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Images from the scene of Cologne hostage-taking

German police said Monday that they had subdued and detained a man who took a woman hostage in a pharmacy in Cologne’s central train station. IMAGES from the scene

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Germany: voters go to polls in Bavaria state election

Polling stations in the southern German state of Bavaria open for a state election in which Angela Merkel’s arch-conservative Bavarian allies are bracing for heavy electoral losses that could trigger shockwaves in Berlin. IMAGES

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The idyllic German village home to 1,000 Chinese

A former US army base in a small German village has become the unlikely home of hundreds of Chinese families, drawn to its reputation as a hub for Chinese entrepreneurs. The project is the brainchild of German businessman Andreas Scholz and his Chinese wife.

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Angela Merkel visits Yad Vashem holocaust museum

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem and speaks of her country’s “everlasting responsiblity” to remember the tragedy and oppose anti-Semitism.

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Berlin protests against Erdogan’s visit to Germany

Several hundred demonstrators gather in Berlin to protest against the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Germany. Erdogan is on a state visit to the top EU economy, home to three million people of Turkish descent, in what German media have described as a charm offensive.