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Anti-Semitism 'deeply rooted' in German society: prosecutor

Berlin - More than 70 years after the end of the Holocaust, anti-Semitism remains entrenched in German society, Berlin's top legal expert on the matter says, admitting victims sometimes struggle to obtain justice.

German prosecutors say probing submarine sales to Israel

Berlin - German prosecutors confirmed Tuesday they are investigating the 2017 sale of three submarines to Israel, a potential corruption scandal implicating allies of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Netanyahu says to sue main election challengers for libel

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said Friday he is suing his main election rivals for libel, over their comments alleging grave misconduct linked to the purchase of submarines from Germany.

German police warn social media stars after Berlin brawl

Berlin - German police warned social media stars Friday to rein in their followers after making several arrests during a brawl in Berlin when fans of two YouTubers squared off.

Macron, Merkel, Juncker and Xi to meet Tuesday in Paris

Apo - French President Emmanuel Macron will hold trade and climate talks on Tuesday with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Ex-East German 'Stasi' agents questioned over Lockerbie links

Berlin - More than 30 years after the Lockerbie bombing, German prosecutors confirmed Thursday they have interviewed ex-East German secret police agents, at the request of Scottish investigators, over the attack.

Criticizing Britain and Germany, Trump tears up diplomatic rules

Washington - President Donald Trump is once again tearing up the diplomatic norm of treading lightly in allies' domestic politics, with his team attacking Britain's beleaguered leader over Brexit and irritating Germany.

Merkel rejects US criticism on defence spending

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday insisted Germany will not cut foreign aid to raise military spending, rejecting US criticism of its defence outlays.

Germany launches 5G auction amid row with US over Huawei

Berlin - Germany launches its auction Tuesday for the construction of an ultra-fast 5G mobile network as a transatlantic dispute rages over security concerns surrounding giant Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei.

Far-right funeral in east Germany draws hundreds of mourners

Chemnitz - Hundreds of black-clad mourners turned up at the funeral of a neo-Nazi figure in eastern Germany's Chemnitz, with police out in force to ward off any violence in a city previously rocked by far-right rioting.

Germany to miss NATO spending target despite short-term rise

Berlin - German defence spending will rise next year but then drop off again as a percentage of GDP, Berlin said Monday, in news expected to anger US President Donald Trump.

Syrian denies Germany knife killing that sparked far-right riots

Dresden - Defence lawyers for a Syrian man on trial in Germany insisted Monday he is innocent of a knife killing that sparked racist street violence and far-right protests in the eastern city of Chemnitz last year.

Venezuela frees German journalist after four months

Caracas - German journalist Billy Six, detained by Venezuelan intelligence services four months ago, was freed Friday in Caracas -- but must report to the court every 15 days, an NGO confirmed.

Germany probes far-right threats to politicians, celebs

Berlin - German authorities were on Thursday investigating over 100 threatening emails apparently sent by far-right sympathisers to lawyers, politicians, journalists and even a pop star, prosecutors said.

German Catholics accused of 'stonewalling' by child abuse victims

Berlin - Germany's under-fire Catholic Church admitted Thursday it must urgently confront its child sex abuse scandal, but victims accused it of continued "stonewalling", especially on compensation.

German Catholics meeting to address child sex abuse scandal

Berlin - Germany's Catholic Church was Thursday due to speak about steps and reforms to address its child sex abuse scandal, which mirrors paedophilia revelations in congregations worldwide.

Austria's Kurz backs Berlin against Macron's Europe vision

Berlin - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Tuesday sided with Berlin in criticising French President Emmanuel Macron's European reform ideas, dismissing some of his proposals as "utopian" and others as "dangerous".

Iraqi admits killing 14-year-old German girl but denies rape

Wiesbaden - An Iraqi man confessed in a German court Tuesday to the murder of a teenage girl, but denied raping her in a case that inflamed anti-immigrant tensions last year.

Iraqi faces German court in 'Susanna' rape-murder case

Berlin - An Iraqi man goes on trial in Germany Tuesday accused of the rape and murder of a teenage girl that inflamed anti-immigrant tensions amid a mass influx of asylum seekers.

US warns Germany a Huawei deal could hurt intelligence sharing

Berlin - The United States on Monday warned Germany about future "information sharing" if it uses "untrusted vendors" in its 5G telecom infrastructure amid debate over whether Chinese IT giant Huawei is an espionage risk.

Merkel distances herself from Macron's Europe vision

Berlin - Less than two months after celebrating a new Franco-German treaty, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron are diverging on the future of Europe in the run-up to European Parliament elections in May.

Merkel backs successor's European reform ideas

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday backed key European reform ideas from her presumptive heir, including a single EU seat in the UN Security Council and a joint aircraft carrier.

German journalists forced to leave Turkey after accreditation row

Istanbul - Two German journalists on Sunday left Turkey after Ankara refused to renew their accreditation, a move condemned by Berlin as "unacceptable".

New German leftist movement wobbles as co-founder retreats

Frankfurt Am Main - The German far left's star politician Sahra Wagenknecht said Sunday she was quitting the leadership of a new populist movement that aims to address the concerns of the poor and win back working-class voters but has struggled to gain momentum.

Merkel's successor responds to Macron's Europe vision

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's anointed successor outlined her vision for Europe, a German paper reported Saturday, aligning with recent French proposals on security but disagreeing on key social issues.

New York court dismisses Namibia genocide compensation suit

New York - A New York federal court has dismissed a lawsuit by the Herero and Nama tribes seeking compensation from Germany for the genocide of their ancestors in what is now Namibia.

Operators of darknet child porn forum jailed in Germany

Altl - A German court on Thursday jailed four men convicted of founding and running a darknet forum for child pornography, with tens of thousands of members swapping illegal pictures and videos.

Racist crime up sharply in east Germany's Saxony state

Berlin - Far-right and racist crime rose sharply last year in eastern Germany's ex-communist state of Saxony, new data showed on Thursday.

Merkel successor slammed as intersex toilet joke falls flat

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's anointed successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, faced harsh criticism Monday over a carnival joke that ridiculed intersex people.

Digital archive on show in Berlin hopes to help rebuild Syria

Berlin - After eight years of brutal war in Syria, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Aleppo lies in ruins -- but a vast digital archive in Germany aims to keep its memory alive and help rebuild it one day.
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Lake Constance: Approximately 1,000 tonnes of fish are caught in the lake each year.
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Dispersion of chlorine in World War One.
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The Deutsches Technikmuseum
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel
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Guided tours at Odeonsplatz were proving popular.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel with former Prime Minister of Greece, George Papandreou
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Solar power in Germany.
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Die Fraktion, a German band creating a song about the World Cup
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with her Greek counterpart George Papandreou
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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 Deutsches Technikmuseum
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A painting by Heinrich Harder showing an aurochs fighting off a Eurasian Wolf pack.
Heinrich Harder (1858-1935)
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Schwäbisch Hall has a population of 36,799. The residents of Schwäbisch Hall come from over 100 countries.
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German flag mounted on wall at Oktoberfest event
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Tempelhof Airport in Berlin
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Flooding on the Neckar river
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An image of cabbie Marcel Klingbiel driving a customer around in his unusual cab.
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The vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon 2010
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Lesser spotted eagle.
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