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Frankfurt: City in Hesse, Germany
Frankfurt is a metropolis and the largest city of the German state of Hesse. Its 753,056 (2018) 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. Between the 2013 enlargement of the European Union and the United Kingdom's withdrawal in 2020, the geographic centre of the EU was 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.

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U.S. churches slowly begin to reopen [Video]

U.S. churches slowly begin to reopen

Some places of worship slowly began to reopen over the weekend in the United States at reduced capacity and with social distancing measures. Gavino Garay has more.

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Bayern determined to beat Eintracht Frankfurt in empty Munich stadium on Saturday [Video]

Bayern determined to beat Eintracht Frankfurt in empty Munich stadium on Saturday

League leaders hunting another Bundesliga title, supporters or no supporters

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O'Neill steps down as Northern Ireland manager [Video]

O'Neill steps down as Northern Ireland manager

Northern Ireland's national soccer manager Michael O'Neill steps down after eight years in charge.

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On this day: Born April 9, 1957: Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer [Video]

On this day: Born April 9, 1957: Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer

Renowned for audacious shot making, and an infectious smile twinned with a fierce competitive edge, Seve Ballesteros revolutionised golf in Europe and remains one of the most captivating figures in the..

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Eintracht Frankfurt hit the training pitch with coronavirus restrictions [Video]

Eintracht Frankfurt hit the training pitch with coronavirus restrictions

Bundesliga team Eintracht Frankfurt hold restricted training sessions for their players.

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Silver Lining? COVID-19 Lockdowns Leave European City Air Cleaner [Video]

Silver Lining? COVID-19 Lockdowns Leave European City Air Cleaner

Lockdowns meant to battle the coronavirus has decreased air pollution in urban areas across Europe. According to Reuters, new satellite images showed reductions in average levels of noxious nitrogen..

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Flights to and from Frankfurt airport, Germany's largest, had to be suspended twice on Monday after drone sightings.
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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.
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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..
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