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Rostock trial probing alleged blackmail of Liechtenstein bank

A bank in the tiny Alpine principality of Liechtenstein, which has been rocked since February by a major tax evasion scandal, was allegedly blackmailed into paying €9 million.

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Greek telecom reportedly suing for Siemens slush fund secrets

Greek telephone company OTE reportedly wants a German court to force engineering giant Siemens to reveal whether it paid bribes to OTE employees to secure a $1-billion contract.

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EU chiefs urge Turkish govt to press ahead with reforms

European Union chiefs called on Turkey to push ahead with pro-EU reforms after the country's Islamist-rooted ruling party narrowly escaped being outlawed, a German newspaper reported on Saturday.

Top German students are Albanian, Slovak and Chinese

Top German students are Albanian, Slovak and Chinese

Students from Albania, China and Slovakia won the first international German language Olympics in Dresden on Saturday.

Union boss told to quit over Lufthansa flights

Union boss told to quit over Lufthansa flights

Trade union chief Frank Bsirske saw his tropical vacation interrupted with calls for his resignation on Saturday after Bild newspaper reported he had taken free first-class flights from Lufthansa shortly before a strike at the airline.

Baby sea lion makes a splash at Berlin zoo

Baby sea lion makes a splash at Berlin zoo

A tidal wave of cuteness swept over the Berlin Zoo on Friday as baby sea lion Volker – the first baby sea lion born in captivity at the zoo since 1933 – made his debut.

German trust in banks unshaken by credit crisis

German trust in banks unshaken by credit crisis

The credit crisis has failed to shake Germans’ trust in their banks, according to a survey published on Saturday in the Berliner Zeitung newspaper.