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Germany approves partial burqa ban

The draft law stipulates that public servants will be forbidden from wearing the full-face veil while performing their duties.

The draft law stipulates that public servants will be forbidden from wearing the full-face veil while performing their duties.

Sport

Maria Sharapova wins comeback match

Former world number one Maria Sharapova beat Italian Roberta Vinci in straight sets in the first round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix

Former world number one Maria Sharapova beat Italian Roberta Vinci in straight sets in the first round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix

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Netanyahu refuses to meet German minister in diplomatic spat

Amid tension between Israel and Germany over Berlin’s criticism of settlement building in the West Bank, there is a new diplomatic flare-up.

Amid tension between Israel and Germany over Berlin’s criticism of settlement building in the West Bank, there is a new diplomatic flare-up.

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German politician loses appeal against jail term for 'Holocaust' tattoo

A far-right German politician has lost a court appeal against an eight-month prison sentence for displaying a Nazi-style tattoo at a public swimming pool.

A far-right German politician has lost a court appeal against an eight-month prison sentence for displaying a Nazi-style tattoo at a public swimming pool.

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German foreign minister meets Kurdistan leaders in Iraq

Germany’s Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has expressed support for Iraq’s Kurds during a trip to Erbil in the north-east of the country.

Germany’s Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has expressed support for Iraq’s Kurds during a trip to Erbil in the north-east of the country.

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Germany: anti-immigration AfD Party leader to step down

Frauke Petry, the leader of Germany’s anti-immigration AfD, says she does not want to lead the party’s election campaign.

Frauke Petry, the leader of Germany’s anti-immigration AfD, says she does not want to lead the party’s election campaign.

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Easter snow in Germany

Winter seemed reluctant to leave parts of Germany which received heavy snowfall on Easter Monday.

Winter seemed reluctant to leave parts of Germany which received heavy snowfall on Easter Monday.

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Borussia Dortmund angry at UEFA after bus bomb attack

Borussia Dortmund's coach says his team are upset that they ended up playing against Monaco - a game they lost - only a day after their bus was attacked.

Borussia Dortmund's coach says his team are upset that they ended up playing against Monaco - a game they lost - only a day after their bus was attacked.

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Football fans unite in Dortmund

Whatever the eventual outcome of the Champions League match between Borussia Dortmund and Monaco, it was the spirit of solidarity which won the day.

Whatever the eventual outcome of the Champions League match between Borussia Dortmund and Monaco, it was the spirit of solidarity which won the day.

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Dortmund attack: one held, two houses searched

German investigators are reportedly looking into the possible involvement of Islamist militants in the blasts that went off near the bus carrying players from football club Borussia Dortmund.

German investigators are reportedly looking into the possible involvement of Islamist militants in the blasts that went off near the bus carrying players from football club Borussia Dortmund.

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German police consider radical Islamic link for Borussia Dortmund bus attack

A German police investigation into who carried out the bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund football team’s bus is reportedly focusing on both Islamic extremists and anti-fascist…

A German police investigation into who carried out the bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund football team’s bus is reportedly focusing on both Islamic extremists and anti-fascist…

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Dortmund fans offer beds to stranded Monaco supporters

After thousands of AS Monaco supporters found themselves stranded in Dortmund following the postponement of their Champions League match, Twitter users came to the…

After thousands of AS Monaco supporters found themselves stranded in Dortmund following the postponement of their Champions League match, Twitter users came to the…

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German police keep open mind over Dortmund Borussia bus blasts

German police remain unclear as to who was behind what they’ve called a “serious explosives attack” on the team bus of Borussia Dortmund football team.

German police remain unclear as to who was behind what they’ve called a “serious explosives attack” on the team bus of Borussia Dortmund football team.

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Borussia Dortmund team bus involved in explosion

The club's Champions League match with Monaco has been postponed after three blasts near the team bus on the way to the stadium in Germany.

The club's Champions League match with Monaco has been postponed after three blasts near the team bus on the way to the stadium in Germany.

Business

German drugmaker Stada agrees takeover

A lengthy takeover process ends with German generic drugmaker Stada agreeing to be bought by investment groups Bain Capital and Cinven.

A lengthy takeover process ends with German generic drugmaker Stada agreeing to be bought by investment groups Bain Capital and Cinven.

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Germany army launches new cyber command

2017 is election year in Germany, and hacker attacks like those alleged to have taken place during the US elections in 2016, are feared.

2017 is election year in Germany, and hacker attacks like those alleged to have taken place during the US elections in 2016, are feared.

Business

ECB boss Draghi squashes rate rise speculation

The head of the European Central Bank has moved to end speculation that the ECB will be raisng interest rates sooner rather than later.

The head of the European Central Bank has moved to end speculation that the ECB will be raisng interest rates sooner rather than later.

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Germany to outlaw child marriages

The draft law, which still needs parliamentary approval, aims to protect girls who were married abroad and sought asylum in the country.

The draft law, which still needs parliamentary approval, aims to protect girls who were married abroad and sought asylum in the country.

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German economy minister seeks Opel jobs pledge from Peugeot Citroen

French carmaker Peugeot Citroen is in the process of buying German rival Opel, but fears over job losses in Germany mean Peugeot's boss has been asked for guarantees none will go.

French carmaker Peugeot Citroen is in the process of buying German rival Opel, but fears over job losses in Germany mean Peugeot's boss has been asked for guarantees none will go.

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Germany threatens tech firms with €50m fines for hate speech

German ministers have approved a draft law aimed at tackling the growing problem of cyber hate and false information of a criminal nature on the web.

German ministers have approved a draft law aimed at tackling the growing problem of cyber hate and false information of a criminal nature on the web.