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Germany sees 'turning point' in birth rate decline
Children at a a kindergarten in Swabia. Photo: Nikolaus Lenau/Flickr

Is Germany's three-decade decline in birth rate now over?

Symbols of migrant plight to go on show in Bonn museum
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A people smugglers' car, a dinghy and a life jacket are among items related to Europe's migration crisis due to go on display at a German museum.

A night on Berlin's most notorious clubbing mile
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Beer and Bollinger, vagabonds and visionaries, hippies and hipsters: opposites meet head-on in Berlin’s RAW party-mile.

Xenophobia threatening peace in eastern Germany: govt
Pegida demonstrators. Photo: DPA

Growing xenophobia and right-wing extremism could threaten peace in eastern Germany, the government warned Wednesday, voicing fears over the impact of a series of attacks against refugees in the region.

Court denies German man's fatherhood of nine embryos
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A German court has prevented a man from attaining fatherhood over embryos stored in a Californian surrogacy clinic.

One in five Germans now has immigrant background
Children from Albania, Libya and Ukraine at a school in Chemnitz. Photo: DPA.

A new microcensus shows that more than one-fifth of all Germans have some sort of 'immigrant background' - a record high for the Bundesrepublik.

DB wants to arm conductors with pepper spray, martial arts
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Deutsche Bahn is increasing measures to protect its employees from hate, and violence.

Germans' favourite European country? Easy: Germany
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In a representative survey of German citizens, 47 percent named one country as particularly close to their hearts. The second favourite was behind by a country mile.

How Oktoberfest security has tightened after July attacks
Police watching over the visitors at Oktoberfest. Photo: DPA

While visitors are getting ready to raise their beer glasses, police at the world's biggest beer festival are stepping up security.

Restaurant suffers backlash for throwing out veiled woman
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A restaurant owner in western Germany has been accused on social media of racism after he threw a Muslim woman wearing a niqab out of his establishment.

Berlin state elections
Who is at fault for Berlin's poverty, crime and debt?
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Beneath the sheen of startups and hipsters, Berlin is a troubled city. Are politicians to blame or does it still need more time to recover from the Cold War?

10 words and phrases you'll need to survive Oktoberfest
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Ready to take your order - but please make it in Bavarian.

Berlin state elections
Berlin's hold-out squat fires up gentrification battle
Left-wing demonstrators at Rigaer Strasse. Photo: DPA

Branded a hotbed of lawless left-wing extremists after street clashes in July left over 100 police injured, one of Berlin's last squats has become the symbol of a raging battle over gentrification.

Germans would give up sex over driving licence for cash
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A new study by YouGov provides some interesting insights into how Germans treat their cash - and what they are prepared to do to get their hands on it.

Almost 2 million children in Germany living in poverty
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Despite steady growth in the economy and record low unemployment figures, child poverty is on the rise in Germany.

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