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German police bust biker drug ring

Police have raided a major biker drug ring in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, confiscating several kilos of narcotics and a horde of weapons.

Stralsund building world’s largest life-size whale model

Stralsund building world’s largest life-size whale model

Workers are currently building what will be the world's largest animal model in the world, a life-size model of 26 metre-long blue whale, in Stralsund in the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

T-Mobile slashes iPhone price to €99

T-Mobile slashes iPhone price to €99

German telecoms company T-Mobile announced on its website Friday that it would drastically drop prices on the basic 8 gigabyte Apple iPhone to just €99 from April 7 to June 30.

Bulgaria confirms Cold War border shootings of Germans

Bulgaria confirms Cold War border shootings of Germans

Bulgaria confirmed for the first time on Friday that East Germans and others trying to flee the Soviet bloc for the West were killed on its soil during the Cold War.

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Subprime crisis could leave German taxpayers with the bill

Will German taxpayers foot the bill for bank errors exposed by the international subprime lending crisis? Such fears are rising after another public financial institution unveiled a bail-out this week.

Gabriel buries German biofuels plan

Gabriel buries German biofuels plan

German Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Friday that the country would scrap plans to develop biofuels because they were not appropriate for millions of vehicles.

Half of all cars in Germany have technical problems

Half of all cars in Germany have technical problems

Every other automobile on German streets has technical deficiencies, the German association for technical inspection GTÜ announced at the AMI auto exhibition in Leipzig on Friday.

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Germans suspected in Afghan suicide plot

Two German Islamists are suspected of plotting suicide attacks against German soldiers in Afghanistan.

Police mull DNA tests for teens after autobahn murder

Police mull DNA tests for teens after autobahn murder

German police investigating the death of a woman that occurred after someone threw a wooden block from a motorway bridge are considering forcing 1,200 teens in the area to take a DNA test, regional daily Nordwest Zeitung reported on Friday.

German elite forces involved in Libyan police training scandal

German elite forces involved in Libyan police training scandal

More than 30 members of Germany’s elite police units have illegally been training the security forces of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi.

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Debit card warning for shoppers at spy-happy Lidl

German consumer protection groups have warned shoppers against paying at Lidl with debit cards due to the supermarket chain’s extensive video surveillance.

Merkel considered Europe’s most influential leader

Merkel considered Europe’s most influential leader

Germany is seen as the current leader of Europe and Chancellor Angela Merkel the continent's most influential politician, according to a six-nation poll released on Friday.