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World on track for warming 'far above' 2C target: analysts

Bonn - Inadequate national targets for curbing climate-altering greenhouse gases meant emissions would be "far above" the level required to stave off disastrous global warming, analysts warned Wednesday.

'We love Germany!', cry relieved refugees at Munich station

Munich - "We love Germany," several young migrants yelled happily as they stumbled out of a train in Munich -- the last stop, they hope, of their long and perilous journey from war.

Op-Ed: Time to talk about restoring the Donbass

Kiev - Despite Kiev’s Constitutional Court’s positive assessment of the government’s groundbreaking decentralization plans that would give more powers and autonomy to all Ukrainian regions, all sides of the debate appear to have walked away feeling cheated

German minister's 'Negro' comment sparks social media storm

Berlin - A German state minister sparked a social media storm Tuesday after calling a beloved German pop singer a "wonderful Negro" during a TV debate on Europe's migrant crisis.

Refugee crisis tests Europe's core ideals: Merkel

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Monday for EU action on the migrant crisis, saying it was testing the core ideals of universal rights at the heart of the European Union.

Cash crunch for Paris conference: UN climate chief

Bonn - Crunch climate negotiations opened in Bonn Monday with a UN official urging countries to replenish coffers for the critical Paris conference tasked with sealing a global carbon-curbing pact in December.

Doing cocaine stops you from recognizing people's emotions

New research shows that a single dose of cocaine can interfere with a person's ability to recognize other people's emotions.

German media and celebs rally for refugees after ugly protests

Berlin - Germany may have witnessed violent anti-refugee protests this week -- but the message from the country's media and celebrities is a loud and determined welcome for people fleeing the horrors of war.

Thousands welcome refugees to Germany at Dresden rally

Dresden - Thousands of people took to the streets of the German city of Dresden on Saturday to send a message of welcome to refugees, after a string of violent anti-migrant protests in the region.

Water events at Rio Olympics are becoming dangerous to athletes

Berlin - German Olympic athlete Erik Heil has undergone surgery in a Berlin hospital after contracting a serious skin infection he claims was caused by the terrible pollution in Brazil's Guanabara Bay.

German court reinstates ban on demos in flashpoint refugee town

Heidenau - The German government said Friday it was sending police reinforcements to the eastern state of Saxony, following violent anti-migrant protests which prompted a ban on rallies in the flashpoint town of Heidenau.

Berlin pledges police backup to refugee flashpoint town

Heidenau - Berlin pledged Friday to send police reinforcements to the eastern German town hit by violent anti-migrant protests, as a court ruled that a ban imposed on rallies there over fears of new clashes was "clearly illegal".

German town scraps refugee party as police unable to ensure safety

Berlin - German authorities cancelled Friday a party to welcome refugees in the town of Heidenau, recently the scene of violent far-right protests, saying the public's safety could not be guaranteed due to a shortage of police.

More than 1,000 NATO paratroopers mount exercise in Germany

Berlin - More than 1,000 NATO paratroopers jumped from aircraft above Germany Wednesday in one of the alliance's largest airborne training exercise in Europe since the Cold War ended, the US army said.

Merkel booed by German protesters at refugee centre

Heidenau - German demonstrators booed Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday as she arrived at a refugee centre hit by violent far-right protests, according to an AFP reporter.

Merkel vows no tolerance for migrant hate as 40 die in Mediterranean

Heidenau - German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced down far-right hecklers on Wednesday, vowing zero tolerance for "vile" anti-migrant violence as rescuers found 40 corpses on a stricken boat off the Libyan coast.

Berlin eases asylum rules for Syrians as migrants pour into EU

Berlin - Germany on Tuesday said it had eased asylum rules for Syrians in a move expected to relieve pressure on southern European nations as thousands more migrants pour into the bloc.

Germany battles anti-refugee violence as new attack hits shelter

Berlin - Germany scrambled Tuesday to quell a wave of anti-migrant violence, as a suspected arson attack hit a planned refugee shelter just hours after Chancellor Angela Merkel denounced xenophobic protests as "vile".

Merkel, Hollande urge unified EU response to refugee crisis

Berlin - The leaders of France and Germany called Monday for a unified response to Europe's biggest migrant crisis since World War II, as a new wave of refugees began entering the EU from Serbia.

Woman lives on trains because she's sick of paying rent

When passengers exit the train, Leonie Müller stays on it because she lives there. The train is her home and she has no problems with this.
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