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Hot dogs lap up liver sausage sundaes
Ice-cream maker Leonardo Caprarese with golden retriever Oscar, enjoying a delicious scoop of Leberwurst ice cream. Photo: DPA

Hot dogs lap up liver sausage sundaes

Hounds languishing in the July heat around Bremen have been treated to a very special snack to cool them down - but it's one that might put humans off their lunch. READ  

Greece crisis
BILD polls readers in own 'Greece referendum'
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BILD polls readers in own 'Greece referendum'

Tabloid Bild continued its campaign against bailouts for Greece on Friday by calling its own "referendum", asking readers to fill out a poll on whether Germany should keep stumping up. German politicians were divided on how the Greek vote would affect Europe. READ  

Analysis
How German media shaped the Greece crisis
Angela Merkel faces a battery of microphones and cameras at a eurozone summit in Brussels on June 22nd. Photo: DPA

How German media shaped the Greece crisis

It's often said that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the one person who truly matters when it comes to how the eurozone deals with Greece. But how much freedom does 'Mutti' really have in the face of the public and the media? READ  

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Crans-Montana: International expat hub
Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Photo: Olivier Maire

Crans-Montana: International expat hub

Nestled high up in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Crans-Montana offers stunning panoramas of sky-high mountains and serene lakes. But it's more than a resort - it's home to the next generation of expats in Switzerland. READ  

Far-right attacks on asylum homes soar
A sign reading "stop Nazis" hangs from a lamppost. Photo: DPA

Far-right attacks on asylum homes soar

The number of attacks on asylum seekers' accommodation by violent far-right groups in Germany is on course to double in 2015 after tripling between 2013 and 2014, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday. READ  

Feisty mum attacks kids with pepperspray
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Feisty mum attacks kids with pepperspray

A 20-year-old mother attacked a group of children with pepper-spray on Sunday believing they weren't being considerate enough with her own child. READ  

Woman fakes death with ketchup to dodge lover
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Woman fakes death with ketchup to dodge lover

Police announced on Wednesday that bloody photographs sent by the ex-lover of a heartbroken man from Bonn were fake and that his old flame was still alive. READ  

Germans say US doesn't respect freedom: poll
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Germans say US doesn't respect freedom: poll

Germans are more negative about the United States than the rest of Europe, but still largely support Americans' efforts to fight Isis, according to a new poll. READ  

Car-sharing accelerates rapidly in Germany
Traffic in Hamburg. Photo: Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa

Car-sharing accelerates rapidly in Germany

Car-sharing, pioneered in Switzerland in the 1970s, is gaining popularity across the globe as people shy away from the cost of owning and maintaining an automobile in big cities. And it is proving particularly successful in Germany, where carmakers themselves are keen to get a slice of the action. READ  

Cat bites German woman - so she bites boyfriend
A cat not involved in the incident. Photo: Patrick Pleul /dpa

Cat bites German woman - so she bites boyfriend

A cat bit a woman in Germany, sending her into such a rage that she then repeatedly bit and beat her boyfriend, the owner of the pet, police said on Sunday. READ  

Jilted husband saws all wife's things in half
Half of an Opel Corsa. Photo: Ebay

Jilted husband saws all wife's things in half

No half measures: A German man reacted to the breakup of his 12-year relationship in atypical fashion by sawing everything he bought with his ex-wife in half, filming the process and putting his halves up for sale on Ebay. READ  

Germany among worst nations for heart disease
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Germany among worst nations for heart disease

Germany has one of the highest rates of death due to heart disease in the OECD - higher even than the United States or the United Kingdom, according to a report on Wednesday. READ  

Heinz shocks punter with porno promo code
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Heinz shocks punter with porno promo code

Heinz ketchup suffered an embarrassing PR setback when a promotional QR code on a hot ketchup bottle led a customer to a spicier destination than he was expecting. READ  

Circus owner: activists freed killer elephant
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Circus owner: activists freed killer elephant

A circus owner alleged on Monday that animal rights activists had tampered with the junction box supplying power to the cage holding an elephant that trampled a pensioner to death on Saturday. READ  

Lady Gaga named Germany's prettiest cow
Lady Gaga with owner Henrik Wille. Photo: DPA

Lady Gaga named Germany's prettiest cow

Lady Gaga has taken home the top prize from the German Holstein Show in Oldenburg, making her the closest thing to a "Miss Germany" in the bovine world. READ  

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