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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

Germans protest over pig patent

Thursday, April 16th 2009, 14:58

German pig farmers and green campaigners urge the recall of a patent for a genetic method used to breed meatier pigs.
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US soldier gets life for Iraq deaths

Thursday, April 16th 2009, 14:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A US Army master sergeant convicted of the 2007 murder of four Iraqi detainees is sentenced to life in jail.
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'Nazi guard' deportation blocked

Wednesday, April 15th 2009, 1:12
related countries: United States United States

An 89-year-old US man suspected of Nazi war crimes is granted a last-minute stay of deportation after being detained.
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German star arrested in HIV case

Tuesday, April 14th 2009, 19:30

A singer from a German girl band has been arrested on suspicion of infecting a partner with HIV, a prosecutor's office says.
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US 'set to detain' Nazi suspect

Tuesday, April 14th 2009, 17:37
related countries: United States United States

John Demjanjuk, accused by Germany of Nazi war crimes, is set to be held by the US prior to deportation, his lawyer says.
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US dismisses 'Nazi guard' appeal

Friday, April 10th 2009, 14:42
related countries: United States United States

US officials reject a suspected Nazi death-camp guard's appeal against deportation from the US to Germany.
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German government in Hypo offer

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 8:39

The German government launches a takeover offer for troubled lender Hypo Real Estate but some investors are not keen to sell.
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Two die in German court shooting

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 11:52

A man opens fire in a court in southern Germany, killing a woman before apparently shooting himself.
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Pirates 'seize German cargo ship'

Sunday, April 5th 2009, 18:54
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Somalia Somalia

Somali pirates have hijacked a 20,000-tonne German container ship in the Indian Ocean, a merchant mariners' group reports.
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'Nazi guard' deportation blocked

Saturday, April 4th 2009, 1:24
related countries: United States United States

A US judge blocks an order to deport an alleged Nazi concentration camp guard, ahead of his extradition to Germany.
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Nato struggles to name new head

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 22:42
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Nato leaders meeting in Germany fail to agree on Denmark's Anders Fogh Rasmussen as the alliance's new secretary general.
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Clothing verboten at Germany's first nudist-only hotel

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 12:28

Nudists can look forward to the opening of a new hotel in Germany, where clothes are strictly forbidden.
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Germany bans 'Nazi youth group'

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 10:29

Germany bans a far-right group for allegedly organising activities promoting racist and Nazi ideology among young children.
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German jobless rate rises

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 8:49

Germany's unemployment rate hits 8.6% as the global downturn continues to tighten its grip on Europe's largest economy.
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'DNA bungle' haunts German police

Thursday, March 26th 2009, 19:08

German police admit a suspected serial killer hunted for 15 years may never have existed, after a possible DNA blunder.
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World uber-view as Germans build biggest model railway

Tuesday, March 24th 2009, 23:19

Uber-view German brothers build biggest model railway
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German far-right leader on trial

Tuesday, March 24th 2009, 13:06
related places: Berlin

The head of Germany's far-right National Democratic Party goes on trial in Berlin charged with racial incitement.
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Germany mourns shooting victims

Saturday, March 21st 2009, 15:12
related places: Winnenden

Tens of thousands of people gather in the German town of Winnenden for a memorial service for the 15 victims of a shooting.
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Live text - Uefa Cup draw

Friday, March 20th 2009, 10:29
related places: Hamburg

Manchester City are drawn to play German side Hamburg in the quarter-finals of the Uefa Cup.
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German teenager 'killed for fun'

Wednesday, March 18th 2009, 22:33

The teenager who attacked a German school and shot 15 people said he was doing it "for fun", a witness recounts.
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Short shrift

Wednesday, March 18th 2009, 18:29
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

Germany and France to resist EU summit splurge
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Smuggler's car found crawling with trapdoor spiders

Monday, March 16th 2009, 16:45
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

German customs officials detain a Swiss man trying to smuggle more than 160 large trapdoor spiders into the country.
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Funeral for German school victim

Saturday, March 14th 2009, 21:13
related places: Winnenden

Hundreds of German mourners attend the first funeral of a victim of the Winnenden school massacre, a schoolgirl aged 16.
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Germany gunman 'had depression'

Friday, March 13th 2009, 16:39

The German teenage gunman who killed 15 people on Wednesday shot a man at a psychiatric clinic where he was to be treated.
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Dutch arrest Mafia murder suspect

Friday, March 13th 2009, 10:19
related countries: Italy Italy, Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Amsterdam, Duisburg

Amsterdam police arrest the main suspect in the gangland killing of six Italian men in the German city of Duisburg in August 2007.
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Doubt over German gunman warning

Thursday, March 12th 2009, 23:25

German police say a message apparently warning of a school shooting which left 16 people dead may have been faked.
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German industrial output plunges

Thursday, March 12th 2009, 13:35

Factory output in the world's largest exporter fell by a record 7.5% in January, its biggest drop since reunification in 1990.
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German probe into school shooting

Thursday, March 12th 2009, 9:38

Flags are flown at half-mast across Germany after a teenage gunman killed 15 people, including nine pupils at his former school.
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Germany stunned by shooting spree

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 22:36

Germany is in shock after a teenager kills 15 people - including nine students - in a gun rampage before shooting himself.
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'Not aggressive'

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 19:36

Coach of German 'killer' says he was a normal boy
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German school gunman 'kills 15'

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 18:02

Officials say a teenage gunman has killed himself after going on a rampage and killing 15 people in south-west Germany.
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German charges for 'Nazi guard'

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 13:14
related countries: United States United States

Prosecutors in Germany file charges against John Demjanjuk, an alleged Nazi death camp guard living in the US.
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Swiss 'gigolo' admits blackmail

Monday, March 9th 2009, 10:31
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A Swiss man pleads guilty to blackmailing Germany's richest woman, BMW heiress Susanne Klatten, at a trial in Munich.
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Opel 'should consider insolvency'

Friday, March 6th 2009, 11:49

German carmaker Opel should consider insolvency instead of state aid, the country's interior minister has said.
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German police seize neo-Nazi CDs

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 15:04

German police raid more than 200 premises in an investigation into the promotion of neo-Nazi music.
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German archive building collapses

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 22:55
related places: Cologne

Three people are feared missing after an archive building collapsed in the city of Cologne, German officials say.
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Incentives boost German car sales

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 16:18

Sales of new German cars reach their highest level in 10 years, thanks to a government incentive worth 2,500 euros.
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German charged over ski death

Monday, March 2nd 2009, 18:14
related countries: Austria Austria

A German state governor is charged with manslaughter over a collision on an Austrian ski slope in which a woman died.
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Opel in talks over government aid

Monday, March 2nd 2009, 10:56

German carmaker Opel is in talks with the country's economy minister about a cash injection from the government.
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Peru furore over museum donation

Saturday, February 28th 2009, 2:46
related countries: Peru Peru

Peru is criticised for rejecting a $2m donation from Germany to build a museum for victims of civil conflict.
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Pilfered euro sparks German row

Friday, February 27th 2009, 17:26

The sacking of a worker suspected of pilfering provokes wrangling in Germany about public morality and big business.
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EU heads back financial clampdown

Sunday, February 22nd 2009, 22:58
related places: Berlin

Leaders of Europe's biggest economies agree on the need to regulate all financial markets, including hedge funds.
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Soldier held after Germany crash

Friday, February 20th 2009, 20:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK soldier is held after allegedly taking two armoured vehicles from a British Army base in Germany and crashing one.
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Germany approves stimulus package

Friday, February 20th 2009, 15:39

Germany approves a 50bn euro ($63bn) stimulus plan aimed at spurring a recovery in Europe's largest economy.
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German passports for war children

Friday, February 20th 2009, 12:11
related countries: France France

Germany says it will ease the granting of citizenship to "war children" fathered by German soldiers in France during WWII.
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WWI French battleship found

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 10:33
related countries: France France

A French battleship sunk by Germany in 1917 is discovered in remarkable condition on the Mediterranean Sea bed.
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Germany drafts bank takeover law

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 11:36

The German cabinet agrees on a draft law that will allow it to temporarily nationalise troubled banks.
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German FM begins first Iraq visit

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 11:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad, Berlin

Germany's foreign minister arrives in Baghdad, the first such visit since Berlin opposed the US-led invasion in 2003.
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Peru film wins Berlin Golden Bear

Saturday, February 14th 2009, 21:46

Peruvian film The Milk of Sorrow wins the Berlin Film Festival's coveted Golden Bear award for best picture.
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Europe hit by economic slowdown

Friday, February 13th 2009, 15:01

European economies contracted in the fourth quarter of 2008, with some countries registering the worst figures in decades.
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Cultural keystone

Thursday, February 12th 2009, 15:20

How Berlin's artist squatters hope to turn landlords
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Barman tried over fatal tequila

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 14:35
related places: Berlin

A Berlin barman goes on trial accused of having served a 16-year-old boy 45 tequila shots, which killed him.
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Documents show how German trickery won Queen Nefertiti

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 12:28

Documents suggest a German archaeologist used trickery to smuggle home a famous sculpture of Queen Nefertiti.
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Documents show how German trickery won Queen Nefertiti

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 12:28

Documents suggest a German archaeologist used trickery to smuggle home a famous sculpture of Queen Nefertiti.
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Gaza activist is freed by Egypt

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 10:10
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A German-Egyptian blogger is released by Egypt, after earlier being detained during a rally in support of Palestinians in Gaza.
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German judges study Lisbon Treaty

Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 16:20
related countries: Portugal Portugal

German ministers defend the EU's Lisbon Treaty during a hearing at the country's constitutional court.
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German economy minister resigns

Monday, February 9th 2009, 11:42

The German government moves to replace Economy Minister Michael Glos, following his surprise resignation.
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Gaza activist detained in Egypt

Monday, February 9th 2009, 0:18
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

A German-Egyptian activist has been detained north of Cairo during a rally in support of Palestinians in Gaza.
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