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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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Germany confirms five Zika virus cases

Friday, January 29th 2016, 12:52

Five people in Germany have the Zika virus, having visited Latin America and the Caribbean in recent months, German health officials say.
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Germany moves to cut asylum claims

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 22:45
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Tunisia Tunisia

Germany unveils plans to add Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia to its list of safe countries, as it tightens rules on dealing with an influx of migrants.
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Konta hopes ended by Kerber in semis

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 5:40
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Briton Johanna Konta's Australian Open run ends with defeat by German seventh seed Angelique Kerber in the semi-finals.
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Germany warns Russia over 'rape' case

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 19:55
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Germany accuses Russia of politicising a case involving the alleged rape of a teenage girl by migrants, which Moscow accuses Berlin of a cover-up.
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Russia steps into Berlin 'rape' storm

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 18:47
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Berlin

Russia accuses Germany of migrant sex attack cover-up
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PM and Merkel agree progress made on EU

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 5:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

PM David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel speak on the phone and agree progress has been made on Britain's renegotiation with the EU, Number 10 says.
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VIDEO: The German POWs who picked US potatoes

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 0:53
related countries: United States United States

The German prisoners of war who harvested US potatoes
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VIDEO: POWs who picked potatoes in Maine

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 22:56

Kay Bell looks back at the German prisoners of war who picked potatoes in Maine.
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Germany holds Syrian over UN kidnapping

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 15:49
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus, Stuttgart

A Syrian man has been arrested in the south German city of Stuttgart on suspicion of helping to kidnap a UN peacekeeper in Damascus, prosecutors say.
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Germans uneasy with migrant influx

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 7:25

Migrant influx causes fear and unease in Germany
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VIDEO: Is Germany's attitude to migrants changing?

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 23:09
related places: Cologne

Gas pistols, pepper spray and other items used in self-defence are in high demand in Germany, following the sexual assaults in Cologne on New Year's Eve.
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German 'IS jihadist' in terror trial

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 11:30

A man accused of taking part in a special torture unit set up by so-called Islamic State goes on trial amid high security in Duesseldorf.
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Car hub Stuttgart asks for auto ban

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 22:03
related places: Stuttgart

Residents of one of Germany's foremost car manufacturing bases are urged to leave their vehicles at home after smog breaches maximum safe levels.
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Ageing German radicals 'botched raid'

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 18:30
related places: Bremen

Militants from the far-left Red Army Faction (RAF) - once notorious for murders in Germany - carried out a failed armed robbery near Bremen, police say.
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VIDEO: Drone lands on moving car in Germany

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 14:48

Roboticists in Germany have taught a drone how to land itself on a car travelling at 75 km/h (47mph).
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German man faces trial over Auschwitz

Monday, January 18th 2016, 14:48

A 95-year-old former SS man will go on trial in Germany next month, accused over the mass murder of Auschwitz inmates.
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Queen Rania hits back at Charlie Hebdo

Saturday, January 16th 2016, 15:28
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Syria Syria

Queen Rania of Jordan publishes a cartoon as a riposte after French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo linked the drowned Syrian child Alan Kurdi with sex attacks in Germany.
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Migrant men banned from German pool

Friday, January 15th 2016, 18:09
related places: Cologne

A town near Cologne in Germany bans male asylum seekers from a public swimming pool after complaints from women of sexual harassment.
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Bavarian mayor buses refugees to Merkel

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 21:00
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Berlin

A Bavarian mayor angry about Germany's asylum policy sends a busload of Syrian migrants to Chancellor Angela Merkel's office in Berlin.
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Hebdo called racist over Kurdi cartoon

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 17:57
related countries: France France

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo faces a backlash after depicting drowned migrant boy Alan Kurdi as an adult committing a sex assault in Germany.
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Cologne attacks put spotlight on Germany's N African migrants

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 7:59
related places: Cologne

Cologne sex attacks put spotlight on N African migrants
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Germany to shake up deportation process

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 14:06
related places: Leipzig

Germany announces plans to make it easier to throw out foreign criminals after the New Year's Eve attacks on women in Cologne.
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Cologne attackers 'were migrant men'

Monday, January 11th 2016, 15:01
related places: Cologne

The men behind New Year's Eve assaults on women in Cologne were "almost exclusively" of North African and Arab origin, an official report says.
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Chinese investors buy German firm

Monday, January 11th 2016, 5:15
related countries: China China

A group of Chinese investors have bought one of Germany's largest machinery suppliers, KraussMaffei, for €925m ($1bn; £694m).
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Poland summons German ambassador

Sunday, January 10th 2016, 16:22
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland criticises German politicians for what it calls "anti-Polish" comments but will not say which comments or politicians.
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Sunday, January 10th 2016, 2:39
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

German police say a man shot dead as he attacked a police station in Paris this week had lived in a shelter for asylum seekers in Germany.
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Clashes at Cologne anti-migrant demo

Saturday, January 9th 2016, 20:50
related places: Cologne

German police use water cannon against anti-migrant protesters, amid controversy about a wave of assaults on women - some of them by migrants.
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Merkel proposes tougher migrant laws

Saturday, January 9th 2016, 19:38
related places: Cologne

Germany's chancellor proposes making it easier to deport asylum-seekers who commit crimes, after sex attacks on women in Cologne lead to protests.
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VIDEO: Water cannon used at Cologne protests

Saturday, January 9th 2016, 17:07
related places: Cologne

German police have used water cannon against anti-immigrant protesters from the far-right Pegida movement. Counter-demonstrations were held by feminist groups over violence against women in the city.
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Living the good life in Berlin's allotments

Saturday, January 9th 2016, 2:17
related places: Berlin

How hipsters are moving into Germany's allotments
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