Germany’s Roma protest eBay over football ‘Nazi slur’

Germany’s Roma protest eBay over football ‘Nazi slur’

Germany's Central Council of Sinti and Roma on Thursday demanded internet auction site eBay ban the sale of football paraphernalia printed with "Nazi propaganda" insulting the minority.

Verdi opera with 35 naked seniors sells out

Verdi opera with 35 naked seniors sells out

The ruins of the World Trade Center and naked senior citizens wearing Mickey Mouse masks will share a stage Saturday, when a German theatre's sell-out reinterpretation of a Verdi opera opens.

Fan violence costs Nuremberg €50,000 fine

Fan violence costs Nuremberg €50,000 fine

Bundesliga strugglers Nuremberg have been handed a €50,000 fine by the German football federation (DFB) after incidents caused by the club's fans delayed a league match.

German neo-Nazis to rally around Stolberg stabbing

German neo-Nazis to rally around Stolberg stabbing

German neo-Nazis plan to rally Saturday in the western town of Stolberg near Aachen in the wake of the stabbing death of a 19-year-old German man by an immigrant.

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Dresdner bank to open Indian office in 2009

Dresdner Bank, a subsidiary of the German insurance group Allianz, will open its first Indian office next year, offering services from accounts to mortgages and consumer loans, the bank said Thursday.

What’s on in Germany: April 10-16

What’s on in Germany: April 10-16

This Week's Highlights: A British film festival in Berlin, an art fair in Cologne, and spring festivals in Munich and Stuttgart.

Germany targets 48 Olympic medals in Beijing

Germany targets 48 Olympic medals in Beijing

Germany's Olympic Committee (DOSB) said Thursday on it is expecting to return from Beijing with as many medals in the bag as in Athens four years ago.

Bavarian smoking ban called a healthy success

Bavarian smoking ban called a healthy success

Health officials in the German state of Bavaria expect the smoking ban there to prevent 1,000 heart attacks, Health Minister Otmar Bernhard announced Thursday.

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German tourist shot dead in Peru

A German tourist was gunned down by three assailants in downtown Lima as he tried to run away from them after he pulled money from a bank machine, police said Wednesday.

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RWE reportedly ready to bid £11 billion for British Energy

RWE, the second biggest German energy group, is ready to offer almost £11 billion (€13.7 billion, $21.7 billion) for British Energy, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.

Berlin transit workers strike again

Berlin transit workers strike again

Berlin public transport (BVG) workers began a strike at 2:30 am Thursday morning, cutting off service for the city’s vital tram service.

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Neo-Nazi group seen stronger from ban

A trial against five members of banned German neo-Nazi group Sturm 34 begins in Wurzen on Thursday, but some far-right experts worry the ban has only made the group stronger.

Steinmeier asks Iran to be ‘cooperative’

Steinmeier asks Iran to be ‘cooperative’

Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Wednesday called on Iran to be “cooperative," after it vowed to carry on with its nuclear plan, refusing to give in to mounting international concerns and pressure.