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As it happened: EU urges Greece 'yes' vote
A man walks past graffiti reading "NO" in German in Athens on Monday. Photo: DPA

As it happened: EU urges Greece 'yes' vote

With 'Grexit' (Greek exit from the euro) looking increasingly likely on Monday, Germany remained at the centre of efforts to keep it in the single currency. Catch up on a day of dramatic action here. READ  

Germanwings co-pilot buried in silence
A man walks past a makeshift memorial to the Germanwings flight 4U9525 victims in Düsseldorf airport. Photo: DPA

Germanwings co-pilot buried in silence

As the co-pilot who steered Germanwings flight 4U9525 into the French Alps in March was buried on Monday, the authorities prepared to unveil the first steps they will take to improve air safety. READ  

Tunisia terrorist attack
Second German confirmed among dead
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Second German confirmed among dead

UPDATE: The Foreign Ministry confirmed on Monday that at least two Germans were killed in the terrorist attack in Tunisia which took the lives of nearly forty people. READ  

Boy sues classmate over sore bottom
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Boy sues classmate over sore bottom

A 15-year-old boy from Hanover is suing his classmate after he pulled a chair from underneath him as he was about to sit down. READ  

Two refugee home 'attacks' in as many days
Police guard a refugee home in Freital, Saxony. Photo: DPA

Two refugee home 'attacks' in as many days

Two planned refugee homes have gone up in flames in two days in suspected arson attacks by far-right groups. In both cases the homes were still unoccupied and no injuries have been reported. READ  

Nato warns Germany: pay your fair share
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Nato warns Germany: pay your fair share

Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg warned on Monday that Germany and other EU countries should increase their defence spending to meet the alliance's targets as crises develop around the world. READ  

Cycling group launches emergency repair service
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Cycling group launches emergency repair service

Germany's bicycle association is introducing a new service for its members. If they have a puncture, all they need to do is put in a call and a repair man will be on his way to fix it. READ  

Three German sites up for Unesco recognition
Hamburg's Speicherstadt. Photo: CherryX/Wikimedia Commons

Three German sites up for Unesco recognition

Three German sites are up for inclusion in the prestigious UNESCO list of world heritage sites as the organization's committee meets in Bonn to consider the nominees. READ  

Greece default crisis
Merkel, Obama: Greece deal 'critically important'
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Merkel, Obama: Greece deal 'critically important'

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday agreed that Greece needed to find its way back to a path of reform without exiting the eurozone, the White House said. READ  

Greece crisis
Europe's tourists urged to take cash to Greece
People line up to withdraw cash from an ATM outside a Piraeus Bank branch on the island of Crete, Greece. Photo: Stefanos Rapanis/Reuters

Europe's tourists urged to take cash to Greece

UPDATED: European nations on Sunday told their nationals to carry cash with them when vacationing in Greece as the country hurtles towards a banking crisis. READ  

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This week in history
How 400 Germans won the Battle of Waterloo
The Battle of Waterloo by WIlliam Sadler, 1815. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

How 400 Germans won the Battle of Waterloo

On June 18th, 1815, 400 Hanoverian soldiers were the only thing standing between defeat and victory for the alliance against Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. READ  

How history made Elmau Merkel's G7 choice
Photo: Schloss Elmau

How history made Elmau Merkel's G7 choice

Group of Seven leaders will gather from Sunday in a quintessentially German venue handpicked by Chancellor Angela Merkel, a luxury hotel with a fairytale setting and a tumultuous past. READ  

This Week in History
The shot that launched a battle of generations
A march of solidarity for Benno Ohnesorg in Munich. Photo: DPA

The shot that launched a battle of generations

On June 2nd 1967, student Benno Ohnesorg was shot dead by a policeman during a protest in West Berlin. His death fuelled the outrage of the left-wing student movement and ended up contributing to the radicalization of the notorious Red Army Faction. READ  

JobTalk Germany
How to treat Germany's workplace blues
Burnout is a rising problem in the German workplace. Photo:DPA

How to treat Germany's workplace blues

There is widespread agreement that “burn-out” is a major issue affecting Germans in the workplace. A new research project is looking into how workers can be better protected from its effects. READ  

This week in history
Fassbinder: New German Film's Enfant Terrible
Rainer Fassbinder on set in 1977. Photo: DPA

Fassbinder: New German Film's Enfant Terrible

On Sunday May 31st, Rainer Weiner Fassbinder, one of the most influential German film directors, would have turned 70 - had it not been for his death at the age of 37 in 1982. The Local takes a look back at the life and work of the enfant terrible of New German Cinema. READ  

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Berlin Gay Pride celebrates US ruling
Revellers at the annual Gay Pride parade in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Saturday. Photo: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Berlin Gay Pride celebrates US ruling

Several hundred thousand people filled the streets of Berlin for the city's Gay Pride parade on Saturday, a day after the US Supreme Court legalised same-sex marriage nationwide. READ  

Women's World Cup
Germany pip France in Women's World Cup
Germany's goalkeeper Nadine Angerer (L) is about to be engulfed by teammates after saving the crucial penalty in the penalty shootout during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 quarter-final soccer match

Germany pip France in Women's World Cup

Top-ranked Germany kept their bid for a record third title on track on Friday when they won a dramatic penalty shoot-out 5-4 to break French hearts and advance to the semi-finals at the Women's World Cup. READ  

Refugee host school bans revealing clothes
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Refugee host school bans revealing clothes

A school in Bavaria has sent a letter home to parents warning them not to let their daughters wear revealing blouses or short skirts, because emergency accommodation for refugees has been set up next to the gym. READ  

Tunisia terror attack
Tunisian govt confirms Germans killed in attack
Tunisian troops patrolling the streets of Sousse in a Humvee on Friday. Photo: DPA

Tunisian govt confirms Germans killed in attack

UPDATE: German tourists were among those killed by gunmen in a terrorist attack on the Mediterranean resort town of Sousse, Tunisian state media reported on Friday, citing government sources. READ  

Helene Fischer stolen from apartment stairwell
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Helene Fischer stolen from apartment stairwell

The owner of a house in Geseke in North Rhine Westphalia was awoken early on Friday morning to find a thief stealing pop superstar Helene Fisher from his stairwell. READ  

Germany stands with France in face of terror
President Francois Hollande during a press conference about the attacks on Friday (l) and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Photos: DPA

Germany stands with France in face of terror

Germany stands united with France against "terror's blind hate" and in defence of "free society", Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said after a deadly attack Friday at a factory near Lyon. READ  

Wimbledon draw leaves Germans out in cold
Philipp Kohlschreiber at Wimbledon in 2014. Photo: DPA

Wimbledon draw leaves Germans out in cold

As the tennis world gears up for the high point of the year at Wimbledon, starting on Monday the seedings have been released and the draws made. For the first time since 1998, there isn't a single German seed in the men's draw. READ  

Munich man seeks help to care for his 300 rats
Photo: Tierschutzverein München

Munich man seeks help to care for his 300 rats

On Thursday the Tierschutzverein (animal protection services) in Munich were horrified to find a man living with 300 rats in his two-room flat. READ  

Greens warn: German breast milk unsafe
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Greens warn: German breast milk unsafe

The Green Party warned on Friday about the health risks of breast-feeding after traces of a substance found in weed-killer were found in breast milk. READ  

Women's World Cup
Germany gear up for France quarter final
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Germany gear up for France quarter final

Germany take on France on Friday in the quarter finals of the Women's World Cup in Canada, but are trying to shirk off the 'favourite' tag. READ  

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EU Commissioner 'to ban roaming fees by 2017'
Photo: John T. Heffernan

EU Commissioner 'to ban roaming fees by 2017'

European Digital Economy Commissioner Günther Oettinger has said he wants to abolish roaming fees for mobile phone users within the EU by 2017. READ  

Greek minister slams Swiss over tax evasion
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. Photo: AFP

Greek minister slams Swiss over tax evasion

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has taken a swipe at Switzerland for providing only limited information about wealthy tax evaders from cash-strapped Greece who are believed to have stashed billions of euros in Swiss banks. READ  

Danish theme park rejects racism charge
The "Hottentot Carousel" at Djurs Sommerland. Photo: Everyday Racism Project DK

Danish theme park rejects racism charge

A 20-year-old attraction in Djurs Sommerland suddenly became a hot topic this week after a group accused it of being racist and many others rushed to defend it. READ  

Unvaccinated boy dies from diptheria in Spain
Electron microscope image of the bacterium that causes diphtheria. Photo: Sanofi Pasteur / Flickr

Unvaccinated boy dies from diptheria in Spain

A six-year-old boy from Catalonia, whose parents chose not to have him vaccinated has died, almost a month after he became the first child to contract diphtheria in Spain in almost thirty years. READ  

French air traffic controllers call for strike
France looks set to see more empty airports next month. Photo: AFP

French air traffic controllers call for strike

Air traffic controllers announced on Tuesday that they will hold a two-day strike early next month to protest their wages. READ  

Fake Italian restaurant tops TripAdvisor ranking
The fake restaurant profile has now been removed from the TripAdvisor website. Photo: Gerard Julien/AFP

Fake Italian restaurant tops TripAdvisor ranking

A restaurant in the northern Italian town of Moniga del Garda has received rave reviews earning it a top spot on the review website TripAdvisor. There’s just one small problem: the establishment does not exist. READ  

Video
Is this the worst summer job ever?
A screen grab from RFSU's video. Photo: Screen grab

Is this the worst summer job ever?

A nineteen-year-old in Norway has been hired by a sexual health charity to play a giant penis who surprises passers-by by spraying them with golden confetti. READ  

'Russia rehearsed invasion of Sweden'
Russia's President Vladimir Putin. Photo: Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA-Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP

'Russia rehearsed invasion of Sweden'

Claims that thousands of Russian soldiers took part in a huge military exercise which simulated a takeover of the Swedish island of Gotland earlier this year have caused jitters in Sweden. READ  

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