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Animal activist fights off murder threats
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Animal activist fights off murder threats

Friedrich Mülln has been dragged through the courts and threatened with murder during his years of animal rights activism. His latest court case was in Munich this week but he tells The Local he has no plans to give up the fight. READ  

Bayern kick off title defence with win
Bayern's galaxy of stars celebrate after scoring against VfL Wolfsburg on Friday. Photo: DPA

Bayern kick off title defence with win

Reigning German champions Bayern Munich got the new Bundesliga season off to a perfect start with a dramatic 2-1 win over VfL Wolfsburg on Friday. READ  

Siemens lands €650m Norway wind power deal
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Siemens lands €650m Norway wind power deal

German engineering giant Siemens has won a contract worth €650 million to supply wind turbines to Norwegian power groups Statoil and Statkraft, the company said Thursday. READ  

Doctor arrested over medical test 'rape' photos
The Bamberg Clinic, where alleged abuse was reported. Photo: DPA

Doctor arrested over medical test 'rape' photos

Police in Bavaria have arrested a 48-year-old doctor for allegedly drugging and raping medical test volunteers, media reported Thursday. READ  

Merkel targets 'shadow banks' in Lindau speech
Chancellor Angela Merkel opens the 2014 Lindau meetings. Photo: DPA

Merkel targets 'shadow banks' in Lindau speech

Chancellor Angela Merkel has opened an economics conference in Lindau, Bavaria, with a call for more regulation of so-called shadow banks. READ  

Quick-thinking trucker stops wrong-way driver
Signs warning drivers against entering a motorway off-road. Photo: DPA

Quick-thinking trucker stops wrong-way driver

Erich Mairleitner thought Tuesday would be another ordinary day hauling a load along the A3 motorway, but found himself the hero of the hour after stepping in to stop an accident. READ  

China orders German's execution for murders
A paramilitary guard stands inside Beijing's No.1 Detention Centre. Photo: DPA

China orders German's execution for murders

Update: A German man has been condemned to death in China for murdering his ex-girlfriend and her partner in a frenzied attack, it was reported on Wednesday. READ  

Saxony schools get top marks
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Saxony schools get top marks

A country-wide analysis has shown that Saxony has the best schools and Berlin has a lot of homework to do. READ  

'Wild Wilma' blows summer away
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'Wild Wilma' blows summer away

The German weather service (DWD) says get used to it, that autumnal feeling is here to stay. READ  

German of the Week
Miroslav Klose: 71 goals wins us over
Record scorer Kloser hangs up his international boots. Photo: DPA

Miroslav Klose: 71 goals wins us over

At the height of his popularity, footballer Miroslav Klose has announced his retirement from the national game. With a staggering internationally scored 71 goals under his belt, he is The Local's German of the Week. READ  

Property of the Week
In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week
Fancy living here? Photo: Mr Lodge

In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week

Fancy living somewhere that's luxurious but child-friendly and close to the buzz of the city, but in a tranquil setting? Step into this week's property of the week. READ  

Trial of 'serial Autobahn shooter' begins
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Trial of 'serial Autobahn shooter' begins

A truck driver accused of a five-year indiscriminate shooting spree on German motorways to teach on the road users a "lesson" went on trial on Monday. READ  

Football eagle wins first round of legal fight
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Football eagle wins first round of legal fight

The eagle which adorned Germany’s World Cup winning shirts at the football World Cup this summer won protection in the courts on Thursday. READ  

Bayern Munich's USA tour ends in resentment
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola (pictured in July) was unhappy after the match. Photo:DPA

Bayern Munich's USA tour ends in resentment

Bayern Munich's tour of the USA has drawn to an inglorious close with a 2:1 defeat against a team of American Major League Soccer (MLS) All-Stars on Wednesday. The trip was supposed to see the Bavarian club break into the American market. READ  

The Local List
Nine German treats to enjoy (and one to avoid)
Kirschmichel. Photo: DPA

Nine German treats to enjoy (and one to avoid)

Pastry anyone? You've probably had a Black Forest cake or quoted President Kennedy while eating a Berliner, but how about trying something different? This week's Local List looks at ten Teutonic treats you probably haven't heard of, but should definitely try. READ  

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