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Cabinet agrees road toll for foreigners from 2016
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Cabinet agrees road toll for foreigners from 2016

After months of bickering among the coalition parties, the cabinet finally agreed to put a road toll for foreigners before parliament, but open questions about its financial viability and legality remain. READ  

Back of the net for Neuer's dream villa
Bavaria's Tegernsee offers premier league views: Photo: DPA

Back of the net for Neuer's dream villa

It's classy and very glassy, and took some getting past the defence of the local building committee. But Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer can now build his dream home on an exclusive Bavarian lakeside - albeit without the woman who designed it with him. READ  

Little chance of white Christmas in Germany
People walking on the frozen Nymphenburg canal in Munich in January 2013. Photo: DPA

Little chance of white Christmas in Germany

Chances are slim that there will be snow on the ground on Christmas Day across most of Germany, the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Monday. READ  

Bayern blackmailer gets stiff jail term
The attempted blackmailer in court on Monday. Photo: DPA

Bayern blackmailer gets stiff jail term

UPDATE: A man who admitted to trying to blackmail jailed football legend Uli Hoeneß, former boss of Bayern Munich, for hundreds of thousands of euros was sentenced to three years nine months in prison on Tuesday. READ  

Bayern heads for match in war-torn Ukraine
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Bayern heads for match in war-torn Ukraine

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola admitted Monday he is relishing facing Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League when the clubs meet for the first time in the last 16. READ  

'Give in or else' top union warns rail chiefs
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'Give in or else' top union warns rail chiefs

Another union is throwing its hat into the rail fight, threatening Deutsche Bahn (DB) with one of the "worst strikes of all time" if they don't offer the train drivers union (GDL) and the EVG an offer "without preconditions" in negotiations on Friday. READ  

Suspected neo-Nazi fire attack on asylum home
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Suspected neo-Nazi fire attack on asylum home

Three buildings that were set to house refugees in Bavaria were burned down early Friday morning after the unknown perpetrators painted swastikas on one of the properties. READ  

Prosecutors open new file on Oktoberfest attack
The Munich memorial dedicated to the victims of the 1980 attack. Photo: DPA

Prosecutors open new file on Oktoberfest attack

German federal prosecutors are opening an investigation into the Wiesn attack of 1980 that killed 13 people since a witness has stepped forward 34 years later, it was announced on Thursday in Karslruhe. READ  

Two sentenced over death of plastic surgeon
Franz Gsell with his wife Tatjana. Photo: DPA

Two sentenced over death of plastic surgeon

A court in Nuremberg on Wednesday sentenced two men for causing the death of Nuremberg plastic surgeon Franz Gsell almost 12 years after they broke into and robbed his house. READ  

Man calls police wanting a spot in prison
File photo: Munich police arrested an Oktoberfest visitor. Photo: DPA

Man calls police wanting a spot in prison

Bavarian police were surprised on Sunday when an anonymous caller rang the emergency number and asked for the quickest way to get into "the slammer". READ  

Gerontologist braces for his big freeze
Klaus Sames will be frozen in a vault after his death until science catches up. Photo: DPA

Gerontologist braces for his big freeze

Cryonics, the frozen suspension of bodies for their eventual reanimation, has inspired movies for decades. While still scorned by many scientists, a Bavarian gerontologist has prepared his own frozen preservation after a lifetime of studying aging in humans. READ  

CSU retracts foot from mouth over immigrants
Maybe that was a bad idea: CSU general secretary Andreas Scheuer. Photo: DPA

CSU retracts foot from mouth over immigrants

The Christian Social Union (CSU) has backpedalled on a document calling for immigrants to be obliged to speak German at home after stirring anger and mockery worldwide over the weekend. READ  

Bavaria fears for health over aluminium pretzels
This might not be as safe a snack as we all thought. Photo: DPA

Bavaria fears for health over aluminium pretzels

One in five pretzels produced in Bavaria contains dangerous levels of aluminium, a consumer group said on Thursday. READ  

Man dead after stabbing at Bavarian Jobcenter
The crime scene. Photo: DPA

Man dead after stabbing at Bavarian Jobcenter

The picturesque tourist town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Franconia is in shock after a 61-year-old civil servant working at the local Jobcenter was murdered on Wednesday. READ  

Free train wifi on track for 2016
Maybe they will call the new service B-lan? Photo:DPA

Free train wifi on track for 2016

Deutsche Bahn (DB) plans to equip all its ICE trains with free wifi by 2016, the head of the national rail operator said on Wednesday. READ  

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