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Here’s where to find the fastest internet in Germany

Internet speed can vary greatly across the country, so if you're feeling tied down by a slow connection, perhaps it's time to consider a move.

'Robocop' filmmaker Verhoeven to head Berlin film fest jury

The director of "Robocop" and "Basic Instinct" Paul Verhoeven will head the jury of next year's Berlin film festival, organisers said Friday.

Pilot strike clips Lufthansa's wings by €100 million

A six-day strike last month by pilots at German flag carrier Lufthansa cost the major airline big.

How some Muslim refugees are converting to Christianity

Across Germany small numbers of Muslim refugees are being baptized. But the reasons for why they change their faith are complicated.

Two teens arrested over suspected 'Islamist motivated' attack plot

Two German teens in southern Germany were arrested on Thursday, suspected of planning an "Islamist motivated" attack.

New threat to Merkel emerges: EU leader catches up in polls

Outgoing European Parliament President Martin Schluz has gained tremendous ground in a new poll, emerging as a potential threat to Chancellor Angela Merkel in next year’s election.

Police detain man suspected of bombing Dresden mosque

German police said Friday they have detained a 29-year-old man suspected of having carried out bomb attacks that struck a mosque and an international convention centre in the eastern city of Dresden.

Police call for witnesses after brutal Berlin U-Bahn attack

Police on Thursday released a video of a shocking incident at a Berlin train station, hoping to find witnesses to the crime.

These German children's songs bring tears to my eyes

When I arrived in Germany eight years ago I had no idea about German songs. But then I started working in a kindergarten and discovered a treasure trove of listening pleasure.

Germany launches €150 million aid package for returning immigrants

Germany has pledged to spend €150 million helping failed asylum seekers and immigrants return home, the minister of development said in an interview published on Friday.

Düsseldorf hopes to pull other cities onto weed legalization plan

City authorities in the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia want to legalize cannabis. But to see the plan through they might have to get their neighbours on board.

Opposition parties condemn German defence plan with Saudi Arabia

The German Defence Minister was in Saudi Arabia on Thursday aiming to conclude a training deal for Saudi military officers, eliciting sharp criticism from German left-leaning parties.

These are Germany’s absolute best restaurants... and they're not where you'd think

German cuisine may not be as internationally renowned among gourmands as French fare, but the country still has its share of three-star bistos that can't be missed.

These are the ten German districts with the richest residents

An annual study of consumer purchasing power shows where the richest Germans live and just how unevenly distributed wealth is throughout the country.

Industrial giant ThyssenKrupp hit by 'massive cyber attack'

German heavy industry giant ThyssenKrupp said Thursday it fell victim to a hacking attack in which the perpetrators sought to steal company secrets.

Chinese firm scraps German tech deal after US block

A Chinese company on Thursday said it had scrapped plans to purchase German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron after US President Obama blocked the deal on security concerns.

Husband arrested for burning wife to death on street

A 41-year-old man had been detained on suspicion of murder, after he is believed to have set fire to his wife on a street in the northern town of Kiel on Wednesday.

Muslim girl loses case to be exempt from co-ed swim classes

Germany's top court shot down the case of a young girl who had argued she should not have to take part in swim classes with both boys and girls due to her religion.

EU to sue Germany over Volkswagen emissions scandal

The European Commission is preparing a legal case against the German government for failing to properly impose regulations on diesel emissions on its car manufacturers.

Why making Germans wear bike helmets may actually be harmful

There are almost as many bikes as people in Germany. That doesn't mean Germans follow basic road safety - like wearing a helmet. But is that such a problem?

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