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170 German Islamists have gone to Syria


Germany’s domestic spy chief says at least 170 Islamic extremists have traveled to Syria from Germany and some are thought to be actively participating in the fighting.

Germany votes with Merkel set for third term


Germans voted Sunday in a closely watched election that is likely to hand chancellor Angela Merkel a third term leading Europe’s top economy but may force her to govern with her main rivals.

Merkel’s twisty necklace is a Twitter hit after TV duel

Never mind the euro crisis or the war in Syria — what seems to have generated most comment among Germans who tuned in to a live TV debate between Angela Merkel and her election rival Peer Steinbrueck

Bayern set to ship gomez off to fiorentina

Bayern Munich announced on Monday that striker Mario Gomez will join Italian side Fiorentina.

Robotic ape may be bound for moon

Planet of the apes! German researchers have developed a new monkey robot that could some day be sent to the moon to explore the lunar landscape.

Bayern complete historic treble


Champions League winners Bayern Munich became the first Bundesliga team to win the treble after their hard-fought 3-2 win over VfB Stuttgart in Saturday’s German Cup final.

Bayern eye historic hat-trick


Champions League winners Bayern Munich are aiming to complete a historic treble in Saturday’s German Cup final against VfB Stuttgart but the Bavarians are smarting at the enforced absence of centre-ba

Ribery eyes Euro glory


Franck Ribery says the time for talking is over as Bayern Munich owe it to their fans to make up for their two recent failed attempts by winning the Champions League title in Saturday’s final against

Hat-trick of defeats haunts Bayern

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes said on Tuesday that the German champions were completely focussed on their Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund on May 25 and defeat was unthinkable.

Germany to provide $1.3 bn for renewable energy in India


Germany will support building up of renewable energy in India by providing soft loans of up to 1 billion euros ($1.3 billion) for a six-year period starting next year.

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