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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  

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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  

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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  

The Local List: Valentine's special
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
Photo: DPA

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  

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