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<p>1. Leeds Christkindelmarkt</p>
<p>Until 18 December, leeds.gov.uk</p>
<p>Leeds' Millennium Square turns into a little bit of Germany with 40 visiting German traders, and there's even an authentic bierkeller.</p>

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1. Leeds Christkindelmarkt

Until 18 December, leeds.gov.uk

Leeds' Millennium Square turns into a little bit of Germany with 40 visiting German traders, and there's even an authentic bierkeller.

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US names murdered Frankfurt airmen

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Suspect 'acted alone' in airport shooting

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Barack Obama has condemned the shooting dead of two US airmen in Frankfurt.

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A gunman shot at US Air Force personnel on a bus outside Frankfurt airport today, killing two airmen and wounding two others before being taken into custody, authorities said.

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Williams, the Formula One racing team, is due to complete its listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on Wednesday.

Williams reduces listing price range

The Formula One racing team operator Williams Grand Prix Holdings has narrowed the price range for its Frankfurt listing to €25-€27 a share, the team said yesterday.

Main attraction: Cruise through Germany between Europe's two great rivers &ndash; the Rhine and the Danube

When the deck hand waved at me, I gave a shy little wave back. The crew on board the Premicon Queen had been nothing if not friendly, so I was left reflecting to myself on the intimate bonhomie of river cruises. Then he gave me a really big, rather more urgent, wave: he was doing a sweep of the top deck to warn us of fast-approaching low bridges, for which Germany's Main river is renowned.

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