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Germany to drop probe into US spying on Merkel
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Germany to drop probe into US spying on Merkel

Germany is dropping a probe into the alleged tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone by US spies, due to a lack of evidence, magazine Focus said Saturday. READ  

New bird flu case in Germany
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New bird flu case in Germany

A worrying new strain of bird flu has been observed for the first time in a wild bird in northern Germany, the agriculture ministry said Saturday. READ  

Radicalized Germans join jihadist cause
Iraqi fighters near Tikrit. Photo: DPA

Radicalized Germans join jihadist cause

Hundreds of Germans have left their home country to fight alongside jihadists in Syria and Iraq, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said. READ  

Germany frees female Russian spy early
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Germany frees female Russian spy early

A Russian spy, jailed in Germany with her husband last year, has been freed early and allowed to return home, media reports said Friday, suggesting a possible prisoner swap. READ  

Germans face flogging after Singapore charge
Andreas Van Knorre being transported by Singapore police. Photo: Wallace Woon/DPA

Germans face flogging after Singapore charge

Two German men were charged Saturday with breaking into a Singapore metro depot and spray-painting graffiti on a train, offences punishable by jail time and flogging with a cane. READ  

Suspected ETA identity forger detained
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Suspected ETA identity forger detained

German state prosecutors on Friday said they have taken a Spanish national suspected of forging identification papers for Basque terrorist movement ETA while working at a university into custody. READ  

False teeth trigger school ‘poisoning’ scare
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False teeth trigger school ‘poisoning’ scare

Emergency services showed up in force at a Ruhr school on Friday after a schoolgirl mistakenly treated her friends to grandpa’s denture cleansing tablets rather than vitamins. READ  

German bikes to carry Ebola lab samples
A doctor at a Guinean Ebola clinic in October. Photo: DPA

German bikes to carry Ebola lab samples

Germany has sent 400 motorbikes to the areas of West Africa worst hit by the Ebola epidemic to speed up testing for the virus. READ  

Merkel’s 1.5 tonne Xmas tree hits the road
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Merkel’s 1.5 tonne Xmas tree hits the road

Donated by a private forestry concern, the 21-year-old fir was felled and loaded on a truck on Friday and dispatched to Berlin. READ  

Far-right agenda gains ground in middle class
AfD leader Bernd Lucke celebrates election results in Potsdam in September: Photo: DPA

Far-right agenda gains ground in middle class

Overt xenophobia and fascism have lost a lot of ground in Germany in recent years. But a new survey of attitudes shows a creeping tendency in moderate society to sympathise with core ideas of the far right in private. READ  

Police warn off vigilantes over bullying video

Police warn off vigilantes over bullying video

Police in Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, warned against calls for vigilante justice on Friday after a video showing teenaged girls attacking a classmate was uploaded to social media. READ  

Businesses say train strikes cost over €500m
GDL boss Claus Weselsky and DIHK chief Martin Wansleben. Photos: DPA

Businesses say train strikes cost over €500m

The federation of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) said on Friday that strikes by train drivers' union GDL have cost Germany over half a billion Euros. READ  

Town at standstill for bomb defusal
Empty platforms at Oranienburg station on Friday morning

Town at standstill for bomb defusal

Authorities evacuated 1,700 people from their homes early on Friday morning after an unexploded bomb from World War Two was found in Oranienburg, north of Berlin. READ  

Builders make miracle find of WWI time capsule
The open end of the tin discovered by builders. PHOTO: MST GmbH

Builders make miracle find of WWI time capsule

A century after the 1914 outbreak of World War One, builders restoring a castle hit upon an infantry unit’s hidden tribute to their fallen comrades. READ  

Church can sack workers who remarry: court
Constitutional Court President Andreas Vosskuhle (centre). Photo: DPA

Church can sack workers who remarry: court

The Constitutional Court on Thursday ruled that the Catholic Church has the right to dismiss employees who remarry after divorcing. READ  

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