Merkel: Shoah binds Germany and Israel forever

Merkel: Shoah binds Germany and Israel forever

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday pledged Germany's unwavering support for Israel in a landmark address to parliament, as she wrapped up a visit 60 years after the Jewish state was founded in the wake of the Nazi Holocaust.

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Germany to start blind football league

Germany is starting a football league for blind and partially sighted players at the end of the month – just two years after the sport was first introduced to the country.

Catholics hang condom ban on Fulda pharmacy

Catholics hang condom ban on Fulda pharmacy

A pharmacy in the centre of the German city Fulda has been forbidden from selling condoms since the local Catholic diocese owns the building and does not want to soil the Church’s image.

Court upholds German school ban on Muslim headscarf

Court upholds German school ban on Muslim headscarf

Rejecting the complaint of a convert to Islam, a German court on Tuesday announced it has upheld a regional ban on teachers wearing the Muslim headscarf in public schools in Baden-Württemberg.

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Lovesick pensioner ‘blew up’ woman’s car

A 56-year-old woman sustained minor injuries in Kulmbach after a small explosion in her car.

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BMW motors ahead despite strong euro

German luxury car maker BMW said on Tuesday it was aiming for higher profits this year despite the strong euro and weak US economy, which could crimp export earnings.

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German retail giant Metro to drop Kaufhof chain

Just a few months after a major shakeup in leadership, German retail giant Metro has announced it will separate from its department store chain Galeria Kaufhof.

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Hamas says Merkel blind to Israeli ‘Holocaust’

The radical Islamist movement Hamas on Tuesday slammed German Chancellor Angela Merkel for closing her eyes to what it labelled as Israel's "holocaust" against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Huge blaze at Cologne plant extinguished

Huge blaze at Cologne plant extinguished

A fire that broke out at the Ineos chemical plant in Cologne, in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia on Monday night has been put out.

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Social Democrats reach all-time low

A poll released on Tuesday by German weekly Stern reveals that the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) continue to lose popularity, reaching an all-time low for the second time in two weeks at 22 percent.

Germany objects to EU milk ruling

Germany objects to EU milk ruling

EU farm ministers on Monday agreed to allow European farmers to increase milk production by two percent, despite opposition from Germany, in the face or higher demand and dairy prices.