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Germany, EU charged with Google-bashing
Digital Economy Commissioner Günther Oettinger tried to calm American fears for tech darling Google. Photo: DPA

Germany, EU charged with Google-bashing

Germany is at the heart of moves to limit the power of US web companies and their involvement in surveillance as American voices cry foul. READ  

One in three law students backs death penalty
Could these law students one day be hanging judges? Photo: DPA

One in three law students backs death penalty

A decades-long study has found that budding lawyers are increasingly in favour of harsher punishments. READ  

Women executive quota coming in 2016
Movin' on up! Photo: DPA

Women executive quota coming in 2016

The grand coalition governing Germany has finally pushed through legislation mandating that 30 percent of executive positions must be filled by women, it announced on Wednesday. READ  

Hesse Greens plan to cull wild boar
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Hesse Greens plan to cull wild boar

As the wild boar population swells after a bumper feast on forest food this autumn, Hesse Environment Minister Priska Hinz on Tuesday set the state's hunters on them in force to halt damage to property. READ  

Crafty kangaroo on the loose in Brandenburg
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Crafty kangaroo on the loose in Brandenburg

Authorities have lost track of a kangaroo that escaped from its owner on Monday, saying that it's "good at hiding". READ  

Opinion
Anti-refugee demo reveals xenophobia
Demonstrators against the refugee home plans in Marzahn on Saturday. Photo: DPA

Anti-refugee demo reveals xenophobia

German media were almost united this weekend in condemning demonstrations against refugee housing in the Berlin suburb of Marzahn-Hellersdorf - but can far-right sentiment ever really be overcome? READ  

'Bored nurse' may have 12 more victims
The defendant conceals his face from media during the new trial. Photo; DPA

'Bored nurse' may have 12 more victims

Investigators said on Tuesday there are 12 additional cases where patients died in suspicious circumstances at a hospital where a nurse jailed in 2008 over patient deaths had worked. READ  

Germany still paying for crisis fallout
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Germany still paying for crisis fallout

Social spending in Germany remains well above pre-financial crisis levels in 2007, although it has fallen back from the peak attained at the depths of the credit crunch. READ  

All that glitters might be 'Autobahngold'...
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All that glitters might be 'Autobahngold'...

Good Samaritan motorists pay the price as fraudsters target Germany's highways with a fake jewellery scam. READ  

TV series 'Our mothers, our fathers' bags Emmy
Champagne time for "Our mothers, our fathers" in New York. Photo: DPA

TV series 'Our mothers, our fathers' bags Emmy

The 4.5-hour production by Germany's ZDF channel scooped up a coveted trophy in New York on Monday evening with its tales of ordinary lives sucked into the horrors of World War Two. READ  

Unicef chief praises Germany's aid role
Unicef director Anthony Lake in Berlin

Unicef chief praises Germany's aid role

Germany is playing an increasingly important role in global humanitarian crises, Unicef executive director Anthony Lake said on Monday, but there is always more to be done. READ  

Too much meat, too little veg on school menus
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Too much meat, too little veg on school menus

A study by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture shows that many school canteens aren't serving children a properly balanced diet. READ  

The end of 'soli'? Not so fast, hope states
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The end of 'soli'? Not so fast, hope states

The Green-Red coalition government in North Rhein-Westphalia is urging the federal government not to do away with the solidarity surcharge on income taxes in 2020, and instead funnel more of the money into the books of the western states, it was reported on Monday. READ  

Gurlitt inheritance
Swiss museum accepts art looted by Nazis
A painting by Frans Francken confiscated from a Jewish owner under the Nazis and found in the Gurlitt collection. Photo: LKA Bayern/DPA

Swiss museum accepts art looted by Nazis

The Bern Museum of Fine Art announced on Monday that it would accept a huge haul of works left to it in the will of the son of a Nazi-era art dealer. READ  

Gloom lifts in business confidence index

Gloom lifts in business confidence index

Business confidence in Germany appears to be stabilising after long months of decline, with the Ifo business climate index rising in November for the first time in seven months, data showed on Monday. READ  

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