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Pro-Gaza, Israel marches choke city centres
Protesters gather in Berlin on Friday. Photo: DPA

Pro-Gaza, Israel marches choke city centres

UPDATE: Pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli demonstrators marched in Berlin and other cities on Friday's International Quds Day, as thousands of police stood ready to deal with excesses, including anti-Semitism that had marred earlier protests. READ  

'Police killer' confesses to shooting officer
Officers searching a field on Thursday near the scene of the killing. Photo: DPA

'Police killer' confesses to shooting officer

UPDATE: A suspect has been arrested following the killing of an off-duty police officer in western Germany on Wednesday night. The shooting sparked a large manhunt near Frankfurt on Thursday. READ  

ECB blackmailed after data stolen
The ECB building (right) in Frankfurt. Photo: DPA

ECB blackmailed after data stolen

The European Central Bank in Frankfurt has received a blackmail letter after its public website was hacked and contact data stolen, the bank said on Thursday. READ  

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'Only losers in economic war with Russia'
Volkswagen is the German company with the biggest turnover Russia. Photo: DPA

'Only losers in economic war with Russia'

German businesses are lobbying hard against imposing tougher sanctions on Russia after the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, warning further sanctions would hurt the country's exports and threaten German jobs. READ  

German Jews condemn 'explosion of hate'
Pro-Palestine demonstration in Berlin on July 12th. Photo:DPA

German Jews condemn 'explosion of hate'

The American Jewish Committee in Berlin has filed a complaint with the city's police about anti-Semitic slogans being chanted at pro-Palestine rallies, while Germany's Jewish community on Monday condemned an "explosion of evil and violent hatred of Jews". READ  

The most expensive German cities for expats
A view over Hamburg. Photo: DPA

The most expensive German cities for expats

German cities remain cheaper than their European neighbours for expats, but have shot up international cost of living rankings. Which cities top the list for Germany? READ  

Storms cause death, floods and flight delays
Floods in Mühlau, Saxony. Photo: DPA

Storms cause death, floods and flight delays

A storm ripped through North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse and Saxony on Thursday night causing flight delays, floods and at least one death. READ  

Planning minister: Build 250,000 homes a year
Building land for sale in Schleswig-Holstein. Photo: DPA

Planning minister: Build 250,000 homes a year

Planning Minister Barbara Hendricks on Thursday called for Germany to build 250,000 new homes a year to cope with housing shortages in its major cities. READ  

World Cup 2014
Berlin chosen to host World Cup victory parade
Berlin's Fan mile. Photo: DPA

Berlin chosen to host World Cup victory parade

Preparation has been the key so far to the success of Germany’s football team in the World Cup in Brazil, and that forward planning has extended to choosing where to celebrate, should Germany be crowned champions on Sunday. READ  

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Berlin or Frankfurt for World Cup parade?
Klinsmann and Löw celebrate in Berlin in 2006 but Frankfurt's Römer square is also in the running. Photos: DPA

Berlin or Frankfurt for World Cup parade?

If they win the World Cup - and that "if" has become smaller after beating Brazil - Germany must choose between Berlin and Frankfurt for their victory celebration. The debate is already heating up. Which one should it be? READ  

Five injured in Frankfurt biker shootout
One of the shots in Frankfurt. Photo: DPA

Five injured in Frankfurt biker shootout

Five people were injured in a shootout among a biker gang in Frankfurt am Main in the early hours of Thursday morning. READ  

Soldier suffers 90 pc burns on shortcut home
Photo: DPA

Soldier suffers 90 pc burns on shortcut home

A soldier was in a life-threatening condition on Monday after trying to take a shortcut home across a train track in Frankfurt am Main in the early hours of Sunday morning. READ  

Gauck pays tribute to newspaper publisher
Frank Schirrmacher. Photo: DPA

Gauck pays tribute to newspaper publisher

Frank Schirrmacher, the co-publisher of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), died of a heart attack on Thursday in Frankfurt aged 54. READ  

'Bling Bishop' finds new home in Bavaria
Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst pictured in his €31-million Limburg HQ. Photo: DPA

'Bling Bishop' finds new home in Bavaria

Germany’s disgraced “bling bishop”, Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, who earned his name blowing €31 million on his luxurious headquarters in central Germany has been given a new home in Bavaria. READ  

World Cup 2014
Germany's top World Cup viewing venues
Photo: DPA

Germany's top World Cup viewing venues

Germany is getting ready for the football World Cup in Brazil with open-air venues in beer gardens, beach bars and arenas being set up across the country. The Local gives you the lowdown on some of the top places to watch the games in the biggest German cities. READ  

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