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Germany spied on White House: report

Berlin - Germany's foreign intelligence service long spied on numerous official and business targets in the United States, including the White House, Spiegel weekly reported Thursday.

German teenagers shoot at Thai king with rubber pellets

Berlin - Thailand's king was targeted by two teenagers firing rubber pellets while he was cycling in southern Germany's Bavaria, prosecutors told AFP on Wednesday.

German hip hop 'sista' convicted of beating sex workers

Berlin - German hip hop star and former sex worker Schwesta Ewa was sentenced Tuesday to a suspended two and a half year prison term for assaulting prostitutes and for tax fraud, a court said.

Merkel ready to consider Macron eurozone reform ideas

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday she was prepared to consider proposals by new French President Emmanuel Macron for a shake-up of the eurozone.

Arson attacks on German rail tracks, police probe G20 protest link

Berlin - Several intercity rail tracks in Germany were hit by arson attacks overnight, police said Monday, in what could be protest action by left-wing extremists ahead of the G20 summit in July.

Taboo-breaking liberal mosque opens in Berlin

Berlin - With a mission to spread a liberal form of Islam, a mosque where men and women pray side by side has opened its doors in Berlin, complete with female imams.

German veteran leader, EU visionary Kohl dies

Berlin - Germany's longest serving post-war leader Helmut Kohl, the father of national reunification and an architect of European integration, died Friday at the age of 87.

Helmut Kohl, father of German reunification, dies

Berlin - Helmut Kohl, the former German chancellor who seized the chance to reunite his country after years of Cold War separation, was a colossus of contemporary European history who became celebrated as an architect of the continent's integration.

German court convicts refugees who set fire to homeless man

Berlin - A German court Tuesday convicted six young Syrian and Libyan refugees who tried to set fire to a sleeping homeless man last Christmas in a crime that sparked public outrage.The main defendant, identified only as Nour N.

Gunman injures three at German rail station, suspect held

Munich - A German police officer was critically wounded and two passers-by hurt on Tuesday when a lone gunman fired shots at a commuter rail station near the German city of Munich before being injured himself and detained, police said.

Several wounded by shots at German rail station: police

Munich - Several people were wounded when shots were fired at a commuter rail station near the southern German city of Munich on Tuesday and one person was detained, police said."Several people were injured by shots.

Chemists develop 'synthetic tongue' to test whisky

Aside from the connoisseur, companies that manufacture whisky rely upon traditional chemical techniques such as mass spectrometry to break down a mixture into the individual chemicals to assess quality. A new method takes a different approach.

Merkel's G20-Africa meet aims to reduce poverty, migrant influx

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosts African leaders Monday for a G20 conference aimed at fighting the grinding poverty driving the mass migrant influx to Europe.

Functional life of wind turbines enhanced by strength testing

From the inception of the renewable energy revolution globally, we have seen great strides in technology, from photovoltaic cells to longer-lasting energy storage batteries. Now, the focus has turned to improving the functional life of wind turbines.

No explosives found on easyJet plane diverted to Germany

Berlin - German police said Sunday that no explosives were found aboard a London-bound easyJet flight from Slovenia that was diverted to a west German airport after passengers overheard three men on board talking about "terrorist" activities.

Germany to test face recognition software in terror fight

Berlin - Germany will start testing facial recognition software at a Berlin train station this summer which could help police identify and locate terror suspects more quickly, a minister said Saturday.

Juncker threatens anti-refugee EU members with legal action

Berlin - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker threatened Friday to launch treaty violation proceedings against EU members refusing to take in their share of refugees.

Germany withdraws troops from anti-IS base in Turkey row

Berlin - The German government decided Wednesday to withdraw its troops from Turkey's Incirlik base near the Syrian border after last-ditch talks with Ankara failed to resolve an escalating row.

Saudi FM says 'brother state' Qatar must act to end crisis

Berlin - Saudi Arabia's top diplomat said Wednesday that Qatar is a "brother state" and that punitive steps against the emirate were a well-intentioned effort to stop its support for Islamic extremism.

Germany in Turkey row withdraws troops from anti-IS base

Berlin - The German government decided Wednesday to withdraw its troops from Turkey's Incirlik base near the Syrian border after last-ditch talks with Ankara failed to resolve an escalating row.
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