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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

WWI French battleship found

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 10:33
related countries: France France

A French battleship sunk by Germany in 1917 is discovered in remarkable condition on the Mediterranean Sea bed.
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Germany drafts bank takeover law

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 11:36

The German cabinet agrees on a draft law that will allow it to temporarily nationalise troubled banks.
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German FM begins first Iraq visit

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 11:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad, Berlin

Germany's foreign minister arrives in Baghdad, the first such visit since Berlin opposed the US-led invasion in 2003.
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Peru film wins Berlin Golden Bear

Saturday, February 14th 2009, 21:46

Peruvian film The Milk of Sorrow wins the Berlin Film Festival's coveted Golden Bear award for best picture.
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Europe hit by economic slowdown

Friday, February 13th 2009, 15:01

European economies contracted in the fourth quarter of 2008, with some countries registering the worst figures in decades.
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Cultural keystone

Thursday, February 12th 2009, 15:20

How Berlin's artist squatters hope to turn landlords
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Barman tried over fatal tequila

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 14:35
related places: Berlin

A Berlin barman goes on trial accused of having served a 16-year-old boy 45 tequila shots, which killed him.
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Documents show how German trickery won Queen Nefertiti

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 12:28

Documents suggest a German archaeologist used trickery to smuggle home a famous sculpture of Queen Nefertiti.
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Documents show how German trickery won Queen Nefertiti

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 12:28

Documents suggest a German archaeologist used trickery to smuggle home a famous sculpture of Queen Nefertiti.
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Gaza activist is freed by Egypt

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 10:10
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A German-Egyptian blogger is released by Egypt, after earlier being detained during a rally in support of Palestinians in Gaza.
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German judges study Lisbon Treaty

Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 16:20
related countries: Portugal Portugal

German ministers defend the EU's Lisbon Treaty during a hearing at the country's constitutional court.
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German economy minister resigns

Monday, February 9th 2009, 11:42

The German government moves to replace Economy Minister Michael Glos, following his surprise resignation.
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Gaza activist detained in Egypt

Monday, February 9th 2009, 0:18
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

A German-Egyptian activist has been detained north of Cairo during a rally in support of Palestinians in Gaza.
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Germany warns Iran over sanctions

Saturday, February 7th 2009, 15:39
related countries: Iran Iran

Germany warns Iran it would back tougher sanctions if efforts to stop Tehran acquiring nuclear weapons break down.
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Censored

Saturday, February 7th 2009, 1:09

Reprints of Nazi-era press stir German controversy
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Deutsche sees first annual loss

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 9:53

Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, says it made its first annual loss last year after being hit by the financial crisis.
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Nazi camp doctor 'died in 1992'

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 20:38

Top Nazi fugitive Aribert Heim, known as "Doctor Death", has been dead since 1992, German television reports.
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Six-nation talks to discuss Iran

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 4:12
related countries: France France, Iran Iran, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Representatives of Britain, the US, Germany, France, China and Russia are to hold talks on Iran's nuclear programme.
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German troops 'to be based in France'

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 17:51
related countries: France France

German troops will be based in France for the first time since WWII, under plans reportedly being drawn up.
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Merkel joins Papal Holocaust row

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 16:03

The German chancellor says the Vatican must clear up its position over the readmission of a Holocaust-denying bishop.
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Porsche scales back worker hours

Friday, January 30th 2009, 16:11

Germany's Porsche becomes the latest car company to cut back its worker hours amid falling global demand.
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Somali pirates seize German ship

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 13:51
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A German ship with 13 crew on board is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, a maritime group says.
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VW lays off 800 workers in Mexico

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 10:18
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Puebla

German carmaker Volkswagen is to cut 800 jobs at its Mexican plant in Puebla, the site that produces the new Beetle model.
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Untouched flat gives glimpse into pre-reunification East Germany

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 22:43
related places: Leipzig

A flat apparently untouched since before the fall of the Berlin Wall is discovered in the German city of Leipzig, German media report.
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Cutting calories by a third may improve memory, researchers say

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 7:42

Reducing what you eat by nearly a third may improve memory, according to German researchers.
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German ex-high-flyer in tax trial

Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 16:46

The former head of German postal giant Deutsche Post, Klaus Zumwinkel, is on trial for tax evasion.
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Ghetto learning

Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 14:15

German teachers condemn state of their schools
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Porsche's secret

Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 7:46

How the luxury German carmaker made billions
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Man City complete De Jong switch

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 18:01
related places: Hamburg

Manchester City complete the signing of Nigel de Jong on a four-and-a-half year contract from German club Hamburg.
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Trial for Swiss BMW 'blackmailer'

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 16:34
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: March

A Swiss man accused of blackmailing Germany's richest woman will stand trial in March, a court says.
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German economy faces gloomy 2009

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 13:32

Germany's economy will shrink by 2.25% this year, its worst performance since World War II, its economy minister says.
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Germany's orderly 'social market'

Monday, January 19th 2009, 13:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Steve Rosenberg reflects on how the UK and Germany have very different ideas about how their economies should be run.
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Yemen tribesmen 'kidnap German'

Monday, January 19th 2009, 10:24
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A gas firm in Yemen says armed tribesmen have kidnapped a German engineer and two Yemeni colleagues.
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Five die in Kabul suicide attack

Saturday, January 17th 2009, 15:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A suicide car bomber strikes in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing four civilians and an American soldier.
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Gas solution closer, says Putin

Friday, January 16th 2009, 18:28
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian PM Vladimir Putin says a deal to end the European gas crisis may be nearer after talks in Germany.
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Schroeder to join board of TNK-BP

Thursday, January 15th 2009, 16:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder is to join the board of troubled Russo-British oil giant TNK-BP.
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China's economy leapfrogs Germany

Wednesday, January 14th 2009, 20:31
related countries: China China

The Chinese economy grew more than first thought in 2007, overtaking Germany's to become the world's third largest economy.
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Germany agrees 50bn euro stimulus

Tuesday, January 13th 2009, 13:04

German Chancellor Angela Merkel unveils a stimulus package worth about 50bn euros including infrastructure investment.
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Germany sees higher jobless total

Wednesday, January 7th 2009, 12:12

German unemployment levels rose for the first time in nearly three years in December, according to government figures.
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German billionaire kills himself

Tuesday, January 6th 2009, 18:14

German billionaire Adolf Merckle commits suicide after his business empire runs into trouble in the global economic slowdown.
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German child sweethearts try to elope for sunny African wedding

Monday, January 5th 2009, 13:38

Two German children aged six and five are stopped by police on their way to Africa for a secret "wedding" in the sun.
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Hi-tech heaven

Monday, December 29th 2008, 12:01

German hotel room offers space-age creature comforts
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German navy foils Somali pirates

Thursday, December 25th 2008, 18:49
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Somalia Somalia

The German navy foils an attempt by pirates off Somalia to hijack an Egyptian vessel but immediately releases them.
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Germany 'mulling Guantanamo move'

Monday, December 22nd 2008, 16:48
related countries: United States United States

Germany says it is considering accepting prisoners released from the US detention camp at Guantanamo Bay.
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Berlin memorial to Roma WWII dead

Friday, December 19th 2008, 17:51

Work begins in Germany on a memorial to the hundreds of thousands of Roma, or Gypsies, killed by the Nazis during World War II.
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Yemen tribe frees German hostages

Friday, December 19th 2008, 12:22
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Three German citizens kidnapped by Yemeni tribesmen have been freed, reports say.
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Red Army Faction leader 'is free'

Friday, December 19th 2008, 10:32

The former leader of the extreme leftist Red Army Faction is released from jail in Germany, his lawyer says.
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Monday, December 15th 2008, 18:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Siemens

German industrial giant Siemens reaches a $1.3bn (£850m) settlement in Germany and the United States.
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Germans held over police stabbing

Monday, December 15th 2008, 10:10

German police arrest two people suspected of stabbing a city police chief in an apparent neo-Nazi attack.
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UK ministers shrug off German attack

Thursday, December 11th 2008, 11:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK rejects criticism from Germany's finance minister over Britain's handling of the economic downturn.
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German ridicule for UK policies

Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 20:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The German finance minister attacks the UK government's plans to help pull Britain out of the economic downturn.
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Giant black hole discovered at the centre of our galaxy

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 20:45

There is a giant black hole at the centre of our galaxy, a study by German astronomers has confirmed.
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Train plotter jailed in Germany

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 10:20
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Germany's court sentences a Lebanese man to life in jail over a failed plot to bomb German trains in 2006.
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Bear necessities: Berlin Zoo may lose its star attraction

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 9:59
related places: Berlin

The warm feeling surrounding Germany's celebrity polar bear Knut is turning icy ahead of his second birthday, because Berlin may lose him.
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German prisoners 'must have right to use beauty products'

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 17:27

Germany's male inmates must have equal rights with female convicts to spend money on cosmetics, a court rules.
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German freezer baby mother guilty

Monday, December 1st 2008, 16:03

A German woman is jailed for more than four years for killing two of her babies and keeping them in a freezer.
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Merkel defies calls for tax cuts

Monday, December 1st 2008, 12:32

Germany's Angela Merkel rules out further tax cuts, saying she will not compete with other countries for the biggest giveaway.
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