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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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Germany: news

German satellite seeks 3D Earth view

Monday, June 21st 2010, 13:17

Germany's TanDEM-X satellite blasts into orbit on a mission to acquire the most precise 3D map of the Earth's surface.
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Germany honours UK WWII veteran

Saturday, June 19th 2010, 2:39
related countries: Denmark Denmark, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British World War II veteran who led a team of Commandos that seized a key German port, allowing the Allies to then secure Denmark, is to be honoured.
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German woes

Saturday, June 19th 2010, 1:20

Merkel's 'dream team' wrought by bickering
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Bones in German cathedral confirmed as Saxon queen's

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 11:54

Bones found in a German cathedral are the remains of a Saxon member of the English royal family, scientists claim.
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Aussie Cahill given one-match ban

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 10:44
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's Tim Cahill can still play in the World Cup after receiving a one-match ban for being sent off against Germany.
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Bizarre getaway as student hurls puppy at German biker gang

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 16:23

A German student "mooned" a group of Hell's Angels and hurled a puppy at them before escaping on a stolen bulldozer, police have said.
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H&M hostages released in Germany

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 16:27
related places: Leipzig

Several people are released unharmed after being taken hostage at an H&M store in the German city of Leipzig, police say.
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Hewitt on Europe

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 9:07

Euro nervousness upsets cosy Franco-German alliance
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Beckenbauer attacks England style

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 7:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer launches a scathing attack on England's playing style following their lacklustre 1-1 draw with the United States.
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Leaders call for global bank tax

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 1:37
related countries: France France

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy renew calls for a global bank tax.
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Germany wary of French EU vision

Monday, June 14th 2010, 17:09
related countries: France France
related places: Berlin, Eu

The French and German leaders are meeting to try to smooth over rifts on economic policy only days ahead of an EU summit.
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EU urged to ban high-risk trading

Wednesday, June 9th 2010, 16:20
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

France and Germany urge the European Commission to impose an EU-wide ban on speculative trading known as naked short-selling.
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Germany agrees to austerity plan

Monday, June 7th 2010, 18:12

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel agrees 80bn euros of savings over four years with her coalition cabinet.
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Banned GM maize sown in Germany

Monday, June 7th 2010, 15:34

A genetically modified (GM) variety of maize banned in the EU has contaminated fields in seven German states.
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Markets reel on double-dip fears

Monday, June 7th 2010, 13:28

European markets open down amid renewed fears of a double-dip recession, before bouncing on strong German industrial data.
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Germany looks to rein in budget

Sunday, June 6th 2010, 13:35

German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a two-day cabinet meeting to come up with a savings plan for the country's budget.
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German trial for Somali 'pirates'

Friday, June 4th 2010, 14:44
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Somalia Somalia

A Dutch court agrees to the extradition of 10 suspected Somali pirates to stand trial for hijacking in Germany.
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Russia finds WWII Nazi arms ship

Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 16:40
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia prepares to remove a huge arsenal of shells from a sunken German World War II barge off its Baltic Coast.
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German bishop accused over abuse

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010, 22:22

Prosecutors investigate one of Germany's top Catholic bishops on suspicion of aiding and abetting child sex abuse.
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WWII bomb kills three in Germany

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010, 16:02

Three people are killed and six injured trying to defuse a World War II bomb unearthed in central Germany.
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German president quits amid row

Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 4:18

German President Horst Koehler says he is resigning, following criticism of remarks he made about German military missions.
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Champion Kuznetsova edges through

Wednesday, May 26th 2010, 17:57
related countries: France France

Defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova survives a huge scare to beat Germany's Andrea Petkovic 4-6 7-5 6-4 and advance to round three of the French Open.
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'Bungling burglars' blow up German bank

Wednesday, May 26th 2010, 9:38

A German bank is reduced to rubble, leading to suspicions that robbers misjudged the quantity of explosives needed for a break-in.
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Germany 'to extend trading ban'

Tuesday, May 25th 2010, 15:13

Germany is considering widening a ban on "naked" short-selling to cover all shares, proposals in a draft bill have shown.
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German firm helps Somali warlord

Monday, May 24th 2010, 15:09
related countries: Somalia Somalia

German MPs voice concern about a German security firm's deal with a politician hostile to the UN-backed government in Somalia.
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Germans approve euro rescue plan

Friday, May 21st 2010, 16:44

Germany's parliament backs a huge eurozone rescue deal, though one party votes against it and two others abstain.
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No more power to EU, says Cameron

Friday, May 21st 2010, 16:28

Prime Minister David Cameron tells German leader UK wants "positive" EU role but will not bolster euro or yield more powers.
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Merkel urges tough finance rules

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 17:08

German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls for stricter financial regulation, having warned the euro was "in danger".
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Merkel hosts key finance meeting

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 7:55

German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosts an international conference to start forging a common position on financial regulation.
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Shares hit by German rule change

Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 20:24

World stock markets fall after Germany introduces a ban on short-selling of some financial products - spooking markets.
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Will the euro survive?

Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 10:41

Germany holds international talks to regulate financial markets. What next for the euro?
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Boateng sorry for Ballack tackle

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 11:39
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng apologises for the tackle that ruled Germany captain Michael Ballack out of next month's World Cup.
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German hostages 'freed in Yemen'

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 8:00
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

Saudi Arabia says it has freed two German girls kidnapped in Yemen last year but the fate of other hostages is unclear.
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German hostages 'freed in Yemen'

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 8:00
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

Saudi Arabia says it has freed two German girls kidnapped in Yemen last year but the fate of other hostages is unclear.
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Germany take third place

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 16:39
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

Sami Khedira's goal sees Germany beat Uruguay 3-2 in a lively World Cup third-place play-off in Port Elizabeth.
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Spain reach first World Cup final

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 16:33
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Spain Spain

Carles Puyol is the hero as Spain beat Germany 1-0 to make their first ever World Cup final, where they will face the Netherlands.
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Villa goal sends Spain into semis

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 16:26
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain reach their first World Cup semi-final as David Villa's fifth goal of the tournament is enough to earn a 1-0 win over Paraguay.
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Argentina thrashed by Germany

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 16:24
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Paraguay Paraguay, Spain Spain

Miroslav Klose scores twice as ruthless Germany thrash Diego Maradona's Argentina 4-0 in their quarter-final in Cape Town.
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Argentina set up tie with Germany

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 16:09
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Mexico Mexico, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Argentina are helped by a controversial goal as they beat Mexico 3-1 to earn a quarter-final with Germany, conquerors of England.
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Germany knock out dismal England

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 16:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England suffer their heaviest defeat at a World Cup finals as they are beaten 4-1 and outclassed by Germany in the second round.
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Shock loss puts holders Italy out

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 15:41
related countries: Italy Italy, Slovakia Slovakia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Italy, the defending champions and four-time World Cup winners, suffer a shock World Cup defeat to Slovakia, who win a remarkable game 3-2 to book their place in the last 16.
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Ghana held to 1-1 draw with Australia

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 14:26
related countries: Australia Australia, Ghana Ghana

Australia hold on for a 1-1 draw against Ghana despite having Harry Kewell sent off in the first half.
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USA fight back to deny Slovenia

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 14:19
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Friday

United States come from 2-0 down to snatch a 2-2 draw with Slovenia in an absorbing game in Johannesburg.
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Ten-man Australia lose to Germany

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 14:01
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia lose their first World Cup match 4-0 to Germany, after Tim Cahill is sent off with half-an-hour to go.
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Two held in Berlin hijack scare

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 17:42
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Berlin, Moscow

Police in Berlin detain two men with pilot licences amid fears of an attempt to hijack a jet bound for Moscow.
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Germany's growth beats forecasts

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 7:21

The German economy, Europe's largest, grew by 0.2% in the first quarter of 2010, beating forecasts of zero growth.
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Merkel concedes 'bitter defeat'

Monday, May 10th 2010, 14:12

German Chancellor Angela Merkel admits her coalition suffered a "bitter defeat" in a key regional election.
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Man City close to Boateng signing

Monday, May 10th 2010, 12:44
related places: Hamburg

Roberto Mancini confirms that Manchester City are close to signing Germany defender Jerome Boateng from Hamburg for £11m.
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German change

Monday, May 10th 2010, 9:39

Voters back the left, and ruling party loses out
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German coalition loses key poll

Monday, May 10th 2010, 9:07

The German leader's coalition loses a key regional election, threatening its ability to push through national reforms.
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Pope accepts bishop's resignation

Saturday, May 8th 2010, 11:20

Pope Benedict accepts the resignation of German Bishop Walter Mixa, who has been accused of hitting children.
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Germany votes to bail out Greece

Friday, May 7th 2010, 14:10
related countries: Greece Greece

Germany's parliament votes to approve a 22.4bn euro (£19bn) German contribution to bail out debt-ridden Greece.
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Serena reaches Rome quarter-final

Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 16:01
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

World number one Serena Williams continues her return from a three-month injury lay-off as she beats Germany's Andrea Petkovic 6-2 3-6 6-0 to reach the Italian Open quarter-finals in Rome.
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German postman 'marries' his ailing cat

Monday, May 3rd 2010, 16:07

A German man marries his cat after the animal fell ill and vets told him she might not live much longer, German media reports say.
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Police stop veiled woman in Italy

Monday, May 3rd 2010, 12:23

A Muslim woman in north-west Italy is stopped by police for wearing a veil covering her face, under a new law.
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German angst

Friday, April 30th 2010, 1:28
related countries: Greece Greece

Gavin Hewitt looks at the pressure to help Greece
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