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German spy chief warns of new terror threats

German secret services are concerned that extremists in north Africa are reinforcing Al-Qaeda, the country's intelligence head said in an interview to be published Tuesday.

EU’s Pöttering threatens Olympic boycott

EU’s Pöttering threatens Olympic boycott

The president of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, said a boycott of this summer’s Olympic Games in Beijing should be considered if China does not rethink its actions in Tibet.

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Block thrown from bridge kills mother of two

A 33-year-old mother of two was killed on Sunday when an unknown person threw a wooden block from a motorway bridge. The block crashed through the windshield and hit the woman, who was sitting in the passenger seat.

Football: Bayern deserve Bundesliga title, says Völler

Football: Bayern deserve Bundesliga title, says Völler

Bayer Leverkusen boss Rudi Völler admitted Bayern Munich deserve to be crowned German champions after his side were beaten 2-1 by the league leaders at the Allianz Arena.

Merkel to be firm on Afghanistan mission at NATO summit

Merkel to be firm on Afghanistan mission at NATO summit

Six years since the initial deployment of German troops to Afghanistan, politicians in Berlin have started to speak of a gradual withdrawal. A defence ministry official also says that Germany will not cave to US pressure to expand its presence there.