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German singer suspected of 300 counts of child sex abuse

German New Age singer Oliver Shanti, wanted on suspicion of more than 300 counts of child sexual abuse, has been flown to Germany for remand after his arrest in Portugal last week, prosecutors in Munich said on Monday.

Merkel defends Germany’s nuclear phase-out at G8 summit

Merkel defends Germany’s nuclear phase-out at G8 summit

Chancellor Merkel defended Germany’s decision to phase out nuclear energy and pressed for more transparency on energy markets amid soaring oil prices at the ongoing G8 summit in Japan.

Circus llama to blame for massive bear hunt in Hesse

Circus llama to blame for massive bear hunt in Hesse

Police in the German state of Hesse have ended a feverish investigation of reports that a brown bear was on the loose in Lahn-Dill county, saying on Monday that the witness probably mistook a circus llama for the deadly beast.

Germany decries suicide bombings in Afghanistan

Germany decries suicide bombings in Afghanistan

Germany has condemned a wave of suicide bombings in Afghanistan which killed more than 40 people in Kabul on Monday and injured three German officials in the north of the country on Sunday.

Berlin mulls measures to attract skilled foreign workers

Berlin mulls measures to attract skilled foreign workers

Germany plans to adopt measures aimed at plugging a shortage of qualified workers in certain sectors by attracting foreign candidates, an official spokesman said Monday.

On the pitch with Zidane

On the pitch with Zidane

Glasgow artist Douglas Gordon is back in town with a film installation - the famous 90-minute "Zidane: a 21st Century Portrait" - and plans to settle down. Exberliner's Jessica Saltz reports.

Woman assailed by five exhibitionists in Herne

Woman assailed by five exhibitionists in Herne

A woman in the town of Herne in western Germany was attacked with a table fan and a metal rod by five men of Indian origin after she objected to them indulging in exhibitionism.

Beheaded Hitler figure spirited to London for repairs

Beheaded Hitler figure spirited to London for repairs

The new Madame Tussauds wax museum in Berlin has had its decapitated Hitler model secretly transported back to London for repairs, according to German daily Bild on Monday.

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Daimler to build factory in India

German auto group Daimler has chosen Chennai, southern India, as the site for a new truck plant, it said Monday.

Lufthansa pilot strike cripples German airports

Lufthansa pilot strike cripples German airports

Pilots from German airline Lufthansa and its subsidiaries Cityline and Eurowings began a 24-hour strike at 12:00 am Monday morning, creating delays at airports across the country as the workweek began.