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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

Pants-clad man in Merkel jet dance

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 15:58

German authorities investigate how a man wearing only his underwear and carrying drugs managed to stage a one-man party on an official government plane.
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Lloyds sells off German life insurer

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 7:17

Lloyds Banking Group sells off some £500m in assets, including German life insurer Heidelberger Leben, as it seeks to meet tougher regulatory requirements.
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German leader Merkel visits Dachau

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 19:45
related places: Dachau

Angela Merkel lays a wreath at the former Nazi concentration camp of Dachau near Munich, the first German chancellor to do so.
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Greece 'will need another bailout'

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 17:58
related countries: Greece Greece

Germany's finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble says for the first time that Greece will need another bailout to plug a forthcoming funding gap.
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German town hall hostages released

Monday, August 19th 2013, 18:00
related places: Ingolstadt

German police end a nine-hour hostage crisis at the Ingolstadt town hall in Bavaria, freeing two captives and arresting the hostage taker.
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German transplant doctor on trial

Monday, August 19th 2013, 16:27

A doctor accused of falsely pushing patients up an organ transplant list goes on trial in Germany.
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German war drama to air on BBC Two

Monday, August 19th 2013, 11:01

An acclaimed German mini-series about five friends set during World War II is to be screened on BBC Two later this year.
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Gondola tourist killed in Venice

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 14:50
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Venice

A 50-year-old German tourist is crushed to death during a gondola ride on the famous Grand Canal in the Italian city of Venice.
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Travel firms cancel Egypt holidays

Friday, August 16th 2013, 14:13
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Travel firms TUI and Thomas Cook cancel holidays booked by German customers in Egypt until mid-September as the violence in the country escalates.
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Fine threat over Mainz rail chaos

Friday, August 16th 2013, 12:50
related places: Mainz

Germany's national rail firm Deutsche Bahn is threatened with a big fine because of travel chaos at Mainz station, a major hub.
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VIDEO: 'Rockefeller' conman jailed for murder

Friday, August 16th 2013, 5:36

A German man who pretended to be an heir to the Rockefeller oil fortune has been jailed for killing his California landlady's adult son in 1985.
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Killer Rockefeller imposter jailed

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 19:12

A German man who pretended to be heir to the Rockefeller oil fortune is sentenced for killing his California landlady's adult son in 1985.
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German artist wins Nazi salute case

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 9:57

A German artist prosecuted for performing Nazi salutes is acquitted, after claiming artistic expression.
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Merkel woos voters as steady leader

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 8:40

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, launches her campaign for a third term by pointing to economic successes and fiscal discipline.
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VIDEO: Merkel launches bid for third term

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 6:14

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has launched her campaign for re-election for a third term.
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Eurozone comes out of recession

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 10:47

The eurozone has emerged from recession after 18 months of economic contraction, figures indicate.
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RWE to close or idle power plants

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 7:07

German power giant RWE, which owns Npower, is mothballing or closing some gas and coal-fired power stations because of an increase in renewable energy.
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VIDEO: German town begins turtle hunt

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 18:22
related places: Irsee

A lake in the southern German town of Irsee has been drained, as part of the efforts to try and catch a turtle suspected of attacking a boy over the weekend.
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Herzog warns of texting and driving

Monday, August 12th 2013, 15:18

A new documentary by German director Werner Herzog warns of the dangers of texting and driving.
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Djokovic through in Rogers Cup

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 7:01

World number one Novak Djokovic beats Florian Mayer of Germany to progress to the third round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.
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VIDEO: CCTV spots bear stealing bins

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 9:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Colorado

A bear has been caught on CCTV dragging away a bin full of old food from behind a German restaurant in Colorado in the US.
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AUDIO: Grimm's stories 'full of sex and violence'

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 8:05
related places: Grimm

It is 200 years since Grimm's Fairy Tales were first published - but the original German stories were more brutal than many realise, as BBC Berlin correspondent Steve Evans reports.
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West Germany 'sponsored doping'

Monday, August 5th 2013, 14:12

German officials demand publication of a partially-leaked study which reportedly alleges that West Germany engaged in systematic doping of athletes.
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German boy finds 'mummy' in attic

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 16:02

A 10-year-old boy playing in his grandmother's attic in northern Germany comes across a sarcophagus complete with what looks like a mummy.
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How German autos beat British motors

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 23:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

How German autos beat British motors
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Kohl 'wanted half of Turks out'

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 22:34

Ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl wanted to halve the number of Turks in West Germany in the early 1980s, documents cited by a German magazine show.
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New Siemens boss 'to return order'

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 14:44

The new boss of the German engineering firm Siemens says his priority is to stabilise the company after its former chief executive was dumped this week.
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German smoker faces flat eviction

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 10:29

A court in Germany rules that a man who smokes in a rented flat can be evicted if the smoke gets into public areas of an apartment block.
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Tax charge for Bayern Munich chief

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 14:58

German prosecutors charge the president of European champions Bayern Munich, Uli Hoeness, with tax evasion after a lengthy inquiry.
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Wiebe wins Senior Open in play-off

Monday, July 29th 2013, 8:57
related countries: United States United States

American Mark Wiebe beats Germany's Bernhard Langer on the fifth play-off hole to win the Senior Open at Royal Birkdale.
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VIDEO: Problems of poverty in Germany

Monday, July 29th 2013, 5:31

Throughout the financial crisis in the eurozone, Germany has been held up as a model of financial stability - but it is also a country that is suffering its own economic headaches.
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Germany 1-0 Norway

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 16:03
related countries: Norway Norway

Anja Mittag scores and Nadine Angerer saves two penalties as Germany beat Norway 1-0 in the European Championship final.
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Siemens poised to axe boss Loescher

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 10:11

Siemens looks set to axe chief executive Peter Loescher after the German industrial giant issued another profit warning last week.
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Norway 1-1 Denmark (4-2 on pens)

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 21:39
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Norway Norway

Norway beat Denmark on penalties to secure a place in the final of the European Championship against Germany.
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Aston Martin teams up with Mercedes

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 12:57

Aston Martin teams up with the German carmaker Mercedes to develop a new generation of engines and components.
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German poster campaign to find Nazis

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 22:41

A poster campaign is launched in Germany aimed at tracking down the last surviving Nazi war criminals not yet brought to justice.
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Can Nazi symbols be art?

Friday, July 19th 2013, 16:19

German performer defends Nazi salute in court
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Manchester City legend Trautmann dies

Friday, July 19th 2013, 14:14

Former Manchester City keeper Bert Trautmann, who played in the 1956 FA Cup final with a broken neck, dies aged 89.
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German minister hails Greek reforms

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 13:57
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Germany's finance minister, a supporter of austerity, praises Greek economic reforms after parliament voted through fresh public sector cuts.
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Formula 1 boss Ecclestone indicted

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 21:20

Formula 1 motor racing boss Bernie Ecclestone is indicted by a prosecutor in Germany on a charge of bribing a former banker.
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Chechens fuel Germany asylum surge

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 12:46
related countries: Russia Russia

The number of people seeking political asylum in Germany has soared, many of them Chechens who fled Russia, officials say.
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Merkel vows better data protection

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 22:10

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will push for tougher data protection laws in the EU, following revelations of widespread spying on the web.
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Marquez takes German GP victory

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 13:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Marc Marquez moves top of the standings with victory at the German GP as Britain's Cal Crutchlow finishes second.
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Italian league lacks quality - Nesta

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 13:54
related countries: Italy Italy, Spain Spain

Former Italy international Alessandro Nesta says Serie A lacks the quality of the English, German and Spanish leagues.
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What Vodafone sees in autistic people

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 1:04

Special skills get autistic people into German jobs
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Lorenzo has heavy crash in Germany

Friday, July 12th 2013, 15:11

MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo suffers another big crash two weeks after breaking his collarbone.
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The German settlers who left their mark on Palestine

Friday, July 12th 2013, 0:05

The Christian settlement doomed by the rise of the Nazis
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German 'energy bender' in trouble?

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 1:11

Fears that Germany’s conversion to renewables could prove costly
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FIA bans media from GP pit lanes

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 19:49

Formula 1's governing body has banned media from pit lanes after a cameraman was injured at the German Grand Prix.
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Crash not my fault, says Cavendish

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 18:23
related countries: France France

Mark Cavendish claims he was not at fault for a crash at the end of stage 10 of the Tour de France, won by Marcel Kittel.
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Benteke submits transfer request

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 6:31

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke submits a transfer request but the club still expect him to stay.
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Memorial for Nazi 'euthanasia' dead

Monday, July 8th 2013, 20:43

Work begins on a memorial in Germany for the 300,000 people murdered by the Nazis for having mental and physical disabilities or chronic illnesses.
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F1 cameramen confined to pit wall

Monday, July 8th 2013, 15:51

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says camera crews will only film from pit lane wall following injury to cameraman at the German GP.
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German exports to eurozone fall 9.6%

Monday, July 8th 2013, 9:31
related countries: China China

German exports suffered their sharpest fall since 2009 as demand in China eased off and eurozone exports fell by 9.6%.
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Wins a long way off - Hamilton

Monday, July 8th 2013, 6:21
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton believes his first win for Mercedes is still a long way off after finishing fifth at the German Grand Prix.
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British cameraman hurt in pit drama

Sunday, July 7th 2013, 14:51

A British cameraman is hurt by a loose wheel after a botched pit stop involving Red Bull's Mark Webber at the German GP.
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