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Germany moves to eradicate lingering Nazi laws

Berlin - Germany is moving to rid itself of a cluster of laws introduced by the Nazis, still lingering on its books 75 years after World War II.

European public optimistic on Biden, concerned on US democracy

Washington - The European public is strongly supportive of US President-elect Joe Biden but is increasingly concerned about democracy in the United States following Donald Trump's tumultuous tenure, a survey said Tuesday.

Germany tightens shutdown as virus variants fuel fears

Berlin - Germany on Tuesday toughened a partial lockdown and extended it to February 14, with Chancellor Angela Merkel warning of possible border checks to contain "the danger" of new coronavirus variants believed to be more contagious.

Race to succeed Merkel in top job thrown wide open

Berlin - Moderate Armin Laschet may have won a key vote this weekend to become the new leader of Germany's conservative CDU party, but his victory has thrown wide open the question of who will succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel in the top job.

Armin Laschet: Moderate and Merkel loyalist

Berlin - Armin Laschet, the new head of Germany's conservative CDU party, is a sworn European and defender of multiculturalism who has promised to continue the centrist course of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Merkel's party picks her ally as next leader

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative CDU party picked her ally Armin Laschet as its next leader on Saturday, in a vote for "continuity" as Europe's biggest economy heads into a key election year with the deadly coronavirus pandemic still raging.

'We need you' German tenor Kaufmann tells pandemic public

Madrid - German tenor Jonas Kaufmann says not being able to perform in front of a live audience for months has been hugely detrimental for musicians who thrive on connecting with real people.

Merkel urges moderate leader on eve of key party chairman vote

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday urged her conservative Christian Democrats to remain a centrist party, signalling her rejection of nemesis Friedrich Merz who is frontrunner for the post of party chairman.

Merkel urges moderate leader on eve of key party chairman vote

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday urged her conservative Christian Democrats to remain a centrist party, signalling her rejection of nemesis Friedrich Merz who is frontrunner for the post of party chairman.

German virus cases top 2 million as Merkel urges tougher shutdown

Frankfurt Am Main - Germany's total coronavirus cases topped two million on Friday, as Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed for a "significant" tightening of restrictions to slow the infection rate.

Stacks of coffins: German crematorium struggles in pandemic

Mei - Some coffins are marked "infection risk", others have "corona" scrawled in chalk, many have the box for "no memorial service" ticked, though the hall for such ceremonies has been turned into a temporary mortuary anyway.

German economy braces for second wave impact

Frankfurt Am Main - Official data Thursday are expected to show that the German economy weathered the pandemic better than many nations last year, partly thanks to its resilient manufacturers, but a virus resurgence is fuelling concern for 2021.

CDU to pick new leader in key vote for Merkel succession

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative CDU party will elect a new leader on Saturday, in a key vote kicking off the race for Germany's top job as a deadly pandemic roils Europe's biggest economy.

Old school: German great-granddad pitches in with homeschooling

Berlin - It's been a while since 81-year-old Gerd Kumbier has set foot in a classroom, but he's hitting the books once again to help homeschool his great-granddaughters while the coronavirus keeps German schools closed.

Witness remembers 'model' Nuremberg trials, 75 years on

Sauveterre-de-b - He looked Hermann Goering and Rudolf Hess in the eyes and saw them plead "not guilty", without so much as blinking.

Germany reckons with mental health impact of Covid-19

Berlin - After suffering from depression for 15 years, Lena Ulrich had found ways to manage her life.

Germany extends, toughens partial lockdown to end-January

Berlin - Germany on Tuesday prolonged and toughened its partial lockdown with stricter limits on social contacts, as Europe's top economy struggles to curb stubbornly high coronavirus infections.

The Bavarian town where US troops are life and soul

Apo - When the United States said it would be withdrawing troops from Germany earlier this year, shockwaves rippled through the country -- but nowhere more than in the Bavarian town of Grafenwoehr.

German government at odds over armed drones

Berlin - Should the German army be equipped with killer drones? With less than a year to go before a general election, it's a question that has bitterly divided Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government, testing NATO's patience.

Road rage in Berlin as cyclists clog streets in pandemic

Berlin - It's rush hour on a grey morning in Berlin and a stream of cyclists are gliding along Friedrichstrasse, the fabled shopping street that runs through the city centre."Move!

Swan Late: mourning bird holds up German trains

Berlin - A swan mourning the death of its companion on a German railway track held up 23 trains for almost an hour and had to be removed by firefighters using special equipment, police said.

Israel open to German efforts to expand Iran deal

Berlin - Israel welcomes a German push to expand the Iran nuclear deal into a broader security agreement once Joe Biden moves into the White House next month, its ambassador to Berlin told AFP.

Turkey hands exiled journalist 27-year jail sentence

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Wednesday sentenced the exiled former editor-in-chief of the Cumhuriyet daily to more than 27 years in jail on espionage and terror charges for one of the reputable paper's stories.

German man gets life in prison for deadly anti-Semitic rampage

Magdeburg - A German court on Monday handed down a life sentence to a neo-Nazi behind a deadly attack last year that nearly became the country's worst anti-Semitic atrocity since World War II.

Atheists to save historic wooden German church plank by plank

Stiege - Ask Hans Powalla if he is a believer and the immediate response is a firm "no".

Germany's largest Covid jab site ready for business

Hamburg - Spaces to queue up are already marked out on the way to the 64 miniature doctors' offices where thousands of people per day will be vaccinated against Covid-19 in Hamburg.

Q&A: Berlin Wall history comes to life in Augmented Reality Special

Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, The DDR Museum and VIRTUE have been able to recreate the wall in the popular game Minecraft Earth as part of a newly developed educational program.

How Germany squandered early Covid-19 success

Berlin - Long held up as a European success story in the fight against the pandemic, Germany has been hit hard by a second coronavirus wave that has brought record daily infection numbers and deaths.

Germany sees record death toll on first day of new lockdown

Frankfurt Am Main - German streets were quiet "like Sunday" on the first day of a new partial lockdown to try to halt surging infections, as the country reported a record number of Covid-19 deaths.

Rebuilt Prussian palace, scarred by history, opens in Berlin

Berlin - A reconstructed Prussian palace will open in Berlin on Wednesday as a museum complex housing colonial artifacts, just as debate is gathering pace around the return of treasures plundered from abroad.
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The 65th anniversary of the liberation of the woman Nazi camp of Ravensbrück on April 10, 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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Plaque in front of the Israeli athletes' quarters commemorating the victims of the Munich massacre which occurred on September 5–6 during the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany.
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The Lorenz teleprinter was used in World War II to swap personal messages between Hitler and his generals.
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An alternative view of Schwäbisch Hall and its river.
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A flag mounted on a wall is displayed at Oktoberfest event
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Central Munich - Isartor.
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Germany manager Loew caught picking his nose during a World Cup match
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Spain Vs. Holland from Berlin
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Impuls Arena (SGL Arena)
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Scranton store. c. 1880-1882. This was the second successful store for the Woolworth Brothers. Photo taken 30 November 1880.
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"Miteinander Leben", the annual trade dedicated to the disabled and elderly persons has been taking place in Berlin from 8 to 10 April.
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Bundestag, the German parlament
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Germany's Tony Kroos who scored a brace against Brazil celebrates with teammates Khedira and Klose.
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Aerial view of Ulm Minster - Gothic church in Ulm, Germany
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Viktualienmarkt, Munich's most famous - and most traditional - market.
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Old abandoned cabaret venue in east Berlin.
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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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Schalke Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. during a match between Schalke and Borussia Dortmund
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Some smaller boats on Lake Constance as the evening draw in

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