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American guilty of killing Hamburg student
Diren Dede's grieving parents outside the court in Missoula Photo: DPA

American guilty of killing Hamburg student

A US court has found a man who shot and killed 17-year old German exchange student Diren Dede guilty of deliberate homicide. 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  

'Benefits rebel' makes deal with city of Hamburg
Inge Hannemann at a November hearing in the Hamburg labour court. Photo: DPA

'Benefits rebel' makes deal with city of Hamburg

The city of Hamburg agreed to give a woman who refused to sanction long-term unemployed people while working at a Jobcenter a new post. READ  

Europe's smallest police precinct turns 100
The Davidwache police station in St. Pauli, Hamburg. Photo: DPA

Europe's smallest police precinct turns 100

Where blue lights meet red lights: The Davidwache by Hamburg's Reeperbahn is the country's most famous cop shop, immortalized in TV detective series and films, and is also a popular selfie snap location for visitors to the world-famous red light district. READ  

Cops stop licence-less driver after 46 years
Warning! Police checks will get you sooner or...later. Photo: DPA

Cops stop licence-less driver after 46 years

It took almost half a century, but police in Lower Saxony finally asked for a 77-year-old driver's papers this week - only to be duped one last time before he takes the rap. READ  

Too much meat, too little veg on school menus
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Too much meat, too little veg on school menus

A study by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture shows that many school canteens aren't serving children a properly balanced diet. READ  

Port numbers growing despite Russia sanctions
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Port numbers growing despite Russia sanctions

The port of Hamburg is set for a record year, quelling fears that sanctions placed on Russian trade would affect its 2014 business, it said on Monday. READ  

Passengers stop gunman on Berlin-Hamburg train
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Passengers stop gunman on Berlin-Hamburg train

Police arrested a man who fired shots inside an ICE train from Berlin to Hamburg after passengers overpowered him early on Friday morning. READ  

Police stop hooligan demo over violence fears
Hooligans face off with police in Cologne. Photo: DPA

Police stop hooligan demo over violence fears

Hanover police said on Friday they would ban a demonstration against fundamentalist Islam which had been registered for November 15th by a hooligan group. READ  

Train drivers say strike to end Saturday evening
Train drivers' union (GDL) leader Claus Weselsky. Photo: DPA

Train drivers say strike to end Saturday evening

UPDATE: Train drivers' union (GDL) leader Claus Weselsky said on Friday that his members would return to work at 6 pm on Saturday, ending their strike 34 hours earlier than planned. READ  

Train Strike Latest
Deutsche Bahn goes to court to end strike
Passengers at Frankfurt Central Station on Thursday morning. Photo: DPA

Deutsche Bahn goes to court to end strike

UPDATE: Empty train stations, full roads and fears over fuel supplies - train drivers have begun a 98-hour strike. But rail operator Deutsche Bahn hopes to end the walkout with a court injunction. READ  

Which city is the worst for car crashes?
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Which city is the worst for car crashes?

Figures from the insurance industry show that people in Hamburg claim the most frequently for accident damage to their cars. Where does the rest of the country rank? READ  

German train drivers to strike for 98 hours
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German train drivers to strike for 98 hours

UPDATE: German train drivers will go on their biggest strike in recent history, lasting for four days, from this Wednesday until Monday, union GDL said on Tuesday afternoon. READ  

Finger slicer's insurance scam fails
Ralf-Werner arriving in court last week. Photo: DPA

Finger slicer's insurance scam fails

An insurance salesman who sawed off his own finger and thumb to claim insurance was given a suspended sentence by a court in northern Germany on Friday. READ  

Hooligan marches 'likely to be banned'
Police used water cannon against demonstrators on Sunday. Photo: DPA

Hooligan marches 'likely to be banned'

The German Police Union (DPolG) said on Wednesday that future anti-Islamic marches by hooligan groups, which are planned for Berlin and Hamburg and caused chaos in Cologne on Sunday, could be banned. READ  

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