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Migrants at risk of drug-resistant TB in Europe

24 March 2017 | 0 comments

In the late 19th century, an estimated one in seven Europeans was dying of tuberculosis, then known as 'consumption' for its slow, remorseless wasting of the human body.

Patients take flight as medical tourism booms

17 March 2017 | 0 comments

Medical tourism has grown into a healthy travel sector as people shop beyond their borders for everything from dental work to plastic surgery, say experts at Berlin's ITB travel fair.

Greek militants claim parcel bomb sent to German ministry

16 March 2017 | 0 comments

A Greek far-left group on Thursday claimed it sent a parcel bomb to the German finance ministry, over six years after waging a similar campaign against European officials."We claim responsibility for...

Self-proclaimed 'King of Germany' jailed for fraud

15 March 2017 | 0 comments

A German court on Wednesday sentenced Peter Fitzek, the self-declared "King of Germany", to jail for setting up an illegal bank and embezzling up 1.3 million euros of deposits.Fitzek had installed his...

German state bans foreign officials' rallies amid Turkey row

14 March 2017 | 0 comments

A German state said Tuesday it would ban foreign officials from holding election rallies on its soil amid a raging dispute with Turkey over campaigning for a pivotal referendum."After the recent debate...

Erdogan accuses Merkel of 'supporting terrorists'

13 March 2017 | 0 comments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused German Chancellor Angela Merkel of "supporting terrorists", in a spiralling row with EU states after the blocking of poll rallies by ministers."Mrs...

Union extends strikes that shuts Berlin airports

13 March 2017 | 0 comments

Workers at two airports in Berlin on Monday said they would extend a walkout over pay that has grounded almost all flights out of the German capital.Service workers' union Verdi on Sunday said it would...

Prudent Merkel meets unpredictable Trump amid tense ties

12 March 2017 | 0 comments

Europe's most powerful leader, Angela Merkel, meets for the first time next week America's flamboyant President Donald Trump whose arrival in the White House has sent shockwaves across the Atlantic.While...

Axeman wounds 9 in German train station rampage

10 March 2017 | 0 comments

German police said Friday an axe-wielding attacker who wounded nine people in a bloody rampage at a railway station was mentally ill and may have hoped police would shoot him dead.The 36-year-old Kosovan...

8,000 evacuated in German city after WWII bomb found

9 March 2017 | 0 comments

Some 8,000 people were evacuated Thursday from homes, shops and offices in the western German city of Duesseldorf after an unexploded World War II bomb was uncovered, local authorities said.The 250-kilogramme...

German kidnappers take secret of missing millions to grave

8 March 2017 | 0 comments

The two men behind one of Germany's most high-profile kidnappings have both died, taking to the grave the question of what happened to missing millions in ransom money.

Switzerland rated world's best country in US poll

7 March 2017 | 0 comments

Switzerland is the best country in the world based on its attitude towards education, democracy, business and quality of life, according to an American poll, followed by Canada, UK and Germany.

German opera singer Kurt Moll dies at 78

7 March 2017 | 0 comments

German opera singer Kurt Moll, whose deep bass voice and interpretations of Mozart, Wagner and Strauss won him admirers worldwide, has died aged 78, the Bavarian State Opera announced.Moll died on Sunday...

Berliners in mourning as polar bear cub Fritz dies

7 March 2017 | 0 comments

Berliners were distraught Tuesday as Fritz, the German capital's four-month-old cuddly polar bear cub, died after suffering from liver inflammation.The uber-cute Fritz was seen as a successor to Knut,...

EU court says states can deny visas to refugees

7 March 2017 | 0 comments

The EU's top court ruled Tuesday that states can deny short-term humanitarian visas to people trying to enter to claim asylum, in a case of a Syrian family trying to come to Belgium.The decision by the...



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