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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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Emmerich in German Film Prize win

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 12:10

Independence Day director Roland Emmerich has won six awards in his native Germany for his Shakespeare mystery Anonymous.
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Mercedes boosts Daimler profits

Friday, April 27th 2012, 6:58

German car and truck maker Daimler reports a sharp rise in profits thanks in part to record sales at its Mercedes-Benz division.
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Dead babies found in German flat

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 15:18

The mother of three dead babies found in the German state of Hesse denies murdering them, prosecutors say.
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Europe anger at Tymoshenko health

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 13:38
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The German president turns down a visit to Ukraine and the EU says it is "deeply preoccupied" by the treatment of jailed former PM Yulia Tymoshenko.
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Mourinho wants Chelsea final win

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 23:21
related countries: Spain Spain

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho wants Chelsea to beat Bayern Munich in the Champions League final after his side lost to the German club on penalties.
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German athlete exposes 'stalker'

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 12:45

Star German high-jumper Ariane Friedrich names an alleged stalker on Facebook, citing self-defence, and the move sparks a new debate about privacy.
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German satellite on 'berg watch'

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 11:57

The German radar satellite TerraSAR-X is returning regular images of the Pine Island Glacier ice shelf, to try to catch the birth of a giant berg.
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Mein Kampf to reappear in German

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 10:48

Bavaria plans to publish Hitler's manifesto, Mein Kampf, in German for the first time since 1945, before the book's copyright expires.
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Siemens cuts 2012 profit forecast

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 6:43

German industrial giant Siemens cuts its full-year profit forecast for 2012 as losses continue in its wind power division.
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VIDEO: Germany holds beard championships

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 3:23

The 2012 International German Beard and Moustache Championships have been held in Germany, with entrants competing in categories including Imperial Moustaches and Dali Moustaches.
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YouTube loses music court battle

Friday, April 20th 2012, 12:18

YouTube could face a huge bill for royalties after it loses a court battle in Germany over music videos.
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VIDEO: UN wives ask Asma for Syria peace

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 19:04
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The wives of the British and German ambassadors to the UN have released a four-minute video urging President Assad's wife Asma to help end the violence in Syria.
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Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 15:00
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

A German-owned ship is to be searched by Turkish port authorities after claims that it is carrying arms destined for Syria.
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Three die in German train crash

Friday, April 13th 2012, 7:29
related places: Offenbach

Three people are killed and another 13 injured as a German regional train collides with a works engine near Offenbach.
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German incest pair lose in court

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 11:52

A brother and sister from Germany, who had an incestuous relationship and claimed the right to a family life, lose their case at the European Court of Human Rights.
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Outrage over 'racist' Roma story

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 11:27
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The council for Germany's Roma (Gypsies) wants a Swiss magazine banned for using an image of a Roma boy pointing a gun on its cover.
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German Salafists give away Koran

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 18:48

A campaign by German Salafist Muslims to give away 25 million copies of the Koran attracts the attention of the security services.
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China helps BMW hit record sales

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 10:57
related countries: China China, United States United States

German carmaker BMW reports record sales for the first quarter of 2012, a period in which it sold more cars in China than in the US for the first time.
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German exports rise in February

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 7:05

German exports rise for the second month in a row as firms expand in markets outside the eurozone.
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German exports rise in February

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 7:05

German exports rise for the second month in a row as firms expand in markets outside the eurozone.
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Grass's Israel poem stirs Germany

Monday, April 9th 2012, 14:58
related countries: Israel Israel

How a poem about Israel caused widespread anger in Germany
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German writer barred from Israel

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 14:07
related countries: Israel Israel

The German writer and Nobel laureate Guenter Grass is declared persona non grata by Israel over what it describes as a "mendacious poem".
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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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