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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
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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  

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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  

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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  

Court bans Uber in Germany - again
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Court bans Uber in Germany - again

A court in Frankfurt has banned Uber and its ride-sharing service UberPop throughout Germany. READ  

Half-naked man brings Berlin S-bahn to halt
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Half-naked man brings Berlin S-bahn to halt

The Berlin S-Bahn line connecting Alexanderplatz to the Zoological Garden station was disrupted for several hours on Tuesday afternoon after a man climbed onto the roof of a station. READ  

Wednesday strike hits 410 Lufthansa flights
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Wednesday strike hits 410 Lufthansa flights

German airline Lufthansa has cancelled 410 domestic and European flights after the pilot's union called a 24-hour walk-out in dispute over pensions. READ  

Ground crew strike in Düsseldorf and Hannover
Striking workers at Düsseldorf airport wear vests reading "We're worth it" on Wednesday. Photo: DPA

Ground crew strike in Düsseldorf and Hannover

Ground crew at Düsseldorf and Hannover airports launched a 'warning strike' on Wednesday morning, which is expected to last until 2:30 pm. Flights were departing on schedule from Düsseldorf as of 8:30 am. READ  

Money 'not main motive' for German expats

Money 'not main motive' for German expats

Germans leaving to work abroad tend to be more interested in new career and life experiences than earning a lot of money, a study published on Tuesday showed. READ  

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German cities among world's most livable
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German cities among world's most livable

A study carried out by an American research centre has named seven German cities among the top 30 to live in worldwide. READ  

Laser attacks menace low-flying planes
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Laser attacks menace low-flying planes

In 2014 over 300 laser attacks on planes and helicopters were reported. The attacks put aircraft at risk at the most vulnerable points in a flight - take-off and landing. READ  

Munich's new tram bell upsets traditionalists
An older-model Munich tram equipped with a real bell. Photo: DPA

Munich's new tram bell upsets traditionalists

On the busy streets of central Munich, where the distinction between foot zone and tram line is often rather fluid, tram drivers sound a bell reminding pedestrians it would be in their best interest to move out of the way. But a high-tech new system has set alarm bells ringing among public transport purists. READ  

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