Prosecutors did not name the woman but regional broadcaster NDR identified her as Irmgard F, who now lives in an elderly care home in the north of Hamburg.
Pirates contacted the Boden Hamburg office for ransom, naming the crew while providing evidence that all are in good health.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tells reporters strict measures are being taken to avoid such incidents in future after Turkish sailors were kidnapped by pirates in Gulf of Guinea.
Kirchherr had dreamed of photographing “charismatic” men and found her ideal subjects in the Beatles, especially their bassist at the time, Stuart Sutcliffe in the 1960's.
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The country's homeless are dealing with food scarcity, not to mention the absence of medical care and lack of safe places to sleep, while 40,000 of them are without a roof over their heads.
Thousands attend rallies in Berlin and Hamburg urging open borders for asylum seekers trying to enter bloc from Greece.
Campaigners slam German engineering group for opting to develop a controversial coal mine project in Australia with catastrophic bushfire season there fanning more anger against the proposed mine, owned by India's Adani group.
Turkish people living in different parts of Europe are being exposed to life-threatening situations as PKK sympathisers, masquerading as protestors, are baying for their blood.
The House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Government Oversight committees say they wrote to acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seeking documents and interviews on Trump's communications with Putin.
"Wherever it is necessary": New Christian Democratic Union chairman Annegret Kramp Karrenbauer signals break with Chancellor Angela Merkel over the future direction of the of the party.
There are twelve applicants for Angela Merkel's job. The CDU will now organise an internal election to determine who will lead Germany's conservative political wing for the years to come.
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