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Cologne celebrates Christopher Street Day

Hundreds of thousands of people showed their support for gay rights by turning our for Cologne's annual Christopher Street Day parade on Sunday.

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New offshore wind farms on the way

The German government wants to build up to 30 offshore wind farms in a bid to meet its renewable energy targets, Environment Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee said in an interview published Sunday.

Obama team mulling speech at Brandenburg Gate

Obama team mulling speech at Brandenburg Gate

Democratic US presidential candidate Barack Obama has requested permission to give an address at the Brandenburg Gate when he visits Berlin later this month, according to German media reports.

Tchibo to try bigger stores

Tchibo to try bigger stores

German coffee maker and retailer, Tchibo, is testing a new format involving larger stores with a wider selection of retail goods that are stocked for longer periods.

Germans kidnapped by pirates contact their families

Germans kidnapped by pirates contact their families

Two Germans kidnapped from a yacht last month by pirates off Somalia's northern Puntland region have been in contact with their families, a German news weekly has reported.

Man attacked Hitler waxwork on a bet

Man attacked Hitler waxwork on a bet

The man who tore the head off the Adolf Hitler wax figure at Berlin's new Madame Tussauds on Saturday said he did so to protest war and fascism – and to win a bet.