Germany threatened by massive strike

Germany threatened by massive strike

Postal services in Germany could be hit next week by strikes, the fallout of an ongoing public sector wage dispute that is far from being settled.

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Telekom cycling soigneur to detail Ullrich’s doping

Former Team Telekom soigneur, Belgian Jef d'Hont, is set to release a second book in November which will include further details on the doping practises of Jan Ullrich.

Young violent offenders seldom punished

Young violent offenders seldom punished

Young people who commit violent crimes in Germany often go unpunished, according to a report in the newsmagazine Der Spiegel. Most cases are dropped or offenders given suspended sentences.

Most Germans would do away with time change

Most Germans would do away with time change

A majority of Germans could do without changing their clocks an hour twice a year, according to a new survey. Women especially don't care much for springing forward or falling back.

Tokio Hotel cancels US tour dates

Tokio Hotel cancels US tour dates

After calling off its sold-out European tour, German teen rock band Tokio Hotel has cancelled upcoming US dates, according to German tabloid daily Bild, because the group's lead singer is being treated for a cyst on his larynx.

Olympic athletes urged to wear human rights bracelet

Olympic athletes urged to wear human rights bracelet

Former German Olympic medallists on Friday called for those competing in the 2008 Olympics to wear a specially designed green and blue bracelet to protest human rights violations by China in Tibet.

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German inflation spikes to 3.1 percent in March

German inflation spiked to 3.1 percent in March from 2.8 percent in February, with the gain driven by higher food and oil prices.

Muslim leader urges calm over ‘Satanic’ play in Potsdam

Muslim leader urges calm over ‘Satanic’ play in Potsdam

Ahead of Sunday's world premiere of a play based on Salman Rushdie's novel "The Satanic Verses" in Potsdam near Berlin, Germany's Central Council of Muslims urged followers of Islam to remain calm.