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How bedbugs have sex safely

According to a new study, the spongy undersides of female bedbugs protect the insects from painful intercourse. This answers the conundrum as to how the insects reproduce.

Germany approves Greek bailout extension despite unease

Berlin - German lawmakers approved a hard-won bailout extension for Greece's new anti-austerity government in a move Berlin's finance chief called "not easy" but necessary, keeping a crucial lifeline open to Athens.

German suspected serial killer nurse jailed for life

Oldenburg - A German nurse was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for murdering two hospital patients but authorities fear a far higher death toll after he admitted killing 30 people in a thrill-seeking life and death game.

Family of scientist Alan Turing seeks pardon for 49,000 other men

The family of world-renowned code-breaking scientist Alan Turing plans to demand that the government pardon 49,000 other men who, like Turing, were also persecuted for being gay.

German former MP goes on trial on child porn charges

Berlin - A former German lawmaker went on trial Monday accused of downloading child pornography in a case that triggered a major political scandal leading to the resignation of a cabinet minister.

Toddler dies as measles outbreak hits German capital

Berlin - A toddler suffering from measles has died in the German capital, health authorities said Monday, amid the country's worst outbreak in years and a debate about vaccinations.

Op-Ed: Greece given 4 months, but EU double standards continue

Athens - Greece has been given an extra 4 months to “present reforms” to the EU. The reforms are described as “tackling tax evasion, corruption and dealing with the humanitarian crisis.” What, the one caused by the EU?

Poverty in Germany hits post-reunification high: Study

Berlin - Poverty in Germany has risen to its highest level since reunification in 1990, with the gap between rich and poor in Europe's top economy getting wider, a study said Thursday.Some 12.5 million people were classed as poor in 2013, up from 12.

Using bacteria to battle malaria as possible drug treatment

Uppsala - A newly discovered family of bacteria, found in malaria-carrying mosquitoes, could hold the key to fighting the parasitic disease.

German nurse says 'sorry' for killing over 30 patients

Berlin - A German former nurse who has admitted killing over 30 hospital patients with lethal injections in a thrill-seeking game to try to revive them apologised on Thursday to relatives of the victims.

German court halts eviction of 76-year-old smoker

Berlin - A German court ruled Wednesday that a 76-year-old smoker, facing eviction over the smoke and stench of full ashtrays emanating from his home, can stay in his apartment for now.

ISIS vows to take down Rome

In the most recent propaganda video released by the militant group ISIS, the terroristic group vows to conquer Rome. Some say it is a blatant attack on Christians.

Ghost super moon on February 18th will not be visible

The first "Super" moon of 2015 will rise on Feb. 18th. As the moon rises it will be a rare "Super New Moon" which means the moon will not be visible.

Leading German scholar awarded in India Special

German scholar Dr. Annette Schmiedchen was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in the country, last month. The award recognizes Dr. Schmiedchen’s work in the fields of Indology and Sanskrit studies.

Terror jitters cast shadow over German carnival revelry

Berlin - Germany's carnival celebrations drew hundreds of thousands on to the streets Monday, despite fears of possible jihadist violence as the traditional "Mardi Gras" parade reflected themes of terror attacks and freedom of speech.

Attacks in Denmark may have been inspired by magazine massacre

Copenhagen - The gunman believed to have shot and killed two people in Denmark on Sunday appears to have been inspired by last month’s attack on the offices of a satirical French magazine and a grocery store in which 17 were slain.

German anti-euro party wins first seats in western state

Berlin - Germany's anti-euro AfD party was Sunday set to win its first seats in a western state, boosting the populist group which has emerged amid the eurozone crisis to the right of Angela Merkel's conservatives.

German city cancels parade over 'Islamist attack' threat

Berlin - The German city of Braunschweig cancelled a planned carnival procession Sunday because of a "specific threat of an Islamist attack", police said.

German anti-euro party eyes first seats in western state assembly

Berlin - Germany's populist anti-euro AfD party hoped to capture its first seats in a western state legislature in an election Sunday in the country's second city of Hamburg.Around 1.

Greek daily's Nazi cartoon of Schaeuble 'vile'

Berlin - A spokesman for Germany's finance minister Friday condemned as "vile" a Greek newspaper caricature that showed Wolfgang Schaeuble in a Nazi-era army uniform, alluding to the Holocaust.
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