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German word of the day: Das Sprudelwasser 2019-07-18 10:17:56In times of climate change, reducing carbon dioxide and plastic bottles is a big topic. But this could be a sore spot for many Germans.

Fridays for Future: First German students fined for 2019-07-18 07:31:04Four Mannheim families have been fined because their children skipped school to take part in a demonstration of the climate protection movement "Frid

Today in history: How did Germany's 'most dangerous 2019-07-18 05:16:46Published on July 18th, 1925, Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' has been described as unreadable but also one of the most powerful and dangerous books of all t

'Flying is too cheap': Germany considers higher flight 2019-07-18 03:23:02Before a federal meeting on Thursday, Environment Minister Svenja Schulze spoke out in favour of making flights in Germany more expensive to cut CO2 e

Why do one in five people in Germany 2019-07-17 10:58:09For 17.3 million people in Germany, there is no need to discuss who is doing the dishes or buying more toilet paper this weekend: they run their house

German word of the day: Geil 2019-07-17 08:40:33Don’t worry if someone calls you or something that you’re doing ‘geil’. It is not derogatory as it first appears.

Merkel at 65: 10 photos that tell the 2019-07-17 08:35:35As Angela Merkel celebrates her 65th birthday, we look back at some of the key moments and photos that have shaped her remarkable life in Germany.

Germany makes measles vaccination compulsory for children 2019-07-17 06:55:36Germany’s federal cabinet has passed a new law for a compulsory measles vaccination, which could see parents fined if they violate it.

Is 'mini-Merkel' AKK's move to join cabinet a 2019-07-17 06:33:10Chancellor Angela Merkel's favoured successor joined her cabinet Wednesday as defence minister, a high-profile job often called a poisoned chalice in

Chaos at Düsseldorf Airport as passengers forced to 2019-07-17 05:36:11Passengers at Düsseldorf Airport had to fly without their luggage on board on Wednesday due to a major breakdown in the baggage system.

Merkel's favoured successor AKK to become German Defence 2019-07-17 02:29:11Chancellor Angela Merkel's favoured successor and the head of her CDU party will become the country's next Defence Minister in a surprise move, afte

Son of French soldier killed in WWII files 2019-07-17 02:03:25The son of a French soldier who was killed during World War II after being forced to fight for the Nazis has filed a complaint against Germany, demand

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Hawaiians protest giant telescope on holy mountain New! 2019-07-18 13:59:00Protesters have demanded that state authorities scrap plans to build a billion-dollar telescope on "sacred space." But Hawaii's governor ha

Opinion: EU chooses self-interest over compassion for refugees New! 2019-07-18 13:45:00In the EU's game of "refugee bingo," far-right Italian Interior Minister Minister Matteo Salvini can only win. He has little reason to give

German-Russian relations lauded at bilateral Petersburg Dialogue New! 2019-07-18 13:25:00German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov have lauded their countries' cooperation. Relations had been strained ov

Taiwan pro-Beijing politician: You can change China New! 2019-07-18 12:49:00"We should emphasize the differences" between China and Taiwan, says Taiwanese pro-Beijing politician Chou Hsi-wei. "Go there … and c

Could Brazil's new ambassador to the US be New! 2019-07-18 12:36:00Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro intends to nominate his son Eduardo for the country's most important diplomatic post: ambassador to the US. Will b

Ethiopia delays referendum on new independent region New! 2019-07-18 12:22:00Members of the Sidama ethnic group must now wait several months longer for a referendum which could lead to the setting up of a new independent region

UK government warned by watchdog of no-deal Brexit New! 2019-07-18 10:56:00The UK government has been warned of a recession in the absence of a Brexit deal with the EU. Lawmakers have voted to block the path of any future Con

Did the moon landing actually happen? 2019-07-18 10:38:00Twelve astronauts have been on the moon thus far. And yet these lunar landings are often questioned. But who knows, maybe they're right and nothing i

Indian veterans back in dangerous waters to fight 2019-07-18 09:19:00Maritime security firms are increasingly turning to India and other Asian countries to hire lower-paid security guards. For some armed forces veterans

'A marvelous night for a moondance': Legendary lunar-inspired 2019-07-18 08:08:00"Walking on the Moon," "Bad Moon Rising," "Moonlight Shadow" ... Countless lunar-themed pop songs invoke a timeless musi

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker: state TV 2019-07-18 06:49:00Iran's Revolutionary Guard told state TV the foreign tanker was smuggling fuel through the Persian Gulf. Recent incidents involving vessels in the re

Germany: 1.8 million people sought humanitarian protection in 2019-07-18 06:44:00Germany's Central Register of Foreigners registered 1.8 million people seeking protection in 2018. Most of those who had protection status came from

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A Skull Bone Discovered in Greece May Alter 2019-07-10 13:48:24The bone, found in a cave, is the oldest modern human fossil ever discovered in Europe. It hints that humans began leaving Africa far earlier than onc

Overlooked No More: Else Ury’s Stories Survived World 2019-07-10 11:00:06Ury’s books about a young German girl were so beloved, readers clung to them through the upheaval of World War II and passed them on to their ch

Merkel Is Seen Shaking Again, Renewing Health Concerns 2019-07-10 07:26:28It was the third time in less than a month that Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany had been seen trembling, but she insisted that her health was fine

Iraqi Refugee Is Convicted in Germany of Raping 2019-07-10 05:56:01The man was sentenced to life in prison for killing the 14-year-old in a case that fueled outrage, particularly on the far right, at the handling of a

In Berlin, Socialism Is Suddenly Hot Again 2019-07-08 06:00:05The city’s housing crisis is driving residents to consider left-wing solutions.

Big Tech ‘Knows You Better Than Your Wife.’ 2019-07-07 14:23:29Germany’s top antitrust official is urging other countries to take on Facebook and its peers by attacking what the companies value most: data.

Deutsche Bank Scales Back Ambitions, Announcing Job Cuts 2019-07-07 11:10:23The bank that once symbolized German economic prowess is effectively abandoning hope of playing in the same league as Wall Street banks, and strugglin

A Political Murder and Far-Right Terrorism: Germany’s New 2019-07-07 05:00:08The assassination of a local politician is raising tough questions about the country’s resolve to monitor and control far-right violence.

Deutsche Bank Executive to Leave in Sign of 2019-07-05 09:41:42The departure of Garth Ritchie, head of the investment bank, is likely a first step in a broad bid by the bank to reverse its decline.

A Lauded Satirist of the Weimar Republic Who 2019-07-05 05:00:07Kurt Tucholsky cloaked his despair over the rise of the Nazis in lighthearted satire. Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim explains.

At Nearly 115 Degrees, France Experiences Its Hottest 2019-06-28 08:59:39Temperatures hit 45.9 degrees Celsius (114.62 Fahrenheit) on Friday in southern France. The heat on the continent is expected to ease in a few days.

Australia Is Bringing Children of ISIS Home. Is 2019-06-28 07:39:04Orphaned Australian children of a notorious militant are on their way back from a Syrian camp. Resocializing them will be a challenge, experts say.

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