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Berlin to contest Italian Nazi massacre ruling

Germany will challenge at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) an Italian court's ruling that it pay damages to the families of victims of Nazi war crimes there, officials said Saturday.

Germany to help small business through slump

Germany to help small business through slump

The German government is reportedly planning an ambitious aid package for small and medium businesses, the backbone of the German economy, to help them survive the credit crisis.

BMW heiress Klatten blackmailed by gigolo

BMW heiress Klatten blackmailed by gigolo

Susanne Klatten, the richest woman in Germany and an heiress to the BMW fortune, paid out €7.5 million to a Swiss gigolo who threatened to release secretly-filmed movies of the two having sex.

German pilot dies in Iranian ultra-light crash

German pilot dies in Iranian ultra-light crash

A German pilot was killed when his ultra-light aircraft crashed at an air show in front of hundreds of spectators on the Iranian island of Kish in the Gulf, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

Transport Minister Tiefensee under fire for Bahn bonuses

Transport Minister Tiefensee under fire for Bahn bonuses

Members of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) called on Transportation Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee to resign Saturday over a bonus plan his ministry approved for the board of German railway operator Deutsche Bahn.

Woman discovers €50,000 cash in changing room

Woman discovers €50,000 cash in changing room

A 25 year-old woman discovered €50,000 in cash while using a changing room in a Mönchengladbach clothing store on Friday.

IG Metall stages strike in wage dispute

IG Metall stages strike in wage dispute

Thousands of members of IG Metall, Germany's biggest industrial union, walked off the job in a series of limited strikes early Saturday morning to demand an eight percent pay increase in the metalworking and electronics sectors.