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Mourners join memorial service for Germanwings crash victims

Cologne - Grieving relatives joined political and religious leaders Friday at a sombre German memorial service for the victims of last month's Germanwings crash in the French Alps, blamed on a depressed co-pilot.

One detained after gyrocopter lands at the U.S. Capitol

The U.S. capitol remains of high alert after a small gyrocopter lands outside the west end of the Capitol building. The pilot has been detained at this time.

Last male white rhino on Earth guarded by armed men 24/7

The last endangered white rhino on Earth is currently being guarded constantly by four armed rangers. It is their hope to aid the rhino in mating before the animal becomes extinct.

Kerry 'confident' on Iran deal after US Senate compromise

Berlin - US Secretary of State John Kerry Wednesday welcomed a compromise with Congress on giving lawmakers a say on any final deal on Iran's nuclear programme, with negotiations set to resume next week.

German government split on surging refugee numbers

Berlin - Divisions surfaced in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government Wednesday on whether the country which is Europe's top destination for asylum seekers should take in more refugees.

Russia sanctions only lifted when truce respected: G7

Berlin - Russia can expect international sanctions against it to be lifted only when it complies with the terms of a ceasefire with Ukraine, foreign ministers from the Group of Seven said on Wednesday.

Jürgen Klopp to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season

Borussia Dortmund confirmed that manager Jürgen Klopp will leave the club at the end of the season with Thomas Tuchel lined up as a possible replacement.

G7 foreign ministers look to progress on Ukraine, Iran

Deutschland - G7 foreign ministers met in Germany on Tuesday looking to build on recent progress on the Ukraine crisis and Iran's nuclear programme, host Frank-Walter Steinmeier said.

Dutch anti-Islam MP Wilders rallies German PEGIDA protesters

Dresden - Dutch far-right populist lawmaker Geert Wilders rallied thousands of PEGIDA followers in eastern Germany Monday to counter society's "Islamisation" but failed to draw the record crowds organisers had hoped for.

'Grave concern' about Ukraine fighting at four-way talks

Berlin - The French, German, Russian and Ukranian foreign ministers expressed "grave concern" Tuesday about violations of a shaky ceasefire in separatist-held east Ukraine but pledged to continue dialogue.

German literary lion Gunter Grass dies at 87

Berlin - Germany's Nobel-winning author, Gunter Grass, who acted as a moral compass for many in the postwar nation but later provoked criticism over his own World War II past, died Monday aged 87, his publishers said.

Germany calls on Russia, Ukraine to move to next phase of peace deal

Frankfurt - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called on Russia and Ukraine to set in motion the next phase of the shaky Minsk peace accords aimed at stopping the fighting in east Ukraine, ahead of talks about their implementation in Berlin on Mon...

Bomb alert forces evacuation of Germanwings flight

Frankfurt - Passengers and crew on a Germanwings flight from Cologne to Milan were on Sunday ordered to evacuate the plane as it prepared to take off due to a bomb alert.

German woman pregnant with quadruplets at 65: Report

Berlin - A 65-year-old Berlin woman who already has 13 children is pregnant again with quadruplets, Germany's RTL broadcaster reported Sunday.

Russia supplying weapons, troops to Ukraine separatists: Report

Frankfurt - NATO believes that Russia has supplied more troops and weapons to pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine, a German newspaper reported on Sunday."We have noticed again support for the separatists, with weapons, troops and training.

Lufthansa doctors recommended continued treatment for crash pilot: Report

Frankfurt - Doctors at Lufthansa had recommended that pilot Andreas Lubitz, who is suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps, be given psychological treatment after he suffered a bout of depression, a German newspaper reported.

Buchenwald survivors mark 70th anniversary of liberation

Frankfurt - More than 80 survivors of the Buchenwald concentration camp observed a minute's silence on Saturday, 70 years to the day since it was liberated.

Germany beefing up tank battalions as Ukrainian tensions persist

Berlin - Germany is to beef up its army by bringing back into service 100 tanks that were mothballed following the end of the Cold War. The move comes as tensions remain high in Eastern Europe concerning perceived Russian involvement in Ukraine.

Albanian arrested after Israeli murdered in Berlin: German police

Berlin - An Albanian man was arrested Friday in the Czech Republic on suspicion of beating to death an Israeli tourist in Berlin, German police said.

Dead Israeli was Berlin tourist seeking help home: Embassy

Berlin - An Israeli man who was killed in Berlin at the weekend was a tourist who sought help because he was short of funds for a flight, the embassy said Thursday.
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