The EPT in Germany – a story of raids and sensations
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The EPT in Germany – a story of raids and sensations

In April, the European Poker Tour will come to Berlin for its German leg of the season. The stops in Germany have never been short of extraordinary stories.

Bremen baby unit closed after further deaths

Bremen baby unit closed after further deaths

An intensive care unit for premature babies in Bremen was closed on Wednesday and its manager suspended indefinitely after two babies died of blood poisoning following a string of fatalities from hygiene problems.

Greek uptake of German help ‘discouraging’

Greek uptake of German help ‘discouraging’

Germany's economics ministry has described the uptake of its offers so far to help the Greek as "discouraging", according to an document seen by the media on Wednesday.

Schlecker drugstore to close half its shops

Schlecker drugstore to close half its shops

Bankrupt drugstore chain Schlecker will close down half of its 6,000 shops across Germany, with at least 16,000 people working there are expected to lose their jobs.

Bavarian police union prints racist calendar

Bavarian police union prints racist calendar

Bavarian police chiefs are ordering thousands of racist and tasteless calendars printed by the police union be taken down from the walls of cop shops across the state – a full two months after the German media pointed out its faults.

East German propaganda art gathers dust

East German propaganda art gathers dust

Piled-up, forgotten and gathering dust, 23,000 artworks from the former East Germany fill a vast warehouse 90 kilometres (56 miles) from Berlin, testimony to an oppressive past. AFP's Yannick Pasquet reports.

German economy ‘scrapes past recession’

German economy ‘scrapes past recession’

The German labour market continued to shrug off the eurozone debt crisis during February, with unemployment holding steady at low levels, while a stable first quarter should enable the economy to just scrape past a dip into recession.

Disappearing Black Forest lake returns

Disappearing Black Forest lake returns

A lake in Germany's Black Forest that disappears and reappears at irregular intervals also happens to be home to some of the world’s oldest and rarest shrimp.

InterRail: Everyone’s free to explore Europe
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InterRail: Everyone’s free to explore Europe

You don’t have to be a gap-year graduate to jump on board and enjoy the InterRail experience today. Travelling around Europe by train can be appreciated by everyone – whatever your age.

Anne Frank possessions head ‘home’ to Frankfurt

Anne Frank possessions head ‘home’ to Frankfurt

A collection of Anne Frank’s possessions is being sent to Frankfurt, where she was born and from where her family fled the Nazis. The city's Jewish Museum will even be expanded to include a special wing to contain the items.

Court ends Frankfurt Airport strike

Court ends Frankfurt Airport strike

Striking workers at Frankfurt Airport must return to work after a court Wednesday slapped a temporary injunction on walkouts that have grounded flights at Europe's third-busiest hub for two weeks.

Two-thirds of Germans believe in true love

Two-thirds of Germans believe in true love

Germans are more romantic than their reputation for being cool and logical might suggest, with two thirds of those asked in a recent survey saying they believed in love that can last for life.