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Muslim threats close Danish art exhibition in Berlin

An exhibition by Danish artists in Berlin has been closed because of threats received over a photo deemed to be offensive to Muslims, organizers said on Thursday.

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Japan beats Germany in table tennis shock

Germany has been defeated by Japan in a major upset at the World Team Table Tennis Championships in China.

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Bayern’s Van Bommel to fight three-match ban

Bayern Munich's Dutch midfielder Mark van Bommel will contest the three-match suspension handed to him for making an obscene gesture to the referee in a Bundesliga game, it was revealed Thursday.

Paternity leave on the rise in Germany

Paternity leave on the rise in Germany

A recent poll shows that more fathers are taking advantage of the paternity leave offered by the German government.

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Liechtenstein PM seeks deal over tax row

Liechtenstein Prime Minister Otmar Hasler has vowed to work toward a "reasonable compromise" with European nations seeking more tax transparency, amid a fraud row that has spread from Germany to more than 10 countries.

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Police paid snitches in drugs

Six police officers in the northern German city of Bremen are being investigated for giving illegal drugs to informants as payment. The officers are believed to have provided marijuana and hashish to snitches on multiple occasions from 2003 to 2007 in return for information, the Bremen public prosecutor's office announced on Wednesday.

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A new basic right for IT privacy

Monika Griefahn and Jörg Tauss, members of parliament for Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD), welcome the Constitutional Court’s ruling restricting online surveillance by government authorities.

EON sells network to avoid EU wrath

EON sells network to avoid EU wrath

German power company EON will sell one of its networks to appease an EU request that aims to stimulate competition in the European energy sector.

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CDU’s Böhmer sorry for offending East German women

Politician Wolfgang Böhmer has apologized for offending East German women with his comments about recent baby killings - but his opinion remains the same.

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Joblessness sinks in February

Germany's mild winter has help push down the unemployment rate to 8.6 percent in February, according to figures released by the Federal Labour Agency on Thursday.

Son ‘set mother on fire’

Son ‘set mother on fire’

Police have arrested a 25-year-old man in Görlitz on Wednesday under suspicion that he killed her by setting her on fire.

Ludwigshafen tragedy began as a smouldering fire

Ludwigshafen tragedy began as a smouldering fire

German tabloid daily Bild has reported that the Ludwigshafen apartment fire that killed nine and injured 60 began as a smouldering fire under the building's floor.