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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 warms to Turkish EU bid

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 14:55
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

Germany pledges not to block Turkey's bid to join the EU, despite Chancellor Merkel's opposition to full membership for Ankara.
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Galileo sat-nav contracts announced

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 11:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Contracts worth one billion euros are awarded to build an operational satellite-navigation system for Europe.
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New year bug strikes German cards

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 16:22

Millions of Germans are facing problems using their credit and debit cards due to a new year software bug.
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German anti-Nazi leader dies aged 98

Monday, January 4th 2010, 11:16

A prominent member of the anti-Nazi resistance in Germany during World War II, Freya von Moltke, dies, aged 98.
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Secret mobile phone codes cracked

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 11:45

A German computer scientist publishes details of the secret code used to encrypt mobile phone conversations.
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Seven die in Italian avalanches

Monday, December 28th 2009, 3:45
related countries: Italy Italy

Avalanches in the Italian Alps kill seven people including four rescuers and a German teenager, emergency services say.
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Shopping joys in Europe's boutiques

Sunday, December 27th 2009, 11:56
related countries: France France, Italy Italy
related places: Berlin, Paris

Joanna Robertson samples the delights of her favourite independent shops and uncovers hidden gourmet gems in Paris, Rome and Berlin.
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Shalit mediator holds Gaza talks

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 15:35
related countries: Israel Israel

The German mediator trying to secure a deal for the release of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit visits Gaza, Hamas says.
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Germany refuses Nefertiti return

Tuesday, December 22nd 2009, 19:14
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Germany has said an ancient bust of Queen Nefertiti is too fragile to return to Egypt - even temporarily.
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Deutsche 'to spread bonus pain'

Friday, December 18th 2009, 15:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Germany's Deutsche Bank is considering spreading the impact of the UK's bonus tax among staff worldwide.
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German probe into Afghan strike

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 11:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Germany opens an inquiry into a strike in Afghanistan that killed up to 142 people, amid calls for the defence minister to resign.
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Polanski film to debut in Berlin

Tuesday, December 15th 2009, 13:24
related places: Berlin

Film-maker Roman Polanski's latest feature, The Ghost Writer, is to premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in February.
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Ballack plays down German chances

Monday, December 14th 2009, 17:45

Germany captain Michael Ballack says his side have been "too weak" in the build-up to next year's World Cup and are not among the favourites.
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Benitez hits back at Reds critics

Friday, December 11th 2009, 18:31

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez hits back at Jurgen Klinsmann and Graeme Sounness over their criticism of his record and the quality of the Reds' squad.
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Tigers maul trainer at German zoo

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 12:32

An animal trainer is in a critical condition in a German hospital after being attacked by three tigers during a show.
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Mass cannibalism clues uncovered

Sunday, December 6th 2009, 7:34

Archaeologists uncover signs of mass cannibalism at a 7,000-year-old human burial site in Germany.
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Germany overruled in custody case

Friday, December 4th 2009, 13:46

Germany plans to reform its custody laws after judges in Strasbourg ruled that a German father suffered discrimination.
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Germany 'faces new credit crunch'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 13:03

Germany faces another credit crunch if the banks do not start lending more, says Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle.
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German tycoon's stolen body found

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 12:32
related countries: Hungary Hungary

The stolen body and coffin of a German billionaire industrialist, Friedrich Karl Flick, are found in Hungary.
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Doherty sorry for 'Nazi' anthem

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 11:09

Pete Doherty apologises after being asked to leave a German stage for singing a verse of the German anthem with Nazi connotations.
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Demjanjuk lawyer denounces trial

Monday, November 30th 2009, 17:53

A lawyer for John Demjanjuk, on trial in Germany for mass murder at a Nazi death camp, accuses prosecutors of double standards.
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Demjanjuk tried for Nazi crimes

Monday, November 30th 2009, 15:17

A frail, former US carworker, accused of helping to murder 27,900 Jews at a Nazi death camp, goes on trial in Munich.
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Father charged for son's killings

Friday, November 27th 2009, 23:04
related places: March

The father of a German teenager who shot dead 15 people in March has been charged with manslaughter.
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German minister resigns over raid

Friday, November 27th 2009, 13:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Germany's Labour Minister Jung resigns amid allegations of a cover-up relating to a deadly Nato air strike in Afghanistan.
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Afghan raid: German general quits

Thursday, November 26th 2009, 12:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Germany's top soldier resigns over allegations of a cover-up related to a Nato air strike in Afghanistan that killed civilians.
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Court is kind to 'Robin Hood' banker who helped poor

Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 13:21

A German bank employee who transferred money illegally from rich to poor clients receives a suspended prison term.
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Found in a German garage: 'Hitler's Mercedes'

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 17:06
related countries: Russia Russia

A German car dealer working for a Russian billionaire claims he's located a Mercedes car which belonged to Adolf Hitler
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Germany 'immigrant contract' move

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 13:21

Germany is drawing up a contract to bind new immigrants to the country's values, says the commissioner for immigration.
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Mercedes confirm Rosberg capture

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 12:01
related places: Rosberg

German driver Nico Rosberg will race for the new Mercedes F1 team in 2010 but there is no news about the second driver.
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Easyjet sorry for Holocaust error

Friday, November 20th 2009, 18:14
related places: Berlin

Easyjet apologises after fashion photographs shot at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin were published in its in-flight magazine.
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European match-fix probe targets 200 games

Friday, November 20th 2009, 17:29

About 200 football ties are under investigation in what one Uefa official calls Europe's biggest match-fixing scandal.
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Rwanda seeks rebels' extradition

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 15:06
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda says two rebel leaders arrested in Germany on Tuesday, accused of war crimes, should be sent home to face trial.
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Credit card security breach fear

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 11:53
related countries: Spain Spain

Visa and Mastercard alert banks to a suspected credit card security breach in Spain amid a recall of cards in Germany.
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Germany in 'credit card recall'

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 11:18

Thousands of German credit cards are being replaced as banks fear data theft, German press reports say.
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Germany arrests top Rwanda rebels

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 17:52
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda Rwanda

German police arrest two leaders of the Rwandan Hutu FDLR militia on suspicion of crimes against humanity in DR Congo.
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'Ex-Nazi' charged with 58 murders

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 14:34

German prosecutors charge a 90-year-old alleged former Nazi with the killing of 58 Jewish forced labourers, officials say.
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Glock to lead new Manor F1 team

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 8:33

The new Manor team sign German Timo Glock as their lead driver for the 2010 season.
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Oil 'polluting South Sudan water'

Monday, November 16th 2009, 17:21
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A German aid agency accuses an oil consortium in southern Sudan of contaminating water supplies, affecting at least 300,000 people.
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Complaints after Germans asked to foot bill for fairground rescue

Monday, November 16th 2009, 13:46

German thrill-seekers say they were taken for a ride when they were charged for calling on the fire brigade to set them free from a fairground carousel.
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Thousands attend Enke's memorial

Sunday, November 15th 2009, 13:27
related places: Hannover

Tens of thousands of fans pay tribute to Germany's goalkeeper Robert Enke, who committed suicide earlier this week.
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Man on Crawford extortion charge

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 10:14

A German man is charged with trying to extort money from former supermodel Cindy Crawford over a photo of her daughter.
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Lion gets night-time tour after German thieves steal circus van

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 15:28

A lion goes on a night-time odyssey in Germany as thieves steal a circus van, apparently unaware of its cargo.
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Litvinenko killing charge dropped

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 11:41
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

German investigators drop their case against a suspect in the murder of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko in London.
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Egypt welcomes German life term

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 22:57
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's government welcomes a German court's life sentence for a man who murdered a pregnant Egyptian woman.
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Suicide keeper battled depression

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 22:03

The widow of Germany goalkeeper Robert Enke, who died after being hit by a train on Tuesday, says he fought depression for six years.
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'Justice served'

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 21:11
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt reacts to Germany's 'veil martyr' verdict
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German courtroom killer gets life

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 18:11
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A man is sentenced to life in jail after being convicted of murdering a pregnant Egyptian woman in a German courtroom.
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Tributes after German goalkeeper dies

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 13:21

German football reacts to the suicide of national team goalkeeper Robert Enke.
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New agendas

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 23:08

Leaders try to build on the Franco-German bond
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Somali pirates charged in Kenya

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 17:46
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia
related places: Mombasa

Seven Somalis, captured at sea by German naval forces last month, appear in court in the Kenyan port of Mombasa accused of piracy.
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Bendtner to undergo groin surgery

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 10:15

Arsenal confirm that striker Nicklas Bendtner will undergo minor groin surgery in Germany on Tuesday and is set be out for up to four weeks.
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Leaders' call to action in Berlin

Monday, November 9th 2009, 23:56
related places: Berlin

World leaders marking the 20th anniversary of the Berlin Wall's fall say the fight against injustice around the world must continue.
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Berlin celebrates fall of the Wall

Monday, November 9th 2009, 20:23

World leaders past and present join tens of thousands of Berliners marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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Activists break West Bank barrier to mark fall of Berlin Wall

Monday, November 9th 2009, 16:27
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Palestinian activists have marked the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall by knocking through a segment of the West Bank barrier.
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Chipping away - Sarkozy posts Facebook photo of Berlin Wall

Monday, November 9th 2009, 13:08
related countries: France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy posts a Facebook picture of himself at the Berlin Wall, saying he chipped away at it with a pickaxe.
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Where were you when the Wall fell?

Monday, November 9th 2009, 9:14
related places: Wall

World leaders joined thousands of people on Monday to mark 20 years since the Berlin Wall's fall. What did it mean to you?
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