Recalling genius of the German super man

This year, Berlin celebrates the life of a distinguished son; Alexander von Humboldt, who was born in the city 250 years ago.

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Three people found dead at German hotel all died of crossbow-inflicted wounds

Reports suggest that the deaths could be linked to a ‘killing on demand’ suicide scheme.

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Bayern Munich looking to edge closer to Bundesliga title

Bayern know a win would put pressure on rivals Borussia Dortmund, who are two points behind and play Werder Bremen later that evening.

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Volkswagen’s former CEO charged with fraud in Germany

Prosecutors say Martin Winterkorn failed to prevent the manipulation of engine software that let Volkswagen cars cheat on diesel emission tests.

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Two men held after hand grenades found in car outside German station

German police are investigating two Bosnian men suspected of breaking arms control laws after discovering a stash of hand grenades in their car.

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Berlin to get single travel app for public and private services

So-called ‘deep integration’ apps are seen as important for cities trying to prevent people from clogging up congested roads with their own cars.

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Rise in anti-Semitic crime in Germany in 2018, report finds

Germany's Central Council of Jews is calling for action following a report showing a rise in anti-Semitic attacks in the country.

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Munich commuter knits colour-coded scarf illustrating extent of rail delays

Frustrated passenger’s scarf has drawn attention to rail service Deutsche Bahn’s persistent delays.

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Three German skiers killed in Austrian avalanche

The avalanche deaths bring to at least 24 the number of weather-related fatalities reported in parts of Europe this month.

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Four men on trial over theft of giant gold coin from Berlin museum

The Big Maple Leaf coin was stolen from the Bode Museum in March 2017.

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Alternative for Germany politician in hospital after being injured in attack

Police believe the attack on Frank Magnitz, an MP in Germany’s national parliament, was politically motivated.

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Protester repeats claim MP Anna Soubry is a Nazi in Facebook posts

Police have been told to ‘intervene appropriately’ if the law is broken after politicians and journalists were abused outside Westminster.

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German politicians have data 'hacked and posted online'

Data and documents belonging to hundreds of German politicians have been hacked and posted on Twitter, according to reports.

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Four hurt after man drives car into crowd of people in Germany

Police said those hit included Syrian and Afghan citizens, and some were seriously injured.

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Update: Flights resume at German airport following earlier incident

Flights have resumed at Hannover Airport in Germany after a car was driven through a barrier onto the tarmac.

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Borussia Dortmund bus bomber given 14-year jail term

Prosecutors alleged that Sergej W took out a loan to place a bet that Borussia Dortmund’s shares would drop in value, then bombed the bus.

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Merkel says Germany has a way to go on gender equality

.Chancellor Angela Merkel has said much more needs to be done to achieve gender equality in Germany.

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The power shift in the Bundesliga and other talking points ahead of Der Klassiker

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund meet third-placed Bayern Munich in 'Der Klassiker' on Saturday.

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Update: German ex-nurse accused of killing 100 patients tells court charges largely true

Forty-one-year-old Niels Hoegel is already serving a life sentence for two murders.

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Merkel ready to call time: A champion of real EU values

German chancellor Angela Merkel may not be a perfect political leader — does such a paradigm exist?— but she is the most powerful, the most important woman in Europe.

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German man convicted of poisoning baby food to extort money

Last autumn, the man sent emails threatening to poison food at German retailers unless he was paid millions.

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Boy, 10, 'confesses' to throwing log that killed eight-year-old

An eight-year-old boy in Berlin has been fatally injured by a log thrown from an apartment block, and prosecutors say that a 10-year-old is a suspect.

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German railway station evacuated amid hostage siutation

Police in Cologne say they have closed parts of the western German city's main railway station because of a hostage situation.

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Angela Merkel ally shrugs off poll setback in Bavaria

Both parties in the German chancellor’s ‘grand coalition’ suffered losses to the Greens and the far right.

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Three people dead after plane accident in central Germany

The victims, two adults and a child, were standing at the edge of an airfield when the Cessna failed to gain lift and broke through a barrier.

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Bavarian voters punish Merkel allies in state election

Public television exit polls showed the Christian Social Union winning 35.5% of the vote, down from 47.7% five years ago.

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Anti-racism protesters stage large rally in Berlin

The extreme right is now represented in Germany’s parliament while there was recent anti-migrant violence in Chemnitz.

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Bulgarian journalist mourned as suspect arrested

Bulgarian prosecutors have identified the suspect as 21-year-old Severin Krassimirov.

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Remains of man who invented modern submarine exhumed

Julius Kroehl created the first vessel to be able to dive and resurface by itself.

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Merkel allies brace for big setback in German state election

Polls say Bavaria’s centre-right Christian Social Union party, that has run the region for 61 years, is heading for its worst showing since the 1950s.

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Six rescued after hot air balloon hits pylon in Germany

Everyone in the basket was brought down safely after a five-hour operation.

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Hundreds protest in German city against Turkish president’s visit

Recep Tayyip Erdogan was in Cologne to open a mosque.

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Germany, Turkey seek better ties but concede little ground

The two nations have clashed over numerous issues in recent years.

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Merkel under pressure as ally ousted from key post

Opposition figures called on the German chancellor to hold a confidence vote in parliament.

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German coalition partners agree to put spy row behind them

A dispute over the role of Hans-Georg Maassen has caused turmoil in the governing alliance.

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Merkel: No excuse for far-right violence in demonstrations

The German leader was speaking after days of anti-migrant protests in the eastern city of Chemnitz.

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German man dies ‘after fight with Afghans’

Police said an autopsy revealed the man died of heart failure that was ‘not in direct causal relationship with his injuries’.

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German pop singer goes overboard from cruise ship – reports

The coast guard is searching for 33-year-old Daniel Kueblboeck.

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Far-right protesters march in Chemnitz

The number marching was far smaller than the estimated 6,000 who assembled the day after the August 26 stabbing of Daniel Hillig.

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German minister admits mistakes were made in Chemnitz suspects’ cases

The men are being held on manslaughter charges over fatal stabbing of 35-year-old Daniel Hillig, which sparked anti-migrant protests in the city.

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Tens of thousands attend anti-racism concert in Germany following stabbing

Tens of thousands of people have attended an anti-racism concert in Germany.

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Chemnitz murder victim 'would have never wanted' neo-Nazi protests

The fatal stabbing of 35-year-old carpenter Daniel Hillig in Chemnitz sparked a series of rallies, some of which erupted into violence.

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Germany's most popular bands to stage #WeAreMore concert against far-right protests

The event is due to take place in the eastern city of Chemnitz.

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German government offers police help after violent far-right protest

The protest on Monday was sparked by the killing of a 35-year-old German man in an altercation with migrants.

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German police criticised after six injured during far-right protest

German police and security officials have been criticised over violence during a far-right protest in the eastern city of Chemnitz that left at least six people injured.

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Wartime ammo risk as wildfire spreads near Berlin

More than 500 people had to leave their homes as three villages were evacuated.

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German villages evacuated as forest wildfire spreads

The blaze about 30 miles from Berlin is equal in size to 400 football pitches.

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With passing years, Germans are losing Holocaust outrage

As the last survivors — and perpetrators — die and the horror moves from living memory to history, conditions are ripe for anti-semitism to rear its ugly head again, writes Mark Leonard

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Germany’s bridges and roads are also decaying

In Langsdorf, a tiny 200-person village about 40km from Germany’s Baltic coast, the only thing separating residents from the local tavern Zur Kastanie is a narrow strip of pavement.

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Acquiring nuclear weapons could blow up in Germany’s face

This would be a licence for Turkey and Poland to do likewise and Russia would interpret it as a threat. The best strategy is for Germany to bolster its conventional military capabilities, writes Wolfgang Ischinger.

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Frankfurt Airport evacuated after family not security checked

Federal police stopped flights from boarding and kept passengers out of area A of the airport’s terminal 1 for about two hours.

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Prison for German couple after boy repeatedly raped and sold for sex online

The man must remain in preventive custody after serving his sentence in a case that has horrified Germany.

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Merkel’s party considers national service programme

Germany dropped military conscription in 2011.

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German interior minister ‘resigning in migration row with Merkel’

Horset Seehofer and Angela Merkel have been at odds over Germany’s approach to mass migration.

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Germany orders Daimler to recall 238,000 diesel vehicles

The Mercedes-Benz Vito delivery van and the Mercedes GLC 220d and C220d are among the vehicles involved.

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Merkel warns over trade issues ahead of ‘tough’ G7 talks

The German chancellor was speaking during her first-ever question time in parliament.

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AfD leader: Nazi era ‘speck of bird poop’ in German history

Alexander Gauland made the remarks about Adolf Hitler’s 12-year rule at his party’s youth movement today.

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German nationalists march in Berlin

A heavy police presence kept the marchers away from a number of counter-demonstrations in the capital.

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Dresden partially evacuated after discovery of British Second World War bomb

German authorities have evacuated a central area of the eastern city of Dresden after an unexploded Second World War-era bomb was found during construction work.

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