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Frankfurt: City in Hesse, Germany
Frankfurt is a metropolis and the largest city of the German federal state of Hesse, and its 746,878 (2017) inhabitants make it the fifth-largest city in Germany. On the River Main, it forms a continuous conurbation with the neighbouring city of Offenbach am Main, and its urban area has a population of 2.3 million. The city is at the centre of the larger Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region, which has a population of 5.5 million and is Germany's second-largest metropolitan region after the Rhine-Ruhr Region. Since the enlargement of the European Union in 2013, the geographic centre of the EU is about 40 km (25 mi) to the east of Frankfurt's central business district. Like France and Franconia, the city is named after the Franks. Frankfurt is the largest city in the Rhine Franconian dialect area.


Lufthansa cancels daily flight between Frankfurt and Tehran

Germany's flagship carrier Lufthansa is cancelling its daily flight between Frankfurt and Tehran due to the situation in Iran, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Gnabry scores hat-trick as Germany put six past Northern Ireland

Germany recover from Northern Ireland taking a shock early lead to win 5-1 in Frankfurt and finish top of Euro 2020 qualifying Group C.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Frankfurt

Several injured, some presumed dead in shooting in Germany: police [Video]Several injured, some presumed dead in shooting in Germany: police

Several people were injured and some were presumed dead in a shooting in southwestern Germany on Friday, police said, adding that a suspect was detained.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:41Published

Stocks: DAX highs, Daimler slows [Video]Stocks: DAX highs, Daimler slows

European shares rose on Wednesday on China's response to the coronavirus outbreak, and German stocks hit record highs. Daimler and Burberry earnings were also in focus. David Pollard reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Stocks hold onto gains as 2019 closes out [Video]Stocks hold onto gains as 2019 closes out

As bourses around the world began closing out 2019 on Monday, most clung to recent gains on hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal, a more optimistic growth outlook and a softer dollar. David Pollard..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:13Published

U.S. digs deeper into Deutsche - sources [Video]U.S. digs deeper into Deutsche - sources

Exclusive: the U.S. Department of Justice has stepped up its investigation into Deutsche Bank's role in the 200 billion euro ($220 billion) Danske Bank money laundering scandal, people familiar with..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published


German court begins protection proceedings for Thomas Cook's Condor

Germany's Condor, which is owned by British travel operator Thomas Cook, said on Thursday that a Frankfurt court had begun investor protection proceedings that should allow the airline to be..
Reuters - Published

German court rules hangovers are an 'illness'

Judges in Frankfurt said a company selling anti-hangover drinks was making illegal health claims.
BBC News - Published

Climate protesters tell carmakers 'the party is over'

Thousands of protesters marched in front of Frankfurt's IAA car show on Saturday to demand a swift end to combustion engines and a shift to environmentally friendly vehicles as Chancellor Angela..
Reuters - Published

'Climate killer' protester rushes Merkel's stage at Frankfurt car show

A climate change protester was bundled away by security staff on Thursday after he tried to rush across a stage where German Chancellor Angela Merkel was inspecting a new electric vehicle at..
Reuters - Published

Frankfurt train station reopened as police investigate suspected robbery

Frankfurt's main railway station was reopened on Friday, rail operator Deutsche Bahn said on Twitter, after police said officers were responding to reports of an apparent bank robbery.
Reuters - Published

Man accused of pushing boy under German train was wanted by Swiss

A 40-year-old Eritrean refugee accused of killing an eight-year-old boy by pushing him under a train in Frankfurt was wanted by police in Switzerland, where he was being treated for psychological..
Reuters - Published

Germany: Boy dies after being pushed in front of train in Frankfurt

A 40-year-old man is arrested after being tackled by passers-by at Frankfurt station.
BBC News - Published

Man pushes boy in front of train in Germany, killing him

A 40-year-old Eritrean man pushed an eight-year-old boy in front of an oncoming train at Frankfurt's main train station in Germany on Monday, killing him, police said.
Reuters - Published

Serbian interior ministry says Lufthansa bomb threat was fake

The Serbian interior ministry said a bomb threat which prompted the evacuation of a Lufthansa plane bound for Frankfurt on Thursday morning was fake.
Reuters - Published

Lufthansa plane evacuated at Belgrade airport after bomb threat call

A Lufthansa plane bound for Frankfurt was evacuated at Belgrade airport on Thursday after police received a call saying a bomb was on board, the Serbian interior ministry said.
Reuters - Published

Results of women's World Cup finals

2011 (Germany) - Japan beat U.S. 3-1 on penalties (2-2 after extra time) in Frankfurt
Reuters - Published

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