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Leftist-turned-Nazi jailed for Hitler salute

A former left-wing guerilla turned neo-Nazi was sentenced to 10 months in prison in Germany on Monday for giving a Hitler salute in an interview with a Jewish TV presenter and denying the Holocaust.

Charges likely for shepherd in German ICE trainwreck

Charges likely for shepherd in German ICE trainwreck

Police are likely to file charges against the shepherd of a flock of sheep that derailed a German ICE train and injured 19 people over the weekend, a Koblenz police spokesman said on Monday.

Teenage baby killing trial begins

Teenage baby killing trial begins

State prosecutors in the German state of Thuringia have requested a 10-year juvenile detention for a 22-year-old mother accused of killing three of her babies as a teenager.

German resort will be first ‘allergy-friendly community’

German resort will be first ‘allergy-friendly community’

The German Baltic Sea resort town of Baabe is to be named the world’s first “allergy-friendly community” next week by the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation.

Paris and Berlin close ranks for French EU presidency

Paris and Berlin close ranks for French EU presidency

Paris and Berlin are gearing up to work together as France gets ready to assume the European Union presidency on July 1, AFP's Catherine Triomphe reports.

Historians push for new German edition of ‘Mein Kampf’

Historians push for new German edition of ‘Mein Kampf’

Pressure is growing on the state of Bavaria to allow the first new edition of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" since World War II to be published in Germany.

Recovery work begins after German ICE train crash

Recovery work begins after German ICE train crash

German railway workers prepared to remove a demolished high-speed train from a tunnel on Monday following a harrowing accident that left 19 people injured and several sheep dead over the weekend.

German consumer confidence jumps

German consumer confidence jumps

Consumer sentiment is improving in Germany just as Europe's biggest economy appears to feeling the global slowdown, according to a widely watched survey on Monday.

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Insurers may be on hook for Siemens scandal: report

Siemens is seeking insurance reimbursement for a portion of the damages from a corruption scandal currently under investigation, newspaper Financial Times Deutschland reported in its Monday edition.

Verdi offers Deutsche Post new round of wage talks

Verdi offers Deutsche Post new round of wage talks

Trade union Verdi is ready to start a fresh round of wage talks with Deutsche Post as workers continue a vote on whether to begin an unlimited strike, Germany’s top-selling Bild newspaper reported on Monday.

Vote to save Berlin’s Tempelhof fails

Vote to save Berlin’s Tempelhof fails

The days looked numbered for the hub of the postwar Berlin airlift Monday after supporters of the historic German airport lost a last-ditch referendum on saving it from closure in October, writes AFP's Deborah Cole.