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Tree surgeon branches out with own 'Little Britain' in Germany

Sep 05 2017

KRETZHAUS, Germany An English tree surgeon has reacted to Brexit by transforming his German home into a quirky homage to Britain, complete with red telephone boxes and a life-size model of Queen Elizabeth.

Sculptors build 55feet sandcastle in Germany to claim world record

Sep 01 2017

DUISBURG, Germany Using almost 4,000 metric tonnes of sand, 19 sculptors have built a 55ft tower featuring a number of famous landmarks to claim the world record for tallest sandcastle. | Video

World leaders bid farewell to Germany's Kohl as force for European unity

Jul 01 2017

SPEYER, Germany Leaders from the United States, Russia and across Europe paid tribute on Saturday to former German chancellor Helmut Kohl as the architect of German reunification and a driving force for European integration.

Rockfans feiern am Nürburgring nach Terroralarm weiter

Jun 03 2017

Nürburgring Die knapp 90.000 Besucher des Festivals "Rock am Ring" haben nach der Unterbrechung durch einen nächtlichen Terroralarm am Samstag weitergefeiert und Extremisten die Rote Karte gezeigt.

German couple accused of torturing women to death appear in court

Oct 26 2016

PADERBORN, Germany A couple accused of luring women to their house in western Germany and torturing them so badly that at least two died went on trial on Wednesday, accused of murder by neglect.

French police break up fights among Polish fans in Marseille

Jun 21 2016

MARSEILLE, France Police using tear gas, pepper spray and batons broke up fights between Polish soccer fans in the southern French city of Marseille on Tuesday, detaining at least 12 of them ahead of Poland's final Euro 2016 group stage match against Ukraine. | Video

French police break up fights among Polish fans in Marseille

Jun 21 2016

MARSEILLE, France Police using tear gas, pepper spray and batons broke up fights between Polish soccer fans in the southern French city of Marseille on Tuesday, detaining at least 12 of them ahead of Poland's final Euro 2016 group stage match against Ukraine. | Video

The Savage Mountain

Oct 22 2014

Reuters Photographer Wolfgang Rattay traveled to northern Pakistan to trek the K2 base camp trail. K2 is known as the Savage Mountain due to the difficulty of the ascent.

Special delivery in Florida

Aug 01 2014

The Florida Keys are famous for their diving, but less well-known for another quirky attraction: the mailboxes residents use to decorate their driveways.

German court dismisses case against Nazi guard over lost evidence

Jan 08 2014

HAGEN, Germany A German court dismissed a case on Wednesday against a 92-year-old man accused of killing a Dutch resistance fighter in World War Two when he was in Hitler's elite Waffen SS, citing lost evidence.

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