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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 advises implant removal

Friday, January 6th 2012, 23:23
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Germany and the Czech Republic advise women with potentially faulty breast implants made by France's PIP company to have them removed.
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German president's loan row grows

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 17:52

German President Christian Wulff rejects a request to allow publication of a voicemail at the heart of a home loan scandal.
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Hackers take on German far-right

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 16:17

Hackers claiming to be part of Anonymous launch a Wikileaks-style site targeting the German far-right.
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Mercedes-Benz sees sales record

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 16:14

German carmaker Daimler says that it sold a record number of Mercedes-Benz cars in 2011.
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Los Angeles arson suspect charged

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 13:49

A German man is charged in Los Angeles with 37 counts of arson as it emerges he has also been linked to a fire in his home country, prosecutors say.
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Marie Antoinette to open Berlin

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 9:15
related countries: France France
related places: Berlin

A drama set around the French Revolution, in which German-born Diane Kruger plays Marie Antoinette, will launch the Berlin Film Festival next month.
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German president refuses to quit

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 18:36

Germany's President Christian Wulff says he will not resign over his conduct in a home loan scandal.
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Germany's jobless rate at new low

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 14:06

German unemployment falls to its lowest rate in December since 1991, official figures show.
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German president in loan furore

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 10:20

Germany's President Christian Wulff comes under intense pressure to explain his conduct over a controversial home loan he received.
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Berlin set to honour Meryl Streep

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 8:59

Meryl Streep is to be honoured at this year's Berlin Film Festival, which takes place next month.
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German held over LA arson attacks

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 8:13

A German national, believed to have lived in southern California for some years, is arrested over the spate of arson attacks in Los Angeles.
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Leaders set first 2012 euro date

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 15:26
related countries: France France

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicholas Sarkozy agree their first meeting of 2012 to discuss the eurozone debt crisis.
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Merkel and Sarkozy in YouTube hit

Sunday, January 1st 2012, 12:21

A reworking of the cult German New Year sketch Dinner For One, featuring Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy, is a hit on YouTube.
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Europe leaders warn of grim 2012

Sunday, January 1st 2012, 9:41

European leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, warn of more hardship and sacrifices in 2012 as the eurozone wrestles with a debt crisis.
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How the feared Scharnhorst sank

Monday, December 26th 2011, 0:03
related places: Scharnhorst

The sinking of the Scharnhorst, a German wartime legend
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More Med workers move to Germany

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 16:39

Many more Greeks and Spaniards moved to Germany in the first half of this year than in the same period last year, official figures show.
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VIDEO: Debt crisis: What next for Europe?

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 5:43
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

While countries like Britain are resisting efforts to pool more sovereignty in economic terms, others like France and Germany are keen to press on with ever closer union. The BBC's Matthew Price looks at what's next for Europe.
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Six jailed over carbon tax fraud

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 17:24

A German court has jailed six men over a 300m euro fraud selling carbon emission permits through Deutsche Bank.
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German business sentiment rises

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 11:43

German business sentiment has risen for the second month in row, according to the Ifo economic think tank.
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Germany wants UK as 'EU partner'

Monday, December 19th 2011, 16:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Germany's foreign minister suggests differences with the UK over the future of EU integration can be resolved, after talks with William Hague.
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VIDEO: Merkel says UK a key part of EU

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 22:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chancellor Angela Merkel has told German MPs that the UK will remain a strong EU partner, despite its decision not to sign up to an EU summit deal.
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Merkel says UK a key part of EU

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 15:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chancellor Angela Merkel tells German MPs the UK will remain a strong EU partner, despite its decision not to sign up to an EU summit deal.
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Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 14:11
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A venerable German mortgage bank, Wuestenrot, tries to shore up its reputation after some staff on a rewards trip to Brazil ended up with prostitutes.
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German apprenticeships: A model for Europe?

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 0:03

Are Germany's apprenticeships a model for Europe?
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Germany's sorrow at British veto

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 15:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

German sorrow at UK's new position in Europe
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Germany's president denies lying

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 15:17

Germany's President Christian Wulff denies he misled state deputies over a large loan he received from the wife of a wealthy businessman.
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E.On takes 3bn euro eurozone hit

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 9:44

German energy firm E.On takes a 3bn euro accounting charge due to exposures to troubled economies in southern and eastern Europe.
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German ministers seek NPD ban

Friday, December 9th 2011, 15:14

Germany's state and federal interior ministers agree to launch a new attempt at banning the far-right National Party of Germany, after a series of murders.
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PM blocks EU-wide treaty changes

Friday, December 9th 2011, 14:14
related countries: France France
related places: Cameron, Eu

The PM effectively vetoes an EU-wide treaty change, after making what French President Nicolas Sarkozy called "unacceptable" demands.
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German exports drop amid crisis

Friday, December 9th 2011, 9:05

German exports fell a surprise 3.6% in October as crisis-hit southern European markets shrank, official data indicates.
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EU leaders locked in crisis talks

Friday, December 9th 2011, 3:18
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

EU leaders meet late into the night in a bid to rescue the euro, as reports say attempts to get all 27 members to back treaty changes have failed.
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Bank boss bomb was 'operational'

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 17:49

German police say initial investigations show that an item sent to Deutsche Bank chief executive Josef Ackermann was an "operational bomb".
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'CIA prison' found in Bucharest

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 17:47
related countries: Romania Romania
related places: Bucharest

The CIA operated a secret prison in the Romanian capital Bucharest where terrorism suspects were interrogated, a German media investigation claims.
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What is Germany's vision for Europe?

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 0:30

Ahead of a key European Union summit, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel sets out to remake the eurozone in her own image.
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Suspicious item sent to bank boss

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 21:44

German police are investigating a suspicious item addressed to Deutsche Bank chief executive, Josef Ackermann.
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Common taxes urged for eurozone

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 18:06
related countries: France France

President Sarkozy of France and Germany's Chancellor Merkel call for the eurozone to have common corporation and financial transaction taxes.
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German HTC retailers face lawsuit

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 15:20

Patent holder Ipcom tells German stores selling HTC smartphones to remove the devices or face legal action.
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Eurozone factory fortunes diverge

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 12:41
related countries: Italy Italy

Industrial output in Italy and Germany diverged in October, new data shows, though the outlook for both remains weak.
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Schaeuble welcomes euro threat

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 14:10

Germany's finance minister says S&P's threat to cut the credit ratings of eurozone members is the best possible incentive for Friday's summit.
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Eurozone duo restate reform plan

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 11:54
related countries: France France

France and Germany reaffirm their commitment to reform the eurozone, as a top credit agency says ratings for most euro countries could be hit.
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VIDEO: Mixed support for the euro in France

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 7:55
related countries: France France

France and Germany have been the powerhouses behind European integration since 1992, however it now seems that ordinary French people are less keen on the European Union.
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Ratings agency warns euro nations

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 7:19

Ratings agency Standard and Poor's puts almost the entire eurozone, including Germany and France, on "credit watch" due to the debt crisis.
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VIDEO: Ratings agency warns euro nations

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 5:21
related countries: France France

Ratings agency Standard and Poor has put almost the entire eurozone, including Germany and France, on "credit watch" due to fears over the impact of the debt crisis.
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Eurozone 'needs tougher treaty'

Monday, December 5th 2011, 22:34
related countries: France France

France and Germany call for a tougher EU treaty to cope with the eurozone crisis, as 15 countries are warned their credit rating could be downgraded.
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VIDEO: Leaders discuss eurozone changes

Monday, December 5th 2011, 13:36
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The leaders of France and Germany are meeting in Paris to work on a plan for tighter financial integration that will be debated at Friday's European Union summit.
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Sarkozy and Merkel meet on euro

Monday, December 5th 2011, 12:44
related countries: France France

France's Nicolas Sarkozy and Germany's Angela Merkel are to unveil proposals on the eurozone debt crisis, at the start of a critical week for the EU.
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State 'may take over Commerzbank'

Monday, December 5th 2011, 9:52

Shares in Commerzbank drop after a report suggests that Germany is prepared to nationalise the bank if needed.
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VIDEO: Afghan talks hit by Pakistan snub

Monday, December 5th 2011, 8:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Germany hosts an international conference to plan Afghanistan's future as Nato troops prepare to leave, but key player Pakistan is boycotting the talks.
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VIDEO: Sarkozy and Merkel meet on euro

Monday, December 5th 2011, 6:12
related countries: France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are to meet to agree on joint proposals aimed at resolving the eurozone debt crisis.
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Germans defuse huge wartime bomb

Sunday, December 4th 2011, 16:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Koblenz

Bomb disposal experts in Germany successfully defuse a 1.8 tonne British bomb from World War II found in the Rhine near the city of Koblenz.
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German steelmaker posts huge loss

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 15:07

German steel-maker Thyssen Krupp reports huge losses for the year to the end of November, caused by write-downs in two of its divisions.
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Jail for 'stupidest bank robber'

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 14:33

A man who tried to hold up a bank in northwest Germany that had been shut for years and robbed a passer-by is jailed.
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Merkel pushes euro fiscal union

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 13:51
related countries: France France

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europe is working towards setting up a "fiscal union", in an effort to resolve the eurozone's debt crisis.
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VIDEO: Sarkozy backs closer Germany ties

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 22:41
related countries: France France

The French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, says France and Germany must pull together to ensure stability at the heart of Europe.
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