Germany sees record level of neo-Nazi violence in 2007

Germany sees record level of neo-Nazi violence in 2007

A record number of people in Germany were injured in right-wing extremist attacks in 2007, according to former German government spokesman Uwe-Karsten Heye.

Merkel: No German troops in south Afghanistan

Merkel: No German troops in south Afghanistan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected a request from NATO allies to send Bundeswehr troops into action in southern Afghanistan.

New bionic eye implant to help the blind

New bionic eye implant to help the blind

German scientists have developed a bionic eye implant that will soon be tested on blind patients.

Eurovision contestants No Angels accused of plagiarism

Eurovision contestants No Angels accused of plagiarism

A German radio station is investigating whether the country's hope for the upcoming 2008 Eurovision Song Contest, band No Angels, has plagiarized their winning song.

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BBC sells Nazi-bashing comedy to German TV

The BBC said Monday it has sold a hit British television comedy series which makes fun of the Gestapo in Nazi-occupied France to a German broadcaster.

German trains on track after dodging huge strike

German trains on track after dodging huge strike

German rail service has been running smoothly on Monday despite a quick transition from Deutsche Bahn's strike contingency plan to normal service after resolution of a labour dispute over the weekend.

VW’s Spanish car unit Seat eyeing China market

VW’s Spanish car unit Seat eyeing China market

The Spanish car maker Seat, a unit of Germany's Volkswagen, is considering entering the Chinese market to spur slumping sales, its boss said in an interview that was published on Monday.

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German Social Democrats try to quell leadership doubts

Germany’s Social Democrats continued to squabble over the direction of their party on Monday. Despite calls to rally behind embattled party chairman Kurt Beck, centrist SPD members urged him to forgo a bid to become chancellor in 2009.

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German trade surplus stronger than expected

Germany notched up a trade surplus of €17.1 billion ($26.2 billion) in January, better than expected by economists and despite the strong euro, figures released Monday by the national statistics office showed.

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Poorest Germans despair as middle class shrinks further

The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Anne Padieu reports on one of Germany's poorest regions, Prenzlau.

Massive explosion kills one, injures nine in German city

Massive explosion kills one, injures nine in German city

A huge explosion ripped through an apartment building in the in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia on Sunday. Police think it may have been caused by a gas leak.