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German cinema chain Cinemaxx closing more multiplexes

German cinema chain Cinemaxx has announced plans to close another three to five cinema multiplexes which it has deemed no longer profitable.

Discount supermarket Lidl to open first Swiss stores

Discount supermarket Lidl to open first Swiss stores

German discount supermarket change Lidl is planning to open its first stores in Switzerland next year, according to free Swiss newspaper .ch.

Swedish broadcaster investigated for Nazi joke during Olympics

Swedish broadcaster investigated for Nazi joke during Olympics

A television show focusing on the Olympic Games has been reported to the Swedish Broadcasting Commission for allegedly making offensive comments regarding Germany's Nazi history on live television, a Swedish daily reported this week.

Eastern Germany called economic ‘crisis region’

Eastern Germany called economic ‘crisis region’

Germany's formerly communist east is one Europe's most troubled regions when it comes to demographic and economic issues, according to a new study released this week by the Berlin Institute for Population and Development.

German men’s and women’s kayak teams take gold

German men’s and women’s kayak teams take gold

The German women's and men's kayak teams paddled their way to gold medals within minutes of each other on Friday at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Exploring Berlin’s endangered bunkers

Exploring Berlin’s endangered bunkers

Berlin is plenty interesting above the ground, but that didn’t keep Brett Neely from doing some urban spelunking to check out the city’s numerous bunkers.

Munich teens poisoned by stolen nature walk plants

Munich teens poisoned by stolen nature walk plants

Four Munich boys have been hospitalized after stealing and eating poisonous plants from an educational nature walk, police reported on Friday.

Germany demands Russia total withdrawal from Georgia

Germany demands Russia total withdrawal from Georgia

Germany on Friday called on Russia to live up to a promise to withdraw troops from Georgia and demanded a security zone with Russian 500 soldiers be of "temporary" nature.

Stuttgart reportedly used Arsenal photo for Lehmann

Stuttgart reportedly used Arsenal photo for Lehmann

VfB Stuttgart is under fire for allegedly doctoring a photo of their new keeper Jens Lehmann for the club’s yearbook this season to rid it of the emblem of his old team Arsenal FC and a Nike swoosh.

‘Dr. Death’ wants dead baby gorilla from Münster zoo

‘Dr. Death’ wants dead baby gorilla from Münster zoo

For the last six days, a grief-stricken mother gorilla in the Münster zoo has refused to let go of her dead baby. Now the controversial anatomist Gunther von Hagens has said he wants the body for his plastination exhibitions, daily Bild reported on Friday.

Germans fear new Cold War

Germans fear new Cold War

Half of all Germans fear the conflict between Russia and Georgia could lead to a new Cold War between Moscow and the West, according to a survey published on Friday.

Police search for Leipzig girl’s murderer

Police search for Leipzig girl’s murderer

Police on Friday were searching for the murderer of an 8-year-old Leipzig girl after determining she had been the victim of a violent crime.

Condor flight to Frankfurt makes emergency landing in Kenya

Condor flight to Frankfurt makes emergency landing in Kenya

A German airliner with 265 passengers on board had to make an emergency landing in Kenya on Thursday after a fuel leak in one of the Boeing 767-300's two engines, airline Condor said.