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European countries ramp up no-deal preparations amid Brexit chaos

European countries ramp up no-deal preparations amid Brexit chaos

European Union nations are spending millions and issuing emergency decrees to cope with the possibility that Britain will leave the bloc on March 29 without a deal.

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Scandal-plagued Deutsche Bank's future lies in the hands of these six players

Scandal-plagued Deutsche Bank's future lies in the hands of these six players

Germany's largest lender is in a malaise - and the sense is is it cannot be allowed to last.

  • by Steven Arons, Birgit Jennen & Nicholas Comfort
Avalanches claim more lives as heavy snowfalls continue in Europe
Austria

Avalanches claim more lives as heavy snowfalls continue in Europe

Three German skiers have been killed in an avalanche in Austria and a fourth was still missing on Sunday, say police.

Four on trial for giant gold coin theft in Germany
Germany

Four on trial for giant gold coin theft in Germany

Four men went on trial on Thursday for stealing a gold coin the size of a manhole cover from one of Germany's flagship museums in a daring night-time heist using a ladder and a wheelbarrow.

Far-right German lawmaker Frank Magnitz is severely beaten in Bremen
Germany

Far-right German lawmaker Frank Magnitz is severely beaten in Bremen

A lawmaker from the far-right Alternative for Germany party was attacked and seriously wounded by several men in the northwestern city of Bremen in what police said on Tuesday may have been a politically motivated assault.

Wild weather blasts Europe, leaving death and destruction in its wake
Germany

Wild weather blasts Europe, leaving death and destruction in its wake

Winter weather blasted Europe for yet another day on Tuesday, whipping up high winds that caused flight delays and raising the risks of deadly avalanches.

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'Go partying till the sun comes up': Berlin's nightlife thrives
City life

'Go partying till the sun comes up': Berlin's nightlife thrives

Berlin's legendary nightlife is touted by tourism authorities and supported by the city's politicians. What lessons can be learnt by Sydney?

  • by Andrew Taylor
Neo-Nazis get a makeover as Germany's far-right goes hipster
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Neo-Nazis get a makeover as Germany's far-right goes hipster

Part hippie, part hipster, the activists of Generation Identity are one result of a broad image makeover the far right has tried to give itself in recent years.

  • by Katrin Bennhold
Newspaper presses criminal charges against its own 'fake' reporter
Germany

Newspaper presses criminal charges against its own 'fake' reporter

The disgraced reporter set up a donation drive ostensibly to help two Syrian orphans he had profiled. But the money went to his private bank account.

  • by Christopher F. Schuetze
Star German reporter quits after making up stories
Germany

Star German reporter quits after making up stories

Claas Relotius resigned from Der Spiegel after admitting some of his vivid investigative articles included made-up material from interviews that never happened.

Germany to compensate hundreds who fled Nazis as children
Germany

Germany to compensate hundreds who fled Nazis as children

Germany has agreed to one-time payments to survivors who were evacuated from Germany as children.