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Germany's unemployment at record low

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 11:57

Germany's jobless total falls by 6,000 to a record low, latest figures show.
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EU quotas for migrants raise concern

Monday, June 1st 2015, 11:02
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

France and Germany say an EU Commission plan to redistribute 40,000 asylum seekers across the EU needs revision.
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Pressure grows for gay marriage in Germany

Friday, May 29th 2015, 17:11
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Irish vote inspires German gay marriage cause
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Germany 'hits global birth rate low'

Friday, May 29th 2015, 16:12

A study says Germany's birth rate has slumped to the lowest in the world, prompting fears labour market shortages will damage the economy.
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Merkel: I'll work with UK on EU change

Friday, May 29th 2015, 15:23

Angela Merkel says she does not rule out future treaty changes as she promises to work "constructively" with the UK on EU reform.
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German business warns UK over EU vote

Friday, May 29th 2015, 1:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK exit from the European Union would be "disastrous" for Britain and Germany warns the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
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Most-wanted Nazi 'unfit for trial'

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 19:05

Former SS lieutenant Gerhard Sommer, at the top of a most-wanted list of Nazis, has been declared unfit for trial by prosecutors in Germany.
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Crew flee ship amid N Sea blast fears

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 10:13

A crew abandons a container ship a few miles off the German coast amid fears that its cargo of fertiliser could explode.
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WW2 bomb prompts Cologne evacuation

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 9:44
related places: Cologne

Some 20,000 people in the German city of Cologne are forced to leave their homes as authorities defuse a one-tonne bomb from World War Two.
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German woman, 65, 'has quadruplets'

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 10:25

A 65-year-old German woman gives birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure, Germany's RTL television reports.
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German pilots may get spot medicals

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 10:34

Germany's Lufthansa considers random medical checks on pilots, to help prevent any future disaster like the Germanwings crash.
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EU Riga summit 'not against Russia'

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 20:17
related countries: Latvia Latvia, Russia Russia

The EU opens summit talks with six ex-Soviet states in Latvia, with the EU's Donald Tusk saying it is not a "beauty contest" to isolate Russia.
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Bronze Age Danish girl 'German-born'

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 16:01
related countries: Denmark Denmark

New research reveals that a girl buried 3,400 years ago in Denmark who became one of the country's best-known Bronze Age relics was probably born in Germany.
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German train drivers call off strike

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 7:44

Germany's train drivers have agreed to call off their strike and enter mediation with Deutsche Bahn.
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'Hitler's horse sculptures' found

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 18:16

Two bronze horse statues that once stood in front of Adolf Hitler's chancellery are recovered by German police.
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German rail strike causes delays

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 14:51

Millions of rail passengers are hit by delays in Germany after Deutsche Bahn's drivers go on strike again.
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VIDEO: Germany's railways grind to a halt

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 10:13

Millions of commuters in Germany have had their travel plans disrupted as train drivers across the country stage their ninth strike in just 11 months.
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Deutsche Bank mulls UK EU exit plan

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 8:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Deutsche Bank has set up a "working group" to review whether to move parts of its British divisions to Germany if the UK leaves the EU.
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German train drivers to strike again

Monday, May 18th 2015, 19:28

Drivers for Germany's Deutsche Bahn have declared a fresh strike, marking the ninth walkout in just 11 months.
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German police 'assaulted migrants'

Monday, May 18th 2015, 13:13

German prosecutors investigate alleged police brutality towards migrants in the city of Hanover, which may have amounted to torture.
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Two dead in German train crash

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 14:39

At least two people have been killed and 20 injured in western Germany after a train collided with a tractor-trailer on a level crossing, police say.
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Bomb scare halts Germany model show

Friday, May 15th 2015, 8:45

The live final of Germany's Next Topmodel is taken off air and thousands of spectators are evacuated following a bomb scare at the arena.
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German hailstorm causes injuries

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 11:19

At least nine people are injured and dozens of homes damaged by large hailstones in southern Germany.
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VIDEO: Rescued Syria migrant's journey to Germany

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 22:15
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

As the British government says it will opt out of European plans for a quota system for migrants, Damian Grammaticas meets one Syrian who has reached Germany.
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No new Berlin Philharmonic conductor

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 8:30

Members of Berlin Philharmonic orchestra are unable to agree on who should be their next chief conductor.
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Henkel buys Colgate-Palmolive brands

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 6:10
related countries: Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand

German consumer goods giant Henkel is buying Colgate-Palmolive's laundry brands in Australia and New Zealand for €220m ($245m; £157m).
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Berlin Philharmonic votes on top job

Monday, May 11th 2015, 10:32

The Berlin Philharmonic orchestra is electing a chief conductor and artistic director to succeed Sir Simon Rattle.
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Merkel in Moscow for WWII ceremony

Sunday, May 10th 2015, 14:09
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

The German chancellor attends a ceremony in Moscow to commemorate Russia's WW2 victims, after skipping a military parade over tensions with Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Ex-con artist now making millions

Saturday, May 9th 2015, 8:23

A German forger who conned the art world out of millions of dollars is holding his first exhibition since becoming a free man.
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Germany 'cuts help' for NSA searches

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 16:55
related countries: United States United States

Germany's intelligence agency, the BND, is cutting down the level of spying it carries out for the US, according to German media reports.
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Siemens to cut 4,500 jobs worldwide

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 16:08

German electronics giant Siemens plans to cut 4,500 jobs - 1% of its global workforce - as it misses profit forecasts.
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When German soldiers turned against the SS

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 12:22

When Germans joined Americans battling the SS
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'Last of US-German Moon team' dies

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 1:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moon

Oscar Holderer, believed to be the last member of the post-WW2 German team whose rocket took US astronauts to the Moon, dies at 95.
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Merkel offers to testify in spy row

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 21:21
related countries: United States United States

Chancellor Angela Merkel offers to give evidence to MPs amid reports that German intelligence helped the US spy on Germany and its neighbours.
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Pro-Putin bikers granted German entry

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 17:02
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Berlin

A court in Berlin rules bikers said to be from the Russian nationalist Night Wolves group can enter Germany to mark the defeat of the Nazis.
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SUV sales boost BMW's earnings

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 13:01

German carmaker BMW speeds past quarterly earnings expectations, thanks to strong SUV sales.
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German arrests over 'terror' plot

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 9:58

German police arrest four people suspected of plotting to attack Muslims and asylum seekers.
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Tornado as storms hit north Germany

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 9:09
related places: Hamburg

Violent storms sweep northern Germany, triggering a tornado that hit a small town and leaving one person dead in Hamburg.
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VIDEO: Tornado hits northern Germany

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 23:50
related places: Hamburg

Violent storms in northern Germany have caused widespread damage, triggering a tornado in a town and leaving one person dead in the city of Hamburg.
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Austria and Germany in 'spying' row

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 20:22
related countries: Austria Austria, United States United States

Austria files a legal complaint against "an unnamed party" after reports that Germany helped the US to spy on European targets.
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German firms rap rail strike leaders

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 12:47

German businesses criticise rail union leaders after drivers for the country's Deutsche Bahn rail operator begin a week-long strike in an increasingly bitter row over pay.
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Lufthansa facing more cost-cutting

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 7:21

German airline Lufthansa, hit by a series of strikes, warns of more cost-cutting despite a profits improvement in the first quarter.
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Merkel pressed on German spy scandal

Monday, May 4th 2015, 16:29
related countries: United States United States

Chancellor Angela Merkel comes under pressure inside her government to disclose a list of spying targets handed to German intelligence by the US.
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German train drivers go on strike

Monday, May 4th 2015, 15:03

Drivers for Germany's Deutsche Bahn begin a week-long strike, their eighth walkout in 10 months of wage negotiations.
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Murray wins first clay-court title

Monday, May 4th 2015, 14:01

Briton Andy Murray wins his first clay-court title, beating German Philipp Kohlschreiber in the Munich Open final.
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Russia ballet great Plisetskaya dies

Saturday, May 2nd 2015, 21:16
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian ballet legend Maya Plisetskaya - who captivated audiences around the world - has died in Germany, aged 89, the director of the Bolshoi Theatre says.
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Airbus to sue over German spying row

Friday, May 1st 2015, 8:00
related countries: United States United States

Aviation giant Airbus says it will file a criminal complaint over allegations in the media that German spies helped the US carry out industrial espionage.
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The rape of Berlin

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 23:02
related places: Berlin

How Soviet troops took revenge on German women
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Commerzbank's bonus plan blocked

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 18:40

The German government blocks a plan by Commerzbank to increase bonuses for its top performers to 200% of their basic salary.
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German police 'foil terrorist plot'

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 14:58
related places: Frankfurt

Police in Germany believe they have foiled a terror plot after seizing weapons and explosives in an apartment near Frankfurt, local media say.
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Murray makes winning start on clay

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 13:50

Andy Murray begins his clay-court season with a comfortable win over Germany's Mischa Zverev at the Munich Open.
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Spy scandal turns tables on Merkel government

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 12:30
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: Merkel

Embarrassment over allegations Germany spied on France for the US
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Rubella eradicated from Americas

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 20:24

North and South America become the first regions to completely eradicate rubella, or German measles, after no cases in five years
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Bayern Munich 1-1 Borussia Dortmund

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 22:34

Bayern Munich miss all four of their penalties as Borussia Dortmund reach the German Cup final after a shootout.
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Bayern Munich win 25th German title

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 17:27
related places: Wolfsburg

Bayern Munich claim a third consecutive Bundesliga title courtesy of Wolfsburg's loss to Borussia Monchengladbach.
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Putin-backed bikers head for Berlin

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 21:59
related countries: Poland Poland, Russia Russia
related places: Berlin

An ultra-patriotic Russian bike club begins a controversial ride to Berlin, despite Polish warnings that it will not allow them across the border.
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VIDEO: Putin's 'Hells Angels' ride on Berlin

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 17:51
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Berlin, Moscow

A Russian biker group, famed for their patriotism, have set off from Moscow hoping to recreate the route taken by the Red Army 70 years ago and travel to Berlin.
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German student death accused 'sorry'

Friday, April 24th 2015, 11:05

The 18-year-old accused of causing the death of student teacher Tugce Albayrak cries in court as he admits hitting her.
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VIDEO: Germany to Australia in a kayak

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 0:57
related countries: Australia Australia

Sandy Robson is on a five-year expedition from Germany to Australia in a kayak.
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Auschwitz guard admits 'moral guilt'

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 15:10

A 93-year-old former Nazi SS guard, known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz", admits he is "morally" guilty of aiding the killing of 300,000 Jews.
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Global woes rattle German investors

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 12:34

Investor sentiment in Germany has shown an unexpected fall after rising steadily for the past five months, the closely watched ZEW survey indicates.
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Profile: Oskar Groening, 'bookkeeper of Auschwitz'

Monday, April 20th 2015, 23:58

Former Nazi death camp guard on trial in Germany
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Emotional tributes to Alps crash dead

Friday, April 17th 2015, 14:17

Emotional tributes are paid to the victims of last month's Germanwings crash at a memorial service at Cologne cathedral.
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Pain of Germanwings school families

Friday, April 17th 2015, 1:01

Germany remembers school victims of Alps crash
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Germany 'headed for higher growth'

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 10:50

Four leading German economic institutes have raised their growth forecast for the country's economy as a result of falling oil prices and the depreciation of the euro.
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Record dive rescues sunken treasure

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 14:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The deepest salvage operation in history rescues a treasure trove of silver rupee coins, sunk by a German U-boat in 1942 while en route from Bombay to England.
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German author Guenter Grass dies

Monday, April 13th 2015, 16:39

Guenter Grass, German Nobel literature prize winner and author of The Tin Drum, has died aged 87.
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