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Another German sliding gold, as Hannah Neise wins Olympic skeleton

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She’s got an Olympic medal now. And it’s the one that everybody wants. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . Skeleton has a new champion, and she was a bit of a surprise winner. Neise, the 21-year-old who won t...

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...

German police bust child sex abuse imagery network with 400,000 users

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German police have arrested three people in connection with one of the world's largest platforms containing child sex abuse materials, prosecutors said Monday. A fourth person was arrested in Paraguay, according to ...

German military honors outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel with punk rock sendoff

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Berlin Germany's military honored Chancellor Angela Merkel with their highest ceremony for a civilian on Thursday, complete with an eclectic mix of music personally selected by the outgoing leader and punctuated by a...

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...

German soccer club removes Russian firm Gazprom from jerseys

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Schalke said the logo will be replaced by lettering reading "Schalke 04" instead following what it called "recent developments." CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . A senior Gazprom executive had already quit ...

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...

German police arrest couple suspected of trading newborn babies

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Berlin Two people have been arrested in Germany on suspicion of trading newborn babies, police said Monday. Officers arrested the two Bulgarian nationals in Neunkirchen, in the state of Saarland on Thursday, the poli...

Kansas police officer’s German Shepherd puppy beheaded in targeted attack, police say

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The officer with the Parsons Police Department was off-duty when she reported on Dec. 3 that her German Shepherd puppy, named Ranger, had been killed, authorities said this week.  "I cannot even describe my feelings ...

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 army ‘standing bare,’ limited in combat readiness, top chief says

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Inspector of the Army Lt. Gen. Alfons Mais described the army as "standing bare" and said it would be limited in its capabilities should it be asked to assist in a NATO mission in a post he shared on his LinkedIn pro...

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 priests defy Vatican ban and bless same-sex unions

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Berlin, GermanyThe Catholic Church has lost touch with the "living reality" of LGBT+ people, said one of more than 100 German priests who are defying the Vatican this week by blessing same-sex couples. In a move that...

German police conduct raids in Saxony over ‘anti-vaxxer murder plot’

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BerlinGerman police searched several locations in the eastern state of Saxony on Wednesday as part of an investigation into what they said was a plot to murder the state's prime minister, Michael Kretschmer, by anti-...

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 suspected anti-government extremists arrested over blackout, kidnapping plan, authorities say

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Koblenz prosecutors and Rhineland-Palatinate's state criminal police office said raids were carried out at 20 properties across Germany Wednesday following an investigation launched last year.   FILE: Germa...