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German industrial orders continue six-month slide

German industrial orders fell in May for the sixth month in a row, official figures showed Friday, prompting analysts to voice alarm and declare an end to a vital boom in the manufacturing sector.

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Smart sales boost Daimler’s six-month results

Daimler auto sales picked up slightly in June, the company said Friday, helping first-half results post an increase of eight percent from the same period a year earlier, in large part owing to the small city car Smart.

New US Embassy in Berlin inaugurated at pre-war location

New US Embassy in Berlin inaugurated at pre-war location

The US Embassy in Berlin on Friday celebrated a return its original historic city centre location, which was abandoned when Germany declared war on America in 1941.

Opinion: Fortress America in the heart of Berlin

Opinion: Fortress America in the heart of Berlin

The US Embassy has returned to its historic location on Berlin’s Pariser Platz with an underwhelming architectural statement. But the new building presents a fittingly confused image of America to Germany and the world, comments Daniel Miller.

Thief in Aachen escapes arrest by baring her breasts

Thief in Aachen escapes arrest by baring her breasts

A thief in Aachen escaped arrest by exposing her breasts and accusing her would-be captor of rape, police in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia said on Friday.

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Fisherman finds dead baby in Weser River

A fisherman on the Weser River in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia has found a dead baby in the water, police reported on Friday.

Germany sinks in soggy weather

Germany sinks in soggy weather

Unpleasant weather has been sweeping over Germany and keeping emergency services busy since Thursday evening, as heavy rains and hurricane force winds caused widespread flooding.

Germany to allow Church weddings without civil ceremony

Germany to allow Church weddings without civil ceremony

Starting next January, Germans can get married by the Church without also having their nuptials approved in a civil ceremony for the first time in 134 years.

Dresden keeps UNESCO heritage status – for now

Dresden keeps UNESCO heritage status – for now

UNESCO announced on Thursday night it will allow Dresden to keep its world heritage status, but said the eastern German city could lose the honour if it continues building a controversial bridge over the Elbe River.

Football stars to gather in Munich to help Africa

Football stars to gather in Munich to help Africa

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, Germany captain Michael Ballack and Liverpool's England midfielder Steven Gerrard are amongst the stars set to play a charity match in Munich next week to help raise money for Africa.