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Star German polar bear Knut dies young

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 16:39

Knut the polar bear, who became a celebrity across the world, dies at the age of four, a German zookeeper says.
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Life is a Cabaret

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 0:22

How true was novelist Isherwood's portrayal of pre-Nazi Berlin?
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Merkel calls time on nuclear age

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 12:06
related countries: Japan Japan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announces a "measured exit" from nuclear power in response to the Japanese crisis.
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'Rockefeller' charged with murder

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 15:16

A German man who claimed to be a descendant of oil tycoon John D Rockefeller is charged with murder in the disappearance of a man from California.
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German nuclear plants shut down

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 16:21

Germany temporarily shuts down seven of its nuclear reactors while it reconsiders its nuclear strategy.
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Coach Loew extends Germany deal

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 15:53
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Germany coach Joachim Loew has signed a two-year contract extension, which will keep him in the role until after the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.
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German nuclear extension halted

Monday, March 14th 2011, 17:28
related countries: Japan Japan

Germany suspends a controversial plan to extend the lives of its ageing nuclear power stations, in response to the unfolding Japanese crisis.
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Protest over German nuclear power

Saturday, March 12th 2011, 22:17

Tens of thousands of people protest in Germany against the government's plans to extend the life of its nuclear reactors.
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Bausch season to grace Olympiad

Friday, March 11th 2011, 11:47

Sadler's Wells and the Barbican are uniting for the first time for a season of works by the late German choreographer Pina Bausch in 2012.
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Chinese sales drive BMW profits

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 17:03
related countries: China China

The German luxury carmaker BMW has made record annual profits helped by an 85% jump in exports to Asian markets.
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Hague Libya sanctions plea to EU

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 0:13
related countries: Libya Libya

Foreign Secretary William Hague and his German counterpart urge the EU to explore ways of imposing more sanctions on Libya.
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AUDIO: Radio station offers funeral as a prize

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 11:55

A radio station in Germany is being sued for running a competition for a listener to win the cost of their own funeral. Jens Pflueger of Radio Galaxy explains.
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Daimler and Rolls in Tognum bid

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 8:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

German automotive giant Daimler and UK engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce team up to bid for German engineering group Tognum.
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Knowledge economy

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 0:19

For an English education, are you better off going to Germany?
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German aid rules are 'legitimate'

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 21:18

Germany is right to impose conditions on countries asking for financial aid, Axel Weber, Bundesbank president, tells the BBC.
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Dozens held in anti-mafia raids

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 12:58
related countries: Australia Australia, Canada Canada, Italy Italy

Police in Italy and Germany arrest 35 people in an anti-mafia operation, with warrants also issued in Canada and Australia.
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Chinese sales boost Audi profits

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 10:38
related countries: China China, United States United States

German carmaker Audi reports a sharp rise in profits for 2010 helped by strong sales growth in China and the US.
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In pictures

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 0:59
related places: Cologne

Cologne's carnival pokes fun at German and international targets
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Van Gaal to exit Bayern in summer

Monday, March 7th 2011, 16:12
related places: Bayern

Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal set to leave the German club by mutual consent at the end of the season, one year before his contract was due to expire.
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Dead lucky? Germany's 'tasteless' funeral contest

Monday, March 7th 2011, 13:27

A German radio station runs a controversial epitaph competition - and the winner gets a cheque for his or her own funeral costs.
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VIDEO: Germany seeks more powerful women

Monday, March 7th 2011, 7:05

Despite Angela Merkel occupying the top job in Germany, women are under represented in corporate Germany.
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Haye vows to knock out Klitschko

Monday, March 7th 2011, 6:38

WBA heavyweight champion David Haye says he will knock out IBF and WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko when the pair fight in Germany in the summer.
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Haye to fight Wladimir in summer

Sunday, March 6th 2011, 11:41

WBA heavyweight champion David Haye will fight IBF and WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko in Germany on either 25 June or 2 July.
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Anaesthetics research 'unethical'

Friday, March 4th 2011, 15:16

The editors of 16 medical journals have retracted "unethical" studies by an influential German anaesthetist.
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Terror probe into US airmen shooting

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 11:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Frankfurt

Prosecutors in Germany say they suspect Islamic militancy as the motive for a gun attack on US airmen at Frankfurt Airport, in which two died.
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VIDEO: Two US airmen killed in Frankfurt

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 7:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Frankfurt

German police are investigating whether a man, suspected of shooting dead two US airmen at Frankfurt airport, has links to a terror group or acted alone.
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US airmen shot in German airport

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 22:58
related places: Frankfurt

Two US servicemen die and two others are injured after a gunman opens fire on a US military bus at Frankfurt Airport, the US Air Force says.
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New German defence minister named

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 16:17
related places: Guttenberg, Karl

Germany's interior minister moves to defence after the resignation of Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg in a row over plagiarism.
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German defence minister resigns

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 17:23
related places: Guttenberg

German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg steps down after he was found to have copied large parts of his university doctorate.
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Oil spikes 'temporary', BASF says

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 12:52

BASF, which has oil and gas operations in Libya, says it thinks oil prices will not stay at their current high levels.
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German consumer confidence rises

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 10:59

German consumer confidence is rising as workers expect wages to increase, according to a survey by market research group GfK.
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German minister resigns doctorate

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 0:27
related places: Guttenberg

Germany's Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is giving up his doctoral title for good, after claims he plagiarised sections of his thesis.
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Merkel suffers big election blow

Monday, February 21st 2011, 15:28
related places: Hamburg

The German opposition Social Democrats (SPD) inflict a heavy defeat on Chancellor Merkel in a regional election in Hamburg.
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Iranian drama scoops Golden Bear

Sunday, February 20th 2011, 14:40
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Simin

The Iranian drama Nader and Simin: A Separation, directed by Asghar Farhadi, wins the Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival.
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Germans freed by Iran arrive home

Sunday, February 20th 2011, 14:27
related countries: Iran Iran

Two German reporters who were jailed in Iran after interviewing the son of a woman sentenced to death by stoning arrive home after being freed.
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VIDEO: Iran 'frees German reporters'

Sunday, February 20th 2011, 1:41
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran frees two German reporters held after meeting the son of a woman condemned to death by stoning.
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Mongolian spy can be extradited

Friday, February 18th 2011, 17:43
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mongolian spy chief Bat Khurts, who claims he was lured to the UK so he could be arrested, can be extradited to Germany, a judge ruled at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court.
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'Rogue' Afghan kills Nato troops

Friday, February 18th 2011, 16:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A man dressed as an Afghan soldier kills two German troops in an attack in northern Afghanistan, Nato says.
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Plagiarism row minister drops PhD

Friday, February 18th 2011, 13:42
related places: Guttenberg

German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg temporarily renounces his doctorate title following claims of plagiarism.
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VIDEO: German minister denies plagiarism

Friday, February 18th 2011, 7:57

One of Germany's most popular politicians has dismissed accusations of plagiarism as "fanciful", after claims he passed off others' work as his own in his PhD thesis.
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Germany in bail-out fund warning

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 17:21

Germany says the eurozone's future bail-out fund must not become a "regional development fund", despite Europe's widely diverging economies.
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German minister denies plagiarism

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 15:09

Germany's defence minister denies newspaper allegations that he committed plagiarism in his 2006 PhD thesis, calling the claims "absurd".
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Weidmann to be Bundesbank chief

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 15:43

Jens Weidmann, a former student of Axel Weber, will replace him as head of the German central bank, the Bundesbank.
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German trucker incest trial opens

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 14:50

A German trucker admits fathering seven children with his stepdaughter in a major sexual abuse case.
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Euro growth weaker than forecast

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 12:19
related countries: France France

The eurozone economy grew by 0.3% in the fourth quarter, official figures show, slightly weaker than expected.
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VIDEO: The secret to Germany's success

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 11:17

How did Germany manage to grow by 3.6% last year when the rest of the Eurozone struggled with the recession?
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New German setback over ECB post

Sunday, February 13th 2011, 15:43

Germany's hopes for the next European Central Bank head to be German have been dashed after another possible candidate ruled himself out of the job.
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Weber to quit as German bank boss

Friday, February 11th 2011, 16:22

German central bank boss Axel Weber will step down from the role at the end of April, the German government says.
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VIDEO: Computer hackers 'with a conscience'

Friday, February 11th 2011, 15:22

Germany's Chaos Computer Club regularly exposes problems with technology presumed to be safe, David Reid finds.
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Father guilty over son's killings

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 12:33

The father of a German teenager who shot dead 15 people in 2009 gets a 21-month suspended jail term.
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German exports rose 18.5% in 2010

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 9:38

German exports rose 0.5% in December to round out a year of strong growth, increasing by 18.5% over 2010, figures show.
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VIDEO: Gaza photo exhibition in London

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 21:43
related countries: Israel Israel, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

An award-winning German photographer has been documenting the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for more than two decades. The new images form part of an exhibition which is on in London.
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McClaren dismissed by Wolfsburg

Monday, February 7th 2011, 16:39
related places: Wolfsburg

Former England coach Steve McClaren is sacked by German side Wolfsburg.
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Germany smashes big doping ring

Monday, February 7th 2011, 15:21

German customs officers seize a record haul of performance-enhancing drugs designed for illegal doping in sport.
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German rules urged for eurozone

Friday, February 4th 2011, 21:54

France and Germany propose an EU "competitiveness pact" to eliminate policy differences that have weakened the eurozone, but they meet resistance during talks in Brussels.
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Williams stock flotation agreed

Friday, February 4th 2011, 18:19

Former Formula 1 world champions Williams are to go ahead with a flotation on the German stock market in the coming months.
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German police seek church killer

Friday, February 4th 2011, 13:33
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

German police search for an escaped Sri Lankan mental health patient who made a deadly 2005 samurai sword attack on a church.
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Auf Wiedersehen Carino

Friday, February 4th 2011, 2:05

Spain's unemployed rush to fill jobs in Germany
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Fox set for German career award

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 8:49
related places: Berlin

Actor Michael J Fox will be presented with a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Camera awards in Berlin this weekend, organisers announce.
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Scandinavian sea tunnel planned

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 15:38
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Denmark is to build a sea tunnel to Germany, cutting road and rail journey times between western Europe and Scandinavia.
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Germany cuts back terror measures

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 14:23

Germany is relaxing security measures imposed in November last year in response to fears of terrorist attacks.
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Eurozone jobless rate still 10%

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 14:10

Unemployment in the eurozone has remained unchanged at 10% in December 2010, official figures show.
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