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German pilots strike after weekend rail chaos

Berlin - Lufthansa pilots launched a strike Monday, deepening Germany's travel chaos after train drivers stopped work at the weekend just as school holidays began in much of the country.

Franco-German mini-summit to tackle growth, budget

Berlin - French and German ministers are due to meet Monday to discuss ways of boosting growth in Europe's two biggest economies, as Paris called on Berlin to step up investment.

Germany says Ukraine rebels downed MH17 'with seized missiles'

Berlin - German intelligence has accused pro-Russian rebels of shooting down a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine using missiles captured from government forces, a media report said Sunday.

Hostages arrive at German embassy after Philippine ordeal

Manila - A German couple kidnapped by Islamic militants were handed over to their embassy Saturday after a six-month ordeal marked by constant threats of beheading, as the Philippines confronted a security threat it thought it had overcome.

Balloons, 'Heroes' to mark 25 years since fall of Berlin Wall

Berlin - Germany will throw a giant street party next month to mark 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall with light shows, Beethoven and a rendition of David Bowie's Cold War hit "Heroes".

UN health worker dies of Ebola in Germany: hospital

Berlin - A UN health worker infected with Ebola has died in Germany, the hospital that had been treating him said Tuesday, in the country's first death from the virus.

Police wound German student in southern Mexico

Chilpancingo - Police searching for a gang in southern Mexico have shot at a van carrying two German university students, wounding one of them, officials said Monday.

Germany regrets 'mistakes' in Afghanistan mission

Berlin - Germany's foreign minister said Sunday that Berlin had made serious mistakes in its military engagement in Afghanistan since 2001 and warned against a hasty withdrawal.

German aid worker freed in Kabul after two-year ordeal

Kabul - A German aid worker who was taken hostage by masked gunmen in Pakistan over two years ago was released in neighbouring Afghanistan this week, Berlin said on Friday.

Germany celebrates iconic rally that shook Berlin Wall

Leipzig - Germany on Thursday celebrates 25 years since one of the most dramatic mass protests in the run-up to the Berlin Wall's fall with a reenactment of its iconic candlelight march.

Syria, Iraq conflicts spark street clashes in Germany

Berlin - Street clashes pitting Kurds against radical Muslims left 23 people wounded in Germany, police said Wednesday amid fears that fighting in Syria and Iraq could further inflame passions.

Two health workers in W. Africa cured of Ebola in Europe

Paris - A French nurse and a Senegalese doctor who contracted Ebola while working with patients in epidemic-hit west Africa have been cured of the virus in European hospitals, health officials said Saturday.

Merkel urges Putin to use influence over Ukraine rebels

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during a telephone call with President Vladimir Putin Wednesday, stressed Moscow's "responsibility" to act as a moderating influence over the pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.

Asylum-seekers 'abused' in German refugee centres

Berlin - German police Monday started an investigation into six private security guards at a refugee centre accused of assaulting and humiliating asylum seekers in ways that drew comparisons to abuse against Guantanamo Bay prisoners.

NSA's 'Treasure Map' targets, hacks German companies

In what is yet another example of the NSA overexerting its legal authority, leaked documents reveal that NSA and British intelligence agents targeted, infiltrated and gathered data from German satellite and telecommunication companies.

German Muslims rally against extremism

Berlin - Muslims across Germany held a day of prayer and rallies Friday to condemn both Islamic extremism and a backlash against their faith that has seen arson attacks on mosques.

Germany charges 93-year-old over Auschwitz murders

Berlin - Germany charged a 93-year-old former member of the Nazi Waffen-SS on Monday with at least 300,000 counts of accessory to murder over his time at the Auschwitz death camp.

First German trial of 'Islamic State jihadist' opens

Frankfurt - An alleged German jihadist went on trial Monday accused of fighting in Syria for the Islamic State group, amid calls for tougher action to prevent attacks in Europe by militants.

Boots on the ground: 40 German soldiers headed to Iraq

Berlin - German officials have announced plans to send 40 soldiers to Iraqi Kurdistan to train Kurdish forces fighting against ISIS.

Anti-euro party celebrates gains in eastern Germany

Berlin - Germany's fledgling anti-euro party celebrated election gains in two eastern states Sunday, in a show of strength that spells a growing threat for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.

Merkel to rally fight against anti-Semitism

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Jewish leaders will speak Sunday at a Berlin rally against anti-Semitism after the latest Gaza conflict sparked an upsurge in hate speech against Jews.Under the banner "Stand Up: Jew Hatred - Never Again!

Anti-euro party set for gains in German state polls

Berlin - Germany's new anti-euro party is poised to win seats in two eastern state elections Sunday, heightening an emerging threat for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.

NSA, British spy agency have secret access to Deutsche Telekom

Berlin - The US National Security Agency and British intelligence services are able to secretly access data from telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom and several other German operators, according to Der Spiegel weekly.

Germany, eyeing threat, bans aiding Islamic State

Berlin - Germany on Friday outlawed active support for the Islamic State, warning the "terrorist" group operating in Iraq and Syria also posed a threat to Europe.

Shark-munching Spinosaurus was first-known water dino

Washington - There once was a dinosaur, bigger than a T. rex, that swam with the sharks -- and ate them for dinner.

25 years on, balloons to illuminate 15 km of Berlin Wall

Berlin - Highlighting Berlin's long and painful division, 8,000 illuminated balloons will light the course of the old East-West border to mark 25 years since the fall of the Wall, organisers said Monday.

Monet discovered in suitcase of 'Nazi art' hoarder

Berlin - The reclusive son of a Nazi-era art dealer who amassed a giant secret collection snuck a Monet with him into the German hospital where he died in May, investigators said Friday.

'Miracle' of the Marne: the WWI battle that changed history

Paris - At the start of September 1914, after just one month of war in Europe, the German army were at the gates of Paris. The word on the street was that emperor Wilhelm II had already booked a dinner table on the Champs-Elysees.

Court slaps Uber with temporary nationwide ban in Germany

Frankfurt - Uber, a ride-hailing service that allows people to use their smartphones to book rides, has been temporarily banned from operating anywhere in Germany.

Wild boars in German forests still suffering effects of Chernobyl

It has been almost 30 years since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and its effects are still being felt as far away as Germany. Many wild boars roaming the bucolic countryside of Saxony, some 700 miles away from Chernobyl are still radioactive.
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Schwäbisch Hall: the first part of the name, "Schwäbisch", refers to the name of the region, Swabia.
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Germany's Tony Kroos who scored a brace against Brazil celebrates with teammates Khedira and Klose.
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Schwäbisch Hall, in the town center.
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