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Germany

Merkel faces TV clash with election rival

Three weeks before German elections, Chancellor Angela Merkel will face her rival in a televised debate Sunday, giving Social Democrat Peer Steinbrueck a last-ditch chance to revive a limping campaign.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 3:29pm

Losses and life lessons on a walk from Beijing to Germany

Christoph Rehage definitely took the path less travelled - all 4,646 kilometres of it. The 31-year-old Hanover-born university student started walking from Beijing, across deserts and mountain peaks, to Xinjiang in the autumn of 2007.

16 Jun 2013 - 7:45am

Germany sends thousands of soldiers to help cities cope with flooding

Germany yesterday sent thousands of soldiers to help cities and towns cope with flooding from the rain-swollen Danube and other southern rivers, a day after the Bavarian city of Passau saw its worst flooding since 1501.

5 Jun 2013 - 1:03am

Germany’s ‘most dangerous neo-Nazi’ remains an enigma

Prosecutors call Beate Zschaepe Germany’s most dangerous neo-Nazi and from on Monday she will sit in the dock in the country’s biggest far-right murder trial of the post-war period.

But as the proceedings get underway against Zschaepe and four alleged accomplices in the southern city of Munich, the unassuming bespectacled brunette remains an enigma behind a wall of silence.

2 May 2013 - 1:35pm

German actor an SS member during war

Reports that the late German actor Horst Tappert, best known for his longtime role as dapper TV sleuth Stefan Derrick, served in a feared Nazi SS unit prompted at least one European broadcaster to announce on Saturday that it would drop the show’s reruns from its schedule.

28 Apr 2013 - 7:23pm

Germany’s powerful Greens to plot election campaign

Germany’s Greens, the country’s third-biggest political force, will hold a party congress this weekend, five months ahead of elections in which Chancellor Angela Merkel will seek a third term and the environmentalists could potentially play kingmaker.

25 Apr 2013 - 2:34pm

Machinery makers eye German takeovers

Chinese machinery companies are increasingly seeking to acquire German machinery firms, but face challenges, analysts say. Ivo Naumann, managing director of AlixPartners, a US consultancy, said: "Chinese players show an increasing appetite for leading machinery technology and have already acquired several German machinery companies."

22 Apr 2013 - 6:26am

German prosecutors probe Credit Suisse tax evasion

Analysts expect a further crackdown on banks and offshore tax havens after investigations were launched into employees and clients of Credit Suisse in Germany. The German investigations will not affect the Swiss bank's Asian operations and are separate from its Asian business, said a Credit Suisse spokesperson.

20 Apr 2013 - 5:42am

German neo-nazi woman Beate Zschaepe remains a mystery

Prosecutors call Beate Zschaepe Germany's most dangerous neo-Nazi and from Wednesday she will sit in the dock in the country's biggest far-right murder trial of the post-war period.

But as the proceedings get underway against Zschaepe and four alleged accomplices in the southern city of Munich, the unassuming bespectacled brunette remains an enigma behind a wall of silence.

15 Apr 2013 - 4:32am

UK, Germany still hot - Cyprus less so

The Cyprus fiscal nosedive comes as a blow to wealthy Chinese immigrants seeking a relatively cheap route to property and residency in the euro zone. Along with Ireland, Spain and Portugal, Cyprus has been offering a property-linked visa programme.

25 Mar 2013 - 5:22am

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