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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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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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Apple cuts push email in Germany

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 13:04

Apple has been forced to suspend push email for iCloud and MobileMe users on iOS devices following a German court ruling.
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Russian jet survives wheel scare

Friday, February 24th 2012, 15:24
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Berlin

A Russian passenger jet which lost a wheel on take-off from Berlin lands safely in St Petersburg, Russian media report.
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Merkel sorry for neo-Nazi outrage

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 11:55
related places: Berlin

As Germans mourn neo-Nazi murder victims, Chancellor Angela Merkel appeals to their families for forgiveness.
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German business 'more confident'

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 10:44

German business confidence rises for the fourth month in a row in February, to a seven month high, according to the Ifo Institute.
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Germany criticised for castration

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 10:41

Europe's top human rights watchdog, the Council of Europe, urges Germany to end the practice of surgically castrating sex offenders.
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Chisora apologises for Haye brawl

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 7:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Munich

Dereck Chisora "wholeheartedly apologises" for his part in a brawl with fellow Brit David Haye in Munich.
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German parties pick new president

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 22:56

German Chancellor Angela Merkel backs opposition choice Joachim Gauck to be the new president, after Christian Wulff quit on Friday.
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Jail docu-drama wins Berlin award

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 12:16
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Berlin

Caesar Must Die, by veteran Italian directors Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, wins the Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival.
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VIDEO: Watch Chisora-Haye brawl

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 10:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police in Germany have released without charge British boxer Dereck Chisora following a bloody brawl with rival UK fighter David Haye.
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Pattinson makes Berlin premiere

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 1:23
related places: Berlin

Twilight actor Robert Pattinson walks the red carpet in Berlin for the premiere of period drama Bel Ami as the city's film festival draws to a close.
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German president quits in scandal

Friday, February 17th 2012, 23:33

German President Christian Wulff announces his resignation, after prosecutors called for his immunity to be lifted over corruption allegations.
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Merkel trip off amid Wulff crisis

Friday, February 17th 2012, 9:46
related countries: Italy Italy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel cancels a visit to Italy amid increasing signs that President Christian Wulff - a political ally - may quit over a home loan scandal.
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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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