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Sisters found murdered in Lower Saxony

The bodies of a four-month-old girl and her five-year-old sister were discovered Tuesday morning by their grandfather in Lower Saxony – just three weeks after the gruesome murder of two sisters in Bavaria.

Lufthansa pilot caught with deadly slingshots

Lufthansa pilot caught with deadly slingshots

A Lufthansa pilot has been arrested at Frankfurt Airport after he tried to bring two deadly slingshots and hundreds of ball bearings into Germany, officials said Tuesday.

Pope’s plans for September trip to Germany finalized

Pope’s plans for September trip to Germany finalized

The plans for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Germany from September 22 to 25 have been given the pope’s stamp of approval, the German Bishops’ Conference said Tuesday in Bonn.

‘Explain plagiarism,’ Merkel asks Guttenberg

‘Explain plagiarism,’ Merkel asks Guttenberg

Chancellor Angela Merkel this week asked former Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg to explain the plagiarism of his doctoral thesis, and he has agreed. But he is also trying to block a report by his alma mater that details the extent of his alleged academic violations.

German ‘thought car’ could be driven on Sabbath, Rabbi says

German ‘thought car’ could be driven on Sabbath, Rabbi says

A German-designed car that can be driven by thought alone could allow Jews to drive on the Sabbath, a young Rabbi and artificial intelligence scientist says.

Investor confidence shaken by Japan, Middle East unrest

Investor confidence shaken by Japan, Middle East unrest

The devastating earthquake and nuclear crisis in Japan, as well as the ongoing crisis in Libya, have hit German investor confidence, the closely-watched ZEW index showed Tuesday.

Daimler to team with Bosch on electric car venture

Daimler to team with Bosch on electric car venture

German carmaker Daimler will team up with industrial giant Bosch in a joint venture to produce electric motors to be used in Mercedes and Smart cars next year, both companies said on Tuesday.

Hooliganism on the rise, police say

Hooliganism on the rise, police say

Violence and crime associated with football games in Germany’s first and second divisions of the Bundesliga have reached a new high, a media report said Tuesday.

Fun named Germans’ main motivator for sex

Fun named Germans’ main motivator for sex

For more than three-quarters of Germans, fun is the most important motivation to have sex, according to a poll released this week.

Dutch Queen Beatrix visits Berlin

Dutch Queen Beatrix visits Berlin

Dutch Queen Beatrix visits Germany on Tuesday for a four-day tour that includes meetings with Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Christian Wulff.

Schalke’s Raul wary of wounded Inter for quarter final

Schalke’s Raul wary of wounded Inter for quarter final

Veteran striker Raul says his Schalke 04 side need to be wary of wounded Inter Milan as they look to finish off the Champions League holders at home in Wednesday's quarter-final, second-leg.