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Adidas unit Reebok to team up with Brazil’s Vulcabras

German sporting goods company Adidas said on Tuesday it's Reebok unit is teaming up with Vulcabras to sell products in Brazil and Paraguay.

German transit freeloader gets nearly 2 years in jail

German transit freeloader gets nearly 2 years in jail

A 24-year-old German man in has been sentenced to one year and 10 months in prison for habitually riding public transportation without a ticket, the district court in Essen announced on Tuesday.

Stuttgart’s Super Mario looking to blitz the Swiss

Stuttgart’s Super Mario looking to blitz the Swiss

Less training has meant more goals for striker Mario Gomez, and Germany's player of 2007 is looking to torment Switzerland in Wednesday night's pre-Euro 2008 friendly in Basel.

40,000 German doctors to strike

40,000 German doctors to strike

Some 40,000 German doctors are expected to join a protest on Tuesday of the country's medical policies by closing their practices across the country until the end of the week.

Sex no longer sells in St. Pauli

Sex no longer sells in St. Pauli

Hamburg's oldest bordello might be closing, but the city’s bawdy neighbourhood St. Pauli is still thriving. Campbell Jefferys takes a closer look at a red light district in flux and the demise of its sex industry.

Germany urges Pakistan’s new premier to make reforms

Germany urges Pakistan’s new premier to make reforms

The German government welcomed the swearing-in of Pakistan's new Prime Minister Yousef Raza Gilani on Tuesday and urged him to pursue democratic reforms.

Neo-Nazi NPD leader charged for racist World Cup pamphlet

Neo-Nazi NPD leader charged for racist World Cup pamphlet

Germany's neo-Nazi NPD party leader Udo Voigt and two other party functionaries are being prosecuted for the alleged defamation of Bremen football player Patrick Owomoyela - two years after the party published a racist pamphlet for the 2006 World Cup.

Tokio Hotel singer to have surgery

Tokio Hotel singer to have surgery

The lead singer of the German band Tokio Hotel, Bill Kaulitz, will have to undergo a larynx operation. The 18-year-old received medical care for inflamed vocal chords last week, the band's manager David Jost told German tabloid daily Bild.

Sony BMG said to offer unlimited online music plan

Sony BMG said to offer unlimited online music plan

Music company Sony BMG wants to launch a subscription plan to give clients unlimited access to its digital catalogue, boss Rolf Schmidt-Holtz said in an interview published on Tuesday.

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German hostage in poor health

After spending some three months in captivity, Harald Kleber, the German hostage taken in Afghanistan, is in poor health.

Metal industry booming in Germany

Metal industry booming in Germany

Despite the strong euro, steady orders are fostering unexpected new growth in the German metal and electronics industries, according to the employer’s association Gesamtmetall.

Drunk passengers cause emergency Lufthansa landings

Drunk passengers cause emergency Lufthansa landings

Two Lufthansa flights made emergency landings in Poland on Monday due to unruly passengers, including a man from Russia, apparently drunk, who began shouting that he was a terrorist, police said.