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It's ugly: Germany arms Saudi Arabia

Media reports left two aspects unmentioned. The tank manufacturers profiting most from the deal, Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann and Rheinmetall, have always been generous in political donations. The other aspect is historical.

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Controversy over Israel and anti-Semitism embroils German left

Heated debate that had been tearing at Germany's Left Party seems to have abated after June 28, when its Bundestag members modified a controversial position on Israel.

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E. coli outbreak poisons Europe

There are now 1,733 people in Germany affected by a dangerous e. coli outbreak, affecting both the economy and workers across Europe.

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Winners and losers in Bremen elections

Today in Bremen, most shipyards are a thing of the past and it is struggling to climb out of its heavy debt as a container port.

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Libya and Japan grab Germany’s attention

Elections in an East German state were largely overshadowed by the news from Japan and, far more, from Libya.

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World notes: Germany, Niger, Afghanistan - and more

International news about Germany, Niger, Afghanistan, India, Ecuador and Cuba.

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German scandal fells a mighty baron

German Defense Minister and right-wing rising star Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg had to step down when it turned out he plagiarized a chunk of his dissertation.

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Drama in Hamburg: Germans vote amid political turmoil

BERLIN - In Hamburg the Christian Democrats (CDU), Angela Merkel's party, just took their worst beating in sixteen years.

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Amid political turmoil, Germans rally against neo-Nazis in Dresden

On Feb. 19 over 250 anti-Nazi buses rolled toward Dresden from all over Germany, with some from neighboring countries as well.

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Flip-flops and elections in Germany

Germany's ruling parties are flip-flopping on everything from Egypt to unemployment as a series of elections approaches.

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