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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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Germany's Siemens to axe 15,000 jobs

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 13:44

Industrial giant Siemens is to cut up to 15,000 jobs, a third of them in Germany, as part of a cost-cutting programme.
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Kipsang breaks marathon world record

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 9:50
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Berlin

Kenyan Wilson Kipsang breaks the marathon world record by 15 seconds as he claims the Berlin title on Sunday.
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German SPD in Merkel coalition talks

Friday, September 27th 2013, 21:07

Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD) says it will begin talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats on forming a coalition.
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VIDEO: 'Forest boy' given community service

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 21:27
related places: Berlin

A court in Berlin has ordered a Dutchman to perform community service for tricking officials into thinking he had lived in a forest for years with his father.
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Bathroom firm Grohe in Japanese deal

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 13:06
related countries: Japan Japan

Germany's Grohe is bought by Japan's Lixil in the biggest takeover of a German firm by a Japanese company.
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'Forest boy' faces community service

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 12:08
related places: Berlin

A Berlin court orders a Dutchman, who hoaxed officials into thinking he had emerged from the forest, to perform community service.
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Foreign experts join Kenya clue hunt

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 8:56
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Nairobi

Foreign forensic experts join Kenya's investigation into a deadly siege by Islamist militants in Nairobi, as new dramatic footage emerges.
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Wiggins wins silver behind Martin

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 15:36

Sir Bradley Wiggins falls short of a first road world title as Germany's Tony Martin takes time trial gold in Florence.
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Lewandowski confirms 2014 Bayern move

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 15:33

Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski confirms he will join German rivals Bayern Munich next year.
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German Green leaders quit after vote

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 14:54

Three leaders of Germany's Green Party resign after it came fourth in the election won by the ruling conservatives.
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Usain Bolt renews Puma sponsorship

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 10:34

Multiple Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt re-signs with German kit-maker Puma until after the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.
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VIDEO: Merkel to start coalition talks

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 21:58

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's is considering who to team up with to form a new coalition after her party's election victory.
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Greek concern over Merkel victory

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 10:33

The convincing election victory for Chancellor Angela Merkel leads to a worried response in Greece.
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Merkel triumphs in German elections

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 6:29

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party wins Germany's election but finishes just short of an absolute majority, official results confirm.
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VIDEO: Merkel celebrates election victory

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 5:03

Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) party has won Germany's election - but finished just short of an absolute majority, official results show.
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Germans vote in crucial election

Sunday, September 22nd 2013, 15:23

Germans vote in parliamentary elections seen as the most important for years, with Angela Merkel hoping for a third term as chancellor.
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German rivals in last push for votes

Saturday, September 21st 2013, 22:12

Parties in Germany conclude their final day of campaigning ahead of parliamentary elections seen as the most important for years.
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VIDEO: German election polls 'narrowing'

Friday, September 20th 2013, 21:47

Germans head to the polls on Sunday, in an election which many commentators are now suggesting is too close to call.
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VIDEO: Germany 'wealthy export nation'

Friday, September 20th 2013, 18:05

The German election is one of the most important in years because of the country's dominant role in the eurozone.
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VIDEO: German coalitions explained in cake

Friday, September 20th 2013, 16:29

Stephen Evans explains how German political coalitions are worked out.
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German rivals push for every vote

Friday, September 20th 2013, 12:59

Parties in Germany push for every vote as opinion polls suggest Angela Merkel may have to find a new coalition partner after Sunday's vote.
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VIDEO: Germany's coal mine 'ghost town'

Friday, September 20th 2013, 5:10

Chancellor Angela Merkel has massively reduced Germany's dependence on nuclear power, but other forms of energy have had to step up to fill the shortfall.
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'We may never get big industry here'

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 13:52

Angela Merkel's east German home town
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German chemicals 'not in Syria arms'

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 10:25
related countries: Syria Syria

German leader Angela Merkel denies that 137 tonnes of chemicals delivered to Syria were used to make weapons such as the poisonous gas sarin.
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My Germany: The Turkish bath manageress

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 1:27
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Bringing Berlin's women together in a Turkish bath
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The lonely US airman who became a spy

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 1:18
related countries: United States United States

The teenage US airman who became an East German agent
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French minister attacks German wages

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 0:32
related countries: France France

A French economy minister intervenes in Germany's election campaign by calling for wages to be raised in order to ensure fairer competition.
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Why is Germany so reluctant to take a lead in Europe?

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 11:29

Why Germany is reluctant to take the wheel of Europe
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German investor confidence soars

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 15:35

Confidence among German investors has reached its highest level for more than three years, a survey suggests, boosting optimism for a eurozone recovery.
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My Germany: Four fatherlands

Monday, September 16th 2013, 23:27

One east German's journey to a land of peace
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Merkel allies claim Bavaria vote win

Monday, September 16th 2013, 9:56

Close allies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel are claiming victory in Bavarian polls seen as a yardstick ahead of a general election next week.
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Merkel unruffled by uncertainties

Monday, September 16th 2013, 9:35

Nothing seems to rock the German chancellor's campaign
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VIDEO: Support for Merkel bloc in Bavaria

Monday, September 16th 2013, 4:50

The German election is drawing near, and this weekend's ballot in the southern state of Bavaria showed strong support for Angela Merkel's conservative bloc.
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My Germany: Lampedusa refugee

Friday, September 13th 2013, 11:05

The war refugees stranded in a German park
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Vodafone clinches German cable deal

Friday, September 13th 2013, 10:16

Vodafone is set to complete a 7.7bn-euro (£6.6bn; $10bn) takeover of Kabel Deutschland after securing the backing of the German cable operator's shareholders.
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VIDEO: German election in comic-book form

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 23:01

Get to grips with Germany's election - in two minutes
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German actor Otto Sander dies at 72

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 16:09

German actor Otto Sander, who appeared in World War II movie Das Boot and Wings of Desire, dies at the age of 72.
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Germany court in 'burkini' ruling

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 16:49

A court in Germany rules that a Muslim girl should take part in mixed-sex swimming lessons, saying she can wear a "burkini" garment.
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Europe 'on hold' over German election

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 10:21

Europe 'on hold' over German election, says Gavin Hewitt.
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My Germany: Student fencer

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 8:02

German students fence for honour and entry into the elite
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VIDEO: German students fence for honour

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 22:04

German law student Nils Hempel is a member of one of the country's student fencing corps, which aim to build character under the blade of a sword.
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Germany seizes 'model plane bomb'

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 16:58

Police in Germany say they have seized a bomb and several model airplanes which neo-Nazis wanted to use in an attack against left-wing activists.
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Bach replaces Rogge as IOC president

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 16:01

German Thomas Bach is elected as the new president of the International Olympic Committee in Buenos Aires.
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German union's 'go vote' video a hit

Monday, September 9th 2013, 14:40

One of Germany's biggest trade unions wins praise for a humorous election campaign video that has gone viral on the internet.
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Last Hitler bodyguard Misch dies

Friday, September 6th 2013, 19:34
related places: Berlin

The last surviving witness of Adolf Hitler's final days, the Nazi leader's bodyguard Rochus Misch, dies in Berlin.
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In pictures: Secret lives of the Stasi

Friday, September 6th 2013, 10:47

Secret lives of the notorious East German Stasi
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German exports dropped in July

Friday, September 6th 2013, 8:23

German exports record an unexpected fall in July as deliveries to eurozone nations fall.
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Children removed from German sect

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 19:27

German police raid two communities in Bavaria belonging to the Christian sect Twelve Tribes and remove 40 children over allegations of child abuse.
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German leader visits massacre site

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 14:38
related countries: France France
related places: Glane, Oradour

President Joachim Gauck becomes the first top German dignitary to visit Oradour-sur-Glane where hundreds of French villagers were massacred in 1944.
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VIDEO: German visit to Nazi atrocity village

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 12:57
related countries: France France
related places: Glane, Oradour

President Joachim Gauck is to become the first senior dignitary from German to visit Oradour-sur-Glane in France, where 642 people were killed by Nazi troops in June 1944.
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VIDEO: Germany pursues Auschwitz guards

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 22:00

German justice officials say 30 former Auschwitz death camp guards still living in Germany should face prosecution.
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Home-schooled children taken in care

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 21:45

Four children in Germany are taken into care because their deeply religious parents refused to send them to school, officials say.
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Germany pursues Auschwitz guards

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 20:42

German justice officials say 30 former Auschwitz death camp guards still living in Germany should face prosecution.
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UK entrepreneurs 'work fewest hours'

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 23:00
related countries: France France, Spain Spain, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Small

Small business owners polled in the UK work fewer hours than their counterparts in the US, Germany, France, Netherlands or Spain, according to a survey.
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Arsenal complete £42.4m Ozil signing

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 21:43
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Real

Arsenal complete the club-record signing of Real Madrid's Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil for £42.4m.
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Former SS officer faces German trial

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 17:55
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A 92-year-old former SS officer goes on trial in Germany for the murder of a Dutch resistance fighter during World War II.
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VIDEO: Former SS officer faces German trial

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 14:48
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Former SS officer Siert Bruins, 92, has appeared in court in Germany accused of murdering a Dutch resistance fighter some 70 years ago.
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