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Cologne police 'could not cope'

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 21:57
related places: Cologne

An internal police report reveals officers "could not cope" with the volume of attacks in Cologne on New Year's Eve, German media say.
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Q: Does Donald Trump think Paris is in Germany? A: Probably not

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 17:18
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The Republican presidential candidate's tweet prompted a wave of derision online. But it seems most may simply have misunderstood what he meant.
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Call for rethink after Cologne attacks

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 15:22
related places: Cologne

Police in Germany must adjust their tactics following attacks on women in Cologne on New Year's Eve, a senior official says.
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VIDEO: 'I thought they could kill us, and nobody notice'

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 7:02
related places: Cologne

Investigations are continuing as more women report that they were sexually assaulted during New Year's Eve celebrations in Cologne and other German cities.
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Police under fire over Cologne attacks

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 18:23
related places: Cologne

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere strongly criticises police handling of gang sex attacks on young women in Cologne on New Year's Eve.
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Protest over Cologne attacks on women

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 8:16
related places: Cologne

Hundreds of people protest in the German city of Cologne over sexual assaults and thefts carried out by groups of men on New Year's Eve.
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Drowned man put wife's head in concrete

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 20:14
related countries: Austria Austria

A German man strangled and dismembered his wife then drowned himself in an Austrian lake with her head in a concrete block, police say.
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Cologne sex attacks disgust Merkel

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 18:41
related places: Cologne

German Chancellor Angela Merkel voices outrage at the sexual assaults and thefts that male gangs inflicted on women in Cologne on New Year's Eve.
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VIDEO: Commuters hit by Swedish border checks

Monday, January 4th 2016, 17:19
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Sweden Sweden

Denmark has tightened its border controls with Germany, hours after Sweden imposed similar measures to deter migrants entering from Denmark.
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Denmark latest to impose border controls

Monday, January 4th 2016, 13:48
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Sweden Sweden

Denmark tightens its border controls with Germany, just hours after Sweden imposed similar measures to reduce the flow of migrants from Denmark.
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Former Wigan defender Gohouri dies

Saturday, January 2nd 2016, 17:33

Former Ivory Coast defender Steve Gohouri is found dead in Germany at the age of 34.
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Can cool Berlin survive gentrification?

Saturday, January 2nd 2016, 0:21
related places: Berlin

Can Germany's capital retain its cool?
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VIDEO: Fears ease after Munich terror alert

Friday, January 1st 2016, 18:45
related places: Munich

German officials say there is no sign of any imminent terror attack, after an alert that shut down two Munich railway stations on New Year's Eve.
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Munich tension over 'IS plot' eases

Friday, January 1st 2016, 12:54
related countries: France France
related places: Munich

German officials see no sign of any imminent terror attack, after an alert closed two Munich railway stations on New Year's Eve.
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Munich alert over 'IS attack threat'

Friday, January 1st 2016, 7:07
related places: Munich

Police in Munich evacuated two major railway stations after an intelligence agency warned Germany of an imminent attack, officials say.
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Merkel says migrants offer opportunity

Thursday, December 31st 2015, 10:34

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to use her New Year's speech to urge Germans to see the influx of refugees as an opportunity for the future.
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Leaders reinforce Ukraine peace deal

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 17:16
related countries: Belarus Belarus, France France, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Minsk

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine agree the Minsk peace deal for Ukraine must be fully implemented in 2016.
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German town bans fireworks near migrants

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 13:54
related places: Arnsberg

The German town of Arnsberg bans New Year firework displays around migrant and refugee shelters to avoid triggering traumatic flashbacks.
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Man dies in German condom robbery

Monday, December 28th 2015, 14:39

A man died on Christmas Day after blowing up a condom dispenser with a homemade bomb in a botched robbery, police say.
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The East German team that refused to die

Monday, December 28th 2015, 0:52

How a football team refused to give up as its country was dying
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VIDEO: The girl who fled Syria in a wheelchair

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 12:50
related countries: Syria Syria

2015 - The year of the migrant: How one girl fled Syria in a wheelchair and the welcome she received in her new life in Germany.
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Arson fear in German refugee home fires

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 12:06

Twelve people are hurt in a suspected arson attack on neighbouring refugee hostels in the south German region of Bavaria.
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German man 'must destroy naked images'

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 19:55

Germany's highest court orders a man to destroy intimate photos and videos of his ex-partner because they violate her rights to privacy.
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Conductor Kurt Masur dies at 88

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 20:51
related countries: United States United States

Kurt Masur, the German conductor who led the New York Philharmonic orchestra for 11 years, dies in the US at the age of 88.
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Migrant crisis: Is Germany far right rise echo of the past?

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 0:02

Is far-right rise in German city an echo of the past?
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Jobless in Germany: Migrants' next challenge

Friday, December 18th 2015, 13:25

The next challenge for refugees and migrants
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Migrant crisis dominates as EU meets

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 18:00
related countries: Turkey Turkey

EU leaders are gathering in Brussels for an end-of-year summit focused on tackling Europe's migrant crisis.
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Bayer sued in Germany over pill risks

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 12:52

A German woman is suing pharmaceuticals giant Bayer, claiming its contraceptive pill Yasminelle caused her to suffer a pulmonary embolism.
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German charged over 'Nazi tattoo'

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 16:16

A German man is charged with incitement to hatred after he was pictured with a tattoo apparently of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp at a swimming pool.
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Net giants agree hate speech deal

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 18:11

Facebook, Google and Twitter agree a deal with Germany under which they will remove hate speech posted on their websites within 24 hours.
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Merkel: Migrant crisis 'historic test'

Monday, December 14th 2015, 15:14

German Chancellor Angela Merkel describes the migrant crisis as a "historic test" for Europe as she addresses her party colleagues.
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Germany in nuclear fusion 'milestone'

Friday, December 11th 2015, 18:10

A German nuclear fusion experiment produces a special super-hot gas which scientists hope will eventually lead to clean, cheap energy.
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Germany 'hunts man over Paris attacks'

Friday, December 11th 2015, 17:04
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

German security services are searching for a man wanted in connection with last month's terror attacks in Paris, German media reports say.
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EU sues Germany over car coolant

Friday, December 11th 2015, 10:34

The EU Commission sues Germany because the carmaker Daimler still uses a coolant chemical deemed harmful to the environment.
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German court lets off 'Sharia police'

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 12:00

A German court rules that Islamists who patrolled a city's streets as "Sharia police" did not break the law and will not be prosecuted.
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S Koreans held over 'exorcism' death

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 10:30
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Frankfurt

German police arrest five relatives of a South Korean woman who died in an apparent exorcism ritual in a Frankfurt hotel room.
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Merkel is Time 'Person of the Year'

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 16:29

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is named Time Magazine's "Person of the Year", for her leadership role in Europe's migrant and debt crises.
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Neo-Nazi suspect denies role in attacks

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 13:11

A German woman accused of being part of a neo-Nazi cell which killed 10 people has denied any involvement in the murders in her first statement to the court.
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VIDEO: Russia donates puppy to France

Monday, December 7th 2015, 22:42
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Russia has donated a German Shepherd puppy to France after a police dog was killed in an anti-terror raid following November's attacks in Paris.
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Germany on course for 1m asylum-seekers

Monday, December 7th 2015, 14:20

New figures show Germany has registered 964,574 new asylum-seekers in the first 11 months of the year, putting it on course for more than a million in 2015.
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VIDEO: Apprenticeships for refugees in Germany

Monday, December 7th 2015, 6:47

One of Germany's largest companies is offering apprenticeships to young people who arrive in the country as refugees.
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VIDEO: German charity gives gifts to refugees

Sunday, December 6th 2015, 19:46
related places: Mulheim

Refugees in Mulheim, west Germany, received boxes of presents made by volunteers at a local charity.
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VIDEO: Cargo ship destroys railway bridge

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 18:19
related places: Ems

A cargo ship rammed a railway bridge spanning the Ems river in northwest Germany.
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Germany backs Syria anti-IS mission

Friday, December 4th 2015, 21:01
related countries: Syria Syria

Germany's parliament votes in favour of sending military support in the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria.
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Five-year odyssey for missing Chihuahua

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 16:52

A runaway Chihuahua dog is reunited with its owners after going missing in Germany five years ago.
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Many German Tornadoes 'not airworthy'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 11:20
related countries: Syria Syria

Only 29 of Germany's 66 Tornado jets are airworthy, a defence ministry report has revealed, ahead of a Bundestag vote on action in Syria.
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Hitler's Mein Kampf to be republished

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 0:56

Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf with critical notes by scholars is to be republished in Germany next month - for the first time since the end of WWII.
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Volkswagen US sales fall by 25%

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 17:33
related countries: United States United States

German carmaker Volkswagen sees its US sales fall by 25% in November as a result of the continuing emissions scandal.
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Penguin zoo death baffles German police

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 16:07
related places: Dortmund

Police in the German city of Dortmund investigate the death of one penguin and the disappearance of two others from the local zoo.
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German cabinet approves IS mission

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 11:04
related countries: Syria Syria

The German cabinet backs plans for military support in the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and MPs are expected to vote this week.
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Hamburg says 'No' to 2024 Olympics

Monday, November 30th 2015, 11:12
related places: Hamburg

Residents of the German city of Hamburg vote against hosting the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in a referendum.
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French PM warns on refugee numbers

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 19:08
related countries: France France

European countries cannot accept so many refugees, says France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls before a meeting with Germany's Angela Merkel.
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Beethoven disrupts anti-migrant rally

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 2:59
related places: Mainz

German police take legal action against theatre staff in the city of Mainz for disrupting an anti-foreigner rally by singing Beethoven's Ode to Joy.
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Europe on high security alert

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 20:57
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Eight alleged members of so-called Islamic State suspected to have been travelling to Germany are arrested, Turkish officials say amid security concerns across Europe.
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Merkel backs decision to cancel match

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 15:36
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says it was right to cancel Tuesday's night football match between Germany and Netherlands amid security fears.
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Germany friendly called off

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 21:02
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Hannover

Germany's friendly with the Netherlands on Tuesday is called off after a bomb threat at Hannover stadium.
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VIDEO: Dutch and German fans on stadium scare

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 19:38
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Fans react after Germany's friendly with the Netherlands on Tuesday was called off because of security concerns.
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VIDEO: 'I was saved by my mobile phone'

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 17:45
related countries: France France
related places: Stade

Around 80,000 fans were gathered to watch France play Germany in the Stade de France when bombers detonated devices outside the stadium.
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VIDEO: Fans sing La Marseillaise as stadium clears

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 17:37
related countries: France France
related places: Stade

Around 80,000 fans were gathered to watch France play Germany in the Stade de France when suicide bombers detonated devices outside the stadium.
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Babies' bodies found in German home

Friday, November 13th 2015, 17:25
related places: Wallenfels

German police say the bodies of eight babies - wrapped in towels and put in plastic bags - have been found in a flat in a town in the southern Bavaria state.
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US jails German ex-sniper over plot

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 23:53
related countries: Liberia Liberia, United States United States

A former German sniper is sentenced to 20 years in prison for conspiring to kill a US federal agent on behalf of drugs traffickers in Liberia.
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VW sets whistleblower deadline

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 18:38

German carmaker VW sets a 30 November deadline for staff whistleblowers to come forward about its diesel emissions test cheating.
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VIDEO: The skilled diplomacy of Helmut Schmidt

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 23:04

Former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt - who led the country from 1974 to 1982 - has died aged 96, his office says.
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