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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: news

AUDIO: Should Merkel be afraid of centre-right?

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 9:45

A new political party has been founded there called Alternative fur Deutschland, Alternative for Germany. From Berlin, the BBC's Steve Evans reports.
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Rehhagel in Greece 'charm offensive'

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 22:42
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens, Berlin

Berlin enlists the help of Otto Rehhagel, a much-loved football coach in Athens, to make Germany popular again in crisis-hit Greece.
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Ai Weiwei creating tents project

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 12:16
related countries: China China

Prominent Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to create a major work for this summer's Emscherkunst triennial art festival in the Ruhr region of western Germany.
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Double helicopter crash in Berlin

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 11:08
related places: Berlin

Several people are reported to be dead or injured after a helicopter crash near Berlin's Olympic Stadium during a police exercise.
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Runaway lorry scare on German road

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 16:10

A heavy lorry careers along a German motorway for 10km (six miles) with an unconscious driver at the wheel, but nobody is hurt.
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Lufthansa calls off 500 flights

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 15:49

German airline Lufthansa, Europe's largest by revenue, cancels more than 500 flights in advance of a mass walkout on Thursday.
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German court to hear Afghan lawsuit

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 9:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A German court is to hear multi-million euro lawsuit by 79 Afghan families seeking damages for the deaths of dozens of civilians killed in an air strike.
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VIDEO: Cyprus warned over bailout rejection

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 8:07
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Germany's finance minister has warned Cyprus that its crisis-stricken banks may never be able to reopen if it rejects the terms of a bailout.
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Cyprus warned over bailout rejection

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 3:26
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warns Cyprus that its banks may never be able to reopen, after its parliament rejected a bailout deal.
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Cyprus 'can amend bailout terms'

Monday, March 18th 2013, 21:15
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Cyprus can amend terms to a bailout deal that has sparked huge public anger, German and European bank officials say, as a key vote is again delayed.
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VIDEO: Hoff delights crowd at Berlin Wall demo

Monday, March 18th 2013, 8:01

David Hasselhoff has joined a campaign to stop bulldozers breaching the longest surviving remnant of the Berlin Wall.
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The sweet sound of quality success

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 17:28

How tiny German firms spent 400 years building musical industry
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VIDEO: 'N-word' sparks censorship debate

Saturday, March 16th 2013, 9:20

A publisher in Germany is to remove the offensive 'n-word' from one of its children's books, following a complaint from a parent.
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VIDEO: Bolshoi director 'may recover sight'

Friday, March 15th 2013, 21:58
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

The artistic director of Moscow's Bolshoi ballet, who was nearly blinded in an acid attack, has been speaking at the medical clinic in Germany where he is being treated.
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Bolshoi director 'may recover sight'

Friday, March 15th 2013, 18:54

The artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet may recover enough of his sight to work again, doctors treating him at a German hospital say.
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BMW sees 'most successful year'

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 12:34

German carmaker BMW says 2012 was the best year in its history after it posted a rise in profits and record revenues.
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Germany to allow 'false name' births

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 1:10

The German cabinet passes a bill allowing women to use a false name when giving birth in hospital, to stop unwanted babies from being abandoned.
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Commerzbank to cut government stake

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 17:39

The German lender Commerzbank is planning to raise capital to reduce the government's stake to less than 20% of the company.
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Germany bans three Islamist groups

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 17:17

German authorities ban three ultra-conservative Salafist Islamist groups for being "anti-democratic" and make a wave of raids against them.
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Europe faces more snow travel chaos

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 10:07
related countries: France France

Transport in France, Belgium and Germany continues to be severely disrupted by severe winter weather, although snowfalls ease.
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Germany's n-word race debate

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 1:01

A father's fight to ban the N-word in German books
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Schalke 2-3 Galatasaray (3-4 agg)

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 23:37

Galatarasary reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Schalke 04 in Germany.
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Hitler assassination plotter dies

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 20:41

Former German army lieutenant Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist, who took part in a plot to assassinate German leader Adolf Hitler, has died.
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German imports signal growth rebound

Monday, March 11th 2013, 11:12

German imports rebound strongly in January, suggesting that economic growth in the country may be set to recover after an autumn downturn.
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Affection for Britain brews in Germany

Monday, March 11th 2013, 1:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Why affection for Britain is brewing in Germany
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Children die in German house blaze

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 18:49
related places: Backnang

A fire sweeps through an apartment building in the German town of Backnang, killing eight people - reportedly a mother and her seven children.
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Colombia rebels free German brothers

Friday, March 8th 2013, 19:13
related countries: Colombia Colombia

German pensioners Uwe and Gunther Breuer are freed by Colombian ELN rebels who had held them hostage in north-eastern Colombia since November.
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VIDEO: Woman rescued from remote glacier

Friday, March 8th 2013, 12:12
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A German tourist has been rescued after she slipped into a crevasse in the mountains of a remote New Zealand glacier.
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Army bases to close as troops return

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 19:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Four Army bases are to close as part of a shake-up to accommodate thousands of troops returning from Germany.
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Bayer to challenge India drug ruling

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 10:23
related countries: India India

German drug maker Bayer says it will challenge India's decision to allow the production of a cheaper generic copy of a patented cancer drug.
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Germany threatens Schengen veto

Monday, March 4th 2013, 11:08
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Romania Romania

Germany says it will not allow Bulgaria or Romania to join the EU's passport-free Schengen zone if the issue is put to a vote in the EU on Thursday.
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In pictures: Berlin Wall protest

Friday, March 1st 2013, 13:34

Protests over plans to move surviving part of the Berlin Wall
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Union agrees Opel's restructure plan

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 15:32

German trade union IG Metall agrees to Opel's plan to restructure its German operations.
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Who pays for the greening of Germany?

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 0:03

Consumers pay for Germany's green revolution
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Germany investigating egg 'fraud'

Monday, February 25th 2013, 20:15

German authorities investigate 200 farms accused of mislabelling their eggs as organic in what the farm minister said would be fraud "on a grand scale".
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Conductor Sawallisch dies aged 89

Monday, February 25th 2013, 14:18

Wolfgang Sawallisch, one of Germany's greatest conductors, dies at the age of 89.
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US denies Afghanistan troops claim

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 14:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta rejects Germany's claim that he confirmed the number of US troops to stay in Afghanistan after Nato's exit.
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The Germans who tried to topple Hitler

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 1:52

The German students who urged people to rise up against Hitler
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BMW recalls 720,000 cars worldwide

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 18:55

German carmaker BMW recalls 720,000 cars, mostly in North America, over potential electrical problems that may cause unexpected stalling.
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Amazon fires German security firm

Monday, February 18th 2013, 13:53

Online retailer Amazon ends the contract of a security firm used at one of its German warehouses following complaints about workers' conditions.
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Germany 'likely to avoid recession'

Monday, February 18th 2013, 12:41

Germany will avoid recession and return to growth in the first quarter of 2013, the country's central bank says.
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G20 vows to tackle tax avoidance

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 8:57
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

G20 finance ministers meeting in Moscow pledge to crack down on tax avoidance by multinationals, and vow to abstain from "currency wars".
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Germany probes Amazon warehouses

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 22:41

Germany demands explanations from the online retailer Amazon after a documentary showed seasonal workers being harassed by security guards.
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Romanian film wins top Berlin prize

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 21:24
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania Romania
related places: Berlin

The Romanian film Child's Pose picks up the Golden Bear for best film at the Berlin film festival, while an unemployed Bosnian Roma wins best actor.
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Osborne urges global tax rule reform

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 12:59
related countries: France France

Chancellor George Osborne joins French and German counterparts at the G20 summit to call for global rules to tackle corporate tax avoidance.
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New head of Vatican bank appointed

Friday, February 15th 2013, 13:37
related places: Ernst, Freyberg

Outgoing Pope Benedict XVI selects German lawyer Ernst von Freyberg to head the Vatican's embattled bank as one of his last major appointments.
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Germany's Commerzbank to cut bonuses

Friday, February 15th 2013, 11:05

Germany's second-largest bank, Commerzbank, slashes bonuses for 2012 as a result of "unsatisfactory net profit".
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Sutil in line for shock F1 return

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 15:46

German ex-Formula 1 driver Adrian Sutil has a seat fitting at the Force India team and may drive in a pre-season test.
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Germany finds horsemeat in lasagne

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 11:16

Germany is the latest country to report horsemeat DNA in processed beef, as authorities across the EU are told to conduct tests.
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VIDEO: Dresden survivor's story

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 11:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Dresden

Sixty-eight years ago today, British and American Air Forces dropped more than 2,600 tonnes of high-explosive bombs on the German town of Dresden.
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Kraftwerk to headline T in the Park

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 10:41

The organisers of T in the Park announce German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk are to headline this year's festival.
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German 'plagiarism' minister quits

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 14:22

German Education Minister Annette Schavan resigns after a university stripped her of her doctorate for plagiarism.
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Christmas truce matches 'replayed'

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 13:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Football matches played between British and German soldiers during the Christmas truce of World War I could be recreated for next year's centenary celebrations.
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Child abuse at RAF base investigated

Friday, February 8th 2013, 20:53
related places: Berlin

Sex abuse allegations of children at a former Royal Air Force base in Berlin are investigated by the RAF police.
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German brothel job offer shocks girl

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 17:34

A German job centre apologises after offering work as a hostess in a brothel to a teenage girl, according to a local newspaper.
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Kraftwerk begin Tate Modern shows

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 10:14

German electro pioneers Kraftwerk win rave reviews for the first of their eagerly-anticipated series of eight shows at the Tate Modern.
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German minister stripped of thesis

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 23:47

A German university votes to strip Education Minister Annette Schavan of her doctorate after an investigation into plagiarism allegations.
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ELN rebels hold German pensioners

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 18:32
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Two men seized by left-wing guerrillas in Colombia are German pensioners and were touring South America, German officials confirm.
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