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Chancellor Angela Merkel has been drawn into a deepening espionage scandal

Germany espionage scandal: Did it spy on EU allies on behalf of US?

Previously Angela Merkel has vowed to clamp down on US spies after her mobile phone was bugged

Eva Kor, 81, withstood torturous medical experiments at Auchwitz

Oskar Groning trial: Auschwitz survivor recounts being subjected to brutal experiments at the hands of infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele

Eva Kor reveals how she and her twin sister were both injected with unknown substances as she gives testimony at trial of guard charged with complicity in Holocaust

Groening faces charges of complicity in the murder of 300,000 Hungarian Jewish prisoners

Oskar Groening trial: 93-year-old Auschwitz guard admits he was 'morally complicit' in holocaust crimes

He has been described as 'probably the last Auschwitz guard to face justice'

A visitor walks past the gates with the 'death wall' behind it in the former Auschwitz concentration camp held by the Nazis in Oswiecim

Oskar Groning: Auschwitz guard, 93, on trial for complicity in murder of 300,000

The frail, white-haired widower has declared he is ready to speak about the horrors of Auschwitz, where he was a guard from 1942 to 1944

Volkswagen backs CEO Martin Winterkorn – but row with chairman Ferdinand Piech rumbles on

Some observers suggested that the statement of confidence in Mr Winterkorn was an unprecedented defeat for Mr Piech

Ferdinand Piech, the chairman, at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany

Why has the Volkswagen boss turned his back on heir apparent?

Ferdinand Piëch, the powerful chair of VW, has fallen out with his chief executive and protégé Martin Winterkorn. Tony Paterson lifts the bonnet and examines what’s going on at the German automobile giant

The fire-damaged roof of the hostel in Tröglitz

Troglitz: The German village standing up to the neo-Nazis' flames of hatred after refugee hostel arson and beheading threats

Tony Paterson reports from the front line of Germany's ideological battle

Peace vigils have been held to demonstrate against the recent arson attack on the refugee housing project in Tröglitz

German neo-Nazis 'threaten to behead MP after arson attack at refugee centre' in Troglitz

German neo-Nazis were suspected of being behind threats to “behead” a conservative politician for continuing to back a controversial refugee housing project today, less than 48 hours after a village building earmarked for the scheme was set ablaze by unknown assailants.

The submarine ‘Orzel’ was built at the De Schelde Dutch shipyard, and launched in 1938

The hunt for Orzel: Search resumes for heroic Polish submarine, lost in the North Sea during World War Two

The boat's captain feigned co-operation with Nazi orders - until he made a dash for British waters

Postcard from... Schleswig-Holstein

The vandals struck with precision in the woods outside Stangheck, a small German village near the Baltic coast of Schleswig-Holstein. They felled the only oak for miles around, containing the metre-wide nest of a prized pair of white-tailed eagles. The birds had bred there for six years. Shocked locals instantly formed a “committee against bird murder”, offering a €3,000 (£2,200) reward for information. But the hunt has drawn a blank so far.

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Homeless people keep mobile phones

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