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Schurrle seals £22m Wolfsburg move

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 18:47
related places: Wolfsburg

German international winger Andre Schurrle completes a £22m move from Chelsea to Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.
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Merkel condemns Ukraine fighting

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 18:17
related countries: Hungary Hungary
related places: Budapest

Germany's Chancellor Merkel and Hungary's PM Viktor Orban rule out sending arms to Ukraine and call for peace, Nick Thorpe reports.
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Former Nazi camp guard to face trial

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 13:38

Oskar Groening, 93, will go on trial in Germany in April, charged with involvement in the deaths of 300,000 prisoners at Auschwitz.
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Stoke's Huth joins Leicester on loan

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 12:51

Leicester City sign German defender Robert Huth from Stoke City on a loan deal until the end of the season.
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Merkel rules out Greek debt relief

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 14:05
related countries: Greece Greece

German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects any cancellation of Greece's debt, saying banks and creditors have already made substantial cuts.
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German ex-President Weizsaecker dies

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 12:00

German former President Richard von Weizsaecker, whose two terms in office spanned reunification, dies at the age of 94.
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German ranchers killed in Paraguay

Friday, January 30th 2015, 0:37
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay

A German couple who had been ranching in Paraguay for 30 years are shot dead, allegedly by left-wing guerrillas.
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Denmark, Deutschland and deflation

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 19:06
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Our economics correspondent Andrew Walker explains how developments in Germany and Denmark are hallmarks of strange times in the eurozone.
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New resignations hit Germany's Pegida

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 16:09

The new leader of Germany's controversial anti-Islamisation group Pegida, Kathrin Oertel, resigns a week after her predecessor.
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Tangerine Dream's Froese dies at 70

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 13:03
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

Edgar Froese, the founding member of the German ambient electronic group Tangerine Dream, dies in Vienna at the age of 70.
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Ghana official wears wife's coat

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 15:58

Ruling party official laughs off criticism for donning the fur-trimmed number on visit to Germany.
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Call for Greece to stay with Europe

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 13:37
related countries: Greece Greece

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she wants Greece to "remain part of our story" ahead of elections that could throw the country's eurozone future into doubt.
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German men 'free to pee standing up'

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 18:16

A court in Germany has ruled in favour of a man's right to urinate while standing up after his landlord demanded money for damage to the bathroom floor.
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Ukraine rebels in land grab, says US

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 0:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Berlin

US Secretary of State John Kerry accuses rebels in east Ukraine of a "blatant land grab", as talks take place in Berlin to try to de-escalate the violence.
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Protest head quits amid 'Hitler' row

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 21:56

The head of Germany's "anti-Islamisation" movement quits after disparaging anti-refugee comments and a photo showing him apparently posing as Hitler emerge.
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Cameroon 'frees German hostage'

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 16:59
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Nigeria Nigeria

Cameroon says its military has freed a German hostage kidnapped in Nigeria by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
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German investor confidence rises

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 11:33

German investor confidence rose for the third month in a row in January, hitting its highest level since February 2014, a survey suggests.
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Aldi heirs win art dealer damages

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 10:54

The heirs to the Aldi supermarket empire in Germany win €19m in damages in a civil case over an art dealer's purchase of paintings and cars.
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Cameron makes 'full employment' vow

Monday, January 19th 2015, 9:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron will call for Britain to overtake Germany and become a nation of "full employment" in a speech setting out Conservative jobs pledges later.
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German 'anti-Islamisation' rally off

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 15:31

A planned rally by Germany's "anti-Islamisation" Pegida group is called off after police receive a "concrete" threat against one of the organisers.
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German police probe refugee death

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 15:56
related places: Dresden

Detectives in the east German city of Dresden are investigating the killing of an asylum seeker who was stabbed to death.
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German GP at Hockenheim - Ecclestone

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 14:58
related places: Hockenheim

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says the 2015 German grand prix will be held at Hockenheim despite a contract with Nurburgring.
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Merkel urges EU law on data tracking

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 12:56

Germany's Chancellor Merkel wants new EU rules soon on data retention, to help in the fight against terrorism.
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Shoe generates power from walking

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 8:40

German researchers have built shoe-sized devices that harvest power from the act of walking.
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Nazi camp row over asylum homes

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 12:17

Refugee organisations voice alarm at plans to house asylum seekers in a former outpost of a Nazi concentration camp in western Germany.
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German leaders join Muslim rally

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 21:16

The German president and chancellor have attended a Muslim community rally in Berlin to promote tolerance and religious freedom.
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Who is in Germany's Pegida movement?

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 9:21

Who, what, why? German Pegida rallies explained
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Limits on the Anglo-German friendship

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 1:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

German chancellor's support for UK PM can only go so far
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Thousands in rival German rallies

Monday, January 12th 2015, 22:20
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A record 25,000 join an anti-Islamisation rally in Dresden in the wake of the Paris attacks, but tens of thousands attend rival protests in Germany.
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Pegida's anti-Islam rallies stir fears of German Turks

Monday, January 12th 2015, 0:46

Anti-Islam protests rattle Germany's largest migrant group
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Dresden protest against Pegida

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 23:07
related places: Dresden

About 35,000 people have marched through the German city of Dresden in protest against recent so-called anti-Islamisation rallies, organisers say.
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German exports and production fall

Friday, January 9th 2015, 11:18

German exports and production fall in November, against a backdrop of slow German economic recovery in the European powerhouse.
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German nurse 'admits mass killing'

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 16:56

A former German nurse has admitted to killing 30 patients as part of an alleged effort to improve his resuscitation skills, a court is told.
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Euro sinks to fresh nine-year low

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 15:52

The euro sinks to a fresh nine-year low against the dollar, in part after a surprise decrease in German factory orders.
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Ukraine blames Russia for German hack

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 12:56
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine points the finger at Russia for German hack attack but do they have any evidence for the claims?
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Cameron: I can fix EU 'problem'

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 22:02

David Cameron says he is "convinced" he can "fix the problems" in Britain's relationship with Europe, as he held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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Germany 'must do more' to aid growth

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 22:02
related countries: France France

Germany has an "urgent responsibility" to invest more in the eurozone, France's economy minister has said.
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German 'Islamisation' demos decried

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 16:18

Politicians and celebrities in Germany join a campaign against Pegida, a group protesting against what it sees as the "Islamisation" of Europe.
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Rival German rallies over Islam

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 9:59

Rallies for and against the "anti-Islamisation" group Pegida have been held in a number of German cities, with thousands taking part.
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Podolski seals Inter loan switch

Monday, January 5th 2015, 18:16

Lukas Podolski seals a move from Arsenal to Inter Milan, joining the Italian side on loan until the end of the season.
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German inflation at five-year low

Monday, January 5th 2015, 15:02

Inflation in Germany fell to its lowest level in more than five years in December, official figures have shown.
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Greece must 'abide' by bailout terms

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 14:04
related countries: Greece Greece

Germany expects Greece to uphold the terms of its international bailout agreement, a spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel says.
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Actress Luise Rainer dies aged 104

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 8:54

Actress Luise Rainer, who became the first winner of consecutive Oscars in the 1930s, dies aged 104.
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VIDEO: SS Vega's WWII relief mission

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 8:29

People living in the war-torn Channel Islands 70 years ago faced a desperate plight as, after years of German occupation, food and medical supplies had all but run out.
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Fingerprint 'cloned from photos'

Monday, December 29th 2014, 12:43

Hacker Jan Krissler claims to have cloned the fingerprint of a German politician using standard photographs taken at an event.
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Germans 'should welcome' refugees

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 17:54

Germany's President uses his Christmas message to urge Germans to welcome refugees amid growing support for an anti-Islam group.
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VIDEO: 'Brutal country': Inside IS heartland

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 21:05

A German author given unprecedented access to territory controlled by Islamic State tells the BBC that IS is stronger, more brutal and harder to confront than he had expected.
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Rare visit reveals 'brutal' IS

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 10:09

A German author who spent time in Islamic State territory tells the BBC the group is stronger, more brutal and harder to confront than he expected.
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VIDEO: Disquiet in Dresden at anti-Islam rally

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 7:56
related places: Dresden

A record 17,500 people turn out for the latest "anti-Islamisation" rally in the German city of Dresden, according to police estimates.
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Record anti-Islam rally in Dresden

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 4:13
related places: Dresden

A record 17,500 people turn out for the latest "anti-Islamisation" rally in the German city of Dresden, according to police estimates.
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Hack causes 'damage' at steel works

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 13:01

A blast furnace at a German steel mill suffered "massive damage" following a cyber attack on the plant's network, says a report.
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Austrian crooner Udo Juergens dies

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 5:41
related countries: Austria Austria

Udo Juergens, one of the best-known pop stars in the German-speaking world and winner of Eurovision in 1966, dies at the age of 80.
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Germany wants more women in boardroom

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 2:23

Germany's drive to promote more women in business
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1. FSV Mainz 05 1-2 Bayern Munich

Friday, December 19th 2014, 21:54
related places: Mainz

Arjen Robben's last-minute winner ensures German leaders Bayern Munich end a successful 2014 with a dramatic win at Mainz.
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VIDEO: Farmers burn Merkel effigy at protest

Friday, December 19th 2014, 11:12
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Farmers burn an effigy of German Chancellor Angela Merkel outside the EU Commission building in Brussels during an anti-trade deal protest.
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Reus fined for no driving licence

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 13:09

Borussia Dortmund and Germany winger Marco Reus is fined over half a million pounds for driving without a licence.
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German road toll plan gets go-ahead

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 18:29

The German government approves plans for a controversial road toll, including charging foreigners for using the Autobahn.
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Pound heads Wada drugs investigation

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 16:03

The World Anti-Doping Agency says an independent commission will investigate allegations made in German TV documentaries.
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Anti-Islam march in German city

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 8:58
related places: Dresden

A controversial march against "Islamisation of the West", and a big counter-demonstration, are held in the German city of Dresden.
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Amazon strikes hit German depots

Monday, December 15th 2014, 11:37

A three-day strike begins at Amazon distribution depots in Germany in a dispute over pay and conditions.
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Friday, December 12th 2014, 12:33

Far-right arsonists are believed to have caused fires which damaged three buildings earmarked for asylum seekers in southern Germany.
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Prince hails WW1 truce memorial

Friday, December 12th 2014, 12:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cambridge

A memorial to the Christmas Truce in World War One - when British and German soldiers stopped fighting and played football - is dedicated by the Duke of Cambridge.
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Party over for Berlin mayor Wowereit

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 2:25
related places: Berlin

Berlin's mayor fetches his coat after 13 lively years
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Wada to investigate German TV claims

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 20:38

The World Anti-Doping Agency is to investigate allegations made in a series of German TV documentaries.
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No trial over Nazi massacre case

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 11:15
related countries: France France
related places: Cologne

A court in the German city of Cologne throws out the case of an 89-year-old man accused over an infamous Nazi massacre of civilians in France.
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Germany struggles to cope with asylum surge

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 8:26

Germany wants EU partners to take in more asylum seekers
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