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Kiev vows tough stance from President Zelensky at Putin talks

Kiev - Kiev's top diplomat on Saturday insisted President Volodymyr Zelensky will not make concessions to Moscow at a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Western leaders later this month, despite fears to the contrary in Ukraine.

European powers call on Iran to cooperate with UN nuclear watchdog

Paris - European powers on Friday called on Iran to cooperate with the UN's nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, after Tehran warned that undue pressure from the US and Israel could jeopardise the agency's activities in Iran.

Hide and squeak: scientists reveal the playful lives of rats

Washington - The next time you come across a rat darting furtively for cover, consider this: It might just want to have a playful game of hide-and-seek.

Beijing summons German ambassador over HK activist Wong's visit

Berlin - Beijing summoned the German ambassador after a meeting between Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and Germany's foreign minister, China's envoy said Wednesday, as a row between the trading giants escalated over the widening pro-democracy protests in the As...

US sees Russia behind murder of Georgian in Germany: report

Washington - The United States sees Moscow behind the murder in Germany last month of a Georgian man who had fought against Russian forces in Chechnya, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

Hong Kong's Joshua Wong denies he's a separatist

Berlin - Prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong denied Wednesday that he is a separatist, saying he simply wants free elections for the former British colony -- a promise enshrined in the 1997 handover agreement between Britain and China.

Merkel says still sees 'every chance' for Brexit deal

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday she believed agreement could still be reached with Britain on an orderly exit from the EU, pledging to fight for a deal.

Migrant rescue captain who defied Italy says actions 'were justified'

Barcelona - The German captain of rescue vessel Sea-Watch 3, Carola Rackete, who was temporarily arrested in Italy for docking without permission so she could let rescued migrants land, said Tuesday her "actions were justified".

China fury as HK's Joshua Wong meets German foreign minister

Berlin - Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong has met Germany's foreign minister as he carries abroad his call to support the growing pro-democracy movement in the former British colony, a meeting slammed on Tuesday by China as "disrespectful".

Hong Kong's Joshua Wong on way to Germany, US after brief detention

Fpo - Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong said he was making his way to Germany on Monday after he was released from a brief spell in custody following a mistake in his bail conditions.

Outrage as neo-Nazi elected town council leader in Germany

Berlin - The unanimous election of a neo-Nazi politician in Germany as the head of a town council has sparked outrage among senior political figures and calls to have the decision reversed.

Stripped-back auto show mirrors German car industry gloom

Frankfurt Am Main - Frankfurt's biennial International Auto Show (IAA) opens its doors to the public Thursday, but major foreign carmakers are staying away while climate demonstrators march outside -- forming a microcosm of the industry's woes.

E-bike grumbles echo in the Bavarian Alps

Lenggries - Robert Werner and his wife Ursula usually make time to say a friendly hello to hikers as they ride their gently whirring e-bikes up trails in the Bavarian Alps. But more often than not, their greetings are met with frowns.

Ex N.Korea prisoner says he was CIA spy: German media

Berlin - A former prisoner in North Korea has told German media that he used to spy for the CIA, seeking out nuclear secrets and taking pictures with a concealed wristwatch camera.

Merkel in Beijing says Hong Kong freedoms must be 'guaranteed'

Bejing - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday the rights and freedoms of people in Hong Kong "must be guaranteed" after meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing.

All-clear for German city Hanover after WWII bomb defused

Berlin - More than 15,000 people evacuated from their homes in the German city of Hanover were free to return early Tuesday after city officials said an unexploded World War II bomb had been defused.

German grey vote holds the line against far-right

Berlin - The latest electoral surge by Germany's far-right AfD highlights the decline of the mainstream parties who scored narrow, last-gasp victories thanks mainly to a dwindling band of elderly voters.

Berlin zoo delights in rare birth of panda twins

Berlin - Berlin zoo said Monday its resident panda Meng Meng had delivered twins, as it voiced delight at the first such births in the country."Meng Meng became a mom - twice!

Poland criticises Russia's 'imperialist tendencies' on WWII anniversary

Warsaw - Poland's President Andrzej Duda on Sunday slammed Russia's military actions as "imperialist tendencies" at ceremonies in Warsaw marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.

Anti Merkel far-right AfD surges in east German state polls

Dresden - Germany's far-right AfD party surged in elections in two ex-communist eastern states Sunday, reflecting anger over Chancellor Angela Merkel's migrant policy and a wealth gap 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell.

Germany asks Polish forgiveness 80 years after WWII outbreak

Warsaw - German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday asked Poland's forgiveness 80 years after Germany's attack triggered World War II while his Polish counterpart denounced Russia's recent "imperialist" aggression against its neighbours.

EU court to hear case on jailing MPs over air pollution

Frankfurt Am Main - The European Court of Justice will this week examine whether German judges can impose prison sentences on politicians for failing to enforce inner-city bans on polluting vehicles.

Deadly Cobra caught in Germany after five days on the loose

Berlin - A deadly cobra that escaped, terrifying a German community, was captured Friday after five days on the loose.The monocled cobra was sighted at the entrance to a basement, and a snake expert came and trapped the animal, a local official said.

German nurse under investigation for murdering patients

Berlin - German prosecutors are investigating a male nurse suspected of murdering numerous patients in a case reminiscent of one of the country's worst serial killers, it emerged Friday.

Warsaw to mark 80 years after WWII outbreak

Warsaw - Poland will on Sunday mark 80 years since the outbreak of World War II with commemorations attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the only major leader expected after US President Donald Trump pulled out to focus on Hurricane Dorian.

Britain, France, Germany to hold Iran talks

Apo - Britain, France and Germany will hold talks Friday on how to preserve the beleaguered Iran nuclear deal and protect shipping in the Gulf.

Last German kaiser's heirs fight for riches lost behind Iron Curtain

Potsdam - A century after Germany's monarchy was abolished, some of its blue-blooded descendants are riding back into battle to reclaim what they see as their royal birthright.At stake are fabulous palaces and thousands of priceless artefacts and artworks.

Germany's far-right AfD hopes for first state election wins

Berlin - Germany is bracing for what could be the first outright election victories for the far-right AfD party on Sunday, when voters in two states in the ex-communist east go to the polls.

Trump in Warsaw, 80 years after WWII outbreak

Warsaw - US President Donald Trump, fresh from hob-nobbing with his G7 partners at a glitzy French resort town, will on Sunday attend sombre commemorations in Warsaw of the outbreak of World War II 80 years ago.

Nazi bombs still vivid for survivors of 'Polish Guernica'

It has been 80 years, but Polish pensioner Zofia Burchacinska has no trouble recalling the day her city, sometimes called the "Polish Guernica", became the first target of World War II."It was dawn and still grey out.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel with former Prime Minister of Greece, George Papandreou
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Detail at U-Bahn station Lehel. Munich's integrated public transport system makes moving around the city a joy.
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Guided tours at Odeonsplatz were proving popular.
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Nazi Demo in Berlin on May 1, 2010
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The German FOCUS cover says "Crooks in the Euro-family", to which the Greek MY COUNTRY replied with the words "Our debt, you may take it."
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Germany - Ghana from Berlin (FIFA World Cup 2010)
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This mosque in Berlin is one of the oldest in Germany.
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Schwäbisch Hall, in the town center.
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Thomas Güntner is a taxi driver in Würzburg, Bavaria found €250,000 on the back seat of his taxi and returned it to the elderly couple who had left it behind.
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Ernst the bull (screenshot from ZDF news report)
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Euskirchen in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Lesser spotted eagle.
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Schmute and Maxi, the official Berliner bears.
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As a natural ecosystem, Lake Constance is a representative and significant natural habitat for plants and animals in Central Europe
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A crop circle in Raisting, Bavaria
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