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News: Germany

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

Narrowing in German trade surplus

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 8:55

Germany's trade surplus shrank in October after exports fell and imports rose, official figures show.
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Helmut Schmidt bemoans leadership

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 11:28

German ex-Chancellor Helmut Schmidt says his country's leaders fail to grasp economics and the EU lacks good leaders.
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Iran considers Germans' release

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 11:09
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran says it is considering a request to temporarily release two German journalists detained in connection with a controversial stoning case.
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Merkel resists eurozone proposals

Monday, December 6th 2010, 16:39

Germany looks set to block moves that some eurozone partners and the IMF argue could help resolve Europe's debt crisis.
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Accident halts German game show

Monday, December 6th 2010, 11:51

A live TV game show in Germany is halted after a stunt goes wrong and leaves a contestant severely injured.
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Iran set for nuclear talks in Geneva

Monday, December 6th 2010, 4:58
related countries: Iran Iran

A fresh round of nuclear talks between Iran and the permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany, is about to start in Geneva.
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Egypt shark attack kills German

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 19:35
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian authorities have hunted down and killed two sharks after a German woman was killed in a shark attack in the waters off the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh
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Egypt shark attack kills German

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 18:02
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A German woman is killed by a shark off the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, days after beaches were reopened following similar attacks.
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US urged to recall Germany envoy

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 15:01
related countries: United States United States

MPs from Germany's junior coalition party urge the US to recall its ambassador over comments released by Wikileaks.
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Lethal cold weather grips Europe

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 15:02
related countries: Poland Poland

Snow brings more disruption to northern Europe, with 18 deaths in Poland and thousands sleeping in trains in Germany.
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Euro bonds come under new attack

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 23:04
related countries: Italy Italy, Spain Spain

The cost of borrowing for the governments of Spain, Italy and Belgium reached a new record compared with Germany.
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Eurozone jobless at 12-year high

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 11:53

The unemployment rate in the eurozone hit a 12-year high in October, figures show, but inflation remained unchanged at 1.9%.
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Music firm Chrysalis being sold

Friday, November 26th 2010, 10:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK music publisher Chrysalis Group is being sold for £107.4m to German rival BMG and private equity group KKR.
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Dutch ask Germany to arrest Nazi

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 15:45
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch authorities issue a European arrest warrant for a Dutch-born Nazi war criminal, Klaas-Carel Faber, now living in Germany.
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DIY enthusiast walls himself into cellar

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 13:07

A German DIY enthusiast walls himself into his cellar but manages to drill his way out - through a neighbour's wall.
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Germany 'nearing full employment'

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 12:06

Germany's economy minister gives an upbeat assessment of his country's recovery and asserts full employment is possible.
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Germany on alert after attack warning

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 6:52

The heightened state of alert in Germany continues after the government said it received concrete information about a plot to attack the country in November.
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UKIP MEP ejected over Nazi jibe

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 15:43

UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom is ordered out of the chamber of the European Parliament after he directed a Nazi slogan at a German socialist.
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German business confidence jumps

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 11:59

German business confidence has hit its highest level since reunification, a closely-watched survey says.
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SAP to pay $1.3bn for data theft

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 7:32
related countries: United States United States

European software giant SAP is ordered by a Californian court to pay US rival Oracle $1.3bn after losing a data theft case.
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Germany 'to suspend' conscription

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 22:30

Germany is to suspend conscription and switch to a volunteer military service, the government says.
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German trial for 'Somali pirates'

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 14:33
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Hamburg

Ten men from Somalia are in court in Hamburg, charged with capturing a container ship, in the first piracy trial in Germany in about 400 years.
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Namibia bomb scare: Officer held

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 13:33
related countries: Namibia Namibia

A Namibian police officer appears in court on charges related to a fake bomb found in luggage which delayed a flight to Germany last week
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Europe's reaction to Irish bail-out

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 12:21
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Ireland Ireland, Spain Spain
related places: Berlin, Brussels, Madrid

The BBC's Steve Evans in Berlin, Sarah Rainsford in Madrid and Matthew Price in Brussels explain how the news of the bail-out is being received around Europe.
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In pictures

Sunday, November 21st 2010, 16:48

Nuremberg war crimes trials exhibition opens
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Namibia alert was 'security test'

Friday, November 19th 2010, 16:00
related countries: Namibia Namibia
related places: Munich

The German authorities say a suspect package intercepted at a Namibian airport was a dummy used to test security.
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'Detonator' raises German fears

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 18:13
related countries: Namibia Namibia

A suspicious bag containing a detonator, batteries and a clock was found in a Namibian airport, possibly bound for Munich, German police say.
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Buffett gets top US civil honour

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 23:04
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama awards the US's highest civilian honour to billionaire investor Warren Buffett and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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Germany warns of planned attacks

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 17:08

Germany tightens security at airports and railway stations in light of "concrete indications" of terrorist attacks being planned for the end of November.
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Dozens of animals killed in zoo fire

Sunday, November 14th 2010, 6:12

A blaze at a German zoo has killed more than 25 animals and destroyed buildings which housed ponies, sheep, goats and a llama.
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German zoo fire kills 26 animals

Saturday, November 13th 2010, 15:55
related places: Karlsruhe

A fire at a zoo in the German city of Karlsruhe leaves 26 animals dead, including Shetland ponies, sheep, goats and a llama.
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Recovery rates slow across Europe

Friday, November 12th 2010, 11:12
related countries: France France

Economic recovery has slowed across Europe, with Germany, which had experienced record growth, showing the sharpest change.
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New cause of Brecht death claimed

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 11:58
related places: Brecht

German playwright Bertolt Brecht may have died due to an undiagnosed childhood illness, new research claims.
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Charges in '$42m Holocaust theft'

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 22:54
related countries: United States United States

Seventeen people are charged in the US with stealing $42m of Holocaust compensation funds provided by the German government.
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Aide to German minister resigns

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 18:07

The spokesman for Germany's finance minister resigns after a dressing-down by his boss which became an internet hit.
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German waste's slow journey ends

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 12:07
related countries: France France

A cargo of nuclear waste finally reaches its destination in northern Germany after anti-nuclear protesters held up its passage from France.
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Art banned by Nazis to be shown

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 8:47
related places: Berlin

A sculpture collection, which Hitler's Nazis once dubbed "degenerate art", is to go on display later at Berlin's New Museum.
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German waste train reaches depot

Monday, November 8th 2010, 10:55

A train carrying nuclear waste across Germany, which has been held up by a series of protests by anti-nuclear activists, reaches its destination.
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Clashes over German nuclear train

Sunday, November 7th 2010, 19:20
related countries: France France

Police in Germany clash with activists trying to halt a train carrying reprocessed nuclear waste from France to northern Germany.
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Clashes as German nuclear train halted

Sunday, November 7th 2010, 15:18
related countries: France France

Police have clashed with activists trying to halt a train carrying nuclear waste from France to Germany.
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Global criticism of US stimulus

Friday, November 5th 2010, 16:20
related countries: China China

Germany's finance minister calls the US stimulus programme "clueless", while China warns of its "negative impact".
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German bank could be wound down

Friday, November 5th 2010, 15:26

The European Commission says a very large regional bank, WestLB, could be broken up.
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Stars give push to German tongue

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 16:47

Celebrities' tongues painted in the German national colours feature in an ad campaign targeting immigrants.
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Making history

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 10:47

Germany ordains its first female rabbi since the Holocaust
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German female rabbi to make history

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 6:13
related places: Berlin

Germany will ordain a female rabbi at a ceremony in Berlin on Thursday, for the first time since 1935.
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Neo-Nazi radio arrests in Germany

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 21:58

German police arrest 23 people suspected of being involved in an illegal far-right internet radio station broadcasting neo-Nazi views.
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Greece halts mail after attacks

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 18:36
related countries: Greece Greece

Police hunt five suspects as Greece suspends international airmail because of suspicious packages sent to targets in Greece and Europe.
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Eye chip in retina can help 'blind people see'

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 0:49

Researchers in Germany say they have successfully tested a visual aid for patients with an inherited form of blindness, using a chip placed behind the retina.
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Parcel bomb sent to Merkel office

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 20:45

A package sent to German Chancellor Angela Merkel from Greece contained explosives, officials say.
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Heart for the poor

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 1:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Life and work of the German nun dubbed Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa'
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Cameron talks with German leader

Sunday, October 31st 2010, 19:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The leaders of Britain and Germany held "substantive" talks in London on Sunday about the security alert over two plane bombs as well as the recent wrangle over the EU budget.
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Alstom loses Eurostar court case

Friday, October 29th 2010, 16:12
related countries: France France

Alstom, the French engineering company, fails in an attempt to prevent Eurostar from running German trains through the Channel Tunnel.
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EU split over treaty change plan

Thursday, October 28th 2010, 22:47
related countries: France France, Portugal Portugal
related places: Eu

A new Euro-row is escalating over a plan by France and Germany to rewrite part of the EU's Lisbon Treaty.
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Protests as Germany stays nuclear

Thursday, October 28th 2010, 16:05
related places: Berlin

Activists unfurl a giant protest banner in Berlin as Germany's parliament votes to extend the life of nuclear plants.
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German gaffe - US politician gets photo wrong

Thursday, October 28th 2010, 0:06
related countries: United States United States

A North Carolina politician apologises after sending voters a campaign flyer that showed actors wearing World War II German uniforms.
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Secret Nazi files may expose diplomats

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 22:45

Some of Germany's leading diplomats were deeply implicated in the Holocaust according to an official report which examines the Foreign Ministry's role in the Nazi era.
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German unemployment dips below 3m

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 16:55

Unemployment in Germany falls below three million, the German labour minister Ursula von der Leyen says.
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EU split over treaty change plan

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 16:33
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Franco

A row escalates over a Franco-German plan to amend the EU's Lisbon Treaty, in a drive to enforce budget rules.
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Paul the World Cup 'psychic' octopus dies

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 12:15

Paul the octopus, who predicted the outcome of eight matches at the 2010 World Cup, has died at an aquarium in Germany.
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