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English-speaking boy emerges from German woods

Berlin police are investigating the story of an English-speaking teenager who appeared in the German capital last week saying he had lived the previous five years in the woods with his father, a spoke

China, U.S. raise alarm over euro debt crisis


China and the United States urged Europe's leaders to prevent the euro area debt mess from spreading, underlining the international alarm over a crisis now threatening Italy, the zone's third-biggest

Berlin terror suspects had ties to Afghanistan: Report


Two alleged Islamic militants arrested in Berlin last week on suspicion of plotting a bomb attack had links to extremist groups in Afghanistan, German news magazine Der Spiegel reported.

The report,

German chancellor Merkel's father dead

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's father has passed away at the age of 85, the chancellor's office said.

Merkel cancelled her attendance to a scheduled campaign rally, ahead of elections in a state,

Woman, 90, beats back burglars with cane

A feisty 90-year-old German woman chased away three would-be burglars from her rural farmhouse with her cane, police said on Monday.

The retired farmer was moving around her house with the help of a

Vandals in Berlin torch more cars


Vandals burned another nine cars overnight on Thursday in residential neighborhoods in Berlin, the latest in a string of arson attacks in the German capital.

Police spokesman Thomas Neuendorf said on

Formula One: Schumacher insists he'll race in 2012


Seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher has put an end to rumours he may retire at the end of the season by inisting Sunday he will race in 2012 for Mercedes.

"I'll certainly be rac

Germans foiled by farmyard fugitive Yvonne the cow

Hunters, animal rights activists and even her best friend have failed to lure Yvonne the German cow back to the farmyard. Now they're bringing in the bull.

German media have been fascinated by the ta

Tens of thousands due at Berlin yoga fest

Tens of thousands of yoga fans are expected in Berlin this weekend for a huge festival organised in the German capital's 1930s Olympic Stadium by one of India's best-known gurus, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

Mercedes to make green Popemobile?

Mercedes-Benz is making a greener hybrid Popemobile for Benedict XVI, the Wirtschaftswoche weekly paper said on Saturday.

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