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Germen city evacuates 45,000 to defuse massive WWII bomb

Officials in Germany's western city of Koblenz say some 45,000 residents have to be evacuated as officials try to defuse a World War II era bomb discovered in the Rhine river.

City officials said on

German league referee stable after suicide bid


The Bundesliga referee, who attempted to commit suicide on Saturday morning just hours before he was scheduled to officiate a German league game, is stable in a Cologne hospital and out of danger.


Adidas to launch one-dollar-shoe in India


Adidas, the German sportswear and equipment maker, is to launch a shoe costing one dollar a pair in India, boss Herbert Hainer said, despite the failure of a similar venture in Bangladesh.

He told th

India 'most improved' in bribery index, Russia fares worst

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Chinese and Russian firms are the most likely to pay bribes while operating abroad, and the most corrupt sectors are public works contracts and construction, according to Transparency International's

Bayern's Boateng banned for two games

Bayern Munich's Germany defender Jerome Boateng was on Monday banned for the next two German league games after he was sent off in the Bundesliga leaders' shock defeat at Hanover on Sunday.

The 23-ye

Franco-German split over bailout fund threatens crisis plan


Deep divisions between France and Germany mean they will make scant progress on strengthening the euro zone bailout fund at a summit on Sunday, in a sign that Europe's leaders are still some way from

Soros warns euro crisis could destroy world financial system


Billionaire investor George Soros and some 100 former European dignitaries Wednesday published an open letter warning that the eurozone debt crisis could bring down the global financial system.


German fashion designer makes clothes from milk

A young fashion designer from the German city of Hanover is revolutionizing high fashion by designing clothes with a staple she can find in her fridge -- milk.

Anke Domaske, 28, has developed a fabri

Pope 'never been in love': Brother

The young Pope Benedict XVI never fell in love with a girl, his brother said in an interview published on Wednesday.

Georg Ratzinger, 87, who is a priest, also said that the pontiff should not hesita

Merkel braces in Berlin for latest poll disaster


German Chancellor Angela Merkel's fractious coalition faced another stinging electoral setback on Sunday as voters trooped to the polls in state elections in Berlin.

The colourful Social Democrat may

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

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