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North Germany feels pain of Russia sanctions
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North Germany feels pain of Russia sanctions

Schleswig Holstein's exports to Russia have dropped by 31 percent, state finance minister Reinhard Meyer said in comments reported by the Hamburger Abendblatt on Tuesday. READ  

Police give forgetful senior €44k 'birthday gift'
Police count out every last note. Photo: Federal Police

Police give forgetful senior €44k 'birthday gift'

A man who left a rucksack containing €44,000 in Hamburg central station had it returned to him by federal police on Thursday - the day of his 92nd birthday. READ  

Eurovision Song Contest
Ann Sophie's high hopes for Vienna
Ann Sophie looking glamorous during preparations in Vienna. Photo: DPA

Ann Sophie's high hopes for Vienna

On Saturday Germany's Eurovision Song Contest entrant Ann Sophie will carry the expectation of the nation on her shoulders. Has she got what it takes to win one of the most (un)prestigious prizes in music? READ  

Danish royals draw out Hamburg crowds
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Danish royals draw out Hamburg crowds

Crown prince Frederik and crown princess Mary of Denmark pulled out the crowds on a visit to Hamburg on Tuesday morning at the head of a economic mission called 'Danish living.' The visit lasts three days and includes a stop-off in Munich. READ  

Man admits fire attack on refugee home
The accused faces a possible ten years in jail. Photo:DPA

Man admits fire attack on refugee home

On the first day of a trial in Lübeck against a man alleged to have committed arson against a refugee home, the defendant admitted his guilt and said he felt shame at his actions. READ  

Mystery vandal bricks up Hamburg train door
The bricked up door on the S11 in Hamburg. Photo: Bundespolizei

Mystery vandal bricks up Hamburg train door

Unknown perpetrators bricked up the door of a Hamburg S-Bahn train on Tuesday afternoon. Deutsche Bahn (DB) estimate the damages will come to €10,000. READ  

Alps Plane Crash
Lufthansa 'scarred forever' by Alps crash
Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr, photographed on March 24. Photo: DPA

Lufthansa 'scarred forever' by Alps crash

Shareholders of German airline Lufthansa observed a minute's silence at the start of their annual meeting Wednesday for the 150 people who died in the Germanwings crash last month. READ  

Afghan pupil stabbed to death in German school
Outside the school where a student was stabbed to death by a classmate. Photo: DPA.

Afghan pupil stabbed to death in German school

A 17-year-old Afghan youth stabbed to death a fellow student of the same age and nationality in a German high school classroom on Tuesday, police said. READ  

Germanwings crash
Germanwings reinstates Wednesday flights
A Germanwings plane on the tarmac at Düsseldorf airport. Photo: DPA

Germanwings reinstates Wednesday flights

Update: Germanwings said on Wednesday morning that only one flight had to be cancelled on Wednesday after a wave of cancellations on Tuesday evening. READ  

Germany's glimpse of the solar eclipse
The eclipse photographed from Frankfurt. Photo: DPA

Germany's glimpse of the solar eclipse

Thanks to the clear weather, people across Germany got a glimpse of the partial solar eclipse. READ  

Hundreds welcome Dutch royals in Lübeck
Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima. Photo: DPA

Hundreds welcome Dutch royals in Lübeck

King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands started a two-day visit to Germany on Thursday morning with a trip to Lübeck. READ  

Poll: Hamburg keener on Olympics than Berlin
Berlin's Olympic stadium for the 1936 games. DPA

Poll: Hamburg keener on Olympics than Berlin

As Germany's capital and biggest port vie to make the country's 2024 or 2028 Olympic bid, a poll on Tuesday showed that majorities support the projects in both cities, although Hamburgers are more enthusiastic. READ  

Challenging the German beer palate
Beer sommelier Sylvia Kopp. Photo: Florian Bolk

Challenging the German beer palate

Germany is a land of great beer, but due to strict legal definitions of what beer technically is, it has until recently been a land devoid of ales, stouts and porters. Sabine Devins introduces the woman on a mission to get Germans to drink more – and better – beer. READ  

The Local List
German cities among world's most livable
A sunny day in central Stuttgart. Photo: Shutterstock

German cities among world's most livable

A study carried out by an American research centre has named seven German cities among the top 30 to live in worldwide. READ  

Police catch Charlie Hebdo arson suspects
A fire engine outside the offices of the Hamburger Morgenpost following the attack. Photo: DPA

Police catch Charlie Hebdo arson suspects

Hamburg police temporarily detained nine suspects on Wednesday over a January arson attack on a newspaper that had reprinted cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammed from French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. READ  

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