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World takes to German wine

German wine sales are up across the globe, with the United States showing a particular thirst for the country's popular Riesling, according to numbers released by the Deutsches Weininstitute (German Wine Institute) on Thursday.

German-Pakistani man charged with aiding al Qaida

German-Pakistani man charged with aiding al Qaida

Germany's Federal Prosecutor's office said on Thursday it had filed charges against an alleged member of Islamist terror organization al Qaida.

Germans terrified of inflation

Germans terrified of inflation

Germans are more afraid of inflation than they've been for almost 20 years, according to a study on the country's top fears released in Berlin on Thursday.

Pacifist poster with dead German soldier sparks outrage

Pacifist poster with dead German soldier sparks outrage

A poster from a German pacifist organization has sparked outrage by showing the coffin of a Bundeswehr soldier recently killed in Afghanistan.

Dassault claims Siemens violated trade secrets

Dassault claims Siemens violated trade secrets

French software group Dassault Systemes on Thursday accused its German rival Siemens Software of trade secrets violation involving a "protected" list of Dassault's customers.

Berlin to tighten data protection law amid privacy scandals

Berlin to tighten data protection law amid privacy scandals

German ministers agreed on Thursday to update data protection laws for the digital age in the wake of scandals showing how easily personal details can be bought on the internet.

What’s on in Germany: September 4 – 10

What’s on in Germany: September 4 – 10

This Week's Highlights: A triathlon in Cologne, gospel music in Hannover, and salsa in Munich.

Artist to turn death row inmate into fish food

Artist to turn death row inmate into fish food

A Denmark-based artist is planning to use the body of a Texas murderer as fish food for an installation in Germany after the man is executed. The project aims to spark debate about capital punishment, he told The Local.

Gorch Fock sailor missing at sea

Gorch Fock sailor missing at sea

A female sailor aboard the German navy training ship the Gorch Fock fell into the North Sea on Wednesday night around midnight while on watch and remains missing.

Gabriel: nuclear facility Asse like “Swiss cheese”

Gabriel: nuclear facility Asse like “Swiss cheese”

German Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Thursday renewed his criticism of the nuclear waste facility Asse, but said there was no acute danger to the public.

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Switzerland implicates 600 Germans in paedophile network

Six hundred Germans are suspected of involvement in an Internet paedophile network uncovered in Switzerland, where four men have already been arrested in the investigation.