Polls, pets, plagiarism, and prejudiced prefixes
The Local · 25 Jan 2013, 07:47
Published: 25 Jan 2013 07:47 GMT+01:00
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Motshegetsi (l) und Majo. Photo: DPA
A young male lion was shot dead at Leipzig Zoo on Thursday afternoon after he broke out of his enclosure.
A sign that reads "toll" along the Autobahn by Rostock. Photo: DPA.
The European Commission on Thursday said it is taking Germany to the EU Court of Justice because of the country's plan to impose a road toll that would mainly charge foreign drivers.
Beate Zschäpe. Photo: DPA
Beate Zschäpe, the only living member of an underground neo-Nazi cell accused of murdering ten people, has spoken to the court in Munich after three years of silence.
The environmentalist Green party has an ambitious plan for German cars to be petrol- and diesel-free within the next 15 years.
Germany's second largest lender Commerzbank said on Thursday it plans to cut 9,600 jobs by 2020 and withhold dividends to pay for a €1.1 billion restructuring.
How a pensioner with a serious smoking habit won a years-long fight for his right to keep his home - and his favourite pastime.
File photo of a Second World War bomb: DPA
Several thousands people were being evacuated from a district of Cologne just north of the old town on Thursday morning, after a Second World War bomb was found in a parking lot.
File photo of a Syrian soldier: SANA/DPA.
A German woman who was kidnapped in Syria last year while she was pregnant has been freed along with her baby, the German Foreign Office said on Wednesday.
Struggling Air Berlin, Germany's second-largest airline, announced on Wednesday a major restructuring plan that shrinks its fleet and cuts 1,200 jobs.
From stunning chalk-white cliffs to fairy tale castles, Germany has some breathtaking sights to see, perfect for social media.