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Berlin to set up memorial for war displaced

The German government on Wednesday agreed on the outlines of a memorial project for ethnic Germans expelled from their homelands that had drawn fire from the Czech Republic and Poland.

Russia to return looted WWII church windows to Germany

Russia to return looted WWII church windows to Germany

Russia's parliament on Wednesday passed a law authorizing the return of six stained-glass church windows taken from Germany by Soviet forces during World War II, RIA Novosti news agency reported.

German high court blocks data collection

German high court blocks data collection

Germany's Constitutional Court on Wednesday blocked substantial parts of a data-collection law meant to fight terrorism.

Organic Berlin firm targets primate palates

Organic Berlin firm targets primate palates

A new organic fast food restaurant in downtown Berlin is hoping Germans want to eat as healthy as gorillas.

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German media mixed on Merkel’s Knesset speech

German media hailed Wednesday Chancellor Angela Merkel's fierce defence of Israel in a historic speech to the Israeli parliament but warned her to resist bias in the Middle East conflict.

Deutsche Telekom forecasts shrinking fixed-line sales

Deutsche Telekom forecasts shrinking fixed-line sales

Europe's biggest telecommunications operator, Deutsche Telekom, said on Wednesday that it expected sales in fixed-line operations to decline by four to six percent this year.

Couple finds loaded pistol in used baby stroller

Couple finds loaded pistol in used baby stroller

A couple in the German state of Lower Saxony made a shocking discovery when they found a handgun in a baby stroller they purchased in an internet auction.

Bruno the bear on display in Munich

Bruno the bear on display in Munich

Bavaria's infamous Bruno the bear, who was shot and killed in the German Alps in June 2006, has been stuffed and will be on display in Munich starting next week.

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Source offers list of 30,000 German tax evaders

As an ongoing tax evasion scandal unfolds in Germany, an unidentified person has offered data for 30,000 Swiss bank accounts to the state tax authorities in Baden-Württemberg.

Snow forecast for Easter weekend

Snow forecast for Easter weekend

Easter holidays won’t be very spring-like in Germany this year. Bundle up for the Easter egg hunt, the German weather service warned, because a major low is rolling in just in time for the weekend with unseasonably cold, wet weather.

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Dresdner Bank bails K2 out with $1.5 billion

Germany’s Dresdner Bank has extended $1.5 billion to one of its affiliated specialist investment funds, K2, to allow it to repay debt, the latest in a series of such bailouts amid a global credit crunch.