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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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German student awarded doctorate aged 102

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 15:21

Woman denied by Nazis awarded doctorate aged 102
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Time running out for Greece - Merkel

Monday, June 8th 2015, 17:47

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns Greece that time is running out for a deal to keep the country in the eurozone as the G7 summit ends.
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Deutsche Bank shares rise nearly 4%

Monday, June 8th 2015, 16:54

Shares in Deutsche Bank jump nearly 4% as investors welcome the resignations of its two co-chief executives.
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VIDEO: Migrants' 27-day journey through Europe

Monday, June 8th 2015, 6:17
related countries: Greece Greece, Syria Syria

The BBC follows a Syrian family after they arrived on the Greek island of Leros, until they reached Germany 27 days later.
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Leaders firm on Russia sanctions

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 14:15
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

At the G7 talks, US and German leaders say sanctions on Russia should stay until it fully implements Ukraine's peace accord.
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Lightning strikes German festival

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 16:27

More than 30 people hurt after two lightning strikes to a music festival in western Germany where Slipknot and Foo Fighters are on the bill.
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EU lawyer backs Germany on benefits

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 12:23

Jobless EU migrants can be refused social benefits in another EU country during their first three months there, a top EU legal adviser says.
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Thursday, June 4th 2015, 12:13

The European Court of Justice has ruled that a German tax on nuclear energy does not breach European Union law.
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VIDEO: Cameron warned on EU 'wishful thinking'

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 10:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former German foreign minister Joschka Fischer has warned UK PM David Cameron not to be too sure of German support in his bid to reform the EU.
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UK PM warned on German EU support

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 5:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former German foreign minister Joschka Fischer warns David Cameron not to be too sure of German support in his drive to reform the EU.
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US students go to Germany for free college

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 15:29
related countries: United States United States

US students head to Germany for free college degrees
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German singing star admits card scam

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 7:13

Severino Seeger, the newly crowned winner of a German television singing contest, is spared jail after admitting to defrauding pensioners.
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Occupation children shunned in post-war Germany and Austria

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 23:26
related countries: Austria Austria

The babies Allied forces left behind in Germany and Austria
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Greek PM in new debt deal proposal

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 21:44
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens, Berlin

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says he has issued "a realistic proposal" to his country's international creditors.
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German ex-leader 'in intensive care'

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 16:23

Germany's former Chancellor Helmut Kohl is in intensive care after surgery on his intestine, German media reports say.
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Germany against World Cup boycott

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 14:15

The head of German football has opposed a possible boycott of the 2018 World Cup finals in a protest against Fifa.
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Germany's unemployment at record low

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 11:57

Germany's jobless total falls by 6,000 to a record low, latest figures show.
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EU quotas for migrants raise concern

Monday, June 1st 2015, 11:02
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

France and Germany say an EU Commission plan to redistribute 40,000 asylum seekers across the EU needs revision.
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Pressure grows for gay marriage in Germany

Friday, May 29th 2015, 17:11
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Irish vote inspires German gay marriage cause
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Germany 'hits global birth rate low'

Friday, May 29th 2015, 16:12

A study says Germany's birth rate has slumped to the lowest in the world, prompting fears labour market shortages will damage the economy.
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Merkel: I'll work with UK on EU change

Friday, May 29th 2015, 15:23

Angela Merkel says she does not rule out future treaty changes as she promises to work "constructively" with the UK on EU reform.
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German business warns UK over EU vote

Friday, May 29th 2015, 1:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK exit from the European Union would be "disastrous" for Britain and Germany warns the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
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Most-wanted Nazi 'unfit for trial'

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 19:05

Former SS lieutenant Gerhard Sommer, at the top of a most-wanted list of Nazis, has been declared unfit for trial by prosecutors in Germany.
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Crew flee ship amid N Sea blast fears

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 10:13

A crew abandons a container ship a few miles off the German coast amid fears that its cargo of fertiliser could explode.
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WW2 bomb prompts Cologne evacuation

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 9:44
related places: Cologne

Some 20,000 people in the German city of Cologne are forced to leave their homes as authorities defuse a one-tonne bomb from World War Two.
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German woman, 65, 'has quadruplets'

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 10:25

A 65-year-old German woman gives birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure, Germany's RTL television reports.
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German pilots may get spot medicals

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 10:34

Germany's Lufthansa considers random medical checks on pilots, to help prevent any future disaster like the Germanwings crash.
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EU Riga summit 'not against Russia'

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 20:17
related countries: Latvia Latvia, Russia Russia

The EU opens summit talks with six ex-Soviet states in Latvia, with the EU's Donald Tusk saying it is not a "beauty contest" to isolate Russia.
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Bronze Age Danish girl 'German-born'

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 16:01
related countries: Denmark Denmark

New research reveals that a girl buried 3,400 years ago in Denmark who became one of the country's best-known Bronze Age relics was probably born in Germany.
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German train drivers call off strike

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 7:44

Germany's train drivers have agreed to call off their strike and enter mediation with Deutsche Bahn.
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'Hitler's horse sculptures' found

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 18:16

Two bronze horse statues that once stood in front of Adolf Hitler's chancellery are recovered by German police.
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German rail strike causes delays

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 14:51

Millions of rail passengers are hit by delays in Germany after Deutsche Bahn's drivers go on strike again.
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VIDEO: Germany's railways grind to a halt

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 10:13

Millions of commuters in Germany have had their travel plans disrupted as train drivers across the country stage their ninth strike in just 11 months.
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Deutsche Bank mulls UK EU exit plan

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 8:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Deutsche Bank has set up a "working group" to review whether to move parts of its British divisions to Germany if the UK leaves the EU.
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German train drivers to strike again

Monday, May 18th 2015, 19:28

Drivers for Germany's Deutsche Bahn have declared a fresh strike, marking the ninth walkout in just 11 months.
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German police 'assaulted migrants'

Monday, May 18th 2015, 13:13

German prosecutors investigate alleged police brutality towards migrants in the city of Hanover, which may have amounted to torture.
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Two dead in German train crash

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 14:39

At least two people have been killed and 20 injured in western Germany after a train collided with a tractor-trailer on a level crossing, police say.
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Bomb scare halts Germany model show

Friday, May 15th 2015, 8:45

The live final of Germany's Next Topmodel is taken off air and thousands of spectators are evacuated following a bomb scare at the arena.
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German hailstorm causes injuries

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 11:19

At least nine people are injured and dozens of homes damaged by large hailstones in southern Germany.
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VIDEO: Rescued Syria migrant's journey to Germany

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 22:15
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

As the British government says it will opt out of European plans for a quota system for migrants, Damian Grammaticas meets one Syrian who has reached Germany.
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No new Berlin Philharmonic conductor

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 8:30

Members of Berlin Philharmonic orchestra are unable to agree on who should be their next chief conductor.
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Henkel buys Colgate-Palmolive brands

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 6:10
related countries: Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand

German consumer goods giant Henkel is buying Colgate-Palmolive's laundry brands in Australia and New Zealand for €220m ($245m; £157m).
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Berlin Philharmonic votes on top job

Monday, May 11th 2015, 10:32

The Berlin Philharmonic orchestra is electing a chief conductor and artistic director to succeed Sir Simon Rattle.
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Merkel in Moscow for WWII ceremony

Sunday, May 10th 2015, 14:09
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

The German chancellor attends a ceremony in Moscow to commemorate Russia's WW2 victims, after skipping a military parade over tensions with Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Ex-con artist now making millions

Saturday, May 9th 2015, 8:23

A German forger who conned the art world out of millions of dollars is holding his first exhibition since becoming a free man.
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Germany 'cuts help' for NSA searches

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 16:55
related countries: United States United States

Germany's intelligence agency, the BND, is cutting down the level of spying it carries out for the US, according to German media reports.
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Siemens to cut 4,500 jobs worldwide

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 16:08

German electronics giant Siemens plans to cut 4,500 jobs - 1% of its global workforce - as it misses profit forecasts.
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When German soldiers turned against the SS

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 12:22

When Germans joined Americans battling the SS
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'Last of US-German Moon team' dies

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 1:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moon

Oscar Holderer, believed to be the last member of the post-WW2 German team whose rocket took US astronauts to the Moon, dies at 95.
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Merkel offers to testify in spy row

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 21:21
related countries: United States United States

Chancellor Angela Merkel offers to give evidence to MPs amid reports that German intelligence helped the US spy on Germany and its neighbours.
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Pro-Putin bikers granted German entry

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 17:02
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Berlin

A court in Berlin rules bikers said to be from the Russian nationalist Night Wolves group can enter Germany to mark the defeat of the Nazis.
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SUV sales boost BMW's earnings

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 13:01

German carmaker BMW speeds past quarterly earnings expectations, thanks to strong SUV sales.
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German arrests over 'terror' plot

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 9:58

German police arrest four people suspected of plotting to attack Muslims and asylum seekers.
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Tornado as storms hit north Germany

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 9:09
related places: Hamburg

Violent storms sweep northern Germany, triggering a tornado that hit a small town and leaving one person dead in Hamburg.
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VIDEO: Tornado hits northern Germany

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 23:50
related places: Hamburg

Violent storms in northern Germany have caused widespread damage, triggering a tornado in a town and leaving one person dead in the city of Hamburg.
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Austria and Germany in 'spying' row

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 20:22
related countries: Austria Austria, United States United States

Austria files a legal complaint against "an unnamed party" after reports that Germany helped the US to spy on European targets.
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German firms rap rail strike leaders

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 12:47

German businesses criticise rail union leaders after drivers for the country's Deutsche Bahn rail operator begin a week-long strike in an increasingly bitter row over pay.
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Lufthansa facing more cost-cutting

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 7:21

German airline Lufthansa, hit by a series of strikes, warns of more cost-cutting despite a profits improvement in the first quarter.
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Merkel pressed on German spy scandal

Monday, May 4th 2015, 16:29
related countries: United States United States

Chancellor Angela Merkel comes under pressure inside her government to disclose a list of spying targets handed to German intelligence by the US.
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German train drivers go on strike

Monday, May 4th 2015, 15:03

Drivers for Germany's Deutsche Bahn begin a week-long strike, their eighth walkout in 10 months of wage negotiations.
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