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Germany to spy on Britain and US

Justin Huggler Germany has ordered surveillance to begin of British and United States intelligence gathering on its soil for the first time since 1945, according to reports.

Nine killed, 40 injured in bus crash in Germany

The wreckage of a vehicle at the accident site of a bus crash near the A4 motorway linking Poland and Germany.

Nine people were killed and more than 40 injured when several buses crashed into each other on a German motorway near the eastern city of Dresden, police said on Saturday.

Germany mulls anti-high-tech spy technology: the typewriter

The tapping of the  typewriter may become a familiar sound in German offices.

Abby Phillip Germany is considering going back to the trusty old typewriter to counter alleged spying by the U.S. government.

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Germany kicks out top US spy as espionage charges strain relations

Not impressed ... German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that the the US and Germany had

Paul Richter Germany has demanded the departure from the country of the top spy at the US Embassy in Berlin over reports of US intelligence operations targeting its officials.

Germany can't require language skill for family visas, European court rules

A student at a German language course for foreigners at a language school in Berlin, Germany.

Carol Williams Germany's practice of imposing a language proficiency test on Turks applying for family reunification visas is contrary to European Union values and agreements, the European Court of Justice ruled on...

Germany's Angela Merkel tells Britain 'we don't need you' to install Jean-Claude Juncker

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Bundestag on Wednesday. She has told Britain's David Cameron that he will fail in his bid to prevent Jean-Claude Juncker becoming next head of the European Commission.

Alison Smale Chancellor Angela Merkel has made it clear that Britain would fail if it tried to stop the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker as the next head of the European Commission.

Student gets stuck in giant stone vagina in Germany

The young man reportedly climbed into the sculpture as a dare.

What was meant to be a funny dare turned into an utter embarrassment for an American exchange student, who found himself trapped in a giant stone vagina in Germany.

Rescuers race to save man injured in Germany's deepest cave, the Riesending

A rescuer enters the cave near  Berchtesgaden, Germany.

Rescuers are working around the clock to try to save a 52-year-old man injured in a rock fall d in Germany's deepest cave

Germany to pay millions to Jewish family

A Berlin tribunal has ordered Germany to pay 50 million euros ($A75 million) in reparations to the descendants of a Jewish family whose chain of department stores was seized by the Nazis.

Germany opens lesbian-only cemetery

Activists listen to the recital of a poem as they attend the opening ceremony of a lesbian-only cemetery in Berlin.

What may be Europe's first lesbian-only burial place has opened in a forested Christian Lutheran graveyard in the German capital.

'World's oldest message in a bottle' reaches granddaughter in Germany

This photo, taken on March 5, shows German fisher Konrad Fischer holding a message in a bottle from 1913 on the fishing cutter

A message in a bottle tossed in the sea off Germany 101 years ago, believed to be the world's oldest, has been presented to the sender's granddaughter, a museum said on Monday.

The world's oldest message in a bottle has failed to sell on eBay

Eryk Bagshaw A German fisherman who found the world’s oldest message in a bottle floating in the Baltic Sea has been thwarted in his attempts to sell the treasure on eBay.

Hostage drama in Germany ahead of chancellor's visit

A police

A man has taken several people hostage at the city hall in the Bavarian city of Ingolstadt, police say.

Germany suspects its stolen cars travelling to Tajikistan

Stolen German BMWs have turned up in Tajikistan

What started as a technological aid to police has turned into an international diplomatic incident, as German authorities are now convinced that scores of high-end autos stolen here have ended up in...

Germany's leader Angela Merkel injured skiing

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Melissa Eddy The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has fractured her pelvis in a skiing accident and cancelled all meetings.

Germany is now the 'bordello of Europe'

Romanian prostitutes pose in the brothel Pussy Club in Schoenefeld, Germany.

Bordellos with flat rates, package deals, everyone-at-once gangbangs and airport quickies. This is just a tiny sampling of the erotic specialties on offer these days in Germany, where prostitution...

Germany's great saviour, or the mother of wasted opportunity?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Nick Miller AFter eight years bad habits get worse, ambitious underlings get impatient, or luck runs out.

Germany's Angela Merkel calls White House over phone monitoring fears

Angela Merkel

Germany has received information that US intelligence may be spying on the mobile phone of Chancellor Angela Merkel, who called US President Barack Obama to protest.

1500 paintings seized by Nazis found in Germany

Customs office in Garching, southern Germany

A private stash of 1500 paintings that were seized by the Nazis, including works by Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, has been found in Germany, a news magazine has reported.

Spying claims: Germany calls in UK ambassador

The British Embassy in Berlin

German diplomats called in the British ambassador in Berlin after a report in the London-based Independent newspaper that the UK diplomatic mission in the city may have tapped German government...