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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's growth beats forecasts

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 7:21

The German economy, Europe's largest, grew by 0.2% in the first quarter of 2010, beating forecasts of zero growth.
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Merkel concedes 'bitter defeat'

Monday, May 10th 2010, 14:12

German Chancellor Angela Merkel admits her coalition suffered a "bitter defeat" in a key regional election.
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Man City close to Boateng signing

Monday, May 10th 2010, 12:44
related places: Hamburg

Roberto Mancini confirms that Manchester City are close to signing Germany defender Jerome Boateng from Hamburg for £11m.
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German change

Monday, May 10th 2010, 9:39

Voters back the left, and ruling party loses out
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German coalition loses key poll

Monday, May 10th 2010, 9:07

The German leader's coalition loses a key regional election, threatening its ability to push through national reforms.
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Pope accepts bishop's resignation

Saturday, May 8th 2010, 11:20

Pope Benedict accepts the resignation of German Bishop Walter Mixa, who has been accused of hitting children.
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Germany votes to bail out Greece

Friday, May 7th 2010, 14:10
related countries: Greece Greece

Germany's parliament votes to approve a 22.4bn euro (£19bn) German contribution to bail out debt-ridden Greece.
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Serena reaches Rome quarter-final

Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 16:01
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

World number one Serena Williams continues her return from a three-month injury lay-off as she beats Germany's Andrea Petkovic 6-2 3-6 6-0 to reach the Italian Open quarter-finals in Rome.
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German postman 'marries' his ailing cat

Monday, May 3rd 2010, 16:07

A German man marries his cat after the animal fell ill and vets told him she might not live much longer, German media reports say.
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Police stop veiled woman in Italy

Monday, May 3rd 2010, 12:23

A Muslim woman in north-west Italy is stopped by police for wearing a veil covering her face, under a new law.
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German angst

Friday, April 30th 2010, 1:28
related countries: Greece Greece

Gavin Hewitt looks at the pressure to help Greece
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Fears grow over Greece shockwaves

Wednesday, April 28th 2010, 17:05
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Berlin

The head of the IMF warns that the crisis in Greece could spread across Europe, as pressure grows on Germany to support a bail-out.
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Deutsche Bank posts bumper profit

Tuesday, April 27th 2010, 8:11

Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank announces net profits of 1.8bn euros for the first three months of the year.
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Merkel backs Greek bail-out plans

Monday, April 26th 2010, 19:43
related countries: Greece Greece

Chancellor Angela Merkel pledges German support to a European financial aid package for Greece, under "certain conditions".
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Germans held in Nigeria are freed

Saturday, April 24th 2010, 15:41
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Two German men are freed six days after being seized while swimming in Nigeria's oil-producing south-east
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Resilient Fulham draw in Hamburg

Thursday, April 22nd 2010, 20:56
related places: Hamburg

Fulham earn a 0-0 draw against Hamburg in their Europa League semi-final first leg in Germany.
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German bishop offers resignation

Thursday, April 22nd 2010, 11:14

A senior German bishop offers to resign following accusations that he hit children, officials say.
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Ecclestone tips Schumacher to win

Wednesday, April 21st 2010, 12:16

Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone insists Michael Schumacher will win a race soon, despite mediocre results so far in the German's comeback season.
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German bishop issues an apology

Tuesday, April 20th 2010, 15:32

A German bishop accused of physically abusing children under his care, issues an apology and asks for forgiveness.
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Two Germans abducted in Nigeria

Sunday, April 18th 2010, 23:22
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Gunmen abduct two German men from a beach in Nigeria's oil-producing south-east, where kidnappings are rife.
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Mali actor Kouyate dies aged 74

Sunday, April 18th 2010, 13:29
related countries: Mali Mali

Malian screen star Sotigui Kouyate, who was named best actor at 2009's Berlin Film Festival, dies at the age of 74.
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Holocaust-denying bishop is fined

Friday, April 16th 2010, 14:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A German court fines renegade British bishop Richard Williamson 10,000 euros for denying the Holocaust.
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Live text - Murray v Kohlschreiber

Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 13:13

Andy Murray begins his clay-court season with straight-sets defeat against Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber at the Monte Carlo Masters.
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Hewitt on Europe

Friday, April 9th 2010, 15:44
related countries: Greece Greece

Will Greek agony force Germany to put Europe first?
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Red Army Faction militant charged

Friday, April 9th 2010, 10:13

German authorities charge a former Red Army Faction militant over the murder of a federal prosecutor in 1977.
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Owner faces huge bill as pet cobra comes to sticky end

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 13:36

A venomous snake is found dead in western Germany after its escape triggered an extensive three-week hunt.
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German troops kill Afghan soldiers

Sunday, April 4th 2010, 0:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Five Afghan soldiers are killed and three injured by German troops in an incident in northern Afghanistan, Nato says.
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German Church 'needs fresh start'

Friday, April 2nd 2010, 16:56

A German archbishop says he hopes Good Friday will be a new start for the Catholic Church after child abuse claims.
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Germans killed in Afghan attack

Friday, April 2nd 2010, 15:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Three German soldiers have been killed in clashes with the Taliban in northern Afghanistan, military officials say.
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Daimler admits worldwide bribery

Thursday, April 1st 2010, 21:35
related countries: United States United States

German carmaker Daimler pleads guilty to US corruption charges and agrees to pay $185m (£121m) to settle the case.
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Fulham 2-1 Wolfsburg

Thursday, April 1st 2010, 21:19
related places: Wolfsburg

Fulham take a narrow lead to Germany for the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final following a hard-fought victory over Wolfsburg.
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Church abuse hotline in Germany

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 3:34

Germany's Catholic Church launches a hotline for victims of sexual abuse, following a string of allegations.
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EU row sours Merkel's Turkey trip

Monday, March 29th 2010, 17:29
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The German chancellor repeats her belief that Turkey is not suitable for EU membership, during a visit to Turkey.
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Egypt's Mubarak flies back home

Saturday, March 27th 2010, 16:38
related countries: Egypt Egypt

President Mubarak arrives back in Egypt after surgery in Germany to remove his gall bladder and a growth from his small intestine.
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Deal reached over Greece's debts

Friday, March 26th 2010, 3:04
related countries: Greece Greece

Eurozone states agree on a safety net involving IMF help for debt-laden Greece - a move that may bolster the euro.
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Merkel stands firm on IMF rescue

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 12:26
related countries: Greece Greece

Chancellor Angela Merkel tells German MPs she will insist the IMF is involved if debt-ridden Greece needs to be bailed out.
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Money row

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 0:50
related countries: France France, Greece Greece
related places: Eu

Greek crisis reveals French-German rift over EU economy
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Hewitt on Europe

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 10:01
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek crisis strains Franco-German alliance
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Daimler charged in bribery probe

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 23:58
related countries: United States United States

The US accuses German car giant Daimler of bribing 22 governments in order to win contracts worth tens of millions of dollars.
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German retirees guilty of kidnap

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 16:15
related countries: United States United States

Four German pensioners are found guilty of kidnapping the financial adviser they blamed for US investments that went awry.
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'Self-justice'

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 15:14

German pensioners who took financial adviser captive
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Ex-SS man given life for murders

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 11:36
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A German court sentences an 88-year-old former member of the Nazi SS to life in jail for the 1944 murder of three Dutch civilians.
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Boeing criticises Airbus aid plan

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 8:17

Aerospace giant Boeing criticises German plans to give a 1.1bn euro loan to help Airbus develop its A350 passenger plane.
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Germany warns against Firefox use

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 16:44

The German government has warned against the use of the Firefox web browser, echoing a prior warning against Explorer.
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Berlin poker heist suspect seized

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 16:07
related places: Berlin

German police arrest the suspected mastermind of a dramatic armed robbery at a Berlin poker tournament.
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Germany 'to impose banking levy'

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 13:48

The German government plans to impose a levy on banks to protect taxpayers from the costs of state-funded bail-outs.
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Consortium wins big weather prize

Friday, March 19th 2010, 14:09

A Franco-German consortium will enter into negotiations for a 1.3bn-euro contract to build Europe's next weather satellites.
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Fulham handed Wolfsburg encounter

Friday, March 19th 2010, 12:26
related places: Wolfsburg

Fulham will face German champions Wolfsburg in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.
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Oldest taboo

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 12:44

Will be Pope be damaged by child abuse scandal?
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Dresden WWII toll put at 25,000

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 11:35
related places: Dresden

Up to 25,000 people died in the Allied bombing of Dresden in 1945 - fewer than often estimated, an official German report says.
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Merkel backs eurozone exclusions

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 22:00

Germany's chancellor says the eurozone should find a mechanism to exclude a member if necessary amid the crisis over Greece.
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Convicted German priest suspended

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 10:01

A German priest convicted of molesting boys in 1986 is suspended after breaching a ban on working with children.
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Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 0:00

Impotence is a strong predictor of heart attack and death among high risk patients, say German researchers.
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Germany's Deutsche Telekom sets sex quotas

Monday, March 15th 2010, 11:52

Germany's Deutsche Telekom introduces gender quotas to fill 30% of senior jobs with women by the end of 2015.
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Wembley's secret

Monday, March 15th 2010, 6:01

How German POWs helped build an English icon
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Vatican defends Pope in abuse row

Saturday, March 13th 2010, 19:12

The Vatican denounces efforts to involve the Pope in a child abuse scandal dating back to his time as archbishop in Germany.
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Spoil sports?

Saturday, March 13th 2010, 15:55
related places: Berlin

The rules children must obey in Berlin, Paris, Rome and NY
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