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Federal police call for law to block child porn sites

The chief of Germany’s federal police called Wednesday for a law to allow authorities to block access to websites featuring child pornography in order to hobble a booming online trade.

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New IKB owner lashes out at German politicians

The new owners of German bank IKB Deutsche Industriebank had harsh words on Wednesday for German officials following the sale of a lender that flirted with bankruptcy amid the international financial crisis.

Frankfurt prosecutors arrest neo-Nazi music producers

Frankfurt prosecutors arrest neo-Nazi music producers

Frankfurt prosecutors and the German Office of Criminal Investigation on Wednesday launched a raid against neo-Nazi record companies, arresting a German and a Danish citizen after searches in Denmark and Finland.

Germany to lose 12 million in population by 2060

Germany to lose 12 million in population by 2060

Germany currently has the largest population in Europe, but by 2060 the head count in both France and Britain will have exceeded this number, according to a new study by the EU's statistical office, Eurostat.

German soldier killed in Afghanistan

German soldier killed in Afghanistan

One soldier was killed and three injured in attack on German military forces in north Afghanistan on Wednesday as violence in the region continues to worsen.

The Left closing in on the SPD

The Left closing in on the SPD

The hard-line socialist Left party is quickly closing the gap between it and the left-leaning Social Democrats (SPD) as a proposed coalition government between the two in Hesse weighs on the SPD, according to two surveys released Wednesday.

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Outbid, GfK calls off approach for British rival

German market research group GfK on Wednesday said it was no longer mulling an all-cash offer for U.K. peer Taylor Nelson Sofres after it was upstaged by high-profile advertising group WPP.

Arsonists attack Deutsche Telekom building

Arsonists attack Deutsche Telekom building

Arsonists attacked a Deutsche Telekom technical building in Konstanz early on Wednesday morning, police reported

Energy giant EON pulling plug on 1,800 jobs in Germany

Energy giant EON pulling plug on 1,800 jobs in Germany

The biggest German power company, EON, will cut 1,800 jobs in Germany as it reorganises its distribution network, a senior executive said on Wednesday.

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Germany extradites Islamic extremist to France

Germany has extradited an alleged Islamic extremist to France three months after his arrest as part of a probe into the financing of a militant network, prosecutors said late on Tuesday.