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Several people killed and injured after knife attack in German town, police say

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Several people were killed and injured in a knife attack in the German city of Wurzburg, the district police of Lower Franconia tweeted on Friday. "We are still on site with strong staff. The attacker was overwhel...

German Olympic female gymnasts wearing unitard to combat ‘sexualization in gymnastics’

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Instead of going with the traditional leotards, the German team members will wear a unitard covering their legs and instead of showing off their arms. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . The German team first ...

Explosion at chemical complex in German city of Leverkusen

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Germany’s Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance classified the explosion as "an extreme threat" and asked residents to stay inside and keep windows and doors closed, German news agency dpa repor...

Five people missing after explosion rocks German chemicals site

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BerlinFive people were missing and several injured after an explosion rocked an industrial park in the western German city of Leverkusen on Tuesday, sending up plumes of smoke and prompting police to ask nearby resid...

German cycling coach dismissed from Olympics after using racial slur heard on broadcast

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The German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) announced Thursday that cycling sports director Patrick Moster would be returning to Germany after he was caught on camera shouting a racial slur to describe Algeria's A...

German cycling coach dismissed from Olympics over racist remark

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Germany cycling coach Patrick Moster has been sent back home from the Toyko Olympics after he made a racist remark during the men's road time trial on Wednesday. The head of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (...

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...

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...

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 ...

Firefight at Kabul airport leaves one Afghan officer dead, 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 ...

Jan Hecker, German ambassador to China, dies just a few weeks into his posting

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The German Ambassador to China, Jan Hecker, has died suddenly at 54, after only a few weeks in his position, according to a statement posted on the German Embassy to China's website on Monday. Hecker had worked as ...

China denies German warship entry into harbor, Berlin says

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BerlinChina has denied a German warship on a mission to the contested South China Sea entry into a harbor, a German Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday. The ship involved is the frigate Bayern, the spokes...

German gas station clerk murdered after refusing service to man who wouldn’t wear COVID mask

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Authorities said that the shooter, a 49-year-old German man, told officers he acted "out of anger" after the 20-year-old clerk would not let him buy a beer. "He further stated during interrogation that he rejected th...

Hundreds storm Namibia parliament ahead of German genocide deal vote

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Around 300 protesters stormed Namibia's parliament on Tuesday, as the National Assembly was due to vote on a $ 1 billion compensation offer from Germany to atone for its 1904-1908 genocide against the Herero and Na...

Russia accused of ‘Ghostwriter’ cyberattacks ahead of German election

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The European Commission has accused Russia of trying to interfere in European democratic processes just days before Sunday's parliamentary election in Germany. In a statement on Friday, the European Commission said:...

German national election too close to call, polls suggest, as key candidates hold final rallies

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Berlin The race to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor remains wide open ahead of a national election on Sunday, according to the latest polls. Poll predictions on Saturday point to the center-left Social Demo...