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Racially abused German woman blocked by Facebook for Austria post

Monday, July 16th 2018, 14:00
related countries: Austria Austria

A black German woman described hostility from Austrians for wearing a traditional dirndl.
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Dozens hurt as Ryanair flight loses cabin pressure

Saturday, July 14th 2018, 12:05

More than 30 passengers, some bleeding from their ears, were hospitalised, German police say.
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Germany deports 'Bin Laden bodyguard' to Tunisia

Friday, July 13th 2018, 12:49
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

The suspect had been in Germany since 1997 and feared torture if sent back to Tunisia.
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Carles Puigdemont: Ousted Catalonia leader faces extradition to Spain

Thursday, July 12th 2018, 14:58
related countries: Spain Spain

A German court approves the transfer of fugitive Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on lesser charges.
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Facebook ruling: German court grants parents rights to dead daughter's account

Thursday, July 12th 2018, 11:08

In a key ruling, a German court says the parents have rights to the account under inheritance law.
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Joking German minister Seehofer urged to quit as Afghan deportee dies

Thursday, July 12th 2018, 6:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Germany's Horst Seehofer quipped that 69 Afghan migrants were deported on his 69th birthday, but one died.
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Beate Zschäpe given life in German neo-Nazi murder trial

Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 18:15

Beate Zschäpe was found guilty of involvement in 10 murders while part of a neo-Nazi terror cell.
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Trump: Germany is totally controlled by Russia

Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 9:26
related countries: Russia Russia

President Trump tells Nato chief that Germany is under the control of Russia because of its gas imports.
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Dissident Liu Xiaobo's widow Liu Xia allowed to leave China

Tuesday, July 10th 2018, 15:59
related countries: China China

The wife of late Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo leaves China after years in de facto detention.
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German coalition drops plan for migrant holding centres

Friday, July 6th 2018, 12:04

A row ends as the ruling coalition agrees to screen migrants at existing transit points on borders.
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Sado Opera: The queer Russian party band with no borders

Friday, July 6th 2018, 2:36
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Berlin

Meeting the queer performance band Sado Opera who left behind oppression and bigotry in their native Russia for a new life in Berlin.
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Migrants: Merkel and Orban clash over Europe's 'humanity'

Thursday, July 5th 2018, 15:06

The German leader says Europe risks losing its soul, but Mr Orban insists closing borders is humane.
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Germany's Merkel survives bruising battle with rival Seehofer

Tuesday, July 3rd 2018, 13:03

The German chancellor reaches a big migrant deal but the weakness of her position has been exposed.
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'My daring grandfather took a bit of East Berlin for himself'

Monday, July 2nd 2018, 23:05

In 1982, Osman Kalin started a garden in a corner of East Germany that was on the wrong side of the Berlin Wall.
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Germany migrants: Key Merkel ally Seehofer threatens to quit

Monday, July 2nd 2018, 12:25

Germany's interior minister agrees to hold final talks on Monday before making his decision.
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Himmler's daughter worked for post-war German spy agency

Friday, June 29th 2018, 16:46

Germany's BND spy agency acknowledges it hired Nazi Heinrich Himmler's daughter during the 1960s.
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Deutsche Bank's US unit fails Fed's stress test

Thursday, June 28th 2018, 22:44
related countries: United States United States

The Federal Reserve points to "widespread and critical deficiencies" at the German bank's US division.
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Ed Sheeran moves gigs to save trees in Germany

Thursday, June 28th 2018, 14:56

It is the second time his promoter has had to relocate the shows, which are set for July.
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World Cup 2018: Mexico fans celebrate South Korean 'brothers'

Thursday, June 28th 2018, 2:19
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea, Mexico Mexico

South Korea's 2-0 defeat over Germany carries Mexico through to the World Cup knockout stage.
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Five EU crises (and Brexit)

Thursday, June 28th 2018, 0:11
related countries: France France, Hungary Hungary, Italy Italy, Spain Spain
related places: Berlin, Budapest, Paris, Rome

Assessing the mood in Berlin, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Budapest ahead of this week's get-together.
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Fans react to Germany's World Cup exit

Wednesday, June 27th 2018, 20:50

Commiserations and celebrations after Germany fail to make it past the tournament's first stage.
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Merkel's Bavarian ally threatens mutiny on migrants

Tuesday, June 26th 2018, 23:13

The leader of the German chancellor's sister party could derail her government on migrants.
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Germany burkinis: Minister says garments should be allowed in schools

Monday, June 25th 2018, 15:42

The full-body swimsuits should be allowed in schools, Germany's family minister says.
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Stock markets fall amid trade fears

Monday, June 18th 2018, 22:05
related countries: United States United States

Wall Street joins European markets in closing lower as trade tensions and political worries in Germany hang over shares.
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Immigration rows: US and Germany compared

Monday, June 18th 2018, 19:14
related countries: United States United States

Mr Trump called out Germany's immigration stance to defend his own - what's happening there and in US?
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Trump wades into German migration row

Monday, June 18th 2018, 18:33
related countries: United States United States

The US president lashes out at Angela Merkel's leadership as he defends his own migration crackdown.
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World Cup 2018: Fifa investigates 'homophobic chanting' by Mexico fans

Monday, June 18th 2018, 17:42
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Fifa is investigating alleged homophobic chanting by Mexico fans during the 1-0 World Cup win over Germany on Sunday.
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Audi chief Rupert Stadler arrested in diesel emissions probe

Monday, June 18th 2018, 15:06

There was a danger that Rupert Stadler could seek to suppress evidence, prosecutors say.
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Is this Angela Merkel's moment of reckoning?

Monday, June 18th 2018, 12:58

How a row with a coalition partner has left the German chancellor fighting for her political life.
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World Cup 2018: How the Mexicans reacted to shock win

Monday, June 18th 2018, 2:43
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico shocked Germany as they beat the world champions in their opening game of the World Cup.
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Brilliant Mexico stun champions Germany

Sunday, June 17th 2018, 17:48

Mexico record the first shock win of the 2018 World Cup as Hirving Lozano's strike earns them victory over champions Germany.
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German rappers anti-Semitism lyrics probe dropped

Saturday, June 16th 2018, 14:34

German prosecutors say Farid Bang and Kollegah's artistic freedom is guaranteed by the constitution.
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Germany migrant row threatens Merkel coalition

Thursday, June 14th 2018, 21:31

The German chancellor's Bavarian allies rebel against her open-door immigration stance.
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Diesel emissions scandal: VW fined €1bn by German prosecutors

Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 18:33

The German car giant is fined for selling diesel cars containing software which cheated emissions tests.
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Daimler forced to recall Mercedes with defeat devices

Monday, June 11th 2018, 19:00

The German government says 774,000 Mercedes were fitted with illegal software that masks diesel emissions.
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German single mum gets windfall for kids after desperate tweet

Monday, June 11th 2018, 10:46

Twitter users stump up €14,000 for a German nurse who could not afford school trips for the kids.
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Susanna Maria Feldman: Iraqi murder suspect returned to Germany

Saturday, June 9th 2018, 22:30
related places: Wiesbaden

Ali Bashar has reportedly confessed to raping and killing Susanna Maria Feldman, 14, last month.
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Susanna Feldman murder: Suspect in German teen's killing arrested in Iraq

Friday, June 8th 2018, 13:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Failed Iraqi asylum seeker Ali Bashar is suspected of raping and murdering Susanna Feldman, 14.
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World Cup 2018: Farmer sews 'longest' German flag

Wednesday, June 6th 2018, 17:58
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The man in Bangladesh sold land to buy fabric for the flag, which is now almost 5.5km long.
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Denmark backs fence on German border to keep out wild boar

Monday, June 4th 2018, 18:55
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Danish MPs fear wild boar will spread African swine fever and harm the pork industry.
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German anger over AfD chief's 'Nazi era just bird poo' remark

Monday, June 4th 2018, 10:02

The far-right AfD leader is accused of trivialising Nazi atrocities after calling the era "bird poo".
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Richard Grenell, US envoy to Germany, wants to 'empower' Europe's right

Monday, June 4th 2018, 9:56
related countries: United States United States

Richard Grenell's comments follow several controversial remarks by Trump-appointed diplomats.
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Berlin Cathedral: Police officer shoots 'rampaging' man in leg

Sunday, June 3rd 2018, 17:02

A knife-wielding 53-year-old Austrian man is shot in the leg during a rampage in the building.
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German zoo escape: Lions, tigers and jaguar recaptured in Lünebach

Friday, June 1st 2018, 13:31

Residents near the zoo in Lünebach had been warned to stay indoors, with five animals on the loose.
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German counter-protesters fight far-right with techno music

Monday, May 28th 2018, 12:38

Five times as many counter-protesters responded to Germany's far-right AfD party's demonstration.
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Berlin far-right supporters outnumbered by counter-protest

Sunday, May 27th 2018, 21:50

Supporters of far-right party AfD were met by at least twice as many counter-protesters, police said.
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Huge fire at Germany's largest theme park

Sunday, May 27th 2018, 14:09

Thousands of visitors were evacuated when a blaze engulfed part of Europa-Park on Saturday.
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Dresden WW2 bomb defused after tense days

Thursday, May 24th 2018, 15:31

German experts defused the bomb after dealing with an explosion and fire.
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Deutsche Bank to cut more than 7,000 jobs

Thursday, May 24th 2018, 10:48

The move comes as Germany's biggest lender attempts to return to profitability.
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German firm apologises for 'racist' post linked to Meghan Markle

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018, 10:29

An image of a chocolate sweet in a bridal dress asked: "Wouldn't you also want to be Meghan today?"
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German police stop 'truant' families at airport

Monday, May 21st 2018, 13:42

Trying to avoid peak holiday time could mean fines for some Bavarian parents.
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Özil and Gündogan meet German president after Erdogan photos row

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 2:35
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Erdogan

The two players of Turkish origin stated that Germany was their country, President Steinmeier said.
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Death of Hitler: How the world found out from the BBC

Saturday, May 19th 2018, 23:02

Karl Lehmann was working for BBC Monitoring when he heard German radio announcing the Nazi leader's death.
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Ozil and Gundogan's Erdogan photos cause German furore

Tuesday, May 15th 2018, 10:22
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Posing

Posing for photos with the Turkish president lands footballers Özil and Gündogan in hot water.
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Ramadan fast: Should children give up food and water?

Monday, May 14th 2018, 15:52

Doctors in Germany have appealed to Muslim parents not to have their children fast during Ramadan.
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Berlin court bars Muslim teacher from wearing headscarf

Wednesday, May 9th 2018, 19:14

The judge rules that a law for teachers, police and court officials is constitutional.
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German mayor wins Freiburg vote but loses tooth in attack

Monday, May 7th 2018, 16:21
related places: Freiburg

Martin Horn was hit in the face while celebrating a surprise election win in Freiburg.
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German teens condemn 'unfair' English exam in petition

Friday, May 4th 2018, 11:38

A key English exam included Brexit cartoons and Statue of Liberty symbolism.
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German nurse kidnapped in Somalia

Thursday, May 3rd 2018, 14:13
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The International Committee of the Red Cross is now evacuating its foreign staff from Somalia.
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German rappers in anti-Semitism lyrics row to visit Auschwitz

Thursday, May 3rd 2018, 11:10

Farid Bang and Kollegah prompted an outcry with lyrics that have been condemned as anti-Semitic.
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Robot company Starship Technologies plans 1,000 delivery bots

Tuesday, May 1st 2018, 8:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Starship Technologies currently has 200 machines making deliveries in the US, UK and Germany
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Monday, April 30th 2018, 9:06

A riverbank site in Germany close to where Katrice Lee disappeared is to be excavated.
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Iran nuclear deal: France's Emmanuel Macron pushes for talks

Sunday, April 29th 2018, 21:07
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

President Macron speaks to his Iranian counterpart, who says an existing deal is non-negotiable.
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Crossing Divides: Austrian group helps deaf refugees learn sign language

Thursday, April 26th 2018, 11:17
related countries: Austria Austria

An Austrian organisation teaches sign language and written German to asylum seekers and refugees.
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Auschwitz rap: German Echo music prize scrapped in anti-Semitism row

Wednesday, April 25th 2018, 16:14

Germany's music industry abolishes its Echo prize after an outcry over its award to a rap duo.
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'Bin Laden bodyguard' on German welfare

Tuesday, April 24th 2018, 11:07
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Concern about torture stops Germany deporting the suspect to his home country of Tunisia.
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Daniel Barenboim returns German music award in anti-Semitism row

Monday, April 23rd 2018, 19:45

Daniel Barenboim hands back major German music awards after controversial rappers honoured.
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Andrea Nahles: First woman to lead Germany's social democrats

Sunday, April 22nd 2018, 20:32

Andrea Nahles becomes the SPD's first woman leader in 154 years - at a time of crisis for the party.
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