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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

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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Strike disrupts German railways

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 10:26

Rail services are disrupted in parts of western and southern Germany by a strike over pay inequality in the industry.
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German diplomats had 'Nazi role'

Monday, October 25th 2010, 21:13

Germany's war-time diplomats were more deeply involved in the Holocaust than previously known, according to a government report.
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Federer equals Sampras title haul

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 15:12
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Roger Federer beats Germany's Florian Mayer 6-4 6-3 to win the Stockholm Open and equal Pete Sampras's haul of 64 ATP titles.
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Station dispute goes national in Germany

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 5:20

A dispute over the redevelopment of a station in Germany has moved from a local planning row to a national issue and a major political headache for Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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Court rules in favour of pre-nup

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 13:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK Supreme Court rules that a pre-nuptial agreement is binding in the case of a German paper company heiress.
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Etna mapped by radar satellites

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 23:43
related countries: Italy Italy

Two German radar satellites flying in tight formation above the Earth have returned their first combined images, including a 3D view of Italy's Mt Etna.
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Language call to Germany's Turks

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 17:02

Germany's president urges Turks living in Germany to learn German better in order to integrate better.
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Russia mulls missile shield offer

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 14:44
related countries: France France, Russia Russia

President Dmitry Medvedev says Russia is considering proposals to co-operate on a US-led missile defence shield in Europe.
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German rail eyes Channel Tunnel

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 5:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Germany's rail company Deutsche Bahn brings trains to London to put its case for Channel Tunnel route access.
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Chunnel sees German train trial

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 11:36

Germany's Deutsche Bahn has tested a high-speed train in the Channel Tunnel with passengers for the first time as it bids to rival Eurostar.
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Hepburn stamps fetch 430,000 euros

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 8:16
related places: Berlin

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

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 7:51

Attempts to build a multicultural society in Germany have "utterly failed", Chancellor Angela Merkel says, calling on immigrants to learn German to integrate.
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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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