German Catholics bring back exorcism

German Catholics bring back exorcism

The ritual of exorcism, abandoned by Catholic bishops in Germany for more than 30 years after the starving to death of a girl who underwent repeated exorcisms, may be undergoing a revival.

Moneyed upstarts storm German football

Moneyed upstarts storm German football

Football powerhouses Manchester United and Chelsea FC will meet in Moscow on Wednesday evening in the Champions League final – but could they soon face Teutonic titans TSG Hoffenheim?

Bomb attack on German army thwarted in Afghanistan

Bomb attack on German army thwarted in Afghanistan

Afghan security forces stopped a vehicle stuffed with explosives last week before it could be detonated in an attack on German soldiers in northern Afghanistan, German officials said on Wednesday.

Pilot strike delays flights in Germany

Pilot strike delays flights in Germany

A limited strike by pilots for several German airlines led to hours of delays for passengers around the country on Wednesday morning.

Man dies after injuring police in Hamburg shootout

Man dies after injuring police in Hamburg shootout

A man was found dead in Hamburg on Wednesday after wounding his girlfriend and two policemen in a shooting, police in the German port city said.

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Ifo business confidence jumps

German business confidence jumped unexpectedly in May, a closely watched survey showed on Wednesday, underscoring the dogged resilience of Europe's biggest economy.

Ex-Guantanamo inmate gets halfhearted hearing from Congress

Ex-Guantanamo inmate gets halfhearted hearing from Congress

A handful of US lawmakers gave only a halfhearted listen on Tuesday to the testimony of Murat Kurnaz, a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay from Germany, who spent nearly five years in prison before being released without charge.

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Germany wins, Aussies read riot act after Argentina defeat

Australia coach Frank Murray read the riot act to his players after seeing them slump to a 2-1 loss to Argentina at the women's Champions Trophy field hockey tournament in Germany on Tuesday.

Berlin Philharmonic fire extinguished

Berlin Philharmonic fire extinguished

Firefighters extinguished a roof fire in the Berlin Philharmonic that left the building still standing but with millions of euros in damage, officials said on Wednesday.

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German workers dream of career switch: study

More than a third of German workers now wish they had chosen a different career, a survey released this week showed.