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Justin Bieber’s pet monkey is no longer his. The capuchin monkey was seized by German customs on March 28 when the Canadian pop star failed to produce the required vaccination and import papers after landing in Munich. Authorities issued an order Tuesday transferring ownership of the animal to Germany. Bieber has six weeks to contest the decision.
Support for Germany's upstart Pirate Party has surged to a record 12 percent after a recent state election success, according to a poll published Tuesday that underlined its arrival as a political force ahead of national elections next year.
United Germany turned 21 this week. Families celebrated a three-day weekend, with the children waving black, red and gold national flags in the bright sunlight of an unseasonal October summer in Berlin. In Bonn, the capital of West Berlin when Germany was divided into the Soviet East and free West, fireworks flashed across the night sky.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition suffered a new setback, and Germany's main opposition parties celebrated gains in a state election Sunday that came as Mrs. Merkel's unpopular government grapples with the eurozone debt crisis and other challenges.