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Open-ended strike to bring German trains to a halt again this week

May 18 2015

BERLIN German train drivers announced on Monday their ninth strike in an ongoing dispute with rail operator Deutsche Bahn, which will bring freight trains to a standstill from Tuesday and passenger trains on Wednesday - with no date given for the strike to end.

Germany uncovers right-wing cell as arsonists hit refugee shelter

May 06 2015

BERLIN German police detained four people suspected of setting up a right-wing extremist group that was planning bomb attacks on Muslims and refugees, as a separate investigation began into arsonists who damaged a shelter for asylum-seekers.

Germany uncovers right-wing cell as arsonists hit refugee shelter

May 06 2015

BERLIN German police detained four people suspected of setting up a right-wing extremist group that was planning bomb attacks on Muslims and refugees, as a separate investigation began into arsonists who damaged a shelter for asylum-seekers.

Germany should cut taxes, economic institutes say

Apr 16 2015

BERLIN Germany should use its strong fiscal position to lower taxes, leading German, Swiss and Austrian economic institutes said on Thursday in a report commissioned by the German government.

Germany's Guenter Grass, author of 'The Tin Drum,' dies at 87

Apr 14 2015

BERLIN German novelist Guenter Grass, the Nobel Prize-winning author of "The Tin Drum", an epic treatment of the Nazi era, died on Monday at the age of 87, his publishers said. | Video

Germany's Guenter Grass, author of 'The Tin Drum', dies at 87

Apr 14 2015

BERLIN German novelist Guenter Grass, the Nobel Prize-winning author of "The Tin Drum", an epic treatment of the Nazi era, died on Monday at the age of 87, his publishers said. | Video

Germany's Guenter Grass, author of "The Tin Drum", dies at 87

Apr 13 2015

BERLIN German novelist Guenter Grass, the Nobel Prize-winning author of "The Tin Drum", an epic treatment of the Nazi era, died on Monday at the age of 87, his publishers said. | Video

Germany's Guenter Grass, author of 'The Tin Drum', dies at 87

Apr 13 2015

BERLIN German novelist Guenter Grass, the Nobel Prize-winning author of "The Tin Drum", an epic treatment of the Nazi era, died on Monday at the age of 87, his publishers said.

Germany's Guenter Grass, author of 'The Tin Drum,' dies at 87

Apr 13 2015

BERLIN German novelist Guenter Grass, the Nobel Prize-winning author of "The Tin Drum", an epic treatment of the Nazi era, died on Monday at the age of 87, his publishers said.

Greek leader to face scepticism, criticism on first Berlin visit

Mar 22 2015

BERLIN Angela Merkel and Alexis Tsipras have sought to play down the drama of the Greek leader's first official visit to Berlin on Monday, but open scepticism among the Chancellor's allies has spawned media portrayals of a western-style showdown.

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