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ECB announces €1.1tn bond buying programme
ECB president Mario Draghi. Photo: DPA

ECB announces €1.1tn bond buying programme

The European Central Bank (ECB) will buy €60 billion of European debt every month from March 2015 until September 2016, ECB president Mario Draghi announced on Thursday. READ  

'Francogeddon' sends city debts soaring
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'Francogeddon' sends city debts soaring

Following the shock move last week do unpeg the Swiss Franc (CHF) from the Euro, estimates suggest that debt in German municipalities has gone up by €2 billion, it was reported on Monday. READ  

Gauck tells Muslims 'we are all Germany'
President Gauck addressing the rally. Photo: DPA

Gauck tells Muslims 'we are all Germany'

German President Joachim Gauck told the country's Muslim community Tuesday that "we are all Germany" at a rally to condemn the Paris jihadist attacks and take a stand against rising Islamophobia. READ  

German satire mag hits back with penis joke

German satire mag hits back with penis joke

The German equivalent of Charlie Hebdo hit back Thursday with a joke front page suggesting Muslims have smaller penises, in the wake of the Paris newspaper massacre. READ  

Draghi says price risks rising in eurozone
ECB chief Mario Draghi warns of deflation threat to euro Photo: DPA

Draghi says price risks rising in eurozone

The eurozone faces a growing risk of unstable prices, the head of the European Central Bank said in an interview Friday, at a time when concerns are mounting the bloc could slip into deflation. READ  

4 dead, 40 injured, in horror coach crash
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4 dead, 40 injured, in horror coach crash

At least four people have been killed, and more than 40 injured, in a coach crash north of Frankfurt on Tuesday, police said. READ  

Tugce's parents to found institute in her name
A makeshift memorial to Tugce Photo: DPA

Tugce's parents to found institute in her name

The parents of good samaritan Tugce Albayrak are to found an institute name after their daughter, who died after intervening to stop a fight in a McDonald's restaurant. READ  

Allianz insured missing AirAsia plane
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Allianz insured missing AirAsia plane

German insurance giant Allianz confirmed on Monday that the firm is the main insurance comapany for AirAsia, the operator a plane that has been missing since Saturday. READ  

Turkish 'spies' arrested at Frankfurt airport
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Turkish 'spies' arrested at Frankfurt airport

Three men suspected of being Turkish agents have been arrested by police, federal prosecutors said on Thursday. READ  

Autopsy on MP who criticized Russia
Andreas Schockenhoff. Photo: DPA

Autopsy on MP who criticized Russia

A court has ordered a postmortem on the body of politician Andreas Schockenhoff, a sharp critic of Russian president Vladimir Putin, to squash rumours of foul play after his death on Saturday night. READ  

Little chance of white Christmas in Germany
People walking on the frozen Nymphenburg canal in Munich in January 2013. Photo: DPA

Little chance of white Christmas in Germany

Chances are slim that there will be snow on the ground on Christmas Day across most of Germany, the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Monday. READ  

Commerzbank to pay $1bn on Iran sanctions
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Commerzbank to pay $1bn on Iran sanctions

Commerzbank has reached a preliminary agreement with US authorities to pay more than €800 million for violating sanctions on Iran and Sudan, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday. READ  

Weak demand for loans threatens ECB grief
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Weak demand for loans threatens ECB grief

The European Central Bank will again offer banks a chance to get cheap long-term loans on Thursday, but disappointing uptake could put it under pressure to find other ways of kickstarting the Eurozone's moribund economy. READ  

Germany asks for €89 bn of investment cash
Germany wants cash for broadband, wind power and motorways. Photos: DPA

Germany asks for €89 bn of investment cash

Germany hopes to see an influx of money into 58 separate investment projects under plans from new European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. READ  

Judge hands Isis fighter three-year sentence
The Isis fighter in court in September. Photo: DPA

Judge hands Isis fighter three-year sentence

A German man has been sentenced to three years and nine months in prison on Friday for fighting with Islamic State (Isis) in the first court decision of its kind in Germany. READ  

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