German MPs leave Hebron after Jewish settler threats

German MPs leave Hebron after Jewish settler threats

Seven members of German parliament broke off a visit to the West Bank city of Hebron after being berated and threatened by Jewish settlers, the members said in a statement on Thursday.

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Top institutes upbeat on German economy

Six leading German economic institutes issued an upbeat outlook for Europe's largest economy on Thursday, forecasting 1.8 percent growth for 2008, easing inflation and all but ruling out a recession.

Road signs to mark Iron Curtain path in Germany

Road signs to mark Iron Curtain path in Germany

Road signs will remind drivers in Germany they are driving over a piece of history when they cross what was once the armed border between the capitalist West and Communist East starting this autumn.

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Cowhide waste products sold as food was ‘oversight’

A German company called the mislabelling and sale of cowhide waste products as food an unwitting mistake on Thursday.

Germany slams Bush’s ‘Neanderthal’ climate speech

Germany slams Bush’s ‘Neanderthal’ climate speech

Germany Thursday slammed US President George Bush's blueprint on climate change as "Neanderthal" and accused him of backtracking on earlier pledges to fight global warming.

What’s On In Germany: April 17 – 23

What’s On In Germany: April 17 – 23

This Week's Highlights: Bollywood in Berlin, dance in Dresden and a musical theatre festival in Munich.

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German MPs urge TV blackout of Olympic ceremonies

German MPs have called on leading television channels not to screen the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games in protest at China's Tibet policy, the Bild newspaper reported Thursday.

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German state wants to keep minority blocking stake in VW

The German state of Lower Saxony wants to preserve a minority blocking stake in Volkswagen to ensure its stability, regional premier Christian Wulff said on Thursday.

German youth widely xenophobic

German youth widely xenophobic

Xenophobia is widespread among German youth, according to a confidential government study on juvenile violence.

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Stasi love drama causes stir for ARD

A television film about a political prisoner falling for a Stasi officer drew angry protests ahead of its screening on Wednesday night for supposedly being sympathetic to the hated East German secret police.

NASA rejects German kid’s asteroid calculations

NASA rejects German kid’s asteroid calculations

It was an incredible tale of a German schoolboy spotting a miscalculation by the US space agency, proving the chances of an asteroid hitting the Earth were higher than initially believed.