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Steinmeier calls for European jobs pact

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who will challenge German Chancellor Angela Merkel next year, put forward an ambitious set of recipes Thursday to help Europe out of the economic slump.

Lufthansa snaps up Austrian Airlines

Lufthansa snaps up Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines will be sold to German carrier Lufthansa, the Austrian state holding company OeIAG, which has a 41.6-percent stake in the loss-making airline, announced Thursday evening.

Lidl apologises for poisoning trashed food

Lidl apologises for poisoning trashed food

German discount retailer Lidl apologised Thursday after media reports revealed staff at one of its Swedish stores had poured poison on discarded goods to ward off homeless people searching for food.

What’s on in Germany: November 13 – 19

What’s on in Germany: November 13 – 19

This Week's Highlights: A Japanese festival in Berlin, the Roots play Cologne, and a Hamburg theatre group performs an Oscar Wilde classic.

O Tannenbaum, your price is so uninviting!

O Tannenbaum, your price is so uninviting!

Getting into the Christmas spirit will require Germans to dig a bit deeper into their wallets this year. Both Christmas trees and their candles will be more expensive, consumer magazine Guter Rat reported on Thursday.

Berliner Charité to return Aborigine skulls

Berliner Charité to return Aborigine skulls

Berlin's Charité hospital has agreed this week to return 18 Aborigine skulls to their native country of Australia, after having them for more than 120 years.

Frings left out of squad for England friendly

Frings left out of squad for England friendly

Rebel midfielder Torsten Frings has not been recalled for next week's friendly against England after Germany coach Joachim Löw announced his squad on Thursday.

Woolly rhinoceros lived in Germany earlier than thought

Woolly rhinoceros lived in Germany earlier than thought

German palaeontologists have found the remains of a 460,000-year-old woolly rhinoceros, proving the prehistoric species migrated from Asia to Europe much earlier than previously thought.

Cops find drunk German with record alcohol level

Cops find drunk German with record alcohol level

Police in the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania on Thursday said they were shocked to find a drunk man still alive in a Stralsund garden with record-breaking breath alcohol level of 7.67 per mille.

Seven injured in Cologne metro fire

Seven injured in Cologne metro fire

Seven people were injured late on Wednesday when a fire broke out on a Cologne metro, the fire department reported.

Tilda Swinton to head  Berlin Film Festival jury

Tilda Swinton to head Berlin Film Festival jury

Coming closer to the German film-event of the year, Berlinale organizers have announced their pick of who will lead the international jury at the 59th Berlin Film Festival in February.

Study shows divorce can be deadly

Study shows divorce can be deadly

A new German study shows that people who divorce die years sooner than others, putting them in company with smokers, the homeless, and the poorly educated.

Germany falls into recession

Germany falls into recession

Germany has officially fallen into recession after the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) on Thursday reported Europe's largest economy contracted in the third quarter.

Thousands queue for midnight ‘Warcraft’ game sale

Thousands queue for midnight ‘Warcraft’ game sale

Thousands of online gaming fans came out to queue outside more than 100 Berlin electronics stores for Thursday’s midnight debut of "World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King."

Cyclist Ullrich swears oath he didn’t dope

Cyclist Ullrich swears oath he didn’t dope

Former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich on Wednesday won €340,000 in back pay after denying on oath taking drugs in the early part of 2003 before a German court in Düsseldorf.