Turkish-Germans press Berlin to allow dual citizenship

Turkish-Germans press Berlin to allow dual citizenship

Representatives of Germany’s large Turkish community have criticized a new citizenship test that takes effect in September and are urging Chancellor Merkel’s government to allow Turkish-Germans to hold dual nationality.

Immigrants receive stiff sentences for brutal subway attack

Immigrants receive stiff sentences for brutal subway attack

A German court on Tuesday convicted a young Turkish man and a Greek youth of attempted murder and handed them severe prison sentences for a brutal attack on a pensioner in a Munich subway station.

Siemens unveils huge layoff plan

Siemens unveils huge layoff plan

German engineering giant Siemens said Tuesday it planned to cut 16,750 jobs worldwide in a major restructuring drive to push down costs and boost competitiveness.

Merkel calls G8 climate deal a major step forward

Merkel calls G8 climate deal a major step forward

German Chancellor Merkel has hailed an agreement by G8 leaders to halve carbon emissions by 2050 but said it was important to get developing nations on board in order to seriously fight global warming.

German man confesses to robbing 53 drug stores

German man confesses to robbing 53 drug stores

A German man accused of holding up 53 Schlecker drug stores confessed to a press conference in front of the Hamburg district court on Tuesday.

Guest talks too much, German woman calls police

Guest talks too much, German woman calls police

A desperate German woman finally called emergency services to rescue her after a friend visiting her at her apartment talked for 30 hours straight, authorities said Tuesday.

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German man arrested for wearing swastika shirt out shopping

A 22-year-old German man has been arrested after wearing a swastika t-shirt out to buy groceries in Kevelaer in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, police reported Monday evening.

Obama to visit Berlin on July 24

Obama to visit Berlin on July 24

US democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will be in Berlin on July 24, a spokesperson for the Berlin senate confirmed on Tuesday.

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French police detain German TV team and immigration protestors

French police detained a camera team from Germany’s Deutsche Welle television and 18 rights activists they were filming protesting against the European Union’s immigration policy.

UNESCO honours Berlin modernist housing projects

UNESCO honours Berlin modernist housing projects

UNESCO has added six Berlin housing projects, said to have ushered in a new global model for council estates at the beginning of the 20th century, to its World Heritage List.