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Refugees in Germany: Fewer family reunifications than expected, says study:

October 20th, 2017

A study has found that the number of refugees whose loved ones may join them in Germany is much lower than government estimates. The figures potentially remove an obstacle for Chancellor Angela Merkel in coalition talks.


Bonn rapist gets 11-year prison sentence after attack in Siegaue nature area:

October 19th, 2017

A court in western Germany has sentenced a man to 11 and a half years in jail for raping a student who was camping in a wilderness area with her boyfriend. The judge said the young couple had “feared for their lives.”


Haribo gummy bear ingredients made by modern slaves, documentary shows:

October 19th, 2017

Much-loved German confectioner Haribo has come under intense criticism after a documentary discovered cruel conditions in the manufacture of a key ingredient in Brazil. Pigs also suffer in the making of gelatin.


Germany's domestic intelligence agency warns of 'IS' sympathizers:

October 19th, 2017

Germany’s domestic intelligence agency says 'IS' sympathizers returning to the country could pose a security risk. The agency's head also warned of the increasing threat of cyberwarfare.


Archaeology fossil teeth discovery in Germany could re-write human history:

October 19th, 2017

A 9.7-million-year-old discovery has left a team of German scientists scratching their heads. The teeth seem to belong to a species only known to have appeared in Africa several million years later.


Right-wing AfD Bundestag parliamentarian convicted of football hooliganism:

October 19th, 2017

Sebastian Münzenmaier has received a suspended sentence for being an accessory to violence carried out by fans of second-division club Kaiserslautern. But he'll still be able to take up his seat in a parliament.


Dear Germany: 'Peace and security are not everything':

October 19th, 2017

How do refugee journalists view their new lives in Germany? In the DW video series "Dear Germany," Moses Ebokorait asks for better economic policies, so that refugees can build a career.


Steinmeier calls on RAF terrorists to break silence 40 years after German Autumn:

October 18th, 2017

German President Steinmeier has presided over events marking the national crisis sparked by the RAF in 1977, saying many questions remain unanswered. But the terrorists are not the only ones still keeping secrets.


Merkel ally resigns as Saxony premier after AfD poll surge:

October 18th, 2017

The Christian Democrat premier of Saxony, Stanislaw Tillich, has resigned after an embarrassing showing by his party in last month's general election. The party came second to the far-right Alternative for Germany.


Magnet fishers discover 45 open safes in German canal:

October 18th, 2017

Police called in divers after people fishing with magnets discovered a series of safes submerged in a canal. Documents inside will hopefully reveal the origins of the safes.


Germany to stop training Kurdish peshmerga fighters in Iraq:

October 18th, 2017

Germany will temporarily stop training Kurdish peshmerga forces in Iraq in the wake of the conflict between Baghdad and the Kurds. Germany has been a major partner of the peshmerga, providing them weapons and training.


Opinion: Angela Merkel's Jamaica coalition is right for Germany:

October 18th, 2017

The people wanted something new and that's what they'll get. Currently being negotiated in Berlin, the next government would take the country into uncharted waters. And that's a good thing, says DW's Jefferson Chase.


Espionage case begins for Swiss bank spy accused of targeting tax fraud investigators in Frankfurt, Germany:

October 18th, 2017

Switzerland allegedly sent one of its spies to Germany to find out who kept leaking secret banking data to tax authorities. He spent four years digging into tax investigators and planting a mole before he was caught.


German police launch massive crackdown on Hells Angels group:

October 18th, 2017

Hundreds of police officers have moved to raid apartments and seize property of a Hells Angels' charter in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The Concrete City biker club is said to include "proven criminals."


Dear Germany: You give us no real chance:

October 18th, 2017

How do refugee journalists view their new lives in Germany? In the DW video series "Dear Germany," a journalist from Pakistan tells how his life has been put on hold.


Angela Merkel's coalition talks for next German government: what you need to know:

October 18th, 2017

Chancellor Merkel faces a historic task in forging a "Jamaica coalition" of the conservatives, Free Democrats and Greens. The parties have a long way to go to bridge their differences, and have no option but to succeed.


Finance chief Wolfgang Schäuble set to wield authority as parliamentary president:

October 17th, 2017

Wolfgang Schäuble is probably the most influential German politician never to have been chancellor. Now he faces new challenges as president of a German parliament that includes the far-right AfD.


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