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German prisoner vaults fence to freedom

A Serbian man jailed for robbery with violence in Germany has vaulted to freedom over a five-metre prison wall, a spokeswoman for the prison in western city of Bochum says. The 42-year-old man, who worked…


German finger wresting pulls a crowd in Bavaria

Image copyright EPA Men in traditional Bavarian costume squared off across tables for one of the world’s more unusual competitions – German finger wrestling (Fingerhakeln). Competitors, who are matched in weight and age, sit opposite…





Climate change: German MPs want higher meat tax

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Higher VAT would most likely reduce German shoppers’ meat purchases Green and Social Democrat (SPD) politicians in Germany say the 7% sales tax (VAT) rate on meat should be…