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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  

Art dealer on trial for swindling Aldi heir
Helge Achenbach arriving in court. Photo: DPA

Art dealer on trial for swindling Aldi heir

A German art dealer went on trial Tuesday accused of defrauding one of the country's richest families of tens of millions in the sales of paintings and vintage cars. READ  

SPD leaders hit back at Merkel's record
Trouble at the top? Photo: DPA

SPD leaders hit back at Merkel's record

Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Sigmar Gabriel turned Angela Merkel's criticisms in her party conference speech back on her in media interviews on Wednesday. READ  

Ferris wheel's Christmas lights draw ire
Do bright lights make you say bah humbug? Photo: DPA

Ferris wheel's Christmas lights draw ire

Do you see what I see? A couple in Düsseldorf says you can't miss it: the festive Ferris wheel lights are too bright and have filed an official complaint, according to a report. READ  

Opel closes flagship Bochum factory
The Opel factory in Bochum. Photo: DPA

Opel closes flagship Bochum factory

It's the end of an era as the last car rolls off the production line at Opel's Bochum factory, making Friday a bitter day for the city and the factory's 3,000 workers. READ  

Extortionist's bomb threats shut down city
Police on the scene in Cologne on Tuesday evening. Photo: DPA

Extortionist's bomb threats shut down city

Police in Cologne are looking for a suspect on Wednesday after part of the city's centre was shut down by a bomb threat. READ  

Topless cathedral protest gets day in court
The protest from last year. Photo: DPA

Topless cathedral protest gets day in court

A member of activist group Femen will stand before a court in Cologne on Wednesday after jumping topless onto the altar of the city's famous cathedral. READ  

BVB trainer to stay on despite growing crisis
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BVB trainer to stay on despite growing crisis

Jürgen Klopp insisted Sunday he will not quit as Borussia Dortmund coach despite his team suffering their eighth league defeat of the season to remain bottom of the Bundesliga. READ  

E.ON creates spin-off in green energy revamp
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E.ON creates spin-off in green energy revamp

E.ON, Germany's largest power supplier, on Sunday announced the creation of a spin-off company as part of a major restructure that will allow it to focus more on renewable energy. READ  

Deutsche Bahn sues airlines for 'price fixing'
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Deutsche Bahn sues airlines for 'price fixing'

National rail operator Deutsche Bahn said Sunday it was taking legal action against Lufthansa and other airlines over claims of fixing air cargo prices. READ  

Gunman opens fire in seniors' home
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Gunman opens fire in seniors' home

Two people are dead and three are in hospital following a shoot-out in an assisted living facility in Hamm on Wednesday. READ  

Morrissey concert cut short as fans storm stage
Morrisey performing in 2012. Photo: DPA

Morrissey concert cut short as fans storm stage

British singer Morrissey brought his concert to an early close in Essen on Monday night after several fans stormed the stage. READ  

Thieves tunnel into jewellery display case
Yoink. Photo: DPA

Thieves tunnel into jewellery display case

A jewellery shop owner opened up on Monday to find that thieves had tunnelled into his store from the basement of the shopping complex and made off with his diamond display. 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  

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  

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