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In pictures

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 18:29
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Artworks hoarded by Cornelius Gurlitt go on public display for the first time in Switzerland and Germany.
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Israa's story

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 0:04
related countries: Syria Syria

Thirteen-year-old Israa shares her new life in Germany. She and her family fled Syria in 2015.
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The city where you will never get caught short

Wednesday, November 1st 2017, 0:35

A new policy in a German city means "nice toilets" can be found everywhere.
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Syrian man 'planned bomb attack' in Germany

Tuesday, October 31st 2017, 11:22
related countries: Syria Syria

A Syrian man arrested in north-east Germany had planned a bomb attack, police say.
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Row over German high-speed train called Anne Frank

Monday, October 30th 2017, 12:35

German rail operator DB defends naming a train after the young Holocaust victim amid criticism.
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Strong storms kill six in Germany, Poland and Czech Republic

Monday, October 30th 2017, 10:42
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Flooding, power cuts and traffic disruptions affect Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic.
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Headscarf row: German university lecturer 'humiliates' Muslim

Friday, October 27th 2017, 15:35

Students walk out in protest after lecturer suggests a Muslim woman should remove her headscarf.
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Israel honours first recognised Arab Holocaust saviour

Friday, October 27th 2017, 12:26
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Berlin

Egyptian doctor Mohamed Helmy risked his life to help a Jewish family in Berlin during WWII.
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Albert Einstein’s happiness note sold for $1.6m

Tuesday, October 24th 2017, 20:01

The note was written by the physicist when he didn't have enough money to tip a courier.
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German 'far-right' gunman jailed for life in Nuremberg

Monday, October 23rd 2017, 9:42

A German man linked to far-right extremists gets life in jail for killing a policeman in Bavaria.
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Thousands march in Berlin against far-right party

Sunday, October 22nd 2017, 22:08
related places: Berlin

Berlin sees protests against the far-right Alternative For Germany days before they enter parliament.
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Air Berlin plane does 'lap of honour' in Düsseldorf

Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 12:56

The incident took place on the bankrupt airline's final long-haul flight.
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Berlin lorry attack: 'Gross mistakes' made by police

Thursday, October 12th 2017, 17:49
related places: Berlin, Gross

Police missed several chances to arrest the attacker of Berlin's market last year, an inquiry says.
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Namibia's reparations and Germany's first genocide

Thursday, October 12th 2017, 11:40

The Nama and Herero people are suing Germany over its 'forgotten genocide'.
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Merkel 'agrees on migrant deal' in German coalition talks

Sunday, October 8th 2017, 18:36

Immigration has been the focus of talks with her Bavarian CSU allies after rise of nationalists.
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'German James Bond' Werner Mauss sentenced for tax evasion

Thursday, October 5th 2017, 12:35

Werner Mauss, one of Germany's top former spies, failed to pay millions of euros of taxes.
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Germany: Former AfD leader Frauke Petry charged with perjury

Wednesday, October 4th 2017, 14:30

Prosecutors in Germany have charged one of the country's most prominent right-wing politicians.
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Anger as German ex-chancellor Schroeder heads up Rosneft board

Friday, September 29th 2017, 16:06
related countries: Russia Russia

The German former chancellor is now chairman of a state-controlled Russian oil giant.
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Man survives 25km ride hanging on to side of German train

Friday, September 29th 2017, 15:29

The 59-year-old is reported to have panicked after the train started moving with his luggage inside.
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Carrot-coloured sports car damaged by hungry German donkey

Thursday, September 28th 2017, 15:09

The owners of Vitus the donkey are told to pay damages to the driver of an orange McLaren.
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German election: Schäuble loses job in Merkel coalition bid

Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 17:41

Angela Merkel needs a coalition deal and can offer the finance ministry as a prize for joining her.
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German election: Merkel vows to win back right-wing voters

Monday, September 25th 2017, 17:57

The German chancellor is set for a fourth term despite losing a million votes to nationalists.
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Gaining voters

Monday, September 25th 2017, 11:28

What does Germany's controversial third biggest party actually stand for?
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German election: Merkel wins fourth term, AfD nationalists rise

Monday, September 25th 2017, 6:54

The chancellor is re-elected but AfD nationalists make a historic breakthrough, sparking protests.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel re-elected for fourth term

Monday, September 25th 2017, 2:01

The nationalist right wing party AfD says it will "hunt down" Mrs Merkel, after its election gains.
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After the vote

Sunday, September 24th 2017, 22:10

The German chancellor may have won the election but the result does not feel like a victory.
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Germany: A history of division and unity

Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 17:56

Post-war politics of Germany: A history of division and unity
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Kalashnikov statue changed because of German weapon

Friday, September 22nd 2017, 20:47
related countries: Russia Russia

Part of a statue to Russia's creator of the AK-47 rifle is cut out because it had the wrong weapon.
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Election shift

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 23:44

Sunday's election could see the first far-right party represented in Germany's parliament since WW2.
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German election: How young voters are shaking up the election

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 22:35

"Ignored" by parties, here's how young German voters are mobilising ahead of the federal election.
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How Angela Merkel rose to power to lead Germany

Wednesday, September 20th 2017, 20:15

Angela Merkel has led Germany since 2005 and she is tipped to win a fourth term as chancellor.
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Iraqi refugee in Berlin praised for handing over cash find

Wednesday, September 20th 2017, 9:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Berlin

The 16-year-old Iraqi refugee found thousands of euros in a handbag on the subway.
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German WW1 U-boat found off Belgium

Tuesday, September 19th 2017, 11:39
related countries: Belgium Belgium

The UB-II type submarine is said to be in good condition and the crew's bodies may still be on board.
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Germans fined over pensioner left to die in bank branch

Monday, September 18th 2017, 13:33

Three people get heavy fines in Essen for not helping a critically ill pensioner at a bank branch.
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Cold War crime

Saturday, September 16th 2017, 23:02

How the East German secret police caught a young man who wrote letters to the BBC during the Cold War.
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Berlin's Urban Nation museum hails graffiti as art form

Saturday, September 16th 2017, 10:05
related places: Berlin

While many cites view graffiti with disdain, in Berlin it is being hailed as an art form.
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Mentioning the war

Friday, September 15th 2017, 23:56

What a row over WW2 "pride" comments reveals about Germany's attitude to remembering its past.
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Worried about refugees in Germany? Call Ali Can

Friday, September 15th 2017, 23:05

An unexpected voice will answer, aiming to overcome immigration fears with facts and his personal story.
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Air Berlin flights hit by 'ill' pilots

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 14:37

Air Berlin, Germany's second largest carrier, cancels flights after around 200 pilots call in sick.
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Merkel in depth

Monday, September 11th 2017, 23:22

Angela Merkel has led Germany since 2005, and is tipped to win a fourth term in office.
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Pensioner wreaks havoc at petrol station

Thursday, September 7th 2017, 17:19

A driver in Germany makes an expensive mistake.
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German Freiburg murder: Migrant posed as 16 in asylum bid

Tuesday, September 5th 2017, 16:42

A man accused of raping and murdering a student in Germany posed as a minor to get asylum.
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German waiter smashes beer carrying record - again

Monday, September 4th 2017, 4:25

A German waiter breaks his own world record by walking 40 metres with 29 full tankards of beer.
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Germany election: Merkel holds ground in TV debate

Sunday, September 3rd 2017, 23:50

The German chancellor fends off her rival Martin Schulz in a televised election face-off.
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Frankfurt WW2 bomb defused after mass evacuation

Sunday, September 3rd 2017, 18:07

The news is greeted with spontaneous applause by some of the thousands evacuated for the operation.
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Frankfurt hospitals evacuated before WW2 bomb disposal

Saturday, September 2nd 2017, 16:58

Tens of thousands of people have to move in Germany's biggest evacuation since the war
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Two worlds collide

Wednesday, August 30th 2017, 23:26

Having survived genocide by German troops in the 1900s, Namibia's Himba people now face a bigger threat to their way of life - encroaching modernity.
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German police carry out searches over 'plot to kill leftists'

Monday, August 28th 2017, 15:03

Two suspects, one a policeman, were motivated by anger over immigration policies, authorities say.
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German killer nurse Niels H probed over 84 more murders

Monday, August 28th 2017, 10:44

New potential charges emerge against the man, who is already serving life for killing two patients.
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Massive bridge pillars felled in Limburg, Germany

Sunday, August 27th 2017, 14:37
related places: Limburg

Workers in Limburg checked the two remaining pillars before triggering a second round of blasts.
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Barcelona attack: German woman dies in hospital

Sunday, August 27th 2017, 11:32
related countries: Spain Spain

The woman's death brings to 16 the number of people killed in the Spanish attacks 10 days ago.
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German supermarket clears foreign goods from shelves to make point about racism

Thursday, August 24th 2017, 14:59
related places: Hamburg

Shoppers in a supermarket in Hamburg get when they find all foreign products removed to prove a point about racism.
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'Donald Trump-shaped' ecstasy pills seized by German police

Tuesday, August 22nd 2017, 13:57

The drugs were due to have been sold online under the slogan "Trump makes partying great again".
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German foreign minister blames Erdogan over family 'threats'

Tuesday, August 22nd 2017, 10:45
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Erdogan

Sigmar Gabriel blames the Turkish leader's angry rhetoric for threats made against his wife.
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Charlottesville violence: What Germans think seeing a US far-right rally

Monday, August 21st 2017, 17:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Virginia, Germans

The display of Nazi symbols is illegal in Germany - so what was it like for Germans to see neo-Nazis joining white supremacists to march in Virginia?
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Dogan Akhanli: Spain grants Erdogan critic conditional release

Sunday, August 20th 2017, 17:35
related countries: Spain Spain, Turkey Turkey
related places: Erdogan, Madrid

The German-Turkish writer must stay in Madrid while Turkey considers requesting his extradition.
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Erdogan critic Dogan Akhanli arrested in Spain

Saturday, August 19th 2017, 22:47
related countries: Spain Spain, Turkey Turkey

Germany accuses Turkey of intimidation after the detention of German-Turkish writer Dogan Akhanli.
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Turkey's Erdogan says German leaders are enemies

Friday, August 18th 2017, 19:48
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Erdogan

The Turkish president tells German-Turkish voters to reject Germany's main parties.
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Chile sect: German court jails fugitive doctor over child sex abuse

Monday, August 14th 2017, 19:23
related countries: Chile Chile

The court upholds a sentence passed in Chile over his involvement in child sex abuse.
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Nutella and Kinder egg lorry stolen in German sugar rush

Monday, August 14th 2017, 16:18

The sweet cargo stolen in central Germany is valued at more than 50,000 euros (£45,400).
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Everyone stand up

Friday, August 11th 2017, 17:36
related places: Berlin

Berlin seeks gender equality for public toilets as it seeks to redevelop its municipal "pissoirs".
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Syrian people traffickers jailed in Germany

Friday, August 11th 2017, 12:09
related countries: Syria Syria

The men were held responsible for the drowning of 13 migrants in the Mediterranean in 2015.
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Ruth Pfau: Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' dies aged 87

Thursday, August 10th 2017, 12:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The German-born doctor and nun devoted her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan.
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'Hate speech' tweets painted at Twitter HQ in protest

Tuesday, August 8th 2017, 21:59

A German satirist paints offensive tweets outside Twitter HQ after the firm failed to delete them.
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Everyone welcome

Monday, August 7th 2017, 0:42

A mosque in the German capital allows men and women to mix at prayer and welcomes gay people.
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Chinese tourists arrested for Hitler salute in Germany

Sunday, August 6th 2017, 10:48
related countries: China China

Two Chinese men were caught making the banned sign outside the German parliament.
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Aldi pulls eggs from German stores over fipronil poison fear

Friday, August 4th 2017, 13:17

They may be contaminated by the insecticide fipronil, which can harm people's kidneys and livers.
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