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German burglar caught napping while robbing home

German burglar caught napping while robbing home

A father and son found the 40-year-old man getting some shut-eye on a couch in the yoga room of their home in Erfurt on Saturday night.

'Big obstacles' still in way of Germany coalition deal: Merkel

'Big obstacles' still in way of Germany coalition deal: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the country's top parties still had "big obstacles" to surmount before reaching a new coalition deal, ahead of a final round of negotiations on Thursday.

French minister urges more German investment in EU

French minister urges more German investment in EU

France's Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Wednesday urged Germany to plough more investments into major European projects and allow wages to rise, as part of Berlin's contribution to boosting growth in Europe.

German chancellor 'optimistic' about forming coalition

German chancellor 'optimistic' about forming coalition

Angela Merkel is battling to form a government more than three months after general elections handed her a win but without a majority.

Becker's son takes legal action over 'clearly racist' tweet

Becker's son takes legal action over 'clearly racist' tweet

Noah Becker decided to take the step after speaking with his father, the daily Bild reported. Becker's mother has an African-American father and a German mother.

Vietnamese developer detained in Singapore seeks passage to Germany

Vietnamese developer detained in Singapore seeks passage to Germany

A Vietnamese property developer detained in Singapore is seeking passage to Germany to avoid being sent back home, where he could face the death penalty amid a crackdown on corruption ...

British Airways' operator IAG to buy Air Berlin subsidiary Niki

British Airways' operator IAG to buy Air Berlin subsidiary Niki

British Airways owner IAG has emerged as the preferred bidder to take over bankrupt Austrian airline Niki, German news agency DPA reported Thursday.

Man rams car into German party HQ in 'suicide attempt'

Man rams car into German party HQ in 'suicide attempt'

A 58-year-old man tried to commit suicide on Christmas Eve by ramming his car into the headquarters of Germany's Social Democratic Party in Berlin, police said on Monday.

Germany's Ryanair flights take off despite strike

Germany's Ryanair flights take off despite strike

Passengers travelling with Ryanair in Germany on Friday saw little disruption from a four-hour strike called by a pilots' union, with most flights leaving as scheduled, and only some delays.

Dortmund bus bomb suspect goes on trial

Dortmund bus bomb suspect goes on trial

A German-Russian man goes on trial Thursday, accused of carrying out a bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund football team's bus in an elaborate bid to make a fortune on the stock market.

Migrant arrivals in Germany fall for second year in a row

Migrant arrivals in Germany fall for second year in a row

The number of new asylum seekers in Germany has fallen for a second year in a row following the mass influx that peaked in 2015, the government said Sunday.

German intelligence unmasks alleged covert Chinese social media profiles

German intelligence unmasks alleged covert Chinese social media profiles

Germany's intelligence service has published the details of social network profiles which it says are fronts faked by Chinese intelligence to gather personal information about German officials and politicians.