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VIDEO: Nato missiles sent to Syria border

Monday, January 7th 2013, 12:11
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey, United States United States
related places: Patriot

A Dutch convoy of Patriot missiles is travelling to the Turkish Syrian border to join German and US deployments, after a number of rockets from Syria hit targets inside Turkey.
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Djourou to join Hannover on loan

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 13:35
related places: Hannover

Arsenal defender Johan Djourou will move to German side Hannover 96 on loan until the end of the season.
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Germany retail sales up in 2012

Friday, January 4th 2013, 10:41

Retail sales in Germany rose 2.1% last year as Europe's largest economy took the eurozone debt crisis in its stride, figures show.
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Organ donor scandal hits Germany

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 10:43
related places: Leipzig

Prosecutors investigate an organ donor scandal in the east German city of Leipzig in which doctors allegedly manipulated a waiting list for livers.
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VIDEO: Inside German soviet nuclear base

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 8:53
related places: Berlin

A guided tour of the nuclear facility near Berlin which stored Soviet missiles targeting Western Europe.
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Afghan blast families sue Germany

Friday, December 28th 2012, 15:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Families of dozens of Afghan civilians killed in a 2009 airstrike sue the German government for 3.3m euros (£2.7m; $4.3m) in damages.
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VIDEO: Silent night... or not, as crowd sings

Monday, December 24th 2012, 1:13
related places: Berlin

More than 22,000 fans of the Berlin football team FC Union have joined forces to sing Christmas carols at their stadium, in a tradition which had a much smaller beginning in 2003.
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Talabani in Germany for treatment

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 16:17

Jalal Talabani arrives in Germany for further treatment following a reported stroke, after doctors said his condition had improved sufficiently to permit travel.
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Sick Iraq leader 'to go abroad'

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 15:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani will be flown to Germany for further treatment, officials say, after reportedly suffered a stroke.
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German business confidence rises

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 13:12

German business confidence rose for the second month in a row in December, according to a closely-watched survey.
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War letters delivered 71 years late

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 7:24
related countries: Jersey Jersey

WWII letters from German soldiers in Jersey arrive 71 years late
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Facebook real name row in Germany

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 10:24

Facebook is ordered to stop making people use their real names on the social network by a German data protection body.
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Court orders Argentine ship freed

Saturday, December 15th 2012, 17:25
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Ghana Ghana

A UN court based in Germany orders the release of the Argentine naval ship ARA Libertad, impounded by Ghana over a debt dispute.
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New move to ban German far right

Friday, December 14th 2012, 15:30

Politicians in Germany ask the Constitutional Court to outlaw the far-right National Democratic Party, often accused of promoting neo-Nazi ideology.
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Deeper eurozone union 'agreed'

Friday, December 14th 2012, 13:55

EU leaders have agreed on a roadmap for eurozone integration beyond the deal on centralised banking supervision, Germany's Chancellor Merkel says.
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Damon fracking film set for Berlin

Friday, December 14th 2012, 10:16
related places: Berlin

Actor Matt Damon's film about the controversial shale gas industry is to screen in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival.
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Court vindicates rendition victim

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 15:27

The European Court of Human Rights awards a German citizen 60,000 euros after finding he was an innocent victim of extraordinary rendition by the CIA.
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Porsche breaks car sales record

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 17:50

German luxury carmaker Porsche says it has beaten its annual record for car sales, selling almost 129,000 sports cars so far in 2012.
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Deutsche Bank's offices raided

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 12:39

German prosecutors raid Deutsche Bank offices as part of an investigation into a tax evasion scheme involving the trading of carbon permits.
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GM to close Opel plant in Bochum

Monday, December 10th 2012, 12:49
related places: Bochum

Opel says it will end car production at its Bochum manufacturing plant in Germany in 2016 after production of its Zafira Tourer people carrier ends.
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VIDEO: Berlin 1920s cabaret venue uncovered

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 8:27

An old 1920s Berlin music hall, where cabaret was once performed, has been discovered in a derelict building which had been filled with WWII rubble.
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VIDEO: Giant Stollen cake on parade

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 2:08
related places: Dresden

Three tonnes of Christmas cake has been paraded through the German city of Dresden on the back of a horse-drawn carriage, to celebrate Stollenfest.
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The Italians who want to be Austrian

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 0:25
related countries: Austria Austria

The Italians who speak German and want to be Austrian
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Crisis dims German growth hopes

Friday, December 7th 2012, 12:58

Germany's central bank, the Bundesbank, cuts its growth forecast for next year, saying the country's economy could be entering recession.
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The German teenager who landed on Red Square

Friday, December 7th 2012, 0:38

The German teen who flew to Red Square in the Cold War
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EADS overhauls share structure

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 17:49
related countries: France France, Spain Spain

Germany is set to join France and Spain as a direct shareholder in EADS under new plans unveiled by the European aerospace and defence firm.
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Kraftwerk to play shows in Tate

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 14:42

German electro pioneers Kraftwerk will play eight shows at Tate Modern's Turbine Hall next year.
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German MPs approve Greece payment

Friday, November 30th 2012, 11:25
related countries: Greece Greece

The German parliament approves a bailout payment of 44bn euros for Greece by a large majority despite unease about the cost to taxpayers.
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Berlin's hi-tech boom in 'Silicon Allee'

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 0:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Can Berlin overtake London as Europe's hi-tech hub?
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Germany moves to ban bestiality

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 11:14

Germany's ruling coalition aims to ban sex with animals, in a legal change to strengthen animal welfare.
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VIDEO: Gas leak blamed for workshop fire

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 3:36

A fire which killed 14 people on Monday at a workshop for disabled people in south-western Germany was the fault of a gas leak, investigators say.
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Gas leak blamed for Germany fire

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 17:46

A gas leak started a fire which killed 14 people at a workshop for disabled people in south-western Germany, investigators say.
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VIDEO: Fire kills 14 at German workshop

Monday, November 26th 2012, 22:01

Fourteen people have died and eight people injured in a major fire at a workshop for disabled people in south-western Germany.
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Fire kills 14 at German workshop

Monday, November 26th 2012, 20:37

Fourteen people are killed and eight injured in a major fire at a workshop for disabled people in south-western Germany.
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VIDEO: Fire kills 14 at German workshop

Monday, November 26th 2012, 16:21

At least 14 people have died in a major fire at a workshop for disabled people in south-western Germany, reports say.
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Germany rejects Swiss tax deal

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 16:29
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Germany's upper house of parliament rejects a deal with Switzerland to tax German assets held in Swiss bank accounts.
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VIDEO: New winter home for Hamburg's swans

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 12:11

Hamburg's famous Alster swans are relocated to a new enclosure so they can see out winter in warmth and safety.
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VIDEO: Rocky 'Das Musical' opens in Germany

Monday, November 19th 2012, 7:49

A musical version of boxing movie Rocky, backed by the film's star Sylvester Stallone, has opened in Germany.
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VIDEO: German surface mines expanding

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 3:07

One of Germany's biggest power companies is now producing 12% more electricity from coal than in 2011.
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Germany widens Holocaust payments

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 17:18

Some 80,000 Holocaust survivors who were not entitled to German compensation will now be eligible following changes made to a post-war treaty.
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Eurozone slides into recession

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 16:25

The eurozone returns to recession for the first time in three years as the bloc's economy contracts by 0.1% between July and September.
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German diplomat target in Greece

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 11:12
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Berlin, Thessaloniki

Protesters in Greece's second city, Thessaloniki, hurl coffee at a German diplomat amid resentment over austerity measures advocated by Berlin.
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Utility RWE raises its outlook

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 9:01

Germany's second-biggest utility, RWE, raises its outlook for 2012, in contrast to its rival E.On, which issued a profits warning on Tuesday.
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Utility E.On issues profit alert

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 10:31

Shares in E.On fall 9% after Germany's biggest power generator issues a profits warning and reports a quarterly loss.
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US re-elected to Rights Council

Monday, November 12th 2012, 19:17
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United States United States

The US, along with Germany and Ireland, win the only contested seats for re-election to the UN Human Rights Council.
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Merkel lauds crisis-hit Portugal

Monday, November 12th 2012, 17:31
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Lisbon

German Chancellor Angela Merkel praises Portugal's resolve in tackling its debt crisis, but faces angry anti-austerity protesters in Lisbon.
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Van Persie to miss Dutch friendly

Monday, November 12th 2012, 15:50
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Striker Robin van Persie withdraws from the Netherlands squad to face Germany on Wednesday due to a thigh problem.
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Cameron and Merkel talks 'warm'

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 22:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have held "open, warm and friendly" talks about the controversial EU budget, Downing Street says.
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EADS in German corruption probe

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 21:08

Offices of European aerospace group EADS have been searched by authorities in Germany as part of a probe into alleged corruption.
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German childcare plan sparks debate

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 9:56

German childcare plan sparks stay-at-home mum debate
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German film queries Rommel legend

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 12:16
related places: Rommel

A new film about Erwin Rommel is shown on German TV, depicting the general as a weak man undone by his links to Adolf Hitler.
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VIDEO: Afghan boxer wins Kabul match

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 17:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Millions of Afghans have watched a German-born Afghan win the country's first professional men's boxing match in the capital Kabul
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Casablanca bombing suspect held

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 22:23
related countries: France France, Morocco Morocco
related places: Casablanca

German police arrest a French-Moroccan man in connection with the deadly suicide bombings that hit Casablanca in March 2003.
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Hitachi buys UK nuclear project

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 10:44
related countries: Japan Japan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Hitachi

Japan's Hitachi has bought the UK's Horizon nuclear project from German companies E.On and RWE, giving it rights to build new power plants.
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Penguin joint venture deal agreed

Monday, October 29th 2012, 13:02

Publisher Pearson says it has agreed a deal with German media group Bertelsmann to combine their Penguin and Random House businesses.
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Draghi backs super-commissioner

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 15:22

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi backs calls for a eurozone super-commissioner with the power to veto government budgets.
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Famed German composer Henze dies

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 12:14
related places: Dresden

One of the most influential composers of the late 20th Century, Germany's Hans Werner Henze has died in Dresden aged 86, his publisher says.
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Pearson in Penguin merger talks

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 17:46

Publisher Pearson says it is holding talks with German media group Bertelsmann about combining their Penguin and Random House businesses.
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German conman arrested in Brazil

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 21:03
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A German man convicted of conning thousands of people with his bogus scientific theories involving gravitational waves is arrested in Brazil.
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Merkel opens Roma Berlin memorial

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 12:24
related places: Berlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel opens a monument in Berlin commemorating the Roma victims of the Nazi Holocaust.
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Herzog to adapt Vernon God Little

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 11:24

German film director Werner Herzog is bringing DBC Pierre's Vernon God Little to the screen in a film adaptation of the 2003 Booker prize-winning novel.
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Germany may see economy shrink

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 11:39

Germany, the main funder of the eurozone's many bailouts, may see its economy shrink by the end of the year as the crisis bites, the central bank warns.
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Germany has EU fate in its hands

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 0:54

Is Angela Merkel's Germany equipped to unite Europe?
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