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VIDEO: Man who took son to live with IS

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 17:53

German author, politician and former judge, Jurgen Todenhofer, has written a book after spending 10 days living with extremists from so-called Islamic State.
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German nurse 'may have killed 24'

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 17:24

A German former nurse jailed for two murders is now suspected of killing another 24 patients with drug overdoses.
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Call for German to be spoken in mosques

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 11:49

A senior conservative politician says German must become the language of the country's mosques and that foreign funding must stop.
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German satirist given police protection

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 17:44
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A German TV comic, Jan Boehmermann, is placed under police protection after he reads an obscene poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Gaming blamed for rail crash error

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 16:42

A German train controller was distracted by a computer game seconds before a fatal rail crash in February, prosecutors believe.
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Berlin museum tours inspire Mid-East refugees

Monday, April 11th 2016, 23:00
related places: Berlin

Berlin museum tours prove a hit with refugees
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VIDEO: Is this the world's safest helicopter?

Monday, April 11th 2016, 17:11

An 18-rotor multicopter, designed to be safer than a traditional helicopter, takes its first manned flight in Germany.
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Turkey demands Germany action over poem

Monday, April 11th 2016, 12:32
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Erdogan

The Turkish government makes a formal request to Germany to prosecute a TV satirist for broadcasting an obscene poem about President Erdogan.
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Sex assault suspect on trial in Germany

Monday, April 11th 2016, 9:25
related countries: Morocco Morocco

A Moroccan man in Duesseldorf is the first suspect to go on trial for New Year's Eve sexual assaults which shocked Germany.
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Germany sees huge fall in asylum claims

Friday, April 8th 2016, 15:01

Germany says it has seen a dramatic slump in asylum applicants in recent months after southern countries closed their borders to migrants.
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Auschwitz guard dies a week before trial

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 15:55

A 93-year-old former guard at Auschwitz dies a week before he was due to stand trial in Germany.
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BBC reporters examine fallout

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 19:41
related countries: Panama Panama

BBC reporters look at some of the reaction to leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm in the regions they cover: Latin America, the Middle East and Germany.
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German ex-Foreign Minister Genscher dies

Friday, April 1st 2016, 12:18

Hans-Dietrich Genscher, the former German foreign minister who played a key role in the country's reunification, has died at the age of 89.
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Protests over Erdogan song rejected

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 17:19
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Erdogan

Germany and the EU reject Turkish protests about a German song mocking the alleged authoritarianism of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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VIDEO: The Syrian refugee who's become a star in Germany

Monday, March 28th 2016, 23:59
related countries: Syria Syria

The Syrian who's become a big hit in Germany
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German port blocked by drunken captain

Sunday, March 27th 2016, 13:28
related places: Rostock

A drunken captain runs his ship aground and blocks access to the German port of Rostock, police say.
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Tight security for Berlin friendly

Saturday, March 26th 2016, 18:32
related countries: Belgium Belgium, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Berlin, Brussels

Security is tight in Berlin as Germany meet England in a friendly match days after Tuesday's deadly attacks in Brussels.
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Brussels suspect's DNA at Paris sites

Friday, March 25th 2016, 20:14
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

The DNA of a Brussels bombing suspect, named as Najim Laachraoui, has been found at scenes of the November attacks in Paris, Belgian prosecutors say.
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Refugees rescue far-right politician

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016, 23:40
related countries: Syria Syria

A far-right German politician is rescued by two Syrian refugees after he crashes his car in a tree, German media report.
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Fifa investigates 2006 World Cup award

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016, 14:14

World Cup-winning captain and coach Franz Beckenbauer is one of six men investigated over Germany's 2006 World Cup bid.
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Kosovo PM's brother sought asylum

Sunday, March 20th 2016, 16:29

The brother of Kosovo Prime Minister Isa Mustafa was one of many seeking asylum in Germany last year.
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German ex-FM Westerwelle dead at 54

Friday, March 18th 2016, 15:21

Former German Foreign Minister and FDP leader Guido Westerwelle dies of cancer at 54.
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German triple agent jailed for treason

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 12:39
related countries: Russia Russia

A former German intelligence employee is sentenced to eight years in jail for spying for the CIA and the Russian secret service.
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Murder hunt after Berlin car bombing

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 12:34
related places: Berlin

German police open a murder investigation after a bomb went off in a car in Berlin, killing the driver.
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Germany jolted by right-wing poll success

Monday, March 14th 2016, 18:02

Germany jolted by right-wing poll success
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Elections a 'difficult day' - Merkel

Monday, March 14th 2016, 16:33

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her party had a "difficult day" after right-wingers made gains in state elections.
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Merkel suffers regional election setbacks

Sunday, March 13th 2016, 22:12

The party of German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffers defeats in two of three states holding regional elections, exit polls suggest.
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Paris attackers 'named in IS files'

Friday, March 11th 2016, 23:33
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The names of three men who carried out the Paris attacks in November appear in files leaked from the Islamic State militant group, according to German media.
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Islamic State files 'probably genuine'

Friday, March 11th 2016, 3:01

The German interior minister says stolen files detailing hundreds of recruits to the Islamic State group can be assumed to be genuine.
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Merkel condemns migrant route closure

Thursday, March 10th 2016, 10:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel blames several European nations for "unilaterally" shutting the Balkan route for migrants heading to northern Europe.
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German power is the real key to Europe

Thursday, March 10th 2016, 5:05

Europe's most powerful country calls the shots
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VW's US chief quits troubled carmaker

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 22:15
related countries: United States United States

Volkswagen's top executive in the US steps down nearly six months after the German carmaker became engulfed in the diesel emissions scandal.
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Germany priest quits over racist threats

Monday, March 7th 2016, 15:31
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A Catholic priest of Congolese origin resigns in southern Germany after being subjected to death threats and racist abuse.
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German court urged to ban far-right NPD

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 10:43

The constitutional court in Germany considers whether to ban the far-right National Democratic Party - a stridently anti-immigrant group.
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Body of German found in floating yacht

Monday, February 29th 2016, 18:45
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Police are investigating the death of a German sailor whose body was found slumped in a yacht drifting off the southern Philippines.
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Europe can't allow Greek chaos - Merkel

Monday, February 29th 2016, 1:44
related countries: Greece Greece

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europe cannot allow Greece to fall into chaos after several members introduced restrictions stranding migrants.
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Stag party causes Ryanair diversion

Sunday, February 28th 2016, 22:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Berlin

Six British members of a stag party were detained for allegedly drunken behaviour when their Ryanair flight diverted to Berlin, German police say.
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Asylum seekers 'vanish' in Germany

Friday, February 26th 2016, 13:33

Germany does not know the whereabouts of 130,000 asylum seekers who registered last year, officials say.
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Germany sends home rejected Afghans

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 12:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A special flight from Germany carrying 125 deported Afghans arrives in Kabul, as European countries try to reduce the numbers of asylum seekers.
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Mars recalls chocolate in 55 countries

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 19:59
related places: Mars

Mars recalls chocolate products in 55 countries after pieces of plastic were found in a Snickers bar in Germany.
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Migrant attacks reveal dark side of Germany

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 18:56

Soul-searching and revulsion after refugee attacks
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German anti-migrant protests 'shameful'

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 16:27

German government condemns a mob that tried to stop a bus from taking migrants to a shelter as "cold-hearted and cowardly".
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'Cheers' at German migrant shelter fire

Sunday, February 21st 2016, 14:45

A fire which broke out at a building planned to house migrants in eastern Germany was greeted with cheers from some onlookers, police say.
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Migrant film wins Berlin Golden Bear

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 20:21

Fire at Sea, a documentary about Europe's migrant crisis, wins the Golden Bear award for best movie at the Berlin Film Festival.
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German police defend migrant bus action

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 19:30
related places: Clausnitz

Police in eastern Germany defend the action taken when a bus carrying migrants was surrounded by loud protesters in the village of Clausnitz.
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German protesters target migrant bus

Friday, February 19th 2016, 18:52

Protesters chanting "we are the people" try to stop asylum seekers from getting off their bus at a shelter for refugees in a German village.
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Bid to end German animal-sex ban fails

Friday, February 19th 2016, 11:30

Two complainants fail in their attempt to get Germany's constitutional court to consider the laws banning sex with animals.
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German shorthaired pointer is top US dog

Wednesday, February 17th 2016, 14:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: America, New York

A German shorthaired pointer called CJ wins the much-coveted best in show, America's most prestigious dog competition, in New York.
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Train controller 'caused German crash'

Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 15:55

Prosecutors say human error by a train controller was to blame for a crash in Bavaria, Germany, last week that killed 11 people.
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Clooneys meet Merkel over migrants

Friday, February 12th 2016, 12:21
related countries: Syria Syria

Actor George Clooney and his wife Amal, a human rights lawyer, meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the Syrian war and the migration crisis.
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Former Auschwitz guard goes on trial

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 15:52
related countries: Poland Poland

A 94-year-old former Nazi SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp goes on trial in Germany over the murder of at least 170,000 people.
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VIDEO: Former Auschwitz guard goes on trial

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 15:30

A 94-year-old former Nazi SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp has gone on trial in Germany over the murder of at least 170,000 people.
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German train focus 'on human error'

Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 16:55

A signal controller is said to be at the heart of the Bavarian train crash inquiry that killed 10, but police reject the reports as speculation.
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German trains in deadly head-on crash

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 17:47

At least 10 people are killed and more than 100 injured as two passenger trains collide in the German state of Bavaria.
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VIDEO: German train crash news conference

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 10:54

News conference by government officials near the site of a train crash in Germany.
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Migration dominates German carnival

Monday, February 8th 2016, 18:46

Some satirical floats in Germany spark criticism
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Storm halts German carnival parades

Monday, February 8th 2016, 11:06
related places: Cologne

Traditional carnival parades in some western German cities are called off due to storm warnings, but Cologne's procession goes ahead.
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German arm of Maple Bank shut down

Sunday, February 7th 2016, 15:15
related countries: Canada Canada

The German arm of Canada's Maple Bank is closed by German authorities over concerns about its financial position.
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Teenager to keep gold bar found in lake

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 19:08

A teenager in Germany will be allowed to keep a bar of gold found in a lake after the owner could not be identified, police say.
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Cologne security tight for carnival

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 18:30
related places: Cologne

Cologne beefs up security for the carnival, after many women were sexually assaulted and robbed in the German city at New Year.
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German politician prompts outcry with Putin visit

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 0:13

German politician prompts outcry with Putin visit
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German police 'should shoot at migrants'

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 19:40

German police should "if necessary" shoot at migrants seeking to enter the country illegally, the leader of a right-wing populist party says.
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Kerber stuns Williams to win title

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 11:49
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Germany's Angelique Kerber beats world number one Serena Williams to win her first Grand Slam at the Australian Open.
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Grenade thrown at Germany asylum hostel

Friday, January 29th 2016, 15:21

Unidentified attackers throw a live hand grenade at a migrant hostel in south-western Germany but it fails to detonate, police say.
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