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Ebola-ready jet prepared for take off
Steinmeier takes a tour. Photo: DPA

Ebola-ready jet prepared for take off

Come take a tour of special medical evacuation jet the Robert Koch, which is designed to transport patients with Ebola and was unveiled on Thursday at Berlin's Tegel Airport. READ  

Study finds migrants are a €22 billion boon
A migrant worker helps with the Spreewald pickle harvest. Photo: DPA

Study finds migrants are a €22 billion boon

A new study has shown that immigrants in Germany are a boon for the government's coffers to the tune of €22 billion, the Bertelsmann Foundation announced on Thursday. READ  

Warm welcome for EU investment plan
Chancellor Merkel addressing the Bundestag on Wednesday. Photo: DPA

Warm welcome for EU investment plan

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she backed a new multi-billion-euro European Commission plan to kickstart the EU's flagging economy, if the funds are invested wisely. READ  

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  

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

Women executive quota coming in 2016

UPDATE: The grand coalition's freshly minted law mandating that 30 percent of executive positions must be filled by women is being hit with harsh criticisms from the firms who have to comply to it. 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  

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  

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  

Spy scandal
NSA leaker Snowden feted in Stuttgart
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NSA leaker Snowden feted in Stuttgart

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden accepted the Stuttgart Peace Prize and called on the public to keep fighting for peace in a speech via video uplink on Sunday. READ  

Putin Euro influence strategy targets AfD
AfD vice-president Alexander Gauland (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (right). Photos: DPA

Putin Euro influence strategy targets AfD

A Moscow strategy paper seen by German media shows how Russian President Vladimir Putin has been advised to influence Europe through right-wing populist parties including Alternativ für Deutschland (AfD). READ  

Coalition falls out over female executive quota
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Coalition falls out over female executive quota

Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Social Democratic (SPD) politicians are bickering in public over quotas for female board members in large companies. READ  

Germany debates scrapping coal power
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Germany debates scrapping coal power

After deciding to scrap nuclear power, Germany is pondering saying goodbye to coal, its biggest energy source but also its top polluter and main threat to ambitious climate goals. READ  

Hitler painting goes under the hammer
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Hitler painting goes under the hammer

A watercolour painted by a young Adolf Hitler a century ago went under the hammer for €130,000 ($161,000) Saturday at an auction in the southern German city of Nuremberg. READ  

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  

German FM: Iran nuclear talks 'completely open'
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German FM: Iran nuclear talks 'completely open'

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Saturday that the outcome of Iran's nuclear talks with six world powers was "completely open". READ  

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