German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Germany to replace aging fleet of beleaguered government planes | News | DW

On Friday, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen announced that the Ministry of Defense will be replacing its aging long-range government planes. She said the first plane would...
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer gestures while speaking (Reuters/K. Pfaffenbach)

Angela Merkel bids farewell to Facebook | News | DW

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday announced she will be shutting down her Facebook page, attributing the decision to the fact she is no longer the Christian Democratic Union...
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Berlin and beyond: Teen smartphone addict | Germany| News and in-depth reporting from Berlin...

Usually when teachers send blanket mails to parents, it's to tell them to buy a book, attend a meeting or check for nits. I'm used to that kind...
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Brazil embassy in Berlin hit by vandal attack | News | DW

German authorities are looking for at least four suspects who vandalized Brazil's embassy in central Berlin early on Friday. The group threw red and black paint, eggs and other...
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Cancer beaten in ′10 to 20 years,′ says German health minister | News |...

German Health Minister Jens Spahn told German media on Friday that the believes cancer will be eradicated in the foreseeable future. "There is a good chance that we...
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With INF treaty at risk, Germans fear new arms race | Germany| News and...

A thin layer of snow covers a forest clearing near the city of Heilbronn, where people are out walking their dogs. Back in 1985, this area in southwestern...
Women may wear their hair long in the German armed forces

German court rules goth soldier must get a hair cut | News | DW

A German soldier lost a court case on Thursday over army regulations on hair length. The soldier, a member of Germany's Gothic scene who wants to wear his...
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German investor plans sausage museum at former Nazi concentration camp | News | DW

A private developer announced plans Wednesday to move the German Bratwurst Museum from its current location in Holzhausen to nearby Mühlhausen in Thuringia. The museum's website claimed: "After...
CDU party leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (Reuters/A. Schmidt)

Germany: Brandenburg approves law to get more women in Parliament | News | DW

Lawmakers in the eastern German state of Brandenburg passed a law on Thursday that seeks to boost the number of women in politics. The so-called "parity law" mandates...
Cars stand bumper to bumper on the roads near Aachen (picture-alliance/dpa/R. Roeger)

Snowfall causes traffic chaos in western Germany | News | DW

Commuters in western Germany were hit by traffic chaos Thursday as heavy snow caused delays and problems throughout the region. Planes were unable to land or take off...

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