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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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German 'race hate' letters probed

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009, 11:31

German police suspect letters from the far-right NPD party to politicians of immigrant origin incited racial hatred.
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UK 'blocking tough finance rules'

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009, 10:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

German Finance Minister Peer Streinbrueck has accused the UK of blocking tougher financial rules ahead of the G20 summit.
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Al-Qaeda video threat to Germany

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 21:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Security is tightened in Germany after al-Qaeda videos emerge threatening attacks if troops do not leave Afghanistan.
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Several dead in German bus crash

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 15:14

Several people are reported to have been killed after a bus crashes off a road in western Germany.
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Match ends Adidas and Puma feud

Monday, September 21st 2009, 20:04

The German sportswear companies Adidas and Puma have ended a 60-year feud with handshakes and a football match
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Germany probes therapy poisoning

Sunday, September 20th 2009, 20:30
related places: Berlin

Police in Germany say two people have died and one is in a coma, following a poisoning at a group therapy session in Berlin.
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Adidas and Puma end 60-year feud begun by founding brothers

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 20:02

The German sportswear companies Adidas and Puma are to end a 60-year feud started by the brothers who founded them.
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M Factor

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 13:05

Merkel's popularity key as German election nears
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Firebomb attack on German school

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 12:40
related places: Ansbach

German police arrest a teenager who attacked pupils at his Bavaria school with petrol bombs and an axe.
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German poll rivals in TV debate

Monday, September 14th 2009, 9:26

No clear winner emerges as German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces her main rival in a live TV debate ahead of elections.
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German ships blaze Arctic trail

Friday, September 11th 2009, 21:45
related countries: Russia Russia

Two German merchant ships negotiate the North East passage in the Russian Arctic, which was ice-bound until recently.
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Secrets of 1989

Friday, September 11th 2009, 16:55

How far did Mrs Thatcher go to stop German unification?
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England Women humbled in Euro final

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 17:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Germany are crowned European champions after beating England's women 6-2 in an entertaining final.
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Live - Women's Euro 2009 final

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 15:14
related countries: Finland Finland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Helsinki

England women face their German counterparts in the European Championship final in Helsinki, Finland.
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EU trio call for UN Afghan summit

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 13:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain, France and Germany urge the UN to hold a major conference on Afghanistan's future by the end of the year.
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Sex change

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 12:00

Jewish athlete tells how man replaced her at Berlin 1936
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Semenya to keep World gold medal

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 18:54
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Berlin

South African athlete will not be stripped of her Berlin medal, regardless of gender test results, BBC Sport understands.
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Final victory

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 16:40

Deserter gets justice for German WWII 'traitors'
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Merkel regrets Afghan raid deaths

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 12:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Germany's Chancellor Merkel says she "deeply regrets" any loss of innocent life caused by an air strike in Afghanistan.
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Germany seeks Afghan raid answers

Monday, September 7th 2009, 6:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls for an urgent investigation into a deadly airstrike in Afghanistan on Friday.
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Joint call for bank bonus rules

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 20:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Group of 20 nations must adopt "binding rules" to regulate bank behaviour, the leaders of the UK, France and Germany say.
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German car scrap scheme ends

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 13:54

Government funding for the German car scrap scheme runs out, marking an end to a scheme that has boosted car sales.
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Poland remembers World War start

Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 15:46
related countries: Poland Poland, Russia Russia

Commemorations are taking place to mark the outbreak of World War II amid tensions between Poland and Russia.
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Positive energy

Monday, August 31st 2009, 16:34
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia builds strategic ties with pre-poll Germany
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'Exit poll leak' tweets alarm German election officials

Monday, August 31st 2009, 16:25

The apparent illegal leaking of exit polls for German regional elections on Twitter raises concerns weeks before the general election.
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Merkel faces state poll setbacks

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 17:53

Early results in state polls in Germany suggest a setback for Chancellor Angela Merkel a month before general elections.
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Red Army Faction member arrested

Friday, August 28th 2009, 16:25

German authorities arrest a former member of the militant group the Red Army Faction over three murders 30 years ago.
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Bayern Munich agree Robben deal

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 21:09
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Spain Spain

German giants Bayern Munich agree to buy Dutch international Arjen Robben from Real Madrid.
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Merkel warns Iran on sanctions

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 13:38
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Berlin

Iran could face new sanctions if it is not willing to negotiate on its nuclear programme, the German chancellor says.
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Euro rises on German confidence

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 11:17

The euro hits a two-and-a-half month high against the pound after a survey shows growing confidence among German firms.
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GB women through to relay final

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 16:52
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Berlin

America's World Championships relay woe continues as their women failed to qualify for the 4x100m relay final but GB progress.
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Superb Merritt takes 400m title

Friday, August 21st 2009, 21:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Berlin

Olympic champion LaShawn Merritt beats fellow American Jeremy Wariner to 400m gold at the World Championships in Berlin.
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'German Borat' rides high in election opinion polls

Friday, August 21st 2009, 16:20

A fictional candidate pledging to replace the German eagle with a national bunny emblem wins 18% support in a pre-election poll.
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Prosecutors raid Porsche offices

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 16:53

German luxury carmaker Porsche is raided by federal prosecutors investigating alleged market manipulation of VW shares.
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Germany offers Opel suitor loan

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 10:13
related countries: Canada Canada

Germany is prepared to give a 4.5bn euros loan to Opel if its favoured suitor - Canada's Magna - is chosen to take over the firm.
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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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