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Police rescue toddler from kidnappers

Police in southern Germany say they rescued a small child from the clutches of kidnappers who had planned to blackmail the family for several million euros in ransom money.

Merkel moots surprise checks for gun owners

Merkel moots surprise checks for gun owners

After the first victim of the Winnenden school massacre was buried on Saturday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested surprise visits to gun owners to see if they are storing their weapons properly.

Hertha Berlin beat Leverkusen to stay top of the Bundesliga

Hertha Berlin beat Leverkusen to stay top of the Bundesliga

Hot-shot striker Andrei Voronin scored his eighth goal in six games to keep Hertha Berlin four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday and seal their 1-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen.

MP admits buying child porn but says it was for work

MP admits buying child porn but says it was for work

Social Democrat MP Jörg Tauss has admitted buying child pornography for €200, but he is sticking to his defence that it was for his work as media expert for his party, which includes informing himself about child porn.

Germany puts brakes on more stimulus

Germany puts brakes on more stimulus

The German government has told other G20 members it will work together to restore economic confidence, but is putting the brakes on further stimulus measures.

Squatters and leftists protest against Berlin gentrification

Squatters and leftists protest against Berlin gentrification

Several thousand squatters and people who live in alternative housing such as trucks, and their supporters demonstrated for the preservation of free spaces and housing projects in Berlin on Saturday.