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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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SS medic, 94, charged over Auschwitz

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 18:42

A 94-year-old man is charged with more than 3,600 counts of accessory to murder in Germany on allegations he served at Auschwitz.
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Boy dies in Germany measles outbreak

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 14:16
related places: Berlin

An 18-month-old boy dies in a measles outbreak in the German capital Berlin, sparking a debate over compulsory vaccinations.
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German politician in child porn trial

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 12:46

A former rising star in Germany's Social Democratic Party, Sebastian Edathy, goes on trial accused of possessing indecent images of children.
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German business morale 'holding up'

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 12:18

Confidence among German businesses is holding up despite problems in the eurozone, a survey by the Ifo institute suggests.
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VIDEO: Germany rejects Greek loan request

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 23:31
related countries: Greece Greece

Germany rejects a request by Greece for an extension to its EU loan programme, despite earlier signs that a compromise was possible.
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German nurse 'sorry' for killings

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 16:43

A former nurse, who confessed to killing more than 30 patients in Germany, apologises to the relatives of his victims.
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German heavy smoker gets court boost

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 17:40

A top German court overturns a ruling that gave a landlady authority to evict a pensioner whose heavy smoking had annoyed her.
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German confidence hits 12-month high

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 11:19

German investor sentiment rises to a 12-month high in February, boosted by action by the European Central Bank and better-than-expected growth.
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Panahi's Taxi wins top Berlin prize

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 14:30
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Berlin

Taxi, by dissident Iranian director Jafar Panahi, wins top prize at the Berlin Film Festival, while British stars Charlotte Rampling and Sir Tom Courtenay win acting honours.
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Terror alert halts German parade

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 14:30
related places: Braunschweig

A carnival parade in Braunschweig, northern Germany, is called off at short notice due to a "specific threat of Islamist attack".
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S&P ends at record on German data

Friday, February 13th 2015, 21:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wall Street

Better-than-expected growth data from Germany helps push the S&P 500 to a record high and the Dow closes above the symbolic 18,000 threshold once more.
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Germany remembers Dresden firestorm

Friday, February 13th 2015, 17:01
related places: Dresden

Events are taking place in Germany to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden which created a firestorm and left the city in ruins.
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Eurozone economy sees growth pick up

Friday, February 13th 2015, 15:53

The eurozone economy grew by a stronger-than-expected 0.3% in the last three months of 2014, helped by rapid growth in Germany.
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Saudis evacuate embassy in Yemen

Friday, February 13th 2015, 14:18
related countries: Italy Italy, Yemen Yemen

Saudi Arabia becomes the latest country to close its embassy in Yemen, as the security situation in the country deteriorates.
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VIDEO: Dresden survivors mark 'storm of fire'

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 22:51
related places: Dresden

Commemorations will take place in Germany on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden.
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US man jailed for killing German teen

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 19:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Montana

A Montana man has been sentenced to 70 years in prison for killing a German exchange student he found in his garage.
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Fifty Shades premieres in Berlin

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 8:45
related places: Berlin

The film version of erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey has its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in Germany.
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Ukraine talks last through the night

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 6:42
related countries: France France, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Urgent talks on ending the conflict in Ukraine - brokered by Germany and France - last all night in Minsk, as fighting rages in the east.
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UK tank crashes into garden fence

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 21:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A mechanical fault caused a British tank to career off a road in Germany and crash into an elderly couple's garden fence, the MoD says.
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German ex-president laid to rest

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 11:42
related places: Berlin

Former German President Richard von Weizsaecker is laid to rest in a state funeral in Berlin.
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Anger at German anti-Semitism panel

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 20:35

Germany's leading Jewish groups are criticising the government for not appointing any Jewish experts to a commission on anti-Semitism.
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Obama 'may supply arms to Ukraine'

Monday, February 9th 2015, 18:59
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

President Barack Obama says the US is considering sending lethal arms to Ukraine if diplomacy fails to end the crisis, lambasting "Russian aggression".
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West caused Ukraine crisis - Putin

Monday, February 9th 2015, 12:52
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The crisis in Ukraine was caused by the West, says Russian President Vladimir Putin, as he considers Franco-German proposals to end fighting.
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VIDEO: BBC finds two 'ghost town' civilians

Monday, February 9th 2015, 6:05
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Minsk

Leaders of Germany, Russia and Ukraine have agreed to hold talks in Minsk on Wednesday, as part of the latest diplomatic push to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
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'Last chance' for Ukraine peace deal

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 17:59
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

A peace plan drawn up by France and Germany is "one of the last chances" to end the conflict in east Ukraine, French leader Francois Hollande says.
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Leaders upbeat on Ukraine talks

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 0:36
related countries: France France, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The leaders of Russia, France and Germany held "constructive and substantive" talks in Moscow on ending the conflict in Ukraine, diplomats say.
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Why did Greece's Varoufakis bring up Nazis in Berlin?

Friday, February 6th 2015, 19:34
related countries: Greece Greece

Why did Greece's finance minister talk about Nazis in Germany?
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New Ukraine peace push launched

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 21:30
related countries: France France, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

The French and German leaders make an unscheduled visit to Ukraine to discuss a new peace plan with President Petro Poroshenko,
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End 'gross indignity', says Greece

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 18:53
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece's new finance minister urges Germany to help end the "gross indignity" of the Greek debt crisis after talks with his German counterpart.
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Ding suffers German Masters defeat

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 12:56

Defending champion Ding Junhui knocked out in the first round of the German Masters after a 5-4 defeat against Ryan Day.
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Binoche to open Berlin Film Festival

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 10:18

A film starring Juliette Binoche as an arctic explorer will open the 65th Berlin Film Festival on Thursday.
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Charges over German student killing

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 16:23

German prosecutors bring manslaughter charges against a man for the death of student Tugce Albayrak, whose killing shocked the nation.
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Austria sees first Pegida march

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 23:42
related countries: Austria Austria

The anti-Islamist group Pegida, which began in Germany, hold its first rally in Austria, but marchers find themselves outnumbered by rival protesters.
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Schurrle seals £22m Wolfsburg move

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 18:47
related places: Wolfsburg

German international winger Andre Schurrle completes a £22m move from Chelsea to Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.
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Merkel condemns Ukraine fighting

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 18:17
related countries: Hungary Hungary
related places: Budapest

Germany's Chancellor Merkel and Hungary's PM Viktor Orban rule out sending arms to Ukraine and call for peace, Nick Thorpe reports.
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Former Nazi camp guard to face trial

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 13:38

Oskar Groening, 93, will go on trial in Germany in April, charged with involvement in the deaths of 300,000 prisoners at Auschwitz.
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Stoke's Huth joins Leicester on loan

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 12:51

Leicester City sign German defender Robert Huth from Stoke City on a loan deal until the end of the season.
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Merkel rules out Greek debt relief

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 14:05
related countries: Greece Greece

German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects any cancellation of Greece's debt, saying banks and creditors have already made substantial cuts.
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German ex-President Weizsaecker dies

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 12:00

German former President Richard von Weizsaecker, whose two terms in office spanned reunification, dies at the age of 94.
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German ranchers killed in Paraguay

Friday, January 30th 2015, 0:37
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay

A German couple who had been ranching in Paraguay for 30 years are shot dead, allegedly by left-wing guerrillas.
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Denmark, Deutschland and deflation

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 19:06
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Our economics correspondent Andrew Walker explains how developments in Germany and Denmark are hallmarks of strange times in the eurozone.
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New resignations hit Germany's Pegida

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 16:09

The new leader of Germany's controversial anti-Islamisation group Pegida, Kathrin Oertel, resigns a week after her predecessor.
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Tangerine Dream's Froese dies at 70

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 13:03
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

Edgar Froese, the founding member of the German ambient electronic group Tangerine Dream, dies in Vienna at the age of 70.
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Ghana official wears wife's coat

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 15:58

Ruling party official laughs off criticism for donning the fur-trimmed number on visit to Germany.
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Call for Greece to stay with Europe

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 13:37
related countries: Greece Greece

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she wants Greece to "remain part of our story" ahead of elections that could throw the country's eurozone future into doubt.
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German men 'free to pee standing up'

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 18:16

A court in Germany has ruled in favour of a man's right to urinate while standing up after his landlord demanded money for damage to the bathroom floor.
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Ukraine rebels in land grab, says US

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 0:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Berlin

US Secretary of State John Kerry accuses rebels in east Ukraine of a "blatant land grab", as talks take place in Berlin to try to de-escalate the violence.
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Protest head quits amid 'Hitler' row

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 21:56

The head of Germany's "anti-Islamisation" movement quits after disparaging anti-refugee comments and a photo showing him apparently posing as Hitler emerge.
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Cameroon 'frees German hostage'

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 16:59
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Nigeria Nigeria

Cameroon says its military has freed a German hostage kidnapped in Nigeria by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
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German investor confidence rises

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 11:33

German investor confidence rose for the third month in a row in January, hitting its highest level since February 2014, a survey suggests.
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Aldi heirs win art dealer damages

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 10:54

The heirs to the Aldi supermarket empire in Germany win €19m in damages in a civil case over an art dealer's purchase of paintings and cars.
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Cameron makes 'full employment' vow

Monday, January 19th 2015, 9:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron will call for Britain to overtake Germany and become a nation of "full employment" in a speech setting out Conservative jobs pledges later.
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German 'anti-Islamisation' rally off

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 15:31

A planned rally by Germany's "anti-Islamisation" Pegida group is called off after police receive a "concrete" threat against one of the organisers.
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German police probe refugee death

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 15:56
related places: Dresden

Detectives in the east German city of Dresden are investigating the killing of an asylum seeker who was stabbed to death.
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German GP at Hockenheim - Ecclestone

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 14:58
related places: Hockenheim

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says the 2015 German grand prix will be held at Hockenheim despite a contract with Nurburgring.
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Merkel urges EU law on data tracking

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 12:56

Germany's Chancellor Merkel wants new EU rules soon on data retention, to help in the fight against terrorism.
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Shoe generates power from walking

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 8:40

German researchers have built shoe-sized devices that harvest power from the act of walking.
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Nazi camp row over asylum homes

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 12:17

Refugee organisations voice alarm at plans to house asylum seekers in a former outpost of a Nazi concentration camp in western Germany.
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German leaders join Muslim rally

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 21:16

The German president and chancellor have attended a Muslim community rally in Berlin to promote tolerance and religious freedom.
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