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Report: German Collector Hid Art Out of ‘Love’

The recluse German collector who kept a priceless trove of art, possibly including works stolen by the Nazis, hidden for half a century says he did so because he “loved” them and that he wants them back. Cornelius Gurlitt told …

German Police Find No Evidence of Arson in Fatal Fire

German investigators say there is no evidence to indicate arson in a weekend fire that killed a woman of Turkish background and seven of her children in a building that also housed a German-Turkish cultural association. Ralf Michelfelder told reporters …

Germany: Fire at Apartment Building Kills 8

An early-morning fire Sunday at an apartment building in southwestern Germany left eight people dead, seven of them children, police said. Three other people were injured in the fire in Backnang, a town near Stuttgart, and taken to hospitals. Police …

Germany: Tighter Controls Needed on Meat Products

German officials on Monday vowed tighter controls on meat products and stronger penalties for companies that violate food-labeling rules as more items marketed as “all beef” were pulled from supermarket shelves after testing positive for horse meat. Consumer Protection Minister …

Germany: Robbers Dig 100-Foot Tunnel to Raid Bank

German police say robbers dug a 30-meter (100-foot) tunnel into the safe deposit room of a Berlin bank and escaped with their haul, setting a fire as they left to cover their tracks. Berlin police spokesman Thomas Neuendorf says the …

Fire at German Workshop for Disabled Kills 14

Fourteen people were killed and eight injured Monday when a fire broke out at a workshop for disabled people in Germany’s Black Forest region, authorities said. Scores had to be rescued from the building as it quickly filled with smoke. …

AIR Worldwide Launches Inland Flood Model for Germany

AIR Worldwide (AIR), a catastrophe risk modeling firm, released an inland flood model for Germany that determines the likelihood of flood losses from all types of storms. The model provides insurers and reinsurers with a tool for managing inland flood …

2 Seriously Injured in Germany Carnival Accident

A woman is in hospital in critical condition and another was seriously injured after a seat broke off an octopus ride at a Bremen carnival and skidded into a safety railing. Police said Friday that the exact cause of the …

Police Foil Arson Attack on German Train Station

An arson attack on Berlin’s busy central train station was thwarted at the last minute Monday after railway employees discovered a device set to explode, police said. Experts secured seven bottles filled with flammable liquid bundled together and linked to …

Nearly 50 Injured in German Train Crash

Police say nearly 50 people were injured when a regional train hit a car in eastern Germany. Federal police spokesman Torsten Henkel said the train crashed into the car that was hit by another vehicle and pushed onto the tracks …