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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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German president's loan row grows

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 22:52

Prosecutors in Germany ask parliament to lift President Christian Wulff's immunity over an escalating home loan scandal.
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Nazi sci-fi causes buzz in Berlin

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 15:00
related countries: Finland Finland
related places: Berlin

A Finnish comedy about Nazi forces invading Earth from a base on the moon has become the surprise hit of the Berlin Film Festival.
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VIDEO: Nazis from space Berlin premiere

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 13:52
related countries: Finland Finland
related places: Berlin

Iron Sky, a Finnish sci-fi spoof depicting a Nazi attack on Earth from space, has had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival.
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Germany delays Acta signing

Friday, February 10th 2012, 18:55

Germany delays ratifying a controversial international accord designed to combat piracy
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German inflation rate at 2.1%

Friday, February 10th 2012, 10:01

Rising energy prices kept German inflation high at 2.1% in January 2012, according to official figures from Destatis.
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Reporters cleared over Nazi film

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 16:48
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Two Dutch journalists are cleared of breaching the privacy of Nazi Heinrich Boere, whom they confronted in a German old people's home.
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Berlin to open with French drama

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 9:24
related countries: France France

A drama set around the French Revolution, starring Diane Kruger as Marie Antoinette, will launch the Berlin Film Festival later.
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VIDEO: James Marsh on his IRA thriller

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 9:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British filmmaker James Marsh's new film Shadow Dancer is to be screened at the Berlin Film Festival.
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VIDEO: Cold weather freezes German rivers

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 10:05

The cold weather has frozen rivers and canals solid in Germany
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German exports hit record in 2011

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 8:50

German's trade surplus rises to 158bn euros in 2011 on record exports of 1.06tn euros, official figures show.
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'Syria spies' arrested in Berlin

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 13:06
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Berlin

A Syrian and a German-Lebanese man are arrested in Germany on suspicion of spying on opponents of President Bashar al-Assad's government.
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Merkel: 'Normal' to back Sarkozy

Monday, February 6th 2012, 13:05
related countries: France France

German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a joint cabinet session with President Nicolas Sarkozy, 80 days before French voters go to the polls.
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GB set up final against Argentina

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 1:19

Great Britain beat Germany 2-0 to reach their first Champions Trophy final, where they will face hosts Argentina.
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Apple overturns Motorola's ban

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 16:10

Apple is granted a suspension of a sales ban imposed on some of its iPads and iPhones in Germany.
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Motorola makes Apple pull devices

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 13:52

Motorola forces some 3G iPhones and iPads to be pulled from Apple's German online store after enforcing a patent injunction.
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UN faults Italy over WWII claims

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 11:02
related countries: Italy Italy

The UN's highest court rules that Italy was wrong to allow its courts to make claims for compensation against Germany for Nazi war crimes.
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VIDEO: German eats 64-year-old US lard

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 0:49
related countries: United States United States

A German pensioner who received a tin of American lard 64 years ago in an aid package has only just tasted it, after discovering that it is still edible.
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Banker fears 'social time bomb'

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 14:37

Dr Josef Ackermann, the head of Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, warns of a "social time bomb" from wealth and income inequality.
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China 'considering' eurozone help

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 13:57
related countries: China China, Iran Iran, Syria Syria
related places: Beijing

Premier Wen Jiabao says Beijing is "considering" contributing to European rescue funds, during a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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Cold front ad for Mini backfires

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 12:49

An advertising agency for BMW pays to name Europe's cold weather "Cooper" in Germany, after the firm's Mini Cooper car, but the stunt backfires.
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German eats 64-year-old US lard

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 12:42
related countries: United States United States

A German pensioner finally tastes some American lard imported 64 years ago, having got approval from food safety experts.
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Bismarck voice recording released

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 23:53
related places: Bismarck

A wax cylinder recording of German statesman Otto von Bismarck is released - the first time his voice has been heard for over 100 years.
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Germany returns Afghan sculpture

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 12:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Germany returns an ancient pre-Islamic sculpture looted during Afghanistan's civil war, officials say.
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Greece budget veto 'impossible'

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 17:30
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Athens rejects outright German proposals for an EU power of veto over the Greek budget, with a minister threatening to quit over the issue.
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Greeks reject EU 'budget control'

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 9:27
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek officials reject German proposals for a eurozone budget commissioner to oversee spending, as agreement nears on a second bailout for Greece.
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EU 'should control' Greek budget

Saturday, January 28th 2012, 16:43
related countries: Greece Greece

A leaked German plan proposes a eurozone "budget commissioner" to take control of Greece's tax and spending, as talks on a new bailout continue.
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VIDEO: German agency 'spied on' politicians

Friday, January 27th 2012, 5:31

Germany's domestic intelligence agency has been condemned for spying on politicians from the socialist Left party.
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German worker abducted in Nigeria

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 15:40
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Kano

A German engineer has been abducted by gunmen in the city of Kano in northern Nigeria.
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Anti-Semitism still haunts Germany

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 1:56

Why anti-Semitism is still an issue in Germany
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Mein Kampf publisher backs down

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 17:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British publisher drops plan to sell extracts of Hitler's Mein Kampf book in Germany after a lawsuit threat from the state of Bavaria.
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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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