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Medvedev lambasts 'stupid' Merkel migrant policy

Berlin - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has condemned German Chancellor Angela Merkel's liberal policy on migrants as "quite simply stupid", in an interview due to appear this weekend.

Death toll of German train crash climbs to 11: Police

Berlin - A 47-year-old man succumbed Thursday to his injuries from a deadly train crash in southern Germany, bringing the death toll from the accident to 11, police said.

Leaders locked in Syria talks to rescue peace process

Munich - Foreign ministers were locked in late-night talks in Munich on Thursday, seeking a way to revive a floundering Syrian peace process as Russia warned of the possibility of a "new world war".

Russia has made 'quite specific' proposal on Syria ceasefire: Lavrov 

Munich - Russia has made a "quite specific" proposal for a ceasefire in Syria and is awaiting a US response, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday.

Russia ready to discuss Syria ceasefire at international talks

Munich - Russia said Thursday it was ready to discuss a ceasefire in Syria as foreign ministers gathered in Munich in a bid to kick-start peace talks derailed by the regime onslaught on the besieged city of Aleppo.

Ex-SS guard, 94, on trial in Germany over Auschwitz killings

Detmold - A 94-year-old former SS guard went on trial Thursday for complicity in the murders of 170,000 people at Auschwitz, with the hearing opening with a survivor's harrowing testimony.

Big rise in sex offence complaints at Cologne carnival

Berlin - The number of sexual offence complaints almost quadrupled at this year's carnival celebrations in Cologne, German police said Wednesday, despite heightened security aimed at preventing a repeat of the mass assaults that marred the city's New Year celeb...

Germany probes cause of deadly train crash

Berlin - German investigators scrambled Wednesday to determine what caused a train crash that killed 10 people, warning it was too early to draw conclusions as media reports claimed human error was to blame.

Merkel 'can't recall' angry phone talk with Pope Francis

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office on Tuesday said she had no memory of an angry phone call she reportedly made to Pope Francis after he compared Europe to a "barren woman".

Varoufakis back in Germany to launch EU grassroots movement

Berlin - Greece's far-left former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis came to Berlin Tuesday to launch a pan-European grassroots political movement, saying its goal was to "democratise" the 28-member bloc.

Germany to put two SS men on trial over Auschwitz killings

Berlin - Two former SS men will go on trial this month for their alleged complicity in the murder of thousands of people at Auschwitz, as Germany accelerates its bid to prosecute ageing Third Reich criminals.

'At least eight dead, 100 injured in German train crash

Bad Aibling - Two commuter trains collided head-on in southern Germany on Tuesday, killing at least eight people and injuring around 100, in one of the country's deadliest rail accidents in years.

'Last survivors must speak out': Auschwitz baby

Berlin - Angela Orosz weighed just a third of what a normal infant does when she was born in Auschwitz, and only escaped death at the Nazi concentration camp because she was so weak she was "unable to cry".

German mayor blames young girls for 'provoking' migrants

The mayor of a small German town caused outrage when he suggested young girls should not provoke migrants by passing a refugee centre while walking to school.

German police search two homes in anti-terror raids

Frankfurt - German police on Sunday searched the homes of two men suspected of having ties to "a terrorist group" in Syria, federal prosecutors said.The anti-terror raids took place near the western city of Mainz.

Thousands march across Europe in anti-Islam Pegida rallies

Dresden - A march by Germany's anti-Islamic organisation Pegida drew thousands to the eastern city of Dresden on Saturday with rallies in support of the movement also held in a string of other European cities.

Germany's Catholic Church calls for 'reduction' in refugees

Frankfurt - The German Catholic Church called for a reduction in the influx of refugees arriving in Germany, saying the country cannot take in "all the world's needy," according to an interview published Saturday. Germany has been struggling to cope with 1.

Cologne police record 22 cases of sexual assault at carnival

Berlin - Cologne police said Friday they recorded 22 complaints of sexual assault on the first day of the city's giant carnival, after security was beefed up to prevent a repeat of the New Year's Eve crime spree that shocked Germany.

Ex-Auschwitz SS guard, 93, faces trial in April

Berlin - A 93-year-old former SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp will stand trial in April on a charge of accessory to murder, a German court said Friday.

Rare find: Only known U.S. jaguar caught on video in AZ mountains

Tucson - He's the only known wild jaguar in the U.S., and he's finally been caught — on video. The big cat, known as "El Jefe," (the boss), is seen prowling around a creek in the Santa Rita mountains of southern Arizona.
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