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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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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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Maldonado fastest at Hockenheim

Friday, July 20th 2012, 13:53
related places: Hockenheim

Williams's Pastor Maldonado is fastest during a rain-hit second practice for the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim.
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Germany MPs defend circumcision

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 19:56

German lawmakers pass a motion to protect religious circumcision, after a court ruled it amounted to bodily harm.
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German MPs back Spanish bailout

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 17:14
related countries: Spain Spain

German lawmakers approve by a large majority a eurozone bailout of up to 100bn euros (£78bn; $122bn) for Spanish banks.
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Germany faulted in suicide case

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 11:18

European Court judges rule against Germany in an assisted suicide case, saying a widower's rights were infringed.
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Q&A: German far right bucks trend

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 17:10

Why do parties not reflect rise in German extremism?
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Germany must boost asylum benefit

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 11:54

The German government is ordered by the country's highest court to pay a 50% rise in benefits to asylum seekers.
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Hurdler Liu leaves 'cold' London

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 8:54
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang will train for his Olympic event in Germany to avoid London's "wet and cold" weather, his coach says.
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Judges delay bailout fund ruling

Monday, July 16th 2012, 11:18

Germany's Constitutional Court will not rule until 12 September on the new eurozone bailout fund and fiscal treaty, resisting pressure for it to act swiftly.
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Circumcision a right, says Merkel

Friday, July 13th 2012, 14:10

Germany's leader backs Jewish and Muslim communities' rights to circumcision, after a court ruled it was illegal.
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Germany to help Spain with skills

Friday, July 13th 2012, 10:12
related countries: Spain Spain

Germany plans to help Spain launch German-style youth apprenticeships, in an effort to tackle record unemployment.
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German circumcision ban: Is it a parent's right to choose?

Friday, July 13th 2012, 0:04

Is it a parent's right to choose circumcision for a baby?
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Anger over circumcision ruling

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 6:14

European Jewish and Muslim groups join forces to defend circumcision of young boys after a German court ruled it amounted to bodily harm.
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German judges assess bailout fund

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 16:55

Germany's Constitutional Court is hearing objections to the new EU permanent rescue fund, with petitioners hoping to block it.
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VIDEO: Solar-powered car on world tour

Monday, July 9th 2012, 16:35
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The SolarWorld GT, a prototype solar-powered car designed and made by German students, stops off in Ukraine as part of its world tour.
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VIDEO: WWI graves ruined as peace marked

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 19:20
related countries: France France

The graves of 40 German soldiers who died during World War I have been vandalised at a military cemetery in northern France, officials say.
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WWI graves ruined as peace marked

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 14:53
related countries: France France
related places: Berlin, Paris

The gravestones of German soldiers who died in World War I are desecrated in France, as Paris and Berlin mark 50 years of post-war reconciliation.
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Pedrosa wins after Stoner crashes

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 12:05

Defending champion Casey Stoner crashes out on the last lap of the German MotoGP as team-mate Dani Pedrosa takes his first win of the season.
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VIDEO: Close-up: Berlin's bear-pit karaoke

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 23:02
related places: Berlin

The Berliners who perform outdoors every Sunday
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Stoner takes German MotoGP pole

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 13:24

World champion Casey Stoner takes pole position in wet conditions for Sunday's German MotoGP at Sachsenring, with Cal Crutchlow fourth.
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Red Army Faction militant jailed

Friday, July 6th 2012, 12:48

A former militant of the German far-left Red Army Faction gets four years in jail for the 1977 murder of a prosecutor.
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Williams & Radwanska reach final

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 16:35

Serena Williams will meet third seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the women's singles final at Wimbledon on Saturday.
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Gunman kills four in German siege

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 19:02
related places: Karlsruhe

A man shot dead four people including his partner before killing himself in a siege in the German city of Karlsruhe, police say.
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VIDEO: Five killed in Germany gun siege

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 17:10
related places: Karlsruhe

A gunman and four hostages have died after a siege in the German city of Karlsruhe, according to police.
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Five Germans in fatal Swiss fall

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 15:04
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Five climbers who died falling from a Swiss mountain were German, and two were teenagers, police confirm.
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Goal-line technology heads to vote

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 0:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

It's England vs Germany as football chiefs prepare to vote
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Rare early America map discovered

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 0:04

Researchers in Germany discovered a previously unknown copy of a rare 16th century map credited with being the first to name America.
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Sharapova & Clijsters knocked out

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 14:28

Top seed Maria Sharapova and Kim Clijsters are both knocked out of Wimbledon in the fourth round.
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Scandal-hit German spy head quits

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 13:07

The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency, Heinz Fromm, resigns after a series of blunders in an investigation into a neo-Nazi cell.
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VIDEO: Roma now taking refuge in Berlin

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 16:21
related places: Berlin

The German city of Berlin, where the genocide of the Roma, or Gypsy, people was planned 70 years ago, has become the place where they now find refuge.
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A refuge for the Roma in Berlin

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 23:38
related places: Berlin

How Germany is providing homes for Roma
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Merkel defends compromise on euro

Friday, June 29th 2012, 20:21
related countries: Italy Italy, Spain Spain

Chancellor Merkel defends a deal to use eurozone bailout funds to help banks, a concession to Spain and Italy which sends stocks soaring.
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Germany 1-2 Italy

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 20:41
related countries: Italy Italy, Spain Spain

Mario Balotelli scores two superb goals as Italy shock Germany to book a Euro 2012 final showdown with Spain in Kiev.
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Queen unveils RAF bomber memorial

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 19:19

A £6m memorial to the 55,573 airmen of Bomber Command who died fighting the Axis powers during WWII has been unveiled by the Queen.
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German unemployment rises in June

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 11:34

The number of people out of work in Germany rises by 7,000 in June to give a jobless rate of 6.8%, according to official figures.
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VIDEO: Merkel rejects sharing eurozone debt

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 21:15

Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande meet ahead of Thursday's EU summit, as Germany again states it is not prepared to guarantee the debts of other eurozone countries.
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Merkel rejects sharing euro debt

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 19:10
related places: Berlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel again rejects the idea of pooling eurozone debt through bonds and urges greater competitiveness in the EU.
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Fears for Germany's pet pundits

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 12:22

Germany has upset animal rights activists with its latest attempts to predict the outcome of Euro 2012.
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German court in circumcision row

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 22:23

A German court rules that circumcising boys for religious reasons amounts to bodily harm, even if their parents consent.
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Eurozone crisis: The European divide

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 9:09
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

France and Germany differ over EU political union
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VIDEO: Afghan university lessons in English?

Monday, June 25th 2012, 12:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, France France

The Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, thinks it is in the country's best interest to educate students of science and engineering in English, French or German.
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Prandelli expects strong Germany

Monday, June 25th 2012, 0:07

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli says Germany will be favourites for their Euro 2012 semi-final on Thursday.
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German firms fear crisis impact

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 10:54

German businesses are increasingly worried about the impact of the eurozone crisis, a survey suggests.
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Greece v Germany, the bailout game

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 23:18

Politics fires up Greeks ahead of Germany showdown
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German deal on EU fiscal treaty

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 12:20

Chancellor Merkel gets German opposition support for the EU's new treaty on budget discipline and the new bailout fund.
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Eurozone contraction continues

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 10:25

The eurozone debt crisis continues to weigh heavily on economic activity, with Germany also faltering, according to a closely watched survey.
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Canadian denies gruesome murder

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 19:39
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian porn actor accused of murdering and dismembering his Chinese student lover pleads not guilty to charges at a court hearing in Montreal.
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Germany face second Uefa charge

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 13:56
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Germany are charged by Uefa with improper conduct over fan behaviour in the 2-1 victory over Denmark.
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VIDEO: Body parts suspect extradited to Canada

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 11:11
related countries: Canada Canada, China China

Luka Magnotta, the Canadian porn actor suspected of murdering and dismembering a Chinese student, has been extradited from Germany.
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Court warns Merkel over bailouts

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 11:07

Germany's top court rules that parliament was not given a proper say in Chancellor Angela Merkel's decisions on the bailouts and budgetary rules.
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Body parts suspect back in Canada

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 10:22

A Canadian porn actor suspected of murdering and dismembering his lover arrives in Canada after being extradited from Germany.
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Loew warns Germany will improve

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 22:23

Germany coach Joachim Loew warns his side will improve after clinching their place in the quarter-finals of Euro 2012.
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Denmark 1-2 Germany

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 20:36

Lars Bender scores 10 minutes from time as Germany take their place in the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 as winners of Group B.
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Greeks urged to respect austerity

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 20:06
related countries: Greece Greece

Hours before Greeks go to the polls, German Chancellor Angela Merkel urges voters to elect leaders who will stick to austerity measures.
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Germany's forest boy 'is hoaxer'

Friday, June 15th 2012, 22:19
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Berlin

A youth who said he had lived in woods near Berlin for years is a Dutch 20-year-old who was living in the Netherlands until September, police say.
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