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Germans and drugs: marijuana use grows among teenagers:

August 18th, 2017

A "cannabis lobby" is pushing for marijuana to be legalized in Germany, according to a German lawmaker who presented the annual report on drugs. The conservative Marlene Mortler urged more help for children of addicts.


Attacks on German Muslims 'becoming more violent':

August 18th, 2017

The number of people being injured in Islamophobic attacks in Germany has increased this year, new government figures have shown. But very few anti-Muslim hate crimes are successfully prosecuted.


Berlin and beyond: Zootopia to zoomania:

August 18th, 2017

Berliners may be gruff, but as Tamsin Walker found out at one of the oldest zoos in the world, the city's affection for its bears, be they polar or panda, is as real as it is historic. And that is not all she discovered.


Berlin crayfish panic as Tiergarten overrun with red crustaceans:

August 17th, 2017

A wildlife group has been receiving daily calls from people reporting marauding crustaceans in Berlin's Tiergarten. The invasive species are often seen scuttling outside the Spanish Embassy.


Diluted cancer medication scandal spreads through Germany:

August 17th, 2017

German activists have demanded tougher controls after thousands of patients reportedly received diluted cancer medications. Reports suggest the scandal can be traced to a single pharmacist acting out of financial gain.


AfD's Frauke Petry falls from favor ahead of Bundestag vote:

August 17th, 2017

Frauke Petry, the face of the nationalist Alternative for Germany, has suffered a blow to her political career weeks before the Bundestag elections. Even her AfD colleagues have dropped her as prosecutors ready charges.


Political hold muzak: An easy-listening CDU, an ambient SPD:

August 17th, 2017

People's taste in music speaks volumes about who they are, so what do political parties' telephone tunes say? DW's Jefferson Chase called the headquarters of Germany's major parties to find out.


Far-right extremism probe into elite German army unit opens:

August 17th, 2017

State prosecutors in the city of Tübingen have begun investigating whether right-wing activities took place at a farewell party for special forces in the Bundeswehr. It is the latest scandal to rock the German army.


Black swan finds partner via lonely hearts ad in Bavaria:

August 17th, 2017

A female black swan, living at the Bavarian Rosenau Palace, has found a new companion after her previous mate was likely eaten by a fox. The caretakers had placed a lonely hearts ad on behalf of the bird.


German state set to lift immunity for right-wing AfD leader Frauke Petry:

August 17th, 2017

A committee in Saxony has unanimously recommended that AfD co-chair Frauke Petry's immunity be lifted due to suspected perjury. The nationalist lawmaker is suspected of lying under oath about campaign finance in 2014.


Spandau neo-Nazi rally to go ahead, authorities say:

August 16th, 2017

Neo-Nazi conspiracy theorists have been given the go-ahead for a rally marking the death of Rudolf Hess. They believe Hess was murdered by British spies.


Angela Merkel takes to YouTube to woo young voters:

August 16th, 2017

The chancellor spent an hour on Wednesday answering questions from four social-media stars. DW watched the event with three first-time German voters. So, did the chancellor make the grade when talking to young people?


Hamburg ranked most livable city in Germany by Economist:

August 16th, 2017

Just one German city made it to the top 10 in the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Report. The city scored a perfect score for its health care and its infrastructure.


AfD top candidate Alexander Gauland: Close Germany's borders:

August 16th, 2017

Alexander Gauland, the top candidate for the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany, has told DW there should be a clear path for repatriating migrants. Accepting refugees is not in Germany's interest, he said.


Germany's national anthem: A song with a tricky past:

August 16th, 2017

Want to impress with your German skills when singing the national anthem? Better read on then. Messing up the "Lied der Deutschen" is easier than you think.


The AfD's Alexander Gauland: from conservative to nationalist:

August 16th, 2017

Alexander Gauland is one of two candidates leading the far-right, nationalist AfD into Germany's federal election this September - and he's known for his controversial, headline-grabbing statements.


German minister threatens mandatory quota to push women execs:

August 16th, 2017

Big German companies need to put more women on their executive boards, said Germany's Women's Affairs Minister Katarina Barley. The official threatened legal measures if the firms fail to fix the problem within the year.


AfD populists milk anti-refugee anger in German region with few asylum seekers:

August 16th, 2017

Support for the anti-immigration AfD has been eroding, but not in eastern Germany. The right-wing populists remain a force in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, which has fewer refugees than any other state. How can that be?


Ryanair lodges complaint over Air Berlin bankruptcy:

August 16th, 2017

Irish carrier Ryanair has filed complaints with German and EU competition agencies over Air Berlin's bankruptcy. They have accused the German government of helping prepare a Lufthansa takeover, violating anti-trust laws.


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