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US soldier convicted of murders in Iraq

A US sergeant was found guilty Wednesday of the murder of four detainees in Iraq in 2007, but acquitted in the death of a fifth, following a court martial in Vilseck, Germany.

English language movies in Germany: April 16-22

English language movies in Germany: April 16-22

Find the latest English-language movies in Germany with The Local's cinema guide.

Energy firms accused of price gouging

Energy firms accused of price gouging

Gas and electricity firms are not passing along lower prices to German consumers, according to two energy surveys published on Wednesday.

Asse nuclear waste dump rife with poison

Asse nuclear waste dump rife with poison

The controversial and unstable nuclear waste storage facility Asse in Lower Saxony also contains tonnes of deadly chemicals like arsenic, mercury, lead and pesticides, Germany’s Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) confirmed on Wednesday.

Pacifists: disarm or we’ll burn more bases

Pacifists: disarm or we’ll burn more bases

An anti-war group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for an arson attack on a Dresden army barracks which destroyed a hangar, as well as 42 cars, buses and trucks over the holiday weekend.

Feisty frau bombards burglar with spud missiles

Feisty frau bombards burglar with spud missiles

A woman who saw a man breaking into a retirement home near her house in Neuss managed to scare him away by lobbing potatoes at him from her balcony, police in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia said on Wednesday.

Notorious Swede busted after massive car chase

Notorious Swede busted after massive car chase

A man described as Sweden’s most notorious criminal appeared in a German court on Wednesday after being arrested following a wild car chase involving a stolen Porsche and up to 24 police cars.

Germany’s Rent-a-Granny future

Germany’s Rent-a-Granny future

With Germany’s society ageing rapidly, Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent of British daily The Times, explains why you soon might have to pay your grandmother for her valuable time.

Dominatrix speaks out about client’s bizarre sex deaths

Dominatrix speaks out about client’s bizarre sex deaths

A Düsseldorf dominatrix has defended a customer who apparently committed suicide in a car over the weekend after his girlfriend died in a sadomasochistic sex game, daily Bild reported on Wednesday.

Chancellor candidate Steinmeier falling behind Merkel

Chancellor candidate Steinmeier falling behind Merkel

Only days before Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) plan to launch their official election campaign, the party's candidate for chancellor, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, continues to lose ground against conservative incumbent Angela Merkel.

Recession making German beer cheaper

Recession making German beer cheaper

German beer brewers will likely lower their prices to maintain beer sales during the recession, President of the DBB German brewer’s association told daily Berliner Zeitung on Wednesday.

Bayern turfed out of Champions League with Barca draw

Bayern turfed out of Champions League with Barca draw

French playmaker Franck Ribery ensured Bayern Munich exited the Champions League with at least some dignity as the German giants held Barcelona 1-1 in Tuesday's quarter-final second-leg.

Ex-Nazi Demjanjuk wins stay of deportation from US

Ex-Nazi Demjanjuk wins stay of deportation from US

A former Nazi death camp guard won a last-minute stay of deportation, shortly after US immigration agents carried the 89 year-old from his home in a wheelchair to face trial in Germany on Tuesday.