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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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Bolt strolls through 200m semis

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 18:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Berlin

Britain's Michael Bingham qualifies for the 200m final at the World Championships in Berlin after running a lifetime best in the semi-final.
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Hungary marks 1989 freedom event

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 18:44
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel thanks Hungary for its 1989 border opening which led to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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World Championships day five as it happened

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 15:53
related places: Berlin

Usain Bolt wins his 200m semi-final while Jenny Meadows clinches bronze in the women's 800m final.
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Bolt storms through to 200m semis

Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 17:48
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica
related places: Berlin

Jamaica's Usain Bolt remains on course for a World Championships sprint double after easing into the 200m semi-finals in Berlin.
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Bekele wins fourth straight title

Monday, August 17th 2009, 20:02
related places: Berlin

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele claims his fourth successive 10,000m world title with a stunning performance in Berlin.
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Bolt sets record to win 100m gold

Sunday, August 16th 2009, 19:48
related places: Berlin

Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt claims a new world record of 9.58s as he storms to victory in the World Championships in Berlin.
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Bolt and Gay stroll through heats

Saturday, August 15th 2009, 11:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Berlin, Gay

Triple Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt and American Tyson Gay both stroll through their opening 100m heats at the World Championships.
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In pictures

Saturday, August 15th 2009, 10:32
related places: Berlin

Berlin welcomes world's top athletes
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German group develops new Trabant

Friday, August 14th 2009, 11:29

An updated version of communist East Germany's famously unreliable mass-produced car is to be unveiled.
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VW agrees Porsche merger details

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 19:43

Volkswagen and Porsche agree the details under which VW will merge with its German carmaking compatriot by 2011.
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France and Germany exit recession

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 15:51
related countries: France France

The French and German economies unexpectedly grew by 0.3% in the second quarter of 2009, ending their recessions.
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Jamaican stars cleared for Berlin

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 18:29
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica
related places: Berlin

Five top Jamaican runners including Asafa Powell are cleared to compete in the World Championships.
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Bosom pals pep up German politics

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 17:19
related places: Berlin

A German politician unleashes a new weapon to soften up voters in Berlin: Chancellor Angela Merkel's bust, alongside her own.
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Nazi war criminal jailed for life

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 10:31
related places: Munich

A 90-year-old former Nazi officer is jailed for life over the killing of 14 civilians in an Italian village during World War II.
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Bonn hosts climate change talks

Monday, August 10th 2009, 11:18

Representatives from some 190 countries meet in Germany in a fresh bid to negotiate a new treaty on climate change.
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German export surge ignites hope

Friday, August 7th 2009, 10:31

German exports rose 7% in June, the fastest pace in nearly three years, in the latest sign of the country's economic recovery.
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German TV hunt nets 'paedophile'

Friday, August 7th 2009, 8:05

German officials say a man who filmed himself having sex with children has handed himself in after he was shown on TV.
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German car scrap scheme 'abused'

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 16:09

Tens of thousands of cars traded in under Germany's scrappage scheme have been illegally sold abroad instead, police say.
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War baby granted German identity

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 10:59
related countries: France France

Daniel Rouxel becomes the first child born of an illicit relationship in occupied France to be granted German citizenship.
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Drugs smuggler in pregnancy shock

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 14:46
related countries: Thailand Thailand

German authorities tell a surprised Thai woman arrested for smuggling swallowed cocaine that she is pregnant.
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German football song sparks Muslim protest

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 11:13

An anthem sung by fans of the German football club FC Schalke 04 draws protests from Muslims because of its reference to the Prophet Muhammad.
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Mission creep

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 15:24

Germany slips into first major conflict since WWII
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Pirates release German cargo ship

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 18:48
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali pirates free a German-flagged cargo vessel held for four months after a multi-million dollar ransom is paid.
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Merkel challenger promises jobs

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 17:12

Germany's Vice-Chancellor Frank-Walter Steinmeier launches his party's election campaign, vowing to create four million jobs.
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Catholic bank owned pill shares

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 10:34

A Catholic bank in Germany apologises after admitting it had stocks in defence, tobacco and birth control firms.
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German trial for Kohl-era figure

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 8:15
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian judge rejects an appeal by businessman Karlheinz Schreiber against extradition to Germany on corruption charges.
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Major Eurofighter deal signed

Friday, July 31st 2009, 13:23
related countries: Spain Spain, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK, Germany, Italy and Spain sign a £7.7bn deal to buy 112 Typhoon fighter jets, due to enter service in 2013.
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Berlin moves on

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 10:56

Matt Frei finds the German capital easy in its own skin
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German minister's car is stolen in Spain - but why was it there?

Monday, July 27th 2009, 1:46
related countries: Spain Spain

Germany's health minister is criticised after her official limousine is stolen in Spain where she was on holiday.
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German court hears dispute over famous yodelling song

Friday, July 24th 2009, 9:41

It features yodelling and is one of the most popular songs at German beer festivals - but the Kuftein Song is now at the centre of a court dispute over royalties.
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VW prepares to take over Porsche

Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 16:29

Europe's largest carmaker, Volkswagen, says it plans a gradual takeover of German sports car maker Porsche.
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Porsche boss exits with 50m euros

Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 8:59

The chief executive of German luxury car maker Porsche resigns, paving the way for a potential takeover by rival Volkswagen.
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Artist's Nazi-salute gnome not illegal, say German prosecutors

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 18:25

An artist who created a garden gnome raising its right arm in a Nazi salute did nothing illegal, say German prosecutors.
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Das It Girl among latest words to enter German language

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 18:01

Das It Girl sashays into the latest German dictionary, joining 5,000 other new words, many from the English language.
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World's first double arm transplant man extols the joys of scratching

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 15:08

A German farmer who received the world's first transplant of two complete arms extols the joy of scratching.
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Cleaners in clear over woman injured in spider shock

Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 16:20

A German woman who fell down and broke her wrist after being confronted by a spider fails in her attempt to sue her cleaners for negligence.
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Germany remembers Hitler plotters

Monday, July 20th 2009, 15:12

Germany marks 65 years since the failed attempt by a group of officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler and overthrow the Nazis.
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German pile-up involves 259 cars

Monday, July 20th 2009, 12:25

At least 66 people are injured in a mass pile-up involving 259 cars on a motorway in northern Germany.
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Home vanishes in German landslide

Saturday, July 18th 2009, 16:11

Three people are missing and feared dead after a landslide sweeps away two homes in a central German village.
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German freighter freed for ransom

Saturday, July 18th 2009, 13:10
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali pirates release a German-owned vessel and its crew of 11 Romanians for hefty ransom payment.
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'Nazi' gnome causes consternation among Nuremberg authorities

Friday, July 17th 2009, 15:32

A garden gnome giving the Nazi salute lands a German artist in trouble with the authorities in Nuremberg.
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Berlin brothel offers 'green' discount to cyclists

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 10:56

A German brothel goes green to boost its business, offering customers money off if they arrive by bicycle.
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German investor confidence falls

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 10:28

Confidence among German analysts and investors falls for the first time since October 2008, a survey suggests.
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'Nazi guard' Demjanjuk is charged

Monday, July 13th 2009, 10:27

German prosecutors charge alleged Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk with 27,900 counts of being an accessory to murder.
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Webber battles to maiden F1 win

Sunday, July 12th 2009, 13:49

Mark Webber leads home a Red Bull one-two at the German Grand Prix for the first race win of his career.
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Live - German Grand Prix

Sunday, July 12th 2009, 10:30
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Despite a drive-through penalty, Red Bull's pole-sitter Mark Webber is in with a great chance of recording the first GP win of his career.
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Webber charges to first F1 pole

Saturday, July 11th 2009, 13:05
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Red Bull's Mark Webber qualifies ahead of Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button at the German GP for his first Formula 1 pole.
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Live - German Grand Prix qualifying

Saturday, July 11th 2009, 11:02

World champion Lewis Hamilton looks to end his run of poor qualifying form in his improved McLaren at the Nurburgring.
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Hamilton heads Vettel in practice

Friday, July 10th 2009, 13:48

World champion Lewis Hamilton posts the quickest German Grand Prix practice lap on Friday in his updated McLaren at Nurburgring.
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Live - German Grand Prix practice

Friday, July 10th 2009, 7:34

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton goes quickest in second practice for the German Grand Prix, after Mark Webber of Red Bull tops the times in the first session.
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Cairo rally for Germany 'martyr'

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 9:38
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Protests are expected in the Egyptian capital over the death of "headscarf martyr" Marwa Sherbini in Germany last week.
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Germany 'not silent' on stabbing

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 16:07
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Germany defends its response to the stabbing of a pregnant Egyptian, saying its leader will meet Egypt's president for talks.
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"Ich bin ein Bearliner" - Knut to stay at Berlin Zoo

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 12:33

In a 430,000-euro deal Berlin Zoo beats off a rival zoo's claim to the celebrity polar bear and money-spinner Knut.
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Massive fines for energy firms

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 10:07
related countries: France France

Germany's E.On and French GDF Suez are fined more than half a billion euros each for anti-competitive collusion.
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Former Nazi 'fit to stand trial'

Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 17:18
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

An 88-year-old former Nazi who admitted killing three Dutch civilians is fit to stand trial, a German court rules.
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Germany awards 'new Iron Cross'

Monday, July 6th 2009, 13:38

Four German soldiers are decorated with the country's new medal for bravery, the first to be awarded since World War II.
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Egypt mourns 'headscarf martyr'

Monday, July 6th 2009, 13:16
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The body of Muslim woman, stabbed in a German courtroom by a man who had insulted her religion, is taken back to Egypt.
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Demjanjuk cleared to stand trial

Friday, July 3rd 2009, 12:40

The alleged Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk is declared fit enough to stand trial in Germany.
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German heiress in pre-nuptial victory

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 11:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A court ruling over a pre-nuptial agreement could pave the way for them to become legally binding in England and Wales.
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Lisbon passes German court test

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 9:02
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Germany's highest court says the Lisbon Treaty is compatible with German law - but calls for better safeguards.
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