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Lawmakers earn millions on the side
Bavarian lawmaker Peter Gauweiler made almost €1 million on the side. Photo: DPA

Lawmakers earn millions on the side

A quarter of all politicians in the German Parliament are making additional income on top of their parliamentary salary, a transparency group said on Saturday. Thirteen lawmakers have made more than €100,000 in the last few months. READ  

Schweinsteiger sorry for holiday video
Schweinsteiger has apologized after the video of him on holiday was posted on YouTube. Photo: DPA

Schweinsteiger sorry for holiday video

UPDATE: Germany’s World Cup winning star Bastian Schweinsteiger has apologized after a video emerged of him on YouTube leading a chant insulting Borussia Dortmund supporters and players. READ  

Munich midwife 'tried to kill pregnant mums'
The hospital in Munich where the midwife worked. Photo: DPA

Munich midwife 'tried to kill pregnant mums'

A midwife in Munich stands accused of trying to murder four pregnant mums during childbirth using a blood-thinning drug. READ  

Top university switches master's to English
Munich's TU university wants to switch its master's programmes to English. Photo: DPA

Top university switches master's to English

UPDATE: One of Germany’s top universities wants to ditch German and switch almost all of its master’s programmes to English in the next six years, prompting fears that the academic standing of the German language is under serious threat. READ  

Munich police find 49 refugees on one train
Police arrested three Italians for allegedly driving 25 Syrians into Germany on Tuesday. Photo: Bundespolizei

Munich police find 49 refugees on one train

Police in Munich found 49 refugees on one train which arrived at the city’s central station from Italy on Monday night. Officers in the Bavarian capital have reported a “huge increase” in the number of people arriving illegally over the last few weeks at Munich's train terminal. READ  

Munich man arrested for foreigner death threats
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Munich man arrested for foreigner death threats

A man from Munich was arrested on Monday for posting videos on Facebook in which he posed with a gun and threatened to kill foreigners. READ  

No foreigner road toll for German borders?
Bavaria's Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann (l) and Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer are fighting over the "foreigner toll". Photo: DPA

No foreigner road toll for German borders?

Bavaria’s interior minister has called for German border regions to be exempt from a controversial project to charge foreigners to use the country’s roads, sparking a row within his own party. READ  

Explosion at Munich surgery injures three
Firefighters at the scene remove a damaged item from the surgery. Photo: DPA

Explosion at Munich surgery injures three

Three people were injured on Monday morning in an explosion at a doctor’s surgery in central Munich. READ  

Schweinsteiger tipped as new Germany captain
Schweinsteiger in action for Bayern Munich. Photo: DPA

Schweinsteiger tipped as new Germany captain

German midfield general Bastian Schweinsteiger is favourite to become the World Cup winners' captain after the surprise international retirement of Philipp Lahm. READ  

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Lahm goes out on top of his game
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Lahm goes out on top of his game

Germany captain Philipp Lahm, who announced his retirement from international football on Friday, is one of the greatest players of his generation. READ  

Toni Kroos leaves Bayern Munich for Real Madrid
Kroos arrives in Germany on Tuesday following the World Cup victory. Photo: DPA

Toni Kroos leaves Bayern Munich for Real Madrid

UPDATE: German World Cup star Toni Kroos has signed for Real Madrid from Bayern Munich for a reported fee of €30 million, the clubs announced on Thursday morning. Germany, meanwhile, have returned to the top of Fifa's World rankings for the first time in almost 20 years. READ  

Zschäpe's move puts NSU trial in doubt
Beate Zschäpe in the Munich court. Photo: DPA

Zschäpe's move puts NSU trial in doubt

The National Socialist Underground trial in Munich hangs in the balance after the main defendant, Beate Zschäpe, indicated she wanted to dismiss her entire legal team. READ  

Oktoberfest 2014
First tents go up for Munich's Oktoberfest
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First tents go up for Munich's Oktoberfest

Building for this year’s Oktoberfest in Munich – the world’s biggest beer festival – has already begun with the first tents going up on Monday. READ  

Three killed during World Cup celebrations
Police photograph the scene of the murder in Bremen on Monday. Photo: DPA

Three killed during World Cup celebrations

UPDATE: Three Germans were killed and several injured overnight as the nation partied into the early hours of Monday celebrating its victory in the World Cup final. READ  

The most expensive German cities for expats
A view over Hamburg. Photo: DPA

The most expensive German cities for expats

German cities remain cheaper than their European neighbours for expats, but have shot up international cost of living rankings. Which cities top the list for Germany? READ  

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