WWII pilot regrets gunning down France’s ‘Little Prince’

WWII pilot regrets gunning down France’s ‘Little Prince’

A former German fighter ace who shot down French literary hero Antoine de Saint-Exupery in 1944 said on Saturday he would have held his fire had he known who his victim was.

Germans to pay for failed tattoos

Germans to pay for failed tattoos

Germans undergoing cosmetic surgery not deemed a medical necessity – or simply getting a tattoo or piercing – may soon have foot the bill if things go wrong.

Germany calls on China to talk to Dalai Lama over Tibet

Germany calls on China to talk to Dalai Lama over Tibet

Germany on Saturday called on the Chinese government to engage in direct talks with the Dalai Lama over bloody protests in Tibet.

Fraudster busted over mobile phone contract for parrot

Fraudster busted over mobile phone contract for parrot

Police are investigating a Bavarian man for alleged massive fraud committed by signing mobile phone contracts under relatives’ names, including that of the family parrot, to make a fast euro.

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Talks begin to resolve German public sector wage row

Arbitration talks to resolve a deadlocked wage dispute for 1.3 million German public-sector workers begin on Saturday in the hopes of avoiding a massive nationwide strike.

Merkel urged to be critical on Israel visit

Merkel urged to be critical on Israel visit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is being urged to raise critical issues affecting Israeli-Palestinian relations when she heads to Israel on Sunday.