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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  

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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  

SPD claims victory in Hamburg elections
Incumbent Mayor of Hamburg Olaf Scholz. Photo: DPA

SPD claims victory in Hamburg elections

The Social Democrat Party (SPD) have kept their mayoral seat in Hamburg after Sunday's election, but need a governing partner. Meanwhile, other parties further to the right made significant gains and losses. READ  

Hamburg student's killer jailed for 70 years
A protest march in Hamburg following Diren Dede's death. The banner reads: The USA is also to blame for Diren's murder through its laws. Photo: DPA

Hamburg student's killer jailed for 70 years

A US man who shot dead an unarmed German exchange student was sentenced to serve 70 years on Thursday in a case that tested the limits of some American states' cherished self-defense laws. READ  

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Dating sites to find just the right Valentine
Top tip: if you've reached this point, you can probably dispense with your laptop or phone. Online dating couple photo: Shutterstock

Dating sites to find just the right Valentine

If you don't have a special someone to treat come February 14th, don't despair: the internet is here to help with more options than you can shake a box of chocolates at. READ  

Strike forces police to close Hamburg airport
Police hold passengers back at the entrance to Hamburg airport on Monday morning. Photo: DPA

Strike forces police to close Hamburg airport

Security personnel's “warning strike” over pay at three German airports has led to travel chaos, with tens of thousands of passengers hit by cancelled flights and police barracading doors at Hamburg Airport. READ  

Figures show 2014 was record year for exports
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Figures show 2014 was record year for exports

Trade with the United Kingdom and other EU partners played a big role in Germany's record exports, which totalled €1.134 trillion in 2014, the Federal Statistics Agency (Destatis) said on Monday. READ  

Race heats up for German Olympic bid spot
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Race heats up for German Olympic bid spot

Berlin has said it is ready to put up €2.5 million in its bid to host the 2024 or 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in hopes that the German Olympic Committee (DOSB) chooses the capital over Hamburg. READ  

Berlin welcomes baby orang-utan Rieke
Hello Rieke! Photo: DPA

Berlin welcomes baby orang-utan Rieke

Rieke, Berlin's baby orang-utan with three dads met the press on Friday, as her keepers announced she has a new home in England. READ  

States fear drug drones flying into jails
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States fear drug drones flying into jails

Twice authorities have intercepted drones being used to deliver contraband into prisons, leaving German states are planning new ways of keeping criminal activity away from criminals. But is the law behind the curve on this new technology? READ  

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