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Five things not to miss at the Frankfurt Book Fair
Photo: DPA

From consulting a book doctor to immersing yourself in an author's world with the help of virtual reality, here are five things not to miss at this week's Frankfurt Book Fair, the world's largest publishing event.

Holocaust survivor 1st woman to win top Frankfurt award
Trude Simonsohn receiving her award of honorary citizenship. Photo: DPA.

A 95-year-old woman who survived the Nazis' most deadly concentration camp became the first woman this weekend to receive Frankfurt's top accolade of honorary citizenship.

Frankfurt fair shakes up book world with art, virtual reality
Frankfurt book fair. Photo: DPA.

The world's largest publishing event kicks off this week with books, 3D printing, and even virtual reality.

Man jailed for killing drinking pal then cutting off his penis
File photo: James Case/Wikimedia Commons.

A court in central Germany sentenced a man to almost seven years behind bars on Monday, after he was found guilty of killing a drinking companion before removing his genitals.

Frankfurt trial of 'exorcism murder' family begins
Frankfurt's InterContinental Hotel, where the 'exorcism' took place. Photo: DPA.

The trial of five family members, accused of murdering one of their relatives during a brutal exorcism ritual, began in Frankfurt am Main on Monday.

Hells Angels boss murder threatens rise in gang warfare
Aygün Mucuk. Photo: DPA

Aygün Mucuk, a leader of a Hells Angels biker gang, was found with bullet wounds in his body in central Germany on Friday morning.

Commerzbank to make one in five staff redundant by 2020
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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.

Munich at high risk of housing bubble: report
A view of Munich. Photo: Pexels.com

Considering buying property in Munich? This report might make you think twice.

'Confused' mum sparked Frankfurt airport evacuation
Frankfurt airport on Wednesday amid the security alert. Photo: DPA.

A mother traveling with two children sparked a partial evacuation of Germany's busiest airport and ensuing flight complications on Wednesday, apparently because she misunderstood security procedures.

100 flights cancelled due to Frankfurt airport security alert
Travelers being evacuated from Terminal 1 of Frankfurt airport. Photo: DPA.

UPDATE: Some 100 flights were cancelled on Wednesday at Frankfurt Airport after the major transfer hub went on alert because a woman had managed to evade security checks.

Frankfurt attempts to charm banks away from London
Frankfurt am Main. Photo: DPA

Germany's finance capital has spotted an opportunity with the Brexit-wary banking beasts of the Square Mile.

Jihadist jailed for 2 years for posing with severed heads
Photo: DPA

The 21-year-old said he didn't want to be in the pictures.

Horror as man sets himself on fire at Frankfurt train station
Frankfurt central train station. Photo: DPA.

Witnesses were horrified to see the man set himself aflame outside the busy central train station.

Property firms expect Frankfurt to win big on Brexit
Frankfurt. Photo: DPA

Will Brexit bring London rents to the Main?

New €50 note is forgeable, claims German police union
Real and forged €50 notes. Photo: DPA

The European Central Bank (ECB) unveiled a new "state-of-the-art" €50 bill on Tuesday. A German police union said criminals would find a way to forge it.

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