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Angela Merkel's CDU 'seizes key state from rivals'

Sunday, May 14th 2017, 18:40

Chancellor Merkel's CDU beats the SPD in elections in Germany's most populous state, exit polls say.
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Angela Merkel faces key test in German state election

Sunday, May 14th 2017, 4:02

The vote in North Rhine-Westphalia is seen as a bellwether for September's national elections.
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Spring in her step

Saturday, May 13th 2017, 0:23

Angela Merkel's CDU has a real chance of seizing Germany's most populous state.
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Stayin' Alive: Bee Gees hit free to German first aiders

Friday, May 12th 2017, 13:02

German schools are granted a fee waiver for playing Bee Gees hit Stayin' Alive in first aid classes.
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North Korea's Berlin hostel targeted by German sanctions

Thursday, May 11th 2017, 12:23
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Berlin

North Korea gets income from a big Berlin hostel, despite sanctions over its nuclear programme.
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German police carry out anti-terror raids

Wednesday, May 10th 2017, 10:32

The operation in four states targeted suspected Islamic State members, but no arrests were made.
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German soldier held over anti-migrant 'assassination plot'

Tuesday, May 9th 2017, 16:13
related countries: Syria Syria

The detained man is said to have helped a soldier plan a gun attack disguised as a Syrian refugee.
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Berlin migrants on trial for fire attack on homeless man

Tuesday, May 9th 2017, 9:52

The young migrants are accused of setting a homeless man on fire in an attack which shocked Germany.
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War mystery

Monday, May 8th 2017, 23:15

They left their homes in Central Asia to fight against the German army. Why were they taken to Amersfoort before being starved or shot?
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Germany searches all army barracks for Nazi material

Sunday, May 7th 2017, 12:25

All German army barracks will be inspected after Nazi-era memorabilia was found at two.
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The world's largest artificial sun

Saturday, May 6th 2017, 23:18

Scientists in Germany have invented an indoor sun.
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Swiss 'spied inside German ministry' in tax scandal

Thursday, May 4th 2017, 11:22
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Germany suspects that Swiss intelligence used a ministry mole to help protect banking secrecy.
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Chechnya gay rights: Merkel urges Putin to intervene

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017, 15:55
related countries: Russia Russia

Germany's leader urges Russia to protect gay rights, amid reports of persecution in Chechnya.
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Woman loses bid to learn escort's name

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017, 10:53

A woman who got pregnant after sex with a male escort in Germany is denied access to his name.
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German Defence Minister von der Leyen under fire for criticising army

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017, 10:06

Germany's Ursula von der Leyen faces demands for an apology after speaking of weak army leadership.
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Swiss 'spy' arrested in Frankfurt

Sunday, April 30th 2017, 14:18
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Frankfurt

The man is suspected of spying on German tax investigators who have bought CDs from Swiss banks.
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German airlines drop safety rule prompted by Germanwings crash

Friday, April 28th 2017, 15:59

The carriers scrap the two-person policy brought in after the 2015 Germanwings crash.
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German parliament moves to partially ban the burka

Friday, April 28th 2017, 7:02
related countries: France France

Right-wing parties want Germany to emulate a French ban on wearing burkas in public places.
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Expats, exports, security

Thursday, April 27th 2017, 23:01
related countries: France France, Italy Italy, Poland Poland, Spain Spain
related places: Berlin, Paris, Rome, Warsaw

What are the political priorities in Berlin, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Warsaw?
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German soldier posed as Syrian refugee and 'planned attack'

Thursday, April 27th 2017, 12:47
related countries: Syria Syria

The 28-year-old German has a "xenophobic background" and registered as a Syrian, prosecutors say.
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Israel's Netanyahu scraps talks with German minister over rights groups

Tuesday, April 25th 2017, 19:17
related countries: Israel Israel

Sigmar Gabriel had refused to call off talks with Israeli human rights activists.
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Ivanka Trump forced to defend father at G20 women's summit

Tuesday, April 25th 2017, 17:26
related places: Berlin

Donald Trump's eldest daughter was speaking at an event with German leader Angela Merkel.
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Have you got the bottle for 'beer yoga'?

Tuesday, April 25th 2017, 15:20

A fitness craze from Germany combining yoga poses while drinking beer is gaining popularity in Asia.
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Germany's 'Love Parade' organisers to face trial over stampede deaths

Monday, April 24th 2017, 14:28

A stampede in a tunnel at a German music festival in 2010 led to 21 deaths.
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Germany AfD: Right-wingers set to move further right

Saturday, April 22nd 2017, 20:29

Delegates at the AfD conference reject efforts by its leader to make the party more moderate.
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German region Baden-Wuerttemberg pilots housework vouchers

Friday, April 21st 2017, 20:56
related places: Baden

Employees working extra hours get vouchers to help with housework such as cleaning and ironing.
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Big bang

Tuesday, April 18th 2017, 0:07

Remembering one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history, on the German island of Heligoland.
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Borussia Dortmund attack: Iraqi suspect 'linked to IS'

Thursday, April 13th 2017, 9:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq

German prosecutors suspect the man detained over the team bus bombing led an IS unit in Iraq.
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Dortmund explosions: 'Islamist' suspect held over team bus attack

Wednesday, April 12th 2017, 20:54

The delayed Dortmund-Monaco game goes ahead without incident, with a show of unity among fans.
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Borussia Dortmund explosion: #bedforawayfans puts smile back on football's face

Wednesday, April 12th 2017, 12:38
related countries: Monaco Monaco

After explosions led to the postponement of Borussia Dortmund's Champions League match against Monaco, fans of the German club helped travelling Monaco supporters by giving them somewhere to sleep.
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German Mittelstand wants 'soft Brexit'

Friday, April 7th 2017, 5:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The country's small and medium-sized firms say a "hard Brexit" would harm both Germany and the UK.
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German police free man over murder of Maria Bögerl

Thursday, April 6th 2017, 13:36

Police were unable to match the suspect's DNA to the crime scene.
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Social media firms faces huge hate speech fines in Germany

Wednesday, April 5th 2017, 15:55

The German government approves plans to fine firms if they do not remove posts fast enough.
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'Surprise' discovery of Europe's first cave-dwelling fish

Tuesday, April 4th 2017, 8:44

The pink, scaleless cave loach was found by divers in an underground cavern in southern Germany.
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Germany rejects US pressure for Nato spending rise

Friday, March 31st 2017, 19:47
related countries: United States United States

Foreign minister says it is unrealistic to expect Germany to spend 2% of GDP on defence.
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Angela Merkel: We must make an effort for the EU we love

Thursday, March 30th 2017, 16:40

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives an impassioned speech about the future of the European Union.
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London Stock Exchange-Deutsche Boerse deal blocked by EU

Wednesday, March 29th 2017, 11:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

EU regulators block London Stock Exchange's £21bn merger with German stock exchange Deutsche Boerse.
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Turkey 'spied' on pro-Gulen opponents in Germany

Tuesday, March 28th 2017, 15:17
related countries: United States United States

Hundreds of people suspected of backing a US-based cleric are being watched, reports say.
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Huge gold coin worth $1m stolen from museum

Monday, March 27th 2017, 19:23
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian coin, nicknamed the "big maple leaf", has been stolen from behind bulletproof glass in Germany.
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Solid gold coin worth $4m stolen from Berlin museum

Monday, March 27th 2017, 16:00
related places: Berlin

The "big maple leaf" coin, which shows Queen Elizabeth II, weighs 100kg and is made of pure gold.
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Merkel's party wins in Saarland bellwether vote for Germany

Sunday, March 26th 2017, 21:54

The poll was watched for signs of voter sentiment ahead of the 24 September general election.
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Europeans take to streets on Treaty of Rome anniversary

Saturday, March 25th 2017, 18:31
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Rome

People in London, Rome, Berlin and other cities mark 60 years since the Treaty of Rome was signed.
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Franz Beckenbauer questioned by prosecutors in 2006 World Cup fraud inquiry

Thursday, March 23rd 2017, 20:23
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The German football legend denies wrongdoing in a Swiss inquiry into the 2006 World Cup bid.
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Bastions of democracy

Thursday, March 23rd 2017, 15:34
related countries: Belgium Belgium, France France
related places: Berlin, Paris

An attacker tried and failed to access Westminster - so what is security like in Paris, Berlin, Brussels and Washington DC?
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Home no more

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017, 15:47

Germany is tightening up rules on expelling home-born foreign-national terror suspects
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Germany to quash 50,000 gay convictions

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017, 12:54

The German cabinet says homosexuals handed post-war sentences under a Nazi-era law should be cleared.
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Two German-born terror suspects to be deported

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017, 1:31
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Nigeria Nigeria

The men of Algerian and Nigerian descent were detained on suspicion of planning a terror attack.
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Erdogan vows Turkey will 'review relations with EU'

Tuesday, March 21st 2017, 12:56
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Berlin

The promise came as a senior German politician said Mr Erdogan was no longer welcome in Berlin.
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Merkel tells Turkey's Erdogan to stop Nazi taunts

Monday, March 20th 2017, 16:58
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Erdogan

The German Chancellor says "all necessary measures" are being considered after Turkish president's taunts.
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Germany Turkey: 30,000 Kurds in Frankfurt anti-Erdogan protest

Saturday, March 18th 2017, 23:11
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Erdogan, Frankfurt

Turkey accuses Germany of hypocrisy after 30,000 Kurds are allowed to rally in Frankfurt.
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Merkel handshake offer to Trump falls on deaf ears

Friday, March 17th 2017, 21:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump, White House

Germanys chancellor and the US President did shake hands - eventually - at their White House talks.
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Trump to Merkel: We were both wiretapped under Obama

Friday, March 17th 2017, 21:19
related countries: United States United States

"At least we have something in common," the US president tells the visiting German chancellor.
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President Trump meets Chancellor Merkel for the first time

Friday, March 17th 2017, 18:28
related countries: United States United States

US President Donald Trump has met German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time.
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Audi and VW sites raided in emissions probe

Wednesday, March 15th 2017, 15:32

German authorities search the two carmaker's offices over the emissions cheating scandal.
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Berlin airports strike to ground more than 650 flights

Monday, March 13th 2017, 4:33

Lufthansa, Ryanair, Easyjet and Airberlin are among those badly hit by Monday's dispute over pay.
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Turkey rallies row: Germany and Netherlands harden stance

Sunday, March 12th 2017, 23:34
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Turkey Turkey

Germany's foreign minister said he hoped Turkey would "return to its senses".
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VW pleads guilty to US emissions charges

Friday, March 10th 2017, 17:55
related countries: United States United States

German car maker admits its guilt on three charges arising from the diesel emissions scandal.
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Germany axe attack: Seven injured at Duesseldorf train station

Friday, March 10th 2017, 3:17

Seven people were injured after a mentally-ill man attacked people "at random", police say.
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German child-killer may have struck before - police

Wednesday, March 8th 2017, 16:22

Police intensify the hunt for a teenager suspected of murdering a nine year-old boy.
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German police bring McDonald's meals to custody cells

Wednesday, March 8th 2017, 14:28
related places: Bergisch Gladbach

Officers in German town collect burgers for detainees after catering contract falls through.
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Germany warns Turkey over Nazi jibes amid referendum row

Wednesday, March 8th 2017, 11:37
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Germany urges a return to "friendly relations" with Turkey amid a bitter row over a referendum.
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'Selfie refugee' loses Facebook defamation case in Germany

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 15:36

The refugee's photo with Angela Merkel went viral - but he became the victim of fake news posts online.
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EU leaders embrace multi-speed Europe amid tensions

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 10:31
related countries: France France, Spain Spain
related places: Eu

The EU needs flexibility as well as unity, the leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Spain say.
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Manhunt in Germany after suspect kills boy and brags about it on video

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 9:53

The 19-year-old suspect uploaded a video boasting about fatally stabbing the child, police say.
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Deutsche Bank shares hit by cash call

Monday, March 6th 2017, 9:27

The troubled German bank plans to raise 8bn euros by issuing new shares.
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Turkey's Erdogan makes Nazi jibe over Germany rally ban

Sunday, March 5th 2017, 23:09
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Erdogan

Turkey's president railed against blocks in Germany on his political campaigning for new powers.
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Turkey's President Erdogan's Nazi Germany taunt

Sunday, March 5th 2017, 19:55

President Erdogan was angry his referendum rallies were cancelled in Germany.
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Philippine army finds body of beheaded German hostage Jurgen Kantner

Sunday, March 5th 2017, 5:54
related countries: Philippines Philippines, Somalia Somalia

Jurgen Kantner and his companion had survived abduction by Somali pirates eight years previously.
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