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How a butcher's son gave Hamburg its wild reputation

125 years ago on Thursday a boy was born in Hamburg whose tales of partying on the Reeperbahn brought the city to the world's attention.

Pirate politician wrote to party about murder: report

A Pirate party politician in Berlin found dead on Monday is believed to have stalked and killed another man before committing suicide - and reportedly wrote about it to a party mate.

10 years since magnet-train crash that shook Germany

September 22nd 2016 marks the tenth anniversary of the Transrapid train crash in Emsland, Lower Saxony.

Investors sue VW for €8.2 bn over 'dieselgate' in Germany

Volkswagen investors have filed 1,400 lawsuits seeking 8.2 billion euros in damages over the emissions cheating scandal, a German court said Wednesday, adding to the embattled car giant's legal woes.

Want a fat state pension at 37? Join the Social Democrats

Berliners have reacted with disbelief after the mayor's head spokeswoman was placed on a temporary retirement plan of €6,385 per month - and at the ripe old age of 37.

10 German foods that make foreigners' stomachs churn

What to do when your German in-laws serve you a plate of dark and slimy Grünkohl?

Police arrest Syrian refugee, 16, over Isis links

A 16-year-old Syrian refugee has been arrested in Germany on suspicion of having ties to the Isis jihadist group, officials said Wednesday, describing him as a "serious threat".

Leader of anti-refugee Pegida becomes 'refugee' in Africa

He has infamously referred to refugees as "cattle" and "scum", but now Pegida leader Lutz Bachmann might feel some sympathy, after "persecution" has forced him flee to Tenerife.

Xenophobia threatening peace in eastern Germany: govt

Growing xenophobia and right-wing extremism could threaten peace in eastern Germany, the government warned Wednesday, voicing fears over the impact of a series of attacks against refugees in the region.

New AfD Berlin senator: Nazi civilian killings were 'legal'

The AfD party admitted this week that one of their newest elected politicians was once part of an extremist group. And his Facebook posts reveal more about his troubling thoughts on the Nazis.

Several Germans trapped in Turkey since coup attempt

At least six German citizens suspected of supporting a failed coup attempt in July have been banned from leaving Turkey by the government in Ankara, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reports.

Obama thanks Merkel for open refugee policy

US President Barack Obama made a special thank you to Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany on Tuesday at the United Nations, praising her for doing "the right thing".

Police free man arrested as terror suspect in August

A man arrested in August in a town near the Polish border on suspicion of planning a bomb attack on a street festival has been released.

Bayer-Monsanto deal 'danger for our food': French chefs

Some of France's top chefs on Tuesday denounced the $66-billion takeover of controversial seed firm Monsanto by chemicals giant Bayer as a "danger for our dinner plates".

Foreign state 'aims hack attack' against top politicians

Several German political parties were the target of hacker attacks over the summer, with a foreign government suspected to be behind them, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reports.

Court denies German man's fatherhood of nine embryos

A German man has failed to win his case concerning his fatherhood over nine embryos that were created in the United States several years ago.

World's first hydrogen train to go into service in Germany

Germany is set to host the world's first zero-emission, hydrogen passenger train when it gets into gear next year.

Bayern Munich coach Ancelotti: club is 'like family'

Ahead of Wednesday's top-of-the-table Bundesliga clash at home to Hertha Berlin, Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti says he has found a true 'family' at the Bavarian giants.

Lufthansa signs joint venture with Air China

German airline Lufthansa and Air China said on Tuesday they had signed a deal to jointly operate all the groups' connections between Europe and China.

German official charged with spying on Sikhs for India

A German immigration official has been arrested and charged with espionage for an Indian secret service for allegedly spying on members of the Sikh religion, prosecutors said Tuesday.

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