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Pollution at nearly a quarter of Germany’s beach swimming spots is at unacceptably high levels, posing the danger of gastrointestinal illnesses, skin rashes and inflammations, a survey released Tuesday found.
Britain, France and Germany have agreed to introduce levies on banks to make them help pay for global recovery, the European heavyweights said in a joint statement Tuesday.
The mood among Germany’s top companies is as good as it was before the financial crisis, the Ifo economic institute announced Tuesday.
Hollywood actor Bruce Willis caused some hot and steamy commotion in Frankfurt over the weekend by taking a shower so sweltering that it set off the fire alarm in his luxury hotel suite, officials told The Local on Tuesday.
Germany’s military reportedly faces cuts that are even deeper than previously feared under provisional plans that could see defence personnel slashed by 100,000.
Kai Diekmann, the editor-in-chief of Germany's sensationalist daily Bild, racked up €42,000 in wireless roaming charges after blogging from abroad while on vacation. Despite a personal appeal to the head of Deutsche Telekom his newspaper still had to pay up.
Kevin-Prince Boateng has revelled in his 'ghetto kid' image in the past but the Berliner will need all his streetwise skills when the Ghanaian midfielder comes up against Germany in their final World Cup group match on Wednesday.
A Hessian has court handed the so-called “Viernheim bomber” a 12-year prison sentence for staging two bomb attacks in the neighbouring cities of Viernheim and Weinheim in August 2009.
The German federal government won’t have to take on nearly as much debt in this year as previously feared, a media report said on Tuesday.
A German man wearing a burka and carrying a pistol was arrested in northwest Pakistan Monday after travelling from an area known as a hub for Al-Qaeda-linked militants, police said.