Germany to send troops to western Afghanistan

Germany to send troops to western Afghanistan

German Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung has approved a short-term deployment of 45 German soldiers from their base in northern Afghanistan to the west of the country, a ministry spokesman said on Friday.

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Ten detained in Europe for suspected Islamist links

Police in Germany, France and the Netherlands arrested 10 people on Friday suspected of providing funding to Islamic extremists in Uzbekistan, officials said.

Teen Marin shocked by Euro 2008 call for Germany

Teen Marin shocked by Euro 2008 call for Germany

Uncapped teenage winger Marko Marin, from second-division Borussia Mönchengladbach, admitted Friday he was shocked by his inclusion in Germany's extended 26-man squad for next month's Euro 2008.

Minority Sorbs to demand more funding in Berlin

Minority Sorbs to demand more funding in Berlin

Members of Germany's ethnic Slav minority the Sorbs will take to Berlin's streets for the first time this month to demand greater financial and cultural support from the government.

Brother suspected in death of Hamburg girl

Brother suspected in death of Hamburg girl

German police are seeking the brother of a 16-year-old Hamburg girl of Afghan descent who died early on Friday morning of multiple stab wounds.

Chinese and Russian industrial spying widespread in Germany

Chinese and Russian industrial spying widespread in Germany

Chinese, Russian and Iranian spies have tried to steal industrial secrets from half of all major German firms, a state security official told Financial Times Deutschland on Friday.

Smoking ban dents German cigarette sales

Smoking ban dents German cigarette sales

Tobacco companies are seeing sales in Germany drop after a ban on smoking in public offices, bars and restaurants, according to media reports on Friday.

‘Sex and the City’ fans celebrate German premiere

‘Sex and the City’ fans celebrate German premiere

German fans of the cult TV series "Sex and the City" gathered in Berlin on Thursday night to celebrate the nationwide premiere of the show’s jump to the big screen.

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Field hockey elite meet in Germany for Beijing warm-up

Netherlands, Argentina, Germany, Australia, China and Japan will meet in the women's field hockey Champions Trophy starting in Mönchengladbach on Saturday, the last major international tournament before the Beijing Olympics in August.

First German aid arrives in Burma

First German aid arrives in Burma

Following difficult negotiations with Burma’s military regime, the first official shipment of German aid for the victims of Cyclone Nargis has arrived in the Southeast Asian country.