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Amazon workers walkout again
Amazon workers striking in Graben, Bavaria, on Monday. Photo: DPA

Amazon workers walkout again

Four Amazon shipping centres in Germany were the target of fresh walkouts on Monday in a long-running wage dispute with the US online retail giant. READ  

Germans say 'bah humbug' to early Xmas
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Germans say 'bah humbug' to early Xmas

Christmas treats have already hit the supermarket shelves, but Germans surveyed by YouGov say "too soon!", while a third of respondents are for the government taking action to name a release date for holiday wares. READ  

Hoeneß pays tax bill, takes day off prison
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Hoeneß pays tax bill, takes day off prison

The disgraced former president of Bayern Munich FC, Uli Hoeneß has paid €30 million of his outstanding taxes, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Monday, and has taken a day off prison. READ  

Bundesbank warns of ECB 'change of course'
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Bundesbank warns of ECB 'change of course'

The head of Germany's powerful Bundesbank sharply criticised what he called a radical new approach by the European Central Bank of easy money, in an interview published Sunday. READ  

Investigators offer $30m reward for MH17 clues
Investigators at the MH17 crash site. Photo: DPA

Investigators offer $30m reward for MH17 clues

Anonymous backers have armed a German private detective with a $30-million war chest to find out who shot down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine. READ  

State leader defends 'Russia Day'
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania state premier Erwin Sellering is a big fan of Russia. Photo: DPA

State leader defends 'Russia Day'

The leader of a state in eastern Germany is not letting the worst crisis between Russia and Europe since the Cold War get in the way of his plans to celebrate "Russia Day", despite critical voices calling him a "Putin sympathizer". READ  

Frankfurt court lifts national Uber ban
Uber manager for Germany Fabien Nestmann leaves the Frankfurt court on Tuesday. Photo: DPA

Frankfurt court lifts national Uber ban

App-based chauffeur car service Uber is no longer illegal in Germany, a Frankfurt court ruled on Tuesday afternoon. READ  

Netflix launches in Germany (in English too)
Some of the cast of Orange is the New Black at a photocall in Mexico. Photo: DPA

Netflix launches in Germany (in English too)

UPDATE: TV streaming service Netflix opened its virtual doors in Germany on Tuesday in the face of stiff competition from existing players. Users will be able to watch hit shows and movies in English on the German service. READ  

Lufthansa pilots abandon Frankfurt strike plans
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Lufthansa pilots abandon Frankfurt strike plans

UPDATE: Pilots' union Cockpit has announced that a planned strike at Frankfurt Airport on Tuesday has been called off. READ  

JobTalk Germany
'Three types of firms are hiring foreigners'
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'Three types of firms are hiring foreigners'

What kind of companies are hiring foreigners in Germany? And which type of firm should you target for your next career move? Recruitment expert Chris Pyak reveals all to JobTalk. READ  

Pharma giant Bayer in contempt: US
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Pharma giant Bayer in contempt: US

The United States government accused German pharmaceutical giant Bayer of making scientifically unproven statements about the health benefits of a popular probiotic on Friday. READ  

German export strength prompts Brussels rebuke
Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble at the Bundestag budget debate on Wednesday. Photo: DPA

German export strength prompts Brussels rebuke

Germany continues to export more to fellow Euro members than it imports despite the overall figure shrinking in 2013, new figures showed on Thursday. READ  

Train drivers: We're going to strike again
Train passengers may have to find other forms of transport in October. Photo: DPA

Train drivers: We're going to strike again

Union bosses representing Germany's train drivers opted to prolong railway strikes in a ballot on Thursday. READ  

Minister attacks Shell's oil and Adidas' jerseys
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Minister attacks Shell's oil and Adidas' jerseys

UPDATE: Germany’s development minister Gerd Müller attacked the production practices of Shell and Adidas on Tuesday, suggesting indirectly that German consumers should boycott some of the companies' products. Adidas has hit back with a furious response. READ  

Schäuble's balanced budget dream in danger
Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble speaking in the Bundestag on Tuesday. Photo: DPA

Schäuble's balanced budget dream in danger

Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble may miss his target of a balanced national budget in 2015, the Kiel-based Institute for the Global Economy (IfW) said on Wednesday. READ  

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