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German scientists condemn Nazi-era medical abuses

Germany’s genetics society on Monday condemned the practices of geneticists who during the Third Reich helped the Nazi regime murder thousands of handicapped people.

German kicked off flight for lame Kalashnikov joke

German kicked off flight for lame Kalashnikov joke

A German couple going on vacation had to change their travel plans on Sunday after the husband joked to security personnel that the metal objects showing up on airport security x-ray machines were parts of a rifle.

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EADS finance director questioned in insider trading probe

The financial director of European aerospace giant EADS, Hans-Peter Ring, has been questioned as a witness in connection with a French probe into alleged insider trading in the group's shares, a German press report said Monday.

Berliners vote against massive Spree development

Berliners vote against massive Spree development

A referendum calling for changes in a planned development project along a portion of Berlin’s Spree River passed on Sunday with a large majority. Residents in two city districts voted against high-end apartments and offices in favour of public access to the riverbank instead.

Football star Michael Ballack marries long-time partner

Football star Michael Ballack marries long-time partner

The German national team captain and Chelsea midfielder tied the knot with partner Simone Lambe in Lake Starnberg in Bavaria on Monday.

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Break-in and threats at Jewish offices in Frankfurt an der Oder

The premises of Frankfurt an der Oder’s Jewish Community were robbed over the weekend and computer equipment and cash stolen. Just days before, the group had received a flyer which contained threats against Jews.

Two runners dead after storm overtakes extreme Zugspitze race

Two runners dead after storm overtakes extreme Zugspitze race

Two participants of an extreme mountain run on Germany’s 2,962-metre Zugspitze are dead after bad weather set in on the peak on Sunday.

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Five dead in Autobahn 2 collision

Five people are dead and three injured on Monday morning after a rear-end collision on the Autobahn 2 in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt.

Kurdish rebels say they can hit German targets

Kurdish rebels say they can hit German targets

The rebel Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which last week kidnapped three Germans in Turkey, said Sunday it was "strong enough" to hit German economic targets, an agency close to the group reported.

Five injured at North Sea mudflats horse race

Five injured at North Sea mudflats horse race

A spectator wagon overturned and a photographer was injured as the annual Duhnen Mudflats Race drew some 28,000 visitors to Germany’s North Sea coast on Sunday.