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E. coli outbreak alarms Germany

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 11:41

Germany is alarmed at the scale of an E. coli outbreak which is thought to have killed three people and seems to affect young women in particular.
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VIDEO: Volcanic ash closes airports in Germany

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 1:37
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Germany has announced the closure of airports in the north of the country because of the spread of volcanic ash from an eruption in Iceland.
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Sixteen-year-olds vote in Germany

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 12:26
related places: Bremen

A state election in Bremen sees 16-year-olds allowed to vote for the first time in German history.
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Bronze Age battle site unearthed

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 6:38

Fractured human remains found on a German river bank could provide the first compelling evidence of a major Bronze Age battle.
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Europe needs 'common' IMF choice

Friday, May 20th 2011, 18:25

Germany's finance minister says Europe will decide soon on a common candidate as its choice to lead the IMF.
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AUDIO: Sex party for German insurance staff

Friday, May 20th 2011, 10:49
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

One of the world's biggest insurance companies organised an orgy with prostitutes for its top salesmen at a Hungarian spa. The German firm has confirmed that this happened in 2007.
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IMF urged to retain European head

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 20:42

Leading European voices say another European should lead the International Monetary Fund, following the resignation of Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
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Orgy reward for German insurer's star salesmen

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 13:16

A top German insurance company confirms to the BBC it held a party for salesmen in 2007 where prostitutes were offered to star salesmen.
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Bruni 'pregnancy' rumours swirl

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 9:15
related countries: France France

Rumours surround the possible pregnancy of French first lady Carla Bruni after a German newspaper quotes her father-in-law as saying she is expecting a baby.
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German hairdresser awarded best beard prize

Monday, May 16th 2011, 0:20
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Trondheim

German hairdresser Elmar Weisser wins the title of World's Best Beard for the third time at a contest in Trondheim, Norway.
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VIDEO: Azerbaijan celebrates Eurovision win

Sunday, May 15th 2011, 14:51
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan has celebrated winning this year's Eurovision Song Contest which was held in Düsseldorf, Germany.
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Azerbaijan takes Eurovision crown

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 23:25

Azerbaijan is crowned the winner of this year's Eurovision Song Contest, while the UK finishes in 11th place.
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Murray through to Rome last four

Friday, May 13th 2011, 12:02
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Andy Murray becomes the first British player to make the last four of Italy's premier tournament since 1932 after beating Florian Mayer.
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Live - Murray v Mayer

Friday, May 13th 2011, 11:50
related countries: Italy Italy

Andy Murray beats Germany's Florian Mayer 1-6 6-1 6-1 to be the first Briton to reach the Rome Masters semi-finals.
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Jedward win Eurovision final spot

Friday, May 13th 2011, 8:43
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Irish teenage twins Jedward will compete in the Eurovision Song Contest final in Germany after winning through Thursday's qualifying stage.
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VIDEO: Demjanjuk guilty of Nazi murders

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 20:54

A German court has found John Demjanjuk guilty of helping to murder more than 28,000 Jews at a Nazi death camp in World War II.
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Demjanjuk guilty of Nazi murders

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 16:21

A German court convicts John Demjanjuk of helping to murder more than 28,000 Jews as a Nazi camp guard - but he will be released pending a possible appeal.
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VIDEO: Demjanjuk guilty of Nazi murders

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 11:02

A German court has convicted 91-year-old John Demjanjuk of acting as an accessory to murder as a Nazi death camp guard.
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Verdict due in Nazi suspect case

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 9:48

A German court is expected to give its verdict in the case of alleged Nazi camp guard John Demjanjuk, accused of helping to murder 27,900 Jews.
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German plagiarism row MEP quits

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 21:37

Silvana Koch-Mehrin resigns as vice-president of the European Parliament - a second senior German politician to have fallen victim to plagiarism claims.
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Denmark to restore border control

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 16:07
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Sweden Sweden

Denmark, part of the Schengen zone of border-free travel in Europe, is to re-impose some controls amid pressure from the right.
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Merkel could back Draghi for ECB

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 13:02
related countries: Italy Italy

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, tells a newspaper she "could support" Italy's Mario Draghi as the next ECB head.
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VIDEO: German exports highest ever

Monday, May 9th 2011, 15:59
related places: March

New figures show German exports surged in March to their highest ever, as the growing global economy lifted demand for its products and services
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Secret of success

Monday, May 9th 2011, 14:21

What lies behind Germany's all-time export high?
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German exports hit all-time high

Monday, May 9th 2011, 8:23
related places: March

German exports surged in March to their highest level since records began, fuelled by the growing global economy.
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Bardot's ex-husband kills himself

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 17:40

Gunter Sachs, legendary German-born playboy and former husband of Brigitte Bardot, kills himself at the age of 78.
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VIDEO: Lawyers chase Eichmann files

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 12:24

As the world marks the anniversary of VE Day - when in 1945 Nazi forces surrendered - there is a legal fight brewing in Germany over attempts to release the files of Adolf Eichmann, who played a prominent role in the Holocaust.
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Ex-German minister 'plagiarised'

Friday, May 6th 2011, 15:47
related places: Guttenberg

Former German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg "deliberately" plagiarised his doctoral thesis, a university investigation finds.
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Wozniacki falls to Goerges again

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 12:16
related countries: Spain Spain

Germany's Julia Goerges beats world number one Caroline Wozniacki for the second time in two weeks to reach the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open.
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Rwanda rebels on trial in Germany

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 16:59
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda Rwanda
related places: Stuttgart

The trial of two Rwandan rebel leaders accused of masterminding atrocities in DR Congo - the first of its kind - starts in Stuttgart in Germany.
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Nuclear dilemma

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 23:21

German retreat from atomic power sparks fresh angst
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Germany and France power eurozone

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 9:16
related countries: France France

German and French manufacturing continues to expand, but worries about "periphery" economies continues.
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VIDEO: German anger over labour influx

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 1:34

Rallies to mark Labour Day in Germany have been marred by protests at opening of the labour market to workers from countries which joined the EU in 2004.
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Celtic lady

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 1:13

Taking apart a princess's grave in the Celts' German heartland
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Germany allays labour influx fear

Sunday, May 1st 2011, 21:33

The German government tries to reassure workers their pay won't be undercut by an expected influx of workers from central and eastern Europe.
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VIDEO: Berlin suffers wild boar invasion

Sunday, May 1st 2011, 7:38
related places: Berlin

People in Berlin are growing used to the sight of wild boar in the streets, as increasing numbers of them come into the city to look for food.
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German plot 'ordered by al-Qaeda'

Saturday, April 30th 2011, 16:44

One of the three men arrested in Germany on Friday on suspicion of planning a bomb attack received orders from al-Qaeda to carry out an attack, prosecutors say.
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Germany arrests al-Qaeda suspects

Friday, April 29th 2011, 15:04

German police arrest three suspected al-Qaeda members who officials say posed a "concrete and imminent" threat.
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Daimler reveals strong profits

Friday, April 29th 2011, 7:40
related countries: China China

German luxury car maker Daimler has unveiled a first-quarter net profit of 1.18bn euros, boosted by strong sales in China.
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Doors thrown open

Friday, April 29th 2011, 7:25

Germany expects surge of Poles into job market
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Giggs and Rooney seal Man Utd win

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 20:36
related places: Schalke

Manchester United take a giant step towards the Champions League final with a 2-0 last-four first-leg victory against a woeful Schalke side in Germany.
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Protests urge end to atomic power

Monday, April 25th 2011, 16:37
related countries: France France

Thousands of people in France and Germany call for an end to nuclear power on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.
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State prosecutors quiz Ecclestone

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 16:46

German state prosecutors confirm questioning Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone over the 2006 sale of the sport's commercial rights.
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VIDEO: Germany's annual office chair race

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 4:37

The third Office Chair Racing Championships have taken place in the German resort town of Bad Koenig.
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No commitment from Nato summit

Friday, April 15th 2011, 21:38
related countries: France France, Libya Libya
related places: Berlin

A Nato meeting of foreign ministers on Libya fails to secure a commitment to send more combat aircraft for strikes on Col Gaddafi's regime.
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VIDEO: Berlin's abandoned WWII bunkers

Friday, April 15th 2011, 12:57

Exploring Berlin's forgotten bomb shelters that have not been seen since World War II
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New plagiarism probe in Germany

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 15:28
related places: Mehrin

The thesis of a top German politician - liberal Silvana Koch-Mehrin - is probed after plagiarism claims, in a case echoing the scandal that hit an ex-minister.
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VIDEO: Libya crisis poses dilemma for Nato

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 6:29
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Berlin

Foreign ministers from Nato countries are gathering for talks in Berlin, with the crisis in Libya at the top of the agenda.
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Quick on the draw

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 0:41

The rival German pencil firms innovating to survive
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Federer eases past Kohlschreiber

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 14:34

World number three Roger Federer eases through to the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters after a convincing win over German Philipp Kohlschreiber.
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Van Gaal sacked by Bayern Munich

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 10:47

Louis van Gaal is sacked as coach by Bayern Munich with immediate effect, the German club have confirmed.
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Pile-up in freak German sandstorm

Saturday, April 9th 2011, 8:07

A freak sandstorm sweeps across a motorway in northern Germany causing a multiple pile-up and leaving eight people dead.
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3D WWII footage to be shown on TV

Friday, April 8th 2011, 9:49

3D footage of World War II, showing a German anti-aircraft crew in 1943, is to be shown on TV for the first time.
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VIDEO: Young German jockey rides a cow

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 12:51

A teenage girl in Germany has taken to riding an unusual mount after her parents refused to buy her a horse.
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VIDEO: Calls for release of Chinese artist

Monday, April 4th 2011, 21:39
related countries: China China, France France

France and Germany have called for the immediate release of a Chinese artist and dissident, detained in China.
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France, Germany in artist appeal

Monday, April 4th 2011, 15:05
related countries: China China, France France
related places: Beijing

France and Germany have called for the immediate release of Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, detained by authorities in Beijing as he tried to board a flight.
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Merkel ally quits as her deputy

Monday, April 4th 2011, 9:26

Germany's Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle quits as head of the liberal Free Democrat Party (FDP) and as deputy to Chancellor Merkel.
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VIDEO: Electronic tags to track footballers

Sunday, April 3rd 2011, 3:14

Scientists in Germany are developing a technology which can track every minute movement of football players and the ball so that performance can be analysed.
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Referee stops German league match

Friday, April 1st 2011, 22:13
related places: Schalke

The Bundesliga game between St Pauli and Schalke on Friday is halted in the 88th minute after a linesman is hit by a plastic cup full of beer.
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Polar bear Knut died of drowning, experts say

Friday, April 1st 2011, 14:29

German polar bear Knut drowned when he fell into a pool of water in his enclosure, after collapsing due to swelling of the brain, experts say.
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German state sued by nuclear firm

Friday, April 1st 2011, 9:45

German energy giant RWE takes legal action against the state of Hesse after being ordered to close a nuclear power plant.
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VIDEO: 'Message in bottle' answered in Russia

Friday, April 1st 2011, 5:42
related countries: Russia Russia

A German boy who tossed a message in a bottle off a ship in the Baltic Sea some 24 years ago has now received an answer.
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'Bomb plot' at Borussia Dortmund

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 21:32

German police say they have detained a 25-year-old man after three suspected explosive devices were found outside Borussia Dortmund's stadium.
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Chinese 'ran Germany euro scam'

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 10:34
related countries: China China

Police in Germany arrest six people - four of them ethnic Chinese - over alleged forgery of euro coins worth about 6m euros (£5.3m).
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