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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: news

Federer eases past Kohlschreiber

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 14:34

World number three Roger Federer eases through to the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters after a convincing win over German Philipp Kohlschreiber.
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Van Gaal sacked by Bayern Munich

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 10:47

Louis van Gaal is sacked as coach by Bayern Munich with immediate effect, the German club have confirmed.
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Pile-up in freak German sandstorm

Saturday, April 9th 2011, 8:07

A freak sandstorm sweeps across a motorway in northern Germany causing a multiple pile-up and leaving eight people dead.
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3D WWII footage to be shown on TV

Friday, April 8th 2011, 9:49

3D footage of World War II, showing a German anti-aircraft crew in 1943, is to be shown on TV for the first time.
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VIDEO: Young German jockey rides a cow

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 12:51

A teenage girl in Germany has taken to riding an unusual mount after her parents refused to buy her a horse.
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VIDEO: Calls for release of Chinese artist

Monday, April 4th 2011, 21:39
related countries: China China, France France

France and Germany have called for the immediate release of a Chinese artist and dissident, detained in China.
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France, Germany in artist appeal

Monday, April 4th 2011, 15:05
related countries: China China, France France
related places: Beijing

France and Germany have called for the immediate release of Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, detained by authorities in Beijing as he tried to board a flight.
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Merkel ally quits as her deputy

Monday, April 4th 2011, 9:26

Germany's Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle quits as head of the liberal Free Democrat Party (FDP) and as deputy to Chancellor Merkel.
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VIDEO: Electronic tags to track footballers

Sunday, April 3rd 2011, 3:14

Scientists in Germany are developing a technology which can track every minute movement of football players and the ball so that performance can be analysed.
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Referee stops German league match

Friday, April 1st 2011, 22:13
related places: Schalke

The Bundesliga game between St Pauli and Schalke on Friday is halted in the 88th minute after a linesman is hit by a plastic cup full of beer.
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Polar bear Knut died of drowning, experts say

Friday, April 1st 2011, 14:29

German polar bear Knut drowned when he fell into a pool of water in his enclosure, after collapsing due to swelling of the brain, experts say.
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German state sued by nuclear firm

Friday, April 1st 2011, 9:45

German energy giant RWE takes legal action against the state of Hesse after being ordered to close a nuclear power plant.
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VIDEO: 'Message in bottle' answered in Russia

Friday, April 1st 2011, 5:42
related countries: Russia Russia

A German boy who tossed a message in a bottle off a ship in the Baltic Sea some 24 years ago has now received an answer.
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'Bomb plot' at Borussia Dortmund

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 21:32

German police say they have detained a 25-year-old man after three suspected explosive devices were found outside Borussia Dortmund's stadium.
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Chinese 'ran Germany euro scam'

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 10:34
related countries: China China

Police in Germany arrest six people - four of them ethnic Chinese - over alleged forgery of euro coins worth about 6m euros (£5.3m).
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VIDEO: Kidnapped doctor to face killing trial

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 6:32
related countries: France France

A German doctor who was cleared of the manslaughter of his stepdaughter in his home country has been told he will have to stand trial for the same crime in France.
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Baltic message in bottle gets reply 24 years on

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 4:10
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian boy answers a message in a bottle from a German child 24 years after it was dropped from a ship into the Baltic Sea.
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My Nazi father

Monday, March 28th 2011, 23:01

Woman who uses family to teach German children
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Boateng sidelined by knee injury

Monday, March 28th 2011, 16:23

Manchester City full-back Jerome Boateng will require surgery after suffering a knee injury on duty with the German national team.
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Greens celebrate Merkel poll loss

Monday, March 28th 2011, 11:52
related places: Baden

Germany's Greens are expected to take charge of Baden-Wuerttemberg after a humiliating defeat for Chancellor Angela Merkel's party.
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Merkel 'loses key state election'

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 21:01
related places: Baden

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has lost the key state of Baden-Wuerttemberg after six decades, preliminary results show.
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VIDEO: Merkel 'loses key state election'

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 14:32
related places: Baden

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats have lost the key state of Baden-Wuerttemberg after six decades, preliminary results show.
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VIDEO: Anti-nuclear protests in Germany

Saturday, March 26th 2011, 20:11

In Germany, protesters have staged what they said was the country's biggest ever demonstration against nuclear power.
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Demjanjuk 'should get six years'

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 15:47

John Demjanjuk should get six years in jail, German prosecutors say, alleging that he helped to massacre Jews at a Nazi death camp.
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German incest case father jailed

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 13:23

A lorry driver whose stepdaughter was forced to bear eight of his children is jailed by a German court for 14-and-a-half years.
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Mindful Merkel

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 12:02

German leader plays safe before key election battle
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Star German polar bear Knut dies young

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 16:39

Knut the polar bear, who became a celebrity across the world, dies at the age of four, a German zookeeper says.
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Life is a Cabaret

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 0:22

How true was novelist Isherwood's portrayal of pre-Nazi Berlin?
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Merkel calls time on nuclear age

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 12:06
related countries: Japan Japan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announces a "measured exit" from nuclear power in response to the Japanese crisis.
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'Rockefeller' charged with murder

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 15:16

A German man who claimed to be a descendant of oil tycoon John D Rockefeller is charged with murder in the disappearance of a man from California.
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German nuclear plants shut down

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 16:21

Germany temporarily shuts down seven of its nuclear reactors while it reconsiders its nuclear strategy.
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Coach Loew extends Germany deal

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 15:53
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Germany coach Joachim Loew has signed a two-year contract extension, which will keep him in the role until after the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.
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German nuclear extension halted

Monday, March 14th 2011, 17:28
related countries: Japan Japan

Germany suspends a controversial plan to extend the lives of its ageing nuclear power stations, in response to the unfolding Japanese crisis.
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Protest over German nuclear power

Saturday, March 12th 2011, 22:17

Tens of thousands of people protest in Germany against the government's plans to extend the life of its nuclear reactors.
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Bausch season to grace Olympiad

Friday, March 11th 2011, 11:47

Sadler's Wells and the Barbican are uniting for the first time for a season of works by the late German choreographer Pina Bausch in 2012.
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Chinese sales drive BMW profits

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 17:03
related countries: China China

The German luxury carmaker BMW has made record annual profits helped by an 85% jump in exports to Asian markets.
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Hague Libya sanctions plea to EU

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 0:13
related countries: Libya Libya

Foreign Secretary William Hague and his German counterpart urge the EU to explore ways of imposing more sanctions on Libya.
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AUDIO: Radio station offers funeral as a prize

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 11:55

A radio station in Germany is being sued for running a competition for a listener to win the cost of their own funeral. Jens Pflueger of Radio Galaxy explains.
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Daimler and Rolls in Tognum bid

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 8:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

German automotive giant Daimler and UK engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce team up to bid for German engineering group Tognum.
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Knowledge economy

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 0:19

For an English education, are you better off going to Germany?
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German aid rules are 'legitimate'

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 21:18

Germany is right to impose conditions on countries asking for financial aid, Axel Weber, Bundesbank president, tells the BBC.
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Dozens held in anti-mafia raids

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 12:58
related countries: Australia Australia, Canada Canada, Italy Italy

Police in Italy and Germany arrest 35 people in an anti-mafia operation, with warrants also issued in Canada and Australia.
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Chinese sales boost Audi profits

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 10:38
related countries: China China, United States United States

German carmaker Audi reports a sharp rise in profits for 2010 helped by strong sales growth in China and the US.
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In pictures

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 0:59
related places: Cologne

Cologne's carnival pokes fun at German and international targets
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Van Gaal to exit Bayern in summer

Monday, March 7th 2011, 16:12
related places: Bayern

Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal set to leave the German club by mutual consent at the end of the season, one year before his contract was due to expire.
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Dead lucky? Germany's 'tasteless' funeral contest

Monday, March 7th 2011, 13:27

A German radio station runs a controversial epitaph competition - and the winner gets a cheque for his or her own funeral costs.
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VIDEO: Germany seeks more powerful women

Monday, March 7th 2011, 7:05

Despite Angela Merkel occupying the top job in Germany, women are under represented in corporate Germany.
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Haye vows to knock out Klitschko

Monday, March 7th 2011, 6:38

WBA heavyweight champion David Haye says he will knock out IBF and WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko when the pair fight in Germany in the summer.
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Haye to fight Wladimir in summer

Sunday, March 6th 2011, 11:41

WBA heavyweight champion David Haye will fight IBF and WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko in Germany on either 25 June or 2 July.
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Anaesthetics research 'unethical'

Friday, March 4th 2011, 15:16

The editors of 16 medical journals have retracted "unethical" studies by an influential German anaesthetist.
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Terror probe into US airmen shooting

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 11:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Frankfurt

Prosecutors in Germany say they suspect Islamic militancy as the motive for a gun attack on US airmen at Frankfurt Airport, in which two died.
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VIDEO: Two US airmen killed in Frankfurt

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 7:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Frankfurt

German police are investigating whether a man, suspected of shooting dead two US airmen at Frankfurt airport, has links to a terror group or acted alone.
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US airmen shot in German airport

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 22:58
related places: Frankfurt

Two US servicemen die and two others are injured after a gunman opens fire on a US military bus at Frankfurt Airport, the US Air Force says.
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New German defence minister named

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 16:17
related places: Guttenberg, Karl

Germany's interior minister moves to defence after the resignation of Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg in a row over plagiarism.
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