Hugo Boss reaches out to China

BERLIN, March 31 (UPI) -- China may soon be making men's suits for the German fashion house Hugo Boss, the Deutsche Welle reported Thursday.

German program re-creates faces quickly

BONN, Germany, March 30 (UPI) -- German scientists say they have developed a computer process to help in the rapid identification of bodies.

German firm fires pregnant Klum

BERLIN, March 28 (UPI) -- German mail order firm Otto cancelled supermodel Heidi Klum's contract after she announced her pregnancy, Deutsche Welle reported Monday.

Berlin considers ethics class for schools

BERLIN, March 26 (UPI) -- Students in Berlin may soon be able to choose between periods of religious education and a class that covers ethics, religion, philosophy and life choices.

DNA to help find doggydoo culprits

DRESDEN, Germany, March 25 (UPI) -- Officials in Dresden, Germany, are going to resort to DNA testing to try to solve their doggy doo dilemma.

Berlin OKs Jehovah Witnesses' legal status

BERLIN, March 25 (UPI) -- It took 15 years, but the Jehovah's Witnesses have finally gained the same legal status in Berlin as Roman Catholic and Protestant churches. An administrative court in Berlin granted the religious group the right to collect taxes, establish charitable org

German dentists move to Scandinavia

BERLIN, March 25 (UPI) -- Germany's rising jobless rate is driving its dentists to Scandinavia, where demand for their services is rising, Deutsche Welle reported Friday.

Wider teaching about German Jewry urged

BERLIN, March 24 (UPI) -- German history experts say the country's schools should go beyond the Holocaust to let children learn about the rich heritage of German Jewry.

Germans sue for cleaner air

BERLIN, March 23 (UPI) -- Three German citizens have filed suits against the city of Berlin for failing to implement European Union clean air laws, Deutsche Welle reported Wednesday.

Deutsche Bourse to buy back its shares

FRANKFURT, Germany, March 23 (UPI) -- German stock exchange operator Deutsche Bourse will buy back shares to boost its price and, it hopes, regain the favor of owners.

German court rules on published photos

KARLSRUHE, Germany, March 22 (UPI) -- German's highest court ruled Tuesday that photographs of people cannot be manipulated in such a way that the changes cannot be clearly seen.

Author claims Hitler tested A-bomb

BERLIN, March 15 (UPI) -- A Berlin historian claims in a new book Nazi Germany had a functioning nuclear reactor near Berlin and was testing weapons, Deutsche Welle said Tuesday.

Germany's Eurex investigates Citigroup

FRANKFURT, Germany, March 7 (UPI) -- Citigroup might face disciplinary action by the Eurex market exchange, the Deutsche Welle reported Monday.

Iran urged to release bloggers

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- An international media advocacy group urged Iran Thursday to release two Web-based journalists arrested for demanding freedom of speech.

Doha countdown

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- For over a year now, world leaders have put the Doha Development Agenda back on schedule, after several years of standstill. However, the challenges on remainin
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Germany unemployment reaches 5 million

BERLIN, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Germany's Federal Labor Office announced Wednesday that more than 5 million people were unemployed, the Deutsche Welle reported.

German politicans bought off by automakers

BERLIN, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A German environmental group accused 100 politicians of being paid off by automakers, Deutsche-Welle reported Thursday.

German inflation highest in years

BERLIN, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- German inflation rose to an average 1.6 percent in 2004, the highest level over the last three years, Deutsche Welle reported Wednesday.

TB rages in Kyrgyzstan's prisons

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- An epidemic of tuberculosis is raging in Kyrgyzstan's prisons, a German broadcaster reported Tuesday.

Deutsche Bourse HQ may move to London

BERLIN, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- German stock market operator Deutsche Bourse may be transferring its headquarters to London, the Deutsche Welle reported Friday.

Germany aid might break record

BERLIN, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Germany reportedly is prepared to increase its monetary aid to tsunami victims to $664 million (500 million euros) which could set a record.

Germany proposes partnership with S. Asia

BERLIN, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder announced Tuesday plans to extend the country's financial and humanitarian aid to a bilateral "partnership" in South Asia.

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Group says St. Nick more cool than Santa

FRANKFURT, Germany, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A Catholic group in Germany wants to give Santa Claus a ticket home to the United States and re-embrace 4th-century St. Nicolas for Christmas.

German news soon available in Klingon

BERLIN, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A German news service that offers news in 30 languages will add reports on its Web site in the Star Trek-based Klingon tongue, The Independent said.
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