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We have started to collect the most important news related to Germany in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Germany will allow circumcision

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 9:52

The German government backs new legislation aimed at ending a legal row over the religious tradition of circumcision.
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BAE and EADS merger in balance

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 19:41
related countries: Belgium Belgium, France France
related places: Brussels

The UK, French and German governments are holding talks that will decide whether the merger between defence companies BAE and EADS goes ahead.
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Merkel pledges support for Greece

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 18:42
related countries: Greece Greece

German Chancellor Angela Merkel - on a visit to Athens - praises Greece for progress towards ending its financial crisis, as protesters and police clash in the city.
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VIDEO: Athens protests amid Merkel visit

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 14:55
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Thousands of people who blame Germany for forcing painful austerity measures on Greece are protesting in Athens.
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VIDEO: Protests greet Merkel in Athens

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 13:27
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Thousands of people are protesting in central Athens at a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, her first since the eurozone crisis began.
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Two die in Swiss canyon accident

Monday, October 8th 2012, 10:47
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Switzerland Switzerland

A Belgian guide and a German tourist die in a canyon accident in north-eastern Switzerland.
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Hammond warns on BAE-EADS merger

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 14:55
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

France and Germany must reduce their stakes in EADS if the UK is to allow a proposed merger with BAE Systems, the defence secretary says.
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A guide to Berlin's work canteens

Friday, October 5th 2012, 23:17
related places: Berlin

The city where you can eat in other people's canteens
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Schumacher retirement 'overdue'

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 15:36

Sir Jackie Stewart is relieved Michael Schumacher is retiring, as he believes the German risked his reputation by carrying on.
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Euro crisis turns German-speaking Italians against Rome

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 12:13
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Euro crisis raises tensions in Italy's South Tyrol
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VIDEO: Can South Tyrol keep Italy afloat?

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 8:57
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's government has asked a prosperous German speaking province to pay more revenue to help the country out of its financial crisis.
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Italy Nazi massacre case shelved

Monday, October 1st 2012, 15:26
related countries: Italy Italy

German prosecutors drop a decade-long investigation into 17 former Nazi soldiers accused of a wartime massacre in Italy, citing lack of evidence.
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China tourist bus fire kills six

Monday, October 1st 2012, 7:56
related countries: China China

Six people - including five German tourists - are killed as a tourist bus crashes and catches fire on a highway near the Chinese capital.
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VIDEO: German crackdown on Hells Angels

Monday, October 1st 2012, 5:10

Police in Germany have mounted a major campaign against the country's Hells Angels bikers.
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German left picks rival to Merkel

Friday, September 28th 2012, 14:26

Germany's former Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck is to be the Social Democrat (SPD) challenger to Chancellor Angela Merkel in elections next year.
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German woman held for infanticide

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 13:30

A woman in northern Germany is arrested and charged with manslaughter over the deaths of five of her newborn babies.
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German court upholds Catholic tax

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 19:35

Germany's Roman Catholics cannot remain in the Church unless they pay a membership tax, a court has ruled, siding with a new bishops' decree.
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Ford to axe 'hundreds' of jobs

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 19:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Ford

US car giant Ford says it will cut several hundred jobs in Europe because of declining demand, including in the UK and Germany.
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Germany wary of new EU drug tests

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 13:50

German doctors voice concern about EU plans to speed up and streamline clinical drug trials across the 27-nation bloc.
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Leaders discuss BAE-EADS merger

Monday, September 24th 2012, 16:39
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Defence ministers from the UK, Germany, and France are likely to discuss the planned merger of BAE Systems and EADS this week.
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German business climate declines

Monday, September 24th 2012, 12:34

Germany's business climate deteriorated for the fifth consecutive month in September, according to the influential Ifo Institute.
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German Catholics face tax threat

Monday, September 24th 2012, 11:31

Germany's Roman Catholics are to be denied the right to Holy Communion or religious burial if they stop paying a church tax, under a new decree.
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Apple loses German patent case

Monday, September 24th 2012, 9:58

A German court has dismissed Apple's claim that Motorola and Samsung infringed some of its multi-touch patents.
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VIDEO: Oktoberfest: Bavarian bands and beer

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 21:26
related places: Munich

The Oktoberfest opened this weekend in the German city of Munich.
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Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 14:57
related countries: Iran Iran

German engineering firm Siemens rejects Iranian allegations that it planted explosive devices inside nuclear equipment destined for the country.
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France and Germany renew pledge

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 15:26
related countries: France France

French and German leaders mark the 50th anniversary of a key post-WWII reconciliation moment by pledging to maintain strong ties within Europe.
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Death of fugitive Nazi confirmed

Friday, September 21st 2012, 11:27

A court in south-west Germany confirms that Aribert Heim, the fugitive Nazi war crimes suspect dubbed "Doctor Death", did die in 1992.
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Microsoft beats Google in court

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 20:16

Microsoft wins a third patent victory against Google's Motorola unit in Germany.
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'Lost' Hopper prints go on show

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 9:30
related places: Berlin

More than 400 rediscovered prints by Easy Rider actor Dennis Hopper are exhibited in Berlin.
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VIDEO: Berlin protest at sexual violence

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 2:08
related places: Berlin

Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of the German capital, Berlin on Saturday, to express their anger over sexual violence.
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Anti-Islam film protests escalate

Friday, September 14th 2012, 22:33
related countries: Sudan Sudan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Khartoum

At least seven people are killed as protests against a film which mocks Islam spread through the Muslim world and beyond.
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Google faces German mobile ban

Friday, September 14th 2012, 21:13

Motorola may have to recall mobile devices in Germany after losing a lawsuit against Apple, while Samsung suffers a setback in its patent battle with Apple.
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German court backs bailout fund

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 12:31

Germany's top court rejects calls to block the permanent eurozone rescue fund, but imposes limits on Germany's contribution.
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World Cup qualifying round-up: Spain avoid shock

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 22:52
related countries: France France, Georgia Georgia, Netherlands Netherlands, Spain Spain

Reigning world champions Spain avoid a shock in Georgia while Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands all also pick up wins.
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German euro ruling to go ahead

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 8:10

A petition by a leading German conservative MP fails to delay a ruling by the country's top court on the EU's 500bn-euro bailout fund.
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Google sued over search results

Monday, September 10th 2012, 17:03

Bettina Wulff, wife of former German President Christian Wulff, has complained about the firm's auto-complete search text
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ESM in the dock: Germany's fears

Monday, September 10th 2012, 9:10

Gavin Hewitt on Germany's debate ahead of key court decision
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VIDEO: Fire-damaged chemical ship docks

Monday, September 10th 2012, 8:20
related places: Wilhelmshaven

A badly damaged chemical container ship has arrived at the German port of Wilhelmshaven, after nearly two months of trying to find a country which would permit it to dock.
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VIDEO: Berlin circumcision ban protest

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 18:06
related places: Berlin

Jewish and Muslim organisations have staged a joint protest in Berlin over a regional court's ruling that the circumcision of young boys constituted bodily harm.
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Soros: Germany must lead or leave

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 16:17

International financier George Soros calls for Germany to "lead or leave the euro" days before a key ruling on the eurozone's bailout fund by a German court.
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Berlin circumcision ban protest

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 12:21
related places: Berlin

Jewish and Muslim organisations stage a joint protest in Berlin over a regional court's ruling that the circumcision of young boys constituted bodily harm.
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Lufthansa flights hit by strike

Friday, September 7th 2012, 10:28

Lufthansa cancels hundreds of flights as cabin staff begin a 24-hour strike affecting six major German airports.
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Lufthansa cancels Friday flights

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 0:35

Lufthansa cancels hundreds of flights for Friday as cabin staff stage another strike at Germany's three busiest airports.
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Munich massacre dead remembered

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 16:05
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Munich

German officials join Israeli survivors on the 40th anniversary of the Munich massacre for solemn ceremonies at the Olympic Village and an air base.
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VIDEO: Lufthansa crew in second walkout

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 22:09

Lufthansa has cancelled at least 300 flights as cabin staff staged another day of industrial action at three of Germany's biggest airports.
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Lufthansa crew in second walk-out

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 13:44

Lufthansa cancels at least 300 flights as cabin staff staged another industrial action at German's three busiest airports.
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Iconic Berlin art squat shut down

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 13:10
related places: Berlin

German authorities have cleared Berlin's famous Tacheles arts centre after years of bureaucratic wrangling over the debt-ridden building.
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Germany's Merck cuts 10% of staff

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 8:58

German drugs and chemicals maker Merck KGaA plans to cut one in 10 jobs at its domestic sites by 2015 as part of a restructuring programme.
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Thalidomide maker issues apology

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 7:39

The maker of thalidomide issues its first apology in 50 years to people born with disabilities as a result of their mothers taking the drug.
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Lufthansa cabin crew action ends

Friday, August 31st 2012, 13:40
related places: Frankfurt

The union representing cabin staff at the German airline Lufthansa have held a day of strike action at Frankfurt airport.
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Germany retail sales fall in July

Friday, August 31st 2012, 9:07

German retail sales fell in July, as shoppers reined in their spending after being hit by rising fuel prices.
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Biofuel crops transform German farming

Friday, August 31st 2012, 6:36

Biofuel starts to edge out food on German farms
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Manchester City draw Real Madrid

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 20:09
related countries: Italy Italy

Manchester City will face Real Madrid in the group stages of the Champions League, while Chelsea begin their defence in a group including Juventus.
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Lufthansa strike set for Friday

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 8:38

Cabin staff at German airline Lufthansa will begin their strike action over a pay dispute on Friday, the workers' union says.
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Sony announces new touchscreens

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 18:11
related places: Berlin

Sony unveils new Windows 8 and Android touchscreen computers at the IFA trade show in Berlin.
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Lufthansa staff to go on strike

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 8:16

The cabin staff at German airline Lufthansa are to go on strike, possibly as early as Thursday, as wage talks broke down this week.
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