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Djokovic and Federer win through

Monday, May 28th 2012, 15:25
related countries: France France

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer secure straight-sets victories in the first round of the French Open.
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German girl 'enslaved in Bosnia'

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 15:33
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

A Bosnian couple kept a German girl as a slave and subjected her to inhumane treatment for eight years, reports from Bosnia say.
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Cable: 'Don't lecture eurozone'

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 4:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK should learn from Germany's successful economy, rather than lecturing the eurozone, Business Secretary Vince Cable says.
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Wanted Nazi dies in Germany at 90

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 15:58
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch-born Nazi war criminal Klaas Carel Faber, wanted by the Netherlands after escaping from jail there in 1952, dies in Germany, aged 90.
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Schumacher fastest for Monaco GP

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 13:25
related countries: Monaco Monaco

Michael Schumacher is fastest in qualifying for the Monaco GP, with Mark Webber taking pole position after a penalty for the German.
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Hamelin hit by new plague of rats

Friday, May 25th 2012, 11:21

The fabled German town of Hamelin may need a new rat-catcher after rodents gnawed through a cable powering its fountain.
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Police raid German Hells Angels

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 16:52

Police raid dozens of properties across northern Germany as part of a major investigation into Hells Angels bikers, reports say.
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Eurozone downturn 'accelerating'

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 10:04
related places: May

Activity at European businesses hits a near three-year low in May, according to the survey of purchasing managers by Markit.
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Calcium pills pose 'heart risk'

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 0:18

People who take calcium supplements could be increasing their risk of having a heart attack, according to researchers in Germany.
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Merkel challenged over EU growth

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 22:59
related countries: Belgium Belgium, France France
related places: Brussels, Eu

EU leaders are continuing talks in Brussels with Germany resisting pressure to launch eurobonds as a way to ease the debt crisis and revive growth.
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Gunter Sachs' art sells for £35m

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 11:08

Art owned by German billionaire playboy Gunter Sachs, including an Andy Warhol portrait of his ex-wife Brigitte Bardot, fetches £35m at auction.
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SAP buys cloud tech firm Ariba

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 0:03

German business software company SAP announces a $4.3bn acquisition of cloud computing firm Ariba as growth in cloud technology takes off.
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Germany restates eurobond unease

Monday, May 21st 2012, 15:53
related countries: France France

Germany restates its opposition to so-called eurobonds as the new French finance minister prepares to meet his German counterpart for the first time.
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Balls warns of cuts 'catastrophe'

Sunday, May 20th 2012, 10:21

Labour's Ed Balls warns the world economy faces a "catastrophe" unless Germany abandons pressure on eurozone countries to cut public spending.
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Chelsea 1-1 Bayern Munich (aet, 4-3 pens)

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 21:32

Chelsea achieve a dramatic Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich following a penalty shoot-out at the home of the German side.
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Eurozone set to dominate G8 talks

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 9:22
related countries: Greece Greece, United States United States

Europe's debt crisis is to top the agenda at the G8 summit in the US, amid fears that trouble in the eurozone could have global consequences.
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Baritone Fischer-Dieskau dies

Friday, May 18th 2012, 13:13
related places: Dieskau

The respected German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, famed for his performances of Schubert's song cycle Winter Journey, dies at the age of 86.
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Berlin airport hit by fresh blow

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 15:53
related places: Berlin

The opening of Berlin's new airport is put back again, probably until March 2013 and its technical manager is sacked.
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Greek leftist attacks EU 'poker'

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 0:15
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek leftist leader George Tsipras accuses the EU and Germany of "playing poker with people's lives", as millions of euros are withdrawn from Greek banks.
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US rendition 'torture' case heard

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 12:27
related countries: United States United States

A German man who alleges he was subjected to "extraordinary rendition" by the CIA takes his case to the European Court of Human Rights.
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Lightning jump-starts Franco-German motor

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 10:46
related countries: France France

France's Hollande gets euro crisis baptism of fire
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VIDEO: Fear over future of Greece in Euro grows

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 8:37
related countries: France France, Greece Greece

The leaders of France and Germany have pledged to work together on solving the euro crisis, despite opposing views on just how it should be done.
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VIDEO: France vows to co-operate with Germany

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 21:37
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

Newly inaugurated French President Francois Hollande has pledged to work with Germany to resolve the EU's economic crisis.
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France vows to work with Germany

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 20:56
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

Newly inaugurated French President Francois Hollande pledges to work with Germany to resolve the EU's economic crisis, despite policy differences.
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Hollande in Berlin for euro talks

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 18:55
related countries: France France
related places: Berlin

France's newly-inaugurated President Francois Hollande arrives in Germany for key talks, which were delayed after his plane was apparently hit by lightning.
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VIDEO: Hollande's plane 'hit by lightning'

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 17:04
related countries: France France
related places: Berlin, Paris

A plane carrying French President Francois Hollande was forced to turn back to Paris, after apparently being struck by Paris en route to Berlin.
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Hollande becomes French president

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 15:05
related countries: France France

Francois Hollande says he is fully aware of the challenges facing France after being sworn in as the country's new president.
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VIDEO: German faith in austerity explained

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 6:08

When the Berlin Wall came down, the former West Germany poured billions into helping the East grow and it paid for the expansion by freezing wages for more than a decade.
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Sea Shepherd head faces charges

Monday, May 14th 2012, 21:35
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, United States United States

The founder of US-based anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd, Paul Watson, appears in court in Germany, where he faces extradition to Costa Rica.
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Merkel admits 'bitter' state loss

Monday, May 14th 2012, 13:13

Chancellor Angela Merkel admits her party suffered a "bitter, painful defeat" in Germany's largest state election in North Rhine-Westphalia.
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Merkel shaken at German state election

Monday, May 14th 2012, 12:03

Merkel shaken by German state election defeat
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Sea Shepherd founder 'arrested'

Monday, May 14th 2012, 4:28
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, United States United States

The founder of US-based anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd, Paul Watson, is arrested in Germany and faces extradition to Costa Rica, the group says.
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State poll deals blow to Merkel

Monday, May 14th 2012, 0:50

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives suffer heavy losses in an election in North Rhine-Westphalia, the country's most populous state.
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Europe struggles for climate lead

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 23:14

Key UN climate talks open in Germany, with Europe struggling to maintain its position as a global leader.
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German minister eyes key EU role

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 13:29

Germany's Wolfgang Schaeuble indicates interest in becoming chairman of the Eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers.
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Germany united by nudity, divided by attitude

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 1:14

What German nudity tells us about gender politics
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VIDEO: The train that connected the West to Berlin

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 11:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

From the end of WWII until the end of the Cold War, a British military train ran daily from West Germany through East Germany to West Berlin.
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Germany's Pirate Party riding high

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 0:19

Germany's Pirate Party sets sail for a role in national politics
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VIDEO: Pirates win German protest votes

Friday, May 11th 2012, 5:41

Across Europe, there has been a flight from established parties and Germany is no exception, where the Pirate Party now has seats in three regional parliaments.
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Tymoshenko ends her hunger strike

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 16:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Jailed Ukraine opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko ends her hunger strike after being moved to a Kharkiv hospital to be treated by a German doctor.
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German exports rise during March

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 9:14
related places: March

German exports rose for the third month in a row in March, figures show, as firms expanded in markets outside the eurozone.
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German industrial output surges

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 10:41
related places: March

The volume of goods produced by German industrial firms recorded a surprise 2.8% surge in March, official data shows.
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Mertesacker called up by Germany

Monday, May 7th 2012, 12:12

Arsenal's Per Mertesacker is named in Germany's initial 27-man squad for Euro 2012, despite not playing since February.
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Regional poll setback for Merkel

Monday, May 7th 2012, 0:21
related places: Schleswig

The parties in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government lose regional elections in the state of Schleswig-Holstein.
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Paraguay indigenous skull returns

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 0:59
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay
related places: Berlin

The skull of an indigenous Paraguayan girl kidnapped more a century ago is returned to her community for burial after being handed back by a museum in Berlin.
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WWII profile of Hitler uncovered

Friday, May 4th 2012, 4:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Adolf Hitler developed a "messiah complex" as Germany began losing World War II, according to a newly unveiled British intelligence report.
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Germany charges four over 'plot'

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 17:35

German prosecutors charge four men with membership of a terrorist organisation after they were arrested last year on suspicion of plotting an al-Qaeda attack.
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Germany keeps up Ukraine pressure

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 12:30
related countries: Poland Poland, Ukraine Ukraine

Germany warns Ukraine again over jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, but Poland opposes any boycott.
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Lufthansa seeks to cut 3,500 jobs

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 7:10

German airline Lufthansa says it will cut 3,500 jobs as it seeks to cut its administrative costs by a quarter.
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Motorola wins Xbox ban in Germany

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 11:44

Motorola Mobility is granted a sales ban against the Xbox 360 and Windows 7 in Germany.
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Ukraine hit by widening boycott

Monday, April 30th 2012, 15:39
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Several European leaders cancel visits to Ukraine amid growing concern over alleged mistreatment of the jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko.
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VIDEO: Hundreds test Berlin's new airport

Monday, April 30th 2012, 7:42
related places: Berlin

Berlin Brandenburg Airport is set to open on June 3 but before the first flight takes off everything must be ready on the ground to ensure the passengers have a smooth journey through the terminal.
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Emmerich in German Film Prize win

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 12:10

Independence Day director Roland Emmerich has won six awards in his native Germany for his Shakespeare mystery Anonymous.
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Mercedes boosts Daimler profits

Friday, April 27th 2012, 6:58

German car and truck maker Daimler reports a sharp rise in profits thanks in part to record sales at its Mercedes-Benz division.
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Dead babies found in German flat

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 15:18

The mother of three dead babies found in the German state of Hesse denies murdering them, prosecutors say.
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Europe anger at Tymoshenko health

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 13:38
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The German president turns down a visit to Ukraine and the EU says it is "deeply preoccupied" by the treatment of jailed former PM Yulia Tymoshenko.
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Mourinho wants Chelsea final win

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 23:21
related countries: Spain Spain

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho wants Chelsea to beat Bayern Munich in the Champions League final after his side lost to the German club on penalties.
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German athlete exposes 'stalker'

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 12:45

Star German high-jumper Ariane Friedrich names an alleged stalker on Facebook, citing self-defence, and the move sparks a new debate about privacy.
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German satellite on 'berg watch'

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 11:57

The German radar satellite TerraSAR-X is returning regular images of the Pine Island Glacier ice shelf, to try to catch the birth of a giant berg.
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Mein Kampf to reappear in German

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 10:48

Bavaria plans to publish Hitler's manifesto, Mein Kampf, in German for the first time since 1945, before the book's copyright expires.
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Siemens cuts 2012 profit forecast

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 6:43

German industrial giant Siemens cuts its full-year profit forecast for 2012 as losses continue in its wind power division.
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VIDEO: Germany holds beard championships

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 3:23

The 2012 International German Beard and Moustache Championships have been held in Germany, with entrants competing in categories including Imperial Moustaches and Dali Moustaches.
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YouTube loses music court battle

Friday, April 20th 2012, 12:18

YouTube could face a huge bill for royalties after it loses a court battle in Germany over music videos.
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VIDEO: UN wives ask Asma for Syria peace

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 19:04
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The wives of the British and German ambassadors to the UN have released a four-minute video urging President Assad's wife Asma to help end the violence in Syria.
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Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 15:00
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

A German-owned ship is to be searched by Turkish port authorities after claims that it is carrying arms destined for Syria.
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Three die in German train crash

Friday, April 13th 2012, 7:29
related places: Offenbach

Three people are killed and another 13 injured as a German regional train collides with a works engine near Offenbach.
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German incest pair lose in court

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 11:52

A brother and sister from Germany, who had an incestuous relationship and claimed the right to a family life, lose their case at the European Court of Human Rights.
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