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Migrant crisis: Germany sees massive drop in asylum seekers

Wednesday, January 11th 2017, 13:40

Germany says 280,000 new arrivals sought asylum in 2016, a drop of over 600,000 on the previous year.
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Germany names its 'ugliest' word of the year: 'People's traitor'

Tuesday, January 10th 2017, 15:17

The term, Volksverraeter in German, has Nazi overtones a judging panel found.
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Berlin attack: Merkel vows 'national effort' on deportation

Monday, January 9th 2017, 18:25
related places: Berlin

Germany's chancellor promises a national effort to deport failed asylum seekers after the Berlin attack.
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German Greens float sex prescriptions for disabled

Sunday, January 8th 2017, 15:48

Germany's Green Party says disabled people should be able to claim back the cost of sex work.
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US tanks arrive in Germany to help Nato defences

Friday, January 6th 2017, 19:59
related countries: United States United States

The largest shipment of US brigades since the Cold War is arriving in northern Germany.
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Herero and Nama groups sue Germany over Namibia genocide

Friday, January 6th 2017, 16:09
related countries: Namibia Namibia

Descendants of two Namibian indigenous groups sue Germany over early 20th Century genocide.
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Thousands of plastic toy eggs wash up after Germany storm

Thursday, January 5th 2017, 23:43
related places: Langeoog

Thousands of plastic eggs containing small toys have appeared on the German island of Langeoog.
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Berlin truck killer Amri 'had 14 identities' in Germany

Thursday, January 5th 2017, 16:19

Anis Amri, who drove a lorry into a Christmas market, had 14 different aliases, say officials.
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German ministries row over green light for 'mega-trucks'

Thursday, January 5th 2017, 13:54

Decision to allow extra-long lorries sparks unusually public inter-ministry spat.
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German Baltic coast hit by storm surge flooding

Thursday, January 5th 2017, 13:33

A storm surge causes the worst flooding on Germany's north-east coast since 2006.
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Berlin truck attack: Man held who had dinner with killer Amri

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 19:52
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Berlin

Police detain a Tunisian suspected of having dinner with Anis Amri the night before the Berlin attack.
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Man's front door bricked up as he sleeps

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 21:59

A German resident is unable to leave his home as his front door is mysteriously bricked up overnight.
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Hitler's diatribe

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 17:29

Hitler's Mein Kampf has many readers but it is not among Germany's best-sellers.
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Germany sees 'overwhelming' sales of Hitler's Mein Kampf

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 17:28

The German publisher of a special scholarly edition of Hitler's Mein Kampf says sales soared in 2016.
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Germany 'pollution spike' follows New Year's Eve fireworks

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 17:28

New Year fireworks contributed to high pollution levels in German cities, official figures suggest.
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Cologne police 'right to target North Africans' at new year

Monday, January 2nd 2017, 12:01
related places: Cologne

German police defend their checks on North Africans to stop massive crime in Cologne at new year.
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Tight security for New Year’s Eve in Cologne, Germany

Sunday, January 1st 2017, 9:05
related places: Cologne

Mohamed Madi reports on New Year’s Eve celebrations in Cologne, Germany.
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Merkel: Islamist terror is 'greatest threat' to Germany

Saturday, December 31st 2016, 1:21

The last year was one of "severe tests" for Germany, Angela Merkel says in her New Year message.
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Berlin truck attack: Poland buries slain driver Lukasz Urban

Friday, December 30th 2016, 15:42
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Berlin

Truckers sound their horns across Poland as the first victim of the Berlin lorry attack is buried.
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Berlin truck attack: Tunisian released after questioning

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 15:28
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Berlin

German police release a Tunisian man after questioning him over last week's Berlin market attack.
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Berlin truck attack: Tunisian 'linked to Anis Amri' held

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 20:16
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Berlin

A Tunisian man is detained in Berlin in connection with last week's attack on the Christmas market.
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Berlin truck attack: Anis Amri 'may have passed through Netherlands'

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 13:41
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Berlin

Dutch police probe whether Berlin attacker Anis Amri travelled there after he killed 12 people.
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Germany migrants: Record number opt to leave - most to Balkans

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 11:32

A record 55,000 migrants left Germany voluntarily this year - more than twice the number deported.
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Seven charged with attempted murder of Berlin homeless man

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 3:23
related places: Berlin

Seven migrants are charged with attempted murder over an attack on a homeless man in Berlin.
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Berlin truck attack: Polish driver 'shot hours before'

Tuesday, December 27th 2016, 16:34
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Berlin

A Polish man was reportedly shot in the head hours before his lorry was driven into a Berlin crowd.
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German evacuation for WW2 bomb disposal in Augsburg

Sunday, December 25th 2016, 18:14
related places: Augsburg

The discovery of a World War Two bomb forces the evacuation of thousands of people in Augsburg.
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Berlin market attack: Tunisia arrests suspect Amri's nephew

Saturday, December 24th 2016, 16:59
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Berlin

Berlin market attacker Anis Amri's nephew and two others have been arrested, Tunisian officials say.
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Syrian girl with severe burns gets life-changing surgery

Saturday, December 24th 2016, 5:53
related countries: Syria Syria

Three-year-old Fatima has been given a chance at a new beginning after being offered life-changing surgery in Germany.
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Berlin truck attacker Anis Amri killed in Milan

Friday, December 23rd 2016, 16:17

Italian police shoot dead Berlin attacker Anis Amri near a Milan train station after he opened fire.
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Germany arrests two on terror charges

Friday, December 23rd 2016, 3:44
related places: Oberhausen

Two men are held on suspicion of planning an attack, as German police hunt the Berlin suspect.
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Berlin lorry attack: Dashcam footage released

Friday, December 23rd 2016, 0:14
related places: Berlin

Taxi dashcam footage appears to capture the moment a lorry left the road, before killing 12 people at a Christmas market in Berlin.
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Berlin lorry attack: Brothers urge suspect to surrender

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 18:48
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Berlin

The brothers of a man suspected of carrying out a lorry attack in Berlin have urged him to hand himself in.
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Berlin attack: Family urges suspect to surrender

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 17:53

The family of the man suspected of the Berlin Christmas market attack urges him to surrender.
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Augsburg WW2 bomb forces mass evacuation on Christmas Day

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 14:38
related places: Augsburg

The German city of Augsburg will evacuate 54,000 people on Christmas Day because of a WW2 bomb.
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Berlin attack: Tunisian fugitive 'had been under surveillance'

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 9:34
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Berlin

The Tunisian man wanted for the Berlin lorry attack had been under surveillance, media say.
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Berlin truck attack: Police hunt for Tunisian suspect

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 20:20
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Berlin

Tunisian man Anis Amri is named as the prime suspect in the hunt for the Berlin lorry attacker.
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Berlin truck attack: Shoppers 'determined to celebrate Christmas'

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 17:01
related places: Berlin

Damian Grammaticas assesses the mood at one of Berlin's oldest and biggest Christmas markets, the Gendarmenmarkt.
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Berlin truck attack: Huge manhunt after sole suspect released

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 10:16
related places: Berlin

German police hunt for the driver behind the Berlin lorry attack, after releasing the only suspect.
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Berlin attack: So-called Islamic State claims responsibility

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 22:19
related places: Berlin

So-called Islamic State says one of its militants carried out the deadly Berlin lorry attack.
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Berlin attack: German police unsure suspect was in lorry

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 17:17
related places: Berlin

German authorities say they cannot be sure a man arrested was behind the deadly Berlin lorry attack.
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Berlin attack: Police say lorry crash 'probably terror attack'

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 11:52

Police in Berlin say terrorism was probably behind Monday night's lorry attack that killed 12.
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Berlin lorry attack: Angela Merkel 'shocked and devastated'

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 11:35
related places: Berlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks of her shock after a lorry ploughs into a Christmas market in the heart of Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring 48.
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Berlin lorry attack: 'I saw one girl shouting for her mummy'

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 11:05
related places: Berlin

Ibrahim Colak lives very near the scene of the lorry attack in Berlin. He describes what he saw when he went to help.
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Berlin attack: 'Eerie scene' as Christmas lights still twinkle

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 8:44
related places: Berlin

The BBC's Jenny Hill reports from Berlin, where a man ploughed a lorry into a Christmas market in the heart of the city, killing 12 people and injuring 48.
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Berlin Breitscheidplatz: Lorry kills 12 at Christmas market

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 2:23
related places: Berlin

A lorry ploughs into a Christmas market in the heart of Berlin, killing 12 people.
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Man captures chaos moments after truck hits

Monday, December 19th 2016, 22:35
related places: Berlin

An eyewitness describes filming "horrible scenes" moments after a lorry ploughed into a Christmas market in Berlin.
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Lorry ploughs into Christmas market in Berlin

Monday, December 19th 2016, 20:11
related places: Berlin

Footage from the scene after a truck ploughed into people at a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany.
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German school in Istanbul, Turkey 'bans Christmas'

Monday, December 19th 2016, 12:16

Berlin politicians react angrily as a German-funded school in Istanbul reportedly cancels Christmas.
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German-Iraqi boy, 12, 'tried to bomb Christmas market'

Friday, December 16th 2016, 13:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A 12-year-old German-Iraqi boy is investigated for allegedly trying to blow up a Christmas market.
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Gurlitt collection: Hoard of Nazi-era art set for Swiss museum

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 16:17
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A hoard of Nazi-era artworks can be donated to a Swiss museum, a court in Germany rules.
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Afghan murder suspect in Germany 'was jailed in Greece'

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 18:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Greece Greece

An Afghan teenager suspected of murder in Germany had been convicted of a violent crime in Greece, reports say.
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Woman kicked down stairs in Berlin subway

Monday, December 12th 2016, 20:30
related places: Berlin

Footage of a woman being kicked down a flight of stairs in an underground station in Berlin, Germany, has been released by police seeking the attacker.
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The house with 100 Christmas trees

Monday, December 12th 2016, 19:12

A couple in Germany who love Christmas have decorated 100 trees this year. They started two months ago.
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Russian hackers 'threaten Germany 2017 election', MPs warn

Monday, December 12th 2016, 12:26
related countries: Russia Russia

German politicians say Russia could use hackers and others to undermine the German elections.
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Village of the future

Sunday, December 11th 2016, 1:42

Can an abandoned military village in Germany become a microcosm of how we all may live in the future?
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The case of Maria L

Friday, December 9th 2016, 0:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The arrest of an Afghan asylum seeker over a murder in Germany triggers tension and debate over immigrant crime.
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Why Namibian town wants to change its name to ǃNamiǂNûs

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 0:02
related countries: Namibia Namibia
related places: Luderitz

Residents of the Namibian town of Luderitz are at odds over whether they should scrap its German colonial name.
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Angela Merkel endorses burka ban 'wherever legally possible'

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 15:59

The chancellor says the full-face veil should be prohibited across Germany where legally possible.
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Berlin transport company makes light of Twitter vitriol

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 13:24
related places: Berlin

Transport company's video shows staff reading expletive-ridden tweets from customers.
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Bad Aibling train crash: German controller jailed

Monday, December 5th 2016, 10:15

A German train controller is jailed over a head-on collision which killed 12 people in Bavaria.
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Nazi gate stolen from Dachau 'found in Norway'

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 15:54
related places: Dachau

German police say they believe a gate stolen from the Nazi concentration camp at Dachau has been found.
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Fifa corruption probe: House searches in Switzerland

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 17:23
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss authorities conduct searches linked to bribery allegations over Germany's 2006 World Cup bid.
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German Catholic charity launches 'No Santa' initiative

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 14:26

Group wants people to celebrate "traditional" Saint Nicholas instead.
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Germany extremism: Intelligence agency employee arrested over Islamist comments

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 6:52

A German intelligence agency employee is held after making Islamist statements and leaking material.
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German students banned from eating canteen leftovers

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 15:06
related places: Freiburg

Students at the University of Freiburg must buy their own meals in future.
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Russia hackers: German spy chief Kahl warns of election disruption

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 14:43
related countries: Russia Russia

Germany's spy chief warns Russia could seek to disrupt next year's elections with cyber attacks.
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