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In new German save-the-forest fight, migrant captain centre stage

Deutschland - Eighteen months ago, German ship captain Carola Rackete was hailed a hero by refugee campaigners after she defied the authorities by steering a migrant rescue vessel into the port of Lampedusa.

EU-US alliance 'on life support' after four years of Trump

Frankfurt Am Main - Back in 2016, German Chancellor Angela Merkel greeted Donald Trump's victory with an extraordinary warning: that she would work with the US president on the condition that he respect democratic values. Things did not improve from there.

Pretenders to Merkel's crown go head-to-head in debate

Berlin - The three men vying to lead German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party took each other on in an online debate Saturday in a bid to revive a race that has been knocked off course by the coronavirus pandemic.

'Corona chaos' as Germans baffled by virus rules

Berlin - When Covid-19 first struck Europe earlier this year, Germany's federal system was credited with taking early and targeted measures that helped contain the virus better than many other countries.

Germany sees 6,638 daily virus cases, highest since start of pandemic

Berlin - New cases of coronavirus infections in Germany have soared to 6,638 in the past 24 hours, official data showed Thursday, reaching a daily level not seen since the start of the pandemic.

Polish divers neutralise huge WWII bomb

Warsaw - Polish military divers on Tuesday defused a massive World War II bomb discovered at the bottom of a channel near the Baltic Sea, the navy said.

Hundreds evacuated as Polish divers begin high-risk bomb defusal

Warsaw - Hundreds of residents were evacuated on Monday as Polish military divers began a delicate operation to defuse a massive World War II bomb in a channel near the Baltic Sea.

Biggest North Pole mission back from 'dying Arctic'

Bremerhaven - Researchers on the world's biggest mission to the North Pole returned to Germany on Monday, bringing home devastating proof of a dying Arctic Ocean and warnings of ice-free summers in just decades.

German leaders voice shame as tribute defaced a year after anti-Semitic attack

Berlin - German leaders voiced their shame over resurgent anti-Semitism on Friday, one year after a deadly attack targeting Jews in the city of Halle, as a tribute to the victims was defaced with swastikas.

Police clear Berlin squat, symbol of city's radicalism

Berlin - Police cleared one of Berlin's few remaining squats on Friday, as a symbol of the German capital's free-spirited ideals faces the reality of soaring rents and gentrification.

Arctic odyssey ends, bringing home tales of alarming ice loss

Berlin - The biggest Arctic expedition in history will return to the German port of Bremerhaven on Monday after a year-long mission, bringing home observations from scientists that sea ice is melting at a "dramatic rate" in the region.

Witnesses at Berlin trial recount killing 'ordered by Russia'

Berlin - German office worker Drosten F. was just about to order lunch on a restaurant terrace on a sunny August day last year when he heard a loud bang. At first glance at the scene unfolding before him, he thought it was an accident.

Navalny urges EU entry bans on Putin's 'close circles'

Berlin - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Wednesday urged the European Union to impose tough targeted sanctions including entry bans against key figures in or backing Vladimir Putin's government over his poisoning.

High-stakes 'Russian hitman' trial opens in Berlin

Berlin - A German court on Wednesday put a Russian man on trial over the assassination of a former Chechen commander in a Berlin park, allegedly on Moscow's orders, a case that risks worsening acrimonious ties between Germany and Russia.

UAE, Israel ministers in 'historic' first meet at Holocaust Memorial

Berlin - The foreign ministers of Israel and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday visited the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin during their historic first meeting, a major step forward for their new relations.

Report shines light on right-wing extremism in German police

Berlin - Right-wing extremism is not a systemic problem in the German police despite hundreds of examples documented in a new report, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said Tuesday.

Belarus opposition leader joins Berlin protest ahead of Merkel meeting

Berlin - Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya urged protesters to keep up their fight against strongman Alexander Lukashenko after she arrived in Berlin Monday for a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Merkel outraged over 'attempted murder' of Jewish student

Berlin - German investigators said Monday they were probing an attack on a Jewish student outside a synagogue in Hamburg as attempted murder with anti-Semitic intent, a case condemned by Chancellor Angela Merkel as a "disgrace".

Jewish student attacked outside German synagogue: police

Berlin - A Jewish student was badly injured on Sunday after a man attacked him with a shovel outside a synagogue in the northern German city of Hamburg, police said.

Suspected Russian hitman on trial over Berlin killing

Berlin - A Russian man goes on trial Wednesday accused of assassinating a former Chechen commander in a Berlin park on Moscow's orders, a case that has cast a pall over ties between Russia and Germany.Vadim K., also known as Vadim S.

German anti-mask rally fails to ignite at Alpine lake

Konstanz - Hundreds of protesters opposed to mask wearing and other coronavirus measures gathered at a lakeside town in southern Germany on Saturday for rallies that were smaller than planned.

Coronavirus curbs evoked East Germany memories: Merkel

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that the drastic limits placed on people's freedoms to curb the coronavirus earlier this year had weighed heavily on her, bringing back memories of life in surveillance-riddled East Germany.

Vowing return to Russia, Navalny accuses Putin over poisoning

Berlin - Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny accused President Vladimir Putin of being behind his poisoning on Thursday, as he vowed to return to Russia to press on with his opposition campaign.

Germany puts first auto boss on trial over 'dieselgate' fraud

Munich - Five years after "dieselgate" emissions cheating revelations rocked the car industry, ex-Audi CEO Rupert Stadler on Wednesday became the first top executive to stand trial in Germany.

Germany puts first auto boss on trial over 'dieselgate'

Munich - Five years after "dieselgate" emissions cheating revelations rocked the car industry, ex-Audi CEO Rupert Stadler on Wednesday becomes the first top executive to stand trial in Germany.

Germany mulls law to fight labour abuses abroad

Frankfurt Am Main - When German carmakers seek cobalt from Congolese mines or when a chocolatier sources cocoa beans from Ghana, they may soon no longer be able to hide behind their suppliers if it turns out that the producers are using child labour or flouting environmen...

Cruise ship passengers have follow-up virus testing at Greek port

Athens - Passengers aboard the first cruise ship to sail to Greece since the coronavirus lockdown underwent follow-up coronavirus tests on Tuesday, with early results negative, a day after a dozen infections were reported, a health ministry source said.

'New Cold War with China' demands US-Europe united front: Germany

Berlin - Europe and the United States need to face up to a "new Cold War with China" together, regardless of who wins the White House in November, Germany's point man on transatlantic ties told AFP.

Ex-Audi boss to stand trial for 'dieselgate'

Frankfurt Am Main - Former Audi boss Rupert Stadler on Wednesday becomes the first to stand trial in Germany over the "dieselgate" emissions scandal, five years after parent company VW admitted responsibility.

Nestled in far-right stronghold, German town opens doors to migrants

Neuruppin - The town of Neuruppin may be nestled in an eastern part of Germany where the far-right AfD party enjoys some of its strongest support.But it is offering to take in refugees again, five years after a huge migrant influx bitterly divided the country.
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Munich's impressive opera house is visited by the city's Hop On Hop Off bus. Despite the time of year, tourists comprised a significant proportion of people on the street.
Herbert Diess says he is "very sorry" for people who will lose their jobs
Herbert Diess says he is "very sorry" for people who will lose their jobs
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The six-story archive building of the City of Cologne, collapsed on 3 March 2009, comes to life again at the Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum.
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1507 map of America, by Martin Waldseemüller
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Dispersion of chlorine in World War One.
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The vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon 2010
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The Hofbrauhaus band taking a well-earned break.
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Germany manager Loew caught picking his nose during a World Cup match
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100th Computer pioneer Konrad Zuse's Birthday
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Maria Krautzberger, Secretary of Brandeburg State
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Statue found in Volkspark Friedrichshain in Berlin
Old abandoned cabaret venue in east Berlin.
Old abandoned cabaret venue in east Berlin.
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Entrance of the New Gallery Art Museum in Kassel, Germany, June 17, 2012. Seven of Emily Carr paintings are being displayed at the dOCUMENTA (13) Art Exhibition.
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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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Berlin: "We are the Champions"
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Sandstation 2010 in Germany
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International Tourism Bourse 2010 in Berlin
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discuss the situation in Ukraine in March while walking across the lawn at Winfield House in London.
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Part of the green belt near Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein.
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