

German chemical giant BASF sees 'significant' profit leap

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant BASF said it expects to post a 50-percent leap in net profits for 2017 on strong demand and a tax windfall due to lower levies in the United States.Net income...

Merkel and Kurz clash over migrant quota

17 January 2018 | 0 comments

Angela Merkel and her Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz clashed over immigration in their first meeting Wednesday, with the seasoned German chancellor saying Vienna's resistance to sharing out refugees...

Merkel urges Germany's SPD to back 'fair' coalition plan

17 January 2018 | 0 comments

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday urged the Social Democrats to make the "responsible" choice for Germany as the centre-left party readies for a crucial vote on seeking a coalition with her conservative...



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