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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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VIDEO: Germany to Australia in a kayak

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 0:57
related countries: Australia Australia

Sandy Robson is on a five-year expedition from Germany to Australia in a kayak.
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Auschwitz guard admits 'moral guilt'

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 15:10

A 93-year-old former Nazi SS guard, known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz", admits he is "morally" guilty of aiding the killing of 300,000 Jews.
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Global woes rattle German investors

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 12:34

Investor sentiment in Germany has shown an unexpected fall after rising steadily for the past five months, the closely watched ZEW survey indicates.
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Profile: Oskar Groening, 'bookkeeper of Auschwitz'

Monday, April 20th 2015, 23:58

Former Nazi death camp guard on trial in Germany
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Emotional tributes to Alps crash dead

Friday, April 17th 2015, 14:17

Emotional tributes are paid to the victims of last month's Germanwings crash at a memorial service at Cologne cathedral.
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Pain of Germanwings school families

Friday, April 17th 2015, 1:01

Germany remembers school victims of Alps crash
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Germany 'headed for higher growth'

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 10:50

Four leading German economic institutes have raised their growth forecast for the country's economy as a result of falling oil prices and the depreciation of the euro.
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Record dive rescues sunken treasure

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 14:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The deepest salvage operation in history rescues a treasure trove of silver rupee coins, sunk by a German U-boat in 1942 while en route from Bombay to England.
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German author Guenter Grass dies

Monday, April 13th 2015, 16:39

Guenter Grass, German Nobel literature prize winner and author of The Tin Drum, has died aged 87.
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VIDEO: Writer Guenter Grass dies at 87

Monday, April 13th 2015, 13:03

Guenter Grass, German Nobel literature prize winner and author of The Tin Drum, has died aged 87.
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Tensions at VW amid leadership clash

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 15:25

Divisions emerge in the leadership of German car giant Volkswagen after chairman Ferdinand Piech gives an interview criticising chief executive Martin Winterkorn.
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Bayer release defender for fighting

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 14:32
related places: Bayern

Bayer Leverkusen release defender Emir Spahic following a fight with security staff after German Cup defeat to Bayern.
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Germany to bring back 100 tanks

Friday, April 10th 2015, 19:02
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Germany plans to bring 100 mothballed tanks back into service in an apparent response to rising tensions with Russia over Ukraine.
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Greece makes huge claim for Nazi era

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 17:08
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Athens says Germany owes Greece nearly €279bn in war reparations for the Nazi occupation in World War Two.
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'Cannibal' policeman is convicted

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 12:01

Former German policeman Detlev Guenzel is sentenced to eight years in jail for murdering a businessman he met on a website for cannibalism fetishists.
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Fatal storms hit northern Europe

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 6:27
related countries: Austria Austria, Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom

At least nine people have been killed in gales that have battered Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK.
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Varoufakis: End 'toxic blame game'

Monday, March 30th 2015, 21:45
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis calls for an end to the "toxic blame game" between Greece and Germany.
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VIDEO: Alps crash cockpit recording leaked

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 17:17

As forensics teams say they have isolated 78 strands of DNA at the Germanwings Alps crash site, more details of the plane's final moments have reportedly been leaked to German media.
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Alps crash co-pilot 'hid illness'

Friday, March 27th 2015, 18:06

Alps crash co-pilot Andreas Lubitz hid details of an existing illness from his employers, German prosecutors say.
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Alps crash co-pilot 'had depression'

Friday, March 27th 2015, 11:06

Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, suspected of deliberately crashing an A320 plane in the Alps, required treatment for depression, German media report.
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Vladimir Putin's formative German years

Friday, March 27th 2015, 0:12

The shock that left a young KGB officer in fear of people power
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Adidas unveils Europe factory plan

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 13:03

German sportswear firm Adidas outlines a turnaround plan that includes making some of its goods in Europe rather than Asia.
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Asylum claims 'highest for 22 years'

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 11:23

The UN's refugee agency says the number of refugees seeking asylum in developed countries rose by 45% in 2014, with Germany receiving the most claims.
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VIDEO: Grief in Spain at student plane deaths

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 19:08
related countries: Spain Spain

The German victims of the Alps air crash included 16 pupils returning from an exchange trip in Spain.
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VIDEO: German town mourns plane crash students

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 22:40
related countries: France France
related places: Haltern

A memorial mass for students and teachers on a plane that crashed in the French Alps has been taking place in the German town of Haltern, as Katya Adler reports.
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VIDEO: German town holds candlelight vigil

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 21:42
related places: Haltern

A candlelight vigil has been held in the German town of Haltern for the students and teachers lost in the Germanwings plane crash.
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VIDEO: Merkel: 'Time of great sorrow'

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 14:18
related countries: France France

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that it is a "time of great sorrow" after a Germanwings airliner crashed in the French Alps.
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VIDEO: Merkel and Tsipras meet amid debt fears

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 22:59
related countries: Greece Greece

The Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, and the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, have struck more conciliatory tones during his visit.
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Greek-German summit amid debt fears

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 21:42
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Greek and German leaders strike conciliatory tones, but remain vague on how to prevent Athens from running out of money.
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Can Greece and Germany make sweet music?

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 1:56
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Berlin

Can Germany and Greece find harmony in Berlin?
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Red Sea shark attack kills tourist

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 12:58
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A 52-year-old German tourist is killed in a shark attack off an Egyptian Red Sea resort, police say, the first such death in five years.
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German Grand Prix cut from schedule

Friday, March 20th 2015, 18:03

The German Grand Prix is cut from the F1 calendar for 2015 after Hockenheim fails to step in for the Nurburgring.
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Puzzle over Varoufakis 'fake finger'

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 13:13
related countries: Greece Greece

A German comedian sparks confusion after claiming he faked a video apparently showing Greece's finance minister giving the middle finger to Germany.
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VIDEO: Abbott Nazi reference sparks uproar

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 10:52
related countries: Australia Australia

There were ugly scenes in Australia's parliament on Thursday when Prime Minister Tony Abbott compared Labour Party leader Bill Shorten to the Germany WWII propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.
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Riot in Frankfurt targets new ECB HQ

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 13:42
related places: Frankfurt

Dozens of people are hurt and some 350 people arrested in a protest involving anti-austerity demonstrators in the German city of Frankfurt.
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'No German Grand Prix this season'

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 17:24
related places: Hockenheim

The boss of German Formula 1 circuit Hockenheim has reportedly said there will be no German Grand Prix this year.
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France and Germany join Chinese bank

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 12:51
related countries: China China, France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

France and Germany are to join the UK in becoming members of the Chinese-led Asian development bank, it has emerged.
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Murray battles past Kohlschreiber

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 7:56
related countries: India India

Britain's Andy Murray sees off Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in three sets to reach the last 16 at Indian Wells.
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Lufthansa pilots to go on strike

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 1:33

Pilots at German national airline Lufthansa said they would go on strike on Wednesday, affecting the airline's short and medium haul flights.
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China is third largest arms exporter

Monday, March 16th 2015, 1:36
related countries: China China, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

China has overtaken Germany, France and the UK to become the world's third largest exporter of arms behind the US and Russia.
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Funeral for German who fought IS

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 5:03
related countries: Syria Syria

About 2,000 people attend a funeral march for German woman Ivana Hoffmann who died fighting Islamic State militants in Syria.
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Germany ends teacher headscarf ban

Friday, March 13th 2015, 13:26

Germany's highest court decides that a ban on teachers wearing the Islamic headscarf in state schools is unconstitutional.
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Measles sceptic loses court battle

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 23:29

A German biologist who offered $100,000 to anyone who could prove measles is a virus is ordered by a court to hand over the money to a doctor.
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German prices rebound in February

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 10:36

German consumer prices rose in February, inching back up from January's fall, as the eurozone grapples with deflation.
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Greek threat to seize German assets

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 13:49
related countries: Greece Greece

The Greek government threatens to seize German property as compensation for the relatives of victims of a World War Two Nazi atrocity.
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E.On posts record loss on plant costs

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 9:23

German energy firm E.On has reported its biggest annual loss after setting aside €5.4bn (£3.8bn) in costs related to its gas and coal-fired power plants.
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Greipel sprints to Paris-Nice stage

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 16:36
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Germany's Andre Greipel sprints to the second stage of Paris-Nice as a late break - featuring Geraint Thomas - is reeled in.
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Romania makes German diplomacy gaffe

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 12:22
related countries: France France, Romania Romania

The Romanian Foreign Ministry apologises for giving Germany's top diplomat a booklet marking bilateral relations which showed a map of France in the colours of the German flag.
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VIDEO: Battle for Reichstag reconstructed

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 10:55
related countries: Russia Russia

Volunteers in St Petersburg, Russia, have been reconstructing the scene of the battle for the Reichstag in 1945 Berlin for an exhibition.
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German mayor quits over NPD protest

Monday, March 9th 2015, 17:50

A village mayor in eastern Germany resigns after threats to march on his house by far-right protesters angry about plans to house asylum seekers.
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German woman, 19, killed fighting IS

Monday, March 9th 2015, 14:56

A 19-year-old German woman is the first female foreign fighter to be killed fighting Islamic State alongside Kurdish militia groups.
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Merkel raises war recovery in Japan

Monday, March 9th 2015, 9:48
related countries: Japan Japan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel begins a Japan visit by saying "facing history squarely" is the best way to move on from World War Two.
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Germany split over policy on migrants

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 2:01

Germany considers new policy to handle migrants
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VIDEO: More women in German boardrooms

Friday, March 6th 2015, 12:25

A law passed in Germany will see 100 of the country's largest businesses appointing more women on their supervisory boards to meet the newly set quota of 30%.
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Germany Eurovision entrant withdraws

Friday, March 6th 2015, 12:18

The winner of the search to find Germany's Eurovision Song Contest entrant turned down the chance to represent his country on live TV.
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'Watergate' leak at German spy agency

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 11:10
related places: Berlin

German intelligence tackles a flood after taps are mysteriously removed at its unfinished HQ in Berlin, in a scandal dubbed 'Watergate'.
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Singapore to cane German vandals

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 6:10
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Two German nationals are sentenced to caning and nine months in jail in Singapore for vandalism and trespassing.
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'Monitoring deal' on Ukraine truce

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 11:30
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Ukrainian, Russian, French and German leaders agree to send observers to areas of Ukraine where truce violations are reported, Kiev says.
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German politician admits child porn

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 14:22

A child pornography case against a former rising star in Germany's Social Democratic Party, Sebastian Edathy, is dropped.
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German MPs back Greek loan extension

Friday, February 27th 2015, 12:28
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

German MPs vote overwhelmingly to extend financial aid to Greece by another four months, despite public scepticism.
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