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German word of the day: Die Blechlawine 2019-01-21 09:27:12You might hear this word when friends are running late and they want to explain why - or even on the radio during the travel news.

Germany considers Autobahn speed limit to fight climate 2019-01-21 06:45:13Proposed speed limit enforcements on the Autobahn are “against all common sense,” Minister of Transportation Andrews Scheuer said in Munic

Berlin to impose New Year's Eve fireworks ban 2019-01-21 05:31:12Fireworks are to be banned in two ‘hotspots’ in the German capital on New Year’s Eve, the state interior senator Andreas Geisel has

What the mysterious 'Nebra Sky Disk' tells us 2019-01-21 05:28:15Twenty years ago, a stunning Bronze Age artifact was discovered in an eastern German forest. The subject of a new book, it reveals how people once saw

Germany deported record number of refugees in 2018 2019-01-21 04:57:06Germany deported nearly 9,000 refugees to other European Union states in 2018, according to a report by the Süddeutsche Zeitung published Monday.

Germany plans to sanction Iran airline: report 2019-01-21 04:20:09Germany plans to ban Iranian airline Mahan Air from its airports, media reported Monday, in an escalation of sanctions adopted by the EU against Iran

IN PHOTOS: The 'blood moon' seen throughout Germany 2019-01-21 03:47:00Early risers on Monday morning were greeted with a rare image: The full moon shimmered reddish during a total lunar eclipse which was seen throughout

Holocaust victims killed at Auschwitz laid to rest 2019-01-21 02:12:38The remains of six Holocaust victims who were murdered at the Auschwitz death camp were laid to rest in Britain on Sunday

Mick Schumacher joins Ferrari Driver Academy 2019-01-20 05:19:18Mick Schumacher, the teenage son of seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher, has joined Ferrari's Driver Academy, the Italian Formul

German executives turn to magic to up their 2019-01-20 04:50:43Harold Voit takes out his wallet, extracts a wad of 50-euro bills and gazes at it calmly as the cash goes up in flames.

Thousands protest in Berlin against industrialised agriculture 2019-01-20 04:37:39Thousands of protesters, backed by a procession of farm tractors, marched in Berlin Saturday for environmental protection and against the industrial a

Iconic creations of Bauhaus design, 100 years on 2019-01-19 06:49:56As Bauhaus, the most influential design school of the 20th century, marks its 100th birthday, examples of its keep-it-simple elegance can still be fou

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Russia's Putin and Japan's Abe try to end New! 2019-01-22 04:49:00The row over the Kuril islands has stopped Russia and Japan from signing a peace treaty to end World War II. Now, a high-level meeting between Vladimi

Cristiano Ronaldo accepts plea deal in tax fraud New! 2019-01-22 04:49:00Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo faces a multimillion dollar fine and a suspended jail term after pleading guilty to tax fraud in Spain. However, the Juv

Nets 'n' Lasers: some of our best hopes New! 2019-01-22 04:38:00In 60 years of space exploration, we've placed almost 7,000 satellites in orbit. Less than a third still function. The rest is dangerous junk - and t

Austria's Good Friday law discriminatory, top EU court New! 2019-01-22 04:23:00The European Court of Justice has ruled in favor of Markuz Achatzi, who sued his company for extra pay for working on Good Friday. In Austria, only me

Corporations 'failing to pay proper tax rates' in New! 2019-01-22 03:55:00An investigation by the Greens in the European Parliament has shown big companies throughout the bloc are failing to pay their statutory taxes. The pa

Every third new car in Norway powered entirely New! 2019-01-22 03:06:00Electric vehicles made up 31 percent of all new cars sold in Norway in 2018, the highest rate in the world. Generous incentives are propelling the cou

China sneezes, but will Germany catch a cold? New! 2019-01-22 03:00:00"The German economy rises and falls with China." Bankers are generally not known for their hyperbole, but the words of Jörg Krämer of Com

Zimbabwe president pledges probe into protest crackdown New! 2019-01-22 01:05:00Unrest over a sharp increase in fuel prices had got so bad that Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa cut short an investment-seeking trip to Europe.

Venezuela captures troops rebelling in Caracas 2019-01-21 22:09:00Security forces in Venezuela have arrested 27 members of the National Guard who took part in a public mutiny against the regime of Nicolas Maduro. Pre

WhatsApp limits message forwarding to combat fake news 2019-01-21 20:58:00The Facebook-owned messaging service is limiting the number of times a user can forward a message. The company has been trying to limit the spreading

Mexico sets new murder record with more than 2019-01-21 20:48:00Mexico saw more murders in 2018 than any other year since nationwide records began some two decades ago, according to the country's Interior Ministry

France summons Italian envoy after deputy PM's Africa 2019-01-21 20:16:00Luigi Di Maio, Italy's deputy prime minister, blamed France for causing people in Africa to migrate to Europe. Italy's new government has frequently

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Commuter Knits a ‘Rail Delay Scarf.’ It Fetches 2019-01-16 06:07:26Claudia Weber, 55, who tries to take the train into Munich, Germany, each day, turned her frustrations with a year of spotty service into a four-foot

German Intelligence Agency Puts Far-Right Party on Warning 2019-01-15 17:31:48The Office for the Protection of the Constitution has deemed the Alternative for Germany’s youth wing “extremist” and will start obs

Theo Adam, Acclaimed in Wagner Operas, Is Dead 2019-01-15 13:16:08A German bass-baritone who was called one of the 20th century’s most important interpreters of his countryman. He was also prized for his acting

The Hunt for the Nazi Loot Still Sitting 2019-01-14 10:00:09The art stolen by the Nazis has gotten more attention, but millions of books were also looted from Jews, and others, and have yet to be returned.

Jakiw Palij, Former Nazi Guard Deported After Decades 2019-01-10 20:24:06Mr. Palij had lived for decades in Queens. Although ordered deported in 2004, no country agreed to take him for 14 years.

In an Ancient Nun’s Teeth, Blue Paint — 2019-01-09 17:18:21A rare blue pigment, discovered in the fossilized plaque of a German nun, hints at a broader role for women in the production of religious texts.

Police Say Alternative for Germany Embellished Lawmaker’s Assault 2019-01-09 13:39:06After reviewing video of the attack, the authorities said that Frank Magnitz suffered injuries when he fell to the ground after being hit once, but th

Far-Right Lawmaker in Germany Is Severely Beaten in 2019-01-08 09:34:11Officials with Alternative for Germany said they believed the assault on Frank Magnitz was politically motivated.

German Man Confesses to Hacking Politicians’ Data, Officials 2019-01-08 05:04:40The 20-year-old said he had acted alone in publishing private information of hundreds of lawmakers and others, the authorities said.

Workers on Corporate Boards? Germany’s Had Them for 2019-01-06 19:00:03Elizabeth Warren’s plan to give workers a voice on corporate boards isn’t radical. “Co-determination” has a long history, and

Toxic Peroxide Found on Dutch Beach After Cargo 2019-01-04 13:11:34The Netherlands deployed troops to help clean up after a storm threw hundreds of containers off the MSC Zoe, littering beaches with debris.

Hackers Leak Details of German Lawmakers, Except Those 2019-01-04 07:30:03Twitter has shut down an account that had been posting personal data for weeks. Only the Alternative for Germany party appeared to be unscathed.

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