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Study shows: Millennials still tuning in for traditional TV

Just in time for World Television Day (November 21), new statistics show that despite many millennials using mobile devices to watch TV, televisions are still as relevant and appreciated as ever.

World must secure 'binding' climate deal in Paris: Merkel

Berlin - The international community must secure a binding deal against climate change at key UN talks in Paris next week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday.

Germany to send 650 troops to Mali to relieve France

Berlin - Germany will send up to 650 soldiers to Mali, Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday, to provide some relief to France in its global fight against the Islamic State jihadists.

Tyson Fury sees Klitschko fight easiest in his career

Unbeaten British heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury is confident of victory against heavyweight multiple titlist Wladimir Klitschko, saying their Saturday encounter in Dusseldorf, Germany will be one of the easiest fights of his career.

Peruvian farmer sues German energy giant over climate change

Berlin - A Peruvian farmer has filed a landmark lawsuit against German energy giant RWE, saying that the company's fossil fuel emissions endanger his family, livelihood and hometown, a German NGO said Tuesday.

Volkswagen cuts $1 billion in spending amid scandal

Still reeling from the Dieselgate scandal, Volkswagen had set aside $7.3 billion to recover. That may not be enough. The company recently decided to cut its capital investments by $1.1 billion, or about 8 percent of the total.

Merkel hails late German leader Schmidt for anti-terror fight

Hamburg - Political leaders bid farewell to former West German chancellor Helmut Schmidt with a state funeral Monday, paying tribute to his steady leadership in the face of terror attacks and economic crisis.

Jewish group in Germany urges limit to refugee influx

Berlin - The Central Council of Jews in Germany called Monday for a limit to the migrant influx because of problems with integrating the mainly Muslim newcomers, earning a quick rebuke from a pro-refugee charity.

Paris attacks: Steinmeier thought blast was 'fireworks'

Berlin - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in an interview published Sunday he thought the first explosion he heard a week ago at a Paris stadium was fireworks, but soon realised it was a terror attack.

Berlin sets up refugee shelter at former Stasi HQ

Berlin - Berlin has opened a shelter at the former headquarters of communist East Germany's feared Stasi secret police to help house a record influx of asylum seekers, weekend media reports said.

Bavarian premier's popularity dented after criticising Merkel

Berlin - The head of Bavaria's conservative party was re-elected Saturday with his weakest score to date, seen as punishment after he berated ally German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her welcoming refugee policy.

Merkel berated over refugee policy by Bavarian ally

Munich - German Chancellor Angela Merkel came under fire on Friday for her welcoming refugee policy from her powerful Bavarian coalition ally, who demanded she cap arrivals "in the national interest".

Refugees put Merkel to test as she marks 10 years in power

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel marks a decade in power Sunday facing the fight of her political life over her liberal stance on refugees, which provoked a party revolt, and fresh fears sparked by the Paris carnage.

Merkel: From austerity priestess to 'Mother Angela'

Berlin - A Protestant pastor's daughter who grew up behind the Iron Curtain, Angela Merkel has made an unprecedented journey to become chancellor of Germany and the world's most powerful woman.

Journal pulls paper in science and immigration row

Berlin - A scientist who refused to let a software package he devised be used in European countries that are ‘soft’ on immigration has seen a research paper describing his software retracted by the publishing journal.

German minister warns Paris attacks 'probably not the last'

Mainz - The jihadist attacks in Paris may be part of a wider series of strikes the Islamic State group plans in Europe, Germany's interior minister warned Wednesday.

Hanover bomb threat will impact German league — Rauball

Hanover - A bomb threat which forced Germany's friendly against the Netherlands to be cancelled on Tuesday will have an impact on security at Bundesliga grounds, says German FA president Reinhard Rauball.

Germany frees 7 people arrested, no link to Paris attacks

Berlin - German police released seven people they had arrested on Tuesday, saying there was no evidence linking them to the Paris attacks.

EU far-right demands halt to refugee influx after Paris attacks

Berlin - European populist and far-right leaders on Monday seized on the jihadist attacks in Paris to demand the continent stem the record migrant influx, charging that terrorists could hide among the masses.

German 'triple agent' admits spying for CIA

Munich - A German suspected triple agent charged with treason admitted Monday to spying for the CIA, telling a court he had done so out of dissatisfaction with his secret service job."No one trusted me with anything at the Federal Intelligence Service (BND).
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