Ticking baby doll causes bomb scare at German NATO base

Ticking baby doll causes bomb scare at German NATO base

Police thought there was a bomb in front of the NATO Airbase in Geilenkirchen on Monday morning, but instead found a malfunctioning baby doll.

Missing German researcher found alive in Congo

Missing German researcher found alive in Congo

A German woman who went missing last month in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) while studying great apes has been found alive, the German foreign ministry said Monday. The exact circumstances of her disappearance remain unclear.

EU says water quality at German beaches worsens

EU says water quality at German beaches worsens

EU officials have bad news for those Germans heading to the beach this summer: the water quality along the country’s North and Baltic Sea coasts has worsened.

ECB celebrates 10th anniversary in Frankfurt

ECB celebrates 10th anniversary in Frankfurt

European finance and political chiefs toasted on Monday the European Central Bank's tenth anniversary even as record inflation cast a pall over the party.

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Germany reportedly readies legal veto on sovereign fund takeovers

The German Economy Ministry has finalized a draft law aimed at protecting companies from foreign takeovers, a government spokeswoman said on Monday.

Göttingen school evacuated after chemistry accident

Göttingen school evacuated after chemistry accident

A chemistry class accident in a school in Göttingen sent 13 students and a teacher to the hospital with chemical burns and forced officials to evacuate the building on Monday.

London artists exhibit defaced Hitler paintings

London artists exhibit defaced Hitler paintings

British sibling artist duo Jake and Dinos Chapman have defaced a series of Adolf Hitler’s water colour paintings for their new exhibition entitled “If Hitler Had Been a Hippy How Happy Would We Be.”

Germans back tax cuts to lower petrol prices

Germans back tax cuts to lower petrol prices

A overwhelming majority of Germans support slashing fuel taxes to help lower the cost of petrol at the pump amid record high oil prices, according to a poll published on Monday.

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Couple dies in farm plane crash near Konstanz

A German man and his wife were killed Sunday afternoon when they crashed their small plane near Konstanz in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

Negotiations to end German milk strike sour

Negotiations to end German milk strike sour

Negotiations late Sunday failed to bring an end to the the ongoing strike by German dairy farmers for higher milk prices.

Merkel failing to lead, Social Democrats say

Merkel failing to lead, Social Democrats say

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition partners on Sunday accused her of a lack of leadership as internal tensions mount steadily ahead of national elections in 2009.