Berlin ‘very worried’ after Khodorkovsky sentence

Berlin ‘very worried’ after Khodorkovsky sentence

The German government said it was "very worried" after a Moscow court sentenced Russia's former richest man Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Thursday to 14 years in jail in his second fraud trial.

Exports seen topping €1 trillion next year

Exports seen topping €1 trillion next year

German exports are tipped to reach a record high in 2011, with the country's main trade association forecasting sales abroad should crash through the €1 trillion barrier for the first time.

Youth fire brigade volunteers spark Nazi salute scandal

Youth fire brigade volunteers spark Nazi salute scandal

Youth fire volunteers in North Rhine-Westphalia are caught in a neo-Nazi scandal after they were photographed giving a Hitler salute, media reported Thursday.

Lufthansa plane stuck six hours on JFK tarmac

Lufthansa plane stuck six hours on JFK tarmac

Passengers on a Lufthansa flight suffered the after-effects of a powerful blizzard paralyzing New York City this week, when their plane was forced to sit on the tarmac at JFK airport for more than six hours after landing.

37-year-old loses hand to firecracker

37-year-old loses hand to firecracker

A man from Saxony-Anhalt has become the first major casualty of the New Year’s pyrotechnic orgy by blowing off his left hand with a firecracker, police announced Thursday.

Missing man wanders out of the wild

Missing man wanders out of the wild

A 55-year-old man missing since August has wandered out of the forest in Thuringia and presented himself to police. After four months of living wild, he apparently got too cold.

Jobless benefit bill to be slashed in 2011

Jobless benefit bill to be slashed in 2011

The number of people receiving jobless benefits can be dramatically slashed next year, saving taxpayers nearly €1 billion, according to German officials.

Terrorism threat remains high, CSU warns

Terrorism threat remains high, CSU warns

The threat of terrorist attacks in German cities remains acute six weeks after authorities warned of an imminent danger, and tight security measures must remain in place, the Christian Social Union party has said.

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