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News: Germany

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

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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Washington 'bugged key EU offices'

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 22:56
related countries: United States United States

The US bugged EU offices, Der Spiegel magazine says, citing a secret report allegedly leaked by US fugitive ex-security analyst Edward Snowden.
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Nazi Eichmann files to stay secret

Friday, June 28th 2013, 11:36

A German court rejects a journalist's request to see all German secret files on the Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann.
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Anglo bank tapes 'contemptible'

Friday, June 28th 2013, 8:15
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The leaked Anglo Irish Bank telephone conversations are damaging democracy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel says.
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Ex-champion Hewitt out of Wimbledon

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 18:17

Lleyton Hewitt, the 2002 Wimbledon champion, is knocked out of the 2013 tournament by German qualifier Dustin Brown.
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Road rage 'spurred motorway shooter'

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 11:38

Police in Germany say the man they have arrested over more than 700 motorway shootings fired at other vehicles because of anger at others' bad driving.
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German raids 'on Islamist network'

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 10:23

German police are reported to have raided an Islamist terror network which planned to use model aircraft to carry out an attack.
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Talking cars accelerate to launch

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 0:48

A coalition of Germany-based car and motorbike manufacturers are ready to launch a system that will let vehicles warn each other of hazards.
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How JFK's Berlin speech gave a city hope

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 0:17
related places: Berlin

How JFK's 'Ich bin ein Berliner' speech gave a city hope
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VIDEO: Germany: Europe's indispensable power

Monday, June 24th 2013, 23:43
related places: Berlin

The BBC's Europe Editor Gavin Hewitt goes to Berlin to find out how comfortable the Germans are with their new role as Europe's most influential economic superpower.
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German 'motorway shooter' arrested

Monday, June 24th 2013, 21:35

Police in Germany arrest a man suspected of being behind more than 700 shootings on the country's motorways since 2008.
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Vodafone seals Kabel Deutschland bid

Monday, June 24th 2013, 11:56

UK telecoms group Vodafone has agreed with the board of Kabel Deutschland to buy the German cable firm for 7.7bn euros (£6.6bn).
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German business confidence rises

Monday, June 24th 2013, 11:10

Germany's Ifo index of business sentiment rises slightly in June, raising hopes that the eurozone's largest economy is returning to growth
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Merkel and Putin view disputed art

Friday, June 21st 2013, 23:02
related countries: Russia Russia

Germany's Angela Merkel and Russia's Vladimir Putin visit an exhibition in St Petersburg of artworks looted from Germany by the USSR in World War II.
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Murray faces Becker at Wimbledon

Friday, June 21st 2013, 13:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wimbledon

British number one Andy Murray faces Germany's world number 95 Benjamin Becker in the first round of Wimbledon.
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Germany-Turkey diplomatic row erupts

Friday, June 21st 2013, 12:56
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Germany summons the Turkish ambassador in a row over Turkey's bid for membership of the European Union.
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Obama calls for nuclear arsenal cuts

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 20:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Berlin

Speaking at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, President Barack Obama calls for reductions to be made in US and Russian nuclear stockpiles.
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VIDEO: Obama visits Brandenburg Gate

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 18:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Berlin, Germans

US President Barack Obama has addressed thousands of Germans in Berlin, almost 50 years to the day since President John Kennedy delivered his famous ""Ich bin ein Berliner" speech.
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VIDEO: Obama to speak at Brandenburg Gate

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 4:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Berlin

US President Barack Obama has arrived in Berlin at the start of a visit during which he will address crowds at the city's famous Brandenburg Gate.
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Merkel advises jobless to get mobile

Friday, June 14th 2013, 12:25

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany tells the BBC young European job-seekers should be prepared to move in search of work.
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German police break art forgery ring

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 15:21

Police in Germany say they have broken up a multi-million pound international art forgery ring believed to have produced and sold more than 400 faked paintings.
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Berlin rebuilds historic palace

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 15:22
related places: Berlin

Germany begins work to reconstruct what was one of the world's grandest buildings, the 18th Century palace of Prussian kings in Berlin.
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Germans clash over euro rescue plan

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 10:37

Germany's top economic policymakers clash in court, setting out very divergent views on the legality of measures to tackle the eurozone crisis.
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Vodafone in German cable TV bid

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 9:32

Vodafone confirms it has approached Kabel Deutchland, Germany's biggest cable television company, for a bid thought to be worth 10bn euros.
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German banker axed for 'sleep error'

Monday, June 10th 2013, 22:06

A German court has ruled a bank supervisor was unfairly fired for missing a multi-million-euro error by a clerk who fell asleep during a transaction.
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WWII bomber raised from Channel

Monday, June 10th 2013, 20:26

A German World War II Dornier bomber has been raised from the bottom of the English Channel in a salvage operation by the RAF Museum.
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Thousands flee Central Europe floods

Monday, June 10th 2013, 14:40
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Hungary Hungary
related places: Budapest

Thousands of people are forced to leave their homes in parts of eastern Germany and Hungary as flood levels continue to rise.
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German economic growth forecasts cut

Friday, June 7th 2013, 8:13

Germany's central bank cuts the country's economic growth forecasts for 2013 and 2014, but says the economy's outlook "has become brighter".
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Dresden centre survives flood surge

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 21:28
related places: Dresden

The historic centre of Dresden is spared flooding as barriers hold when the Elbe peaks, but many other German cities remain under threat.
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VIDEO: Dresden braces for crest of flood

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 19:57
related places: Dresden

People in the German city of Dresden have worked through the night to shore up flood defences, as the swollen waters of the River Elbe reach a peak.
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Germans evacuated as levees break

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 21:45
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Dresden

Rescue helicopters in southern Germany pluck families from rooftops in the town of Deggendorf as the flood crisis along the Danube continues.
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Germany on alert as floods go north

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 15:15
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Cities in southern and eastern Germany are on high alert as a flood surge moves north from the Czech Republic.
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UK soldiers' Afghan abuse punished

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 15:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

One British soldier is fined and another has his rank reduced at a court martial after admitting abusing Afghan civilians.
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VIDEO: Flood waters rise at 15cm an hour

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 14:36
related places: Elbe

Cities in southern and eastern Germany are on high alert as heavy floodwaters swell rivers including the Elbe
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Floods bear down on Central Europe

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 11:43
related countries: Austria Austria, Czech Republic Czech Republic

Cities in southern and eastern Germany are on high alert for flooding as the waters begin to recede in Prague.
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AUDIO: Germany drops longest word

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 9:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Sebastian Borger, a German journalist based in London, says German people like compound words as they provide a "precise way of expressing yourself".
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Germany drops its longest word

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 21:26

The German language loses its longest word - containing 63 letters - thanks to a change in the law to conform with EU regulations
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Central Europe on alert for flooding

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 7:25
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, Switzerland Switzerland

At least four people have died as torrential rains take rivers to dangerous levels in Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria and Switzerland.
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Dempsey helps US shock Germany

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 22:59
related countries: United States United States

The United States beat Germany 4-3 in a friendly in Washington DC, with Spurs forward Clint Dempsey scoring twice.
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High winds delay WWII bomber bid

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 21:29

An attempt to raise a World War II German aircraft from the bottom of the English Channel is abandoned for the night because of high winds.
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VIDEO: Central Europe 'under water'

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 16:40
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, Switzerland Switzerland

Homes are evacuated across southern Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria and Switzerland as rivers reach dangerous levels following days of rain.
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Bayern win German cup to seal treble

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 20:06
related places: Stuttgart

Bayern Munich withstand a late Stuttgart fightback to win 3-2 in the German Cup final and secure a historic treble.
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Russia urged not to arm Syria troops

Friday, May 31st 2013, 19:48
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria, United States United States

The US and Germany call on Russia not to supply Syria's military with an advanced missile system, as fighting rages in the key town of Qusair.
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Teenager wins US spelling bee

Friday, May 31st 2013, 13:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A New York boy wins the Scripps National Spelling Bee with the Yiddish word "knaidel", overcoming his trouble with German-derived vocabulary.
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German population lower than thought

Friday, May 31st 2013, 11:18

Germany's first census since reunification reveals that it has 1.5 million fewer people than had been assumed.
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VIDEO: 'Co-ordination needed for growth'

Friday, May 31st 2013, 1:09
related countries: France France
related places: Eu, Paris

German chancellor Angela Merkel calls for greater co-ordination of economic policy among EU nations, at a meeting with the French president in Paris.
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German warning over ticket machines

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 11:34

Police in Germany are urging train passengers to be wary of ticket machines, which they say could explode, having been interfered with by thieves.
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Germany announces Holocaust payout

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 17:47

The German government announces an extra 800m euros (£685m) to care for elderly survivors of the Nazi Holocaust.
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Pencil extracted from man's head

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 12:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan man had a pencil stuck in his head for years, the German doctors who removed it say.
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German unemployment rises in May

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 10:45
related places: May

German unemployment rose during May, with bad weather and the high number of public holidays being blamed for the increase.
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Trio jailed for theft of coffins van

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 17:52
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Berlin

Three men are jailed in Poland for stealing three vans from a Berlin suburb, including one containing 12 coffins with bodies inside.
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African refugees stranded in Hamburg

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 16:55
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Hamburg

About 300 Africans who fled the 2011 war in Libya are now stranded in the north German city of Hamburg, where many of them are sleeping rough.
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