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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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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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Royal prerogative

Friday, November 28th 2008, 18:04
related places: Berlin

Prussian palace to rise again in heart of Berlin
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Europe announces 200bn euro plan

Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 20:04
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

The European Commission unveils an economic recovery plan worth 200bn euros (£170bn) in an attempt to save millions of jobs.
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Red Army Faction boss to be freed

Monday, November 24th 2008, 12:07

A German court approves the release from jail of Christian Klar, a leader of the militant leftist Red Army Faction.
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EU warns against car subsidy race

Friday, November 21st 2008, 15:30
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: Eu

An EU commissioner tells France and Germany not to start a "subsidy race" with the US to save their car industries.
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'Holocaust denier' free from jail

Friday, November 21st 2008, 10:15
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Australian "Holocaust denier" is freed from jail after Germany abandons efforts to have him extradited from the UK.
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Fire breaks out at Berlin airport

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 10:32
related places: Berlin, Tegel

A fire breaks out at Berlin's Tegel airport, forcing the authorities to divert flights from the German capital, officials say.
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Rwanda aide questioned in Paris

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 1:49
related countries: France France, Rwanda Rwanda

A Rwandan presidential aide is placed under formal investigation in France over the killing of a former president.
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Terry heads England to win over Germany

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 21:43

England skipper John Terry heads a late winner to earn Fabio Capello's side a fully-deserved 2-1 victory in Germany.
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Live text - International friendlies

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 18:29
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Glasgow

John Terry scores the winner as England win in Germany while Argentina beat Scotland 1-0 in Diego Maradona's first game in charge, as Wales win in Denmark but Northern Ireland are beaten.
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Pied Piper required as rats return to Hamelin

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 13:46

The Pied Piper's services might be needed again in Hamelin, northern Germany, as the town's famous rats have returned.
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Rwandans protest over extradition

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 12:48
related countries: France France

Rwandans protest against the expected extradition of a presidential aide from Germany to France.
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Walcott faces anxious injury wait

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 11:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Berlin, Walcott

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott could be out for up to three months after dislocating his right shoulder during England training.
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Berlusconi 'plays hide and seek' with German chancellor

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 17:46
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Trieste

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi surprises German Chancellor Angela Merkel by hiding behind a column in Trieste.
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Oldest nuclear family 'murdered'

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 8:11

German researchers find the earliest example of a nuclear family - buried 4,600 years ago - and say they died violently.
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Capello 'calm' over withdrawals

Monday, November 17th 2008, 20:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England boss Fabio Capello has no problem with the withdrawal of Steven Gerrard and others from Wednesday's friendly with Germany in Berlin, says the FA.
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Rwandan aide to be sent to France

Friday, November 14th 2008, 20:55
related countries: France France, Rwanda Rwanda

A Rwandan official held in Germany over a killing that triggered the 1994 genocide is to be sent to France.
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Inmate escapes German jail by mailing himself out in a box

Friday, November 14th 2008, 17:16

A manhunt is under way in west Germany for a convicted drug dealer who escaped by mailing himself out of jail.
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Girl sentenced for swastika lie

Friday, November 14th 2008, 17:13

A girl who invented a story about a neo-Nazi attack carved a swastika on her leg, a German court says.
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German economy now in recession

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 12:18

Europe's biggest economy, Germany, falls into recession after figures show it had shrunk for two quarters in a row.
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Czechs bury German WWII soldiers

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 9:57
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

The remains of several hundred German soldiers killed during World War II are buried in the Czech Republic.
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Bone marrow 'cures HIV patient'

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 5:57

German doctors say a patient appears to have been cured of HIV by a bone marrow transplant from an HIV resistant donor.
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Rwanda expels German envoy

Tuesday, November 11th 2008, 22:02
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda ejects the German envoy, amid a row about a presidential aide detained over a killing that sparked genocide.
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Germany seeks Demjanjuk charges

Tuesday, November 11th 2008, 17:51
related countries: United States United States

German investigators press for the extradition of alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk from the US.
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Light fantastic - German team find illuminated sea sponge secret

Monday, November 10th 2008, 20:11

Sea sponges can beam light deep inside their bodies, and do so using the natural equivalent of fibre optic cables, scientists find.
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Rwandan anger at Germany arrest

Monday, November 10th 2008, 10:29
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A Rwandan minister condemns the arrest of a top Rwandan official in Germany over a killing that triggered the 1994 genocide.
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German clashes over nuclear cargo

Monday, November 10th 2008, 9:22

A shipment of nuclear waste is due to arrive at a dump in northern Germany despite violent protests from environmentalists.
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Fatal bus fire on German motorway

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 10:35

An inferno kills 20 people, most of them elderly, aboard a coach on a motorway near the north German city of Hanover.
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German motorway bus fire kills 20

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 21:34

About 20 people have died in a fire on a bus on a motorway near the Germany city of Hanover, police say.
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Grieving mother plans bear cub statue for zookeeper's grave

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 16:20

A statue of celebrity polar bear Knut is to stand at the grave of the zookeeper who lovingly raised the animal at Berlin Zoo.
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BMW tycoon in 'blackmail' scandal

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 5:02

Germany's wealthiest woman says a former lover tried to extort tens of millions of euros from her.
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Free to believe?

Monday, November 3rd 2008, 11:18
related countries: Turkey Turkey

German example gives Turkey church dispute new focus
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Auf Wiedersehen

Friday, October 31st 2008, 0:41

Historic Berlin airport shuts after 85 years of service
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Call for Afghan 'Berlin airlift'

Friday, October 31st 2008, 0:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An emergency relief operation is urged to prevent Afghanistan falling victim to a devastating famine.
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