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'Dream come true' as Vettel joins Ferrari
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'Dream come true' as Vettel joins Ferrari

Ferrari confirmed on Thursday that four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel will drive for the Italian team next season. READ  

Unions can't agree in rail pay battle
GDL boss Claus Weselsky, DB personnel director Ulrich Weber and EVG leader Alexander Kirchner. Photo: DPA

Unions can't agree in rail pay battle

Train drivers' union GDL, rail staff union EVG and Deutsche Bahn (DB) failed to reach an agreement in three-way talks on Tuesday. READ  

City wants cash from anti-Nazi activist
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City wants cash from anti-Nazi activist

The city of Limburg has demanded almost €1,000 from an activist for spraying over neo-Nazi graffiti. READ  

Frankfurt opens chambers to pot talks
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Frankfurt opens chambers to pot talks

Politicians in Frankfurt city hall are opening up the debate to legalising cannabis in the city on Monday. Will other cities soon follow suit? READ  

Minister: shutting down coal plants 'unrealistic'
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Minister: shutting down coal plants 'unrealistic'

Vice-Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel declared that getting rid of coal is unrealistic in the short term in a position paper released on Tuesday. READ  

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Deutsche Bahn goes to court to end strike
Passengers at Frankfurt Central Station on Thursday morning. Photo: DPA

Deutsche Bahn goes to court to end strike

UPDATE: Empty train stations, full roads and fears over fuel supplies - train drivers have begun a 98-hour strike. But rail operator Deutsche Bahn hopes to end the walkout with a court injunction. READ  

Ebola patient improves in Frankfurt
The team treating the Ebola patient in Frankfurt - Robert Blase, Timo Wolf and Peter Fleckenstein (l-r). Photo: DPA

Ebola patient improves in Frankfurt

A doctor being treated in a Frankfurt clinic for Ebola is on his way to recovery, according to the hospital’s management. READ  

German train drivers to strike for 98 hours
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German train drivers to strike for 98 hours

UPDATE: German train drivers will go on their biggest strike in recent history, lasting for four days, from this Wednesday until Monday, union GDL said on Tuesday afternoon. READ  

Thief distracts staff by squirting her breast milk
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Thief distracts staff by squirting her breast milk

A mother in central Germany came up with an unusual tactic to allegedly steal from a pharmacy on Monday. READ  

Germany has just ten Ebola beds
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Germany has just ten Ebola beds

Doctors at high-level infectious disease clinics say that caring for patients with the Ebola virus is much more intensive than they first thought, meaning they can handle fewer cases at once. READ  

Syria-bound US teens stopped in Frankfurt
A passenger plane landing at Frankfurt airport. Photo: DPA

Syria-bound US teens stopped in Frankfurt

Three teenage girls from Colorado were arrested by German police at Frankfurt airport after running away from home, reportedly on their way to join Isis in Syria. READ  

Lufthansa strike hits 1,500 flights
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Lufthansa strike hits 1,500 flights

UPDATE: In the second day of their strike, Lufthansa pilots have, as promised, extended their industrial action to include long-haul international flights until the end of Tuesday. READ  

Nazi-stolen painting put on display, sort of
The Wiesbaden Museum in Hesse. Photo: DPA

Nazi-stolen painting put on display, sort of

The Wiesbaden Museum was once a collection house for art stolen from Jewish owners by the Nazi. With one painting, they hope to right at least one wrong while bringing awareness to its ongoing restitution work. READ  

World's oldest orangutan put down at zoo
Charly was captured in 1962. Photo: DPA

World's oldest orangutan put down at zoo

Charly, who at 57 is believed to have been the world’s oldest orangutan, has been put down in Frankfurt Zoo. READ  

Train drivers to strike on Wednesday for 14 hours
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Train drivers to strike on Wednesday for 14 hours

Germany’s rail network will come to an abrupt halt on Wednesday when the country’s train drivers strike for 14 hours. READ  

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