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Germany investigates Wirecard's fraud case

Prosecutors are investigating one of the largest accounting fraud cases in the country's recent history after the online payment services company crumbled into insolvency last month, admitting that $2.2bn was missing.

Europe

German police dig through garden in Madeleine McCann probe

German prosecutors confirm local media reports that police investigators searched a garden plot in Hanover.

German police dig through garden in Madeleine McCann probe

Iraq

German woman kidnapped in Baghdad freed: Iraqi officials

Hella Mewis was kidnapped on Monday shortly after leaving her job at the Bait Tarkib collective in the Iraqi capital.

German woman kidnapped in Baghdad freed: Iraqi officials

AJ Impact

COVID-19 can travel 8 metres at cold meat plants with stale air

German slaughterhouse study has given insight into how meat plants turned into hot spots for infections.

COVID-19 can travel 8 metres at cold meat plants with stale air

Europe

Ex-Nazi camp guard handed suspended sentence over WWII atrocities

Bruno Dey is convicted for his role in the killing of 5,230 people when he was a teenaged guard at a concentration camp.

Ex-Nazi camp guard handed suspended sentence over WWII atrocities

AJ Impact

Wirecard's former CEO back in custody as 2 other execs arrested

Wirecard went swiftly bust last month in an accounting scandal that is drawing comparisons with the collapse of Enron.

Wirecard's former CEO back in custody as 2 other execs arrested

Europe

EU recovery fund: Germany abandons years of thrift for deal

The Macron-Merkel plan is unpopular in some conservative circles in Germany.

Europe

Germany puts Halle synagogue attack suspect on trial

The 28-year-old man faces life in prison for shooting two people dead in October after failing to storm a synagogue.

Germany puts Halle synagogue attack suspect on trial

NATO

German states appeal to US Congress not to withdraw troops

Trump has said he will cut the number of US troops in Germany by 9,500, citing NATO members not meeting funding pledges.

German states appeal to US Congress not to withdraw troops

AJ IMPACT

EU summit: Merkel warns of no deal on coronavirus recovery fund

Talks on rescue package could fail, says German Chancellor as bickering leaders meet for a third day.

EU summit: Merkel warns of no deal on coronavirus recovery fund

AJ Impact

Despite COVID-19, EU leaders gather to divvy up $2.1 trillion

In perhaps the first major meeting of leaders since the outbreak hit, the stakes were too high not to meet face-to-face.

Despite COVID-19, EU leaders gather to divvy up $2.1 trillion

Media

Turkey court sentences German-Turkish journalist Yucel to jail

Deniz Yucel sentenced in absentia to jail for two years and nine months for terrorism propaganda, lawyer says.

Turkey court sentences German-Turkish journalist Yucel to jail

Europe

Police in Germany hunt for armed homeless man in Black Forest

Several dozen officers and helicopters search for a man armed with a bow and arrow among other weapons.

Police in Germany hunt for armed homeless man in Black Forest

Europe

Merkel presents EU council presidency plans, calls for more unity

Germany's chancellor appeals for unity and solidarity within the EU to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

Merkel presents EU council presidency plans, calls for more unity

AJ Impact

As Wirecard investigation widens, head of Dubai unit arrested

Arrest by German prosectors is latest in widening, multibillion-dollar fraud probe after Wirecard went bust.

As Wirecard investigation widens, head of Dubai unit arrested