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- Cop faces charges for punching woman German state prosecutors filed on Wednesday charges against a policeman who punched a woman in the face, breaking her nose and eye socket while she was at a Munich police station in January.
- Police raid suspected leftist extremists Police on Wednesday carried out raids across several German states at more than 20 properties, which they believe are connected to a network of leftist extremists responsible for carrying out attacks over more than a decade.
- NSU known as neo-Nazi 'terror cell' before killings German intelligence services had identified neo-Nazi gang the National Socialist Underground (NSU) as a "terror cell" months before members killed their first victim in 2000, a secret document condemning the state's inaction has revealed.
- 'I hate Wagner but I hate him on my knees' Germany is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Richard Wagner on Wednesday. Probably the country's most revered and reviled composer, the man considered an anti-Semitic musical genius is The Local's German of the Week.
- Rösler wants dual citizenship for IT talent German Economy Minister Philipp Rösler appealed to top US university students this week to consider Germany as the place to start their IT careers and called for tech entrepreneurs to be offered dual citizenship.
- Social Democrats seek revival on 150th b-day Germany's Social Democrats, trailing behind the conservatives in the polls just months ahead of the elections, are looking to relaunch themselves as they celebrate their 150th anniversary later this week.
- New in German cinemas: 'Fast & Furious 6' Find movies playing in English in Germany with The Local's cinema guide.
- Germans bathe easy in clear waters German outdoor swimming spots are cleaner than ever, results from a European Commission survey showed on Tuesday. On the whole, the EU's water quality has, it said, significantly improved.
- Spain and Germany fight youth employment Germany has agreed to provide vocational training and jobs for young Spaniards starved of opportunities in their crisis-hit home country.
- Justin Bieber's monkey becomes 'German' Justin Bieber's pet monkey, which was seized by German customs in March, officially became German property this week after the Canadian pop star failed to claim the animal, officials said.
- First bison born in wild 'for centuries' A wild bison has been born in Germany for the first time in centuries. The lead female of a herd released from captivity in April gave birth to the calf on May 5th, it was revealed on Tuesday.
- Germany's collective blame phobia The Germans have a particular phobia - they live in constant fear of being blamed for something. A commentary by Der Tagesspiegel's Malte Lehming.
- Car boss asks Merkel to rethink CO2 pledge The president of the German Automobile Association (VDA) has written to Angela Merkel, asking her to retract her pledge to significantly reduce CO2 car emissions by 2025, it was reported on Tuesday.
- Conservatives demand East German symbol ban Germany's Christian Democrats (CDU) called on Tuesday for symbols associated with the totalitarian socialist regime of former East Germany to be banned, in the same way that it is illegal to display Nazi memorabilia.
- States to toughen laws on drunken cycling German state interior ministers are hashing out a plan to lower the amount of alcohol cyclists can legally consume before getting on their bikes. The measures come as figures show one in 10 bike accidents are the result of drunk riders.
Geändert: 10.12.2010 19:40 Uhr