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Blue to sing for UK at Eurovision

Sunday, January 30th 2011, 11:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pop group Blue will represent the UK in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest in Germany, it is announced.
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German train crash leaves 10 dead

Sunday, January 30th 2011, 4:22
related places: Magdeburg

At least 10 people are reported dead after a passenger train collided with a goods train near Magdeburg.
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German train crash leaves 10 dead

Sunday, January 30th 2011, 2:08
related places: Magdeburg

At least 10 people are reported dead after a passenger train collided with a goods train near Magdeburg.
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Tricky jigsaw

Saturday, January 29th 2011, 1:32

Nine years' work to glue bombed statues of German Indiana Jones
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Germany's Afghan mission extended

Friday, January 28th 2011, 16:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Peacekeeping in Afghanistan receives a double boost as Germany extends its mission and the Netherlands approves a new one.
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Germany halts Aids fund payment

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 15:50

Germany suspends its annual payments to the UN-backed Global Fund against Aids, tuberculosis and malaria, following claims of corruption.
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Roma appeal marks Holocaust Day

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 11:21

The first Roma guest of honour at Germany's official Holocaust remembrance day ceremony says his people face new threats.
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Downfall producer Eichinger dies

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 0:36

German film producer Bernd Eichinger, who worked on films including Downfall, The Neverending Story and The Name of the Rose, dies in Los Angeles at the age of 61.
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German naval cadets 'mistreated'

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 17:35

A senior German MP says he has been told of "many distasteful things" on board a training ship at the centre of mutiny allegations.
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Greece to sue Siemens for bribery

Monday, January 24th 2011, 23:16
related countries: Greece Greece

The Greek government indicates it will take legal action against German industrial firm Siemens for allegedly bribing officials.
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Babel agrees move to Hoffenheim

Monday, January 24th 2011, 21:43
related places: Hoffenheim

Liverpool confirm that Ryan Babel will fly to Germany on Tuesday to confirm his move to Bundesliga side Hoffenheim.
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Germany leads services expansion

Monday, January 24th 2011, 11:04

Strong growth in Germany is helping the eurozone's services sector to expand in January, according to early data from a survey.
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Luxury car crashes into house

Monday, January 24th 2011, 3:03

Police are investigating after a pursuit in Germany ended up with a car embedded in the side of a house.
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Berlin competes in fashion stakes

Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 2:15

Berlin Fashion Week has just finished with an emphasis on youthful, grungy, styles.
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German star dies after breast op

Friday, January 21st 2011, 13:37

German tabloids mourn reality TV star Carolin "Sexy Cora" Berger, who died in a coma after her sixth breast operation.
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German business confidence rises

Friday, January 21st 2011, 11:35

German business confidence rose to a new high in January, a survey says, taking analysts by surprise.
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German navy 'mutiny' investigated

Friday, January 21st 2011, 11:25
related countries: Argentina Argentina

A German navy ship is ordered to dock in Argentina for investigation after reports of a mutiny in November following the death of a cadet.
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Memorial for World Cup oracle octopus

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 23:47
related places: Oberhausen

Paul, the German octopus famous for correctly predicting each of Germany's 2010 World Cup matches, has been given his own permanent memorial, three months after his death at the Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen.
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German al-Qaeda fighter 'killed'

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 13:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A German al-Qaeda militant who threatened to attack the country has been killed in Afghanistan, fellow militants say.
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German guilty of US spider smuggling

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 20:42
related countries: United States United States

A German man admits smuggling live tarantulas into the US after prosecutors said he made $295,000 (£184,548) in the illegal trade.
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Germany raises growth forecast

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 12:41

Germany increases its growth forecast for 2011 to 2.3%, with the previously sluggish domestic demand expected to pick up.
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Sarkozy in Alsace 'German' gaffe

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 11:21
related countries: France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy makes a gaffe while addressing farmers in a French border region, saying he is "in Germany".
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After Hitler

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 11:30

How German intelligence kept in touch with fugitive war criminals
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Rwandan genocide trial in Germany

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 10:11
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

The trial of a former Rwandan mayor accused of ordering the massacres of Tutsis during the country's 1994 genocide opens in Germany in the first such case in the country.
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More farms shut in dioxin scare

Saturday, January 15th 2011, 22:24

Germany shuts over 900 poultry and pig farms, as fears over the contamination of dioxin in animal feed continue.
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Spain seeks arrest of Demjanjuk

Friday, January 14th 2011, 16:01

Spain's High Court requests an international arrest warrant for John Demjanjuk, on trial in Germany accused of being a guard at a Nazi death camp.
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Germany tightens fodder controls

Friday, January 14th 2011, 12:39

Germany announces tighter rules for producing animal feed after the dioxin scandal which hit egg and pork production.
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German jailed for Somaliland porn

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 18:17

A German man is sentenced to four years in prison for making pornographic films in the breakaway Somaliland republic.
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Alonso wary of Schumacher threat

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 13:55

Fernando Alonso singles out Michael Schumacher as his biggest rival for this year's world championship crown, despite the German's poor 2010 season.
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Acid tanker sinks on Rhine in Germany

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 10:29

A tanker carrying 2,400 tonnes of sulphuric acid has sunk on the Rhine in Germany and police say two crew members are missing.
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Travolta to receive German honour

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 17:15
related countries: United States United States

US actor John Travolta is to receive one of Germany's top entertainment honours, the Golden Camera.
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China acts on German dioxin scare

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 11:00
related countries: China China

China has banned imports of German pork and egg goods after a dioxin contamination scare.
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Del Potro return ends in Sydney

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 10:52

Juan Martin del Potro sees his comeback from injury stall with defeat by Germany's Florian Mayer at the Sydney International.
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German economy rebounds in 2010

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 9:38

The German economy rebounded strongly in 2010, growing by 3.6%, according to the national statistics office.
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German food contamination in pork

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 22:21

German investigators looking into the contamination of animal feed with dioxin say it has now been found in pork.
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Opossum becomes new media star

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 20:51

A crossed-eyed opossum at a German zoo has managed to attract tens of thousands of fans on Facebook.
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Germany to slaughter dioxin pigs

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 11:29

The focus of Germany's dioxin scandal switches from poultry to pigs with news that hundreds are to be slaughtered.
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Cross-eyed opossum becomes internet star

Monday, January 10th 2011, 18:07

A cross-eyed opossum in an eastern German zoo has become a media star, inspiring a song and a stuffed toy, ahead of a public debut in July.
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German cities flooded after thaw

Monday, January 10th 2011, 11:36

Rivers in many parts of Germany burst their banks, flooding several cities, because of melting winter snow.
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Germany pledges to act on dioxins

Sunday, January 9th 2011, 18:06

The German government calls for tough action against those responsible for introducing a toxic chemical into livestock feed.
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Man City complete Dzeko signing

Friday, January 7th 2011, 22:14
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
related places: Wolfsburg

Manchester City complete the £27m signing of Bosnian international striker Edin Dzeko from Wolfsburg.
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Feed dioxins 'at 77 times limit'

Friday, January 7th 2011, 18:17

Tests on a contaminated German animal feed ingredient suggest it contained more than 77 times the approved amount of the toxic chemical dioxin.
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Dioxin farm eggs exported to UK

Friday, January 7th 2011, 15:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Eggs from German farms where animal feed has been contaminated by dioxins have been used in some British cakes and quiches, the BBC has learned.
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Germany probes dioxin feed firm

Friday, January 7th 2011, 13:20
related places: March

German officials investigate possible "illegal activity" after a company allegedly supplied 25 animal feed makers with 3,000 tonnes of contaminated fatty acids, triggering a health scare.
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Dioxin scare shuts German farms

Friday, January 7th 2011, 8:22

Officials shut 4,700 farms in Germany amid a scandal over animal feed contaminated with the poisonous chemical dioxin.
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German eggs sent to UK and Holland

Friday, January 7th 2011, 6:37
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Holland

Eggs from German farms where animal feed has been contaminated by dioxins have been sent to the UK and the Netherlands.
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Germany's FDP 'under pressure'

Friday, January 7th 2011, 5:35

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's embattled coalition ally Guido Westerwelle has defended the record of his Free Democrats (FDP) in a defiant speech.
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Ice causes German transport chaos

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 13:21
related places: Berlin

Ice on Germany's roads leads to a severe accident in the south-west while Berlin declares a state of emergency.
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Germany to end military conscription

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 10:32

Germany has started the process of ending conscription - the biggest shake-up of its military since World War II.
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German egg contamination abroad

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 6:27
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

There are fears that eggs that could have been contaminated with toxic chemicals in Germany may have been shipped to the Netherlands last month.
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Coffee spill blamed for causing hijack alert

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 16:17
related countries: Canada Canada

A pilot's spilled coffee is blamed for activating a hijacking alert and prompting a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Germany to stop in Canada.
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German dioxin worse than feared

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 15:08

Some 3,000 tonnes of an animal feed additive sold in Germany have been found to contain dioxin traces, the government says.
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Food contamination alert in Germany

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 7:22

Eggs have been withdrawn from sale in Germany as a cancer causing chemical is found in chicken feed.
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UK 'lured official to his arrest'

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 19:17
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Mongolian security services official is due in court in the UK to fight extradition to Germany amid claims he was lured to Britain to be arrested.
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Germans warned about tainted eggs

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 19:05

Germans have been urged to keep an eye out for eggs that may have been tainted by animal feed contaminated by toxic dioxin.
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Porsche shares up on merger hopes

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 18:34
related countries: United States United States

Shares in German carmaker Porsche jump after a US judge dismisses a lawsuit that threatened to de-rail a planned merger with Volkswagen.
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Force for change

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 13:25

Germany's last conscripts start army service
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Germany calls up last conscripts

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 12:26

Germany calls up its last batch of military conscripts as the country's armed forces prepare for radical reforms.
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Eurozone manufacturing picks up

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 11:00

The eurozone's manufacturing sector ended 2010 enjoying strong growth with Germany leading the way, a survey has indicated.
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Iran 'must free German reporters'

Sunday, January 2nd 2011, 11:49

More than 100 prominent Germans appeal for the release of two journalists held in Iran after interviewing the son of a woman sentenced to die.
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Iran stoning woman 'to sue reporters'

Saturday, January 1st 2011, 22:49
related countries: Iran Iran

The Iranian woman convicted of adultery and helping her lover murder her husband says she is to sue two German journalists arrested after interviewing her son.
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West attacks Khodorkovsky 'abuse'

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 22:26
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US, UK and Germany deplore the sentencing of former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky to six more years in jail for fraud.
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