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Bayer sued in Germany over pill risks

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 12:52

A German woman is suing pharmaceuticals giant Bayer, claiming its contraceptive pill Yasminelle caused her to suffer a pulmonary embolism.
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German charged over 'Nazi tattoo'

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 16:16

A German man is charged with incitement to hatred after he was pictured with a tattoo apparently of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp at a swimming pool.
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Net giants agree hate speech deal

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 18:11

Facebook, Google and Twitter agree a deal with Germany under which they will remove hate speech posted on their websites within 24 hours.
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Merkel: Migrant crisis 'historic test'

Monday, December 14th 2015, 15:14

German Chancellor Angela Merkel describes the migrant crisis as a "historic test" for Europe as she addresses her party colleagues.
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Germany in nuclear fusion 'milestone'

Friday, December 11th 2015, 18:10

A German nuclear fusion experiment produces a special super-hot gas which scientists hope will eventually lead to clean, cheap energy.
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Germany 'hunts man over Paris attacks'

Friday, December 11th 2015, 17:04
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

German security services are searching for a man wanted in connection with last month's terror attacks in Paris, German media reports say.
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EU sues Germany over car coolant

Friday, December 11th 2015, 10:34

The EU Commission sues Germany because the carmaker Daimler still uses a coolant chemical deemed harmful to the environment.
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German court lets off 'Sharia police'

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 12:00

A German court rules that Islamists who patrolled a city's streets as "Sharia police" did not break the law and will not be prosecuted.
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S Koreans held over 'exorcism' death

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 10:30
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Frankfurt

German police arrest five relatives of a South Korean woman who died in an apparent exorcism ritual in a Frankfurt hotel room.
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Merkel is Time 'Person of the Year'

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 16:29

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is named Time Magazine's "Person of the Year", for her leadership role in Europe's migrant and debt crises.
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Neo-Nazi suspect denies role in attacks

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 13:11

A German woman accused of being part of a neo-Nazi cell which killed 10 people has denied any involvement in the murders in her first statement to the court.
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VIDEO: Russia donates puppy to France

Monday, December 7th 2015, 22:42
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Russia has donated a German Shepherd puppy to France after a police dog was killed in an anti-terror raid following November's attacks in Paris.
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Germany on course for 1m asylum-seekers

Monday, December 7th 2015, 14:20

New figures show Germany has registered 964,574 new asylum-seekers in the first 11 months of the year, putting it on course for more than a million in 2015.
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VIDEO: Apprenticeships for refugees in Germany

Monday, December 7th 2015, 6:47

One of Germany's largest companies is offering apprenticeships to young people who arrive in the country as refugees.
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VIDEO: German charity gives gifts to refugees

Sunday, December 6th 2015, 19:46
related places: Mulheim

Refugees in Mulheim, west Germany, received boxes of presents made by volunteers at a local charity.
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VIDEO: Cargo ship destroys railway bridge

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 18:19
related places: Ems

A cargo ship rammed a railway bridge spanning the Ems river in northwest Germany.
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Germany backs Syria anti-IS mission

Friday, December 4th 2015, 21:01
related countries: Syria Syria

Germany's parliament votes in favour of sending military support in the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria.
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Five-year odyssey for missing Chihuahua

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 16:52

A runaway Chihuahua dog is reunited with its owners after going missing in Germany five years ago.
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Many German Tornadoes 'not airworthy'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 11:20
related countries: Syria Syria

Only 29 of Germany's 66 Tornado jets are airworthy, a defence ministry report has revealed, ahead of a Bundestag vote on action in Syria.
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Hitler's Mein Kampf to be republished

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 0:56

Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf with critical notes by scholars is to be republished in Germany next month - for the first time since the end of WWII.
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Volkswagen US sales fall by 25%

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 17:33
related countries: United States United States

German carmaker Volkswagen sees its US sales fall by 25% in November as a result of the continuing emissions scandal.
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Penguin zoo death baffles German police

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 16:07
related places: Dortmund

Police in the German city of Dortmund investigate the death of one penguin and the disappearance of two others from the local zoo.
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German cabinet approves IS mission

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 11:04
related countries: Syria Syria

The German cabinet backs plans for military support in the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and MPs are expected to vote this week.
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Hamburg says 'No' to 2024 Olympics

Monday, November 30th 2015, 11:12
related places: Hamburg

Residents of the German city of Hamburg vote against hosting the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in a referendum.
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French PM warns on refugee numbers

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 19:08
related countries: France France

European countries cannot accept so many refugees, says France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls before a meeting with Germany's Angela Merkel.
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Beethoven disrupts anti-migrant rally

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 2:59
related places: Mainz

German police take legal action against theatre staff in the city of Mainz for disrupting an anti-foreigner rally by singing Beethoven's Ode to Joy.
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Europe on high security alert

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 20:57
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Eight alleged members of so-called Islamic State suspected to have been travelling to Germany are arrested, Turkish officials say amid security concerns across Europe.
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Merkel backs decision to cancel match

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 15:36
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says it was right to cancel Tuesday's night football match between Germany and Netherlands amid security fears.
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Germany friendly called off

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 21:02
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Hannover

Germany's friendly with the Netherlands on Tuesday is called off after a bomb threat at Hannover stadium.
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VIDEO: Dutch and German fans on stadium scare

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 19:38
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Fans react after Germany's friendly with the Netherlands on Tuesday was called off because of security concerns.
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VIDEO: 'I was saved by my mobile phone'

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 17:45
related countries: France France
related places: Stade

Around 80,000 fans were gathered to watch France play Germany in the Stade de France when bombers detonated devices outside the stadium.
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VIDEO: Fans sing La Marseillaise as stadium clears

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 17:37
related countries: France France
related places: Stade

Around 80,000 fans were gathered to watch France play Germany in the Stade de France when suicide bombers detonated devices outside the stadium.
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Babies' bodies found in German home

Friday, November 13th 2015, 17:25
related places: Wallenfels

German police say the bodies of eight babies - wrapped in towels and put in plastic bags - have been found in a flat in a town in the southern Bavaria state.
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US jails German ex-sniper over plot

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 23:53
related countries: Liberia Liberia, United States United States

A former German sniper is sentenced to 20 years in prison for conspiring to kill a US federal agent on behalf of drugs traffickers in Liberia.
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VW sets whistleblower deadline

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 18:38

German carmaker VW sets a 30 November deadline for staff whistleblowers to come forward about its diesel emissions test cheating.
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VIDEO: The skilled diplomacy of Helmut Schmidt

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 23:04

Former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt - who led the country from 1974 to 1982 - has died aged 96, his office says.
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German ex-Chancellor Schmidt dies at 96

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 22:52

Former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt - an architect of the European Monetary System - has died aged 96, his office says.
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How one German city is coping with refugees

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 0:03

How one city is coping with refugee influx
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Sea lion 'killed' in Dortmund Zoo

Monday, November 9th 2015, 17:51

A sea lion found dead in her pen in Dortmund Zoo may have been killed, German officials say.
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German football chief resigns

Monday, November 9th 2015, 17:20

The president of the German football federation (DFB) resigns over claims surrounding a payment to Fifa.
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Lufthansa counts cost of strike bill

Monday, November 9th 2015, 15:24

German airline Lufthansa says the current strike is costing the company at least €10m (£7m) a day.
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Merkel 'backs minister' in refugee row

Monday, November 9th 2015, 13:43
related countries: Syria Syria

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is said to be backing her beleaguered interior minister after a row over restricting asylum rights of Syrian refugees.
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Lufthansa to cancel 929 flights

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 18:18

German airline Lufthansa says 113,000 passengers will be hit by flight cancellations on Monday amid a union walkout.
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German industrial output drops

Friday, November 6th 2015, 12:13

German industrial output had its biggest drop in a year in September, after a decline in production in all sectors except energy.
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Lufthansa strike hits 290 flights

Friday, November 6th 2015, 11:38

German airline Lufthansa will cancel 290 flights on Friday afternoon due to strike action by cabin crew over cost saving measures.
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Germany to fast-track asylum returns

Friday, November 6th 2015, 9:22

Germany unveils plans to speed up the repatriation of failed asylum seekers, after the governing coalition resolved a rift on the issue.
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Refugee boy Azam reunited with parents

Friday, November 6th 2015, 1:35
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro, Syria Syria
related places: Belgrade

A Syrian boy whose disappearance from a hospital in Belgrade sparked a huge social media campaign is reunited with his parents in Germany.
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Valbuena and Benzema out for France

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 17:58
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mathieu Valbuena and Karim Benzema are left out of France's squad to face Germany and England this month.
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Adidas raises full-year outlook

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 7:56

German sportswear firm Adidas raises its outlook for full-year sales and profits after better-than-expected results for the third quarter.
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US fines German bank $258m over Iran

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 19:33
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria, United States United States

German company Deutsche Bank is fined $258m by US regulators for working with US-sanctioned countries Syria and Iran.
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Germany says 98,000 VW petrol cars hit

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 17:15

Around 98,000 Volkswagen petrol vehicles are caught up in VW's latest emissions scandal, Germany's transport minister has said.
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VIDEO: Dogs and owners dance in world champs

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 22:25
related places: Freiburg

The International Dog Dancing Championships take place in Freiburg in Germany.
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VW US sales rise despite scandal

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 18:30
related countries: United States United States

German carmaker Volkswagen increased its sales in October despite the global emissions scandal currently entangling the company.
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Tax raid on German FA in 'bribes' row

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 13:51

Police raid the German Football Association headquarters and two officials' homes over tax evasion allegations linked to the 2006 Fifa World Cup.
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Osborne: EU deal 'there to be done'

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 12:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

George Osborne says there is a "deal to be done" as he set out UK demands for its future EU membership in a speech to German business leaders.
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UK, Germany heart of Europe - Osborne

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 10:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Berlin, Osborne

The UK and German economies are the "beating heart" of Europe, George Osborne says as he heads to Berlin for talks on EU reforms.
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Berlin Wall blunderer dies at 86

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 13:22

A senior East German official whose impromptu announcement at a news conference led to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 dies aged 86.
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Germany seeks to slow migrant flow

Friday, October 30th 2015, 23:49
related countries: Austria Austria

Germany is to restrict the number of entry points for migrants arriving via Austria, in a bid to control the flow as thousands cross into Bavaria daily.
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Rapper turned IS fighter killed by US

Friday, October 30th 2015, 20:10
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

A US air strike in Syria killed a former German rapper working for the Islamic State who used social media to recruit, defence officials confirmed.
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Five-year-old dies in German bus crash

Friday, October 30th 2015, 16:35

A tour bus carrying 59 children has crashed in eastern Germany, leaving a five-year-old boy dead and others injured.
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German admits second child murder

Friday, October 30th 2015, 12:32
related places: Berlin

Prosecutors in Berlin say the man suspected of murdering a four-year-old migrant boy has admitted killing a six-year-old, Elias, who has been missing since July.
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VIDEO: Sheltering in boxes at German border

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 15:52
related countries: Austria Austria

Some people waiting to cross from Austria into Germany have had to take shelter from the cold in cardboard boxes.
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China to buy 130 aircraft from Airbus

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 9:36
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China signs a $17bn contract to buy 130 aircraft from European consortium Airbus, during a visit by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Beijing.
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BASF cuts full-year profits forecast

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 10:03

Shares in Germany's BASF dip 5% after the chemicals group cuts its full-year profit forecast and reports disappointing sales.
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Schweinsteiger may sue over Nazi doll

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 15:27
related countries: China China

Bastian Schweinsteiger is considering legal action against a company making Nazi dolls that bear a striking resemblance to him.
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Porsche market manipulation trial opens

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 12:04

Two former Porsche executive go on trial in Germany accused of market manipulation over a failed Volkswagen takeover bid.
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