10/17 Deutsche Bahn raises ticket prices between Berlin and Munich by 14 percent

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Ticket increases for next year were announced by Deutsche Bahn on Monday. While the prices are rising moderately overall, the new high speed line between Berlin and Bavaria won’t be cheap. Traveling by train from Berlin to Munich will cost €150 in a couple of months’ time, after Deutsche Bahn decided to increase the price by […]

10/16 Daimler recalls million-plus vehicles worldwide over airbag problems: report

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German carmaker Daimler is recalling more than a million vehicles, including Mercedes, due to a problem with the airbags, a company spokesman was quoted as saying on Monday. Among the vehicles being recalled are some 400,000 Mercedes cars in Britain and many hundreds more in Germany, the spokesman told the DPA news agency. A Mercedes spokesman […]

10/14 Austria to sue over Hungary nuclear plant expansion

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Austria said on Friday it would launch a lawsuit against the European Union’s approval of the Russian-financed expansion of a nuclear plant in Hungary. The approval, granted in March, removes the last major obstacle to the €12.5 billion ($13.2 billion) expansion of the Paks plant, Hungary’s only nuclear facility. “I strictly reject the expansion of the Paks […]

10/12 Interior Minister upsets colleagues by suggesting Germany could celebrate Muslim holidays

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Thomas de Maizière, the federal interior minister, suggested that parts of Germany with large Muslim populations could get public holidays during Muslim festivals. “I’m prepared to talk about whether we would also introduce Muslim public holidays,” de Maizière said. He pointed out that there are several Catholic holidays, such as All Saints day, which are only […]

10/11 Frankfurt’s iconic Goethe Tower burns to ground in early morning blaze

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The Frankfurt Goethe Tower was one of the financial city’s most popular attractions and Germany’s tallest wooden observation tower. Early Thursday morning the fire service were called to the scene and had no choice but to let it burn. At 3.20 am Thursday morning, the fire department was called to the Goethe Tower in Frankfurt am […]

10/09 Ex-SS officer investigated for 1944 Nazi massacre

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A 94-year-old man from Nordstemmen, Lower Saxony, is under investigation for murder, Bernd Kolkmeier, spokesman for the local prosecution authority, confirmed on Monday after a report in the Hildesheimer Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper. The prosecutors are examining whether the man will be charged with the shooting of women, men and children on the night of the April […]

10/7 AfD accuses ex-chief Frauke Petry of stealing party member data

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Frauke Petry, the former co-leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD), has been accused of nabbing member data before leaving the party, according to a report on Friday. According to information published by German news magazine Stern, the party’s executive board intends to sue Petry for the alleged data theft.  AfD reactions to the initial […]

10/04 Second AfD lawmaker quits party’s Bundestag faction

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Mario Mieruch, 42, a founding member of the Alternative for Germany, said he was quitting the party’s parliamentary faction, following in the footsteps of former co-leader Frauke Petry, who resigned from the faction and then the party last week. The departure of the two MPs, who will now sit as independent lawmakers in the chamber, leave […]

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