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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

Mixed memories

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 2:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK veterans recall their part in Berlin Airlift 60 years ago
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Web murderer given life sentence

Monday, May 11th 2009, 13:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An internet stalker from Germany who stabbed a British student after becoming obsessed with his girlfriend is jailed for life.
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Berlin rules out saving Opel jobs

Sunday, May 10th 2009, 11:22

Germany's economy minister says his government couldn't afford to save every threatened job at carmaker Opel.
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Germany moves to outlaw paintball

Saturday, May 9th 2009, 0:12
related places: March

Germany plans to ban combat games like paintball and laser-tag, following a deadly school shooting in March.
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'Nazi guard' ordered to surrender

Friday, May 8th 2009, 21:09
related countries: United States United States

A man wanted in Germany for Nazi war crimes is ordered by US authorities to surrender to an immigration office for deportation.
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Fears over Opel plant 'very big'

Friday, May 8th 2009, 20:56

The head of the German state that is home to Opel's threatened engine plant says his fears for its future are now "very, very big".
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Factory closure?

Friday, May 8th 2009, 9:28

German Opel workers fear a Fiat takeover
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US court rejects Demjanjuk plea

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 20:37
related countries: United States United States

The US Supreme Court rejects a plea by Nazi war crimes suspect John Demjanjuk to block his deportation to Germany.
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Carmakers Porsche and VW to merge

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 22:30

Luxury carmaker Porsche agrees to merge with larger German manufacturer Volkswagen in a new car group.
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German ship hijacked by pirates

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 9:50

Pirates in the Gulf of Aden seize a German-owned cargo ship with a crew of about 10, officials say.
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German court disappoints newly-weds with triple-barrel name ban

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 18:02

Germany's highest court upholds a law which makes it illegal for anyone to use more than two hyphenated last names.
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Fiat confirms Opel deal interest

Monday, May 4th 2009, 1:12
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian carmaker Fiat will hold talks with German ministers to discuss a takeover of Opel - the German business of GM.
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Workers march in May Day rallies

Friday, May 1st 2009, 9:00

May Day marchers are protesting over the global economic crisis - violence has already been seen in Germany and Turkey.
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Germany resists CAP transparency

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 12:23

Germany is resisting a European Union move to publish details of who receives the EU's generous farm subsidies.
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France urges Mexican flight ban

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 16:05
related countries: Mexico Mexico

France says it will request an EU-wide ban on all flights to Mexico, source of the swine flu outbreak.
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Mexico to re-test swine flu cases

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 10:09
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Stricter tests for swine flu reduce the number of confirmed deaths in Mexico, but authorities say 159 are likely to have been killed.
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Daimler to give up Chrysler stake

Monday, April 27th 2009, 22:13

German carmaker Daimler has reached a deal to give up its 19.9% stake in Chrysler, the company says.
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'Suicide bid' in abandoned children's case

Sunday, April 26th 2009, 7:13
related countries: Italy Italy

A German man attempts to kill himself after he and his girlfriend abandoned three children at a restaurant in Italy, reports say.
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Pizzeria children 'abandoned over money'

Friday, April 24th 2009, 9:50
related countries: Italy Italy

A German couple who left three children in an Italian pizzeria have told police they fled because they had no money, reports say.
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Italian police find German couple

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 15:51
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian police say they have found a German couple who vanished in northern Italy on Sunday, leaving three children behind.
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German economy 'to shrink by 6%'

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 13:41

The German economy will shrink by 6% this year according to a forecast from the country's leading economic think tanks.
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'Germany's 9/11' plot trial opens

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 13:57

German prosecutors say four suspected Islamists were plotting to match 9/11, as their trial opens in Duesseldorf.
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German star in HIV case released

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 18:09

A singer from a German girl band arrested on suspicion of infecting a partner with HIV is released from custody.
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Israeli-Swiss row over racism talks

Monday, April 20th 2009, 12:16
related countries: United States United States

Israel recalls its ambassador to Switzerland over talks with Iran's leader, who is attending an anti-racism conference in Geneva.
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Sorry German football team makes novel offer to disappointed fans

Sunday, April 19th 2009, 3:51

A German football team says sorry to fans by reimbursing the cost of their tickets after another defeat away from home.
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Germany breaks up child porn ring

Thursday, April 16th 2009, 17:42

German police target a child pornography network suspected of involving thousands of people in more than 90 countries.
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Germans protest over pig patent

Thursday, April 16th 2009, 14:58

German pig farmers and green campaigners urge the recall of a patent for a genetic method used to breed meatier pigs.
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US soldier gets life for Iraq deaths

Thursday, April 16th 2009, 14:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A US Army master sergeant convicted of the 2007 murder of four Iraqi detainees is sentenced to life in jail.
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'Nazi guard' deportation blocked

Wednesday, April 15th 2009, 1:12
related countries: United States United States

An 89-year-old US man suspected of Nazi war crimes is granted a last-minute stay of deportation after being detained.
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German star arrested in HIV case

Tuesday, April 14th 2009, 19:30

A singer from a German girl band has been arrested on suspicion of infecting a partner with HIV, a prosecutor's office says.
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US 'set to detain' Nazi suspect

Tuesday, April 14th 2009, 17:37
related countries: United States United States

John Demjanjuk, accused by Germany of Nazi war crimes, is set to be held by the US prior to deportation, his lawyer says.
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US dismisses 'Nazi guard' appeal

Friday, April 10th 2009, 14:42
related countries: United States United States

US officials reject a suspected Nazi death-camp guard's appeal against deportation from the US to Germany.
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German government in Hypo offer

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 8:39

The German government launches a takeover offer for troubled lender Hypo Real Estate but some investors are not keen to sell.
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Two die in German court shooting

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 11:52

A man opens fire in a court in southern Germany, killing a woman before apparently shooting himself.
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Pirates 'seize German cargo ship'

Sunday, April 5th 2009, 18:54
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Somalia Somalia

Somali pirates have hijacked a 20,000-tonne German container ship in the Indian Ocean, a merchant mariners' group reports.
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'Nazi guard' deportation blocked

Saturday, April 4th 2009, 1:24
related countries: United States United States

A US judge blocks an order to deport an alleged Nazi concentration camp guard, ahead of his extradition to Germany.
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Nato struggles to name new head

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 22:42
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Nato leaders meeting in Germany fail to agree on Denmark's Anders Fogh Rasmussen as the alliance's new secretary general.
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Clothing verboten at Germany's first nudist-only hotel

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 12:28

Nudists can look forward to the opening of a new hotel in Germany, where clothes are strictly forbidden.
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Germany bans 'Nazi youth group'

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 10:29

Germany bans a far-right group for allegedly organising activities promoting racist and Nazi ideology among young children.
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German jobless rate rises

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 8:49

Germany's unemployment rate hits 8.6% as the global downturn continues to tighten its grip on Europe's largest economy.
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'DNA bungle' haunts German police

Thursday, March 26th 2009, 19:08

German police admit a suspected serial killer hunted for 15 years may never have existed, after a possible DNA blunder.
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World uber-view as Germans build biggest model railway

Tuesday, March 24th 2009, 23:19

Uber-view German brothers build biggest model railway
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German far-right leader on trial

Tuesday, March 24th 2009, 13:06
related places: Berlin

The head of Germany's far-right National Democratic Party goes on trial in Berlin charged with racial incitement.
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Germany mourns shooting victims

Saturday, March 21st 2009, 15:12
related places: Winnenden

Tens of thousands of people gather in the German town of Winnenden for a memorial service for the 15 victims of a shooting.
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Live text - Uefa Cup draw

Friday, March 20th 2009, 10:29
related places: Hamburg

Manchester City are drawn to play German side Hamburg in the quarter-finals of the Uefa Cup.
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German teenager 'killed for fun'

Wednesday, March 18th 2009, 22:33

The teenager who attacked a German school and shot 15 people said he was doing it "for fun", a witness recounts.
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Short shrift

Wednesday, March 18th 2009, 18:29
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

Germany and France to resist EU summit splurge
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Smuggler's car found crawling with trapdoor spiders

Monday, March 16th 2009, 16:45
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

German customs officials detain a Swiss man trying to smuggle more than 160 large trapdoor spiders into the country.
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Funeral for German school victim

Saturday, March 14th 2009, 21:13
related places: Winnenden

Hundreds of German mourners attend the first funeral of a victim of the Winnenden school massacre, a schoolgirl aged 16.
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Germany gunman 'had depression'

Friday, March 13th 2009, 16:39

The German teenage gunman who killed 15 people on Wednesday shot a man at a psychiatric clinic where he was to be treated.
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Dutch arrest Mafia murder suspect

Friday, March 13th 2009, 10:19
related countries: Italy Italy, Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Amsterdam, Duisburg

Amsterdam police arrest the main suspect in the gangland killing of six Italian men in the German city of Duisburg in August 2007.
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Doubt over German gunman warning

Thursday, March 12th 2009, 23:25

German police say a message apparently warning of a school shooting which left 16 people dead may have been faked.
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German industrial output plunges

Thursday, March 12th 2009, 13:35

Factory output in the world's largest exporter fell by a record 7.5% in January, its biggest drop since reunification in 1990.
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German probe into school shooting

Thursday, March 12th 2009, 9:38

Flags are flown at half-mast across Germany after a teenage gunman killed 15 people, including nine pupils at his former school.
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