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Brexit may send EU 'down the drain' - German vice chancellor

Sunday, August 28th 2016, 19:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Germany's vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel says the EU could go "down the drain" if Brexit is handled badly and that the UK cannot keep the "nice things" without any responsibility.
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Germany's Sigmar Gabriel defends middle finger gesture

Sunday, August 28th 2016, 14:09

Germany's economy minister and vice-chancellor has defended flicking the middle finger to a group of right-wing protesters earlier this month.
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Europe migrant crisis: Germany expects 'up to 300,000' this year

Sunday, August 28th 2016, 5:13

Germany expects up to 300,000 migrants to arrive in the country this year, the head of Germany's Federal Office for Migration and Refugees says.
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Nazi prank taints Argentina German school

Friday, August 26th 2016, 11:18
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Boys from an Argentine German school are being made to visit a Holocaust museum after a brawl with Jewish students over Nazi symbols.
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Germany considers return of conscription for civil defence

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016, 11:55

Germany may reintroduce national service for civilians to help the army deal with a future disaster, under a government plan.
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Gina-Lisa Lohfink: German model fined for false rape claim

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 15:52

Gina-Lisa Lohfink convicted of making false rape allegations against two men she was filmed having sex with in high-profile case.
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The revolution song that went viral

Sunday, August 21st 2016, 0:20
related countries: Libya Libya

How a song that was popular during the revolution in Libya in 2011 ended up being sung in Germany in 2016
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Rio Olympics 2016: Brazil beat Germany on penalties to win men's football gold

Sunday, August 21st 2016, 0:17
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil beat Germany 5-4 on penalties to win their first men's Olympic football gold medal in dramatic fashion in Rio.
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Political ploy

Saturday, August 20th 2016, 2:20
related places: Berlin

A proposed partial ban on the burka in Germany is an unashamed ploy for votes, writes the BBC's Berlin correspondent.
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Brexit pushes Opel to cut staff hours in Germany

Friday, August 19th 2016, 17:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

German carmaker Opel plans to cut its workers' hours this year because it expects Brexit to hurt its UK sales.
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Burka in Germany: Interior minister calls for curbs

Friday, August 19th 2016, 11:19

The German Interior Minister, Thomas de Maiziere, calls for a partial ban on the burka, a day after saying a full ban might not be constitutional.
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Turkey fury over Islamism claims in leaked German report

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 17:44
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

The Turkish government reacts angrily to a leaked German document that suggests Ankara has become a platform for Islamist groups.
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Rio Olympics 2016: German twins' hand-hold divides nation

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 14:03

German twins Anna and Lisa Hahner divide opinion in their home country after crossing the finish line of the Olympic women's marathon holding hands.
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Crashed microlight pilot spends night in tree in Germany

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 12:05

A pilot of a microlight aircraft spends 12 hours up the tree he crashed into in Germany after rescuers said they would have to wait until daylight.
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Berlin dismisses migrant hostel firm in email scandal

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 10:29
related places: Berlin

Berlin officials say they no longer want the private firm PeWoBe to run migrant hostels in the city, after emails denigrating migrants were leaked.
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Pokemon Go: Call for 'Pokestops' to be deleted in German airport security zones

Monday, August 15th 2016, 16:24

Police and the airport operators association in Germany call for Pokemon Go features located beyond security controls to be deleted.
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Germany's AfD leader wants failed asylum seekers housed on islands

Saturday, August 13th 2016, 22:39

The leader of Germany's right-wing populist AfD party calls for failed asylum seekers to be housed on islands outside Europe.
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Moral crossroads

Friday, August 12th 2016, 23:29

German leaders are facing the dilemma of how to keep the country's citizens safe while safeguarding the values they cherish, as Jenny Hill reports.
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Germany 'was warned about Ansbach suicide bomber'

Friday, August 12th 2016, 16:00
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Ansbach

Germany was warned that a Syrian who blew himself up might carry out a "spectacular" suicide attempt if it tried to deport him, the BBC learns.
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Italian economy stagnates as German growth slows

Friday, August 12th 2016, 10:24

Italy's economy failed to grow between April and June as it struggles with its banking sector, while German growth slows.
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Germany in new anti-terror plan to thwart Islamist militants

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 16:49

Germans with dual nationality will lose their German citizenship if they fight for Islamists abroad, under new anti-terror proposals.
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Germany: Burka ban to be proposed in security clampdown

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 14:46

Ministers in Germany consider banning the burka in the wake of terror attacks in the country, according to local media reports.
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Error puts Chinese tourist in German migrant hostel

Monday, August 8th 2016, 17:32
related countries: China China

A Chinese tourist spent nearly two weeks in a German migrant hostel after mistakenly applying for asylum when he actually wanted to report a theft.
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On the ropes?

Saturday, August 6th 2016, 23:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Berlin

Are Germans turning against Chancellor Angela Merkel's refugee policy? Damien McGuinness in Berlin is not convinced by the headlines in some British newspapers.
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German museum rejoices over Durer found at flea market

Saturday, August 6th 2016, 11:35
related countries: France France
related places: Stuttgart

Stuttgart's art museum says a print by Albrecht Durer donated by a man who found it at a French flea market is in very good condition.
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Adolf Hitler comedy included on German Oscar shortlist

Friday, August 5th 2016, 10:16

A comedy about Adolf Hitler is one of eight titles Germany is considering as its official submission for next year's foreign language film Oscar.
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Afghanistan's Taliban attack foreign tourist convoy

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 15:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Taliban militants attack a convoy of foreign tourists - including British and US citizens - in western Afghanistan, injuring six and their driver.
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Syrian refugee Ninorta Bahno crowned 'wine queen' in Germany

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 9:08
related countries: Syria Syria

A Syrian refugee has been crowned "queen" of one of Germany's top wine-making regions, the first asylum seeker to receive such an accolade.
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Spain arrests women as flashmob stunt sparks terror fears

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 16:36
related countries: Spain Spain

Five German women are detained as a flashmob stunt in northern Spain sparks fears among holidaymakers that a terrorism attack was being staged.
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South Korea suspends sale of 80 Volkswagen models

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 6:20
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea suspends sales of 80 Volkswagen models and fines the German carmaker over allegations the firm rigged emissions test data.
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Migrant crisis: Germany warns Turkey against 'blackmailing EU'

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 4:18
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Europe must not let itself be blackmailed by Turkey in talks about visa-free travel for Turkish citizens, German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel says.
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German youths teach language to Syrians

Sunday, July 31st 2016, 23:56
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Cologne

Teenagers at a Cologne school are teaching German to Syrian refugees in their spare time, the BBC's Jamsheda Young reports.
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Thousands march in Germany in support of Turkey's President Erdogan

Sunday, July 31st 2016, 20:13
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Tens of thousands of people in Germany turn out in support of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a rally that raises diplomatic tensions.
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Terror attacks dismay Afghan migrants in Istanbul

Saturday, July 30th 2016, 3:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, France France, Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

The latest terror attacks in Germany and France have left migrants in Turkey worried about their chances of reaching northern Europe.
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Hooligan stork riles German villagers

Friday, July 29th 2016, 9:34
related places: Berlin

An aggressive stork called Ronny attacks cars in a German village north of Berlin.
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Schweinsteiger quits German football team

Friday, July 29th 2016, 9:25

Germany and Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger retires from international football.
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Battling the backlog

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 23:41
related places: Bonn

As Angela Merkel defends Germany's policy on refugees, Chris Bowlby is given unique access to a new fast-track migrant processing centre in Bonn.
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Merkel rules out migrant policy reversal after attacks

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 12:58

German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects calls to change her refugee policy in the wake of recent terror attacks by asylum seekers.
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Germany must address fears after attacks, says Bavaria governor

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 14:52

The governor of Bavaria urges the German government to address public concerns about security and immigration after a spate of terror attacks.
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Ansbach explosion: Bomber pledged allegiance to IS

Monday, July 25th 2016, 20:55
related countries: Syria Syria

Video showing the Syrian man who blew himself up in Ansbach, Germany, pledging allegiance to so-called Islamic State is found on his phone, officials say.
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Monday, July 25th 2016, 16:53

The BBC's Frank Gardner looks at the reasons behind a recent spate of violent attacks in Germany, and what, if anything, links them.
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Ansbach eyewitness: 'I was screaming my sister's name'

Monday, July 25th 2016, 16:41
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Ansbach

An eyewitness describes the panic after a failed Syrian asylum seeker blew himself up in the German town of Ansbach.
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Ansbach explosion: Syrian asylum seeker blows himself up in Germany

Monday, July 25th 2016, 13:08
related places: Ansbach

A failed Syrian asylum seeker blows himself up and injures 15 other people with a backpack bomb near a festival in the south German town of Ansbach.
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Ansbach explosion: Syrian asylum seeker blows himself up

Monday, July 25th 2016, 10:02
related countries: Syria Syria

A failed Syrian asylum seeker has exploded a bomb outside a music festival in southern Germany, killing himself and wounding 12 other people.
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Munich shooting: David Sonboly 'planned attack for year'

Sunday, July 24th 2016, 21:02
related places: Munich

The gunman who killed nine people in Munich had planned his attack for a year and appeared to have bought his gun on the "dark net", German officials say.
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Germany machete attack: Syria migrant 'kills woman'

Sunday, July 24th 2016, 18:07
related countries: Syria Syria

A woman is killed and two other people injured in south-western Germany in a machete attack by a Syrian asylum-seeker, police say.
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Munich attack: Calls in Germany for tighter gun laws

Sunday, July 24th 2016, 11:04
related places: Munich

Senior German politicians urge stricter controls on the sale of guns in response to Friday's shooting attack in Munich, in which nine people were killed.
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Munich gunman 'obsessed with mass shootings'

Saturday, July 23rd 2016, 23:24
related places: Munich

The teenager who killed nine people in Munich was obsessed with mass shootings, including the Norwegian massacre by Anders Behring Breivik of 2011, German police say.
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Angela Merkel: 'We are in deep and profound mourning'

Saturday, July 23rd 2016, 13:32
related places: Munich

Angela Merkel says Germany is "in deep and profound mourning" after nine people were killed by a gunman in Munich.
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Munich shooting: Police appeal for video evidence

Saturday, July 23rd 2016, 9:31
related places: Munich

Police in the German city of Munich urge the public to submit any video evidence as they seek a motive for Friday's gun attack which killed nine people.
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Munich shooting: Manhunt after deadly attack at shopping centre

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 23:32
related places: Munich

German police launch a huge anti-terror manhunt in the city of Munich after nine people died in a shooting at a shopping centre.
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Theresa May and Angela Merkel on first impressions

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 17:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British PM Theresa May has said "we get on with the job" when asked what she thought of Germany's Angela Merkel.
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Germany baby deaths: Mother jailed for 14 years

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 16:02

A German woman is sentenced to 14 years in jail over the deaths of four newborn babies whose corpses were found in a house in Bavaria last year.
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German train stabbing: De Maiziere warns of lone attacks

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 13:40

Germans should be prepared for further attacks by small groups and individuals, a minister says, after a teenager wounded five people on a train.
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German train attack: Afghan knifeman 'wanted revenge' for friend's death

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 16:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Prosecutors in Germany say a teenager who attacked train passengers with an axe in Wuerzburg wanted revenge for the death of a friend in Afghanistan.
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German train attack: IS releases video of 'Afghan knifeman'

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 14:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The so-called Islamic State releases a video purporting to show an Afghan asylum seeker making threats before attacking passengers on a German train.
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Germany axe attack: Assault on train in Wurzburg injures HK family

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 5:36

A teenage Afghan refugee attacks passengers on a train in Germany with an axe and a knife, wounding four, before being shot dead by police.
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Crossword artwork filled in by German woman in museum

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 15:26

A 91-year-old woman is under investigation in Germany after filling in blank spaces on a crossword-themed artwork in a museum.
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Germany deplores rights violations at enclave in Chile

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 23:44
related countries: Chile Chile

German President Joachim Gauck deplores the human rights violations at a secretive colony of ethnic Germans in Chile in the 1960s and 1970s.
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German museum offers Lego exhibits

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 9:38

Plastic exhibition alongside traditional artefacts hopes to engage children.
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Berlin riot: 123 police injured in anti-gentrification protest

Sunday, July 10th 2016, 15:18
related places: Berlin

Police in Berlin say 123 officers were injured in clashes with leftist protesters over the redevelopment of a district in the east of the city.
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Germany rape law: 'No means No' law passed

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 17:47

Germany's parliament passes a new law defining rape, clarifying that "No means No", even if a victim did not fight back.
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Anti-Semitism row splits Germany's AfD populist party

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 15:11

The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party splits after a row over anti-Semitism sparked by the views of one of its lawmakers.
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Peggy Knobloch case: Remains in German wood 'probably' of missing girl

Monday, July 4th 2016, 16:27

Remains found by a mushroom forager in a German forest are "most probably" those of a nine-year-old girl who went missing 15 years ago, Bavarian's state prosecutor says.
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France beat Iceland to reach semi-final

Sunday, July 3rd 2016, 21:16
related countries: France France, Iceland Iceland

Euro 2016 hosts France thrash Iceland to set up a intriguing semi-final with world champions Germany.
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Euro 2016: Germany's Mario Gomez suffers hamstring injury

Sunday, July 3rd 2016, 17:27

Germany forward Mario Gomez will miss the rest of the European Championship with a hamstring injury.
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