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Fans brawl at wheelchair basketball game

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 16:08
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A brawl at a wheelchair basketball match in Germany between rival Turkish supporters leaves seven fans needing treatment in hospital.
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Cologne sex attack charge dismissed

Friday, May 6th 2016, 14:53
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Cologne

A judge in the German city of Cologne dismisses sexual assault charges against an Algerian man, in the first trial over sexual crimes at New Year celebrations.
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Several hurt in Frankfurt shooting

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 17:46
related places: Frankfurt

At least three people were wounded, two seriously, when shots were fired at a cafe in the German city of Frankfurt.
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German right leader fined in race trial

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 22:02

The founder of the German anti-Islam movement, Pegida, is convicted of inciting racial hatred.
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German pair 'tortured women to death'

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 17:34

A couple in north-western Germany used dating adverts to lure two women to their home then tortured them to death, police say.
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Satirist says Merkel 'filleted' him

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 15:59
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A German comedian under investigation for mocking the Turkish president accuses Angela Merkel of "serving" him up to a "despot".
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Berlin airport 'whistleblower poisoned'

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 13:46
related places: Berlin

German prosecutors investigate allegations that a senior engineer was poisoned in relation to an ongoing corruption scandal hanging over Berlin's new airport.
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German party adopts anti-Islam policy

Sunday, May 1st 2016, 14:48

The German right-wing Alternative fur Deutschland adopts an explicitly anti-Islam policy at a party conference marred by clashes.
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German party congress marred by clashes

Saturday, April 30th 2016, 18:54
related places: Stuttgart

Clashes erupt at the start of a meeting of Germany's right-wing Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) party, with hundreds of protesters detained.
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Ex-Auschwitz death camp guard 'ashamed'

Friday, April 29th 2016, 13:19

A former Auschwitz Nazi death camp guard apologises at his trial in Germany to victims, saying he feels "ashamed" of his work at a "criminal organisation".
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Cologne drives reform of sex attack laws

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 11:21
related places: Cologne

German MPs debate new laws to give women more protection from sexual violence, after the New Year's Eve assaults in Cologne caused outrage.
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Computer viruses infect nuclear plant

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 11:05

A German nuclear power plant has been found to be infected by several different computer viruses.
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Migrant Crisis: Changing attitudes of a German city

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 23:09

Changing attitudes in one German refugee city
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Surprise removal of German spy chief

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 10:33

The head of Germany's foreign intelligence service, Gerhard Schindler, is to leave his job early amid reports that he was forced out.
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Merkel visits migrants in Turkish camp

Saturday, April 23rd 2016, 18:47
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Germany's Angela Merkel and top EU officials visit a migrant camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, as they seek to bolster a controversial EU-Turkey deal.
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VIDEO: Merkel visits Turkey migrant camp

Saturday, April 23rd 2016, 16:37
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and top EU officials are visiting a migrant camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, as they seek to bolster a controversial EU-Turkey deal.
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Germans rally against US-EU trade deal

Saturday, April 23rd 2016, 13:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hannover

Thousands of people have protested in the German city of Hannover against a proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal.
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VW increases emissions bill to €16.2bn

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 18:11

Volkswagen sets aside billions more to cover emissions scandal costs as German carmakers agree to recall 630,000 diesels.
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German beer law celebrates 500 years

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 11:52

Why Germans think their beer is best
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German refugees 'occupy' far-right videos

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 16:25

German YouTube users searching for anti-immigration videos are being shown adverts of refugees talking about the prejudices they encounter.
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Germany asks Belgium to shut reactors

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 14:31
related countries: Belgium Belgium

German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks calls for the temporary closure of two nuclear reactors in Belgium, but her request is turned down.
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Woman 'imprisoned by mother for years'

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 17:18

Police in southern Germany say a woman found by officers during an eviction may have been held captive by her mother for years.
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German far-right leader in race trial

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 11:46

The founder of Germany's anti-Islamist Pegida movement goes on trial in Dresden on hate speech charges.
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Berlin police break up vegan party

Monday, April 18th 2016, 13:03
related places: Berlin

So many people throng the opening of Berlin's Dandy Diner vegan restaurant that police intervene to disperse them.
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VIDEO: Taiwanese team stack up gold medals

Monday, April 18th 2016, 11:46
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The speed stacking team from Taiwan have returned to training after winning 11 gold medals at the world championships in Germany.
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Fraudsters 'scamming' German healthcare

Monday, April 18th 2016, 10:35

Care staff from the former Soviet Union may be defrauding German healthcare providers of €1bn a year, according to reports.
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EU ministers in surprise Libya visit

Saturday, April 16th 2016, 22:24
related countries: France France, Libya Libya
related places: Eu

The French and German foreign ministers make an announced visit to Libya, in a show of support by the EU for the country's new UN-backed government.
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Putin apology for Panama Papers error

Friday, April 15th 2016, 12:10
related countries: Panama Panama, Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia's President Putin apologises for erroneously claiming that German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung was owned by the US bank Goldman Sachs.
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VIDEO: The president versus the satirist

Friday, April 15th 2016, 10:35
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The BBC's Mark Lowen in Turkey and Damien McGuinness in Germany assess the row over a German TV comic who has come under fire for reciting an obscene poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Turkish row over satirist stirs German free speech fears

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 23:36
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey satire row stirs German free speech fears
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More jail time for top jihad recruiter

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 19:17
related countries: Belgium Belgium, France France
related places: Brussels, Paris

A Belgian appeal court prolongs the jail term of Khaled Zerkani, convicted of recruiting some of the Paris and Brussels attackers.
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Germany moves towards integration law

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 15:45

Migrants arriving in Germany will be required to learn the language under a new integration law proposed by the ruling coalition.
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Mass police raid on German mega-brothel

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 14:21
related places: Berlin

Nine hundred police officers take part in a raid on one of Germany's biggest brothels in Berlin, making six arrests over alleged human trafficking and tax fraud.
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VIDEO: Man who took son to live with IS

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 17:53

German author, politician and former judge, Jurgen Todenhofer, has written a book after spending 10 days living with extremists from so-called Islamic State.
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German nurse 'may have killed 24'

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 17:24

A German former nurse jailed for two murders is now suspected of killing another 24 patients with drug overdoses.
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Call for German to be spoken in mosques

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 11:49

A senior conservative politician says German must become the language of the country's mosques and that foreign funding must stop.
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German satirist given police protection

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 17:44
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A German TV comic, Jan Boehmermann, is placed under police protection after he reads an obscene poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Gaming blamed for rail crash error

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 16:42

A German train controller was distracted by a computer game seconds before a fatal rail crash in February, prosecutors believe.
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Berlin museum tours inspire Mid-East refugees

Monday, April 11th 2016, 23:00
related places: Berlin

Berlin museum tours prove a hit with refugees
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VIDEO: Is this the world's safest helicopter?

Monday, April 11th 2016, 17:11

An 18-rotor multicopter, designed to be safer than a traditional helicopter, takes its first manned flight in Germany.
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Turkey demands Germany action over poem

Monday, April 11th 2016, 12:32
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Erdogan

The Turkish government makes a formal request to Germany to prosecute a TV satirist for broadcasting an obscene poem about President Erdogan.
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Sex assault suspect on trial in Germany

Monday, April 11th 2016, 9:25
related countries: Morocco Morocco

A Moroccan man in Duesseldorf is the first suspect to go on trial for New Year's Eve sexual assaults which shocked Germany.
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Germany sees huge fall in asylum claims

Friday, April 8th 2016, 15:01

Germany says it has seen a dramatic slump in asylum applicants in recent months after southern countries closed their borders to migrants.
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Auschwitz guard dies a week before trial

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 15:55

A 93-year-old former guard at Auschwitz dies a week before he was due to stand trial in Germany.
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BBC reporters examine fallout

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 19:41
related countries: Panama Panama

BBC reporters look at some of the reaction to leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm in the regions they cover: Latin America, the Middle East and Germany.
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German ex-Foreign Minister Genscher dies

Friday, April 1st 2016, 12:18

Hans-Dietrich Genscher, the former German foreign minister who played a key role in the country's reunification, has died at the age of 89.
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Protests over Erdogan song rejected

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 17:19
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Erdogan

Germany and the EU reject Turkish protests about a German song mocking the alleged authoritarianism of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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VIDEO: The Syrian refugee who's become a star in Germany

Monday, March 28th 2016, 23:59
related countries: Syria Syria

The Syrian who's become a big hit in Germany
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German port blocked by drunken captain

Sunday, March 27th 2016, 13:28
related places: Rostock

A drunken captain runs his ship aground and blocks access to the German port of Rostock, police say.
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Tight security for Berlin friendly

Saturday, March 26th 2016, 18:32
related countries: Belgium Belgium, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Berlin, Brussels

Security is tight in Berlin as Germany meet England in a friendly match days after Tuesday's deadly attacks in Brussels.
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Brussels suspect's DNA at Paris sites

Friday, March 25th 2016, 20:14
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

The DNA of a Brussels bombing suspect, named as Najim Laachraoui, has been found at scenes of the November attacks in Paris, Belgian prosecutors say.
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Refugees rescue far-right politician

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016, 23:40
related countries: Syria Syria

A far-right German politician is rescued by two Syrian refugees after he crashes his car in a tree, German media report.
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Fifa investigates 2006 World Cup award

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016, 14:14

World Cup-winning captain and coach Franz Beckenbauer is one of six men investigated over Germany's 2006 World Cup bid.
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Kosovo PM's brother sought asylum

Sunday, March 20th 2016, 16:29

The brother of Kosovo Prime Minister Isa Mustafa was one of many seeking asylum in Germany last year.
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German ex-FM Westerwelle dead at 54

Friday, March 18th 2016, 15:21

Former German Foreign Minister and FDP leader Guido Westerwelle dies of cancer at 54.
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German triple agent jailed for treason

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 12:39
related countries: Russia Russia

A former German intelligence employee is sentenced to eight years in jail for spying for the CIA and the Russian secret service.
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Murder hunt after Berlin car bombing

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 12:34
related places: Berlin

German police open a murder investigation after a bomb went off in a car in Berlin, killing the driver.
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Germany jolted by right-wing poll success

Monday, March 14th 2016, 18:02

Germany jolted by right-wing poll success
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Elections a 'difficult day' - Merkel

Monday, March 14th 2016, 16:33

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her party had a "difficult day" after right-wingers made gains in state elections.
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Merkel suffers regional election setbacks

Sunday, March 13th 2016, 22:12

The party of German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffers defeats in two of three states holding regional elections, exit polls suggest.
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Paris attackers 'named in IS files'

Friday, March 11th 2016, 23:33
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The names of three men who carried out the Paris attacks in November appear in files leaked from the Islamic State militant group, according to German media.
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Islamic State files 'probably genuine'

Friday, March 11th 2016, 3:01

The German interior minister says stolen files detailing hundreds of recruits to the Islamic State group can be assumed to be genuine.
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Merkel condemns migrant route closure

Thursday, March 10th 2016, 10:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel blames several European nations for "unilaterally" shutting the Balkan route for migrants heading to northern Europe.
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German power is the real key to Europe

Thursday, March 10th 2016, 5:05

Europe's most powerful country calls the shots
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