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India, EU yet to resolve FTA glitches

Germany pressed India on Thursday to raise the foreign equity cap in the insurance sector and reduce tariffs on automobile imports as a prelude to the long-awaited India-EU Free Trade Agreement, as th

Plagiarism probe into Germany’s entry

Germany’s entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest is being investigated after allegations that it copied elements of last year’s winner, a television station reported on Monday.

Romanian film bags Golden Bear award


Romania claimed another major scalp on the European film festival circuit this weekend when Child’s Pose won the Golden Bear in Berlin, underlining the country’s emergence as a powerhouse of hard-hitt

"I cried under my helmet," admitts Vettel


"Yes, I cried under my helmet," Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel has admitted to German daily Bild on Tuesday, two days after winning the world title for the third season in a row in Brazil.


Klose, Ozil add to Germany's injury woes


Germany duo Mesut Ozil and Miroslav Klose were on Monday ruled out of this week's friendly against Holland, leaving coach Joachim Loew without six of his probable starters.

Klose, the only out-and-ou

Schalke beats Dortmund 2-1 in derby, Bayern wins


Defending champion Borussia Dortmund slumped to a 2-1 loss at home to bitter rival Schalke in the 141st Ruhr derby on Saturday, while Bayern Munich became the first side to start the Bundesliga with e

Merkel party at most popular in four years: Poll


German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives are at their highest level in the polls in four years, a survey Friday showed, despite her main challenger launching his campaign to replace her next ye

IMF cuts India growth forecast to 6% for 2013


The International Monetary Fund will lower its forecasts for global economic growth to 3.3 per cent in 2012 and 3.6 per cent in 2013 from earlier forecasts of 3.4 per cent and 3.9 per cent respectivel

Jews, Muslims stage circumcision march in Germany


Around 500 mainly Jewish but some Christian and Muslim protesters gathered in Berlin on Sunday to demand the right to circumcision after a disputed court ruling in Germany outlawing the rite.

Some pr

Lufthansa grounds half of flights as 24-hour strike begins


German airline Lufthansa cancelled around half of its scheduled flights on Friday as a 24-hour strike by cabin crew got under way, a company spokesman said.

Frankfurt airport, Lufthansa's main hub an

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Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.