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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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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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Bolshoi director leaves hospital

Monday, February 4th 2013, 8:53

The Bolshoi Ballet's artistic director Sergei Filin, injured in an acid attack last month, leaves hospital for further treatment in Germany.
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Russia invites anti-Assad leader

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 20:27
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Syrian opposition leader Moaz al-Khatib is invited to Moscow during his first direct talks with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov.
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German farm fire kills 86 camels

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 16:13

A night-time blaze sweeps through a camel farm in Germany's Black Forest region, killing 86 animals but causing no human casualties, police say.
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German inquiry into SS massacre

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 15:50
related countries: France France
related places: Glane, Oradour

German investigators open a new inquiry into the wartime massacre of 642 people by SS troops in the central French village of Oradour-sur-Glane.
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Spurs bring forward Holtby deal

Monday, January 28th 2013, 19:03

Germany international Lewis Holtby joins Tottenham following talks to bring forward his summer move.
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German minister plagiarism probe

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 11:31

Germany's Education Minister Annette Schavan faces a formal inquiry into allegations that parts of her doctoral thesis may have been plagiarised.
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Commerzbank plans 6,000 job cuts

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 9:23

Germany's second-biggest lender Commerzbank is planning to cut as many as 6,000 jobs, or more than 10% of its workforce.
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EU leaders warn Cameron over poll

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 18:41
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cameron, Eu

Germany and France warn that Britain cannot pick and choose the terms of its EU membership after Prime Minister David Cameron announces a referendum.
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Siemens' quarterly profits drop

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 7:53

German industrial giant Siemens reports a fall in quarterly profits, adding it expects no help this year from the weak global economy.
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VIDEO: France and Germany mark treaty

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 19:42
related countries: France France

France and Germany have marked the 50th anniversary of a treaty that helped to reconcile the two former foes.
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France and Germany mark treaty

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 17:39
related countries: France France

France and Germany mark the 50th anniversary of a treaty that helped to reconcile the two former foes and form the core of the European Union.
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European transactions tax agreed

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 13:28
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

EU finance ministers give the green light for 11 eurozone members, including France and Germany, to prepare a new tax on financial transactions.
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German investor confidence surges

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 11:37

Confidence among investors and analysts about the German economy surges to a 32-month high in January, according to a closely watched survey.
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VIDEO: Skilled migrants seek work in Germany

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 6:58

High unemployment across much of Europe has prompted many skilled workers to travel to Germany in search of opportunities
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Opposition wins in Lower Saxony

Monday, January 21st 2013, 12:42

Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledges a "painful" defeat in Lower Saxony after her coalition is edged out by centre-left opponents.
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VIDEO: Thieves dig hi-tech tunnel to bank vault

Friday, January 18th 2013, 4:38
related places: Berlin

Pictures have emerged of a tunnel that was built by thieves to break into a bank in Berlin earlier this week.
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Germany brings gold reserves home

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 12:27
related countries: France France, United States United States

Germany's central bank will bring back some of the gold it currently holds overseas, so that half of its reserves will be in its vaults by 2020.
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Russia 'spies' in Germany trial

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 15:22
related countries: Russia Russia

A married couple go on trial in Germany for spying for Russia over decades, in a case seen as one of the most intriguing cases since the Cold War.
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Germany's economy slows sharply

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 9:49

The German economy grew by 0.7% in 2012, a sharp slowdown on the previous year, preliminary figures show.
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Runaway boy drives across Europe

Saturday, January 12th 2013, 14:44
related countries: Italy Italy

A 13-year-old boy takes his father's Mercedes and drives from Italy all the way to Germany after an alleged row with his mother.
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German MPs warn over UK EU exit

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 17:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A delegation of visiting German MPs warns that the UK leaving the EU would be disastrous for its economy.
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Rattle to quit Berlin Philharmonic

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 16:57

Sir Simon Rattle announces he will leave as chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra after his contract expires in 2018.
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Klaus Kinski 'was child abuser'

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 16:55

The elder daughter of the late German film star Klaus Kinski, Pola, accuses her father of sexually abusing her between the ages of five and 19.
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German Church drops abuse inquiry

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 12:16

The Roman Catholic Church in Germany terminates an independent inquiry it commissioned into sexual abuse by clergy, citing a breakdown in trust.
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German exports in sharp decline

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 8:15

German exports fell sharply in November, hit by the economic weakness in the eurozone, official figures show.
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Berlin airport opening delayed

Monday, January 7th 2013, 15:07
related places: Berlin

The opening of a new airport for Berlin is delayed yet again until 2014 at the earliest, the latest in a series of setbacks for the project.
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VIDEO: Nato missiles sent to Syria border

Monday, January 7th 2013, 12:11
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey, United States United States
related places: Patriot

A Dutch convoy of Patriot missiles is travelling to the Turkish Syrian border to join German and US deployments, after a number of rockets from Syria hit targets inside Turkey.
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