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Merkel reaches out to tearful Afghan refugee boy

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 12:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan boy's emotional "thank you" to Germany's Chancellor Merkel moves her party allies.
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Afghan boy in Germany thanks Merkel during migrant debate

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 12:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan boy, Edris, thanks German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a debate on the migrant crisis.
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Oskar Groening Auschwitz conviction marks 'dramatic change'

Monday, November 28th 2016, 14:52

A court upholds the conviction of Auschwitz guard Oskar Groening, in a major reversal of German policy.
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In pictures

Friday, November 25th 2016, 1:27

Photographer Freya Najade's images capture the transformation of the landscape of Lusatia, in Germany, from opencast mining to tourist attraction.
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German spy who lost job after forbidden romance loses compensation case

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 18:42

A spy who lost his job after a forbidden romance with a local loses a court bid for compensation.
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Martin Schulz to run in German election, leaving EU parliament

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 11:11

The head of the European Parliament is to return to German national politics next year.
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Lufthansa strike starts after failed court challenge

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 10:34

A Lufthansa strike begins after a legal challenge failed, with the union apologising to passengers.
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Lufthansa bids to halt strike that will hit 900 flights

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 19:26

German airline Lufthansa in late night legal bid to halt pilots' strike that means 900 flights will be cancelled on Wednesday.
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Oberhausen overview: How the city is coping with its migrant influx

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 2:49
related places: Oberhausen

The BBC returns to the German city of Oberhausen to find out how the new migrant population is fitting in.
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Refugee cafe

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 0:57
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Oberhausen

The BBC visits Oberhausen in Germany and finds how earlier migrants are helping new arrivals from Syria.
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German court acquits 'Sharia Police' in Wuppertal

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 0:12
related places: Wuppertal

A German court says seven men who formed a Sharia patrol did not break laws against political uniforms.
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Jurgen Klinsmann: United States sack former Germany boss

Monday, November 21st 2016, 21:43
related countries: United States United States

Former Germany player and boss Jurgen Klinsmann is sacked as coach of the United States.
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Driver drags woman by neck in German town of Hamelin

Monday, November 21st 2016, 16:08

A woman is seriously injured in Germany after being dragged behind a car by a cord around her neck.
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Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, to seek fourth term

Monday, November 21st 2016, 9:06

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announces she will run for a fourth term in office.
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Merkel until 2021?

Sunday, November 20th 2016, 19:54

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will run for a fourth term in office in next year's polls.
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Trump election: Obama and EU keep up pressure on Russia

Friday, November 18th 2016, 17:02
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Berlin

Outgoing US President Obama and EU leaders agree in Berlin to keep up sanctions pressure on Russia.
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Volkswagen plans 30,000 job cuts worldwide

Friday, November 18th 2016, 13:49

Car giant Volkswagen announces plans to cut 30,000 jobs worldwide, with the brunt of the cuts borne by Germany.
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Trump election: Obama urges Trump to stand up to Russia

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 19:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Merkel

US President Barack Obama says he hopes his successor Donald Trump will stand up to Russia.
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Obama defends globalisation on Germany visit

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 21:41
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama arrives in Germany on his final visit to Europe before leaving office.
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EU commissioner Oettinger under fire over private jet flight

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 16:06
related countries: Hungary Hungary
related places: Kremlin

Germany's EU commissioner criticised for flying to Hungary in Kremlin-linked lobbyist's plane.
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German poster of Baroque old master 'too disturbing'

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 15:42

German parents horrified by advert showing a bloody Gentileschi masterpiece.
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German raids: Police target DWR Islamist group

Tuesday, November 15th 2016, 12:30

German police raid more than 200 mosques, apartments and offices associated with an Islamist group.
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Trump's rude awakening for Germany

Saturday, November 12th 2016, 0:32

Germans are stunned by Donald Trump's presidential success and worry about populism closer to home.
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Afghanistan: Fatal attack on German consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif

Friday, November 11th 2016, 11:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Mazar

A suicide bomber rams a truck into the German consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif, killing four people.
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German controller confesses over Bad Aibling rail crash

Thursday, November 10th 2016, 14:54
related places: Bad Aibling

A German train controller admits two errors that led to a head-on collision in which 12 people died.
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German police arrest five in raid on 'IS network'

Tuesday, November 8th 2016, 16:40

A senior Islamist is among five people arrested in police raids in Germany, reports say.
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Turkish court acquits German footballer Naki in Kurdish case

Tuesday, November 8th 2016, 13:56
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A Turkish court dismisses a charge that German-born footballer Deniz Naki backed Kurdish rebels.
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Filipino militants ‘abduct German, kill wife on yacht'

Monday, November 7th 2016, 22:16

A German yachtsman is believed to have been abducted and his wife killed by Filipino militants.
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VW emissions probe to investigate board chair Poetsch

Sunday, November 6th 2016, 12:08

Car giant VW says German prosecutors have expanded their probe of the emissions scandal to include the firm's chairman.
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German prosecutors arrest Syrian man over 'Islamic State ties'

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 20:12
related countries: Syria Syria

German prosecutors arrest a Syrian man who they suspect of links to the so-called Islamic State.
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Big stores in Germany stop selling 'creepy clown' masks

Friday, October 28th 2016, 13:06

German department stores stop selling "creepy clown" masks ahead of Halloween after a spate of ambushes.
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Hamburg gang rape teenagers' suspended sentences spark anger

Thursday, October 27th 2016, 12:40

Thousands sign a petition demanding three teenagers are re-sentenced for a gang rape in Germany.
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Germanwings crash: Fraudster posed as relative

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 16:47

A German court convicts a woman who pretended a Germanwings crash victim was her cousin.
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Germany anti-terror raids: Chechen man held

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 12:23

Police in Germany carry out nationwide anti-terror raids, arresting a Chechen man and questioning 13 others on suspicion of financing terrorism.
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Four dead after 'Libyan Coast Guard' vessel attacks migrant boat

Friday, October 21st 2016, 15:15
related countries: Libya Libya

A German rescue organisation says four migrants have died and 25 others are missing after a boat was attacked by a speedboat labelled "Libyan coast guard".
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Germany shootings: 'Far-right gunman' injures Bavaria police

Wednesday, October 19th 2016, 13:28

A far-right activist is arrested near Nuremberg after shooting at police officers who asked him to hand over a legal weapon, say German police.
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German TV terror drama asks public to deliver verdict

Tuesday, October 18th 2016, 15:53

TV viewers across Europe take part in a German interactive courtroom drama centred on a fictional act of terror.
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US Elections 2016: What do Germans make of Clinton and Trump?

Monday, October 17th 2016, 23:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Clinton, Germans

How do countries around the world view the US election? What's at stake for them? We take a look at the view from Germany.
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Ludwigshafen fire: BASF blast hits German HQ

Monday, October 17th 2016, 15:01
related places: Ludwigshafen

At least two people have been killed and another two are missing after an explosion at German chemical company BASF's headquarters in Ludwigshafen.
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Road from Damascus

Saturday, October 15th 2016, 23:40
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Berlin

Sami Farah, a young Syrian refugee, tells the BBC he is relieved to have a job in Berlin but anxious about his future.
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Peggy Knobloch murder case linked to German neo-Nazi

Friday, October 14th 2016, 12:55

DNA traces from a neo-Nazi who died in 2011 are found in woods where the body of a nine-year-old girl was hidden in eastern Germany.
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German terror suspect Jaber al-Bakr's jail death a scandal, says lawyer

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 13:40
related countries: Syria Syria

The death in a German jail of a Syrian terror suspect is a legal scandal, his lawyer says, as officials insist the inmate was not an "acute risk".
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German top court backs EU-Canada trade deal CETA

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 10:26

Germany's top court rejects a legal challenge to the EU-Canada trade accord brought by campaigners who say it is undemocratic.
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Syrian terror suspect Jaber al-Bakr found dead in cell in Germany

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 22:52
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Leipzig

Syrian Jaber al-Bakr, suspected of planning a bomb attack on a Berlin airport, has killed himself in his prison cell in Leipzig, officials say.
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Thousands challenge EU-Canada trade deal in German court

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 22:12

Germany's highest court considers a petition by more than 125,000 people arguing that the Ceta EU-Canada free trade deal is unconstitutional.
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Germany urged to reward Syrian refugees who arrested fugitive

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 11:12
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Leipzig

German politicians and media call for the "heroes of Leipzig," three Syrian refugees who overpowered suspected bomb plotter Jaber al-Bakr, to be rewarded.
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Germany bomb threat: Jaber al-Bakr 'caught by three Syrians'

Monday, October 10th 2016, 17:55
related countries: Syria Syria

Three Syrian refugees in Germany overpowered a bomb suspect who gave elite commandos the slip and sparked a two-day manhunt, police reveal.
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Monday, October 10th 2016, 12:18

German police say a Syrian man arrested in Leipzig after a two-day manhunt probably had links to so-called Islamic State (IS).
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New raid in Germany bomb suspect hunt in Chemnitz

Sunday, October 9th 2016, 14:27
related places: Chemnitz

German police in the eastern city of Chemnitz force entry into a flat as they continue searching for a man allegedly planning a bomb attack.
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Germany hunts bomb suspect in Chemnitz

Saturday, October 8th 2016, 19:27
related places: Chemnitz

German police in the eastern city of Chemnitz detain three people as they continue searching for a man allegedly planning a bomb attack.
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Controversy over Russian sporting club's campaign medal

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 13:47
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Berlin

Award given to fans for 'capture of Berlin' has questionable World War II link.
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German mystery over man, 43, who never left home

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 17:20
related places: Bayreuth

German police are investigating a couple in Bayreuth who reportedly kept their son at home for 30 years.
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Germany drops Turkey President Erdogan insult case

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 17:31
related countries: Turkey Turkey

German prosecutors drop the investigation into a TV comedian over a joke seen as insulting Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Deutsche Bank defended by German firms

Sunday, October 2nd 2016, 21:29

Germany's top firms rush to defend Deutsche Bank amid concerns over the troubled lender's financial health.
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German police terminate Arnold Schwarzenegger's cycling

Sunday, October 2nd 2016, 13:59
related places: Munich

Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger is let off with a selfie as the fine for cycling through a crowded Munich train station.
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Germany closes motorway in bomb scare near Austria

Friday, September 30th 2016, 9:24
related countries: Austria Austria

German police closed a motorway at the Austrian border overnight after stopping a car carrying suspected bomb-making materials.
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German lion escape: Sad end in Leipzig zoo

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 13:50
related places: Leipzig

One of two lions that escaped from an enclosure in Leipzig zoo in Germany has been shot dead after attempts to use a tranquilliser failed.
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Berlin refugee shot dead in German knife drama

Wednesday, September 28th 2016, 10:43

A 29-year-old refugee has been shot dead by police after a row at an asylum centre involving allegations that his daughter had been sexually abused.
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Will it fly?

Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 16:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The idea of beefing up a EU military prompts a warning from the UK's defence secretary but reassurance from Germany and Nato.
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Sexism row grips German politics and shakes CDU

Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 12:16

German CDU politician Jenna Behrends sparks a furore about sexism after a male colleague called her a "sweet mouse".
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'German James Bond' Werner Mauss on trial for tax evasion

Monday, September 26th 2016, 21:46

Werner Mauss, once a top spy nicknamed "the German James Bond", goes on trial in Germany on charges of tax evasion.
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Deutsche Bank shares sink 7.54% to a new low

Monday, September 26th 2016, 18:44

Shares in German banking giant Deutsche hit a new low amid concerns about its financial health and reports the government has ruled out state aid.
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VW hit by flood of new lawsuits in emissions scandal

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 10:44

Volkswagen is facing €8.2bn in damages claims from 1,400 German investors over the emissions scandal, a state court has said.
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Berlin Pirate politician Claus-Brunner in 'murder-suicide'

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 10:00
related places: Berlin

A politician in Germany's Pirate party is found dead in a Berlin flat with the body of another man, in what police believe was a murder-suicide.
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Muslim women face German job barriers - discrimination study

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 17:23
related countries: Turkey Turkey

An experiment in Germany reveals job discrimination against women with Turkish names - and even more for headscarf-wearers.
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Michael Schumacher 'cannot walk', German court hears

Monday, September 19th 2016, 14:47

Ex-Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher "cannot walk", his lawyer tells a German court as he pursues a lawsuit against a magazine.
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