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Customs seize 'stinking' ape skull from traveller's luggage
Photo: Hauptzollamt München/DPA

Customs seize 'stinking' ape skull from traveller's luggage
1 day ago

Customers officers did a double-take at Munich airport last week when a suitcase belonging to a man arriving from Thailand turned out to contain the reeking skull of an unfortunate ape.

Man sues to end alimony over ex's Facebook snaps
Romantic holiday pictures don't mean you're living together. Photo: DPA

Man sues to end alimony over ex's Facebook snaps
2 days ago

A man in Munich asked a judge to relieve him of the duty to pay alimony when he saw pictures on Facebook indicating his former wife was in a relationship – but the court wasn't convinced.

Women plan protests against 'pro-rape' pickup artists
Roosh V has argued for the legalization of rape in past blog posts. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Women plan protests against 'pro-rape' pickup artists
2 days ago

Protests are being organized in cities across Germany – including Berlin, Frankfurt, and Munich – against meetings by followers of pickup artist Roosh V, who has argued for legalizing rape.

Avalanche risk high in German Alps
A walker struggling through windblown snow on January 15th in the Allgäu alpine region of Bavaria. Photo: DPA

Avalanche risk high in German Alps
February 01, 2016

Bavarian authorities warned on Monday that the German Alps are at high risk of avalanche after several days of stormy weather.

Bavarian premier plans to pal around with Putin
Horst Seehofer outside St. Basil's church on Red Square in Moscow, 2011. Photo: DPA

Bavarian premier plans to pal around with Putin
February 01, 2016

Bavarian minister-president Horst Seehofer stoked anger over the weekend with plans to visit Russian President Vladimir Putin – Chancellor Angela Merkel's greatest foreign opponent.

New rent map shows cost of life in Munich
Source: ImmobilienScout

New rent map shows cost of life in Munich
January 20, 2016

After a map of Berlin’s underground guiding you around the city’s rent prices went viral, the same company has now brought out a map for Munich.

Busload of refugees to be sent straight back to Bavaria
The busload of Syrian refugees arrives at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin on Thursday evening. Photo: DPA

Busload of refugees to be sent straight back to Bavaria
January 15, 2016

The 31 refugees sent to Chancellor Angela Merkel's office in Berlin by a Bavarian mayor as a protest are to be sent back down south on Friday – prompting harsh criticism of the use of human beings as political tokens.

Experts defend slow progress on sorting Nazi-looted art haul
A worker in the Gurlitt taksforce sorts through images of the seized artworks in December. Photo: DPA

Experts defend slow progress on sorting Nazi-looted art haul
January 15, 2016

A German task force investigating the provenance of a spectacular Nazi-era art hoard of hundreds of works said Thursday that only five had been proved to be looted thus far, and defended its slow progress.

'Mein Kampf' sells out as publisher rushes to print more
File photo: DPA

'Mein Kampf' sells out as publisher rushes to print more
January 14, 2016

The publisher of a new critical edition of Mein Kampf has said that more copies of the Adolf Hitler manifesto will have to be printed due to enormous demand.

Neo-Nazis face trial over plot to bomb refugees
A police special response unit (SEK) training in Rhineland-Palatinate. File photo: DPA

Neo-Nazis face trial over plot to bomb refugees
January 13, 2016

Federal prosecutors said on Wednesday that they will bring charges against four neo-Nazis who planned to attack "Salafists and asylum-seekers" with improvised bombs.

At least 200 kids abused in Regensburg choir
The Regensburg Domspatzen boys choir singing at St. Peter's Cathedral. Photo: DPA.

At least 200 kids abused in Regensburg choir
January 08, 2016

Fresh cases of abuse in Regensburg cathedral choir were revealed by investigators on Friday, who said at least 231 children have been abused by priests and teachers since the 1950s in a scandal that has rocked the Bavarian city.

Angst as 'Mein Kampf' hits German bookstores
A copy of "Mein Kampf" at the Institute of Contemporary History of Munich. Photo: DPA.

Angst as 'Mein Kampf' hits German bookstores
January 08, 2016

New copies of Hitler's "Mein Kampf" will hit bookstores in Germany on Friday for the first time since the Second World War, unsettling Jewish community leaders as the copyright of the anti-Semitic manifesto expires.

Munich New Year alert 'part of EU-wide Isis plot'
Police outside Munich main train station on New Year's Eve. Photo: DPA

Munich New Year alert 'part of EU-wide Isis plot'
January 07, 2016

A terror alert in Munich on New Year's Eve was part of a plot for simultaneous attacks across Europe by terror group Isis, Turkish media reported on Thursday.

'Modern slavery' firm must pay intern €50k
Photo: DPA

'Modern slavery' firm must pay intern €50k
January 07, 2016

A Munich court has ordered an insurance company to pay a woman €50,000 after they kept her on as an intern for five and a half years.

Bomb hoaxer given away by bumpkin accent
Police patrol in Munich main train station on January 2nd. Photo: DPA

Bomb hoaxer given away by bumpkin accent
January 04, 2016

The much-maligned Saxon dialect was the clue that led police to a bomb hoaxer in Munich over the weekend.

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