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Alpine Tourists Rescued From Stranded Cable Car

Posted August 13th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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German rescue crews have freed 20 tourists who were trapped in a cable car suspended 100 meters above the ground in the Bavarian Alps. Helicopters lifted the tourists, including children and the elderly, to safety early Saturday, after they spent the night inside the gondola, which is only about 12 square meters in size. Authorities […]

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German-Turkish Citizen On Trial In Germany Bomb Plot

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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A German-Turkish citizen has been charged with planning an explosives attack on U.S. installations in Germany and attempting to recruit al-Qaida supporters through the Internet. The 26-year-old man, who is identified only as Adnan V., was in a Frankfurt court Friday for the opening day of his trial. Prosecutor Michael Bruns says the suspect plotted […]

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Germany Urges Serbia and Kosovo to Resolve Border Dispute

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Germany’s foreign minister has urged Serbia and Kosovo to quickly resolve their border dispute, saying that Serbia will not be allowed to ethnically partition Kosovo. After meeting with Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci Thursday in Pristina, Guido Westerwelle said dialogue between the two sides is necessary, and he urged them to overcome ethnic tensions heightened […]

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Germany, Switzerland Reach Agreement in Tax Dispute

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Germany has announced an agreement with Switzerland to resolve a long-running dispute over tax evasion. The deal means that Swiss banks will pay the German government $2.7 billion to help cover the tax debt of Germans who have hidden their money in Swiss bank accounts. The deal also gives Germans with previously undisclosed Swiss accounts […]

Thailand Posts Bond for Crown Prince’s Plane

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Germany has released a plane belonging to Thailand’s crown prince that was seized as surety for an outstanding Thai government debt. A court official confirmed the release of Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn’s Boeing 737 jet, saying the Thai government had paid the court-ordered bond. The plane was impounded at the Munich airport on July 12 in […]

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German Air Traffic Controller Strike Averted

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 10:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The German air traffic controllers’ union has called off a strike scheduled to begin Tuesday morning. The union called off the strike after the air traffic authority said it was ready for mediation to resolve the pay dispute. Germany’s Lufthansa airline announced it is expecting a normal operation schedule Tuesday due to the strike being […]

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German Court Blocks Air Traffic Controllers’ Strike

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A Frankfurt court has issued an injunction blocking Germany’s air traffic controllers from holding a six-hour strike on Thursday. The labor court handed down its decision Wednesday, but the air traffic controllers’ union can appeal the ruling to a higher court. The strike, which was announced Tuesday, was scheduled to take place Thursday between 6 […]

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German Air Traffic Controllers Threaten Strike

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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German air traffic controllers say they will hold a six-hour strike on Thursday in support of their demands for better pay. The air traffic controllers’ union Tuesday announced its members voted overwhelmingly to strike, with more than 95 percent of its 5,000 members voting in favor of the walkout. The union says it sees no […]

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Germany Returns Ancient Sphinx to Turkey

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Germany has returned an ancient sphinx to Turkey, ending years of squabbling over the valuable sculpture. Turkish officials say the 3,500-year-old figure of a lion’s body with a human head will be returned to its home in Hattusha in Turkish Anatolia after nearly a century-long absence. The sphinx was unearthed by German archeologists in the […]

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Poland Receives Stolen World War Two Painting

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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A painting by prominent 19th-century Polish artist Aleksander Gierymski that went missing during World War Two has been returned to Poland. The painting, Jewish Woman Selling Oranges, was taken from the National Museum in Warsaw during the final months of the war. But the oil-on-canvas painting re-surfaced last November when it was among items put […]

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