Germany avoids massive rail strike

Germany avoids massive rail strike

German train drivers have abandoned plans for a huge nationwide strike on Monday after reaching agreement with the country's national railway operator Deutsche Bahn.

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Prosecutors set to offer deal to fallen cycling star Ullrich

German prosecutors are reported to be prepared to drop doping charges against Jan Ullrich if the fallen cycling star cooperates with their inquiry and pays a €1-million fine.

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Survey: Germans positive about new smoking ban

German smokers and nonsmokers alike may be coming to terms with a new smoking ban, according to a survey by the news magazine Focus.

German railway might avoid crippling strike

German railway might avoid crippling strike

Germany’s state-owned railway Deutsche Bahn is hoping to avert a crippling nationwide train strike in last ditch talks late on Sunday. But even if a resolution is found, rail traffic is not expected to function normally on Monday.

German town seeks Easter egg world record

German town seeks Easter egg world record

A small city in Germany's Black Forest region hopes to set a new world record after installing a nine-metre-high Easter egg in front of its town hall.

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Working poor undermine Germany’s prosperous image

Despite Germany’s prosperous image, the country faces a widening income gap and growing outrage over “breadline wages” for the working poor, reports AFP’s Arnaud Bouvier.

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German tax scandal informer says life in danger

An informant who provided German authorities with data from a Liechtenstein bank that sparked a massive tax fraud probe has said his life is threatened, two news magazines are to report Monday.