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German president quits over loan scandal (Lead)


February 17th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Feb 17 (IANS) Embattled German President Christian Wulff Friday resigned over a scandal sparked by a private loan on favourable terms.Wulff, 52, announced his decision to step down in ... Read more...

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Neighbors complain that a deaf couple is too loud


November 30th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Berlin, Nov 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A deaf couple in Germany decided to move away from their neighborhood after their neighbors complained that they were too loud. The two have lived in a ... Read more...

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Thai prince’s impounded jet released after government posts bond


August 11th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- The royal jet that was impounded at a German airport last month in order to settle a dispute between the Thai government and a German construction company was ... Read more...

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Dusseldorf is Etihad’s 71st destination


July 23rd, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 23 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's national carrier Etihad Airways will launch flights to the German city of Dusseldorf from Dec 16, making it its 71st destination, the airline ... Read more...

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Hesse becomes first German state to ban Islamic face veil


February 5th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, Feb 5 (ANI): A German state, Hesse, has become the first in the country to ban the full Islamic face veil for public sector workers.The case was brought after a woman ... Read more...

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Germany Court Ruling States Women Must Wear Bras


January 15th, 2011 - 12:54 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A judged in Germany ruled on Wednesday that bosses not only have the right to insist that women trim their fingernails, but can also force women to wear ... Read more...

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Kerala, Bavaria to enhance ties in IT sector


October 15th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 15 (IANS) Kerala and the German state of Bavaria Friday agreed to develop stronger trade ties in the information technology sector.Top officials of the two sides held talks under ... Read more...

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Merkel seeks 10-15 years extension for nuclear plants


August 30th, 2010 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 30 (DPA) Chancellor Angela Merkel called Sunday for Germany's nuclear power plants to be given an extension of 10 to 15 years past their current legal shutoff date in about ... Read more...

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World Cup referee equipment comes from Germany


June 9th, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Trechtingshausen (Germany), June 9 (DPA) When a referee at the World Cup in South Africa shows a delinquent a disciplinary card on the pitch, Winfried Baaser will have reason to feel proud. Baaser's ... Read more...

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Three killed as World War II bomb explodes


June 2nd, 2010 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
Goettingen (Germany), June 2 (DPA) Three members of a bomb disposal team were killed and six people wounded in the central German city of Goettingen when a World War II bomb exploded ... Read more...

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Germany looks at business cooperation with Kerala


December 29th, 2009 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvnanthapuram, Dec 29 (IANS) Germany wants to work in sectors such as roads and infrastructure development in Kerala, German Ambassador in India Thomas Matussek said Tuesday. "Germany is keen to cooperate with Kerala ... Read more...

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East Germany’s secret police propaganda film shows children simulating war games


November 27th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): East Germany's secret police Stasi's propaganda film made in 1977 shows children as young as five being made to simulate war games.The film was found in the ... Read more...

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General Motors to cut about 9,000 jobs in Europe


November 25th, 2009 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Nov 25 (DPA) General Motors is to reduce its Opel workforce in Europe by about 9,000, the US car company's new chief executive for Europe, Nick Reilly, said Wednesday in Germany ... Read more...

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GM U-turn shocks Berlin and Moscow, angers workers


November 5th, 2009 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Nov 4 (DPA) German leaders were left licking their wounds Wednesday after the U-turn by General Motors (GM) over the sale of its ailing subsidiary Opel triggered "shock and annoyance", as ... Read more...

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60 injured, 130 held during extremist violence in Germany


September 13th, 2009 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Sep 13 (DPA) At least 60 people were injured and 130 arrested during extremist rallies in the German city of Hamburg over the weekend, police said Sunday. Hundreds of rioters took to ... Read more...

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Setback for Merkel’s party in German state polls


August 31st, 2009 - 4:18 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 31 (DPA) Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party suffered a stinging setback Sunday in two of three German state assembly elections, with small parties eating into the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) ... Read more...

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Jewish leaders for republishing of Hitler’s Mein Kampf


August 6th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin (Germany), Aug 6 (ANI): Leaders of the Jewish community in Germany have called for a republication of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf (My Struggle), which would be accompanied by a critical introduction ... Read more...

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Volkswagen to takeover Porsche


July 24th, 2009 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Stuttgart, July 23 (DPA) The board of the giant German carmaker Volkswagen agreed Thursday to to forge a new global automotive powerhouse by mounting a two-step 8-billion-euro, ($11.4 billion) takeover of the ... Read more...

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Fiat doubts about future of GM’s German operations


May 9th, 2009 - 2:16 am ICT by IANS
Mainz (Germany), May 9 (DPA) Italian carmaker Fiat appeared to raise fresh doubts Friday about its plans for parts of the German operations of crisis-hit US carmaker General Motors if the group's ... Read more...

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Ten killed in German school shooting (Lead)


March 11th, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Winnenden (Germany), March 11 (DPA) A gunman on a shooting spree killed 10 people at a school in German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg Wednesday, the state's interior ministry said. Nine of the victims were ... Read more...

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Tibetan culture in peril, warns Dalai Lama


February 11th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
"When narrow-minded Chinese officials portray Tibetan beliefs and our cultural heritage as a threat, the Tibetan people hear a death sentence," he said Tuesday as he received an award here from a ... Read more...

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Merkel’s conservatives win German regional election


January 19th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Jan 19 (DPA) German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) won a regional election Sunday in the German state of Hesse, enabling the party to form a coalition after 12 months ... Read more...

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German state objects to reprinting of Nazi newspapers


January 17th, 2009 - 8:39 am ICT by IANS
Munich, Jan 17 (DPA) The German state of Bavaria demanded Friday that a British publishing company stop reprinting Nazi-period newspapers.The educational reprints of the newspapers have become best sellers in Germany where ... Read more...

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It’’s official: having big boobs is not an illness!


November 28th, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, Nov 28 (ANI): Having extremely big breasts is not an illness, a court in the German state of Hessen has ruled, which further added that an operation to reduce the ... Read more...

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Want to party like nobility? Rent a castle


November 12th, 2008 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Frankfurt, Nov 12 (DPA) Spending a night in a castle may sound like a fairy tale to many people, but anybody can. If a wedding is coming up, or Dad is turning ... Read more...

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At peak, Volkswagen is world’s most expensive company


October 28th, 2008 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Frankfurt, Oct 28 (DPA) A shortage of shares in Volkswagen drove the stock price so high Tuesday that the German carmaker was theoretically the world's most valuable corporation.If every voting share in ... Read more...

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Obama jets into Berlin for key foreign policy speech


July 24th, 2008 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Berlin, July 24 (DPA) Presidential hopeful Barack Obama arrived in Berlin Thursday to make the key speech of an overseas tour aimed at enhancing his foreign policy credentials for the US electorate. ... Read more...

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Sports cars remain popular despite eco-debate


April 9th, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by admin
By Heiko Haupt Hamburg, April 9 (DPA) Despite rising prices at the pump and car manufacturers actively working on clean-drive technology and more economical vehicles, sports cars remain popular with several new ... Read more...

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