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Confederations Cup: Chile businessman offers fans 5,000 flags

Sunday, July 2nd 2017, 1:19
related countries: Chile Chile

He hopes to give Chile's football team a boost before the Confederations Cup final against Germany.
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Pope Francis replaces critical theologian Gerhard Ludwig Muller

Saturday, July 1st 2017, 22:13

Conservative German cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mülller has questioned the pontiff's liberal reform.
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Merkel: We must guard Helmut Kohl's legacy

Saturday, July 1st 2017, 13:58

The European Parliament honoured the man who oversaw German reunification with a unique memorial.
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Rocking the Stasi

Saturday, July 1st 2017, 0:41

When music captures the spirit of freedom it can cross any border. It crossed the Berlin Wall and eventually helped to bring it down.
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German MPs approve same-sex marriage but Merkel votes against

Friday, June 30th 2017, 14:01

The reform grants couples now limited to civil unions full marital rights, and allows them to adopt children.
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Germany gay marriage approved by MPs in snap vote

Friday, June 30th 2017, 10:01

Same-sex couples get full marital and adoption rights - but Angela Merkel votes against the change.
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Merkel: Hamburg G20 to focus on Paris climate deal

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 15:01
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: Paris

This year's G20 summit is to focus on furthering the Paris climate deal, which Mr Trump opposes.
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Germany blocks Erdogan rally during G20 summit in Hamburg

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 11:32
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Erdogan, Hamburg

Germany says it will not let the Turkish leader address German Turks during the G20 next week.
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Unleashing the power of moss to clean cities

Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 23:16

A team of German designers has reinvented the tree to clean up urban air pollution. Using the natural power of moss, they hope to make city air safer to breathe.
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Six held in Spain, UK and Germany in anti-jihadist raids

Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 17:15
related countries: Spain Spain, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Birmingham

Among those arrested is a man in Birmingham described as as Salafist imam.
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German G20 police sent home for partying in Hamburg barracks

Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 8:52
related places: Hamburg

Outdoor sex and urination were among the party pieces from officers drafted to Hamburg.
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Luftwaffe ace flies in Spitfire

Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 2:16

German pilot Hugo Broch took to the skies over Kent to achieve a long-held ambition.
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Muslim girls complain of Polish racism on Holocaust study trip

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 18:38
related countries: Poland Poland

German Muslim girls say they were racially abused in Poland while learning about the Holocaust.
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Grenfell Tower fire: German flats cleared amid cladding fears

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 17:45
related places: Wuppertal

An 11-storey block is evacuated in Wuppertal because it has panels similar to Grenfell Tower's.
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Germany: Merkel paves way for gay marriage vote

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 10:24

German MPs press for a vote on legalising same-sex marriage before the September election.
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Pandas in Berlin: Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in new home

Saturday, June 24th 2017, 20:11
related countries: China China

Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in Germany from China ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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Brexit: UK offer on EU citizens a good start, says Merkel

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 9:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The German chancellor cautiously welcomes a plan for EU citizens living in the UK post-Brexit.
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Thailand King Vajiralongkorn shot at with air pistol

Wednesday, June 21st 2017, 14:27

German authorities say King Vajiralongkorn was shot at by teenagers while cycling late at night.
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Germany AfD: Bid to lift German nationalist Petry's immunity

Monday, June 19th 2017, 14:56

It is thought the co-leader of Alternative for Germany, Frauke Petry, could face perjury charges.
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German reunification architect Helmut Kohl dies at 87

Friday, June 16th 2017, 18:16

Helmut Kohl, Germany's ex-chancellor and architect of German reunification in 1990, dies aged 87.
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Political giant

Friday, June 16th 2017, 17:19

Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl was a political giant beset by feelings of under-appreciation, writes German journalist Moritz Schuller.
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Architect of unity

Friday, June 16th 2017, 15:37

Helmut Kohl was the chancellor who reunified Germany after the collapse of communism and was a key architect of the European Union.
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New US Russia sanctions bill riles Germany and Austria

Friday, June 16th 2017, 10:56
related countries: Austria Austria, United States United States

A German-Austrian protest accuses US politicians of interfering with Europe's gas supplies.
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Brexit: EU 'open' to change of heart, say France and Germany

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 19:50
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu

France's president says the option of the UK staying in the EU remains, until Brexit talks conclude.
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Berlin migrant jailed for fire attack on homeless man

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 16:11

A 21-year-old who set fire to a homeless man on Christmas Day has been jailed for nearly three years.
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Munich shooting: Officer critically injured with police gun

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 15:46

A German policewoman was shot in the head in the attack and one person has been arrested.
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Power play

Monday, June 12th 2017, 0:51

Angela Merkel wants Germany to "take back control", but could it really become a major military power?
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Easyjet plane diverted after 'suspicious conversation'

Sunday, June 11th 2017, 15:08
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three Britons are being questioned after the Easyjet plane was diverted to Germany.
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Evacuated plane: 'They looked like regular guys'

Sunday, June 11th 2017, 15:04

Three Britons are being questioned after an Easyjet plane is diverted to Germany.
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Trump Mexico: Merkel says walls no answer to migration

Sunday, June 11th 2017, 0:35
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Germany's chancellor says on a visit to Mexico living standards are key to migration control.
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Merkel says EU is 'ready to start Brexit negotiations'

Saturday, June 10th 2017, 4:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The German chancellor says she believes the UK will stick to the timetable after its election shock.
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Qatar crisis: Germany seeks to bridge rift with Arab states

Friday, June 9th 2017, 10:39
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Germany's foreign minister, hosting his Qatari counterpart, condemns Gulf moves against the emirate.
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Taxing times

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 23:14

Investigators believe dozens of German banks and brokers used ruses to avoid tax on share deals.
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Germany backs pullout from Incirlik airbase in Turkey row

Wednesday, June 7th 2017, 9:51
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Turkey Turkey
related places: Incirlik

Germany's cabinet agrees to move military forces from Turkey to Jordan because of a diplomatic row.
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Is this Africa's tallest tree?

Tuesday, June 6th 2017, 11:28
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

A German scientist says a tree he discovered in Tanzania is Africa's tallest.
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Germany sees rise in fake father scams with immigrants

Tuesday, June 6th 2017, 10:30

A law is being drafted to stop pregnant foreign women paying German men to pose as fathers.
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Germany set to quit Turkey's Incirlik airbase amid row

Monday, June 5th 2017, 18:15
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Incirlik

Turkey's ban on MPs' visits prompts Germany to transfer jets and troops from Incirlik.
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Cold case

Saturday, June 3rd 2017, 23:28

Did someone get away with murder? A German detective re-examines a case 5,300 years old.
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Rock am Ring festival resumes in Germany after 'terrorism' scare

Saturday, June 3rd 2017, 10:50

The organisers of Rock am Ring say intensive searches showed no evidence of "terrorist threat".
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Rock am Ring festival evacuated in Germany over terror alert

Friday, June 2nd 2017, 21:33

Fans hoping to see German rock giants Rammstein stream out of the Nuerburg arena instead.
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German police say no evidence of 'terror plot' by teen asylum seeker

Wednesday, May 31st 2017, 17:49
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Berlin

A Syrian teen is released from custody after police find no evidence of a supposed terror plot.
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German court rejects parents' access to dead teenager's Facebook account

Wednesday, May 31st 2017, 12:15

German court denies request from parents who wanted to check if daughter was being bullied.
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WW2 grenades explode in German garage

Tuesday, May 30th 2017, 15:01

Police are investigating after the owner says he bought a crate of them at a flea market.
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German leaders step up attacks on Trump

Monday, May 29th 2017, 15:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

The chancellor, her foreign minister and the opposition leader all criticise the US president.
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Merkel: Europe 'can no longer rely on allies' after Trump and Brexit

Sunday, May 28th 2017, 21:33

The German chancellor says Europe must "fight for its own destiny" at an election campaign event.
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G7 talks: Trump isolated over Paris climate change deal

Sunday, May 28th 2017, 0:58
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: Paris, Trump

Germany called the climate change talks "very unsatisfactory", describing them as "six against one".
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German schools get tough Prince Harry English exam changed

Tuesday, May 23rd 2017, 17:33

Germany changes a "difficult" school English exam, said to include Prince Harry "mumbling".
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Germany cracks Europe-wide burglary gang of 500 members

Tuesday, May 23rd 2017, 9:43

Police say the gang used young women and could be behind a fifth of burglaries in Germany.
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German woman killed and Afghan guard beheaded in Kabul

Sunday, May 21st 2017, 7:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Finland Finland
related places: Kabul

A third person, a woman from Finland, is missing and may have been kidnapped.
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Dortmund's Bartra returns after attack

Saturday, May 20th 2017, 16:23

Defender Marc Bartra returns to action after being injured in a bomb attack as Borussia Dortmund clinch entry to the Champions League.
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What's in a brand?

Wednesday, May 17th 2017, 0:46

Food brands sold to Czechs are lower-quality than the same items sold in Germany, shoppers allege.
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Spectacular scenes after lorry and wind turbine collision

Tuesday, May 16th 2017, 16:16

A lorry driver in Germany was lucky to survive after a crash with a 62m-long wind turbine blade.
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Emmanuel Macron due to name PM on first day as French president

Monday, May 15th 2017, 6:06
related countries: France France

The new French president is due to name his prime minster as well as travel to key ally Germany.
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Angela Merkel's CDU 'seizes key state from rivals'

Sunday, May 14th 2017, 18:40

Chancellor Merkel's CDU beats the SPD in elections in Germany's most populous state, exit polls say.
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Angela Merkel faces key test in German state election

Sunday, May 14th 2017, 4:02

The vote in North Rhine-Westphalia is seen as a bellwether for September's national elections.
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Spring in her step

Saturday, May 13th 2017, 0:23

Angela Merkel's CDU has a real chance of seizing Germany's most populous state.
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Stayin' Alive: Bee Gees hit free to German first aiders

Friday, May 12th 2017, 13:02

German schools are granted a fee waiver for playing Bee Gees hit Stayin' Alive in first aid classes.
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North Korea's Berlin hostel targeted by German sanctions

Thursday, May 11th 2017, 12:23
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Berlin

North Korea gets income from a big Berlin hostel, despite sanctions over its nuclear programme.
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German police carry out anti-terror raids

Wednesday, May 10th 2017, 10:32

The operation in four states targeted suspected Islamic State members, but no arrests were made.
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German soldier held over anti-migrant 'assassination plot'

Tuesday, May 9th 2017, 16:13
related countries: Syria Syria

The detained man is said to have helped a soldier plan a gun attack disguised as a Syrian refugee.
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Berlin migrants on trial for fire attack on homeless man

Tuesday, May 9th 2017, 9:52

The young migrants are accused of setting a homeless man on fire in an attack which shocked Germany.
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War mystery

Monday, May 8th 2017, 23:15

They left their homes in Central Asia to fight against the German army. Why were they taken to Amersfoort before being starved or shot?
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Germany searches all army barracks for Nazi material

Sunday, May 7th 2017, 12:25

All German army barracks will be inspected after Nazi-era memorabilia was found at two.
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The world's largest artificial sun

Saturday, May 6th 2017, 23:18

Scientists in Germany have invented an indoor sun.
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Swiss 'spied inside German ministry' in tax scandal

Thursday, May 4th 2017, 11:22
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Germany suspects that Swiss intelligence used a ministry mole to help protect banking secrecy.
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Chechnya gay rights: Merkel urges Putin to intervene

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017, 15:55
related countries: Russia Russia

Germany's leader urges Russia to protect gay rights, amid reports of persecution in Chechnya.
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Woman loses bid to learn escort's name

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017, 10:53

A woman who got pregnant after sex with a male escort in Germany is denied access to his name.
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German Defence Minister von der Leyen under fire for criticising army

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017, 10:06

Germany's Ursula von der Leyen faces demands for an apology after speaking of weak army leadership.
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