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Berlin backs proposal to reform UN Security Council

Germany and several other countries this week submitted a proposal to reform the UN Security Council, a German foreign ministry spokesman said on Saturday.

Schumacher third in motorbike debut

Schumacher third in motorbike debut

Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher proved he is just as fast on two-wheels as he is on four after claiming a podium finish on his motorbike racing debut in Hungary.

German economic advisor sees worst crisis since 1945

German economic advisor sees worst crisis since 1945

A senior German economist has said the global economy is in its worst crisis since 1945, and that he sees clear risks for the German economy.

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Romania expels six Germans ahead of NATO summit

Romanian police said on Friday they briefly detained and then expelled six German "anarchists" allegedly planning to join anti-NATO protests during an upcoming summit of the transatlantic alliance.

Bishop slams violent Easter TV lineup

Bishop slams violent Easter TV lineup

The Archbishop of Munich, Reinhard Marx, has spoken out against the decision by private German broadcasters to show violent action movies over the Easter holidays.

German official warns biofuels could hurt developing nations

German official warns biofuels could hurt developing nations

The global boom in biofuels could have dramatic consequences for the food supply in those developing countries that export crops for biofuels, an official at the German development ministry warned on Saturday.