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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

Fire at Berlin orchestra's home

Tuesday, May 20th 2008, 20:46
related places: Berlin

The home of the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra is evacuated as fire breaks out in the roof of the building.
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German jailed for stabbing rabbi

Tuesday, May 20th 2008, 11:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A German court jails a Muslim of Afghan origin for three and a half years for stabbing a Jewish rabbi in the street.
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'Armed man' clears Berlin school

Tuesday, May 20th 2008, 9:25
related places: Berlin

Police evacuate a school in the German capital Berlin amid reports that an armed person has entered the building.
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Dalai Lama meets German minister

Monday, May 19th 2008, 14:22
related places: Berlin

The exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, the Dalai Lama, meets a German minister ahead of a rally in the capital, Berlin.
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'Islamist funders' held in Europe

Friday, May 16th 2008, 16:13
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Uzbekistan Uzbekistan

Police in the Netherlands, France and Germany swoop on suspects believed to fund Islamists in Uzbekistan.
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German band topples Madonna

Sunday, May 11th 2008, 18:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

German techno group Scooter knock Madonna off the number one spot in the UK album chart.
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Tennis: Serena crashes out

Friday, May 9th 2008, 14:12
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's Dinara Safina beats Serena Williams at the German Open, the day after seeing off Justine Henin.
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Germany bans far-right groups

Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 12:56

Germany's interior minister shuts down two far-right organisations suspected of denying the Holocaust.
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Babies' bodies in German freezer

Monday, May 5th 2008, 15:10

The bodies of three babies are found in a basement freezer in Germany and their suspected mother is arrested.
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Return of Jews 'humane'

Monday, May 5th 2008, 0:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British troops acted "humanely" during the disembarkation of 4,000 Jews against their will into Germany in 1947, documents show.
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Hitler plot survivor dies aged 90

Friday, May 2nd 2008, 13:48

The last known survivor of a group of German officers who tried to kill Hitler has died aged 90, his family says.
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Extremist violence rocks Hamburg

Friday, May 2nd 2008, 9:33
related places: Hamburg

Street battles lasting several hours grip the German city of Hamburg - said to be the worst riots there for years.
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Vote fails to save Berlin airport

Sunday, April 27th 2008, 21:47
related places: Berlin, Tempelhof

Berliners fail to back attempts to keep open the historic Tempelhof airport, early referendum results show.
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Germany sorry for Afghan spying

Saturday, April 26th 2008, 16:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Germany apologises to Afghanistan for a spying incident which targeted an Afghan minister.
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Afghan spying row in Germany

Friday, April 25th 2008, 11:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

German intelligence agents are at the centre of a spying row involving a German journalist and an Afghan minister.
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Danish, German MPs back treaty

Thursday, April 24th 2008, 17:51
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Portugal Portugal

The Lisbon Treaty is approved by MPs in Denmark and Germany, a day after it is ratified by Portugal.
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Berlin offers stalkers a way out

Thursday, April 24th 2008, 11:07
related places: Berlin

A walk-in advice centre for stalkers opens in the German capital Berlin - the first of its kind in the country.
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MEPs vote not to employ relatives

Tuesday, April 22nd 2008, 16:39

The European Parliament backs a German MEP's call for her colleagues to stop employing family members.
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Holocaust train in German capital

Monday, April 14th 2008, 9:25
related places: Berlin

Visitors are flocking to an exhibition on a train in Berlin to remember the thousands of children who died in concentration camps.
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Germany eases law on stem cells

Friday, April 11th 2008, 11:37

The German parliament votes to ease restrictions on embryonic stem cell research, after a heated debate.
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RWE in 'offer for British Energy'

Thursday, April 10th 2008, 6:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

German utility RWE has made a £11bn takeover approach for UK nuclear operator British Energy, reports say.
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Berlin denies Libya training role

Sunday, April 6th 2008, 16:33
related countries: Libya Libya

Germany denies media reports of official involvement in an alleged scheme to train Libyan anti-terror police.
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German police scandal over Libya

Friday, April 4th 2008, 17:28
related countries: Libya Libya

Eight elite German police commandos are under investigation for allegedly training Libyan police.
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German plans for maglev derailed

Thursday, March 27th 2008, 14:47
related places: Munich

Germany shelves plans to build a high-speed, magnetic levitation rail service in Munich.
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German far-right leader charged

Tuesday, March 25th 2008, 18:20

Udo Voigt, leader of Germany's far-right NPD, is charged with defamation and inciting racial hatred.
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Merkel tells Knesset of 'shame'

Tuesday, March 18th 2008, 17:02
related countries: Israel Israel

Angela Merkel tells Israeli MPs of Germany's "shame" over the Holocaust, as she visits Israel to beef up ties.
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Israel upgrades Germany ties

Monday, March 17th 2008, 12:39
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel and Germany strengthen bilateral ties, as German leaders visit to mark Israel's 60th anniversary.
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German court upholds incest law

Thursday, March 13th 2008, 13:04

Germany's top court upholds the incest law, rejecting an appeal from a man who has four children with his sister.
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German train strike is called off

Sunday, March 9th 2008, 16:59

Germany's train drivers' union says it will not strike on Monday after reaching a deal with the railway operator.
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German union talks break down

Friday, March 7th 2008, 16:53

Talks between the German government and public sector union Verdi break down, raising the threat of strikes.
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EU rejects EADS golden shares

Friday, March 7th 2008, 13:34
related countries: France France

The EU Commission rejects the idea of the French and German governments having golden shares in EADS.
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Spain criticised for energy deal

Thursday, March 6th 2008, 14:17
related countries: Spain Spain

Europe's top court criticises Spain for trying to obstruct a German takeover of a Spanish energy firm.
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Germany's airports hit by strike

Wednesday, March 5th 2008, 10:40

Flights from German airports are severely disrupted after members of the Verdi union go on strike.
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German airports face strike threat

Wednesday, March 5th 2008, 0:15

Germany faces widespread strikes at airports, as unionised workers seek higher wages.
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Germany seeks tax haven curbs

Tuesday, March 4th 2008, 12:33

The German finance minister calls on his EU colleagues to speed up a tightening of the rules on tax havens.
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Germany wants tax haven talks

Monday, March 3rd 2008, 12:34
related countries: Liechtenstein Liechtenstein

Germany calls for an EU debate on tax havens as Liechtenstein becomes embroiled in a tax evasion scandal.
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Friday, February 29th 2008, 17:55
related places: Berlin

A Berlin art gallery closes an exhibition where one poster made fun of Islam's holiest shrine.
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German rescue from honour killing

Thursday, February 28th 2008, 16:15

Alexa Dvorson hears how the machismo attitudes leave some Muslim women fearing they will be killed for "honour".
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EU probes German bank help

Thursday, February 28th 2008, 12:19
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Brussels investigates whether a German bail-out of two banks hit by the credit crunch constituted illegal state aid.
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Liechtenstein in data theft probe

Wednesday, February 27th 2008, 15:15
related countries: Liechtenstein Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein opens an inquiry over the alleged theft of client data now being used in a German tax probe.
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German court limits cyber spying

Wednesday, February 27th 2008, 10:57

Germany's highest court restricts the right of the security services to spy on suspects' computers.
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'FBI fugitive' is innocent German

Wednesday, February 27th 2008, 0:17

A couple filmed in Sicily are identified as German tourists and not a most-wanted FBI fugitive and his girlfriend.
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Germany cleared over Parmesan

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 12:38
related countries: Italy Italy

The European Court of Justice clears Germany of failing to protect the authenticity of Italian Parmesan cheese.
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US drops Africa military HQ plan

Monday, February 18th 2008, 22:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Africa

The US decides to keep the base for its new Africa Command in Germany, after a lack of interest from nations.
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Brazil film wins top Berlin prize

Sunday, February 17th 2008, 11:51
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Berlin

The Elite Squad, a Brazilian film about police violence wins the Golden Bear - the top prize at the Berlin film festival.
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German fire victims remembered

Sunday, February 10th 2008, 14:53

Hundreds of people, mostly Turks, gather at a service for nine people who died in a fire in southern Germany.
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Facebook translated into Spanish

Friday, February 8th 2008, 12:07
related countries: France France, Spain Spain

Facebook introduces a Spanish version of its social networking site, and promises German and French versions.
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Germany rejects US troops appeal

Friday, February 1st 2008, 17:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Germany turns down a US appeal to send more troops to Afghanistan, amid signs of strain in the Nato mission.
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US seeks troops for Afghanistan

Friday, February 1st 2008, 9:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US urges Germany to send more troops to southern Afghanistan, amid signs of strain in the Nato mission.
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EU leaders call for transparency

Tuesday, January 29th 2008, 21:23
related countries: France France, Italy Italy
related places: Eu

The leaders of Europe's biggest economies call on financial institutions to be more open.
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German rink builder admits faults

Monday, January 28th 2008, 20:32

A retired German engineer admits some blame for faults that led to the collapse of an ice rink roof in 2006, killing 15 people.
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Election blow for German leader

Monday, January 28th 2008, 9:19

Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats suffer a dramatic setback in regional elections in the German state of Hesse.
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Germany's 'last' WWI veteran dies

Saturday, January 26th 2008, 2:33

The man believed to have been Germany's last World War I veteran dies at the age of 107.
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UN powers agree new Iran draft

Tuesday, January 22nd 2008, 18:53
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Berlin

Leading UN powers agree on a draft resolution that would expand sanctions against Iran, Germany says.
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