Germans Win Close to $1m in PokerStars Micro Millions
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Germans Win Close to $1m in PokerStars Micro Millions

One of the most popular poker series ever played on PokerStars was launched last month and German players came out in force, taking home close to $1 million over 10 days of online tournaments.

Tourists evacuated from beaches in tsunami scare

Tourists evacuated from beaches in tsunami scare

German tourists on holiday in Thailand were among thousands evacuated from the beaches and taken to high ground after an enormous undersea earthquake in the Indian Ocean prompted a tsunami alarm.

Retiring man admits he ‘did nothing for 14 years’

Retiring man admits he ‘did nothing for 14 years’

A German state employee got one last hurrah when he sent a farewell email to 500 colleagues detailing how he had been paid €745,000 for “doing nothing”.

Iran cuts oil exports to Germany

Iran cuts oil exports to Germany

Iran has stopped oil imports to Germany and reduced its consumption of EU products as the European Union moves towards a total embargo on Iranian oil, Iranian media reported on Wednesday.

Global challenge to make canteen food art

Global challenge to make canteen food art

A German student who found the food at his university canteen so inspiring he created art on his plate, has launched what he hopes will become a global challenge to make boring lunches more exciting.

Basic jobless support cut nearly a million times

Basic jobless support cut nearly a million times

German authorities imposed more punishments than ever before on people living on the country’s basic unemployment support last year for breaking the system’s rules, it was reported on Wednesday.

Elderly Germans ’cause more trouble than Turks’

Elderly Germans ’cause more trouble than Turks’

Germans are more annoyed by old people and teenagers in their area than their Turkish neighbours a new study shows – contradicting the image of communities consumed by ethnic strife.

Siemens gets Athens contract after bribery fine

Siemens gets Athens contract after bribery fine

German engineering giant Siemens, which recently settled a bribery dispute with the Greek government, said on Wednesday it has won a €41 million contract for the Athens metro.

Mega move to new Berlin airport begins

Mega move to new Berlin airport begins

The biggest move in recent German history has begun with staff at Berlin’s two airports starting to pack up 55,000 cubic metres of equipment ready to move to the capital’s new international airport.

‘A Koran in every home’ project makes waves

‘A Koran in every home’ project makes waves

A project by Salafist Muslims to give away 25 million German-language Korans across the country – by post and in town centres, has been slammed by a conservative politician calling it a disturbance of the religious peace.

Students offer sex ‘to improve grades’

Students offer sex ‘to improve grades’

Three German students are offering to help female students improve their grades – by inviting them out of the library and into bed.