Two killed in shooting in western Germany

Two killed in shooting in western Germany

Two people were killed Thursday in a shooting in a west German town, with police saying the circumstances surrounding the incident remained unclear.

North Rhine-Westphalia plans tougher on-the-spot penalties for people who flout mask rules

North Rhine-Westphalia plans tougher on-the-spot penalties for people who flout mask rules

Germany extends local coronavirus lockdown in hard-hit district

Germany extends local coronavirus lockdown in hard-hit district

German authorities impose second local coronavirus lockdown

German authorities impose second local coronavirus lockdown

Germany orders first local lockdown after new coronavirus outbreak

Germany orders first local lockdown after new coronavirus outbreak

NRW leader raises prospect of ‘blanket lockdown’ after slaughterhouse virus outbreak

NRW leader raises prospect of ‘blanket lockdown’ after slaughterhouse virus outbreak

‘Unacceptable’: Possible Merkel successor under fire over eastern European coronavirus claims

‘Unacceptable’: Possible Merkel successor under fire over eastern European coronavirus claims

Westerwelle promises more domestic time

Westerwelle promises more domestic time

New programme teaches Turkish imams to lead prayer in German

New programme teaches Turkish imams to lead prayer in German

Coronavirus: German couple fined €400 after eating ice cream too close to shop

Coronavirus: German couple fined €400 after eating ice cream too close to shop

Chaos at Düsseldorf Airport as passengers forced to leave luggage behind

Chaos at Düsseldorf Airport as passengers forced to leave luggage behind

Up to 80,000 passangers a day to be delayed by rail project near Düsseldorf

Up to 80,000 passangers a day to be delayed by rail project near Düsseldorf

Crime committed by clans plagues west German state: Police

Crime committed by clans plagues west German state: Police

Düsseldorf and Cologne to suffer highest income losses in no-deal Brexit

Düsseldorf and Cologne to suffer highest income losses in no-deal Brexit

Toy UFO taken off shelves for ‘teaching kids that Nazis achieved space travel’

Toy UFO taken off shelves for ‘teaching kids that Nazis achieved space travel’

Prosecutors reveal details of brutal gang rape of teen outside Düsseldorf

Prosecutors reveal details of brutal gang rape of teen outside Düsseldorf

Woman dies in Rhine region after parachute fails to open

Woman dies in Rhine region after parachute fails to open

Tornado rages through NRW, injuring two and ripping roofs from houses

Tornado rages through NRW, injuring two and ripping roofs from houses

Federal police conduct ‘largest ever’ nationwide raid against human trafficking

Federal police conduct ‘largest ever’ nationwide raid against human trafficking

Police swoop on Turkish biker gang in nationwide raids

Police swoop on Turkish biker gang in nationwide raids

Kurdish protesters clash with police at Düsseldorf airport

Kurdish protesters clash with police at Düsseldorf airport

Bielefeld man given six-month jail term for “cheeky Jewish functionary” slur

Bielefeld man given six-month jail term for “cheeky Jewish functionary” slur

Police call drivers to caution as thick snow falls in western Germany

Police call drivers to caution as thick snow falls in western Germany

10 reasons why you really should visit North Rhine-Westphalia

10 reasons why you really should visit North Rhine-Westphalia

Customs start nationwide raids against illegal employment

Customs start nationwide raids against illegal employment

Teenager arrested over murder of classmate at school in western Germany

Teenager arrested over murder of classmate at school in western Germany

NRW to push for business court cases in English: report

NRW to push for business court cases in English: report

Search for answers starts after 41 injured in train crash near Düsseldorf

Search for answers starts after 41 injured in train crash near Düsseldorf

Is Cologne becoming a more dangerous place to live?

Is Cologne becoming a more dangerous place to live?

Will​ ​Turkish​ ​voters​ ​listen​ ​to​ ​Erdogan​ ​and​ ​try​ ​to​ ​sabotage​ ​Merkel in the elections?

Will​ ​Turkish​ ​voters​ ​listen​ ​to​ ​Erdogan​ ​and​ ​try​ ​to​ ​sabotage​ ​Merkel in the elections?

New Google feature set to ease pain of parking in Cologne and Düsseldorf

New Google feature set to ease pain of parking in Cologne and Düsseldorf

Review finds AfD should have gotten 2,000 more votes in state election

Review finds AfD should have gotten 2,000 more votes in state election

North Rhine-Westphalia re-checking all votes after errors found

North Rhine-Westphalia re-checking all votes after errors found

AfD call foul over vote count in North Rhine-Westphalia: report

AfD call foul over vote count in North Rhine-Westphalia: report

Here’s how Merkel’s party won a shock victory in North Rhine-Westphalia

Here’s how Merkel’s party won a shock victory in North Rhine-Westphalia

How labour reforms have left Germany’s working poor desperate for change

How labour reforms have left Germany’s working poor desperate for change

Merkel’s party faces election dry run in bellwether state

Merkel’s party faces election dry run in bellwether state

This map shows just how broke North-Rhine Westphalia is

This map shows just how broke North-Rhine Westphalia is

Everything you need to know before the vote in North Rhine-Westphalia

Everything you need to know before the vote in North Rhine-Westphalia

Can you spot the spelling mistake in this SPD education advert?

Can you spot the spelling mistake in this SPD education advert?

Batch of deadly, illegal vodka seized in North Rhine-Westphalia

Batch of deadly, illegal vodka seized in North Rhine-Westphalia

Turkey encouraging teachers to spy in German schools: report

Turkey encouraging teachers to spy in German schools: report

Police report increase in sex crimes at swimming pools

Police report increase in sex crimes at swimming pools

Teacher overpaid quarter of a million euros. No one notices

Teacher overpaid quarter of a million euros. No one notices

Four arrested over alleged Isis plot to attack Düsseldorf

Four arrested over alleged Isis plot to attack Düsseldorf

Refugee saves reveller who fell into Rhine while peeing

Refugee saves reveller who fell into Rhine while peeing

Hapless hospital gives wrong family news of death

Hapless hospital gives wrong family news of death

Frustrated refugees sue Berlin over asylum backlog chaos

Frustrated refugees sue Berlin over asylum backlog chaos

Police raid two flats in Berlin anti-terror sting

Police raid two flats in Berlin anti-terror sting

German jihadists ‘helping torture for Isis in Syria’

German jihadists ‘helping torture for Isis in Syria’

€6bn refugee budget too small, states warn Berlin

€6bn refugee budget too small, states warn Berlin

Elite cops’ hazing ritual: eat ice cream off thighs

Elite cops’ hazing ritual: eat ice cream off thighs

Weathermen issue snow alert in heatwave

Weathermen issue snow alert in heatwave

83-year-old gets second drug dealing sentence

83-year-old gets second drug dealing sentence

Autobahn driver suffers drone windscreen smash

Autobahn driver suffers drone windscreen smash

Two criminals on the run after daylight escape

Two criminals on the run after daylight escape

Salafists giving kids martial arts lessons

Salafists giving kids martial arts lessons

Storm Niklas kills at least three, stops trains

Storm Niklas kills at least three, stops trains

Neo-Nazis send journalists death notices

Neo-Nazis send journalists death notices

Hooligans stopped at NSU bomb vigil

Hooligans stopped at NSU bomb vigil

Twin earthquakes wake up Düsseldorf

Twin earthquakes wake up Düsseldorf

Extortionist’s bomb threats shut down city

Extortionist’s bomb threats shut down city

The end of ‘soli’? Not so fast, hope states

The end of ‘soli’? Not so fast, hope states

Two die as heavy rain and floods hits west

Two die as heavy rain and floods hits west

Coronavirus: North Rhine-Westphalia to slap €250 fine on people who give fake contact details

Coronavirus: North Rhine-Westphalia to slap €250 fine on people who give fake contact details

Savage storms caused €650m of damage

Savage storms caused €650m of damage

Court: Dead workers have right to holidays

Court: Dead workers have right to holidays

Tiger kills zookeeper during feeding time

Tiger kills zookeeper during feeding time

Police clear forest camp for coal excavation

Police clear forest camp for coal excavation

Tax men raid hundreds of homes

Tax men raid hundreds of homes

A third of trains ‘may be cancelled’ this winter

A third of trains ‘may be cancelled’ this winter

Merkel losing domestic political oxygen

Merkel losing domestic political oxygen

Opposition blocks €6.1 billion tax cut

Opposition blocks €6.1 billion tax cut

Millionaires choose to live in Düsseldorf

Millionaires choose to live in Düsseldorf

Police clash with anti-Nazi protesters

Police clash with anti-Nazi protesters

Search for E. coli clues leads to Lübeck eatery

Search for E. coli clues leads to Lübeck eatery

Teens injured in pop idol event stampede

Teens injured in pop idol event stampede

Budget row could prompt new North Rhine-Westphalia vote

Budget row could prompt new North Rhine-Westphalia vote

Cities still stripping Hitler of honorary citizenship

Cities still stripping Hitler of honorary citizenship

Hackers blackmailed major pop stars

Hackers blackmailed major pop stars

Couple gunned down in Cologne street shooting

Couple gunned down in Cologne street shooting

Mediaeval graffiti casts light on everyday workers at nunnery

Mediaeval graffiti casts light on everyday workers at nunnery

Judge refuses to prosecute speeders

Judge refuses to prosecute speeders

Surprise security checks at logistics firms after letter bomb scare

Surprise security checks at logistics firms after letter bomb scare

Finding peace in Westphalia

Finding peace in Westphalia

North Rhine-Westphalian roads clogged by mysterious traffic

North Rhine-Westphalian roads clogged by mysterious traffic

Energy giants to drill for untapped natural gas in Rhineland

Energy giants to drill for untapped natural gas in Rhineland

Röttgen to lead North Rhine-Westphalia CDU

Röttgen to lead North Rhine-Westphalia CDU

Funeral home tries to cater to gay funerals with erotic caskets

Funeral home tries to cater to gay funerals with erotic caskets

Merkel seeks to rally CDU ahead of election year

Merkel seeks to rally CDU ahead of election year

Rapist admits 1,000 sex offences, gets 10 years

Rapist admits 1,000 sex offences, gets 10 years

Steelworkers reach new wage agreement

Steelworkers reach new wage agreement

Court rules sacking man for charging e-scooter unlawful

Court rules sacking man for charging e-scooter unlawful

One dead, three injured in house explosion

One dead, three injured in house explosion

Bullet found in man’s head years after drunken New Year’s Eve

Bullet found in man’s head years after drunken New Year’s Eve

Three dead in head-on collision with train

Three dead in head-on collision with train

Deutsche Bank forced to keep communists’ accounts open

Deutsche Bank forced to keep communists’ accounts open

Rhineland students need Facebook lessons, minister says

Rhineland students need Facebook lessons, minister says

Elderly woman robbed by fake relative after weekend reunion

Elderly woman robbed by fake relative after weekend reunion

Kraft takes power in North Rhine-Westphalia

Kraft takes power in North Rhine-Westphalia

Merkel blasts new Rhineland coalition

Merkel blasts new Rhineland coalition

SPD and Greens approve coalition pact in NRW

SPD and Greens approve coalition pact in NRW

Rüttgers announces 2011 retirement from politics

Rüttgers announces 2011 retirement from politics

Parties prepare for NRW minority red-green rule

Parties prepare for NRW minority red-green rule

SPD to form minority government in Rhineland

SPD to form minority government in Rhineland

Woman caught driving while nursing baby

Woman caught driving while nursing baby

‘Traffic light’ coalition talks fail in Rhineland

‘Traffic light’ coalition talks fail in Rhineland

‘Grand coalition’ talks break down in Rhineland

‘Grand coalition’ talks break down in Rhineland

FDP open to Rhineland ‘traffic light’ coalition

FDP open to Rhineland ‘traffic light’ coalition

Bus driver fired for tying boy to seat

Bus driver fired for tying boy to seat

Left-wing coalition talks fail in the Rhineland

Left-wing coalition talks fail in the Rhineland

Free Democrats plumb new poll depths

Free Democrats plumb new poll depths

Polls open in crucial state election

Polls open in crucial state election

Merkel braces for blow in vital state election

Merkel braces for blow in vital state election

SPD faces difficult path to power in NRW

SPD faces difficult path to power in NRW

Police scramble after toy gun spotted at Merkel rally

Police scramble after toy gun spotted at Merkel rally

Voters blasé ahead of crucial state vote in the Rhineland

Voters blasé ahead of crucial state vote in the Rhineland

Candidates tame in key state election debate

Candidates tame in key state election debate

NRW coalition shaky as parties turn on each other ahead of poll

NRW coalition shaky as parties turn on each other ahead of poll

CDU defeat a ‘double debacle,’ press says

CDU defeat a ‘double debacle,’ press says

Crucial NRW election on knife edge

Crucial NRW election on knife edge

New scandal hits CDU ahead of state election

New scandal hits CDU ahead of state election

State premier Rüttgers promises folk song revival for re-election

State premier Rüttgers promises folk song revival for re-election

Rhineland CDU official resigns over influence peddling affair

Rhineland CDU official resigns over influence peddling affair

Rhineland suffers spate of naked and drunk train passengers

Rhineland suffers spate of naked and drunk train passengers

14-year-old boy arrested for assaulting 9-year-old

14-year-old boy arrested for assaulting 9-year-old

Münster Zoo raising rhino by hand after mother attacks

Münster Zoo raising rhino by hand after mother attacks

Hamm man threatens passersby with sword

Hamm man threatens passersby with sword

Hessian border town changing states after 50-year campaign

Hessian border town changing states after 50-year campaign

Terrorist suspect arrested en route to Islamist training camp

Terrorist suspect arrested en route to Islamist training camp

LTU flight attendants strike in Düsseldorf

LTU flight attendants strike in Düsseldorf

Greens remove campaign poster featuring bare buttocks

Greens remove campaign poster featuring bare buttocks

Uniform fetishist banned from Bielefeld police stations

Uniform fetishist banned from Bielefeld police stations

’Ndrangheta Mafia seen firmly established in Germany

’Ndrangheta Mafia seen firmly established in Germany

Drunk bride found trapped in baking BMW after wedding

Drunk bride found trapped in baking BMW after wedding

Drunk in wheelchair leads police on high-speed chase

Drunk in wheelchair leads police on high-speed chase

‘Jesus Freaks’ worship while rocking out at Freakstock

‘Jesus Freaks’ worship while rocking out at Freakstock

Pensioner enters Jehovah’s Witness church with machine gun

Pensioner enters Jehovah’s Witness church with machine gun

Bonn police foxtrot back to fitness

Bonn police foxtrot back to fitness

Porn star suffers from electoral dysfunction

Porn star suffers from electoral dysfunction

States clean up amidst more severe weather warnings

States clean up amidst more severe weather warnings

Parade crash claims third victim

Parade crash claims third victim

Drunk driver cruises into metro tunnel

Drunk driver cruises into metro tunnel

Hot-air balloon makes shocking landing

Hot-air balloon makes shocking landing

Sauerland cell members confess to planning attacks

Sauerland cell members confess to planning attacks

Yemen still searching for German hostages

Yemen still searching for German hostages

Memorial service held for German Air France crash victims

Memorial service held for German Air France crash victims

Swine flu infections spreading rapidly

Swine flu infections spreading rapidly

Dog fetches live WWII grenade

Dog fetches live WWII grenade

Tornado tears through northern Cologne

Tornado tears through northern Cologne

Court rejects attempt to stop ‘Big Brother with babies’ show

Court rejects attempt to stop ‘Big Brother with babies’ show

Swine flu infections spike over weekend

Swine flu infections spike over weekend

Mother caught smuggling drugs into prison in baby’s diaper

Mother caught smuggling drugs into prison in baby’s diaper

Perfectly preserved 300-year-old broom found in monk latrine

Perfectly preserved 300-year-old broom found in monk latrine

Health officials say cocaine in Red Bull Cola harmless

Health officials say cocaine in Red Bull Cola harmless

Germany boots fastest supercomputer in EU

Germany boots fastest supercomputer in EU

Crows attack woman walking dog

Crows attack woman walking dog

Thousands demonstrate against coal plant in Mainz

Thousands demonstrate against coal plant in Mainz

Swine flu case closes day care centre

Swine flu case closes day care centre

Germany tries to clobber first Ultimate Fighting event

Germany tries to clobber first Ultimate Fighting event

Day care workers broaden strike

Day care workers broaden strike

Sunny and warm weather ahead

Sunny and warm weather ahead

Sauerland cell terrorist suspect writing memoirs in jail

Sauerland cell terrorist suspect writing memoirs in jail

Dortmund police arrest serial bunny butcherer suspect

Dortmund police arrest serial bunny butcherer suspect

Homemade bomb found in teen school attacker’s room

Homemade bomb found in teen school attacker’s room

Teen girl who stabbed student planned arson

Teen girl who stabbed student planned arson

No double jeopardy for German doc who killed UK patient

No double jeopardy for German doc who killed UK patient

Surprise strike delays flights from Düsseldorf

Surprise strike delays flights from Düsseldorf

Feisty frau bombards burglar with spud missiles

Feisty frau bombards burglar with spud missiles

Dominatrix speaks out about client’s bizarre sex deaths

Dominatrix speaks out about client’s bizarre sex deaths

Cologne mayor investigated for recording archive meetings

Cologne mayor investigated for recording archive meetings

German Luftwaffe pilots injured in fighter jet runway crash

German Luftwaffe pilots injured in fighter jet runway crash

Cologne archive sparks disciplinary hearing

Cologne archive sparks disciplinary hearing

Cologne officials knew archive was sinking weeks ago

Cologne officials knew archive was sinking weeks ago

Official admits to building code violations near Cologne archive

Official admits to building code violations near Cologne archive

Second body retrieved from collapsed Cologne archive

Second body retrieved from collapsed Cologne archive

Unstable conditions delay search at collapsed Cologne archive

Unstable conditions delay search at collapsed Cologne archive

Search begins for two missing in collapse

Search begins for two missing in collapse

Cologne mayor says continuing metro work ‘almost irresponsible’

Cologne mayor says continuing metro work ‘almost irresponsible’

3 missing after Cologne archive collapses

3 missing after Cologne archive collapses

‘Fire devil’ arsonist running amok in Viersen farmland

‘Fire devil’ arsonist running amok in Viersen farmland

Police chief attacks Karneval booze frenzy

Police chief attacks Karneval booze frenzy

Mother and three children die in fire

Mother and three children die in fire

Booze gets Karneval off to a violent start

Booze gets Karneval off to a violent start

Devil and angel rob shop owner in Cologne as Karneval begins

Devil and angel rob shop owner in Cologne as Karneval begins

Artists create baby hatch for unwanted plants

Artists create baby hatch for unwanted plants

Germany shouldn’t host Iraqi Christians, minister says

Germany shouldn’t host Iraqi Christians, minister says

Suspect nabbed in Turkey for girl’s murder

Suspect nabbed in Turkey for girl’s murder

Rescuers still searching for buried student

Rescuers still searching for buried student

State transport minister under fire for putting pedal to metal

State transport minister under fire for putting pedal to metal

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Turkish center hit by multiple Molotov cocktails

Hundreds of Iraqi Christian refugees bound for Rhineland

Hundreds of Iraqi Christian refugees bound for Rhineland

Man trapped in recycling bin while diving for keys

Man trapped in recycling bin while diving for keys

Police chase down masked marauders on A3 motorway

Police chase down masked marauders on A3 motorway

Jewish Council slams police for Israel flag flap

Jewish Council slams police for Israel flag flap

Search party finds girl’s corpse near lake

Search party finds girl’s corpse near lake

Land mine scare turns out to be bed warmer

Land mine scare turns out to be bed warmer

Citizenship test a breeze for immigrants

Citizenship test a breeze for immigrants

Man speeds to company Christmas party at 200 kph

Man speeds to company Christmas party at 200 kph

Hogs escape truck and create highway havoc

Hogs escape truck and create highway havoc

Vandals ‘behead’ 2,400 Christmas trees

Vandals ‘behead’ 2,400 Christmas trees

Violent mental patient escapes clinic and kidnaps woman

Violent mental patient escapes clinic and kidnaps woman

Health insurers hunt chronic patients for cash

Health insurers hunt chronic patients for cash

Snow and ice cause traffic chaos

Snow and ice cause traffic chaos

Retiree shoots rifle at snowball pranksters

Retiree shoots rifle at snowball pranksters

Merkel pressured by party on climate change measures

Merkel pressured by party on climate change measures

Inmate escapes German prison in cardboard box

Inmate escapes German prison in cardboard box

Cologne ‘dog hater’ strikes again

Cologne ‘dog hater’ strikes again

Apartment explosion kills one, injures five

Apartment explosion kills one, injures five

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Police probe possible copycat bus fire

Essen Catholic diocese buys inflatable church

Essen Catholic diocese buys inflatable church

3-D model of Roman-era Cologne goes online

3-D model of Roman-era Cologne goes online

Aging Nazi sentenced for attempted toy gun heist

Aging Nazi sentenced for attempted toy gun heist

Lovesick Düsseldorf peacock does €2,900 in damage to car

Lovesick Düsseldorf peacock does €2,900 in damage to car

Cologne canine killer poisons two dogs

Cologne canine killer poisons two dogs

Alcoholic dies trying to rappel from fifth-floor forced detox

Alcoholic dies trying to rappel from fifth-floor forced detox

WWII bomb injures 17 at Hattingen construction site

WWII bomb injures 17 at Hattingen construction site

German man protests legal fine by paying 62 kilos in coins

German man protests legal fine by paying 62 kilos in coins

Mouse stops traffic in Bochum

Mouse stops traffic in Bochum

Siegburg police identify wily mystery kangaroo

Siegburg police identify wily mystery kangaroo

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Dead baby boy found in Andernach bio-waste bin

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Man killed, woman injured in Düsseldorf street shoot out

Gas leak injures 25 at Wülfrath lacquer factory

Gas leak injures 25 at Wülfrath lacquer factory

Telekom set to close half its call centres

Telekom set to close half its call centres

Heavy storms flood North Rhine-Westphalia

Heavy storms flood North Rhine-Westphalia

Former Economy Minister Clement booted out of the SPD

Former Economy Minister Clement booted out of the SPD

Nokia to reimburse German state to end plant closure row

Nokia to reimburse German state to end plant closure row

Record 1.6 mln partyers heat up Love Parade

Record 1.6 mln partyers heat up Love Parade

Thief in Aachen escapes arrest by baring her breasts

Thief in Aachen escapes arrest by baring her breasts

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Fisherman finds dead baby in Weser River

Jeers for North Rhine- Westphalia’s new English slogan

Jeers for North Rhine- Westphalia’s new English slogan

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Strike over for German textile workers