Russian spacecraft docks in Speyer

Russian spacecraft docks in Speyer

In an event that turned into something of a public festival, the retired Soviet Buran space shuttle inched its way onto a flat-bed truck in Speyer before being delivered to the private museum, where it will be restored and put on display.

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Germany presses for EU to shelter Iraqi Christians

Germany will this week press for the European Union to offer asylum to more Iraqi refugees, and especially Christians, Germany's interior minister said on Sunday.

Wagner women battle for Bayreuth

Wagner women battle for Bayreuth

While it now seems certain that Germany’s famed Bayreuth festival will pass into the hands of two Wagner women, the question is, which two?

Bribery and spying claims dog Siemens

Bribery and spying claims dog Siemens

New allegations that Siemens worked for Germany’s top spy agency for over a decade and that top managers knew of a bribery scandal as early as 2003 are creating problems for Europe’s largest engineering company.

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German hockey team clinches Olympic spot

World number one team Germany clinched the last ticket for the men's hockey competition at the Beijing Olympics when they thumped Japan 4-0 on Sunday.

Libya training scandal expands to China and Uzbekistan

Libya training scandal expands to China and Uzbekistan

The German police force helped train security officials from China and Uzbekistan - in addition to the ones from Libya that are at the centre of an ongoing scandal, a German newspaper has reported.