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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 anti-immigrant AfD party moves more to the right

The nationalist, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party has voted for a new campaign leadership ahead of elections in September.

The nationalist, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party has voted for a new campaign leadership ahead of elections in September.

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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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German President Steinmeier favours ending Internet anonymity

German President Steinmeier says he would favour an initiative to end anonymous commenting on the Internet to promote democracy and curb hate speech.

German President Steinmeier says he would favour an initiative to end anonymous commenting on the Internet to promote democracy and curb hate speech.

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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 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.

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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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Documenta 14 set to open outside Germany for first time

It's the first time Documenta will open outside Germany. Athens is preparing to host the 14th edition of the modern art exhibition.

It's the first time Documenta will open outside Germany. Athens is preparing to host the 14th edition of the modern art exhibition.

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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.

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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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100 years ago, US entered World War I

This Thursday marks the 100th anniversary when the US formally entered World War One.

This Thursday marks the 100th anniversary when the US formally entered World War One.

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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.

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Germany stands-up for EU 'precious legacy'

In the face of rising populism and nationalism, Germany’s newly-elected Federal President has delivered a message of defiance in the European Parliament.

In the face of rising populism and nationalism, Germany’s newly-elected Federal President has delivered a message of defiance in the European Parliament.

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Belgium's German-speaking region gets a new name

A small German-speaking corner of Belgium has given itself a new name, stirring controversy across a country where names and language are tools of political warfare, and stoking fears that the long-de

A small German-speaking corner of Belgium has given itself a new name, stirring controversy across a country where names and language are tools of political warfare, and stoking fears that the long-de