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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, after Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, and Cologne. 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.


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

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

Videos for Frankfurt

Northern Ireland boss hopes Germany's star players are rested [Video]Northern Ireland boss hopes Germany's star players are rested

Michael O'Neill jokingly says star players like Kroos and Gnabry are due a rest as his Northern Ireland side prepare to face Germany.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:35Published

Loew proud of Germany's Euro 2020 qualification during "difficult year" [Video]Loew proud of Germany's Euro 2020 qualification during "difficult year"

Joachim Loew is proud of Germany qualifying for Euro 2020 with "aplomb" despite it being a difficult year with "big changes".

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:38Published

Global markets cheer trade and Brexit hopes [Video]Global markets cheer trade and Brexit hopes

Asian shares jumped on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would meet with China’s top trade negotiator, stirring hopes for an agreement, while sterling resumed its climb amid optimism..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

'French Spiderman' scales a 39-storey skyscraper in Frankfurt [Video]'French Spiderman' scales a 39-storey skyscraper in Frankfurt

Alain Robert is known for climbing some of the world's tallest structures without safety ropes... or permission

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

TeamViewer makes biggest European IPO of the year [Video]TeamViewer makes biggest European IPO of the year

German connectivity software firm TeamViewer has debuted on the Frankfurt stock market, with a $5.25 bln valuation making it the biggest European IPO of the year. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published


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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