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Police nab Nuremberg station bomb hoaxer
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Police nab Nuremberg station bomb hoaxer

Officers in Nuremberg arrested a man on Thursday evening after he called in a false bomb threat against the main train station READ  

Cabinet agrees road toll for foreigners from 2016
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Cabinet agrees road toll for foreigners from 2016

After months of bickering among the coalition parties, the cabinet finally agreed to put a road toll for foreigners before parliament, but open questions about its financial viability and legality remain. READ  

Search on for 'bullied' BER chief's successor
BER inspiration: A new fairground ride at Berlin's Alexander Platz. Photo: DPA

Search on for 'bullied' BER chief's successor

Managing Berlin's grounded BER airport project carries a high-flying annual salary, reportedly around €600,000 plus a hefty bonus. But who will land in the hot seat vacated by Hartmut Mehdorn, who resigned on Monday after he said he was 'bullied'? READ  

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  

BER airport chief to step down in 2015
Soon to be ex-CEO of BER, Hartmut Mehdorn. Photo: DPA

BER airport chief to step down in 2015

Berlin-Brandenburg Airport CEO Hartmut Mehdorn announced on Monday that he is stepping down from his position as soon as the airport authority finds his replacement. READ  

EU says road toll plans against the rules
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EU says road toll plans against the rules

The EU has declared the German governement's plans to introduce a road toll targeted at foreigners in violation of EU law, it was reported on Monday. READ  

BER boss wants to add another terminal
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BER boss wants to add another terminal

The new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) doesn’t even have an opening date but it’s already too small, so CEO Hartmut Mehdorn asked for additional investments to build another terminal on Friday. READ  

'Give in or else' top union warns rail chiefs
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'Give in or else' top union warns rail chiefs

Another union is throwing its hat into the rail fight, threatening Deutsche Bahn (DB) with one of the "worst strikes of all time" if they don't offer the train drivers union (GDL) and the EVG an offer "without preconditions" in negotiations on Friday. READ  

Rapeseed spill causes oil slick on A8
Rapeseed. Photo: DPA

Rapeseed spill causes oil slick on A8

A truck lost its load after a fire broke out on board on Thursday morning, dumping 25 tonnes of rapeseed on the A8 motorway and causing in a 15-kilometre traffic jam. READ  

Falcons to go jet set with Lufthansa
But do the birds get air miles too..? Photo: DPA

Falcons to go jet set with Lufthansa

They won't get lunch trays with mice and small birds, but falcons - the raptor beloved by rich Middle Eastern enthusiasts - are soon to be allowed in the cabin on Lufthansa flights, the national carrier said on Monday. READ  

Tourism industry sees 'remarkable' growth
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Tourism industry sees 'remarkable' growth

Germans are keen travellers and new statistics released on Thursday confirmed that despite strikes, financial crisis and global conflicts, more Germans than ever are taking off. READ  

Lufthansa vs Cockpit
Cockpit pilots flex their muscles again
Cancelled! Cancelled! Cancelled! Photo: DPA

Cockpit pilots flex their muscles again

A little more than a day after ending the last strike, Lufthansa pilots walked off the job again on Thursday in the 11th industrial action since their labour dispute began. READ  

Free train wifi on track for 2016
Maybe they will call the new service B-lan? Photo:DPA

Free train wifi on track for 2016

Deutsche Bahn (DB) plans to equip all its ICE trains with free wifi by 2016, the head of the national rail operator said on Wednesday. READ  

More Lufthansa strikes coming this week
This man represents all Lufthansa passengers this week. Photo: DPA

More Lufthansa strikes coming this week

Lufthansa is set to be hit by its 11th pilots' strike of the year from Thursday after a leading union called for another stoppage to long-haul and cargo flights. The 10th strike in the labour dispute ended on Tuesday at midnight. READ  

Toll promises being broken: Greens
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Toll promises being broken: Greens

UPDATE: The SPD told a paper on Monday that they will not agree to law reforms that entail "backdoor costs" to German motorists when road tolls come into affect on Autobahns. READ  

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