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Frankfurt man loses airport job over Isis links
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Frankfurt man loses airport job over Isis links

In a decision announced on Wednesday, a Frankfurt court upheld the dismissal of a man from his job at Frankfurt airport over his close friendship with a foreign citizen with ties to terrorist group Isis. READ  

No room for scooters on the bus: Court
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No room for scooters on the bus: Court

A court in North-Rhine Westphalia found on Wednesday that there is no obligation for buses or trains to make room for mobility scooters - and that it's actually dangerous to bring them aboard. READ  

Railway union threatens strike over €2
EVG members outside a station during a 2013 strike. Photo: DPA

Railway union threatens strike over €2

As railway operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) continues negotiations with train drivers' union GDL, its other major union EVG has threatened a strike over pay differences between employees. READ  

Berlin electronica pioneer dead at 70
Edgar Froese in 2006. Photo: Tim Brakemeier/DPA

Berlin electronica pioneer dead at 70

Edgar Froese, whose band Tangerine Dream crafted the ambient sound that set the stage for generations of electronic artists, has died at 70. READ  

Get more 'gigaliners' on roads: Minister
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Get more 'gigaliners' on roads: Minister

Environmentalists and train companies reacted with outrage to Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt's plan to allow more giant "gigaliner" trucks on motorways before they've passed a trial period. READ  

Germans strip off for 'No Pants Subway Ride'
U-Bahn passengers in Hamburg on Sunday. Photo: DPA

Germans strip off for 'No Pants Subway Ride'

U-Bahn travelers from Munich to Berlin dropped trou on Sunday and joined in on a global pantless subway ride. READ  

Three-year-old goes on solo train ride
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Three-year-old goes on solo train ride

A three-year-old child went on an involuntary train journey across northern Germany on Wednesday after she was separated from her father and sister on the platform. READ  

Lufthansa can't cut it, says Ryanair boss
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Lufthansa can't cut it, says Ryanair boss

Michael O'Leary, CEO of Irish low-cost airline Ryanair, hopes to quintuple his market share in Germany at the expense of the national airline Lufthansa. READ  

Seven hour flight becomes 40 hours of hell
Safe and sound on the Düsseldorf tarmac. Photo: DPA

Seven hour flight becomes 40 hours of hell

Passengers on a flight from Abu Dhabi to Düsseldorf ended up arriving one and a half days late after a series of disasters. READ  

Worries over rising costs at Stuttgart project
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Worries over rising costs at Stuttgart project

As the controversial Stuttgart train station rebuild languishes far from finished in the face of ever-rising costs, the Green and Left joined forces on Friday to demand a new cost-benefit analysis. READ  

New Year...New U-Bahn price hikes
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New Year...New U-Bahn price hikes

Train and bus prices have been hiked across Germany's biggest cities to coincide with start of the year, making that return to work all the more miserable. READ  

Where to celebrate Silvester 2014
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Where to celebrate Silvester 2014

New Year's Eve is upon us and 2014 is a year that was certainly worth giving a proper send off to for Germany (remember the time we won the World Cup?). Here are some options for a big Silvester, as the evening is known in Germany, night out in your city. READ  

Hundreds stranded on faulty ICE train
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Hundreds stranded on faulty ICE train

More than 500 train passengers were stuck on the rails for hours on Monday afternoon in Saxony-Anhalt, causing knock-on delays across the region. READ  

18 Germans were on blazing ferry
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18 Germans were on blazing ferry

UPDATE: Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said only crew remain on board a ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea. Rescuers battled stormy conditions, including hail, to rescue hundreds of passengers, though at least seven are known to have died in the incident. There were 18 Germans on board, it was reported on Monday. READ  

Security tests find holes at Frankfurt airport
Security checks at Frankfurt airport in July 2014. Photo: DPA

Security tests find holes at Frankfurt airport

Weapons and dangerous objects were successfully smuggled through security checks 50 percent of the time at Frankfurt airport, in a probe by European Commission inspectors, it emerged on Sunday. READ  

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