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Deutsche Telekom hires ex-judge for internal spying probe

Deutsche Telekom said on Friday it has hired a retired judge to conduct an internal probe after a spying scandal involving journalists sparked a raid by prosecutors this week.

Police find WWII flak cannon in garage

Police find WWII flak cannon in garage

German police have discovered a well-preserved WWII anti-aircraft cannon in a German man's garage in part of a series of raids that uncovered more than €100,000 in illegal weapons, German daily Berliner Morgenpost reported on Thursday.

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Germany and Turkey launch joint university in Istanbul

Germany and Turkey on Friday inked an agreement to open a joint university in Istanbul by late 2009 to bolster cultural and political ties between the two countries.

German parliament approves Deutsche Bahn privatization

German parliament approves Deutsche Bahn privatization

After years of wrangling, the lower house of the German parliament on Friday gave the green light to a partial privatization of the country's railways.

Barrie Kosky prepares musical feast for Berliners

Barrie Kosky prepares musical feast for Berliners

Barrie Kosky, the enfant terrible of Australia’s theatre scene, talks with David Wroe about his production of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate opening at Berlin’s Komische Oper on Saturday night.

Germans vote Obama best US presidential candidate

Germans vote Obama best US presidential candidate

An overwhelming majority of Germans chose Barack Obama as their favourite candidate for the US presidency, according to a poll published on Friday.

Wax Hitler at Berlin Madame Tussauds causes outrage

Wax Hitler at Berlin Madame Tussauds causes outrage

Hitler is back in Berlin as a wax figure at a new Madame Tussauds wax museum, and some German politicians are outraged.

Storms slam western Germany

Storms slam western Germany

Strong storms in North Rhine-Westphalia and parts of southwestern Germany flooded cellars and caused mudslides on Friday morning.

Dairy farmers expect Germany to feel milk strike pinch

Dairy farmers expect Germany to feel milk strike pinch

As German dairy farmers continued their delivery strike on Friday, the BDM dairy association said it expected milk would start to become scarce on the fourth day of protests over low prices.

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‘Child killer’ nabbed in Germany after 27 years

German police have arrested the suspected murderer of a 10-year-old Bavarian girl nearly three decades after he committed the crime.

Top athletics guns gather for Berlin’s Golden League

Top athletics guns gather for Berlin’s Golden League

Several potential Olympic gold medallists will be lining up at Berlin's Olympic Stadium on Sunday when the IAAF Golden League season gets underway.