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News: Germany

We have started to collect the most important news related to Germany in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Germany: news

Owner faces huge bill as pet cobra comes to sticky end

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 13:36

A venomous snake is found dead in western Germany after its escape triggered an extensive three-week hunt.
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German troops kill Afghan soldiers

Sunday, April 4th 2010, 0:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Five Afghan soldiers are killed and three injured by German troops in an incident in northern Afghanistan, Nato says.
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German Church 'needs fresh start'

Friday, April 2nd 2010, 16:56

A German archbishop says he hopes Good Friday will be a new start for the Catholic Church after child abuse claims.
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Germans killed in Afghan attack

Friday, April 2nd 2010, 15:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Three German soldiers have been killed in clashes with the Taliban in northern Afghanistan, military officials say.
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Daimler admits worldwide bribery

Thursday, April 1st 2010, 21:35
related countries: United States United States

German carmaker Daimler pleads guilty to US corruption charges and agrees to pay $185m (£121m) to settle the case.
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Fulham 2-1 Wolfsburg

Thursday, April 1st 2010, 21:19
related places: Wolfsburg

Fulham take a narrow lead to Germany for the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final following a hard-fought victory over Wolfsburg.
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Church abuse hotline in Germany

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 3:34

Germany's Catholic Church launches a hotline for victims of sexual abuse, following a string of allegations.
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EU row sours Merkel's Turkey trip

Monday, March 29th 2010, 17:29
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The German chancellor repeats her belief that Turkey is not suitable for EU membership, during a visit to Turkey.
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Egypt's Mubarak flies back home

Saturday, March 27th 2010, 16:38
related countries: Egypt Egypt

President Mubarak arrives back in Egypt after surgery in Germany to remove his gall bladder and a growth from his small intestine.
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Deal reached over Greece's debts

Friday, March 26th 2010, 3:04
related countries: Greece Greece

Eurozone states agree on a safety net involving IMF help for debt-laden Greece - a move that may bolster the euro.
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Merkel stands firm on IMF rescue

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 12:26
related countries: Greece Greece

Chancellor Angela Merkel tells German MPs she will insist the IMF is involved if debt-ridden Greece needs to be bailed out.
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Money row

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 0:50
related countries: France France, Greece Greece
related places: Eu

Greek crisis reveals French-German rift over EU economy
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Hewitt on Europe

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 10:01
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek crisis strains Franco-German alliance
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Daimler charged in bribery probe

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 23:58
related countries: United States United States

The US accuses German car giant Daimler of bribing 22 governments in order to win contracts worth tens of millions of dollars.
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German retirees guilty of kidnap

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 16:15
related countries: United States United States

Four German pensioners are found guilty of kidnapping the financial adviser they blamed for US investments that went awry.
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'Self-justice'

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 15:14

German pensioners who took financial adviser captive
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Ex-SS man given life for murders

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 11:36
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A German court sentences an 88-year-old former member of the Nazi SS to life in jail for the 1944 murder of three Dutch civilians.
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Boeing criticises Airbus aid plan

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 8:17

Aerospace giant Boeing criticises German plans to give a 1.1bn euro loan to help Airbus develop its A350 passenger plane.
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Germany warns against Firefox use

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 16:44

The German government has warned against the use of the Firefox web browser, echoing a prior warning against Explorer.
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Berlin poker heist suspect seized

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 16:07
related places: Berlin

German police arrest the suspected mastermind of a dramatic armed robbery at a Berlin poker tournament.
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Germany 'to impose banking levy'

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 13:48

The German government plans to impose a levy on banks to protect taxpayers from the costs of state-funded bail-outs.
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Consortium wins big weather prize

Friday, March 19th 2010, 14:09

A Franco-German consortium will enter into negotiations for a 1.3bn-euro contract to build Europe's next weather satellites.
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Fulham handed Wolfsburg encounter

Friday, March 19th 2010, 12:26
related places: Wolfsburg

Fulham will face German champions Wolfsburg in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.
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Oldest taboo

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 12:44

Will be Pope be damaged by child abuse scandal?
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Dresden WWII toll put at 25,000

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 11:35
related places: Dresden

Up to 25,000 people died in the Allied bombing of Dresden in 1945 - fewer than often estimated, an official German report says.
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Merkel backs eurozone exclusions

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 22:00

Germany's chancellor says the eurozone should find a mechanism to exclude a member if necessary amid the crisis over Greece.
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Convicted German priest suspended

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 10:01

A German priest convicted of molesting boys in 1986 is suspended after breaching a ban on working with children.
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Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 0:00

Impotence is a strong predictor of heart attack and death among high risk patients, say German researchers.
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Germany's Deutsche Telekom sets sex quotas

Monday, March 15th 2010, 11:52

Germany's Deutsche Telekom introduces gender quotas to fill 30% of senior jobs with women by the end of 2015.
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Wembley's secret

Monday, March 15th 2010, 6:01

How German POWs helped build an English icon
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Vatican defends Pope in abuse row

Saturday, March 13th 2010, 19:12

The Vatican denounces efforts to involve the Pope in a child abuse scandal dating back to his time as archbishop in Germany.
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Spoil sports?

Saturday, March 13th 2010, 15:55
related places: Berlin

The rules children must obey in Berlin, Paris, Rome and NY
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Pope's diocese 'rehoused abuser'

Friday, March 12th 2010, 21:45

The Pope once unwittingly approved housing for a priest accused of child abuse, his former diocese in Germany says.
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Pope defends celibacy of priests

Friday, March 12th 2010, 17:37

Pope Benedict XVI defends celibacy for Catholic priests, amid a new controversy about child sex abuse in Germany.
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'Murdered soul'

Friday, March 12th 2010, 13:35

German campaigner tells of childhood Catholic abuse
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Live text - England v Germany

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 12:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's men take on Germany in the semi-finals of the Hockey World Cup, having reached the last four for the first time since 1986.
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Vatican accused over German abuse

Monday, March 8th 2010, 18:01

A German minister criticises the Vatican for a "wall of silence" over recently emerged sexual abuse allegations.
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Gang robs Berlin poker tournament

Saturday, March 6th 2010, 22:25
related places: Berlin

Armed robbers storm a luxury Berlin hotel hosting a poker tournament, reportedly stealing the $1.1m jackpot.
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Surgery on Mubarak 'successful'

Saturday, March 6th 2010, 14:27
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak undergoes successful surgery at a German clinic for an inflamed gall bladder, state media say.
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Greece 'not seeking finance aid'

Friday, March 5th 2010, 18:56
related countries: Greece Greece

German leader Angela Merkel says eurozone stability is 'assured', as Athens sees its most violent protests over spending cuts.
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North-south rift

Friday, March 5th 2010, 9:00
related countries: Greece Greece

Germany wary of footing bill for bailing out Greece
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Sell your islands, Germans tell hard-up Greece

Thursday, March 4th 2010, 14:32
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece should sell some uninhabited islands to cut its huge debt, political allies of the German chancellor say.
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EU watchdog condemns Commission

Thursday, March 4th 2010, 14:06

The EU's watchdog body castigates the European Commission in a row over access to letters from the German carmaker Porsche AG.
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Islamists plotted German bombings

Thursday, March 4th 2010, 11:55
related countries: United States United States

A German court convicts four Islamist militants of plotting what a judge called Germany's 9/11 against US targets.
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German court orders data deletion

Tuesday, March 2nd 2010, 14:57

Vast amounts of telephone and e-mail data held in Germany must be deleted, the country's highest court rules.
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Live - Winter Olympics day 14

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 16:44

Canada and Norway win through to the men's curling final, while Canada beat USA 2-0 in the women's ice hockey final in Vancouver.
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German drink-driving bishop quits

Wednesday, February 24th 2010, 16:05

The head of Germany's Protestant Church, Bishop Margot Kaessmann, resigns, four days after being caught drink-driving.
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India court snub for luxury Gandhi pen

Wednesday, February 24th 2010, 13:49
related countries: India India

German pen maker Montblanc apologises to an Indian court for a $25,000 pen which critics say is disrespectful of Mahatma Gandhi.
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Canada into ice hockey quarters

Wednesday, February 24th 2010, 5:31
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada's men thrash Germany to set up a potentially thrilling ice hockey quarter-final against Russia at the Winter Olympics.
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German bishop admits drink-driving

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010, 15:33

The head of Germany's Protestant church admits driving while three times over the legal alcohol limit.
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Lufthansa pilots suspend strike

Monday, February 22nd 2010, 19:43

A strike by pilots at Germany's national airline Lufthansa is suspended with union officials agreeing to resume negotiations.
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Tell-tail sign: pet dog leads police to master's hiding-place

Monday, February 22nd 2010, 16:52

The excited pet dog of a German man on the run from the law leads police to his master's hiding place in a cupboard.
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Polanski wins Berlin film award

Saturday, February 20th 2010, 20:20
related places: Berlin

Roman Polanski wins the Silver Bear for best director at the Berlin Film Festival for his new political thriller, The Ghost Writer.
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Live - Winter Olympics day seven

Thursday, February 18th 2010, 16:49

Amy Williams of Great Britain leads the women's skeleton as ice hockey, curling and men's figure skating end a packed day of action in Vancouver and Whistler.
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One dead in German school attack

Thursday, February 18th 2010, 12:12
related places: Ludwigshafen

An assailant kills a teacher in a rampage at a school in the western German city of Ludwigshafen, police say.
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Berlin children win right to be noisy

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 19:15
related places: Berlin

Children in the German capital Berlin win the right to be exempt from strict laws on noise pollution.
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German trapped on ski lift raises alert by setting fire to cash

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 15:32
related countries: Austria Austria

A German snowboarder stranded in the Austrian Alps for six hours is rescued after attracting attention by setting fire to his cash.
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