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Evicted black single mother sues German landlord

A British-born woman has sued her German landlord after she was evicted from an apartment allegedly for being a black single mother, the tenant's lawyer said on Monday.

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Fallen cycling star Ullrich pays to end fraud case

Disgraced former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich has paid a "six figure" fine to end a fraud case which has dogged him since July 2006, the public prosecutor in Bonn said Monday.

Brain study raises doubts about free will

Brain study raises doubts about free will

A group of scientists in Germany have determined that they can predict human decisions based on brain activity several seconds before the subject is aware of the choice.

SS man to stand trial in Germany for Dutch murders

SS man to stand trial in Germany for Dutch murders

An 86-year-old former SS member sentenced to death in absentia in 1949 for the murder of three Dutch civilians during World War II is finally to face trial in Germany, prosecutors said on Monday.

‘Mr. Telekom’ appears in landmark German trial

‘Mr. Telekom’ appears in landmark German trial

The man blamed by 16,000 disgruntled Deutsche Telekom shareholders for excesses that wiped out their investments defended his actions in court on Monday in a landmark lawsuit.

Germany stages world’s largest crisp packet collection show

Germany stages world’s largest crisp packet collection show

You might think they belong in the trash, but what according to the Guinness Book of Records is the world's largest collection of used crisp packets went on show in a German museum this week.

Saxony’s premier Milbradt resigns

Saxony’s premier Milbradt resigns

Saxony’s embattled premier Georg Milbradt has resigned amid mounting criticism of the Christian Democrat’s seemingly hapless leadership of the eastern German state.

Merkel surprises with daring décolleté at Oslo opera

Merkel surprises with daring décolleté at Oslo opera

The big news on Saturday was meant to be the inauguration of Norway's futuristic new national opera house, but all eyes were on special guest German Chancellor Angela Merkel's plunging neckline, German tabloid daily Bild reported on Monday.

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Merkel welcomes greater self-regulation by banks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed on Sunday moves by banks towards greater self-regulation following the subprime credit crisis, saying people should have heeded Berlin's warnings last year.

Rescuers search for German boy after boat accident

Rescuers search for German boy after boat accident

Rescue workers are searching for a 12-year-old German boy on the Elster canal in Leipzig after a boat accident that seriously injured another 11-year-old boy, a police spokesperson said on Monday.

Drunk German on horseback rampaged through town

Drunk German on horseback rampaged through town

A 56-year-old German horse lover was caught on Sunday night after recklessly galloping through Much in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, police said Monday.

Holocaust train exhibition opens in Berlin

Holocaust train exhibition opens in Berlin

An exhibition on board a steam train commemorating the deportation of children during the Holocaust has arrived in Berlin Sunday at the start of a tour ending next month at Auschwitz.