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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 'on brink of recession'

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 11:15

Germany's economy is heading for recession and will only expand by 0.2% in 2009, the country's four leading economic think tanks warn.
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Europe acts to strengthen banks

Monday, October 13th 2008, 15:30
related countries: Spain Spain

Major European economies announce financial rescue schemes to shore up their banking systems.
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BA flight makes emergency landing

Sunday, October 12th 2008, 16:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Berlin

A British Airways jet bound for Delhi from Heathrow, with 222 passengers on board, lands near Berlin after an electrical fault develops.
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Tour rocked by new positive tests

Monday, October 6th 2008, 20:49
related countries: France France, Italy Italy

Two Tour de France stage winners - Italy's Leonardo Piepoli and Germany's Stefan Schumacher - test positive for an advanced blood doping product.
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Europeans sought over hack attack

Monday, October 6th 2008, 11:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The FBI is seeking a British man and his German accomplice over attacks on web shops selling satellite TV equipment.
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Germany clinches bank rescue deal

Monday, October 6th 2008, 6:59

Germany's finance ministry has agreed a 50bn euro ($68bn; £38.7bn) plan to save one of the country's biggest banks.
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Germany seeks to reassure savers

Sunday, October 5th 2008, 21:26

Chancellor Angela Merkel moves to reassure savers that their deposits in German financial institutions are safe.
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German bank at risk of collapse

Sunday, October 5th 2008, 10:20

Top German bank Hypo Real Estate teeters on the brink of collapse after a 35bn euro rescue plan fell apart.
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Another top European bank falters

Sunday, October 5th 2008, 4:22

Another European bank teeters on the brink as EU leaders stop short of offering a bail-out to the bloc's financial institutions.
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No rhyme nor reason - dead German poet told to pay TV fee

Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 14:08

The celebrated German poet Friedrich Schiller, dead for more than 200 years, is sent reminders that he should pay his TV and radio licence fee.
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Freed Western tourists back home

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 9:47
related countries: Italy Italy

Eleven Western tourists - who spent 10 days as hostages in the Sahara Desert - return to Italy and Germany.
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New world record for Gebrselassie

Sunday, September 28th 2008, 10:05
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie breaks his own world record as he wins the Berlin Marathon for the third time in a row.
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UN set to reaffirm Iran sanctions

Friday, September 26th 2008, 18:00
related countries: Iran Iran

The UN Security Council is poised to vote on a draft resolution on Iran which reaffirms existing sanctions over its nuclear work.
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Terror suspects held on KLM plane

Friday, September 26th 2008, 13:15
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Cologne

Police in Germany board a Dutch plane at Cologne airport to arrest two men suspected of planning attacks, officials say.
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Egypt hostages' location 'known'

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 13:06
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Sudan says it has pinpointed the location of 11 foreign tourists and eight Egyptians taken hostage on Friday.
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EU prepares Georgia observer role

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 13:51
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

A German diplomat begins preparing the deployment of EU observers in Georgia - but Russia may restrict the scope of their mission.
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Street clashes erupt in Germany

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 14:13
related places: Cologne

Thousands of left-wingers protesting against a right-wing rally clash with police in the German city of Cologne.
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One of the few remaining slabs of the Berlin Wall sold at auction

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 1:11
related places: Berlin

A Berlin auction house says it has sold one of the few remaining sections of the Berlin Wall for more than 7,800 euros (£6,150).
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One of the few remaining slabs of the Berlin Wall sold at auction

Friday, September 19th 2008, 20:14
related places: Berlin

A Berlin auction house says it has sold one of the few remaining sections of the Berlin Wall for more than 7,800 euros (£6,150).
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Confrontation over German mosque

Friday, September 19th 2008, 15:54
related places: Cologne

Stone-throwing protesters disrupt a right-wing conference opposed to the building of a new mosque in Cologne, Germany.
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Germany lists Holocaust victims

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 18:55
related places: Berlin

Berlin's federal archive for the first time compiles a list of some 600,000 Jews who lived in Germany up to 1945 and were persecuted by the Nazis.
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German tried over Nazi war crime

Monday, September 15th 2008, 14:35
related places: Munich

An 89-year-old ex-German infantry commander is tried in Munich for a Nazi war crime, in what could be one of the last such cases.
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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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