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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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Swiss and Germans sign tax treaty

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 12:31
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland and Germany sign a new treaty to stop an estimated 10bn euros worth of tax evasion, but opposition MPs are threatening to block it.
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Missing cat turns up 15 years on

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 15:57

A cat called Poldi missing for 15 years is to be reunited with its owner after being found southern Germany.
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Swiss move fuels Germany tax row

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 11:24
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

German opposition MPs threaten to block a deal with Switzerland to tackle tax dodgers as the Swiss pursue three German tax officials.
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VIDEO: Giant junk robot plays the bass

Saturday, March 31st 2012, 2:26
related places: Berlin

A creation of Berlin artist Kulja Kugler, giant robot bass player can play two songs.
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Stolen art worth $1m is uncovered

Friday, March 30th 2012, 15:05

Four paintings worth $1m (£625,000) stolen from a New York gallery are recovered in Germany 24 years after the crime.
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Germany retail sales fall again

Friday, March 30th 2012, 6:55

German retail sales fell in February for the second month in a row, denting hopes that consumer spending will support the economy in the first quarter.
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VIDEO: Berlin torn between wealth and cool

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 5:31
related places: Berlin

Berlin is famous for its underground arts and music scene but some residents fear this sub-culture is under threat as new developments begin to take over.
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German strike disrupts air travel

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 12:54

Hundreds of flights are cancelled at German airports as ground staff strike as part of a wave of industrial action by public sector workers over pay.
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Germany's new breed of neo-Nazis

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 12:51

The young professionals in Germany's neo-Nazi movement
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VIDEO: Germany hunts far-right 'fugitives'

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 4:45

The German authorities are trying to track down far-right fugitives following revelations that three neo-nazis were apparently able to carry out a decade-long spree of racially motivated murders.
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BMW recalls 1.3 million vehicles

Monday, March 26th 2012, 16:14

German luxury carmaker BMW is recalling more than a million cars worldwide because of potential battery problems that could cause a fire.
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German business confidence rises

Monday, March 26th 2012, 9:21
related places: March, Munich

German business confidence rose for a fifth month in a row in March, according to the Munich-based Ifo institute.
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Merkel opposes Greece euro exit

Monday, March 26th 2012, 6:09
related countries: Greece Greece

German Chancellor Angela Merkel tells the BBC it would be a huge political mistake if debt-stricken Greece was allowed to leave the euro.
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VIDEO: Merkel: Eurozone must hold together

Monday, March 26th 2012, 6:09
related countries: Greece Greece

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has told the BBC that it would be a huge political mistake if Greece were to leave the Eurozone.
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Huge defeat for German liberals

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 20:31

The junior partners in Germany's coalition suffer one of their worst ever defeats in the Saarland region, as Chancellor Angela Merkel's party holds power.
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German stands up for Greek wine

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 15:24
related countries: Greece Greece

The German who specialises in Greek wine
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Germans can't escape their Lutheran past

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 3:00
related places: Lutheran

How Martin Luther's legacy shapes modern Germany
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Shot Russian's identity confirmed

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 16:09
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Scotland Yard confirms a man who was shot several times in east London on Tuesday evening is former Russian banker German Gorbuntsov.
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Russian ex-banker shot in London

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 20:46
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Former Russian banker German Gorbuntsov is in a critical condition after being shot several times by a man armed with a sub-machine gun in east London.
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Al-Qaeda 'German hostage threat'

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 15:52

Al-Qaeda's North African affiliate reportedly demands in a video that Germany free a woman jailed on terror charges in return for a German hostage.
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Nazi guard family seeks US burial

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 14:59
related countries: United States United States

The family of convicted Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk ask that his body be sent back to the US for burial after he died in Germany.
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European woes hit Metro profits

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 11:23

Profits slump at German retail giant Metro as European shoppers cut back spending in the midst of the economic crisis.
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VIDEO: Ex-pastor voted German president

Sunday, March 18th 2012, 16:41
related places: Lutheran

A former Lutheran pastor and civil rights activist has been elected as Germany's new president, replacing Christian Wulff who resigned last month.
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German pastor elected president

Sunday, March 18th 2012, 14:12

Joachim Gauck - an outspoken anti-communist pastor from the East - is elected Germany's new president by lawmakers.
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Profile: Germany's Joachim Gauck

Sunday, March 18th 2012, 14:11

Lutheran pastor Joachim Gauck takes on German presidency
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Nazi camp guard Demjanjuk dies

Saturday, March 17th 2012, 12:10

John Demjanjuk, found guilty for his role as a guard at a Nazi death camp in World War II, has died aged 91, German police say.
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German biker makes Harley hearse

Saturday, March 17th 2012, 2:22

A German biker is helping fellow motorcycle enthusiasts arrive at their final resting place in style - using a sidecar hearse fitted to a Harley.
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Nazi looted art must be returned

Friday, March 16th 2012, 12:35

A Jewish man wins his fight against a German museum for the return of thousands of rare posters stolen from his father by the Nazis in 1938.
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Air Berlin losses widen in 2011

Friday, March 16th 2012, 10:06

Germany's second largest airline, Air Berlin, reports worse-than-expected losses for 2011 as it continues its efforts to downsize.
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VIDEO: Iranian wins top art award

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 11:45
related countries: Iran Iran

Parastou Forouhar, an Iranian artist residing in Germany, is the winner of this year's prestigious Sophie von La Roche award.
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German sentiment at 21-month high

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 10:50

German investor confidence has risen to the highest level since June 2010, a closely-watched survey suggests.
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Spotify prepares Germany launch

Monday, March 12th 2012, 15:49

Spotify launches in Europe's biggest economy on Tuesday. Experts say tensions with the local royalty agency may have delayed the move.
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Merkel warning on Afghan pullout

Monday, March 12th 2012, 12:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the circumstances are not yet right for German troops to leave Afghanistan in 2014.
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No fond farewell for Germany's Wulff

Friday, March 9th 2012, 11:05

Germany's president Christian Wulff leaves office under a cloud
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Tabloid drops front-page nudes

Friday, March 9th 2012, 10:10

Germany's biggest-circulation tabloid, Bild, says it is ending the tradition of using pictures of naked women on its front page after 28 years.
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Arsenal agree deal for Podolski

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 10:39
related places: Cologne

Arsenal agree a deal to sign Germany international striker Lukas Podolski from Cologne this summer, BBC Sport understands.
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Lufthansa pushed into loss by BMI

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 17:17

German airline Lufthansa reports an annual loss of 13m euros as a result of losses and disposal costs at its BMI subsidiary.
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Forger faked 'about 50' artists

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 16:58

A German convicted for his role in an art forgery scandal says he faked works by "about 50" artists over the course of his career.
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VIDEO: Fresh Iran nuclear talks agreed

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 0:33
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The UN Security Council and Germany have agreed to resume talks with Tehran on Iran's nuclear ambitions.
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Bundesbank bites back amid euro fears

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 23:34

The German central bank is reasserting its authority
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Furore over German 'Brevik' shop

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 16:22
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: A, Breivik, Brevik

A clothing label popular among neo-Nazis angers German officials by naming a shop "Brevik" - similar to the Norwegian mass killer's name "Breivik".
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Ethiopia rebels 'release Germans'

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 16:08
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopian rebels say they have released two German tourists who were taken captive in January, but there is no official confirmation.
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Germany rejects Belarus gay jibe

Monday, March 5th 2012, 23:01
related countries: Barbados Barbados, Belarus Belarus

Germany says a remark by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko that he would rather be a dictator than gay says more about him than anything else.
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Secret donor delights German town

Monday, March 5th 2012, 12:58

Does a German town have its very own Robin Hood?
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VIDEO: German 'Robin Hood' mystery donor

Monday, March 5th 2012, 5:57
related places: Braunschweig

An anonymous donor is giving away mysterious wads of money in the German town of Braunschweig.
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Apple and Samsung cases dismissed

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 16:15

Apple and Samsung both have their patent lawsuits - over the "slide-to-unlock" feature - thrown out by a German court.
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Germany retail sales slide back

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 10:02
related places: May

German retail sales fell unexpectedly in January by 1.6%, the biggest drop since May last year, official figures show.
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France defeat Germany in friendly

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 23:02
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bremen, Chelsea

Chelsea's Florent Malouda scores as England's Euro 2012 Group D opponents France stun Germany 2-1 in Bremen.
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German jobless rate holds steady

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 10:40

Germany's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 6.8% in February, the Federal Labour Agency says.
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Spanish job crisis: Go north, young workers

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 2:05
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish workers look with hope to their prospects in Germany
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Murray struggles past qualifier

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 12:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Andy Murray overcomes German Michael Berrer 6-3 4-6 6-4 in round one of the Dubai Championships.
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Bayer sees profits almost double

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 9:40

German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer says its profits almost doubled last year, fuelled by sales in emerging markets.
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VIDEO: Greek crisis opera opens in Germany

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 8:49
related countries: Greece Greece

An opera about the Greek debt crisis has opened in Germany.
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VIDEO: Merkel drenched in beer

Monday, February 27th 2012, 20:22

The German chancellor got a little more beer than she bargained for when a waiter managed to spill five glasses of beer down her neck at an event organised by party colleagues.
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German MPs approve Greek bailout

Monday, February 27th 2012, 17:36
related countries: Greece Greece

German MPs vote by 496 to 90 to back Greece's second EU/IMF bailout, though Chancellor Angela Merkel concedes it might not work.
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Anti-German mood grips Greece

Monday, February 27th 2012, 11:06
related countries: Greece Greece

Angry Greeks compare German rules with Nazi occupation
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VIDEO: Greek cartoons stoke anti-German mood

Monday, February 27th 2012, 7:24
related countries: Greece Greece

In Berlin the Bundestag will vote on Monday on whether to endorse Greece's recent bailout package of 130bn euros (£110bn; $170bn).
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Europeans extend Kabul withdrawal

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 17:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Kabul

France and Germany follow the US and Britain in withdrawing civilian staff from Afghan government institutions after the killing of two US Nato officers.
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