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Deadly stabbing in Germany investigated as terrorist attack

Berlin - A knife attack that killed one tourist and seriously injured another in the German city of Dresden in early October is being treated as a terrorist attack, prosecutors said Wednesday, turning fears to Islamist violence after a string of far-right attac...

Mysterious vandal attacks at Berlin museums

Berlin - Vandals have damaged dozens of artworks and artifacts at some of Berlin's most renowned museums, police said Wednesday, in a stunning attack kept quiet by authorities for more than two weeks.

Arrest warrants issued for founders of Panama Papers firm: report

Berlin - Germany has issued international arrest warrants for the two founders of the firm at the centre of the tax haven scandal exposed by the Panama Papers data leak, German media reported.

In new German save-the-forest fight, migrant captain centre stage

Deutschland - Eighteen months ago, German ship captain Carola Rackete was hailed a hero by refugee campaigners after she defied the authorities by steering a migrant rescue vessel into the port of Lampedusa.

EU-US alliance 'on life support' after four years of Trump

Frankfurt Am Main - Back in 2016, German Chancellor Angela Merkel greeted Donald Trump's victory with an extraordinary warning: that she would work with the US president on the condition that he respect democratic values. Things did not improve from there.

Pretenders to Merkel's crown go head-to-head in debate

Berlin - The three men vying to lead German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party took each other on in an online debate Saturday in a bid to revive a race that has been knocked off course by the coronavirus pandemic.

'Corona chaos' as Germans baffled by virus rules

Berlin - When Covid-19 first struck Europe earlier this year, Germany's federal system was credited with taking early and targeted measures that helped contain the virus better than many other countries.

Germany sees 6,638 daily virus cases, highest since start of pandemic

Berlin - New cases of coronavirus infections in Germany have soared to 6,638 in the past 24 hours, official data showed Thursday, reaching a daily level not seen since the start of the pandemic.

Op-Ed: Pandemic second wave worse — How’ll they screw this one up?

Sydney - In less than 12 months, the pandemic has basically crashed the global economy, and killed a million people. The second wave is now here, forming a rather grim pattern. The people who dropped the ball on the first wave are still in charge.

Biggest North Pole mission back from 'dying Arctic'

Bremerhaven - Researchers on the world's biggest mission to the North Pole returned to Germany on Monday, bringing home devastating proof of a dying Arctic Ocean and warnings of ice-free summers in just decades.

German leaders voice shame as tribute defaced a year after anti-Semitic attack

Berlin - German leaders voiced their shame over resurgent anti-Semitism on Friday, one year after a deadly attack targeting Jews in the city of Halle, as a tribute to the victims was defaced with swastikas.

Police clear Berlin squat, symbol of city's radicalism

Berlin - Police cleared one of Berlin's few remaining squats on Friday, as a symbol of the German capital's free-spirited ideals faces the reality of soaring rents and gentrification.

Arctic odyssey ends, bringing home tales of alarming ice loss

Berlin - The biggest Arctic expedition in history will return to the German port of Bremerhaven on Monday after a year-long mission, bringing home observations from scientists that sea ice is melting at a "dramatic rate" in the region.

Witnesses at Berlin trial recount killing 'ordered by Russia'

Berlin - German office worker Drosten F. was just about to order lunch on a restaurant terrace on a sunny August day last year when he heard a loud bang. At first glance at the scene unfolding before him, he thought it was an accident.

France, Germany and UK seek Russia sanctions over Navalny poisoning

Berlin - Germany, France and Britain on Wednesday directly accused Russia of "involvement and responsibility" in the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, announcing that they will seek EU sanctions over the case.

Navalny urges EU entry bans on Putin's 'close circles'

Berlin - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Wednesday urged the European Union to impose tough targeted sanctions including entry bans against key figures in or backing Vladimir Putin's government over his poisoning.

High-stakes 'Russian hitman' trial opens in Berlin

Berlin - A German court on Wednesday put a Russian man on trial over the assassination of a former Chechen commander in a Berlin park, allegedly on Moscow's orders, a case that risks worsening acrimonious ties between Germany and Russia.

UAE, Israel ministers in 'historic' first meet at Holocaust Memorial

Berlin - The foreign ministers of Israel and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday visited the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin during their historic first meeting, a major step forward for their new relations.

Report shines light on right-wing extremism in German police

Berlin - Right-wing extremism is not a systemic problem in the German police despite hundreds of examples documented in a new report, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said Tuesday.

Belarus opposition leader joins Berlin protest ahead of Merkel meeting

Berlin - Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya urged protesters to keep up their fight against strongman Alexander Lukashenko after she arrived in Berlin Monday for a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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