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German gallery fires employee for hanging up his own painting

Technician at Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich had reportedly yearned to achieve an “artistic breakthrough”. A staff member of a German art museum got sacked...

Germany must bring back conscription – defense minister

The nation’s armed forces should be “war-ready,” Boris Pistorius has said. Germany needs to reintroduce conscription, Defense Minister Boris Pistorius announced on Thursday as he...

Germany legalises marijuana

Adults are now allowed to carry up to 25 grams of cannabis and cultivate up to three marijuana plants at home. Smoking cannabis is now...

Russia demands Berlin’s recognition of Leningrad Siege as Act of Genocide

Moscow insists on Berlin's official recognition of the atrocities committed by Nazi Germany on Soviet territory during World War II, including the siege of...

Most Germans believe army can’t defend them – poll

Only 10% have confidence in the Bundeswehr’s capabilities, a new survey shows. A majority of Germans have little to no confidence in the military’s ability...

Here’s the worst part about the leaked German ‘Crimean Bridge attack’ call

Some officers seem to have forgotten which country they are sworn to defend – and they are really bad at deception, too. Since Russia has...

German and Polish officials pour cold water on troop deployments to Ukraine

German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius has categorically rejected the French president’s suggestion. Discussions about NATO boots on the ground in Ukraine need to end, because...

Leaked Crimean Bridge attack conversation is real – Berlin

A discussion between senior German military officers was intercepted, the nation’s defense ministry has confirmed. The leaked discussions between German military officers, including a top...

Germany launches investigation into leaked Crimean Bridge attack talk

The Defense Ministry fears that Russia may have spied on Luftwaffe generals. Berlin’s first reaction to Friday’s revelations that several German generals discussed helping Ukraine...

Germany legalises recreational cannabis

New legislation backed by the coalition government will allow limited possession and cultivation of marijuana. Germans will have access to legal recreational cannabis starting from...

Germany slams Trump’s NATO threat

The former US president stoked outrage by saying he would encourage Russia to attack NATO states that don’t “pay their bills”. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz...

EU commission chief hopes for ‘consensus’ with protesting farmers

The European Union must overcome the “polarization” stemming from agricultural disputes, Ursula von der Leyen has said. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has...

Germans told to prepare for another war with Russia

Moscow has previously dismissed claims that it plans to strike NATO as “complete nonsense”. Germany should be ready to respond to a possible Russian attack,...

AfD Leader calls for German ‘Dexit’ vote to break from EU

The Alternative for Germany party promotes direct voting on legislation and strict immigration controls. It was the subject of nationwide protests last week after some...

German chancellor booed at handball match

Olaf Scholz has the lowest approval ratings for a German leader in over two decades, according to recent polls. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz received a...

Watch: Thousands of tractors flood Berlin’s streets in massive farmer protest

More than 6,000 vehicles participated in a major rally in the German capital, police said. Thousands of tractors clogged the streets of Berlin on Monday...

Watch: German farmers block roads nationwide

Protesters have rallied against austerity measures that Berlin introduced last month. Farmers all over Germany are rallying for a week of protests against government austerity...

Franz Beckenbauer: German football legend dies aged 78

German football legend Franz Beckenbauer has passed away at the age of 78. Known as 'Der Kaiser', Beckenbauer was a formidable defender who played 582...

Huge anti-government protest in Germany, farmers and truckers block major roads

German farmers begin nationwide protests on Monday against proposed subsidy cuts, causing significant disruptions. Thousands of German farmers blocked major roads with tractors in nearly...

Farmers target German vice chancellor in subsidies protest

Budget cutbacks to the EU state’s agricultural sector have sparked fury. A group of German farmers angered by cost-saving plans impacting the country's agricultural sector...

Watch: Hundreds arrested in French and German New Year anarchy

Police in Berlin have detained nearly 400 people and seized Molotov cocktails. Police in France and Germany made hundreds of arrests over New Year’s Eve...

Era of cheap energy over – Germany’s grid agency boss

Electricity prices will be permanently high, Klaus Muller warns. Households in Germany will continue to struggle with high electricity and heating costs amid the cost-of-living...

Germany uses the weapon of climate change against its own people

Berlin has turned farmers into cash cows in the name of keeping green dreams alive. German farmers rolled into Berlin on their tractors last week...

German labour dispute set to escalate – media

The national train driver union threatens to protest with local farmers starting January 8 as labour talks break down. The Union of German Train Drivers...

Watch: Farmers block Berlin streets

Protesters fear the German government’s austerity measures will force farms to shut down. Farmers from across Germany descended on Berlin in tractors on Monday, protesting...

Right-wing German party secures ‘historic’ win

An AfD candidate has been elected as town mayor for the first time. The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has won a mayoral election...

German army would only last two days – MP

Aid to Ukraine has left the Bundeswehr under-equipped and unable to replenish supplies fast enough. The German armed forces have been left under-funded and under-equipped...

German spies issue warning over Russian pranksters – Bild

Intelligence officials in Berlin have reportedly accused Moscow of using impersonators to discredit Western governments. German officials have been warned to be on their guard...

Hamburg hostage crisis ‘over’ – police

Officers arrested an armed suspect and freed his child captive. Police have arrested an armed man who rammed his vehicle through a security gate at...

Gunman storms through gate at Hamburg airport – police, Updated

The transport hub has been shut down after a person reportedly fired a pistol in the air. An armed person drove a vehicle through a...

Lufthansa going green would use half of Germany’s electricity – Bloomberg

Less polluting synthetic kerosene is too energy intensive, according to the airline. Germany’s flagship airline Lufthansa has warned that it would need to consume half...

German FM labels Xi ‘a dictator’

The West must help Ukraine win its conflict against Russia to deter people like the Chinese leader, Annalena Baerbock has claimed. German Foreign Minister Annalena...

Germany needs more immigrants – chancellor

The country cannot “get by” without foreign workers, Olaf Scholz has said. Germany urgently needs to accelerate the inflow of skilled workers from outside the...

Germany will ‘never’ place troops in Ukraine – Scholz

The chancellor says it is his aim to prevent a war with Russia amid talk of long-range missile deliveries to Kiev. Germany will not get...

People trapped in cars as flooding hits southern Germany

Heavy rain also caused power and gas supply outages in parts of Nuremberg. Heavy rain paralyzed traffic in the German city of Nuremberg on Thursday,...

Berlin calls for more diplomatic efforts to end Ukraine conflict

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has welcomed the recent summit on Ukraine hosted by Saudi Arabia. The recent summit on Ukraine in Jeddah was a “very...

Germany tries to ban government parody account

Berlin directly petitioned Twitter to remove an account making fun of “feminist” Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock. The Germany Foreign Ministry pushed Twitter to temporarily ban...

FIFA WWC: South Korea 1 – 1 Germany

South Korea and Germany have drawn 1-1 in their FIFA Women's World Cup Group H match. https://youtu.be/NS9gxd9-TAU

FIFA WWC: Germany 1 – 2 Colombia

Colombia have beaten Germany 1-2 in their FIFA Women's World Cup Group H match. https://youtu.be/3RxDgQsDmOI

FIFA WWC: Germany 6 – 0 Morocco

Germany have beaten Morocco 6-0 in their FIFA Women's World Cup Group H match this evening. https://youtu.be/ENBGaY-CY1M

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