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Crans-Montana: International expat hub
Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Photo: Olivier Maire

Crans-Montana: International expat hub

Nestled high up in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Crans-Montana offers stunning panoramas of sky-high mountains and serene lakes. But it's more than a resort - it's home to the next generation of expats in Switzerland. READ  

Greece crisis
Germany's Greeks look anxiously homeward
Antonius Chantzaras in his kiosk. Photo: DPA

Germany's Greeks look anxiously homeward

As crisis engulfs their homeland, members of the Greek community in Germany look anxiously homeward and reflect on how the crisis is already traveling back to Germany. READ  

Queen Elizabeth II state visit
As it happened: Queen's second day in Germany
Queen Elizabeth II at a state dinner in Berlin on Wednesday evening. Photo: DPA

As it happened: Queen's second day in Germany

The Queen will spend the second day of her fifth state visit to Germany in the country's financial heart before heading back to Berlin for a very British garden party. Check back throughout the day for live updates. READ  

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How Germany fell in love with the 'company run'
Participants in the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge in Frankfurt. Photo: DPA

How Germany fell in love with the 'company run'

More and more companies across Germany are taking part in so called "Firmenläufe" - company runs – as a way to bring colleagues together and give everyone a chance to show the boss who's boss. READ  

Queen Elizabth II state visit
Where to see the Queen in Germany this week
Berlin prepares for the much-anticpated State Visit: Photo: DPA

Where to see the Queen in Germany this week

With the Queen's momentous State Visit to Germany drawing ever closer, the British Embassy has released a guide to the best opportunities to catch a glimpse of Her Maj'. There are three main chances, so don't miss out! READ  

Greece crisis
ECB agrees more backup for Greek banks
Photo: DPA

ECB agrees more backup for Greek banks

In an emergency session on Friday, the European Central Bank agreed to extend financial aid to Greek banks as customers withdraw cash over fears the country might leave the Euro. READ  

Kidnappers return 'Screw King' billionaire's son
Photo: DPA

Kidnappers return 'Screw King' billionaire's son

Police recovered the son of billionaire Reinhold Würth unharmed on Thursday after he was kidnapped the day before, launching a manhunt for those behind the crime. READ  

NSU terror suspect speaks for first time
Beate Zschäpe. Photo: DPA

NSU terror suspect speaks for first time

Beate Zschäpe, the only living member of the National Socialist Underground (NSU) terror cell, spoke before the court in Munich on Wednesday for the first time in her years-long trial. READ  

Circus Animals
'Killer elephant' prompts call for wild animal ban
Baby the elephant killed a pensioner after being released from a circus on Saturday. Photo: DPA

'Killer elephant' prompts call for wild animal ban

Hesse environment minister Priska Hinz said on Tuesday that the state would ban circuses from keeping wild animals and push for a nationwide stop to the practice, after an escaped elephant killed a pensioner on Saturday. READ  

EU court throws out German QE challenge
The Euro sculpture in Frankfurt by night. Photo: DPA

EU court throws out German QE challenge

The EU's top court on Tuesday threw out German objections to the European Central Bank's 2012 controversial programme of buying up government bonds, saying it was compatible with EU law. READ  

Deutsche Bank raids 'related to tax evasion'
Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt. Photo: DPA

Deutsche Bank raids 'related to tax evasion'

Searches of offices belonging to Deutsche Bank, Germany's biggest lender, were connected with a wider probe into suspected tax evasion, Frankfurt prosecutors said on Thursday. READ  

Scooter senior saved from Autobahn
One of these things is not like the others. File photos: DPA

Scooter senior saved from Autobahn

Good Samaritan motorists stepped in on Wednesday evening to rescue a pensioner driving an electric scooter along the Autobahn (motorway) near Frankfurt. READ  

Cop's pistol vanishes during toilet break
A policeman's weapon safely in its holster, where it belongs. Photo: DPA

Cop's pistol vanishes during toilet break

A policeman in Frankfurt left his gun behind after going to the loo in the station. By the time he realized his mistake, the weapon was already gone. READ  

Wannabe butcher's home Wurst factory closed
Mince mania: 500kg of minced meat found in tubs. Photo: DPA

Wannabe butcher's home Wurst factory closed

It turns out that home-made food isn't always the best, as an illegal sausage making operation has been closed down in Offenbach, Hessen due to dreadful hygiene conditions. READ  

ECB protester admits throwing rocks at cops
Accused Federico A. in court on Wednesday morning. Photo: DPA

ECB protester admits throwing rocks at cops

An Italian man admitted on Wednesday to throwing two rocks at police during demonstrations against the opening of the new European Central Bank (ECB) building in Frankfurt. READ  

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