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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 'must rely less on trade'

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 23:01

Germany must begin to reduce its dependence on foreign trade, the German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück tells the BBC.
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Vulture-bone flute 'world's oldest musical instrument'

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 21:35

A flute made more than 35,000 years ago is found in Germany and scientists say it is the world's oldest musical instrument.
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German troops die in Afghanistan

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 14:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Berlin

Three German soldiers are killed in Afghanistan when their patrol came under fire, the defence ministry in Berlin says.
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'Rockefeller' kidnapper is jailed

Friday, June 12th 2009, 20:26

A German who calls himself Clark Rockefeller is jailed for five years for kidnapping his seven-year-old daughter.
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'Rockefeller' kidnapper is jailed

Friday, June 12th 2009, 20:26

A German who calls himself Clark Rockefeller is jailed for five years for kidnapping his seven-year-old daughter.
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Arcandor files for bankruptcy

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 16:18

Germany retailer Arcandor, which owns 52% of travel firm Thomas Cook, has filed for bankruptcy protection.
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German retailer 'may go bust'

Monday, June 8th 2009, 10:21
related places: Karstadt

The German government warns that Arcandor, which owns Karstadt and Thomas Cook, may be allowed to go bankrupt.
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Rewriting history

Saturday, June 6th 2009, 7:03

Stasi spy fired shot that changed Germany
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US president visits Nazi-era camp

Friday, June 5th 2009, 19:27
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama tours the Nazi concentration camp in Buchenwald during his visit to Germany.
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Obama and Merkel vow peace push

Friday, June 5th 2009, 13:16
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel vow to "redouble" efforts on the Middle East, at talks in Dresden.
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'Gay penguins' rear adopted chick after hatching egg

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 17:50
related places: Bremerhaven

A male penguin couple has hatched an egg at Bremerhaven zoo in Germany, the zoo says - and they are now rearing the chick together.
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Shoe thrower cleared of offence

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 16:17
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cambridge

A Cambridge student who threw a shoe at the Chinese PM is cleared by a judge who said the evidence of harassment was insufficient.
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Federer survives five-set battle

Monday, June 1st 2009, 16:52
related countries: France France

Roger Federer keeps alive his dream of a first French Open title by fighting back from two sets down to beat unseeded Tommy Haas and reach the last eight.
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Djokovic suffers shock Paris exit

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 18:29
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Novak Djokovic becomes the most high-profile casualty so far at this year's French Open as he loses to Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber.
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Obama 'helped' Opel rescue deal

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 14:05

The German chancellor says President Obama helped swing a deal to save carmaker Opel from GM's imminent bankruptcy.
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German corpse 'may be Luxemburg'

Friday, May 29th 2009, 16:50
related places: Berlin

A body found in a Berlin hospital may be that of murdered communist revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg, say German officials.
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Fiat will not attend Opel talks

Friday, May 29th 2009, 12:16

Italy's Fiat pulls out of talks on the future of Opel in Berlin, saying the German government has been "unreasonable".
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Opel talks break down in Berlin

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 15:36
related places: Berlin

Talks about the future of Opel and Vauxhall break down after more details emerge of the amount of extra cash it needs.
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Concerns grow over GM Europe jobs

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 20:45

Concerns grow over potential job losses at GM Europe, as German ministers meet to choose their preferred bidder for the firm.
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GM ponders future as deal fails

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 16:20

General Motors' battle to avoid bankruptcy suffers a blow as bondholders reject a key part of the carmaker's restructuring plan.
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German cannibal movie ban lifted

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 9:15

A horror film based on the real story of cannibal Armin Meiwes can now be shown in Germany, a court rules.
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UK considering Vauxhall support

Tuesday, May 26th 2009, 21:03

The UK has "not ruled out making a financial contribution" to help secure the future of carmaker Vauxhall, says Lord Mandelson.
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Demjanjuk 'in hospital with gout'

Tuesday, May 26th 2009, 16:55

Suspected Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk has been moved from jail in Germany to hospital after developing gout, his lawyer says.
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Germany bans cola after drug test

Tuesday, May 26th 2009, 10:29

Six German states order retailers to stop selling Red Bull Cola energy drinks after traces of cocaine are found in a sample.
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German firms see optimism ahead

Monday, May 25th 2009, 10:07

Firms in Germany are more confident now than they have been for six months, according to a key index.
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National pride

Saturday, May 23rd 2009, 20:49

Why it is now okay to wave a German flag
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German president wins re-election

Saturday, May 23rd 2009, 13:29

German President Horst Koehler is re-elected in a symbolic victory for Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of national elections.
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Sharp decline in Eurozone economy

Friday, May 15th 2009, 11:38

The economy of the eurozone declined by 2.5% in the first three months of 2009, the EU's statistics agency says.
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Euros fly off the back seat of a car on German motorway

Friday, May 15th 2009, 10:46

A wad of euro notes flies off the back seat of a convertible car and is scattered along a motorway in Germany.
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Germany agrees 'bad bank' scheme

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 11:46

The German cabinet agrees a "bad bank" scheme, to enable lenders to remove toxic assets from their balance sheets.
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Demjanjuk 'fit to stay in jail'

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 10:42

Suspected Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk is fit enough to be held in jail pending a trial, German prison doctors say.
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Demjanjuk facing Germany charges

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 7:58
related countries: United States United States

Alleged Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk is taken to a German prison, after being deported from the United States.
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Salute to the skies

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 18:46
related places: Berlin

Berlin thanks veterans of biggest airlift in history
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Berlin airlift anniversary marked

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 10:18

Ceremonies mark the 60th anniversary of the ending of the blockade of West Berlin by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.
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Demjanjuk facing Germany charges

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 10:00
related countries: United States United States

Alleged Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk is to face charges in Germany after being deported from the US, police say.
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Demjanjuk is deported to Germany

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 7:29
related countries: United States United States

Alleged Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk has arrived in Germany after being deported from the US, police say.
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Mixed memories

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 2:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK veterans recall their part in Berlin Airlift 60 years ago
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Web murderer given life sentence

Monday, May 11th 2009, 13:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An internet stalker from Germany who stabbed a British student after becoming obsessed with his girlfriend is jailed for life.
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Berlin rules out saving Opel jobs

Sunday, May 10th 2009, 11:22

Germany's economy minister says his government couldn't afford to save every threatened job at carmaker Opel.
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Germany moves to outlaw paintball

Saturday, May 9th 2009, 0:12
related places: March

Germany plans to ban combat games like paintball and laser-tag, following a deadly school shooting in March.
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'Nazi guard' ordered to surrender

Friday, May 8th 2009, 21:09
related countries: United States United States

A man wanted in Germany for Nazi war crimes is ordered by US authorities to surrender to an immigration office for deportation.
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Fears over Opel plant 'very big'

Friday, May 8th 2009, 20:56

The head of the German state that is home to Opel's threatened engine plant says his fears for its future are now "very, very big".
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Factory closure?

Friday, May 8th 2009, 9:28

German Opel workers fear a Fiat takeover
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US court rejects Demjanjuk plea

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 20:37
related countries: United States United States

The US Supreme Court rejects a plea by Nazi war crimes suspect John Demjanjuk to block his deportation to Germany.
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Carmakers Porsche and VW to merge

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 22:30

Luxury carmaker Porsche agrees to merge with larger German manufacturer Volkswagen in a new car group.
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German ship hijacked by pirates

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 9:50

Pirates in the Gulf of Aden seize a German-owned cargo ship with a crew of about 10, officials say.
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German court disappoints newly-weds with triple-barrel name ban

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 18:02

Germany's highest court upholds a law which makes it illegal for anyone to use more than two hyphenated last names.
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Fiat confirms Opel deal interest

Monday, May 4th 2009, 1:12
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian carmaker Fiat will hold talks with German ministers to discuss a takeover of Opel - the German business of GM.
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Workers march in May Day rallies

Friday, May 1st 2009, 9:00

May Day marchers are protesting over the global economic crisis - violence has already been seen in Germany and Turkey.
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Germany resists CAP transparency

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 12:23

Germany is resisting a European Union move to publish details of who receives the EU's generous farm subsidies.
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France urges Mexican flight ban

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 16:05
related countries: Mexico Mexico

France says it will request an EU-wide ban on all flights to Mexico, source of the swine flu outbreak.
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Mexico to re-test swine flu cases

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 10:09
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Stricter tests for swine flu reduce the number of confirmed deaths in Mexico, but authorities say 159 are likely to have been killed.
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Daimler to give up Chrysler stake

Monday, April 27th 2009, 22:13

German carmaker Daimler has reached a deal to give up its 19.9% stake in Chrysler, the company says.
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'Suicide bid' in abandoned children's case

Sunday, April 26th 2009, 7:13
related countries: Italy Italy

A German man attempts to kill himself after he and his girlfriend abandoned three children at a restaurant in Italy, reports say.
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Pizzeria children 'abandoned over money'

Friday, April 24th 2009, 9:50
related countries: Italy Italy

A German couple who left three children in an Italian pizzeria have told police they fled because they had no money, reports say.
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Italian police find German couple

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 15:51
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian police say they have found a German couple who vanished in northern Italy on Sunday, leaving three children behind.
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German economy 'to shrink by 6%'

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 13:41

The German economy will shrink by 6% this year according to a forecast from the country's leading economic think tanks.
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'Germany's 9/11' plot trial opens

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 13:57

German prosecutors say four suspected Islamists were plotting to match 9/11, as their trial opens in Duesseldorf.
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German star in HIV case released

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 18:09

A singer from a German girl band arrested on suspicion of infecting a partner with HIV is released from custody.
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