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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 rejects Swiss tax deal

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 16:29
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Germany's upper house of parliament rejects a deal with Switzerland to tax German assets held in Swiss bank accounts.
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VIDEO: New winter home for Hamburg's swans

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 12:11

Hamburg's famous Alster swans are relocated to a new enclosure so they can see out winter in warmth and safety.
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VIDEO: Rocky 'Das Musical' opens in Germany

Monday, November 19th 2012, 7:49

A musical version of boxing movie Rocky, backed by the film's star Sylvester Stallone, has opened in Germany.
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VIDEO: German surface mines expanding

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 3:07

One of Germany's biggest power companies is now producing 12% more electricity from coal than in 2011.
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Germany widens Holocaust payments

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 17:18

Some 80,000 Holocaust survivors who were not entitled to German compensation will now be eligible following changes made to a post-war treaty.
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Eurozone slides into recession

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 16:25

The eurozone returns to recession for the first time in three years as the bloc's economy contracts by 0.1% between July and September.
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German diplomat target in Greece

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 11:12
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Berlin, Thessaloniki

Protesters in Greece's second city, Thessaloniki, hurl coffee at a German diplomat amid resentment over austerity measures advocated by Berlin.
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Utility RWE raises its outlook

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 9:01

Germany's second-biggest utility, RWE, raises its outlook for 2012, in contrast to its rival E.On, which issued a profits warning on Tuesday.
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Utility E.On issues profit alert

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 10:31

Shares in E.On fall 9% after Germany's biggest power generator issues a profits warning and reports a quarterly loss.
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US re-elected to Rights Council

Monday, November 12th 2012, 19:17
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United States United States

The US, along with Germany and Ireland, win the only contested seats for re-election to the UN Human Rights Council.
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Merkel lauds crisis-hit Portugal

Monday, November 12th 2012, 17:31
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Lisbon

German Chancellor Angela Merkel praises Portugal's resolve in tackling its debt crisis, but faces angry anti-austerity protesters in Lisbon.
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Van Persie to miss Dutch friendly

Monday, November 12th 2012, 15:50
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Striker Robin van Persie withdraws from the Netherlands squad to face Germany on Wednesday due to a thigh problem.
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Cameron and Merkel talks 'warm'

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 22:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have held "open, warm and friendly" talks about the controversial EU budget, Downing Street says.
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EADS in German corruption probe

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 21:08

Offices of European aerospace group EADS have been searched by authorities in Germany as part of a probe into alleged corruption.
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German childcare plan sparks debate

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 9:56

German childcare plan sparks stay-at-home mum debate
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German film queries Rommel legend

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 12:16
related places: Rommel

A new film about Erwin Rommel is shown on German TV, depicting the general as a weak man undone by his links to Adolf Hitler.
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VIDEO: Afghan boxer wins Kabul match

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 17:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Millions of Afghans have watched a German-born Afghan win the country's first professional men's boxing match in the capital Kabul
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Casablanca bombing suspect held

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 22:23
related countries: France France, Morocco Morocco
related places: Casablanca

German police arrest a French-Moroccan man in connection with the deadly suicide bombings that hit Casablanca in March 2003.
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Hitachi buys UK nuclear project

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 10:44
related countries: Japan Japan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Hitachi

Japan's Hitachi has bought the UK's Horizon nuclear project from German companies E.On and RWE, giving it rights to build new power plants.
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Penguin joint venture deal agreed

Monday, October 29th 2012, 13:02

Publisher Pearson says it has agreed a deal with German media group Bertelsmann to combine their Penguin and Random House businesses.
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Draghi backs super-commissioner

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 15:22

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi backs calls for a eurozone super-commissioner with the power to veto government budgets.
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Famed German composer Henze dies

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 12:14
related places: Dresden

One of the most influential composers of the late 20th Century, Germany's Hans Werner Henze has died in Dresden aged 86, his publisher says.
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Pearson in Penguin merger talks

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 17:46

Publisher Pearson says it is holding talks with German media group Bertelsmann about combining their Penguin and Random House businesses.
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German conman arrested in Brazil

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 21:03
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A German man convicted of conning thousands of people with his bogus scientific theories involving gravitational waves is arrested in Brazil.
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Merkel opens Roma Berlin memorial

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 12:24
related places: Berlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel opens a monument in Berlin commemorating the Roma victims of the Nazi Holocaust.
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Herzog to adapt Vernon God Little

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 11:24

German film director Werner Herzog is bringing DBC Pierre's Vernon God Little to the screen in a film adaptation of the 2003 Booker prize-winning novel.
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Germany may see economy shrink

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 11:39

Germany, the main funder of the eurozone's many bailouts, may see its economy shrink by the end of the year as the crisis bites, the central bank warns.
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Germany has EU fate in its hands

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 0:54

Is Angela Merkel's Germany equipped to unite Europe?
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VIDEO: Two held over 'sect' shootout

Saturday, October 20th 2012, 1:52
related countries: Dominica Dominica, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic authorities have arrested two more German suspected doomsday cult members over a deadly shootout earlier this week.
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VIDEO: 'Tensions' spotted at EU summit

Friday, October 19th 2012, 17:26
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

Body language between French president Francois Hollande, and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel suggests their relationship may be tenser than ever
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EU reaches bank supervision deal

Friday, October 19th 2012, 8:49

EU leaders agree to phase in a single supervisory body for eurozone banks - a big step towards a banking union - after a Franco-German compromise.
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Author fury at blackface casting

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 11:27
related places: Berlin

Clybourne Park playwright Bruce Norris refuses permission to a Berlin theatre company to perform the play after learning that a lead character would appear blacked up.
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Twitter bans German Nazi account

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 10:29

Twitter blocks a neo-Nazi account in Germany, implementing a policy to ban local content for the first time.
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Germany pushes EU economic union

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 21:44
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Germany calls on countries using the euro to take decisive steps to bring about closer fiscal integration, as EU leaders prepare for a Brussels summit.
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Germany slashes 2013 GDP forecast

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 13:09

The German government slashes its forecast for economic growth in 2013 from 1.6% to 1% but raises its 2012 growth forecast from 0.7% to 0.8%.
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Sweden fight back to stun Germany

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 22:06
related countries: France France, Spain Spain, Sweden Sweden

A round-up of Friday's World Cup qualifying matches as Sweden fight back from 4-0 down to draw with Germany and France score an injury-time equaliser against Spain.
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France smashes 'huge heroin ring'

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 11:53
related countries: Albania Albania, France France

Prosecutors in France say police have smashed a "huge" Albanian heroin-trafficking network, making 42 arrests in eastern France and Germany.
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German minister denies plagiarism

Monday, October 15th 2012, 14:59

German Education Minister Annette Schavan denies allegations she plagiarised parts of her doctoral thesis.
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The kindly art of interrogation

Monday, October 15th 2012, 10:24

The German WWII interrogator with the softly-softly approach
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Singapore and Germany in tax deal

Monday, October 15th 2012, 2:12
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Singapore and Germany agree to increase the level of information they exchange in a bid to crack down on tax dodgers.
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IMF backs more time for Greece

Friday, October 12th 2012, 16:30
related countries: Greece Greece

IMF chief Christine Lagarde backs calls for Greece to have more time to meet the targets of its bailout, but Germany's finance minister rebuffs the idea.
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Germany 'faces risk of recession'

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 12:46

Four German economic think tanks slash forecasts for their country's growth and warn it could slip into recession if the eurozone crisis does not stabilise.
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Brothel boy 'stole from mother'

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 15:37

A 14-year-old boy in Germany is charged with theft after pawning his mother's jewellery to fund visits to a brothel, say German police.
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Germany will allow circumcision

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 9:52

The German government backs new legislation aimed at ending a legal row over the religious tradition of circumcision.
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BAE and EADS merger in balance

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 19:41
related countries: Belgium Belgium, France France
related places: Brussels

The UK, French and German governments are holding talks that will decide whether the merger between defence companies BAE and EADS goes ahead.
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Merkel pledges support for Greece

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 18:42
related countries: Greece Greece

German Chancellor Angela Merkel - on a visit to Athens - praises Greece for progress towards ending its financial crisis, as protesters and police clash in the city.
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VIDEO: Athens protests amid Merkel visit

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 14:55
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Thousands of people who blame Germany for forcing painful austerity measures on Greece are protesting in Athens.
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VIDEO: Protests greet Merkel in Athens

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 13:27
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Thousands of people are protesting in central Athens at a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, her first since the eurozone crisis began.
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Two die in Swiss canyon accident

Monday, October 8th 2012, 10:47
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Switzerland Switzerland

A Belgian guide and a German tourist die in a canyon accident in north-eastern Switzerland.
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Hammond warns on BAE-EADS merger

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 14:55
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

France and Germany must reduce their stakes in EADS if the UK is to allow a proposed merger with BAE Systems, the defence secretary says.
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A guide to Berlin's work canteens

Friday, October 5th 2012, 23:17
related places: Berlin

The city where you can eat in other people's canteens
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Schumacher retirement 'overdue'

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 15:36

Sir Jackie Stewart is relieved Michael Schumacher is retiring, as he believes the German risked his reputation by carrying on.
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Euro crisis turns German-speaking Italians against Rome

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 12:13
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Euro crisis raises tensions in Italy's South Tyrol
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VIDEO: Can South Tyrol keep Italy afloat?

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 8:57
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's government has asked a prosperous German speaking province to pay more revenue to help the country out of its financial crisis.
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Italy Nazi massacre case shelved

Monday, October 1st 2012, 15:26
related countries: Italy Italy

German prosecutors drop a decade-long investigation into 17 former Nazi soldiers accused of a wartime massacre in Italy, citing lack of evidence.
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China tourist bus fire kills six

Monday, October 1st 2012, 7:56
related countries: China China

Six people - including five German tourists - are killed as a tourist bus crashes and catches fire on a highway near the Chinese capital.
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VIDEO: German crackdown on Hells Angels

Monday, October 1st 2012, 5:10

Police in Germany have mounted a major campaign against the country's Hells Angels bikers.
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