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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

Hepburn stamps in Berlin auction

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 3:30
related places: Berlin

A rare sheet of 10 stamps showing film star Audrey Hepburn smoking fetches 430,000 euros (£380,000) at a charity auction in Berlin.
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Merkel: Multicultural society has failed

Saturday, October 16th 2010, 23:45

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel says her country's attempts to build a multicultural society have utterly failed.
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Satellites fly tight space waltz

Friday, October 15th 2010, 7:47

Two German radar satellites move to within 350m of each other as they prepare to make the most precise, seamless 3D map of the Earth's surface.
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Berlin museum's first Hitler exhibition

Friday, October 15th 2010, 4:09

The man behind Germany's first ever major exhibition about Adolf Hitler talks about why the time is right to stage the project.
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Hitler on display

Friday, October 15th 2010, 4:07
related places: Berlin

Berlin breaks taboos with Fuhrer memorabilia exhibition
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No more taboo

Wednesday, October 13th 2010, 15:52

Anti-immigration debate out in the open in Germany
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Germany seeking releases in Iran

Tuesday, October 12th 2010, 12:18
related countries: Iran Iran

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her government is seeking the release of two foreigners arrested in Iran - believed to be German reporters.
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'German journalists' held in Iran

Monday, October 11th 2010, 16:17
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian officials say they have arrested two foreign nationals who interviewed the family of a woman who faces a death sentence for adultery.
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Scores rescued from burning ferry

Saturday, October 9th 2010, 10:52

More than 200 passengers and crew are rescued after a Baltic Sea ferry catches fire near the German island of Fehmarn.
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Germany's relationship with Islam

Thursday, October 7th 2010, 21:21

The President of Germany, Christian Wulff, has said that Islam was part of the country just as much as Christianity and Judaism.
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Afghan blast kills German soldier

Thursday, October 7th 2010, 16:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A German soldier was killed and six others injured in a suicide bomb attack in northern Afghanistan.
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European match-fixing trial opens

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 8:51

Four men go on trial in a German court in what is being described as Europe's biggest football match-fixing scandal.
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German mosque in terror investigation

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 18:21
related places: Hamburg

A mosque in the German city of Hamburg might be at the heart of the global investigation into possible terror attacks in Europe.
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Germany marks 20 years of unity

Sunday, October 3rd 2010, 20:33
related places: Bremen

Germany marks 20 years as a reunified nation, with tens of thousands attending festivities in the city of Bremen.
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UK travellers warned over Europe

Sunday, October 3rd 2010, 17:05
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Foreign Office updates its travel advice for Europe, warning of a "high threat" of attacks in countries including France and Germany.
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In pictures

Sunday, October 3rd 2010, 13:39
related places: Bremen

Bremen celebrates 20 years since Germany's reunification
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Settling up

Saturday, October 2nd 2010, 7:17

Why has Germany taken so long to pay off its WWI debt?
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Cold War game sparks controversy

Friday, October 1st 2010, 16:33

A Cold War-era computer game which allows players to pretend they are East German border guards shooting fugitives causes controversy in Germany.
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Germany digs up park after clash

Friday, October 1st 2010, 9:14
related places: Stuttgart

German police keep protesters away from diggers uprooting trees in a Stuttgart park after clashes in which dozens of people were injured.
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After the plunge

Friday, October 1st 2010, 6:46

Feeling less than united in east Germany
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Al-Qaeda terrorism plot uncovered

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 16:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Western intelligence agencies track a significant al-Qaeda plot to carry out commando-style raids on cities in the UK, France and Germany.
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BMW to provide new Saab engines

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 8:15
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Spyker

BMW and Saab-owner Spyker announce that the German firm will provide engines for the Swedish cars from 2012 onwards.
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Germany approves new energy plan

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 14:01

The German cabinet approves a controversial new energy plan, which would extend the lifespan of the country's nuclear reactors by an average of 12 years.
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German consumer confidence rises

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 7:42

Germany's economic revival and falling unemployment has lifted consumer confidence to a three-year high, a survey says.
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Pumpkin boat championships held

Monday, September 27th 2010, 15:19

The International Pumpkin Boat Championships have taken place for the second time in southern Germany. Several vegatable-based vessels participated in the 200m race.
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Tourists die in Berlin bus crash

Sunday, September 26th 2010, 20:09
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Berlin

At least 13 people are killed after a coach carrying Polish tourists is involved in a crash with a car near Berlin, German police say.
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Merck shares tumble on drug news

Friday, September 24th 2010, 9:09

Shares in German drugs group Merck fall 8% after European authorities refuse approval for a new multiple sclerosis treatment.
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German police search CDU offices

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 14:38

Police in Lower Saxony seize documents from the centre-right CDU party as part of an inquiry into election funding.
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'Berlin Wall' barriers spark trespass row

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 6:13
related places: Potsdam

Wealthy residents in Potsdam, close to the German capital, are putting up metal fences and hedges to keep the public away from their luxury homes.
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Matthaus to be new Bulgaria coach

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 14:49
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Former German World Cup winning captain Lothar Matthaus agrees to become Bulgaria's new national team coach.
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Street View prompts privacy code

Monday, September 20th 2010, 17:34

German ministers propose a data protection code following meetings with firms such as Google and Apple to discuss privacy concerns.
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German police seek murder motive

Monday, September 20th 2010, 14:04

Police in Germany believe a custody dispute may lie behind the actions of a woman who killed three people before being killed by police.
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Fatal shooting at German hospital

Sunday, September 19th 2010, 23:17

Four people are killed and one seriously injured in a shooting at a German hospital and a blast in a nearby building, reports say.
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Fatal shooting at German hospital

Sunday, September 19th 2010, 21:03

At least two people are killed and one seriously injured in a shooting at a hospital in the south-western German town of Loerrach.
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German nuclear power plan protests

Saturday, September 18th 2010, 21:49
related places: Berlin

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Berlin to protest against plans to extend the life of Germany's nuclear power stations.
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France in Roma rift with Germany

Friday, September 17th 2010, 14:10
related countries: France France

Germany rejects the French president's claim that Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to clear Roma (Gypsy) camps.
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Franco-German row over Roma camps

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 21:59
related countries: France France

France and Germany are embroiled in a diplomatic row after contradictory statements on the heated issue of Roma camps.
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Germany father tried over son's killings

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 11:01

The father of a German teenager who shot dead 15 people last year goes on trial, accused of violating gun laws.
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Europe plans large lunar lander

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 10:25

Led by Germany, Europe is pressing ahead with plans to send a sophisticated, unmanned spacecraft to the surface of the Moon.
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Spurs frustrated on Euro debut

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 20:36

Tottenham mark their first Champions League appearance with an entertaining draw against Werder Bremen.
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Heidfeld takes de la Rosa place

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 9:59
related places: Rosa

German veteran Nick Heidfeld will replace Pedro de la Rosa at Sauber until the end of the season.
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Turkish vote gets Western backing

Monday, September 13th 2010, 6:51
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

The US and EU welcome the result of the Turkish referendum on constitutional change won by Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government.
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Deutsche Bank to raise 10bn euros

Sunday, September 12th 2010, 15:23

Germany's biggest bank announces a major rights issue to bolster its balance sheet and help it buy Postbank.
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Germany offers austerity lessons

Friday, September 10th 2010, 22:43

As Britain prepares for public spending cuts in the autumn spending review, many are looking to Germany to see how it could be done.
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Merkel ally quits in WWII furore

Friday, September 10th 2010, 12:47
related countries: Poland Poland

An ally of Germany's Chancellor Merkel will quit a top party post after suggesting Poland may carry as much blame as Hitler for triggering World War II.
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Deutsche 'set to raise 9bn euros'

Friday, September 10th 2010, 9:54

Shares in Germany's Deutsche Bank fall sharply after reports that it is planning to raise 9bn euros to shore up its finances.
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Race-row German banker quits post

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 20:12

A German banker at the centre of a row over comments he made about Jews and Muslims agrees to leave his post, the Bundesbank says.
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Merkel: Koran burning 'abhorrent'

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 18:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Koran

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described as "abhorrent" a US pastor's plan to burn the Koran.
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EU ruling opens up German gambling market

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 15:02

German gambling restrictions breach European Union law, the EU's highest court rules
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Man in court over India Pune bomb

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 14:22
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai, Pune

A man appears in court in Mumbai in connection with a bomb blast at a German bakery in the Indian city of Pune six months ago.
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Germany extends nuclear lifespan

Monday, September 6th 2010, 14:16

Germany's government agrees to extend the life span of the country's nuclear power plants by an average of 12 years, officials say.
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German nuclear reactors to stay

Monday, September 6th 2010, 3:15
related places: Berlin

Politicians and industrialists in Berlin have agreed to extend the life of Germany's nuclear power stations - some of them until 2030 and beyond.
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DJs unite for Love Parade track

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 16:47

Three of the world's most successful club DJs join forces to pay tribute to those who died at the Love Parade festival in Germany in July.
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Samsung unveils rival to Apple's iPad

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 18:16
related places: Berlin

Samsung has become the latest challenger to enter the tablet computer battle, unveiling its Galaxy Tab at the IFA conference in Berlin.
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German banker 'should be fired'

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 16:42

The German central bank calls on the country's president to dismiss one of its board members over comments he made about immigration and Jews.
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US accuses 11 of honey smuggling

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 16:24
related countries: China China, United States United States

US authorities indict 11 German and Chinese executives for conspiring to illegally import $40m worth of honey from China.
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Eurozone growth of 1% confirmed

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 9:54

The eurozone economy grew by 1% between April and June, driven by strong German growth, official figures confirm.
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German Church revises abuse rules

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 16:44

The Catholic Church in Germany issues tougher guidelines on how to handle reported cases of sexual abuse.
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