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Last Hitler bodyguard Misch dies

Friday, September 6th 2013, 19:34
related places: Berlin

The last surviving witness of Adolf Hitler's final days, the Nazi leader's bodyguard Rochus Misch, dies in Berlin.
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In pictures: Secret lives of the Stasi

Friday, September 6th 2013, 10:47

Secret lives of the notorious East German Stasi
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German exports dropped in July

Friday, September 6th 2013, 8:23

German exports record an unexpected fall in July as deliveries to eurozone nations fall.
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Children removed from German sect

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 19:27

German police raid two communities in Bavaria belonging to the Christian sect Twelve Tribes and remove 40 children over allegations of child abuse.
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German leader visits massacre site

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 14:38
related countries: France France
related places: Glane, Oradour

President Joachim Gauck becomes the first top German dignitary to visit Oradour-sur-Glane where hundreds of French villagers were massacred in 1944.
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VIDEO: German visit to Nazi atrocity village

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 12:57
related countries: France France
related places: Glane, Oradour

President Joachim Gauck is to become the first senior dignitary from German to visit Oradour-sur-Glane in France, where 642 people were killed by Nazi troops in June 1944.
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VIDEO: Germany pursues Auschwitz guards

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 22:00

German justice officials say 30 former Auschwitz death camp guards still living in Germany should face prosecution.
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Home-schooled children taken in care

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 21:45

Four children in Germany are taken into care because their deeply religious parents refused to send them to school, officials say.
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Germany pursues Auschwitz guards

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 20:42

German justice officials say 30 former Auschwitz death camp guards still living in Germany should face prosecution.
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UK entrepreneurs 'work fewest hours'

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 23:00
related countries: France France, Spain Spain, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Small

Small business owners polled in the UK work fewer hours than their counterparts in the US, Germany, France, Netherlands or Spain, according to a survey.
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Arsenal complete £42.4m Ozil signing

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 21:43
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Real

Arsenal complete the club-record signing of Real Madrid's Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil for £42.4m.
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Former SS officer faces German trial

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 17:55
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A 92-year-old former SS officer goes on trial in Germany for the murder of a Dutch resistance fighter during World War II.
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VIDEO: Former SS officer faces German trial

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 14:48
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Former SS officer Siert Bruins, 92, has appeared in court in Germany accused of murdering a Dutch resistance fighter some 70 years ago.
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VIDEO: Angela Merkel 'ahead in polls'

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 5:46

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and her main challenger, Peer Steinbrueck , have taken part in a head-to-head TV debate ahead of this month's general election.
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Merkel battles rival in TV debate

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 0:52

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's main rival, Peer Steinbrueck, says she has caused European misery with austerity, in their only TV election debate.
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Murray beats Mayer in US Open

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 20:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mayer

Defending champion Andy Murray beats Germany's Florian Mayer in straight sets to reach the last 16 of the US Open.
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Hewitt upsets Del Potro in New York

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 3:58
related countries: United States United States

Lleyton Hewitt moves into the last 32 with a surprise 6-4 5-7 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-1 win over sixth seed Juan Martin del Potro.
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German sale secures Railcare jobs

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 14:36

More than 200 jobs are secured by the sale of rail maintenance firm Railcare to a German company, administrators announce.
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Justice row sours EU-Croatia ties

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 10:34
related countries: Croatia Croatia

The EU's newest member state, Croatia, faces possible EU penalties because of its refusal to apply a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) issued by Germany.
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Venice seeks safer canal traffic

Monday, August 26th 2013, 18:00

The city of Venice set out plans to make navigation safer on its main waterway, the Grand Canal, after a German tourist was killed last week.
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Greece 'may renegotiate bailout'

Monday, August 26th 2013, 12:45
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece may seek ease its debt burden by renegotiating repayment of its bailout loans, the Greek finance minister tells a German newspaper.
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VIDEO: The bridge too ugly for Unesco

Saturday, August 24th 2013, 18:41

A controversial bridge in Germany has been opened after years of argument and litigation.
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England lose to Germany on penalties

Saturday, August 24th 2013, 16:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's women are beaten in a penalty shootout by Germany after a thrilling 4-4 draw in their first European final in 22 years.
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German budget surplus increases

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 10:04

Germany's budget surplus rises to 0.6% of gross domestic product in the first half of the year, boosted by higher tax income.
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German opposition faces daunting task

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 0:12

German opposition face challenge to unseat Chancellor Merkel
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Germany warned over neo-Nazi threat

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 14:54

German MPs call for much tighter surveillance of neo-Nazi activities in a report on notorious murders of ethnic Turks.
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German Hawaii shark bite victim dies

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 13:17

A German holidaymaker whose arm was bitten off by a shark off a Hawaii beach last week has died from her injuries
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Pants-clad man in Merkel jet dance

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 15:58

German authorities investigate how a man wearing only his underwear and carrying drugs managed to stage a one-man party on an official government plane.
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Lloyds sells off German life insurer

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 7:17

Lloyds Banking Group sells off some £500m in assets, including German life insurer Heidelberger Leben, as it seeks to meet tougher regulatory requirements.
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German leader Merkel visits Dachau

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 19:45
related places: Dachau

Angela Merkel lays a wreath at the former Nazi concentration camp of Dachau near Munich, the first German chancellor to do so.
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Greece 'will need another bailout'

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 17:58
related countries: Greece Greece

Germany's finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble says for the first time that Greece will need another bailout to plug a forthcoming funding gap.
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German town hall hostages released

Monday, August 19th 2013, 18:00
related places: Ingolstadt

German police end a nine-hour hostage crisis at the Ingolstadt town hall in Bavaria, freeing two captives and arresting the hostage taker.
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German transplant doctor on trial

Monday, August 19th 2013, 16:27

A doctor accused of falsely pushing patients up an organ transplant list goes on trial in Germany.
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German war drama to air on BBC Two

Monday, August 19th 2013, 11:01

An acclaimed German mini-series about five friends set during World War II is to be screened on BBC Two later this year.
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Gondola tourist killed in Venice

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 14:50
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Venice

A 50-year-old German tourist is crushed to death during a gondola ride on the famous Grand Canal in the Italian city of Venice.
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Travel firms cancel Egypt holidays

Friday, August 16th 2013, 14:13
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Travel firms TUI and Thomas Cook cancel holidays booked by German customers in Egypt until mid-September as the violence in the country escalates.
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Fine threat over Mainz rail chaos

Friday, August 16th 2013, 12:50
related places: Mainz

Germany's national rail firm Deutsche Bahn is threatened with a big fine because of travel chaos at Mainz station, a major hub.
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VIDEO: 'Rockefeller' conman jailed for murder

Friday, August 16th 2013, 5:36

A German man who pretended to be an heir to the Rockefeller oil fortune has been jailed for killing his California landlady's adult son in 1985.
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Killer Rockefeller imposter jailed

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 19:12

A German man who pretended to be heir to the Rockefeller oil fortune is sentenced for killing his California landlady's adult son in 1985.
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German artist wins Nazi salute case

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 9:57

A German artist prosecuted for performing Nazi salutes is acquitted, after claiming artistic expression.
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Merkel woos voters as steady leader

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 8:40

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, launches her campaign for a third term by pointing to economic successes and fiscal discipline.
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VIDEO: Merkel launches bid for third term

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 6:14

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has launched her campaign for re-election for a third term.
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Eurozone comes out of recession

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 10:47

The eurozone has emerged from recession after 18 months of economic contraction, figures indicate.
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RWE to close or idle power plants

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 7:07

German power giant RWE, which owns Npower, is mothballing or closing some gas and coal-fired power stations because of an increase in renewable energy.
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VIDEO: German town begins turtle hunt

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 18:22
related places: Irsee

A lake in the southern German town of Irsee has been drained, as part of the efforts to try and catch a turtle suspected of attacking a boy over the weekend.
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Herzog warns of texting and driving

Monday, August 12th 2013, 15:18

A new documentary by German director Werner Herzog warns of the dangers of texting and driving.
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Djokovic through in Rogers Cup

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 7:01

World number one Novak Djokovic beats Florian Mayer of Germany to progress to the third round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.
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VIDEO: CCTV spots bear stealing bins

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 9:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Colorado

A bear has been caught on CCTV dragging away a bin full of old food from behind a German restaurant in Colorado in the US.
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AUDIO: Grimm's stories 'full of sex and violence'

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 8:05
related places: Grimm

It is 200 years since Grimm's Fairy Tales were first published - but the original German stories were more brutal than many realise, as BBC Berlin correspondent Steve Evans reports.
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West Germany 'sponsored doping'

Monday, August 5th 2013, 14:12

German officials demand publication of a partially-leaked study which reportedly alleges that West Germany engaged in systematic doping of athletes.
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German boy finds 'mummy' in attic

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 16:02

A 10-year-old boy playing in his grandmother's attic in northern Germany comes across a sarcophagus complete with what looks like a mummy.
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How German autos beat British motors

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 23:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

How German autos beat British motors
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Kohl 'wanted half of Turks out'

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 22:34

Ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl wanted to halve the number of Turks in West Germany in the early 1980s, documents cited by a German magazine show.
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New Siemens boss 'to return order'

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 14:44

The new boss of the German engineering firm Siemens says his priority is to stabilise the company after its former chief executive was dumped this week.
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German smoker faces flat eviction

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 10:29

A court in Germany rules that a man who smokes in a rented flat can be evicted if the smoke gets into public areas of an apartment block.
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Tax charge for Bayern Munich chief

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 14:58

German prosecutors charge the president of European champions Bayern Munich, Uli Hoeness, with tax evasion after a lengthy inquiry.
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Wiebe wins Senior Open in play-off

Monday, July 29th 2013, 8:57
related countries: United States United States

American Mark Wiebe beats Germany's Bernhard Langer on the fifth play-off hole to win the Senior Open at Royal Birkdale.
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VIDEO: Problems of poverty in Germany

Monday, July 29th 2013, 5:31

Throughout the financial crisis in the eurozone, Germany has been held up as a model of financial stability - but it is also a country that is suffering its own economic headaches.
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Germany 1-0 Norway

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 16:03
related countries: Norway Norway

Anja Mittag scores and Nadine Angerer saves two penalties as Germany beat Norway 1-0 in the European Championship final.
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Siemens poised to axe boss Loescher

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 10:11

Siemens looks set to axe chief executive Peter Loescher after the German industrial giant issued another profit warning last week.
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Norway 1-1 Denmark (4-2 on pens)

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 21:39
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Norway Norway

Norway beat Denmark on penalties to secure a place in the final of the European Championship against Germany.
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Aston Martin teams up with Mercedes

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 12:57

Aston Martin teams up with the German carmaker Mercedes to develop a new generation of engines and components.
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German poster campaign to find Nazis

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 22:41

A poster campaign is launched in Germany aimed at tracking down the last surviving Nazi war criminals not yet brought to justice.
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Can Nazi symbols be art?

Friday, July 19th 2013, 16:19

German performer defends Nazi salute in court
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Manchester City legend Trautmann dies

Friday, July 19th 2013, 14:14

Former Manchester City keeper Bert Trautmann, who played in the 1956 FA Cup final with a broken neck, dies aged 89.
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