Former hardline judge Schill caught snorting cocaine

Former hardline judge Schill caught snorting cocaine

Hamburg state prosecutors are investigating a video of former Hamburg interior minister Ronald Schill allegedly snorting cocaine in Rio de Janeiro.

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Merkel to address election flaws on Russia visit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will raise concerns about flaws in the Russian election in talks with President Vladimir Putin and his elected successor in Moscow on Saturday, a spokesman said.

German railway braces for major strike

German railway braces for major strike

Germany's national railway operator Deutsche Bahn said on Friday it had an emergency plan to deal with a major strike by train drivers next week.

SPD’s Ypsilanti abandons bid to become premier in Hesse

SPD’s Ypsilanti abandons bid to become premier in Hesse

Andrea Ypsilanti, the leader of Hesse's Social Democrats, has abandoned her bid to become the German state’s premier after a renegade MP torpedoed her attempts to form a government with the support of the hard-line socialist Left Party.

Theatre and science collide in Berlin museum

Theatre and science collide in Berlin museum

What happens when an experimental theatre troupe runs loose in Berlin’s Natural History Museum? Daniel Miller suits up for a taxonomic safari in the urban jungle.

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Social Democratic MP balks at leftist coalition in Hesse

Attempts by the Social Democrats in Hesse to form a minority government are on the brink of failure as state parliamentarians balk at the possibility of working with the socialist the Left Party.

German wage talks collapse

German wage talks collapse

German public sector employers have announced the official collapse of wage negotiations with trade union Verdi. Mediators are now stepping in to try to avoid extended strikes.

Bayern’s Kahn revisits roots as career end nears

Bayern’s Kahn revisits roots as career end nears

Never one for sentimentality, Bayern Munich captain Oliver Kahn will expect nothing less than three points on Saturday when his side faces Karlsruhe, the club where he began his goalkeeping career.

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Afghanistan suicide bomber came from Germany

A suicide attack that killed two NATO soldiers in eastern Afghanistan earlier this week was carried out by a Turk who had come from Germany, a group that monitors Islamist websites reported Thursday.

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German industrial orders drop 1.5 percent

German industrial orders fell a greater-than-expected 1.5 percent in January from December, according to official figures released Thursday.

German monk caught stealing porno DVDs

German monk caught stealing porno DVDs

A Benedictine monk is under investigation for stealing some 40 DVDs from a German sex shop.