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Germany 'to suspend' conscription

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 22:30

Germany is to suspend conscription and switch to a volunteer military service, the government says.
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German trial for 'Somali pirates'

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 14:33
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Hamburg

Ten men from Somalia are in court in Hamburg, charged with capturing a container ship, in the first piracy trial in Germany in about 400 years.
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Namibia bomb scare: Officer held

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 13:33
related countries: Namibia Namibia

A Namibian police officer appears in court on charges related to a fake bomb found in luggage which delayed a flight to Germany last week
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Europe's reaction to Irish bail-out

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 12:21
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Ireland Ireland, Spain Spain
related places: Berlin, Brussels, Madrid

The BBC's Steve Evans in Berlin, Sarah Rainsford in Madrid and Matthew Price in Brussels explain how the news of the bail-out is being received around Europe.
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In pictures

Sunday, November 21st 2010, 16:48

Nuremberg war crimes trials exhibition opens
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Namibia alert was 'security test'

Friday, November 19th 2010, 16:00
related countries: Namibia Namibia
related places: Munich

The German authorities say a suspect package intercepted at a Namibian airport was a dummy used to test security.
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'Detonator' raises German fears

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 18:13
related countries: Namibia Namibia

A suspicious bag containing a detonator, batteries and a clock was found in a Namibian airport, possibly bound for Munich, German police say.
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Buffett gets top US civil honour

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 23:04
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama awards the US's highest civilian honour to billionaire investor Warren Buffett and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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Germany warns of planned attacks

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 17:08

Germany tightens security at airports and railway stations in light of "concrete indications" of terrorist attacks being planned for the end of November.
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Dozens of animals killed in zoo fire

Sunday, November 14th 2010, 6:12

A blaze at a German zoo has killed more than 25 animals and destroyed buildings which housed ponies, sheep, goats and a llama.
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German zoo fire kills 26 animals

Saturday, November 13th 2010, 15:55
related places: Karlsruhe

A fire at a zoo in the German city of Karlsruhe leaves 26 animals dead, including Shetland ponies, sheep, goats and a llama.
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Recovery rates slow across Europe

Friday, November 12th 2010, 11:12
related countries: France France

Economic recovery has slowed across Europe, with Germany, which had experienced record growth, showing the sharpest change.
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New cause of Brecht death claimed

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 11:58
related places: Brecht

German playwright Bertolt Brecht may have died due to an undiagnosed childhood illness, new research claims.
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Charges in '$42m Holocaust theft'

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 22:54
related countries: United States United States

Seventeen people are charged in the US with stealing $42m of Holocaust compensation funds provided by the German government.
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Aide to German minister resigns

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 18:07

The spokesman for Germany's finance minister resigns after a dressing-down by his boss which became an internet hit.
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German waste's slow journey ends

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 12:07
related countries: France France

A cargo of nuclear waste finally reaches its destination in northern Germany after anti-nuclear protesters held up its passage from France.
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Art banned by Nazis to be shown

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 8:47
related places: Berlin

A sculpture collection, which Hitler's Nazis once dubbed "degenerate art", is to go on display later at Berlin's New Museum.
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German waste train reaches depot

Monday, November 8th 2010, 10:55

A train carrying nuclear waste across Germany, which has been held up by a series of protests by anti-nuclear activists, reaches its destination.
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Clashes over German nuclear train

Sunday, November 7th 2010, 19:20
related countries: France France

Police in Germany clash with activists trying to halt a train carrying reprocessed nuclear waste from France to northern Germany.
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Clashes as German nuclear train halted

Sunday, November 7th 2010, 15:18
related countries: France France

Police have clashed with activists trying to halt a train carrying nuclear waste from France to Germany.
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Global criticism of US stimulus

Friday, November 5th 2010, 16:20
related countries: China China

Germany's finance minister calls the US stimulus programme "clueless", while China warns of its "negative impact".
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German bank could be wound down

Friday, November 5th 2010, 15:26

The European Commission says a very large regional bank, WestLB, could be broken up.
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Stars give push to German tongue

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 16:47

Celebrities' tongues painted in the German national colours feature in an ad campaign targeting immigrants.
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Making history

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 10:47

Germany ordains its first female rabbi since the Holocaust
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German female rabbi to make history

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 6:13
related places: Berlin

Germany will ordain a female rabbi at a ceremony in Berlin on Thursday, for the first time since 1935.
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Neo-Nazi radio arrests in Germany

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 21:58

German police arrest 23 people suspected of being involved in an illegal far-right internet radio station broadcasting neo-Nazi views.
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Greece halts mail after attacks

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 18:36
related countries: Greece Greece

Police hunt five suspects as Greece suspends international airmail because of suspicious packages sent to targets in Greece and Europe.
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Eye chip in retina can help 'blind people see'

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 0:49

Researchers in Germany say they have successfully tested a visual aid for patients with an inherited form of blindness, using a chip placed behind the retina.
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Parcel bomb sent to Merkel office

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 20:45

A package sent to German Chancellor Angela Merkel from Greece contained explosives, officials say.
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Heart for the poor

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 1:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Life and work of the German nun dubbed Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa'
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Cameron talks with German leader

Sunday, October 31st 2010, 19:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The leaders of Britain and Germany held "substantive" talks in London on Sunday about the security alert over two plane bombs as well as the recent wrangle over the EU budget.
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Alstom loses Eurostar court case

Friday, October 29th 2010, 16:12
related countries: France France

Alstom, the French engineering company, fails in an attempt to prevent Eurostar from running German trains through the Channel Tunnel.
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EU split over treaty change plan

Thursday, October 28th 2010, 22:47
related countries: France France, Portugal Portugal
related places: Eu

A new Euro-row is escalating over a plan by France and Germany to rewrite part of the EU's Lisbon Treaty.
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Protests as Germany stays nuclear

Thursday, October 28th 2010, 16:05
related places: Berlin

Activists unfurl a giant protest banner in Berlin as Germany's parliament votes to extend the life of nuclear plants.
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German gaffe - US politician gets photo wrong

Thursday, October 28th 2010, 0:06
related countries: United States United States

A North Carolina politician apologises after sending voters a campaign flyer that showed actors wearing World War II German uniforms.
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Secret Nazi files may expose diplomats

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 22:45

Some of Germany's leading diplomats were deeply implicated in the Holocaust according to an official report which examines the Foreign Ministry's role in the Nazi era.
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German unemployment dips below 3m

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 16:55

Unemployment in Germany falls below three million, the German labour minister Ursula von der Leyen says.
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EU split over treaty change plan

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 16:33
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Franco

A row escalates over a Franco-German plan to amend the EU's Lisbon Treaty, in a drive to enforce budget rules.
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Paul the World Cup 'psychic' octopus dies

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 12:15

Paul the octopus, who predicted the outcome of eight matches at the 2010 World Cup, has died at an aquarium in Germany.
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Strike disrupts German railways

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 10:26

Rail services are disrupted in parts of western and southern Germany by a strike over pay inequality in the industry.
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German diplomats had 'Nazi role'

Monday, October 25th 2010, 21:13

Germany's war-time diplomats were more deeply involved in the Holocaust than previously known, according to a government report.
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Federer equals Sampras title haul

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 15:12
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Roger Federer beats Germany's Florian Mayer 6-4 6-3 to win the Stockholm Open and equal Pete Sampras's haul of 64 ATP titles.
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Station dispute goes national in Germany

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 5:20

A dispute over the redevelopment of a station in Germany has moved from a local planning row to a national issue and a major political headache for Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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Court rules in favour of pre-nup

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 13:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK Supreme Court rules that a pre-nuptial agreement is binding in the case of a German paper company heiress.
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Etna mapped by radar satellites

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 23:43
related countries: Italy Italy

Two German radar satellites flying in tight formation above the Earth have returned their first combined images, including a 3D view of Italy's Mt Etna.
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Language call to Germany's Turks

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 17:02

Germany's president urges Turks living in Germany to learn German better in order to integrate better.
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Russia mulls missile shield offer

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 14:44
related countries: France France, Russia Russia

President Dmitry Medvedev says Russia is considering proposals to co-operate on a US-led missile defence shield in Europe.
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German rail eyes Channel Tunnel

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 5:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Germany's rail company Deutsche Bahn brings trains to London to put its case for Channel Tunnel route access.
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Chunnel sees German train trial

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 11:36

Germany's Deutsche Bahn has tested a high-speed train in the Channel Tunnel with passengers for the first time as it bids to rival Eurostar.
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Hepburn stamps fetch 430,000 euros

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 8:16
related places: Berlin

A rare sheet of 10 stamps showing film star Audrey Hepburn smoking has fetched 430,000 euros (£380,000) at a charity auction in Berlin.
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Merkel: Multicultural society has failed

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 7:51

Attempts to build a multicultural society in Germany have "utterly failed", Chancellor Angela Merkel says, calling on immigrants to learn German to integrate.
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Hepburn stamps in Berlin auction

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 3:30
related places: Berlin

A rare sheet of 10 stamps showing film star Audrey Hepburn smoking fetches 430,000 euros (£380,000) at a charity auction in Berlin.
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Merkel: Multicultural society has failed

Saturday, October 16th 2010, 23:45

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel says her country's attempts to build a multicultural society have utterly failed.
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Satellites fly tight space waltz

Friday, October 15th 2010, 7:47

Two German radar satellites move to within 350m of each other as they prepare to make the most precise, seamless 3D map of the Earth's surface.
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Berlin museum's first Hitler exhibition

Friday, October 15th 2010, 4:09

The man behind Germany's first ever major exhibition about Adolf Hitler talks about why the time is right to stage the project.
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Hitler on display

Friday, October 15th 2010, 4:07
related places: Berlin

Berlin breaks taboos with Fuhrer memorabilia exhibition
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No more taboo

Wednesday, October 13th 2010, 15:52

Anti-immigration debate out in the open in Germany
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Germany seeking releases in Iran

Tuesday, October 12th 2010, 12:18
related countries: Iran Iran

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her government is seeking the release of two foreigners arrested in Iran - believed to be German reporters.
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'German journalists' held in Iran

Monday, October 11th 2010, 16:17
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian officials say they have arrested two foreign nationals who interviewed the family of a woman who faces a death sentence for adultery.
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Scores rescued from burning ferry

Saturday, October 9th 2010, 10:52

More than 200 passengers and crew are rescued after a Baltic Sea ferry catches fire near the German island of Fehmarn.
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Germany's relationship with Islam

Thursday, October 7th 2010, 21:21

The President of Germany, Christian Wulff, has said that Islam was part of the country just as much as Christianity and Judaism.
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Afghan blast kills German soldier

Thursday, October 7th 2010, 16:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A German soldier was killed and six others injured in a suicide bomb attack in northern Afghanistan.
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European match-fixing trial opens

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 8:51

Four men go on trial in a German court in what is being described as Europe's biggest football match-fixing scandal.
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German mosque in terror investigation

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 18:21
related places: Hamburg

A mosque in the German city of Hamburg might be at the heart of the global investigation into possible terror attacks in Europe.
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Germany marks 20 years of unity

Sunday, October 3rd 2010, 20:33
related places: Bremen

Germany marks 20 years as a reunified nation, with tens of thousands attending festivities in the city of Bremen.
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UK travellers warned over Europe

Sunday, October 3rd 2010, 17:05
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Foreign Office updates its travel advice for Europe, warning of a "high threat" of attacks in countries including France and Germany.
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