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German warship heads for South China Sea for first time in nearly two decades amid tension with Beijing

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BerlinGermany on Monday sent a warship to the South China Sea for the first time in almost two decades, joining other Western nations in expanding its military presence in the region amid growing alarm over China's t...

New evidence found in Madeleine McCann case as German prosecutor is ‘sure’ suspect killed British girl

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A German prosecutor has said he is "sure" that Madeleine McCann -- the British girl who disappeared from a resort in Portugal in 2007 at the age of three -- was killed by suspect Christian Brückner. Hans Christian W...

Tributes paid to German Olympic silver medal bobsledder Richard Adjei who has died at 37

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Tributes from the winter sports community have been paid to German Olympic silver medalist bobsledder Richard Adjei who has died at the age of 37. Adjei's death was announced by his brother, Jason, on Instagram on ...

German media group fires BILD editor after damning press reports

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(CNN Business)The German media group Axel Springer said on Monday that it has fired the editor-in-chief of the BILD newspaper, Julian Reichelt, for failing to "to maintain a clear boundary between private and profes...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel to visit White House on July 15

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President Joe Biden will welcome German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House next month, the White House says. It will be her first visit to Washington during Biden's presidency, and likely her final US visit...

German government scolds millionaire influencer who drove 259mph on the Autobahn

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Czech real estate tycoon Radim Passer has been officially scolded by the German Transport Ministry for a video he posted to his popular YouTube channel of him driving a Bugatti Chiron at an indicated 259 mph (417 km/...

German coach booted from Olympics after punching horse during women’s pentathlon

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Team coach Kim Raisner was disqualified from the Games after she was seen striking Saint Boy, ridden by Germany’s Annika Schleu, with her fist during the Women’s Modern Pentathlon competition, the Union International...

A German man’s Nazi grandfather took over a Jewish man’s store. He tracked down his descendants to apologize

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Thomas Edelmann was born in Germany more than 25 years after the Allies defeated Hitler. Yet last year, following an unexpected marketing call, the 49-year-old businessman contacted a retired teacher in Israel to a...

German police stop far-right vigilantes patrolling Polish border

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Berlin, GermanyGerman police said on Sunday they had stopped more than 50 far-right vigilantes armed with pepper spray, a bayonet, a machete and batons who were trying to patrol the Polish border to stop migrants fro...

Bidens announce their ‘beloved’ German Shepherd Champ has died

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The Bidens announced Saturday that their "beloved" German Shepherd Champ has died. "Our hearts are heavy today as we let you all know that our beloved German Shepherd, Champ, passed away peacefully at home," Preside...

German navy chief resigns after controversial comments favorable to Putin

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"I have asked Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht to relieve me from my duties with immediate effect," Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach said in a statement, according to Reuters. "The minister has accepted my reque...

Deadly shooting at Kabul airport’s north gate, German military says

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The reported shooting underscored the dangers international troops and fleeing Afghans continue to face in the city now controlled by the Taliban. The German military said in a tweet that one Afghan security officer ...

German woman leaves $7.5 million to her neighbors

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Berlin Residents of a community in central Germany have unexpectedly inherited property and a stock portfolio worth €6.2 million ($ 7.5 million), following the death of an elderly neighbor. Renate Wedel had lived in...

German dogs to sniff out wildlife at building sites to speed up work

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Sniffer dogs are being trained by Germany's Deutsche Bahn (DB) to find protected wildlife at planned major building sites to speed up projects, the railway group said on Tuesday. Humans have so far been responsible f...

This rabbi is joining the German army, 90 years after Hitler expelled Jewish soldiers

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Berlin During Germany's Covid-19 lockdown, Rabbi Zsolt Balla earned a devoted online following, live-streaming prayer services on Facebook. Now, as the country begins to open up, he's taking on a previously unimag...

German ambassador to US vows commitment to ‘Ukrainian sovereignty’ as NATO allies question resolve

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Germany came under fire earlier this week after it offered to provide 5,000 military helmets to Ukraine in the event of a Russian invasion, resisting pressure from its NATO allies who have sent troops, fighter jets a...

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