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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 football boss Hoeness guilty

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 16:21

A German court finds Bayern Munich football boss Uli Hoeness guilt of tax evasion, sentencing him to to three years and six months in jail.
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Ukraine votes for new National Guard

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 13:09
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Ukraine's parliament votes unanimously to create a 60,000-strong National Guard to bolster the country's defences.
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Call for Bayern boss jail sentence

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 12:00
related places: Bayern

German prosecutors are seeking a jail term of more than five years for Uli Hoeness, the president of European football champions Bayern Munich.
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Bayern boss admits massive tax fraud

Monday, March 10th 2014, 15:03

Uli Hoeness, president of European football champions Bayern Munich, admits in court that he defrauded the German tax authorities of 18m euros (£15m; $25m).
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Lost tourist 'ate flies' to survive

Friday, March 7th 2014, 3:35
related countries: Australia Australia

A German tourist who went missing for almost three weeks while walking in Australia's outback survived by eating flies, police say.
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No deportation for home-schoolers

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 18:39
related countries: United States United States

A family who left Germany to avoid having to send their children to school there will not be deported from the US, officials say.
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VIDEO: 'Queen of Europe' Merkel visits UK

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 20:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has said the rest of Europe is not prepared to pay almost any price to keep Britain in the EU.
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Former German president cleared

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 10:39

A German court has cleared the country's former president Christian Wulff of corruption.
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Germany scraps threshold for EU vote

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 13:04

Germany's top court says a rule requiring political parties to win at least 3% of the vote to enter the European Parliament is unconstitutional.
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German spy paranoia's Irish invasion

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 10:11
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: How

How panic spread across the UK and Ireland in 1914
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Apology over Zuckerberg cartoon

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 22:13

A German cartoonist who depicted Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as a hook-nosed octopus apologises for causing offence.
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Overseas trade drives German growth

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 12:03

Germany's economic growth in the final three months of last year was largely driven by overseas trade, official statistics show.
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Two-time gold winner fails drugs test

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 11:37

Two-time gold winner Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle and William Frullani are sent home from Sochi 2014 after failing drugs tests.
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Inside a German 'mega-brothel'

Friday, February 21st 2014, 1:35

Has Germany's liberal approach to prostitution gone too far?
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VIDEO: Sex worker: 'I love my job'

Friday, February 21st 2014, 1:11
related places: Stuttgart

Some European countries are legalising prostitution with the most liberal laws being in Germany. Europe's biggest brothel - dubbed a mega-brothel - is in Stuttgart.
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Suspected Auschwitz guards arrested

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 20:44

Three men aged 88, 92 and 94 are detained by German authorities on suspicion of being guards at the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.
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Germany finds Rwanda ex-mayor guilty

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 12:27
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A German court sentences a Rwandan former mayor, Onesphore Rwabukombe, to 14 years in prison for his role in Rwanda's 1994 genocide.
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Claimants in talks over 'stolen' art

Monday, February 17th 2014, 14:30

Art collector Cornelius Gurlitt, whose works were seized by German police in 2012, is negotiating with six claimants aiming to recover Nazi stolen art.
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VIDEO: Berlin Film Festival awards highlights

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 22:48
related countries: China China
related places: Berlin

Chinese film Bai Ri Yan Huo (Black Coal, Thin Ice) wins the Golden Bear for best picture at the Berlin international film festival.
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Chinese film wins at Berlin festival

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 20:34
related countries: China China
related places: Berlin

Chinese film Bai Ri Yan Huo (Black Coal, Thin Ice) wins the Golden Bear for best picture at the Berlin film festival.
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Merkel proposes secure European web

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 19:22
related countries: France France

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will talk to France about building a European communication network to improve data protection.
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Abuse scandal hits German coalition

Friday, February 14th 2014, 18:50

Germany's agriculture minister quits over claims that he breached confidentiality during a child pornography inquiry, German media report.
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Ken Loach wins Berlin's Golden Bear

Friday, February 14th 2014, 13:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Barley, Berlin

British director Ken Loach receives a lifetime achievement prize in Berlin, recognising films such as Cathy Come Home, Kes and The Wind That Shakes The Barley.
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Germany complete luge clean sweep

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 17:55

Germany make it four golds from all four Sochi luge events with victory in the Winter Olympics' first team relay.
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VIDEO: How French and German states compare

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 12:39
related countries: France France
related places: Champagne, Neuss

High Schofield in Chalons-en-Champagne in France, and Stephen Evans in its German twin-town, Neuss, compare how the two countries deal with state spending.
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German festival disaster: 10 charged

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 11:20
related places: Duisburg

Ten people have been charged in connection with the deaths of 21 people at the Love Parade festival in the German city of Duisburg in 2010.
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Record win for British women curlers

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 13:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great Britain's women beat the United States 12-3, equalling the Olympic record curling score, including taking seven points in one end.
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Hoefl-Riesch retains super combined title

Monday, February 10th 2014, 12:15

Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany retains her Olympic super combined title after a brilliant slalom display in Sochi.
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LaBeouf walks out of news conference

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 18:40
related countries: United States United States

US actor Shia LaBeouf walks out of a press conference at the Berlin Film Festival before appearing on the red carpet with a paper bag on his head.
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VIDEO: Stag imitation contest held in Germany

Saturday, February 8th 2014, 5:21
related places: Dortmund

The 16th annual stag competition has taken place in Dortmund, Germany.
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ECB debt plan referred to EU court

Friday, February 7th 2014, 12:43

Germany's constitutional court refers the European Central Bank's bond-buying plan to the European Court of Justice.
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Anderson film opens Berlin festival

Friday, February 7th 2014, 11:07
related countries: Hungary Hungary
related places: Berlin

Wes Anderson's latest movie The Grand Budapest Hotel opens the Berlin Film Festival to rave reviews.
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VIDEO: Bletchley code-breaking re-enacted

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 19:13

The National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park has staged a re-enactment of the breaking of the German Lorenz machine code using a rebuilt Colossus computer and a reconditioned Tunny cipher machine.
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The Nazi murder law that still exists

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 0:03

The Nazi law on murder that still causes injustice in Germany
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Gove: Make state schools like private

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 18:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Education Secretary Michael Gove says he wants to end the "Berlin Wall" divide between the state and private school sectors in England.
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Eurozone manufacturing grows again

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 9:52

Eurozone manufacturing grows strongly in January on the back of new orders, a closely-watched business survey suggests, with Germany leading the way.
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VIDEO: How can a ship 'grow' by 30 metres?

Friday, January 31st 2014, 6:09

Time-lapse video showing a cruise ship being cut in half and extended by nearly 30 metres in a shipyard in Germany has gone viral online.
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German brewers making 'foreign' beer

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 0:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The German brewers making British and American-style beers
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US snooping sows distrust - Merkel

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 19:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Merkel

Angela Merkel says US and British spy programmes "sow distrust" among allies, in her inauguration speech of her third term as German chancellor.
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VIDEO: How Germany houses Syrian refugees

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 10:12
related countries: Syria Syria

Thousands of Syrians fleeing the civil war in their homeland have sought refuge in Germany, which has offered homes to more refugees than any other European country.
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First Porsche was an electric car

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 21:31

German carmaker Porsche reveals that the first vehicle designed by its founder, Ferdinand Porsche, was an electric car built in 1898.
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Windy cows cause Germany blast

Monday, January 27th 2014, 22:26

The methane gas released by windy dairy cows causes an explosion in a cow shed in central Germany, police say.
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VIDEO: Is anti-semitism rising in Germany?

Monday, January 27th 2014, 7:10

Stephen Evans looks at fears over anti-semitism in Germany on International Holocaust Remembrance day.
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NSA 'spied on companies' - Snowden

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 23:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Snowden

Fugitive US leaker Edward Snowden alleges that the National Security Agency engaged in industrial espionage, in an interview with German TV.
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Croatia's ex-spy chief extradited

Friday, January 24th 2014, 16:08
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Croatia's former spy chief is handed over to Germany on suspicion of murder, after a row which strained ties between the EU and its newest member.
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England among top seeds for Euro 2016

Friday, January 24th 2014, 15:05
related countries: Spain Spain

England will avoid Germany and Spain in Euro 2016 qualifying after being named as one of the top seeds.
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Two killed in Frankfurt courthouse

Friday, January 24th 2014, 12:00
related places: Frankfurt

A man is arrested after two men are killed in a shooting and stabbing attack at a court complex in the German city of Frankfurt.
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In pictures: Pensioner movie calendar

Friday, January 24th 2014, 8:58

German pensioners pose for a calendar as Hollywood movie stars
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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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