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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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VIDEO: Lufthansa crew in second walkout

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 22:09

Lufthansa has cancelled at least 300 flights as cabin staff staged another day of industrial action at three of Germany's biggest airports.
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Lufthansa crew in second walk-out

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 13:44

Lufthansa cancels at least 300 flights as cabin staff staged another industrial action at German's three busiest airports.
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Iconic Berlin art squat shut down

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 13:10
related places: Berlin

German authorities have cleared Berlin's famous Tacheles arts centre after years of bureaucratic wrangling over the debt-ridden building.
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Germany's Merck cuts 10% of staff

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 8:58

German drugs and chemicals maker Merck KGaA plans to cut one in 10 jobs at its domestic sites by 2015 as part of a restructuring programme.
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Thalidomide maker issues apology

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 7:39

The maker of thalidomide issues its first apology in 50 years to people born with disabilities as a result of their mothers taking the drug.
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Lufthansa cabin crew action ends

Friday, August 31st 2012, 13:40
related places: Frankfurt

The union representing cabin staff at the German airline Lufthansa have held a day of strike action at Frankfurt airport.
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Germany retail sales fall in July

Friday, August 31st 2012, 9:07

German retail sales fell in July, as shoppers reined in their spending after being hit by rising fuel prices.
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Biofuel crops transform German farming

Friday, August 31st 2012, 6:36

Biofuel starts to edge out food on German farms
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Manchester City draw Real Madrid

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 20:09
related countries: Italy Italy

Manchester City will face Real Madrid in the group stages of the Champions League, while Chelsea begin their defence in a group including Juventus.
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Lufthansa strike set for Friday

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 8:38

Cabin staff at German airline Lufthansa will begin their strike action over a pay dispute on Friday, the workers' union says.
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Sony announces new touchscreens

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 18:11
related places: Berlin

Sony unveils new Windows 8 and Android touchscreen computers at the IFA trade show in Berlin.
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Lufthansa staff to go on strike

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 8:16

The cabin staff at German airline Lufthansa are to go on strike, possibly as early as Thursday, as wage talks broke down this week.
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VIDEO: Lufthansa cabin crew set to strike

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 21:37

Unions at the Germany's biggest airline have announced plans for a series of strikes by cabin crew - which could begin anytime from Wednesday.
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WWII US bomb detonated in Munich

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 21:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Munich

A bomb disposal team detonates an American bomb from World War II discovered in the German city of Munich.
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Degenkolb takes 10th Vuelta stage

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 17:10

Germany's John Degenkolb wins the 10th stage of the Vuelta a Espana as Joaquim Rodriguez holds on to the overall lead.
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German business confidence falls

Monday, August 27th 2012, 9:52

German business confidence falls for the fourth month in a row to a 29-month low, according to the closely-watched Ifo survey.
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Greek exit idea sparks German row

Monday, August 27th 2012, 9:14
related countries: Greece Greece

German centre-right politicians criticise a leading conservative partner for suggesting that Greece will have to leave the eurozone.
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Tiger kills keeper at German zoo

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 13:27
related places: Cologne

A tiger at a zoo in Cologne, in western Germany, escapes from its enclosure and mauls a keeper to death.
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Germany trained Belarus forces

Friday, August 24th 2012, 22:51
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Germany admits that in 2008-2010 it trained members of the security forces of Belarus - the country branded by the West as Europe's "last dictatorship".
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Greek PM: Give us breathing space

Friday, August 24th 2012, 12:36
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras asks Germany's Angela Merkel to give his country "breathing space" after the two leaders met in Berlin.
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VIDEO: Greece tops agenda in Eurozone talks

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 22:06
related countries: France France, Greece Greece
related places: Berlin

The French and German leaders have been meeting in Berlin today ahead of their respective talks with the Greek prime minister later this week. Greece is asking for more time to implement the tough conditions imposed on it in return for a financial ba
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Greece urged to stick to reforms

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 19:12
related countries: France France, Greece Greece
related places: Berlin

The leaders of Germany and France have told Greece it should not expect leeway on its bailout agreement unless it sticks to tough reform targets.
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Merkel is 'most powerful woman'

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 17:19

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is named as the world's most powerful woman by Forbes magazine for the second year running.
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'Auschwitz guard' prompts inquiry

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 17:07

German prosecutors examine a case file on an 87-year-old Nazi suspect accused of involvement in mass murder at the Auschwitz death camp.
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Degenkolb wins Vuelta fifth stage

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 16:55

Germany's John Degenkolb wins the fifth stage of the Vuelta a Espana, while Chris Froome retains second place overall.
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Bao Bao the panda dies in Berlin

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 13:43
related places: Berlin

One of the oldest male giant pandas in the world, Bao Bao, dies at the age of 34 at Berlin zoo.
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German army's crisis role widened

Friday, August 17th 2012, 11:20

The German military can use its weapons on German streets in an extreme situation, the country's top court says, overturning a post-war constitutional ban.
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VIDEO: Goodness gracious Great Wall of China

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 16:24
related countries: China China

German pianist Stefan Aaron hoisted his bright orange piano onto the Great Wall of China with the help of eight men.
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German arrests over Iran exports

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 14:21
related countries: Iran Iran

Four men are arrested in Germany on suspicion of illegally supplying Iran with parts needed to build a nuclear reactor.
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Man survives long crevasse ordeal

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 9:09
related countries: Austria Austria

A 70-year-old German climber is rescued from a crevasse in the Austrian Alps, where he says he was stuck for six days.
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VIDEO: Eurozone woes hit German growth

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 13:05

The Eurozone edged closer to recession today, with the growth of 17 countries that use the Euro shrinking by 0.2% between April and June.
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German town in PR drive for talent

Monday, August 13th 2012, 23:55

How a sleepy German town attracted foreign talent
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Profits triple at Germany's E.On

Monday, August 13th 2012, 8:20

Germany's biggest utility company, E.On, reports a tripling of six month profits to 3.13bn euros ($3.84bn; £2.45bn).
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VIDEO: Underwater opera makes waves

Friday, August 10th 2012, 18:09
related places: Dresden

An underwater opera is to have its world premiere on - and below - the River Elbe in Dresden in Germany.
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Monday, August 6th 2012, 9:13
related places: Berlin

An art installation made up of artificial dung, intended to pay tribute to a seminal work seized by the Nazis in 1937, goes on display in Berlin.
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Murray & Robson through to final

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 17:36

Andy Murray and Laura Robson are through to the Olympic mixed doubles final after beating Germany's Christopher Kas and Sabine Lisicki.
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Germany win quad sculls, GB fifth

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 10:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's quadruple sculls team of Stephen Rowbotham, Tom Solesbury, Charles Cousins and Matt Wells finish fifth as Germany win gold.
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Haribo fined by antitrust body

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 16:48

Gummi bear-maker Haribo is fined 2.4m euros ($2.9m; £1.9m) by Germany's antitrust body for improperly swapping information with rivals.
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BMW profits hit by higher costs

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 8:02

German luxury carmaker BMW reports a sharp fall in second quarter profits despite record sales and revenues.
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Deutsche admits Libor failures

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 14:53

Deutsche Bank confirms that a "limited number" of staff were involved in the Libor rate-rigging scandal, as it cuts 1,900 jobs in a cost-cutting drive.
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Britain win team eventing silver

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 14:32
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Tina Cook's clear round hands Great Britain team eventing silver, narrowly ahead of New Zealand, as Germany retain gold.
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Euro remarks fuel bond rumours

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 15:55
related countries: Italy Italy, Spain Spain

Germany and Italy saying they will do everything possible to protect the eurozone fuel rumours that purchases of Spanish bonds are to resume.
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Record sales boost Volkswagen

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 10:42

German car giant Volkswagen reports record vehicle sales for the first half of the year, helped by its geographical spread.
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Sea Shepherd boss 'flees Germany'

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 10:04
related countries: Canada Canada, Costa Rica Costa Rica

A Canadian marine conservationist wanted by Costa Rica over a clash at sea jumps bail in Germany and disappears.
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Leading German actress dies at 51

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 9:59

Susanne Lothar, one of Germany's best-known film actresses with roles in such international hits as The Reader and The White Ribbon, dies aged 51.
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Faster Spanish bank rescue backed

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 18:49

France and Spain call for EU leaders to accelerate a rescue plan for Spanish banks to calm fears of a full international bailout.
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VIDEO: Barcelona cuts back to save finances

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 9:23
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain and Germany try to play down speculation of a bail-out not just for ailing banks but for the whole country.
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Spain debt fuels German angst

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 11:08
related countries: Spain Spain

Are German pockets deep enough to rescue Spain?
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Stuxnet thwarted by code update

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 11:01

German engineering giant Siemens has issued a fix for the software loopholes used by the notorious Stuxnet worm.
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Germany's AAA rating under threat

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 10:09

Germany's economic outlook is worse due to the likelihood that Greece will leave the euro and Spain will need more help, a credit ratings agency says.
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Vettel penalised for Button pass

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 16:26

Reigning champion Sebastian Vettel is relegated to fifth after the German GP for passing Jenson Button while off track.
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Alonso wins tense race in Germany

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 13:50
related places: Hockenheim

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso wins the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim from start to finish ahead of Jenson Button.
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Red Bull cleared in 'mapping' row

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 11:17

Red Bull have been cleared of illegal engine mapping after German GP stewards said they did not contravene rules.
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Swastika Russian quits Bayreuth

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 23:51
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Bayreuth

A Russian opera singer starring in Germany's Bayreuth Festival of Wagner music pulls out over a row about his swastika tattoo.
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McLaren target German GP victory

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 15:25
related places: Hockenheim

McLaren believe they can win the German Grand Prix despite a disappointing performance in wet qualifying at Hockenheim.
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Alonso takes pole at Hockenheim

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 14:18
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton, Hockenheim

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso takes pole position at the German Grand Prix in torrential rain at Hockenheim.
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