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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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India court snub for luxury Gandhi pen

Wednesday, February 24th 2010, 13:49
related countries: India India

German pen maker Montblanc apologises to an Indian court for a $25,000 pen which critics say is disrespectful of Mahatma Gandhi.
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Canada into ice hockey quarters

Wednesday, February 24th 2010, 5:31
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada's men thrash Germany to set up a potentially thrilling ice hockey quarter-final against Russia at the Winter Olympics.
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German bishop admits drink-driving

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010, 15:33

The head of Germany's Protestant church admits driving while three times over the legal alcohol limit.
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Lufthansa pilots suspend strike

Monday, February 22nd 2010, 19:43

A strike by pilots at Germany's national airline Lufthansa is suspended with union officials agreeing to resume negotiations.
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Tell-tail sign: pet dog leads police to master's hiding-place

Monday, February 22nd 2010, 16:52

The excited pet dog of a German man on the run from the law leads police to his master's hiding place in a cupboard.
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Polanski wins Berlin film award

Saturday, February 20th 2010, 20:20
related places: Berlin

Roman Polanski wins the Silver Bear for best director at the Berlin Film Festival for his new political thriller, The Ghost Writer.
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Live - Winter Olympics day seven

Thursday, February 18th 2010, 16:49

Amy Williams of Great Britain leads the women's skeleton as ice hockey, curling and men's figure skating end a packed day of action in Vancouver and Whistler.
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One dead in German school attack

Thursday, February 18th 2010, 12:12
related places: Ludwigshafen

An assailant kills a teacher in a rampage at a school in the western German city of Ludwigshafen, police say.
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Berlin children win right to be noisy

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 19:15
related places: Berlin

Children in the German capital Berlin win the right to be exempt from strict laws on noise pollution.
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German trapped on ski lift raises alert by setting fire to cash

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 15:32
related countries: Austria Austria

A German snowboarder stranded in the Austrian Alps for six hours is rescued after attracting attention by setting fire to his cash.
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Train translations

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 1:56

Teutonic facelift for 'too English' German railways
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Live - Winter Olympics day three

Sunday, February 14th 2010, 17:39

Germany's Felix Loch wins an emotional men's luge competition in Whistler, while the pairs figure skating and women's ice hockey are taking place in Vancouver.
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German star charged in HIV case

Friday, February 12th 2010, 14:17

A singer from a German girl band has been charged with causing bodily harm for failing to inform partners she was HIV positive.
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German economic recovery falters

Friday, February 12th 2010, 11:00

Germany's recovery from recession faltered in the final quarter of 2009, preliminary figures show.
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German pensioners in kidnap trial

Monday, February 8th 2010, 18:31

Four pensioners appear in a German court charged with kidnapping a financial adviser they blamed for bad investments.
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Karzai may introduce army draft

Sunday, February 7th 2010, 17:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai tells a conference of the world's top defence officials in Germany he is considering introducing conscription.
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Chance webcam viewer saves German stranded on frozen sea

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 16:16

A tourist lost in the dark on a frozen sea in northern Germany is rescued after flashes from his camera are spotted on a beach webcam.
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Germany Jesuit head's abuse shame

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010, 13:22
related places: Berlin

The head of a Catholic order in Germany apologises for the sex abuse committed at a prestigious Berlin school.
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Snow causes chaos on German roads

Saturday, January 30th 2010, 20:54

Heavy snowfall causes traffic chaos across Germany with 300 accidents in one region alone and three deaths nationwide.
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Stopping traffic

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 18:37
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Berlin

Israeli president's visit sparks clampdown in Berlin
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Germany to boost Afghan forces

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 13:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Germany will increase its military deployment in Afghanistan by 500 troops, Chancellor Angela Merkel says.
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Hamburg seal Van Nistelrooy deal

Saturday, January 23rd 2010, 20:04
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Hamburg

Real Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has joined Hamburg on an 18-month deal, the German club have announced.
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Germany seeks Argentina's Videla

Friday, January 22nd 2010, 23:52
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Videla

A court in Germany has issued an arrest warrant for the former Argentine military leader, Jorge Rafael Videla, on suspicion of murdering a German man.
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Champion Nadal reaches round four

Friday, January 22nd 2010, 12:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Defending champion Rafael Nadal beats Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany to reach the fourth round at the Australian Open.
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German islands a minefield for Britons

Friday, January 22nd 2010, 9:06

In the German islands of Heligoland, the pain of the British legacy is still keenly felt, as Tom Blass reports.
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Germany chided for limit on Poles

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 16:01
related countries: Poland Poland

The EU's highest court tells Germany to ease a restriction on Polish workers, calling it 'discriminatory'.
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Germany airport hunt continues

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 10:51

Police are still hunting for a man who fled after his computer sparked a security alert at a German airport.
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Bomb alert shuts German airport

Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 18:52
related places: Munich

Germany's Munich airport is partly closed down for a few hours after a traveller's laptop sets off an explosives detector.
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France in fresh Explorer warning

Monday, January 18th 2010, 15:42
related countries: France France

France echoes calls by the German government for web users to find an alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer.
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German and Israeli cabinets meet

Monday, January 18th 2010, 15:32
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Berlin

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Israel's leaders she is willing to back new sanctions on Iran.
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IMF head in 'double-dip' warning

Monday, January 18th 2010, 12:26
related countries: France France

The International Monetary Fund head warns of another downturn, even as German and French growth forecasts are raised.
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Germany issues Explorer warning

Saturday, January 16th 2010, 22:33

The German government warns web users to use a browser other than Internet Explorer to protect their security.
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'Loud explosion' in central Kabul

Friday, January 15th 2010, 16:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A loud explosion has been heard near the German embassy in Afghanistan, witnesses in Kabul say.
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900 jobs go as Bosch quits Wales

Friday, January 15th 2010, 8:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Around 900 workers are to lose their jobs after German car parts firm Bosch says it is to close its south Wales plant in 2011.
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Inquest hears of fatal injection

Thursday, January 14th 2010, 22:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An inquest investigates the deaths of two British patients treated by a German doctor during his first shift in the UK.
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Inquest into German doctor deaths

Thursday, January 14th 2010, 0:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An inquest will investigate the deaths of two British patients treated by a German doctor during his first shift in the UK.
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Yemen 'starts talks on hostages'

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 11:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Yemen Yemen

Yemen has started negotiations with kidnappers holding one British and five German hostages, the Yemeni foreign minister says.
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German Yemen hostages 'located'

Monday, January 11th 2010, 13:33
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemeni officials know where five seized Germans are being held, Germany's foreign minister says in Sanaa.
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Germany suffers more snow misery

Sunday, January 10th 2010, 16:31

More than 160 people are trapped in their cars on a German motorway as heavy snow continues to cause misery.
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In pictures

Saturday, January 9th 2010, 22:51

Germany turns white as winter weather takes hold
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Snow brings German travel chaos

Saturday, January 9th 2010, 19:05

Flights are cancelled and people warned to stock up on essential supplies as heavy snow continues in Germany.
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Germany prepares to face blizzard

Friday, January 8th 2010, 16:03

German households are told to stock up on food, medicines and drinking water as the nation braces for a blizzard.
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Germany warms to Turkish EU bid

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 14:55
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

Germany pledges not to block Turkey's bid to join the EU, despite Chancellor Merkel's opposition to full membership for Ankara.
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Galileo sat-nav contracts announced

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 11:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Contracts worth one billion euros are awarded to build an operational satellite-navigation system for Europe.
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New year bug strikes German cards

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 16:22

Millions of Germans are facing problems using their credit and debit cards due to a new year software bug.
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German anti-Nazi leader dies aged 98

Monday, January 4th 2010, 11:16

A prominent member of the anti-Nazi resistance in Germany during World War II, Freya von Moltke, dies, aged 98.
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Secret mobile phone codes cracked

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 11:45

A German computer scientist publishes details of the secret code used to encrypt mobile phone conversations.
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Seven die in Italian avalanches

Monday, December 28th 2009, 3:45
related countries: Italy Italy

Avalanches in the Italian Alps kill seven people including four rescuers and a German teenager, emergency services say.
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Shopping joys in Europe's boutiques

Sunday, December 27th 2009, 11:56
related countries: France France, Italy Italy
related places: Berlin, Paris

Joanna Robertson samples the delights of her favourite independent shops and uncovers hidden gourmet gems in Paris, Rome and Berlin.
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Shalit mediator holds Gaza talks

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 15:35
related countries: Israel Israel

The German mediator trying to secure a deal for the release of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit visits Gaza, Hamas says.
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Germany refuses Nefertiti return

Tuesday, December 22nd 2009, 19:14
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Germany has said an ancient bust of Queen Nefertiti is too fragile to return to Egypt - even temporarily.
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Deutsche 'to spread bonus pain'

Friday, December 18th 2009, 15:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Germany's Deutsche Bank is considering spreading the impact of the UK's bonus tax among staff worldwide.
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German probe into Afghan strike

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 11:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Germany opens an inquiry into a strike in Afghanistan that killed up to 142 people, amid calls for the defence minister to resign.
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Polanski film to debut in Berlin

Tuesday, December 15th 2009, 13:24
related places: Berlin

Film-maker Roman Polanski's latest feature, The Ghost Writer, is to premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in February.
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Ballack plays down German chances

Monday, December 14th 2009, 17:45

Germany captain Michael Ballack says his side have been "too weak" in the build-up to next year's World Cup and are not among the favourites.
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Benitez hits back at Reds critics

Friday, December 11th 2009, 18:31

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez hits back at Jurgen Klinsmann and Graeme Sounness over their criticism of his record and the quality of the Reds' squad.
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Tigers maul trainer at German zoo

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 12:32

An animal trainer is in a critical condition in a German hospital after being attacked by three tigers during a show.
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