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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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German region aims to be bilingual

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 18:22
related countries: France France

The German state of Saarland, bordering France, says it wants the next generation to be bilingual as it moves to attract more French business.
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Breast implant damages ruling upheld

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 17:57
related countries: France France

A French court upholds a landmark ruling ordering a German company to pay compensation to some 1,700 women fitted with defective breast implants.
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Millions of German passwords stolen

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 12:13

The passwords and other details of sixteen million email users in Germany have been stolen, according to the country's security agency.
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Obama tries to allay German concerns

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 7:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

President Barack Obama says he will not let controversial surveillance by US intelligence services undermine Washington's ties with Germany.
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German bribery trial for Ecclestone

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 14:56

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone will face bribery trial on charges of allegedly giving a $45m (£27.5m) bribe to a German banker, a court in Munich rules.
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East German's prize 45 years late

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 9:52

An East German who entered a West German music quiz has at last received his prize, 45 years after the Stasi secret police intervened.
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German growth weaker than expected

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 9:49

Germany's economy grew by a weaker-than-expected 0.4% in 2013 according to the first official estimates, but economists expect an improvement in 2014.
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Brain doping common in amateur sport

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 2:21

A study of 3,000 amateur athletes in Germany shows that the use of cognitive enhancement medicines is widespread in non-professional sport.
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VIDEO: German brewers fined for price-fixing

Monday, January 13th 2014, 18:31

German competition authorities have fined five big breweries a total of 106.5m euros (£88.8m; $145m) for illegal price-fixing.
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German brewers fined over price fix

Monday, January 13th 2014, 17:40

German competition authorities fine five big breweries a total of 106.5m euros (£88.8m; $145m) for illegal price-fixing.
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VW eyes $7bn N America investment

Monday, January 13th 2014, 2:50

German carmaker Volkswagen says it will invest $7bn (£4bn) in North America over the next five years as it looks to boost its sales in the region.
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Four feared dead in German air crash

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 15:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Trier

A light plane flying from England crashes near the western German city of Trier, with all four of its German occupants feared dead.
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Germany to destroy Syrian weapons

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 18:28
related countries: Syria Syria

Germany announces it will join the international effort to help destroy Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons.
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US travel warning for Hamburg

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 16:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Berlin, Hamburg

The US embassy in Berlin issues a travel warning for Americans visiting Hamburg after anti-riot police enforce "danger zones" in parts of the city.
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Nazi murder case dropped in Germany

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 16:44
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A judge in Germany shelves the murder trial of Dutch-born ex-Nazi officer Siert Bruins, ruling he is free to leave court because of uncertainty surrounding the case.
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German charged over WW2 massacre

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 15:12
related countries: France France
related places: Glane, Oradour

An 88-year-old German man is charged with involvement in one of the most infamous World War Two Nazi atrocities, at Oradour-sur-Glane in France.
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Cocaine cargo sent to German store

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 16:20
related places: Berlin

Police in Berlin find 140kg (309lb) of cocaine hidden in banana boxes which were sent to a budget supermarket chain in an apparent mistake by traffickers.
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Merkel fractures pelvis in ski fall

Monday, January 6th 2014, 12:11

German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffers a partial fracture of her pelvis in a cross-country skiing accident, her spokesman says.
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WW2 bomb kills German digger driver

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 16:25

A digger driver is killed in a blast at a construction site in Germany after he accidentally struck a World War Two bomb, police say.
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Migrants spark German coalition rift

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 11:26
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Romania Romania

Tensions surface in Germany's new ruling grand coalition over how to handle migrants from Bulgaria and Romania.
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Murray beaten by Mayer in Qatar

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 14:40
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray lets a lead slip as he loses in three sets to Germany's Florian Mayer at the Qatar Open.
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VIDEO: Schumacher stable, says manager

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 10:28

German Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher is in a stable condition in hospital following his skiing accident, his manager says.
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Schumacher's condition improves

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 19:18

Seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher's condition improves slightly after an operation to relieve pressure on his brain.
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Schumacher family in bedside vigil

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 7:15
related countries: France France

The family of German Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher is at his bedside as he fights for life after a skiing accident in the French Alps.
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German envoy's Athens home attacked

Monday, December 30th 2013, 16:17
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Shots are fired at the German ambassador's residence in the Greek capital, Athens, but no-one is reported injured.
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VIDEO: Brewers seek UN heritage status

Friday, December 27th 2013, 7:58

Germany has been known for its beer culture for centuries, but now some of the country's top brewers want their five-century-old purity law to be given world heritage status by the United Nations' cultural agency.
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UK Europe's 'largest' economy by 2030

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 11:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK economy will become the largest in Europe, overtaking Germany by 2030, predicts think tank the Centre for Economic and Business Research.
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German 'streamed porn' case reviewed

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 12:29

A German court that told an ISP to hand over details of users who had streamed porn films is reviewing its decision
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Cruise settles 'abandonment' claim

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 9:23
related countries: United States United States

Actor Tom Cruise settles a libel legal action with a German publisher which claimed in US magazines that he had "abandoned" his daughter Suri.
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Leipzig's city tunnel - late but loved

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 1:16

Botched projects undermine fabled German efficiency
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Khodorkovsky reunited with family

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 0:01
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Berlin

Russian ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky is reunited with his son and parents in Berlin after being freed from a decade in jail.
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Gutierrez to stay with Sauber in 2014

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 9:36
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican Esteban Gutierrez will continue to drive for Sauber next season and will line up alongside German Adrian Sutil.
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Freed Khodorkovsky flies to Germany

Friday, December 20th 2013, 18:07
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky arrives in Germany, hours after being pardoned by President Putin from a decade in jail.
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Life sentence urged for ex-SS officer

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 22:15
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

German prosecutors are calling for a life sentence for 92-year-old Siert Bruins who is on trial over the murder of a Dutch resistance fighter in 1944.
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Rosberg suffers tyre failure at 200mph

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 17:28
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

German driver Nico Rosberg spins at full speed after a tyre "blows up" at a private Pirelli test on Thursday in Bahrain.
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UN adopts anti-spying resolution

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 23:54
related countries: Brazil Brazil

The UN General Assembly adopt a resolution proposed by Brazil and Germany urging all countries to guarantee privacy rights to users of the internet.
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Town strips Hitler of citizenship

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 17:51
related places: Dietramszell

Dietramszell in southern Germany has become the latest town to strip Adolf Hitler of his citizenship following a public outcry.
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German parliament confirms Merkel

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 10:16
related places: Berlin

Members of the German parliament in Berlin confirm Angela Merkel as chancellor for a third term, at the head of a grand coalition.
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Amazon workers strike in Germany

Monday, December 16th 2013, 14:22

Employees of internet retail giant Amazon are taking strike action in Germany in a long-running pay dispute.
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Fears of new recession in France

Monday, December 16th 2013, 14:12
related countries: France France

The eurozone's recovery is continuing, a survey of businesses suggests, but there is a widening divergence in the economic performance between France and Germany.
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Germany's SPD backs coalition deal

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 15:51

Members of Germany's opposition Social Democratic Party (SPD) have voted overwhelmingly in favour of entering a grand coalition government led by centre-right Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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VIDEO: Germany builds own World Cup complex

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 2:47
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Three-time World Cup winners Germany will use a purpose-built training base in Brazil during the competition's finals in 2014.
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Germany to build World Cup base

Friday, December 13th 2013, 17:13
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Munich

Three-time World Cup winners Germany will use a new training base built by a Munich property firm in Brazil next summer.
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Dachau guard faces murder inquiry

Friday, December 13th 2013, 16:22
related places: Berlin

Berlin prosecutors are considering murder charges against a former guard at Dachau Nazi camp, who earlier gave an interview to a tabloid newspaper.
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Bavaria abandons Mein Kampf reprint

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 11:55

The German state of Bavaria abandons controversial plans to reprint Mein Kampf after its legal power to ban Adolf Hitler's manifesto expires in 2015.
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Germany raises growth forecasts

Friday, December 6th 2013, 10:06

Germany's central bank, the Bundesbank, raises its forecasts for German economic growth in 2013 and 2014.
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Rattle returns for London residency

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 15:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Conductor Sir Simon Rattle will be returning to London with the Berlin Philharmonic for a major residency in 2015.
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Hulkenberg rejoins Force India

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 15:55

German driver Nico Hulkenberg rejoins Force India for the 2014 Formula 1 season after signing a "multi-year" deal.
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Germany develops anti-Nazi music app

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 12:21

German ministers will this week debate whether to implement an app that can identify rock songs with neo-Nazi or racist lyrics.
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Jesse Owens 1936 gold medal on sale

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 16:50
related countries: United States United States

An Olympic gold medal won by African-American athletics star Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games is put up for auction online.
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German brewers in heritage appeal

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 12:40

German brewers apply for their 500-year-old purity law to be recognised as world heritage by the United Nations' cultural agency.
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Lidl plans to double UK stores

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 11:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lidl, the German discount supermarket chain, is planning to double the number of its stores in the UK, its managing director tells a newspaper.
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German policeman in 'cannibal' case

Friday, November 29th 2013, 16:36

A 55-year-old forensic scientist who works for Saxony's police is arrested after the dismembered body of a 59-year-old man is found.
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Deal on new government for Germany

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 17:42

Angela Merkel will return as German chancellor for a third term under a coalition deal hammered out with her old Social Democrat opponents.
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Man Utd plane aborts Germany landing

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 7:49

Manchester United's plane aborts its landing 400m above the runway as they fly to Germany for a Champions League tie.
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German business confidence improves

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 10:34

German business confidence has risen, a closely-watched survey indicates, as optimism builds about the outlook for the economy.
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Merkel clears way for minimum wage

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 11:58

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, signals the likely introduction of a minimum wage as the price of a coalition agreement with the Social Democrats.
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England 0-1 Germany

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 22:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England suffer their second friendly defeat at Wembley in five days as Per Mertesacker gives Germany victory.
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