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Nazi POW leaves estate to 'kind' Scottish village

A former Nazi prisoner of war has left his entire estate in his will to a small village in Scotland to show his appreciation for the kindness he received there during his captivity.

US tries to block Chinese purchase of Aixtron

US President Barack Obama on Friday moved to block a Chinese company's purchase of German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron by rejecting the inclusion of Aixtron's US business in the deal.

Stolen Dachau death camp gate found in Norway

An iron gate with the infamous slogan "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work will set you free") stolen from the former Nazi concentration camp Dachau in Germany two years ago has been found in Norway, police said Friday.

Berlin vs Munich: whose newborn polar bear is cuter?

Munich zoo announced on Thursday that a new bear had been born on November 21st, whereas Berlin zoo released the first pictures of its new month-old family member on Friday.

Stolen Dachau 'Work will set you free' gate found: police

An iron gate from the former Nazi concentration camp in Germany's Dachau with the slogan "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work will set you free") has been found two years after it was stolen, police said Friday.

How to speak German like a silver screen icon

We all agree that there is no other option than to learn irregular German verbs by rote. But when you want a bit of downtime from studying the language, why not learn from your big screen heroes?

Mystery flight path artist draws new message in sky

A pilot who likes to draw patterns in the sky using his flight path has returned with his greatest artwork yet.

Berlin 'abusing power' to stop Snowden trip to Germany

Opposition parties have accused the coalition government of overstepping its authority in its attempt to block American whistleblower Edward Snowden's trip to Germany.

Germany gains record number of Michelin-star restaurants

Germany had a slew of newly minted Michelin-star restaurants this year, and its top-rated establishments held onto their prestigious three stars.

At last: Germany passes major disabled rights reform

For years people with disabilities in Germany have called for legislation to provide them with better benefits and opportunities in life and work. On Thursday the German parliament passed such a reform - but is it enough?

How new German rules are dividing Syrians from their kids

Germany, trying to staunch the flow of Syrian refugees, has placed high hurdles for them to be reunited with their families, creating a Kafkaesque nightmare in the courts.

10 German Christmas cookies you have to bake this winter

Fire up your ovens and get ready to bake - here are ten festive German cookies and pastries that'll send your senses into paroxysms of yuletide joy.

5 things we learnt reading Germany's first Charlie Hebdo

The very first German edition of Charlie Hebdo hit the shelves across the country on Thursday. So what can Germans expect if they buy it?

Germany's neighbours mull suit over 'foreigner Autobahn toll'

Germany has finally come to an agreement with the European Commission on its new road toll, but neighbouring states who most often use its motorways are not pleased.

German stock market to start trading in magic armour

Magic weapons and virtual hats will soon join Siemens, Volkswagen and other blue chips in trading on the Deutsche Börse.

Syrian teen kicked off Berlin tram for food, not headscarf

On Wednesday a Syrian teenager reported she had been kicked off Berlin public transport for wearing a headscarf. It now appears that was a misunderstanding.

Rostock man 'still ate meals with dead brother' for a month

Police in the northern city of Rostock discovered a morbid scene on Thursday when they found that a man had been living for weeks with his dead brother propped up at the kitchen table.

What we know about the 'gay porn star turned Islamist spy'

German officials confirmed that an agent with the country's domestic spy service, the BfV, was in fact a suspected Islamist. Then media reported he had also once been a porn actor. Here's what we know so far.

How a German Olympian's heart gave a Brazilian new life

Canoeist Stefan Henze's life was cut tragically short by a car crash at this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. But by donating his heart, he saved the life of a Brazilian grandmother.

Missing Hamburg cop found dead in suspected suicide

The 22-year-old police officer was discovered dead on Tuesday afternoon after a six-day search, not far from the train station where she was last seen.

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