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Turkish Airlines: married pilots are safer pilots
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Turkish Airlines: married pilots are safer pilots

The general manager of Turkish Airlines has urged single pilots to marry, after the Germanwings tragedy blamed on a pilot with psychological problems. READ  

Deutsche Bahn flirts with drivers' strike deadline
An InterCity train in Hannover's main train station. Photo: DPA

Deutsche Bahn flirts with drivers' strike deadline

Rail operator Deutsche Bahn has until 3 pm on Friday to respond to demands from the Train Drivers' Union (GDL) for a "reasonable provisional result" in talks over pay, conditions and union representation. READ  

Blitzmarathon for motorists
Police on nationwide hunt for speeders
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Police on nationwide hunt for speeders

German and European police have been stationed by the sides of roads since 6am on Thursday in the first Europe-wide “Blitz-marathon” aimed at catching speeders. READ  

Erfurt man arrested over false bomb threat
File photo: empty platforms at Erfurt Hauptbahnhof in November 2014. Photo: DPA

Erfurt man arrested over false bomb threat

Federal police said on Tuesday that they had arrested a man suspected of causing havoc with a bomb threat against the main train station in Erfurt. READ  

Tourists help hotels start 2015 with a boom
WIntry weather doesn't stop Berlin attracting more tourists. Photo. DPA

Tourists help hotels start 2015 with a boom

Champagne corks were popping in German hotels on Monday after figures showed the industry sold 7 percent more nights to travellers in February compared with the same month last year. READ  

Bomb alert grounds Germanwings Milan flight
A plane landing at Cologne-Bonn airport. Photo: DPA

Bomb alert grounds Germanwings Milan flight

Passengers and crew on a Germanwings flight from Cologne to Milan were on Sunday ordered to evacuate the plane as it prepared to take off due to a bomb alert. READ  

Alps Plane Crash
Woman faked plane crash link for free flights
A specially laid-on Lufthansa plane leaves Düsseldorf for the crash site, carrying victims' relatives, on March 26th. Photo: DPA

Woman faked plane crash link for free flights

A woman who obtained multiple free flights to southern France by pretending to be the cousin of a Germanwings flight 4U9525 victim now faces legal action by the airline's parent company Lufthansa. READ  

Pilots' doctors want stricter psych checks
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Pilots' doctors want stricter psych checks

German aviation industry doctors said Tuesday that pilots should undergo more extensive medical checks in the wake of the Germanwings crash in the French Alps that killed 150 people. READ  

Minister wants to ID Schengen passengers
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Minister wants to ID Schengen passengers

Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière wants to introduce rules forcing airlines to ask all passengers for identification when travelling within the Schengen free-movement zone. READ  

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10 surprising things you didn’t know about Zagreb
Zagreb is a hot spot for tourists from Germany. But why? Photo: Shutterstock

10 surprising things you didn’t know about Zagreb

The Croatian capital is the latest trendy destination among Germans seeking warmer weather. So what’s the lure? The Local investigates ten reasons why the Deutsch are flocking to Zagreb. READ  

Alps Plane Crash
Airlines agree two-person cockpit rule
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Airlines agree two-person cockpit rule

The Federation of the German Air Travel Industry (BDL) confirmed on Friday afternoon that from now on two people must be in the cockpit at all times, in a bid to avoid a repeat of the Germanwings disaster. READ  

Germanwings crash
Germanwings reinstates Wednesday flights
A Germanwings plane on the tarmac at Düsseldorf airport. Photo: DPA

Germanwings reinstates Wednesday flights

Update: Germanwings said on Wednesday morning that only one flight had to be cancelled on Wednesday after a wave of cancellations on Tuesday evening. READ  

Germany sees little change in road deaths

Germany sees little change in road deaths

Germany saw a slight increase in road fatalities between 2013 and 2014, but an overall decrease since 2010, according to a European Commission report released on Tuesday. READ  

German tourist killed in shark attack in Egypt
Egypt saw a string of shark attacks on tourists in 2010. Photo: Peter Parks/ AFP

German tourist killed in shark attack in Egypt

A shark attack on Sunday killed a 52-year-old German tourist in an Egyptian Red Sea resort, in the first such incident in five years, police said. READ  

Lufthansa services ‘back to normal’ as strike ends
Lufthansa pilots have been protesting plans to change retirement schemes. Photo: Christof Stache/ AFP

Lufthansa services ‘back to normal’ as strike ends

German airline Lufthansa said Sunday that its services were more or less back to normal after a four-day walkout by pilots, but unions warned of further disruptions, possibly over the Easter holidays. READ  

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