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Cocaine-cop trial shakes Bavarian Alps
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Cocaine-cop trial shakes Bavarian Alps

For 20 years no-one noticed that the head of the drug squad in Kempten, Bavaria, was on a personal rampage of narcotics- and domestic abuse - until his wife shopped him for the €250,000 brick of cocaine he had stashed. But the local population isn't buying the story. READ  

Self-driving cars to hit German Autobahn
Hopefully there won't be any roadworks on the test stretch. Photo: DPA

Self-driving cars to hit German Autobahn

A section of the A9 Autobahn in Bavaria will be converted into a test route for self-driving cars, Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt said on Monday. READ  

Court probes abuse at Catholic boarding school
The monk at his court appearance in Munich on Thursday. Photo: DPA

Court probes abuse at Catholic boarding school

A monk and former teacher at a boarding school in the Bavarian alps pleaded not guilty on Thursday at his trial for abusing two pupils and attempted abuse of two more. READ  

Pressure mounts to allow 'Stolpersteine' in Munich
A pedestrian walks by a group of Stolpersteine. Photo: DPA

Pressure mounts to allow 'Stolpersteine' in Munich

After banning them in 2004, Munich is poised to allow the small brass Holocaust memorial plaques known as 'Stolpersteine' to be placed on the streets, despite a Jewish community leader's continued opposition. READ  

Pot patient dies after police took his supply
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Pot patient dies after police took his supply

A doctor in Augsburg is alleging that his American patient could still be alive today if police had not taken away his medical marijuana, it was reported on Tuesday. READ  

Munich launches mega trial of €2.4m thieves
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Munich launches mega trial of €2.4m thieves

As prosecutors bring charges against four men for hundreds of break-ins in Bavaria, one of the gang is insisting he didn't do it – in the face of 300 witnesses. READ  

Bayern accidentally snub Saudi prince at dinner
Prince Abdulrahman bin Musaid with Bayern coach Pep Guardiola. Photo : DPA

Bayern accidentally snub Saudi prince at dinner

Bayern Munich has drawn the ire of Saudi prince and Al-Hilal football club owner Abdulrahman bin Musaid after members of his team were turned away from what was supposed to be a joint dinner with the German players, Bild reported on Tuesday. READ  

Pegida fails to mobilize beyond Dresden
Munich anti-Pegida demonstrators look across police lines. Photo: DPA

Pegida fails to mobilize beyond Dresden

While Dresden was under police lockdown on Monday night after Isis death threats against Pegida organizers, branches of the anti-Islam movement in other cities failed to draw larger crowds than counter-demonstrations. READ  

JobTalk Germany: Entrepreneur series
Networking the world's expats
InterNations founder Malte Zeeck. Photo: InterNations

Networking the world's expats

In our ongoing weekly series, The Local looks into a successful entrepreneur's life - the story behind his successes, major challenges and how being an entrepreneur changed him forever. This week, Sparsh Sharma talks to Malte Zeeck, founder and co-CEO of Munich-based InterNations, a social network for expatriates worldwide. READ  

Bavaria police nab serial kindergarten thief
Fortunately the man's tastes did not extend to stealing lego bricks. Photo: DPA

Bavaria police nab serial kindergarten thief

Police in northern Bavaria said on Friday that a man arrested at the start of the year had robbed 27 different kindergartens throughout the region. READ  

Camels' bid for freedom causes traffic chaos
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Camels' bid for freedom causes traffic chaos

Eight camels escaped from a travelling circus and had an adventure in northern Bavaria on Thursday evening, causing a minor accident and several traffic jams. READ  

Young man's 'ninja day' sows havoc in Munich
We suspect the ninja costume was not this cool. Ninja photo: Shutterstock. Munich station photo: Shutterstock

Young man's 'ninja day' sows havoc in Munich

Police scrambled to Munich station on Thursday after an 18-year-old appeared in the main train station dressed as a ninja, terrifying passengers. READ  

Munich mechanics free cat from car's engine
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Munich mechanics free cat from car's engine

Engines usually purr, but in this case, it meowed loudly and started to smoke while the car was being inspected, it was reported on Wednesday. READ  

Doctor accused of abusing 13 women
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Doctor accused of abusing 13 women

Charges have been laid on behalf of 13 women against a former high-ranking doctor after it was discovered he was abusing unconscious women who volunteered for his medical study, it was reported on Wednesday. READ  

100,000 march against Pegida's record turnout
A demonstrator outside the Berlin Chancellery. Photo: DPA

100,000 march against Pegida's record turnout

Around 100,000 people took to German streets in counter-demonstrations against Pegida on Monday evening, after the anti-Islam movement were accused of trying to exploit last week's terror attacks in Paris to boost support. READ  

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