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Hitler painting goes under the hammer
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Hitler painting goes under the hammer

A watercolour painted by a young Adolf Hitler a century ago went under the hammer for €130,000 ($161,000) Saturday at an auction in the southern German city of Nuremberg. READ  

Last-minute lawsuit filed over Nazi-era art hoard
The Museum of Fine Arts in Bern. Photo: Gian Ehrenzeller/DPA

Last-minute lawsuit filed over Nazi-era art hoard

A relative of late German art collector Cornelius Gurlitt lodged a claim Friday for his inheritance, a Nazi-era art hoard which he has bequested to a Swiss museum, a spokesman said. READ  

Builders make miracle find of WWI time capsule
The open end of the tin discovered by builders. PHOTO: MST GmbH

Builders make miracle find of WWI time capsule

A century after the 1914 outbreak of World War One, builders restoring a castle hit upon an infantry unit’s hidden tribute to their fallen comrades. READ  

Art Nazis hated belongs in a museum, says judge
Former Constitutional Court presiding judge Jutta Limbach. Photo: DPA

Art Nazis hated belongs in a museum, says judge

The head of a German art restitution panel called on Thursday for avant-garde artworks deemed "degenerate" by the Nazis to be handed back to the museums from which they were seized. READ  

Town gets help to save Europe's wonkiest tower
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Town gets help to save Europe's wonkiest tower

Federal funding will save the famous leaning tower of Bad Frankenhausen in Thuringia, which is both taller and wonkier than the Leaning Tower of Pisa. READ  

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'Germany is a country of migration': Stats
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'Germany is a country of migration': Stats

New data released from the 2013 Microcensus showed that one in five Germans are from a migration background, Destatis announced on Friday. READ  

Stars celebrate with BAMBI in Berlin
Francis Fulton-Smith, Lang Lang, Jonas Kaufmann, Nina Eichinger, Nico Rosberg and David Coulthard pose at the Bambi awards. Photo: DPA

Stars celebrate with BAMBI in Berlin

The German Promis (celebrities) were out for their biggest party of the year as the nation's equivalent to the Oscar awards were presented at the annual gala in Berlin on Thursday evening. READ  

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Christmas stockings, fluffy cushions, or ornaments for the tree…whatever you’re looking for, you can find the fabulous gift at Debenhams. Bring the classic holiday shopping experience to you. READ  

German of the Week
Gysi: keeping up the family business
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Gysi: keeping up the family business

He's known for his eloquence and rhetoric, although this week he was just a guy being chased into a bathroom. We're naming Die Linke (Left) party leader Gregor Gysi our German of the Week. READ  

State sells Warhols as critics mourn 'black day'
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State sells Warhols as critics mourn 'black day'

A state-owned company sold two classic Andy Warhol pieces on Wednesday for more than expected, but critics say they should never have left public hands. READ  

Israel critics chase Gysi into bathroom stall
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Israel critics chase Gysi into bathroom stall

The Left (Die Linke) party chief Gregor Gysi took refuge in a toilet after two activist journalists chased him down alleging that he called them anti-Semitic. READ  

The Local List
Ten German TV shows to spend the night with
What is going on here? The Germans don't even know. Photo: DPA

Ten German TV shows to spend the night with

The dark months are coming, but fear not! The glow of German television promises to keep us warm, if not entertained. READ  

Fall of the Wall - 25 years
Reunited but still battling a sinister hangover
Michael Bittner, pictured with his mother, was shot dead at the East German border in 1986. His family didn't receive official confirmation of his death until 1991. Photo: DPA

Reunited but still battling a sinister hangover

Germany’s 40-year division did not end cleanly for everyone with the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall or with reunification the next year. Many people still carry the pain of traumatic events while others lament the end of the Socialist state. READ  

High speed chase causes €10,000 in damages
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High speed chase causes €10,000 in damages

A man under the influence of drugs led police near Münster on a 40-kilometre chase that ended just before the Dutch border. READ  

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