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Germany seeks to jail Chile sect doctor

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 23:26
related countries: Chile Chile

German prosecutors ask a court to enforce a prison sentence passed on a doctor convicted in Chile of child sex abuse at a secretive commune.
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Fire ravages German refugee hub

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 12:55

A large fire has broken out at a convention centre used a major hub for refugees in the western German city of Duesseldorf.
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VIDEO: Refugees boost German cricket teams

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 6:03

Germany's recent influx of migrants has led to an unexpected boom in cricket - a sport which is rarely played in the country.
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Migrants bring love of cricket to Germany

Monday, June 6th 2016, 23:18

Asian migrants give cricket a boost in Germany
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Death threats amid Germany-Turkey row

Monday, June 6th 2016, 11:32
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A German MP of Turkish origin, Cem Ozdemir, condemns death threats he says he received over Germany's recognition of the Ottoman Turks' massacre of Armenians as genocide.
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Lightning-hit rock festival cancelled

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 7:18

The final day of the sell-out Rock am Ring music festival in Germany is cancelled after lightning injures at least 70 fans, organisers say.
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'Genocide' row 'won't wreck Turkey ties'

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 9:44
related countries: Turkey Turkey

German MPs' vote to recognise the 1915 massacre of Armenians as genocide will not wreck ties with Turkey, PM Binali Yildirim says.
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Turkey recalls envoy in 'genocide' row

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 17:30
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey recalls its ambassador in anger, after German MPs recognise the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as 'genocide'.
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VIDEO: Five drown at home in Europe floods

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 16:15

Heavy rains across Europe have left at least 10 people dead, most of them in Germany.
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Germany defies Turkey over 'genocide'

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 14:08
related countries: Armenia Armenia, Turkey Turkey

German MPs recognise the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915 as "genocide", prompting Turkey to recall its ambassador in anger.
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German councillor 'tied asylum-seeker'

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 11:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq

German media say a councillor for Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats is one of a group of men who tied a young Iraqi asylum-seeker to a tree after threatening a shop worker.
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Five dead in Germany and France floods

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 6:26
related countries: Austria Austria, France France

At least five people are dead and dozens of towns are inundated by flooding across France and Germany, authorities say.
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Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 10:14

Germany's top court rules in favour of a hip-hop artist in a copyright dispute with the pioneering electro-pop band Kraftwerk.
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Boateng finds neighbour comment 'sad'

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 3:38

German footballer Jerome Boateng says comments by a right-wing politician that most Germans would not want him as a neighbour are "sad".
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VIDEO: Cars buried amid deadly German floods

Monday, May 30th 2016, 21:42

Four people have died in floods in southwestern Germany after torrential rain in the past 24 hours.
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Germany floods: Four dead in south-west

Monday, May 30th 2016, 16:08

Four people die in floods in southwestern Germany after torrential rain overnight.
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Leaders mark Verdun with EU unity plea

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 16:36
related countries: France France
related places: Verdun

The leaders of France and Germany mark the 100th anniversary of the WW1 battle of Verdun in northern France with a call for European unity.
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'Boateng insult' sparks row in Germany

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 13:48

Comments by a senior leader of Germany's right-wing AfD party about football star Jerome Boateng are widely condemned as racist.
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VIDEO: Europe hit by lightning strikes

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 6:03
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Lightning strikes have caused serious injuries to several people, at a park in Paris, and a football match in Germany.
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Lufthansa to suspend Venezuela flights

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 3:48
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The German airline, Lufthansa, says it will suspend flights to Venezuela from next month due to growing economic difficulties in the country.
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VIDEO: German MP hit by chocolate cake

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 22:00

A German opposition leader, Sahra Wagenknecht, has a chocolate cake shoved in her face in an apparent protest over her stance on migrants.
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German words tie US Spelling Bee again

Friday, May 27th 2016, 6:29
related countries: United States United States

The words "Feldenkrais" and "Gesellschaft" make Jairam Hathwar and Nihar Janga co-champions of the US Spelling Bee, the third tie in a row.
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VIDEO: Germany's push to integrate migrants

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 18:47

Germany has announced plans for an immigration act to integrate more than one million migrants.
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Pegida row over non-white Kinder photos

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 9:46

Anti-Islam protesters in Germany complain about non-white children's photos on Kinder chocolates - but the images are childhood photos of the national football team.
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German AfD walks out of Muslim meeting

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 15:20

The German right-wing party AfD walks out of a meeting with a Muslim council.
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Merkel 'concern' on Turkey immunity law

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 15:03
related countries: Turkey Turkey

German Chancellor Angela Merkel expresses "deep concern" to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over a new law lifting immunity for MPs.
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Bayer in $62bn bid to buy Monsanto

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 10:10

German drugs and chemicals company Bayer makes a $62bn offer for Monsanto, in a takeover bid that would create the world's biggest agricultural supplier.
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Dead German may have been serial killer

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 16:32
related places: Frankfurt

A 67-year-old man who died in 2014 could have been behind at least six murders in the Frankfurt area in the 1970s and 1990s, German police say.
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Court rules against part of Erdogan poem

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 17:44
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Erdogan

A German court bans a German comic from repeating parts of an obscene poem he wrote about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Munich pub 'must host' right-wing rally

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 10:47
related places: Munich

A Munich beer hall where Adolf Hitler launched his political career is told to overturn a ban on right-wing party Alternative fuer Deutschland.
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Germany to annul convictions of gay men

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 14:19

Germany is set to annul the convictions of gay men under a law criminalising homosexuality that was applied zealously in post-WWII West Germany.
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'Erdogan-Burgers' back on German menu

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 12:25
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Cologne, Erdogan

"Erdogan-Burgers" will be sold by a restaurant in Cologne again, after closing for three days because of threats by Turkish nationalists.
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Deadly knife attack at German station

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 12:47
related places: Munich

A man who killed a commuter in a knife attack at a railway station near Munich suffered from psychological and drug problems, officials say.
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Afghan teens build new lives in Germany

Monday, May 9th 2016, 9:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

River helps Afghan boys adapt to Germany
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VIDEO: Young refugees find new lives in Germany

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 23:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Syria Syria

Young refugees from Afghanistan and Syria have fled war to find a new life in Germany.
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Fans brawl at wheelchair basketball game

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 16:08
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A brawl at a wheelchair basketball match in Germany between rival Turkish supporters leaves seven fans needing treatment in hospital.
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Cologne sex attack charge dismissed

Friday, May 6th 2016, 14:53
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Cologne

A judge in the German city of Cologne dismisses sexual assault charges against an Algerian man, in the first trial over sexual crimes at New Year celebrations.
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Several hurt in Frankfurt shooting

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 17:46
related places: Frankfurt

At least three people were wounded, two seriously, when shots were fired at a cafe in the German city of Frankfurt.
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German right leader fined in race trial

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 22:02

The founder of the German anti-Islam movement, Pegida, is convicted of inciting racial hatred.
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German pair 'tortured women to death'

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 17:34

A couple in north-western Germany used dating adverts to lure two women to their home then tortured them to death, police say.
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Satirist says Merkel 'filleted' him

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 15:59
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A German comedian under investigation for mocking the Turkish president accuses Angela Merkel of "serving" him up to a "despot".
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Berlin airport 'whistleblower poisoned'

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 13:46
related places: Berlin

German prosecutors investigate allegations that a senior engineer was poisoned in relation to an ongoing corruption scandal hanging over Berlin's new airport.
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German party adopts anti-Islam policy

Sunday, May 1st 2016, 14:48

The German right-wing Alternative fur Deutschland adopts an explicitly anti-Islam policy at a party conference marred by clashes.
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German party congress marred by clashes

Saturday, April 30th 2016, 18:54
related places: Stuttgart

Clashes erupt at the start of a meeting of Germany's right-wing Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) party, with hundreds of protesters detained.
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Ex-Auschwitz death camp guard 'ashamed'

Friday, April 29th 2016, 13:19

A former Auschwitz Nazi death camp guard apologises at his trial in Germany to victims, saying he feels "ashamed" of his work at a "criminal organisation".
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Cologne drives reform of sex attack laws

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 11:21
related places: Cologne

German MPs debate new laws to give women more protection from sexual violence, after the New Year's Eve assaults in Cologne caused outrage.
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Computer viruses infect nuclear plant

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 11:05

A German nuclear power plant has been found to be infected by several different computer viruses.
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Migrant Crisis: Changing attitudes of a German city

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 23:09

Changing attitudes in one German refugee city
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Surprise removal of German spy chief

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 10:33

The head of Germany's foreign intelligence service, Gerhard Schindler, is to leave his job early amid reports that he was forced out.
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Merkel visits migrants in Turkish camp

Saturday, April 23rd 2016, 18:47
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Germany's Angela Merkel and top EU officials visit a migrant camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, as they seek to bolster a controversial EU-Turkey deal.
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VIDEO: Merkel visits Turkey migrant camp

Saturday, April 23rd 2016, 16:37
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and top EU officials are visiting a migrant camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, as they seek to bolster a controversial EU-Turkey deal.
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Germans rally against US-EU trade deal

Saturday, April 23rd 2016, 13:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hannover

Thousands of people have protested in the German city of Hannover against a proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal.
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VW increases emissions bill to €16.2bn

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 18:11

Volkswagen sets aside billions more to cover emissions scandal costs as German carmakers agree to recall 630,000 diesels.
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German beer law celebrates 500 years

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 11:52

Why Germans think their beer is best
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German refugees 'occupy' far-right videos

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 16:25

German YouTube users searching for anti-immigration videos are being shown adverts of refugees talking about the prejudices they encounter.
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Germany asks Belgium to shut reactors

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 14:31
related countries: Belgium Belgium

German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks calls for the temporary closure of two nuclear reactors in Belgium, but her request is turned down.
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Woman 'imprisoned by mother for years'

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 17:18

Police in southern Germany say a woman found by officers during an eviction may have been held captive by her mother for years.
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German far-right leader in race trial

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 11:46

The founder of Germany's anti-Islamist Pegida movement goes on trial in Dresden on hate speech charges.
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Berlin police break up vegan party

Monday, April 18th 2016, 13:03
related places: Berlin

So many people throng the opening of Berlin's Dandy Diner vegan restaurant that police intervene to disperse them.
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VIDEO: Taiwanese team stack up gold medals

Monday, April 18th 2016, 11:46
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The speed stacking team from Taiwan have returned to training after winning 11 gold medals at the world championships in Germany.
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Fraudsters 'scamming' German healthcare

Monday, April 18th 2016, 10:35

Care staff from the former Soviet Union may be defrauding German healthcare providers of €1bn a year, according to reports.
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EU ministers in surprise Libya visit

Saturday, April 16th 2016, 22:24
related countries: France France, Libya Libya
related places: Eu

The French and German foreign ministers make an announced visit to Libya, in a show of support by the EU for the country's new UN-backed government.
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Putin apology for Panama Papers error

Friday, April 15th 2016, 12:10
related countries: Panama Panama, Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia's President Putin apologises for erroneously claiming that German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung was owned by the US bank Goldman Sachs.
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VIDEO: The president versus the satirist

Friday, April 15th 2016, 10:35
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The BBC's Mark Lowen in Turkey and Damien McGuinness in Germany assess the row over a German TV comic who has come under fire for reciting an obscene poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Turkish row over satirist stirs German free speech fears

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 23:36
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey satire row stirs German free speech fears
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