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Germany faces Italian WWII claims

Germany has said it may appeal an Italian court ruling to fine the government damages for Italians forced to work in Nazi labour camps during the Second World War.

German industrial output falls again

German industrial output falls again

German industrial production declined further in April, the ministry of industry said Friday, another sign that Europe's biggest economy is slowing down.

Worshipping the North Sea God

Worshipping the North Sea God

In his book Cycling Back to Happiness, English journalist Bernie Friend covers 6,000 kilometres of northern Europe on a bicycle. In his last stop in Germany, he strikes up an unlikely friendship.

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Berlin ‘interested’ in Russian security pact proposal

Germany said Friday it noted with "great interest" Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's proposal to call a European summit to discuss a sweeping new post-Cold War security pact.

Where to watch Euro 2008 matches in Germany

Where to watch Euro 2008 matches in Germany

Want to know where to catch all the action for this summer’s European football championships? Check out The Local’s list of best places to catch a match in Germany and submit your own suggestions.

Buback murder case reopened against ex-RAF terrorist

Buback murder case reopened against ex-RAF terrorist

German authorities have reopened legal proceedings against former Red Army Faction (RAF) terrorist Verena Becker as an accomplice in the leftist drive-by murder of Chief Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback and two passengers on April 7, 1977.

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Bundesbank raises 2008 growth forecast, but cuts it for 2009

Germany's central bank said Friday that growth in Europe's largest economy might be more subdued over the coming months, but it expects a pick-up later as global conditions improve and inflation abates.

German adventurer found Machu Picchu decades before American

German adventurer found Machu Picchu decades before American

German adventurer Augusto Berns, who traded in Peru's wood and gold, happened upon the fabled Inca citadel of Machu Picchu 44 years before US explorer Hiram Bingham brought it to the world's attention, writes AFP's Reynaldo Munoz.

Drunken German attacks police with samurai sword

Drunken German attacks police with samurai sword

A 48-year-old man in Berlin's Wedding district called police after he was attacked by a man with a metal rod in the an apartment building entry way late on Thursday night.

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Russian media label Medvedev’s Germany visit a success

Russian newspapers on Friday labelled Dmitry Medvedev's official visit to Berlin a success, after the new Russian president supposedly charmed his friendly and uncritical German hosts.

Heidi Klum crowns teen Germany’s top model

Heidi Klum crowns teen Germany’s top model

A 17-year-old with long legs managed to win “Germany’s Next Top Model” on Thursday night in the finale of supermodel Heidi Klum’s successful TV casting show.

Schäuble aims to keep German hooligans from Euro 2008

Schäuble aims to keep German hooligans from Euro 2008

German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schäuble wants to do everything in the government’s power to keep hooligans from travelling to the European Championships starting this weekend.

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Germany urges EU to take more Iraq refugees

Germany has urged its European Union partners to accept more refugees from Iraq and to step up their aid efforts in the conflict-torn country.