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Parents lose custody of daughter after attempted honour killing in Trier

A German court in Trier has revoked the custodial rights of the Iraqi parents of a girl whose brother attempted an honour killing this week.

Artist exchange links Berlin to Dubai

Artist exchange links Berlin to Dubai

Berlin and Dubai wouldn’t appear to have much in common at first glance. But a recent artists exchange is sign of increasing cultural ties between the two cities, writes Arsalan Mohammad.

What’s on in Germany: July 17-23

What’s on in Germany: July 17-23

German firm to build massive mosque in Algeria

German firm to build massive mosque in Algeria

A German firm has signed a spectacular contract to build the world's third-largest mosque in Algeria during Angela Merkel's first visit to the north African country this week.

Study shows German cancer survival rates only average

Study shows German cancer survival rates only average

German cancer patients have a lower chance of survival than those in the United States and many other Western nations according to a new study published on Friday in British health journal Lancet Oncology.

Raikkonen hoping German F1 race won’t be a washout

Raikkonen hoping German F1 race won’t be a washout

Finland's defending Formula One world champion Kimi Raikkonen is hoping the weather forecasts are wrong this weekend and that Germany will be bathing in warm sunshine and not heavy rain.

Dresdner Bank reportedly to be sold

Dresdner Bank reportedly to be sold

Dresdner Bank is about to be sold, possibly to the second-biggest German bank, Commerzbank, a newspaper reported on Thursday.

New iPhone sold out in Germany

New iPhone sold out in Germany

Just one week after the new Apple iPhone 3G hit the German market on July 11, customers are pressing their noses to empty display cases in T-Mobile stores. Delivery bottlenecks at Apple mean the company can't supply its German partner with enough phones to meet demand, German daily Die Welt reported Thursday.

Historic Renaissance buildings burn in Erfurt

Historic Renaissance buildings burn in Erfurt

Two historic Renaissance buildings in Erfurt's old city centre in the eastern German state of Thuringia burned early on Thursday morning, a police spokesperson said.

Margot Honecker invited to Sandinista party in Nicaragua

Margot Honecker invited to Sandinista party in Nicaragua

Margot Honecker, the 81-year-old widow of former East German dictator Erich Honecker, has been invited to attend celebrations by the Nicaraguan leftists the Sandinistas this weekend.

Obama’s Berlin speech at Brandenburg Gate unlikely

Obama’s Berlin speech at Brandenburg Gate unlikely

US presidential candidate Barack Obama will not speak in Berlin next week in front of the city’s landmark Brandenburg gate, the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper reported on Thursday.

Germans all tanked up on adrenalin in Soviet-era toys

Germans all tanked up on adrenalin in Soviet-era toys

Old T-55 Soviet tanks still rumble through the eastern German countryside in a cloud of dust and exhaust fumes. But they pose no threat to the world order as we know it, writes AFP's Arnaud Bouvier.