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Denmark's German refugees remember forgotten WWII chapter

Copenhagen - Barbed wire and tunneling beneath it to go and pick flowers outside his refugee camp in Denmark are what Jorg Baden remembers most clearly 75 years on from World War II.

EU summit may not reach recovery fund deal: Merkel

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday it is unclear whether EU leaders will reach agreement on a 750-billion-euro pandemic recovery fund at this week's summit, amid resistance from more frugal member states.

Spying claims are latest twist in Germany's Wirecard thriller

Berlin - The plot thickens in the spectacular collapse of payment provider Wirecard: the Austrian man at large over Germany's worst financial fraud scandal may also have had links to secret services.

Serbia, Kosovo renew 'very difficult' dialogue

Paris - The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo on Friday held their first talks in 18 months on resolving one of Europe's most intractable territorial disputes, agreeing to a face-to-face meeting next week on the "very difficult" process.

Employee of Merkel's press office suspected of spying for Egypt

Berlin - A man who worked in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's press office is suspected of having spied for Egypt, a government report said Thursday.

German prosecutors seek three years for former Nazi camp guard

Hamburg - German prosecutors on Monday demanded three years in jail for a 93-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard who they said was "without a doubt" complicit in the murder of more than 5,000 people during World War II.

Former Nazi camp guard, 93, faces German court reckoning

Berlin - The prosecution's closing arguments will be heard on Monday in the trial of a 93-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard for complicity in the murder of more than 5,000 people during World War II.

German MPs bid to close case on ECB bond-buying row

Frankfurt Am Main - Germany's parliament is expected to put to bed Thursday fears that the country's powerful central bank could be barred from participating in a crucial eurozone-wide bond-buying scheme.

Merkel kicks off EU presidency with Brexit warning

Frankfurt Am Main - The European Union must prepare for the possibility that talks with Britain on their post-Brexit relationship could fail, Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Wednesday as Germany took the helm of the bloc's rotating presidency.

Trump approves cutting 9,500 troops in Germany: Pentagon

Washington - President Donald Trump has approved a plan to slash the US military presence in Germany by 9,500 troops, the Defense Department said Tuesday.

Post-COVID, more in West see China as major power: study

Washington - The coronavirus pandemic has led a growing number of Westerners to see China as a top power, with the lead of the United States slipping, a study said Tuesday.

Merkel, Macron urge 'strong, efficient' recovery fund for Europe

Meseberg - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday called for a "strong" and "efficient" coronavirus recovery fund for the European Union, urging a deal to be sealed next month.

Merkel, Macron meet as Germany takes on high-stakes EU presidency

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel hosts French President Emmanuel Macron for talks on Monday, just days before Germany takes on the rotating presidency of the European Union with an economy mired in the worst crisis since World War II.

Philippines probes possible ploy to 'mislead' Wirecard investigation

Manila - Philippine authorities are investigating immigration records that show the ex-chief operating officer of collapsed payments provider Wirecard entered the country this week before leaving for China, the Filipino justice secretary said Friday.

'Slipped the net': Iranian judge's mysterious death angers activists

Paris - The unexplained death of a fugitive Iranian judge, who plunged from a top floor of his hotel in Bucharest last week, has infuriated activists who say a rare chance has been missed to bring a senior Iranian official to justice over alleged rights violat...

World pledges $1.8 billion for crisis-stricken Sudan

Berlin - The international community pledged $1.8 billion at a conference to drum up support for Sudan on Thursday, in an effort to help the northeast African country battle economic woes after the ousting of long-time dictator Omar al-Bashir.

Wirecard collapse an 'unparallelled scandal'

Berlin - The dramatic collapse of payments provider Wirecard is an "unparallelled scandal", Germany's finance minister said Thursday, after the group filed for insolvency as it admitted that 1.9 billion euros missing from its accounts likely did not exist.

Lufthansa wins EU backing for state rescue as key vote looms

Frankfurt Am Main - German airline Lufthansa was poised to clear a key shareholder vote on its nine billion euro ($10 billion) state rescue Thursday, boosted by the EU's green light and the last-minute backing of a billionaire investor who had the power to veto the plan.

Germany orders first local virus lockdowns since easing

G - German authorities on Tuesday ordered fresh coronavirus lockdowns in two districts -- the first since easing restrictions and a major setback for hopes of a swift return to normality.

Russia and Europe trade barbs over WWII narratives

Moscow - The Kremlin has become entrenched in a war of words with Europe over the legacy of World War II, as both sides accuse each other of cynically rewriting history for political gain.

Merkel condemns 'abhorrent' Stuttgart rampage

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned as "abhorrent" a rampage in Stuttgart where hundreds of partygoers brutally attacked police officers, her spokesman said Monday, as concerns grow that law enforcers are increasingly treated with contempt.

Scandal-hit Wirecard admits missing 1.9 bln likely gone

Frankfurt Am Main - Shooting-star German payments provider Wirecard on Monday admitted 1.9 billion euros that auditors say are missing from its accounts likely "do not exist", fueling fraud suspicions that saw its CEO resign.

Tanks and trinkets: five things about Checkpoint Charlie

Berlin - Monday marks the 30th anniversary of the removal of the Checkpoint Charlie border crossing between the communist East and capitalist West Berlin during the Cold War.

Lenin statue unveiled in western Germany after legal battle

Gelsenkirchen - A divisive new monument to Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin was unveiled in Germany on Saturday, in the middle of a global row over the controversial background of historical figures immortalised as statues.

Lenin statue unveiled in western Germany after legal battle

Gelsenkirchen - A divisive new monument to Soviet leader Lenin was unveiled in Germany on Saturday, in the middle of a global row over the controversial background of historical figures immortalised as statues.

Syrians file complaint in Germany over sex abuse in Assad's jails

Berlin - Seven Syrians who allegedly suffered or witnessed rape and sexual abuse in detention centres under President Bashar al-Assad's government have submitted a criminal complaint to prosecutors in Germany, an NGO supporting them said Thursday.

Former pope Benedict in Germany to visit ailing brother

Berlin - Former pope Benedict XVI travelled from the Vatican to Germany on Thursday to visit his sick brother, officials said, in his first trip out of Italy since his shock resignation in 2013.

Germany accuses Russia over 'contract killing' of Georgian man

Berlin - German prosecutors on Thursday accused Russia of ordering the murder of a Georgian man in a central Berlin park, as they charged a suspected contract killer over the crime that has frayed ties.

Black German MEP victim of Belgian 'police violence'

Apo - A German member of the European Parliament complained Wednesday she had been treated in a violent and humiliating way by Belgian police, on the eve of a debate on racism.

'Concrete evidence' that Madeleine McCann is dead: German prosecutor

Berlin - German prosecutors said Wednesday they have "concrete evidence" that missing British girl Madeleine McCann is dead, in a major development for a case that has gripped Britain for more than a decade.
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This mosque in Berlin is one of the oldest in Germany.
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Protests against worldwide NSA surveillance in Germany.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel
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Bono performing at the "Deine Stimme Gegen Armut" (Your Voice Against Poverty) concert in Rostock, Germany on June 7th, 2007.
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Graffiti found on a German street
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Tesla Grohmann Automation factory
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German Parliament on vote
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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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The Dress Rehearsals: Have a look! ©
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"Casting Allee", the way how Berliners name Prenzlauer Berg’s famed street Kastanienallee for the arrogant attitude of its inhabitants
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Violence broke out during a demonstration in Berlin on May Day.
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Two young girls found a log with live ammunition inserted into it in a wood pile for an Easter bonfire.
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Former Berliner Tempelhof Airport
The world s largest 2nd-use battery storage started in September 2016. The first power units are alr...
The world's largest 2nd-use battery storage started in September 2016. The first power units are already in the grid. The 13 MWh battery storage put its full capacity at the disposal of the German energy market.
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Bundestag, the German parlament
The 65th anniversary of the liberation of the woman Nazi camp of Ravensbrück on April 10  2010
The 65th anniversary of the liberation of the woman Nazi camp of Ravensbrück on April 10, 2010
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Original photograph of the triple-inhumation regarding the three male soldiers (Brandenburg, Germany), dated to the Thirty Years’ War (1618–1648).
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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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A 13-year-old girl and her Shetland pony had to be rescued from a swamp in Cloppenburg  Germany.
A 13-year-old girl and her Shetland pony had to be rescued from a swamp in Cloppenburg, Germany.
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military map of Kassel, Germany from the Thirty Years War, 1648.
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