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German inflation surges to fastest pace in 15 years

German inflation picked up speed in June, jumping to an annual 3.3 percent, the fastest pace since 1993, from 3.0 percent in May, official figures showed Friday.

Unemployed German sets car alight as petrol protest

Unemployed German sets car alight as petrol protest

An unemployed German man set his car on fire in centre of Frankfurt on Friday to protest what he considers the “gas extortion” of high petrol prices.

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Munich firm told to stop supplying Zimbabwe with banknote paper

Germany said Friday it has asked a Munich-based firm to stop supplying Zimbabwe with paper used for banknotes because of concerns it was helping prop up President Robert Mugabe's regime.

German politicians slam Obama for death penalty comments

German politicians slam Obama for death penalty comments

Democratic US presidential candidate Barack Obama - widely adored in Germany - has been slammed by German politicians for comments supporting the death penalty for child rapists.

Merkel reportedly breaks her foreign aid promise

Merkel reportedly breaks her foreign aid promise

German Chancellor Angela Merkel won't keep her word about increased aid spending for poorer countries, according to Munich daily Süddeutsche Zeitung on Friday.

Künast: CDU nuking chances for alliance with Greens

Künast: CDU nuking chances for alliance with Greens

Renate Künast, the parliamentary leader for Germany’s environmentalist Green party, said on Friday the chances for a political alliance with the Christian Democrats (CDU) were “sinking rapidly” over the conservatives’ continued support for nuclear power.

Constantin Film planning first next gen German 3-D movie

Constantin Film planning first next gen German 3-D movie

Germany's Constantin Film is planning its first big three-dimensional movie. Although more expensive than traditional films, the industry hopes a new generation of 3-D films will have longer runs in cinemas.

Germany begins preparations for Euro final against Spain

Germany begins preparations for Euro final against Spain

Germany's national football team starts on Friday preparing for its Euro 2008 final on Sunday against Spain, as coach Joachim Löw warned players about Spain's strong technique.

German panty burglar caught trying on lingerie

German panty burglar caught trying on lingerie

A 21-year-old German man broke into his female neighbour's home and put on a one-man lingerie fashion show for himself. He was caught, panties in hand.

Hail pummels 30,000 new VWs

Hail pummels 30,000 new VWs

Volkswagen on Friday said that a severe hailstorm last weekend damaged a significant number of the 30,000 new cars at its plant in the northwestern German city of Emden.