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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

Killer Rockefeller imposter jailed

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 19:12

A German man who pretended to be heir to the Rockefeller oil fortune is sentenced for killing his California landlady's adult son in 1985.
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German artist wins Nazi salute case

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 9:57

A German artist prosecuted for performing Nazi salutes is acquitted, after claiming artistic expression.
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Merkel woos voters as steady leader

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 8:40

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, launches her campaign for a third term by pointing to economic successes and fiscal discipline.
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VIDEO: Merkel launches bid for third term

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 6:14

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has launched her campaign for re-election for a third term.
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Eurozone comes out of recession

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 10:47

The eurozone has emerged from recession after 18 months of economic contraction, figures indicate.
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RWE to close or idle power plants

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 7:07

German power giant RWE, which owns Npower, is mothballing or closing some gas and coal-fired power stations because of an increase in renewable energy.
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VIDEO: German town begins turtle hunt

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 18:22
related places: Irsee

A lake in the southern German town of Irsee has been drained, as part of the efforts to try and catch a turtle suspected of attacking a boy over the weekend.
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Herzog warns of texting and driving

Monday, August 12th 2013, 15:18

A new documentary by German director Werner Herzog warns of the dangers of texting and driving.
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Djokovic through in Rogers Cup

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 7:01

World number one Novak Djokovic beats Florian Mayer of Germany to progress to the third round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.
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VIDEO: CCTV spots bear stealing bins

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 9:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Colorado

A bear has been caught on CCTV dragging away a bin full of old food from behind a German restaurant in Colorado in the US.
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AUDIO: Grimm's stories 'full of sex and violence'

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 8:05
related places: Grimm

It is 200 years since Grimm's Fairy Tales were first published - but the original German stories were more brutal than many realise, as BBC Berlin correspondent Steve Evans reports.
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West Germany 'sponsored doping'

Monday, August 5th 2013, 14:12

German officials demand publication of a partially-leaked study which reportedly alleges that West Germany engaged in systematic doping of athletes.
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German boy finds 'mummy' in attic

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 16:02

A 10-year-old boy playing in his grandmother's attic in northern Germany comes across a sarcophagus complete with what looks like a mummy.
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How German autos beat British motors

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 23:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

How German autos beat British motors
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Kohl 'wanted half of Turks out'

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 22:34

Ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl wanted to halve the number of Turks in West Germany in the early 1980s, documents cited by a German magazine show.
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New Siemens boss 'to return order'

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 14:44

The new boss of the German engineering firm Siemens says his priority is to stabilise the company after its former chief executive was dumped this week.
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German smoker faces flat eviction

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 10:29

A court in Germany rules that a man who smokes in a rented flat can be evicted if the smoke gets into public areas of an apartment block.
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Tax charge for Bayern Munich chief

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 14:58

German prosecutors charge the president of European champions Bayern Munich, Uli Hoeness, with tax evasion after a lengthy inquiry.
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Wiebe wins Senior Open in play-off

Monday, July 29th 2013, 8:57
related countries: United States United States

American Mark Wiebe beats Germany's Bernhard Langer on the fifth play-off hole to win the Senior Open at Royal Birkdale.
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VIDEO: Problems of poverty in Germany

Monday, July 29th 2013, 5:31

Throughout the financial crisis in the eurozone, Germany has been held up as a model of financial stability - but it is also a country that is suffering its own economic headaches.
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Germany 1-0 Norway

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 16:03
related countries: Norway Norway

Anja Mittag scores and Nadine Angerer saves two penalties as Germany beat Norway 1-0 in the European Championship final.
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Siemens poised to axe boss Loescher

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 10:11

Siemens looks set to axe chief executive Peter Loescher after the German industrial giant issued another profit warning last week.
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Norway 1-1 Denmark (4-2 on pens)

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 21:39
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Norway Norway

Norway beat Denmark on penalties to secure a place in the final of the European Championship against Germany.
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Aston Martin teams up with Mercedes

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 12:57

Aston Martin teams up with the German carmaker Mercedes to develop a new generation of engines and components.
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German poster campaign to find Nazis

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 22:41

A poster campaign is launched in Germany aimed at tracking down the last surviving Nazi war criminals not yet brought to justice.
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Can Nazi symbols be art?

Friday, July 19th 2013, 16:19

German performer defends Nazi salute in court
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Manchester City legend Trautmann dies

Friday, July 19th 2013, 14:14

Former Manchester City keeper Bert Trautmann, who played in the 1956 FA Cup final with a broken neck, dies aged 89.
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German minister hails Greek reforms

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 13:57
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Germany's finance minister, a supporter of austerity, praises Greek economic reforms after parliament voted through fresh public sector cuts.
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Formula 1 boss Ecclestone indicted

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 21:20

Formula 1 motor racing boss Bernie Ecclestone is indicted by a prosecutor in Germany on a charge of bribing a former banker.
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Chechens fuel Germany asylum surge

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 12:46
related countries: Russia Russia

The number of people seeking political asylum in Germany has soared, many of them Chechens who fled Russia, officials say.
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Merkel vows better data protection

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 22:10

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will push for tougher data protection laws in the EU, following revelations of widespread spying on the web.
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Marquez takes German GP victory

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 13:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Marc Marquez moves top of the standings with victory at the German GP as Britain's Cal Crutchlow finishes second.
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Italian league lacks quality - Nesta

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 13:54
related countries: Italy Italy, Spain Spain

Former Italy international Alessandro Nesta says Serie A lacks the quality of the English, German and Spanish leagues.
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What Vodafone sees in autistic people

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 1:04

Special skills get autistic people into German jobs
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Lorenzo has heavy crash in Germany

Friday, July 12th 2013, 15:11

MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo suffers another big crash two weeks after breaking his collarbone.
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The German settlers who left their mark on Palestine

Friday, July 12th 2013, 0:05

The Christian settlement doomed by the rise of the Nazis
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German 'energy bender' in trouble?

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 1:11

Fears that Germany’s conversion to renewables could prove costly
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FIA bans media from GP pit lanes

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 19:49

Formula 1's governing body has banned media from pit lanes after a cameraman was injured at the German Grand Prix.
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Crash not my fault, says Cavendish

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 18:23
related countries: France France

Mark Cavendish claims he was not at fault for a crash at the end of stage 10 of the Tour de France, won by Marcel Kittel.
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Benteke submits transfer request

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 6:31

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke submits a transfer request but the club still expect him to stay.
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Memorial for Nazi 'euthanasia' dead

Monday, July 8th 2013, 20:43

Work begins on a memorial in Germany for the 300,000 people murdered by the Nazis for having mental and physical disabilities or chronic illnesses.
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F1 cameramen confined to pit wall

Monday, July 8th 2013, 15:51

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says camera crews will only film from pit lane wall following injury to cameraman at the German GP.
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German exports to eurozone fall 9.6%

Monday, July 8th 2013, 9:31
related countries: China China

German exports suffered their sharpest fall since 2009 as demand in China eased off and eurozone exports fell by 9.6%.
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Wins a long way off - Hamilton

Monday, July 8th 2013, 6:21
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton believes his first win for Mercedes is still a long way off after finishing fifth at the German Grand Prix.
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British cameraman hurt in pit drama

Sunday, July 7th 2013, 14:51

A British cameraman is hurt by a loose wheel after a botched pit stop involving Red Bull's Mark Webber at the German GP.
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Vettel wins gripping German GP

Sunday, July 7th 2013, 13:54

Sebastian Vettel wins the German Grand Prix after a battle with Lotus's Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean.
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Hamilton wary of Red Bull threat

Saturday, July 6th 2013, 16:46
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton believes he has a chance to beat the Red Bulls to German GP victory, but predicts it will be "very hard".
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Hamilton on pole in Germany

Saturday, July 6th 2013, 13:11
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton beats Sebastian Vettel to pole position at his Mercedes team's home German Grand Prix.
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Vettel sets searing practice pace

Saturday, July 6th 2013, 10:06

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel sets a stunning pace in final practice ahead of Nico Rosberg at the German Grand Prix.
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Vettel top as revised tyres hold out

Friday, July 5th 2013, 15:48

Sebastian Vettel is fastest as F1's first day of track action passes without incident following tyre failures at the British GP.
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Lisicki and Bartoli set for final

Friday, July 5th 2013, 14:56
related countries: France France

Wimbledon will have a new women's champion on Saturday with Germany's Sabine Lisicki facing Marion Bartoli of France in the final.
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Hamilton heads Rosberg in Germany

Friday, July 5th 2013, 9:41
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton headed team-mate Nico Rosberg in first practice at the German Grand Prix as Mercedes' strong form continued.
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F1 drivers threaten German GP boycott

Friday, July 5th 2013, 7:52

Formula 1 drivers threaten to boycott the German Grand Prix if there is a repeat of the tyre failures at Silverstone on Sunday.
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Talking train window ads tested

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 15:07

Adverts created by vibrating train windows, making sounds appear to come from within commuters' heads, could soon be launched in Germany.
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Merkel warns on youth unemployment

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 15:02

Youth unemployment is "perhaps the most pressing European problem", German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said, ahead of an EU meeting.
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Russia spy couple jailed in Germany

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 15:01
related countries: Russia Russia

A married couple are sent to jail in Germany after being found guilty of spying for Russia for about 20 years.
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English rude word goes German

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 11:00

Germany's standard dictionary includes a vulgar English term, used by Chancellor Angela Merkel among others, as an acceptable German word.
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Pirelli strengthens tyres after failures

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 10:27

Pirelli will strengthen its tyres ahead of the German Grand Prix to try to avoid the blowouts seen at Silverstone.
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EU outrage over US bugging claims

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 20:50
related countries: France France, United States United States

France and Germany are demanding the United States comes clean over claims its intelligence services have been spying on European Union offices.
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VIDEO: EU outrage over US bugging claims

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 18:16
related countries: France France, United States United States

The French and German governments are demanding the United States comes clean over allegations that its intelligence services have been spying on European Union offices.
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