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Police search flats of Mainz 'terror suspects'
A police officer carrying a submachine gun in Mainz. File photo: DPA

Police search flats of Mainz 'terror suspects'
1 day ago

German police on Sunday searched the homes of two men suspected of having ties to "a terrorist group" in Syria, federal prosecutors said.

Women plan protests against 'pro-rape' pickup artists
Roosh V has argued for the legalization of rape in past blog posts. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Women plan protests against 'pro-rape' pickup artists
February 03, 2016

Protests are being organized in cities across Germany – including Berlin, Frankfurt, and Munich – against meetings by followers of pickup artist Roosh V, who has argued for legalizing rape.

Cop leaps from window after being caught drunk driving
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Cop leaps from window after being caught drunk driving
January 25, 2016

One bad move after another eventually left the policeman in hospital - and probably cost him his job.

Police collar robber who threatened bank with bomb
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Police collar robber who threatened bank with bomb
January 25, 2016

Frankfurt police have captured a robber who threatened to detonate a bomb inside a bank in the German financial capital on Monday morning.

German Jewish groups fear rising anti-Semitism
A man wears a kippah at a demonstration against anti-Semitism at the Brandenburg Gate in 2014. Photo: DPA

German Jewish groups fear rising anti-Semitism
January 20, 2016

Jewish groups pushed back against government insistence that anti-Semitism is not growing in Germany at a gathering on Tuesday, saying that newly-arrived Muslim migrants and the traditional far-right both posed a threat to their safety.

Terror suspect goes on trial over plot to bomb cycle race
Police search the home of Halil D. in Oberursel. Photo: DPA

Terror suspect goes on trial over plot to bomb cycle race
January 19, 2016

On Thursday the trial of a Muslim man accused of planning a terror attack against a cycle race in Frankfurt begins.

Honest taxi driver returns €14,000 to save family holiday
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Honest taxi driver returns €14,000 to save family holiday
January 19, 2016

A Chinese family went to the police in desperation after losing a wallet containing thousands of euros in cash as well as their travel documents – only to be presented with a welcome surprise in double-quick time.

Drowned man encased wife's head in concrete
Police in Austria search Lake Traun. Photo: DPA

Drowned man encased wife's head in concrete
January 06, 2016

A German pensioner strangled his wife, dismembered her body and encased her head in concrete before dumping the remains in suitcases in an Austrian lake and drowning himself, Austrian authorities said Tuesday.

Man wounded in gun attack on refugee home
Police and investigators outside the refugee home in Dreieich, south of Frankfurt, on Monday morning. Photo: DPA

Man wounded in gun attack on refugee home
January 04, 2016

A man living in a refugee home near Frankfurt was wounded by a bullet early on Monday morning after unknown attackers fired on the building several times .

Woman killed in violent hotel room 'exorcism'
The woman's battered body was found in Frankfurt's Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday. Photo: DPA.

Woman killed in violent hotel room 'exorcism'
December 10, 2015

Police have arrested five relatives of a woman found beaten and choked to death in what appears to have been a violent "exorcism" in Frankfurt on Saturday.

Man attempts to open plane door mid-flight
A Lufthansa Airbus A380 lifts off from Frankfurt airport. Photo: DPA

Man attempts to open plane door mid-flight
December 07, 2015

Lufthansa crew and passengers overpowered a man who interfered with a cabin door on a Frankfurt-Belgrade flight on Sunday, the German carrier said, insisting the safety of the plane had not been threatened.

Prisoners launch hunger strike over forced labour
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Prisoners launch hunger strike over forced labour
December 03, 2015

Convicts forced to work in one German prison have started to refuse food - the only means they have of protesting against miserable wages and missing welfare payments.

German teacher fined for painting over swastikas
Swastikas are often daubed on mosques and Jewish grave stones, among other things. File photo: DPA

German teacher fined for painting over swastikas
November 25, 2015

A teacher from central Germany has been ordered to pay a €1,000 fine after he painted over swastikas which had been sprayed on public property.

10,000s grounded as Lufthansa crews strike
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10,000s grounded as Lufthansa crews strike
November 06, 2015

German airline Lufthansa cancelled 290 flights Friday, grounding 37,500 passengers, as cabin staff began a week-long blitz of walkouts in a long-running battle over savings aimed at fending off competition from low-cost rivals.

Lufthansa cancels 290 flights amid strike action
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Lufthansa cancels 290 flights amid strike action
November 06, 2015

Updated: German airline Lufthansa said it will cancel 290 flights later Friday, the first day of a planned week of walkouts by cabin staff in a long-running dispute over cost-saving measures.

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