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Driver leads cops on madcap autobahn chase

A "disturbed" 50-year-old German with no driving licence was restrained by police with pepper spray after leading them on a bizarre night-time motorway chase, officials said Wednesday.

German police raid Islamists

German police raid Islamists

Police seized documents and searched buildings across Germany on Wednesday in a coordinated raid against a group of suspected Islamic extremists, officials in the German state of Bavaria said.

Regulator reportedly seeking insider trading probe of IKB

Regulator reportedly seeking insider trading probe of IKB

German financial markets regulator BaFin has uncovered enough evidence of insider trading at troubled business lender IKB to ask for a criminal investigation, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

Bertelsmann to publish book version of German Wikipedia

Bertelsmann to publish book version of German Wikipedia

Publishing giant Bertelsmann will release a bound version of 50,000 entries from the German edition of online encyclopaedia Wikipedia this September.

Dairy farmers threaten boycott over sinking milk prices

Dairy farmers threaten boycott over sinking milk prices

German dairy farmers are ready to halt milk deliveries as a protest against rapidly sinking dairy prices, a dairy association officer said.

Germany and France edge toward emissions deal

Germany and France edge toward emissions deal

France and Germany are close to an agreement on reducing carbon dioxide emissions from cars, as part of broader EU goals to cut down on greenhouse gases, according to a German government source.

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Infineon takes Q2 hit from chip unit Qimonda

The German electronic components maker Infineon reported on Wednesday a sharp net loss in the second quarter of its fiscal year, in large part owing to its loss-making chip unit Qimonda.

Deutsche Post strike hits advertising mail

Deutsche Post strike hits advertising mail

Trade union Verdi’s limited strike at the Deutsche Post hit advertising mail on Wednesday as the night shifts at mail sorting centres in Cologne and Essen walked out, a Verdi spokesman said.

Doctors call for ban on tattoos for German minors

Doctors call for ban on tattoos for German minors

German pediatricians are pushing for a law banning tattooing and piercings for minors.

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Lufthansa flight diverts to Ireland as child dies

A transatlantic flight from Germany to the United States was diverted to Ireland after a two-year-old girl died on board, police said late on Tuesday.