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Hitler memorabilia auction in Germany sparks protest

Berlin - Adolf Hitler's top hat, Eva Braun's dresses and a silver-covered edition of "Mein Kampf" are among the items being put up for sale by a German auction house, prompting protests from Jewish leaders.

Ghostly Nazi-era motorway resurfaces in German forest

W - In the middle of a dense Bavarian forest, amateur historian Dieter Stockmann points to the ghostly shapes of an abandoned motorway from the Nazi era.

Poland says Netflix Holocaust documentary 'rewrites history'

Warsaw - Poland has complained to Netflix that a Holocaust documentary series on Nazi German death camps "rewrites history" by featuring an "incorrect" map.

Sparkling wine, giant party as Germany marks Wall fall

Berlin - Just as every year since November 9, 1989, Kaethe Struebing was waiting for her family at a former East Berlin checkpoint to pop open a bottle in celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

On Wall anniversary, Germany urges US to reject 'egoism'

Berlin - German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged the United States to be a "mutually respectful partner" and reject nationalism, in a clear salvo aimed at US leader Donald Trump as Germany on Saturday marked 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Pompeo warns against China, Russia on eve of Berlin Wall anniversary

Berlin - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a stark warning against China and Russia on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, urging Western allies to defend hard-won freedoms.

Pompeo lays flowers at German synagogue after far-right shooting

Halle (saale) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday laid flowers at a kebab shop and a synagogue in Germany targeted in last month's fatal shooting by a far-right gunman.

Pompeo retraces army service past at 'Little Berlin'

Apo - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo retraced his steps Thursday in the eastern German village of Moedlareuth, once a divided "Little Berlin" where he served as a young army officer.

German cabin crew kick off 'massive' Lufthansa strike

Frankfurt Am Main - Tens of thousands of Lufthansa passengers faced disruptions Thursday as cabin crew in Germany kicked off a "massive" 48-hour walkout in the biggest escalation yet of a bitter row over pay and conditions.

Merkel dreamt of US road trip 'listening to Springsteen'

Berlin - If the Berlin Wall hadn't come down, German Chancellor Angela Merkel would have become a pensioner five years back and embarked on her dream US road trip listening to Bruce Springsteen. "In East Germany, women went into retirement at 60.

Spain re-issues international arrest warrants for 3 Catalan separatists

Madrid - Spain's Supreme Court on Tuesday issued international arrest warrants for three former Catalan regional government officials who fled abroad after the failed independence bid of 2017, court documents showed.

Outrage in Germany over neo-Nazis' political 'kill list'

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government on Monday strongly condemned death threats against two leading Green party politicians by a neo-Nazi group, as concern mounts over a rise in right-wing extremism.

German puzzlers reconstruct Stasi files from millions of fragments

Berlin - Barbara Poenisch spends most of her days at work doing puzzles -- piecing together a mountain of documents torn up by the hated East German Stasi secret police.

Sauna and oysters: Merkel recalls Berlin Wall fall

Berlin - Like every Thursday night back then, Angela Merkel was relaxing in an East Berlin sauna on the night of November 9, 1989 as the Berlin Wall fell, dreaming of tasting oysters in the West.

'Everyone started running': Berliner remembers crossing the Wall

Berlin - "Suddenly they opened the gate!" recalled Berliner Andreas Falge, one of the first to cross the East German border into the West on November 9, 1989.Still in wonder 30 years after the epochal event, Falge told AFP: "Everyone started running!

November 9, 1989: A day that changed the world

Berlin - Guenter Schabowski scratches his head, puts on his glasses, hesitates, then fumbles with his handwritten notes.

Sombre mood as Germany marks 30 years of fall of Berlin Wall

Berlin - Germany opened Monday a week of festivities marking three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall, but a hint of a return of the Cold War and the rise of nationalism is dampening the mood.

Build that wall! Barriers back 30 years after Berlin Wall

Paris - When the Berlin Wall came tumbling down 30 years ago, many hoped its demise portended an end to barriers between borders and isolationism.

The Iron Curtain: five things to know

Paris - The Iron Curtain was an ideological and physical separation of communist Eastern Europe from the West following World War II.

Eastern German city declares 'Nazi emergency'

Frankfurt Am Main - The eastern German city of Dresden has declared a "Nazi emergency" as officials warned of a rise in far-right support and violence.

Merkel urges Delhi to go green amid smog emergency

New Delhi - Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel urged greater efforts to clean up New Delhi's toxic air as she pledged one billion euros to help Indian cities switch to green transport.

Maskless Merkel braves severe Delhi smog

New Delhi - German Chancellor Angela Merkel got a toxic welcome to India on Friday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed her in air so polluted that authorities declared a public health emergency.

Maskless Merkel braves severe Delhi smog

New Delhi - German Chancellor Angela Merkel got a toxic welcome to India on Friday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi treated her to a military parade in New Delhi's severely polluted air.

Germany resists fresh calls to boost govt spending

Paris - Germany resisted fresh pressure Wednesday to boost European growth through increased public spending after incoming European Central Bank chief Christine Lagarde urged countries with budget surpluses to open their purse strings.

New ECB chief Lagarde criticises Germany for low spending

Paris - Incoming European Central Bank chief Christine Lagarde on Wednesday took aim at Germany and other thrifty eurozone members running budgetary surpluses, saying they should increase their spending to shore up slowing growth.

Paris, Berlin and Rome to take 194 migrants rescued from Med

Rome - Nearly 200 migrants pulled from the Mediterranean in the last two weeks by two humanitarian rescue boats will be taken in by France, Germany and Italy, in line with a European deal agreed in September.

After far-right poll gains, knives out again for Merkel

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces renewed pressure from within her Christian Democrats after the centre-right party was beaten by the populist, far-right AfD in a weekend state election.

Germany prepares first trial over Syrian state-sponsored torture

Berlin - Germany charged two alleged former Syrian secret service officers with participating in crimes against humanity, in what rights activists said Tuesday would be the first trial worldwide over state-sponsored torture in Syria.

Jewish groups voice fear over German far-right surge

Berlin - Jewish community leaders in Germany voiced alarm Monday over a surge in support for the far-right AfD in a regional election Thuringia state, just weeks after an anti-Semitic attack.

Jo Weil kicks off touring production of 'Bodyguard – The Musical'

The opening night of "Bodyguard – The Musical" took place on October 23, starring German actor Jo Weil, and it was well-received.
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A festival-goer holds the flag of a banned Kurdish organization.
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Berthold Beitz photographed in 1972  as Chairman of the Krupp Group
Berthold Beitz photographed in 1972, as Chairman of the Krupp Group
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Members of the German far-right party NPD scuffle with police during a demonstration against the arrival of refugees on July 24, 2015 in Dresden, eastern Germany
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Debris after the lorry smashed into the Christmas market
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V8 hotel in Stuttgart has special themed rooms.
V8 hotel in Stuttgart has special themed rooms.
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V8 Hotel in Stuttgart has special themed rooms.
V8 Hotel in Stuttgart has special themed rooms.
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JETLINER: A Germanwings Airbus jetliner lands in Dusseldorf in 2012.
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Schwäbisch Hall: panoramic view
FEMEN protests against female circumcision at the Berlin Film Festival.
FEMEN protests against female circumcision at the Berlin Film Festival.
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Tesla Grohmann Automation factory
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Impuls Arena (SGL Arena)
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Eurozone is lost in translation as EU collapses
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Munich is a city with plenty of hidden squares and corners. The impressive church at St. Anna Platz in Lehel is a haven of tranquility all year.
V8 Hotel has car themed rooms.
V8 Hotel has car themed rooms.
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"We are the Champions": Zukunftskongress Gesundheitswirtschaft des Bundesministeriums für Gesundheit in Berlin
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Solar power in Germany.
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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 Deutsches Technikmuseum
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Police experts inspect the crime scene in Gimmlitztal near the town of Hartmannsdorf-Reichenau, south of Dresden. A German policeman has been arrested after the chopped-up body of a man he met on a fetishist website for cannibalism was found buried in his garden
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