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Berlin Wall blunderer dies at 86

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 13:22

A senior East German official whose impromptu announcement at a news conference led to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 dies aged 86.
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Germany seeks to slow migrant flow

Friday, October 30th 2015, 23:49
related countries: Austria Austria

Germany is to restrict the number of entry points for migrants arriving via Austria, in a bid to control the flow as thousands cross into Bavaria daily.
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Rapper turned IS fighter killed by US

Friday, October 30th 2015, 20:10
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

A US air strike in Syria killed a former German rapper working for the Islamic State who used social media to recruit, defence officials confirmed.
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Five-year-old dies in German bus crash

Friday, October 30th 2015, 16:35

A tour bus carrying 59 children has crashed in eastern Germany, leaving a five-year-old boy dead and others injured.
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German admits second child murder

Friday, October 30th 2015, 12:32
related places: Berlin

Prosecutors in Berlin say the man suspected of murdering a four-year-old migrant boy has admitted killing a six-year-old, Elias, who has been missing since July.
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VIDEO: Sheltering in boxes at German border

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 15:52
related countries: Austria Austria

Some people waiting to cross from Austria into Germany have had to take shelter from the cold in cardboard boxes.
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China to buy 130 aircraft from Airbus

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 9:36
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China signs a $17bn contract to buy 130 aircraft from European consortium Airbus, during a visit by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Beijing.
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BASF cuts full-year profits forecast

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 10:03

Shares in Germany's BASF dip 5% after the chemicals group cuts its full-year profit forecast and reports disappointing sales.
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Schweinsteiger may sue over Nazi doll

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 15:27
related countries: China China

Bastian Schweinsteiger is considering legal action against a company making Nazi dolls that bear a striking resemblance to him.
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Porsche market manipulation trial opens

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 12:04

Two former Porsche executive go on trial in Germany accused of market manipulation over a failed Volkswagen takeover bid.
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Germany reaffirms Holocaust culpability

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 0:26
related countries: Israel Israel

Germany insists it was responsible for the Holocaust after Israel's prime minister claimed a Palestinian leader told the Nazis to kill Europe's Jews.
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VIDEO: Merkel responds to Holocaust remarks

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 22:28
related countries: Israel Israel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel re-affirms her country's responsibility for the Holocaust, following controversial comments by the Israel Prime Minister.
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Stabbed German candidate elected mayor

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 21:08
related places: Cologne

A German politician who was stabbed in the neck while campaigning in the city of Cologne on Saturday is elected mayor of the city.
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German hostage released in Afghanistan

Saturday, October 17th 2015, 21:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A German aid worker who was kidnapped in Afghanistan in August is released and is in good health, her employer says.
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German politician stabbed in the neck

Saturday, October 17th 2015, 16:45
related places: Cologne

A leading candidate in Cologne's mayoral race is stabbed in the neck by a man claiming to be angry over the country's refugee policies.
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Germany denies World Cup vote bribes

Saturday, October 17th 2015, 7:43

The German Football Association "categorically rejects" allegations of a secret fund to secure votes for the 2006 World Cup.
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New VW boss says firm can shine again

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 18:44
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Bologna, Verona

The newly-installed boss of Volkswagen, Matthias Mueller, says the company can shine again in two to three years.
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Streep to chair film festival jury

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 15:16

Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep is to serve as jury president at the 66th Berlin Film Festival next year.
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Germany eyes migrant 'transit zones'

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 10:29

Germany considers setting up border "transit zones", where migrants would be kept temporarily - but the plan is controversial.
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EU bank chief 'could recall VW loans'

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 19:49

The European Investment Bank could recall loans it gave to Volkswagen, its president has told a German newspaper.
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Berlin protest against EU-US trade deal

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 1:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Berlin

Thousands protest in the German capital Berlin against the planned TTIP free-trade deal between the EU and US.
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Big rise in German attacks on migrants

Friday, October 9th 2015, 15:30

Germany has had almost 500 attacks on asylum hostels so far this year - three times more than in 2014.
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Republic of Ireland 1-0 Germany

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 21:47
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Republic of Ireland produce a stunning win over Germany to leave automatic qualification for Euro 2016 in their own hands.
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VW's US boss offers 'sincere apology'

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 16:09
related places: Wolfsburg

Volkswagen's US boss makes a "sincere apology" to US lawmakers for installing "defeat devices" to cheat emissions tests on its diesel cars.
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Klopp arrival prompts coaches change

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 12:46

Liverpool make changes to their first-team coaching set-up before Jurgen Klopp's appointment as manager.
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German exports fall sharply in August

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 8:17

German exports fell in August by their largest amount since the height of the global financial crisis in 2009, and imports were also down sharply.
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VIDEO: Is Germany's refugee policy fuelling far right?

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 23:58

A senior German intelligence official has told Newsnight that Germany's open-door policy on refugees is fuelling a rise in the far right.
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Migrant crisis 'needs European unity'

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 16:00
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

The French and German leaders urge EU members to act together to tackle the migrant crisis which has seen more than 600,000 people arrive this year.
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VIDEO: Merkel and Hollande speeches

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 12:56
related countries: France France

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande give speeches in the European Parliament.
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Muller has treatment for Alzheimer's

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 20:28

Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller is receiving treatment for Alzheimer's disease, say the Bundesliga club.
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TV channel under fire over Merkel image

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 16:33

German TV channel ARD denies broadcasting "anti-Islamic propaganda" after it aired a mocked-up image of Angela Merkel wearing Islamic dress.
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VIDEO: How Hamburg is making space for refugees

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 5:02

There are reports that Germany could expect up to 1.5 million refugees and migrants this year, nearly double what the government officially estimates.
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VIDEO: Hamburg's solution to migrant housing crisis

Monday, October 5th 2015, 15:35
related places: Hamburg

As the number of migrants entering Germany shows no sign of slowing down, authorities in Hamburg have found a novel approach to providing accommodation.
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Driverless lorry tested on motorway

Monday, October 5th 2015, 11:28

A driverless lorry developed by Daimler is tested on a public road for the first time, in Germany.
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Germany 'facing 1.5 million migrants'

Monday, October 5th 2015, 11:22

Germany will have as many as 1.5 million asylum seekers this year - almost double the previous estimate, according to a leaked report.
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Merkel: VW scandal won't harm Germany

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 22:25

The Volkswagen emissions scandal was a "dramatic event" but would not inflict lasting damage on Germany's reputation, Angela Merkel says.
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VIDEO: Hungary 'in no hurry to close borders'

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 7:49
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Of the 180,000 refugees and migrants who entered Germany in September, 140,000 passed through Hungary.
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VIDEO: Germans celebrate 1990 reunification

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 13:09

Celebrations have begun in Germany to mark the 25th anniversary of the country's reunification, when the communist east and the capitalist west merged to form a single state.
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Migrant plea on German anniversary

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 11:32

German Chancellor Angela Merkel marks the 25th anniversary of German reunification by urging a unified response to Europe's migrant crisis.
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Hamburg property grab for migrants

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 16:08
related places: Hamburg

Hamburg becomes the first German city to pass a law allowing the seizure of empty commercial properties in order to house migrants.
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VIDEO: Migrants 'propelled by hope' of Germany

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 21:49

The UN's refugee agency says the number of migrants who have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe this year is more than double the total for 2014.
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Bild owner to buy Business Insider

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 17:07
related countries: United States United States

German publisher, Axel Springer, agrees to buy a controlling stake in the US news website Business Insider for $343m (£226m).
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Germany raises bar for Balkan migrants

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 13:28
related countries: Albania Albania

Germany's cabinet approves a new asylum law aimed at reducing the number of migrants arriving from Kosovo, Montenegro and Albania.
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Hartwig Fischer to run British Museum

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 10:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

German art historian Hartwig Fischer is to replace Neil MacGregor as director of the British Museum.
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Prosecutors to investigate ex-VW boss

Monday, September 28th 2015, 16:01

German prosecutors begin an investigation against former Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn.
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Rwandan rebels sentenced in Germany

Monday, September 28th 2015, 14:48
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda Rwanda

A German court sentences two Rwandan rebel leaders to long jail terms for masterminding attacks on civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Germany quells migrant mass brawl

Monday, September 28th 2015, 11:14
related places: Kassel

German police act to quell a mass brawl between Albanians and Pakistanis at a tented camp for migrants near the city of Kassel.
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VIDEO: Austria's migrant crisis hits transport

Monday, September 28th 2015, 10:17
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Salzburg

Officials in the Austrian city of Salzburg say the slow processing of migrants in Germany could impact Austria's transportation system.
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German minister denies plagiarism

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 21:53

Germany's Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen is the latest high-profile German politician to face plagiarism claims over her academic work.
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'Murder victim' alive after 31 years

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 21:04

German police say a woman who disappeared in 1984, sparking a murder hunt, has been found alive and well and living in Duesseldorf.
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VW 'was warned over illegal tests'

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 13:54

Volkswagen had warnings about illegally cheating in emission tests years ago, German media cite an internal inquiry as saying.
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German art expert 'to run British Museum'

Friday, September 25th 2015, 10:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British Museum is set to appoint German art historian Hartwig Fischer as its new director, according to reports.
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German regions get more migrant funds

Friday, September 25th 2015, 0:19

Germany's federal government doubles its aid for regional states, to €4bn (£3bn; $4.5bn), to help them cope with a record influx of migrants.
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VIDEO: Disabled Syrian teen's journey across Europe

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 21:59
related countries: Syria Syria

Noujain Mustaffa has travelled thousands of miles from Syria to Germany to be with her brother
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Migrant solution far off, warns Merkel

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 18:18

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that the migrant crisis will not be solved imminently, and its handling will shape Europe in the long term.
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Lindt defeats Haribo over gold bear

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 16:03

A German court dismisses a trademark claim from Haribo, which sought to stop rival confectioner Lindt producing gold, red-bowed chocolate bears.
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Woman charged over Auschwitz 'role'

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 12:14

A 91-year-old woman alleged to have been an Auschwitz radio operator is charged with 260,000 counts of accessory to murder, German officials say.
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Volkswagen US boss says 'we screwed up'

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 9:03

The boss of Volkswagen's US business admits the company was dishonest in using software to rig emissions tests.
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VIDEO: German anger at migrant numbers

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 8:36

A growing number of Germans are expressing their opposition to the record number of asylum seekers being accepted by Germany.
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VW boss 'to back' German inquiry

Monday, September 21st 2015, 19:35

Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn will "support" the German transport ministry's investigation into Volkswagen's emissions scandal.
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Lufthansa to offer short-haul broadband

Monday, September 21st 2015, 11:30

German airline Lufthansa plans to offer broadband access on its short and medium-haul flights from the summer of next year.
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USA beat Europe to win Solheim Cup

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 16:16

USA produce a stunning display in the singles to beat Europe 14½-13½ on a controversial day and win back the Solheim Cup.
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