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Family's ten-year quest for truth about dead son
Jeremiah Duggan. Photo: Justice for Jeremy

Family's ten-year quest for truth about dead son

The family of a British student killed in Wiesbaden over 12 years ago made a fresh step towards justice on Thursday, after a London coroner disagreed with German authorities' belief that he killed himself. READ  

Deutsche Bank mulls GB exit in case of Brexit
Do Deutsche Bank believe UK will be strengthened by Brexit? Photo: DPA

Deutsche Bank mulls GB exit in case of Brexit

Deutsche Bank has launched a review to decide whether to relocate some operations to Germany if Britain votes to leave the European Union in a planned referendum, a spokesman said on Tuesday. READ  

Police shoot pensioner who wouldn't leave home
A police forensics team gathering evidence after the shooting. Photo: DPA

Police shoot pensioner who wouldn't leave home

Police in Hesse killed a 74-year-old pensioner on Sunday in a gun battle which erupted after the man refused to be admitted to a clinic. READ  

Frankfurt women lift 4th Champs League cup
The Frankfurt ladies with their well-deserved trophy. Photo: DPA

Frankfurt women lift 4th Champs League cup

A late Mandy Islacker winner sealed a 2-1 victory and record fourth Women's Champions League crown for Frankfurt, dashing Paris Saint-Germain's hopes of a first title, in Berlin on Thursday. READ  

Woman makes bomb joke, misses flight

Woman makes bomb joke, misses flight

A woman flying to Vienna from Frankfurt has been charged with a breach of the peace after joking to security officials at the airport that she had a bomb in her bag. READ  

Court sentences 'vigilante' to life in prison
The men were murdered at the entrance to Frankfurt's regional court. Photo:DPA

Court sentences 'vigilante' to life in prison

A 49-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison without parole in Frankfurt on Monday after he murdered two men who were alleged to have killed his brother. READ  

Police extract 'snake' from salad bowl
Snakes - never welcome dinner guests. Shutterstock

Police extract 'snake' from salad bowl

Police in Darmstadt were called out on an unusual emergency on Wednesday afternoon. A young woman had called in after finding what appeared to be a snake in her salad. READ  

Italian faces charges over Blockupy violence
A police car burning during the violence. Photo: DPA

Italian faces charges over Blockupy violence

Prosecutors in Frankfurt confirmed on Wednesday they are pressing charges against a 23-year-old Italian in relation to violence which broke out at anti-austerity protests in March. READ  

Man tries to pull twin switcheroo on police

Man tries to pull twin switcheroo on police

A man stopped by police while driving without a license tried to pretend to be his twin brother. But officers soon caught on, police said on Tuesday. READ  

Man jailed over kids' deaths in bath
The state court in Kassel. Photo: DPA

Man jailed over kids' deaths in bath

A court in Kassel sentenced a man to three years in jail on Monday after his children died in the bath while he was checking train times at the station. READ  

Police arrest couple over 'planned terror attack'
Photo: DPA

Police arrest couple over 'planned terror attack'

German police have arrested a married couple suspected of having planned a terrorist attack and have seized an assault rifle, ammunition and a pipe bomb in their home, Die Welt daily reported Thursday. READ  

Tugce accused admits to delivering fatal blow
Tugce Albayrak's death shocked Germany. Photo:DPA

Tugce accused admits to delivering fatal blow

When 22-year-old Tugce Albayrak was fatally beaten in a MacDonald's car park in November 2014, Germany was left in a state of shock. On the first day of her attacker's trial he admits to 'boxing her on the ear.' READ  

Internet surveillance
Net company drags German spies to court
Internet routing hardware at DE-CIX HQ in Frankfurt. Photo: DPA

Net company drags German spies to court

DE-CIX, the German company that operates the world's biggest internet exchange, is taking the country's spy agency to court with allegations that its mass surveillance is illegal. READ  

ECB says 'recovery is there' in eurozone
The Euro sculpture outside the former ECB building in Frankfurt. Photo: DPA

ECB says 'recovery is there' in eurozone

Economic recovery has arrived in the 19 countries that share the euro, but it is up to governments to ensure it endures, European Central Bank executive board member Benoit Coeure said on Thursday. READ  

Mario Draghi suffers anti-ECB confetti attack
Brief moment of chaos: ECB president Mario Draghi is showered with confetti. Photo: DPA

Mario Draghi suffers anti-ECB confetti attack

A female protester stormed a press conference at the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB)in Frankfurt on Wednesday. Italian ECB president Mario Draghi is reportedly unhurt after being showered with confetti. READ  

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