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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  

Police shoot dead naked man with a knife
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Police shoot dead naked man with a knife

Police in Lower Saxony had to respond with deadly force when an officer was attacked by a naked man with a knife. READ  

AfD braces for busy conference weekend
"Vote AfD!" reads the flyover message. Photo: DPA

AfD braces for busy conference weekend

As leaders of the Germany's anti-Euro upstart party Alternative for Germany (AfD) prepare for its party conference this weekend, the potential for chaos is rising. READ  

Germany has thousands of uni spots open
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Germany has thousands of uni spots open

New research published by Spiegel on Friday shows that there are thousands of university placesa unoccupied across the country, while certain hot spots cope with too much demand. READ  

Overnight raids bust up smugglers ring
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Overnight raids bust up smugglers ring

Federal police arrested 12 people on Wednesday night after a national raid by police broke apart a smuggling ring. READ  

Bauhaus villa scammer gets probation for plot
We bet Mandy T. would have liked this house too. Photo: DPA

Bauhaus villa scammer gets probation for plot

A woman who posed as a millionaire's heiress to live in a luxury villa for six days was sentenced on Monday to 14 months for the stunt. READ  

100,000 march against Pegida's record turnout
A demonstrator outside the Berlin Chancellery. Photo: DPA

100,000 march against Pegida's record turnout

Around 100,000 people took to German streets in counter-demonstrations against Pegida on Monday evening, after the anti-Islam movement were accused of trying to exploit last week's terror attacks in Paris to boost support. READ  

Germans strip off for 'No Pants Subway Ride'
U-Bahn passengers in Hamburg on Sunday. Photo: DPA

Germans strip off for 'No Pants Subway Ride'

U-Bahn travelers from Munich to Berlin dropped trou on Sunday and joined in on a global pantless subway ride. READ  

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