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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.

World news related to Germany – overview

Germany: news

Dim outlook for European economies

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 13:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The European Commission warns that Germany, Spain and the UK will fall into recession in 2008, as eurozone growth slows.
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'Overtaxed' postman hoards or disposes of at least 20,000 letters

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 17:27

A Scotsman employed in Germany as a postal worker hoarded or disposed of at least 20,000 letters, police say.
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German FM to run for chancellor

Sunday, September 7th 2008, 21:17

Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will run against Chancellor Angela Merkel in next year's election.
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Black to green

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 22:27

Germany pilots technology to clean up coal power
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Amateur British diplomat sought Nazi WWII pact

Saturday, August 30th 2008, 22:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A fascist sympathiser who tried to broker peace with Germany during WWII was aided by the Foreign Office, MI5 files reveal.
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Afghan blast kills German soldier

Wednesday, August 27th 2008, 13:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A German soldier dies in an explosion targeting a military convoy in northern Afghanistan.
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E.ON to cut 1,800 jobs in Germany

Wednesday, August 27th 2008, 11:05

Energy group E.ON confirms it is cutting 1,800 sales jobs as it closes two-thirds of its German service centres.
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German shopper mood remains weak

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 9:01

German consumer confidence falls to a fresh five-year low, due to continuing recession and inflation fears.
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Nadal tested in opening victory

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 6:50
related countries: United States United States

World number one Rafael Nadal is pushed hard before beating Germany's Bjorn Phau in round one of the US Open.
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East German spy swap fixer dies

Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 2:52
related places: Berlin

East German lawyer Wolfgang Vogel, who oversaw some of the Cold War's biggest spy swaps in Berlin, dies at 82.
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Schoneborn pips GB's Fell to gold

Friday, August 22nd 2008, 7:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Fell

Britain's Heather Fell wins silver in the women's modern pentathlon behind Germany's Lena Schoneborn
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Sale of bank data alarms Germany

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 14:56

Data protection officials in Germany call for tighter privacy laws amid a scandal over illegal sales of personal data.
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Frodeno claims gold as Brits fade

Tuesday, August 19th 2008, 4:08
related countries: Canada Canada, New Zealand New Zealand

Germany's Jan Frodeno wins triathlon gold ahead of Canada's Simon Whitfield and New Zealand's Bevan Doherty.
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German hostages 'rescued'

Friday, August 15th 2008, 10:31
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A militant group in Nigeria's oil-rich Delta hands over two German hostages it says it rescued from another gang.
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Europe's major economies contract

Thursday, August 14th 2008, 11:21

The 15 economies of the eurozone contract by 0.2%, heightening fears the area is sliding towards recession.
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German ice cream murders probed

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 9:13

German police launch a huge manhunt after three people are shot dead at an Italian ice cream parlour in a town near Frankfurt.
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German 'Nazi' youth camp raided

Monday, August 11th 2008, 11:39
related places: Rostock

Thirty-nine young people are returned home as a neo-Nazi youth camp is broken up by police in northern Germany.
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Italy arrest over German Mafia killing

Thursday, August 7th 2008, 13:58
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Duisburg

Police in Italy arrest a senior member of a family allegedly linked to Mafia killings in the German city of Duisburg last year.
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Concern as German production stalls

Thursday, August 7th 2008, 13:14

Industrial output in Germany grew by just 0.2% in June, adding to fears the economy is on the brink of sliding into a recession.
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You're under a vest! German policewomen get 'bullet-proof bra'

Monday, August 4th 2008, 18:21

Germany introduces a "bullet-proof" bra to protect thousands of women police officers across the country.
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Iran defiant on nuclear deadline

Saturday, August 2nd 2008, 19:14
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's president says it will not retreat "one iota" on its nuclear programme, on the day of an international deadline.
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Farmer has double arm transplant

Friday, August 1st 2008, 16:12

A 54-year-old German farmer receives a complete double arm transplant in a 15-hour operation at a Munich clinic.
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German smoking bans overturned

Wednesday, July 30th 2008, 13:30

Germany's top court overturns smoking bans in small bars and clubs, telling German states to review their anti-smoking laws.
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Obama missed 'injured US heroes'

Sunday, July 27th 2008, 1:53
related countries: United States United States

Barack Obama is criticised by electoral rival John McCain for cancelling a visit to injured US soldiers in Germany.
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Obama seeks stronger Europe ties

Friday, July 25th 2008, 6:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Berlin

Barack Obama tells Berliners the US and Europe have drifted apart and it is time for them to come together again.
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Obama in Germany on European tour

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 11:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Berlin

US presidential hopeful Barack Obama lands in Berlin, where thousands are expected to gather for a key speech.
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Glock ready to return after crash

Wednesday, July 23rd 2008, 9:34

Timo Glock will return to testing for Toyota on Thursday - four days after his horror crash at the German Grand Prix.
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Still a long way to go - Hamilton

Sunday, July 20th 2008, 19:02
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton insists there is still a long way to go in the title race, despite moving into a four-point lead with victory in Germany.
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Hamilton fights back for victory

Sunday, July 20th 2008, 17:04
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton wins the German Grand Prix despite a questionable strategy from his McLaren team.
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German hostages freed in Turkey

Sunday, July 20th 2008, 11:40
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Three German climbers taken hostage by Kurdish armed rebel group the PKK have been freed, officials say.
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The forgotten French village massacre

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 11:05
related countries: France France
related places: Maille

Emma Jane Kirby speaks to the villagers of Maille where, in 1944, 124 people were killed by German soldiers.
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Spain broke rules in energy deal

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 10:12
related countries: Spain Spain

Europe's top court says Spain broke EU law for trying to obstruct a German takeover of Spanish energy firm Endesa.
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Germany jails Iraqi PM plotters

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 9:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A German court convicts three Iraqi men of plotting to kill ex-Iraqi PM Iyad Allawi during a 2004 visit to Germany.
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Stoner win blows title race open

Sunday, July 13th 2008, 13:05

Casey Stoner wins a wet German MotoGP, ahead of Valentino Rossi who takes the championship lead from Dani Pedrosa.
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Live - German MotoGP

Sunday, July 13th 2008, 11:33

Casey Stoner aims to make it three wins in as many races at the German MotoGP at Sachsenring.
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German row over Obama speech plan

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 17:42
related places: Berlin

A leading German politician is the latest to reject a tentative plan by Barack Obama to speak at Berlin's historic Brandenburg Gate.
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PKK sets German hostage demands

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 15:09

Kurdish armed rebel group the PKK, holding three German climbers hostage, sets out its demands for their release.
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Rabbit ripper

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 8:12

Owners in fear as German police hunt serial pet killer
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Siemens plans to cut 16,750 jobs

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 11:46

Germany's engineering giant Siemens plans to cut 16,750 jobs, or about 4% of its workforce, as the global economy slows.
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Strike action hits German flights

Monday, July 7th 2008, 10:50

Hundreds of flights on Lufthansa's CityLine and Eurowings regional carriers are cancelled by a strike.
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Waxwork Hitler beheaded in Berlin

Saturday, July 5th 2008, 22:10
related places: Berlin

A man is arrested after tearing the head off an Adolf Hitler figure, as a new Madame Tussauds branch opens in Berlin.
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German town celebrates next chord in a 639-year concert

Saturday, July 5th 2008, 0:03

The sixth note from an ongoing musical piece is to be played in a German town - a concert that is scheduled to last 639 years.
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Spain ecstatic at Euro 2008 win

Monday, June 30th 2008, 10:29
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Thousands of euphoric Spanish fans celebrate in Madrid after winning Euro 2008 with victory over Germany.
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Spain crowned champions

Sunday, June 29th 2008, 20:38
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain claim their first title in 44 years after beating Germany 1-0 in the Euro 2008 final in Vienna.
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Football fever

Saturday, June 28th 2008, 22:00
related countries: Spain Spain

German and Spanish fans eagerly await final
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Football: Spanish refuse to rule out Villa

Friday, June 27th 2008, 21:37
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Villa

Spain striker David Villa is ruled out of Sunday's Euro 2008 final against Germany.
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Germany recalls Berlin airlift

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 16:56
related places: Berlin

Events are held to mark the 60th anniversary of the Berlin airlift, when the Western allies broke a Soviet blockade.
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Germany scrape past Turkey

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 20:45
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Philipp Lahm scores a last-minute winner as Germany beat Turkey 3-2 in dramatic style to reach the Euro 2008 final.
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City electric

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 9:40
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Berlin

Excitement in Berlin ahead of Turkey vs Germany match
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Donors boost Palestinian security

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 17:00
related places: Berlin

Officials from more than 40 countries meet in Berlin and pledge $242m for the Palestinian police and justice system.
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Pirates 'seize family off Yemen'

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 12:58
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Pirates capture a German family off the coast of Yemen and take them to the breakaway republic of Somaliland, officials says.
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Germany to bolster Afghan force

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 11:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Germany says it will send an extra 1,000 soldiers to northern Afghanistan, amid signs of strain in the Nato mission.
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Djokovic v Berrer as it happened

Monday, June 23rd 2008, 14:55

Third seed Novak Djokovic beats Germany's Michael Berrer in four sets in the third Centre Court match of the day.
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Scolari shoulders blame for loss

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 21:30

Outgoing Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says he "failed" after watching his side exit Euro 2008 with a 3-2 quarter-final defeat by Germany.
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Classy Germany eliminate Portugal

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 20:51
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Basel

Germany secure an exciting 3-2 quarter-final win over Portugal to book a last-four Euro 2008 showdown with Croatia or Turkey.
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Swiss TV in German anthem mistake

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 14:55
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss TV subtitles the wrong version of the German national anthem during a live broadcast of a Euro 2008 football match.
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