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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

Merkel says 'big rethink needed'

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 17:14

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel tells the World Economic Forum that a "big rethink" is needed in the eurozone within the global economy.
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SAP profits triple to 1.2bn euros

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 8:20

German business software giant SAP reports a big jump in quarterly profits, ending off what it calls its "best year" in its 40-year history.
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Debt crisis takes toll on Siemens

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 12:00

German industrial giant Siemens reports a sharp fall in profits after the eurozone debt crisis forced customers to delay certain projects.
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German anti-Semitism 'widespread'

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 12:16

Anti-Jewish feeling is "significantly" anchored in German society, according to a report by experts appointed by parliament.
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Two foreigners seized in Pakistan

Friday, January 20th 2012, 8:00
related countries: Italy Italy, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Multan

Two foreigners, one Italian and one believed to be German, have been kidnapped in the central city of Multan, according to local officials.
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Azarenka marches on in Melbourne

Friday, January 20th 2012, 1:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Seychelles Seychelles

Third seed Victoria Azarenka beats Mona Barthel of Germany 6-2 6-4 to book a place in the Australian Open last 16.
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Germany backs neo-Nazi database

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 19:36

German ministers approve a plan for a national register of far-right extremists, after revelations of 10 neo-Nazi murders since 2000.
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Germany cuts its growth forecast

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 11:18

Germany, Europe's largest economy, lowers its economic growth forecast for 2012, a sign of the impact of the debt crisis.
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Newcastle swoop for striker Cisse

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 21:58
related places: Freiburg

Senegal international striker Papiss Demba Cisse signs for Newcastle United from German side Freiburg for an undisclosed fee.
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Metro postpones sale of Kaufhof

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 10:10

German retailing giant Metro suspends plans to sell its Kaufhof department stores and reports "disappointing" Christmas sales.
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Germans visit HQ of ex-Stasi boss

Monday, January 16th 2012, 11:39
related places: Berlin

The heart of the former East German police state - the office of Stasi chief Erich Mielke - is opened to the public in Berlin.
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F1 driver Sutil is to stand trial

Friday, January 13th 2012, 16:02
related countries: China China

A former Force India racing driver is to stand trial in Germany over an incident at a Chinese nightclub which left the owner of a Formula One team injured.
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German priest in 280 sex assaults

Friday, January 13th 2012, 12:00

A German Catholic priest, 46, admits 280 counts of sexual abuse involving three boys in the past decade, saying he did not think he was doing harm.
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Iran accepts nuclear talks offer

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 22:18
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iran's parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani says Tehran is willing to restart talks with the UN Security Council and Germany on its nuclear programme.
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Bass-baritone Quasthoff to retire

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 14:41

German bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff announces he is to retire from the concert stage.
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Energy pushes up German inflation

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 9:50

Rising energy prices pushed Germany's inflation rate up to 2.3% in 2011, the highest since 2008, official figures show.
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Prosecutor shot in German court

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 18:07

A state prosecutor is fatally shot in a courtroom in the German state of Bavaria.
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German economy 'probably shrank'

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 15:24

The German economy is likely to have shrunk by 0.25% in the last quarter, but a strong start to 2011 meant it grew by 3% over the year.
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Italy no longer a threat, PM says

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 13:34
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy has made painful reforms and should no longer be seen as a "possible source of contagion for Europe", PM Mario Monti says.
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Letter by Beethoven is uncovered

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 13:00

A letter handwritten by Ludwig van Beethoven in which he complains about his lack of money is uncovered in Germany.
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German theatre group 'not racist'

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 15:23
related places: Berlin

A theatre group in the German capital Berlin defends its decision to allow a white actor to paint his face for the part of a black character.
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Investors seeking havens for cash

Monday, January 9th 2012, 15:49

Investors pay negative yields in the latest German bond auction - effectively paying Germany for the privilege of lending to it - as investors look for safety.
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German exports ahead of forecasts

Monday, January 9th 2012, 11:47

German exports increased by 2.5% in November, reaching 94.9bn euros, the country's Federal Statistics Office says.
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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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