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Germany reimposes land border controls before G7 summit

Berlin - Germany has reimposed land border controls ahead of a G7 summit next month where it expects large counter-protests, and tightened road, rail and air travel checks, police said Tuesday.

German MP linked to Ukraine denied entry to Russia

Berlin - A German deputy with strong links to Ukraine was denied access to Russian territory over the weekend, a decision slammed as "unacceptable" by Berlin on Monday.

65-year-old German woman births 4 babies, premature but alive

A 65-year-old German woman gave birth to four babies on Tuesday in Berlin but it didn't go as hoped. The quadruplets all survived but were born premature at 26 weeks. The newborns now make Annegret Raunigk a mother of 17.

German Alps hotel fire kills at least five

Berlin - A fire that ripped through a hotel in the German Alps on Saturday killed at least five people and wounded seven others, while another person was missing, police said.

German woman, 65 and mother of 13, has quadruplets

Berlin - A 65-year-old German woman, who already has 13 children, has given birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure in Ukraine, RTL television reported early on Saturday.

Amnesty gives top rights award to Ai Weiwei, Joan Baez

Berlin - Human rights group Amnesty International on Thursday honoured Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei and US folk singer Joan Baez as joint winners of its Ambassador of Conscience Award.

German rail strike called off, but new dispute looms

Frankfurt - German railways operator Deutsche Bahn on Thursday announced an end to a drivers strike that had paralysed train travel in Europe's biggest economy, after the feuding sides agreed to mediation.

German police find Hitler's long-lost horse sculptures

Berlin - German police Wednesday recovered two life-sized bronze sculptures of horses worth millions that once stood outside Adolf Hitler's chancellery but vanished in the year the Berlin Wall fell.

German rail passengers face more chaos as drivers strike

Frankfurt - German rail operator Deutsche Bahn cancelled two thirds of long-distance passenger services Wednesday as train drivers began an open-ended walkout that will last at least one week.

Hollande rejects EU migrant quotas but backs better distribution

Berlin - French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that quotas for migrants in Europe were "out of the question" but said he supported a better distribution of refugees between EU countries.

102-year-old woman receives PhD after being denied by Nazis

A 102-year-old woman has been awarded a doctoral degree, after having been denied a chance to defend her doctoral thesis 1938 by the Nazi Regime then in power in Germany. The woman is of Jewish descent.

'No right to fail' on climate change, warns France's Fabius

Berlin - France's foreign minister warned Monday that the international community had no option but to combat climate change as there is "no alternative planet".

German cop probed for alleged brutal assaults on refugees

Hanover - German prosecutors are investigating a police officer who allegedly abused two refugees, strangling an Afghan man and forcing a Moroccan to eat rotten pork off the floor.

German spy agency 'helped US find bin Laden': Report

Berlin - Germany's foreign intelligence agency helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden in Pakistan where US special forces killed the al-Qaeda leader, according to a German news report published Sunday.

Two dead in train collision in northwest Germany

Berlin - Two people were killed and 20 others injured Saturday when a passenger train collided with a tractor trailer carrying manure in northwest Germany, police said.

Google, ex-F1 boss Max Mosley settle sex party image row

Berlin - Google and ex-Formula One boss Max Mosley have settled a dispute over images from a sadomasochistic orgy he took part in, the US tech giant and Mosley's German lawyer said Friday.

Hollande denounces 'unacceptable' violations of Ukraine ceasefire

Aachen - France's President Francois Hollande on Thursday denounced as "unacceptable" ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine, after speaking briefly with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in Germany.

Op-Ed: Voice of America disappoints

U.S. taxpayer funded Voice of America (VOA) has problems offering timely analysis of Kremlin propaganda, such as President Putin's latest defense of the Hitler-Stalin Pact which launched World War II.

Berlin Philharmonic votes on new chief conductor

Berlin - The Berlin Philharmonic's members cloistered in an undisclosed location Monday to elect their next chief conductor, one of the most prestigious jobs in the world of classical music.

Turkey's Erdogan rallies supporters in Germany

Karlsruhe - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday rallied thousands of supporters in Germany, weeks before his Islamic-rooted party will contest June parliamentary elections.
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