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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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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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Djourou to join Hannover on loan

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 13:35
related places: Hannover

Arsenal defender Johan Djourou will move to German side Hannover 96 on loan until the end of the season.
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Germany retail sales up in 2012

Friday, January 4th 2013, 10:41

Retail sales in Germany rose 2.1% last year as Europe's largest economy took the eurozone debt crisis in its stride, figures show.
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Organ donor scandal hits Germany

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 10:43
related places: Leipzig

Prosecutors investigate an organ donor scandal in the east German city of Leipzig in which doctors allegedly manipulated a waiting list for livers.
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VIDEO: Inside German soviet nuclear base

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 8:53
related places: Berlin

A guided tour of the nuclear facility near Berlin which stored Soviet missiles targeting Western Europe.
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Afghan blast families sue Germany

Friday, December 28th 2012, 15:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Families of dozens of Afghan civilians killed in a 2009 airstrike sue the German government for 3.3m euros (£2.7m; $4.3m) in damages.
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VIDEO: Silent night... or not, as crowd sings

Monday, December 24th 2012, 1:13
related places: Berlin

More than 22,000 fans of the Berlin football team FC Union have joined forces to sing Christmas carols at their stadium, in a tradition which had a much smaller beginning in 2003.
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Talabani in Germany for treatment

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 16:17

Jalal Talabani arrives in Germany for further treatment following a reported stroke, after doctors said his condition had improved sufficiently to permit travel.
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Sick Iraq leader 'to go abroad'

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 15:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani will be flown to Germany for further treatment, officials say, after reportedly suffered a stroke.
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German business confidence rises

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 13:12

German business confidence rose for the second month in a row in December, according to a closely-watched survey.
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War letters delivered 71 years late

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 7:24
related countries: Jersey Jersey

WWII letters from German soldiers in Jersey arrive 71 years late
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Facebook real name row in Germany

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 10:24

Facebook is ordered to stop making people use their real names on the social network by a German data protection body.
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Court orders Argentine ship freed

Saturday, December 15th 2012, 17:25
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Ghana Ghana

A UN court based in Germany orders the release of the Argentine naval ship ARA Libertad, impounded by Ghana over a debt dispute.
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New move to ban German far right

Friday, December 14th 2012, 15:30

Politicians in Germany ask the Constitutional Court to outlaw the far-right National Democratic Party, often accused of promoting neo-Nazi ideology.
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Deeper eurozone union 'agreed'

Friday, December 14th 2012, 13:55

EU leaders have agreed on a roadmap for eurozone integration beyond the deal on centralised banking supervision, Germany's Chancellor Merkel says.
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Damon fracking film set for Berlin

Friday, December 14th 2012, 10:16
related places: Berlin

Actor Matt Damon's film about the controversial shale gas industry is to screen in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival.
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Court vindicates rendition victim

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 15:27

The European Court of Human Rights awards a German citizen 60,000 euros after finding he was an innocent victim of extraordinary rendition by the CIA.
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Porsche breaks car sales record

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 17:50

German luxury carmaker Porsche says it has beaten its annual record for car sales, selling almost 129,000 sports cars so far in 2012.
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Deutsche Bank's offices raided

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 12:39

German prosecutors raid Deutsche Bank offices as part of an investigation into a tax evasion scheme involving the trading of carbon permits.
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GM to close Opel plant in Bochum

Monday, December 10th 2012, 12:49
related places: Bochum

Opel says it will end car production at its Bochum manufacturing plant in Germany in 2016 after production of its Zafira Tourer people carrier ends.
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VIDEO: Berlin 1920s cabaret venue uncovered

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 8:27

An old 1920s Berlin music hall, where cabaret was once performed, has been discovered in a derelict building which had been filled with WWII rubble.
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VIDEO: Giant Stollen cake on parade

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 2:08
related places: Dresden

Three tonnes of Christmas cake has been paraded through the German city of Dresden on the back of a horse-drawn carriage, to celebrate Stollenfest.
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The Italians who want to be Austrian

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 0:25
related countries: Austria Austria

The Italians who speak German and want to be Austrian
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Crisis dims German growth hopes

Friday, December 7th 2012, 12:58

Germany's central bank, the Bundesbank, cuts its growth forecast for next year, saying the country's economy could be entering recession.
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The German teenager who landed on Red Square

Friday, December 7th 2012, 0:38

The German teen who flew to Red Square in the Cold War
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EADS overhauls share structure

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 17:49
related countries: France France, Spain Spain

Germany is set to join France and Spain as a direct shareholder in EADS under new plans unveiled by the European aerospace and defence firm.
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Kraftwerk to play shows in Tate

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 14:42

German electro pioneers Kraftwerk will play eight shows at Tate Modern's Turbine Hall next year.
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German MPs approve Greece payment

Friday, November 30th 2012, 11:25
related countries: Greece Greece

The German parliament approves a bailout payment of 44bn euros for Greece by a large majority despite unease about the cost to taxpayers.
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Berlin's hi-tech boom in 'Silicon Allee'

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 0:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Can Berlin overtake London as Europe's hi-tech hub?
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Germany moves to ban bestiality

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 11:14

Germany's ruling coalition aims to ban sex with animals, in a legal change to strengthen animal welfare.
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