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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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"Ich bin ein Bearliner" - Knut to stay at Berlin Zoo

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 12:33

In a 430,000-euro deal Berlin Zoo beats off a rival zoo's claim to the celebrity polar bear and money-spinner Knut.
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'Armed man' clears Berlin school

Tuesday, May 20th 2008, 9:25
related places: Berlin

Police evacuate a school in the German capital Berlin amid reports that an armed person has entered the building.
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'Auschwitz guard' prompts inquiry

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 17:07

German prosecutors examine a case file on an 87-year-old Nazi suspect accused of involvement in mass murder at the Auschwitz death camp.
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'Berlin Wall' barriers spark trespass row

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 6:13
related places: Potsdam

Wealthy residents in Potsdam, close to the German capital, are putting up metal fences and hedges to keep the public away from their luxury homes.
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'Bomb plot' at Borussia Dortmund

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 21:32

German police say they have detained a 25-year-old man after three suspected explosive devices were found outside Borussia Dortmund's stadium.
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'Bungling burglars' blow up German bank

Wednesday, May 26th 2010, 9:38

A German bank is reduced to rubble, leading to suspicions that robbers misjudged the quantity of explosives needed for a break-in.
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'CIA prison' found in Bucharest

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 17:47
related countries: Romania Romania
related places: Bucharest

The CIA operated a secret prison in the Romanian capital Bucharest where terrorism suspects were interrogated, a German media investigation claims.
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'CIA victim' held after shop fire

Friday, May 18th 2007, 11:57
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A Lebanese-born German who says he was tortured by the CIA is arrested for alleged arson in Germany.
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'Detonator' raises German fears

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 18:13
related countries: Namibia Namibia

A suspicious bag containing a detonator, batteries and a clock was found in a Namibian airport, possibly bound for Munich, German police say.
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'DNA bungle' haunts German police

Thursday, March 26th 2009, 19:08

German police admit a suspected serial killer hunted for 15 years may never have existed, after a possible DNA blunder.
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'Ex-Nazi' charged with 58 murders

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 14:34

German prosecutors charge a 90-year-old alleged former Nazi with the killing of 58 Jewish forced labourers, officials say.
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'Exit poll leak' tweets alarm German election officials

Monday, August 31st 2009, 16:25

The apparent illegal leaking of exit polls for German regional elections on Twitter raises concerns weeks before the general election.
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'FBI fugitive' is innocent German

Wednesday, February 27th 2008, 0:17

A couple filmed in Sicily are identified as German tourists and not a most-wanted FBI fugitive and his girlfriend.
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'Final body' found at German rink

Thursday, January 5th 2006, 2:42

A 15th body is retrieved from the site of a collapsed German ice rink, thought to be the final victim.
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'Footballing equivalent of the fall of the Berlin Wall'

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 5:54

'Footballing equivalent of the fall of the Berlin Wall'
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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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'Gay penguins' rear adopted chick after hatching egg

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 17:50
related places: Bremerhaven

A male penguin couple has hatched an egg at Bremerhaven zoo in Germany, the zoo says - and they are now rearing the chick together.
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'German Borat' rides high in election opinion polls

Friday, August 21st 2009, 16:20

A fictional candidate pledging to replace the German eagle with a national bunny emblem wins 18% support in a pre-election poll.
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'German journalists' held in Iran

Monday, October 11th 2010, 16:17
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian officials say they have arrested two foreign nationals who interviewed the family of a woman who faces a death sentence for adultery.
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'Germany's 9/11' plot trial opens

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 13:57

German prosecutors say four suspected Islamists were plotting to match 9/11, as their trial opens in Duesseldorf.
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'Gold smuggler' arrested in Greece

Friday, April 12th 2013, 16:34
related countries: Greece Greece

A German man has been arrested at Athens International Airport after allegedly trying to smuggle nearly half a ton of gold and silver out of Greece.
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'Greed isn't good'

Friday, October 24th 2008, 7:04

How German town is coping with global crisis
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'Holocaust denier' free from jail

Friday, November 21st 2008, 10:15
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Australian "Holocaust denier" is freed from jail after Germany abandons efforts to have him extradited from the UK.
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'Honour killing' brother jailed

Thursday, April 13th 2006, 9:08
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A German court jails a Turkish man aged 19 for shooting his sister in a so-called "honour killing".
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'Islamist funders' held in Europe

Friday, May 16th 2008, 16:13
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Uzbekistan Uzbekistan

Police in the Netherlands, France and Germany swoop on suspects believed to fund Islamists in Uzbekistan.
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'Jewish grave' for head of Gestapo

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 11:59
related places: Berlin

The head of the Nazi secret police, Heinrich Mueller, was buried in a Jewish cemetery in Berlin, Germany's Bild newspaper reports.
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'Justice served'

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 21:11
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt reacts to Germany's 'veil martyr' verdict
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'Lost' Hopper prints go on show

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 9:30
related places: Berlin

More than 400 rediscovered prints by Easy Rider actor Dennis Hopper are exhibited in Berlin.
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'Loud explosion' in central Kabul

Friday, January 15th 2010, 16:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A loud explosion has been heard near the German embassy in Afghanistan, witnesses in Kabul say.
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'Murdered soul'

Friday, March 12th 2010, 13:35

German campaigner tells of childhood Catholic abuse
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'Nazi guard' Demjanjuk is charged

Monday, July 13th 2009, 10:27

German prosecutors charge alleged Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk with 27,900 counts of being an accessory to murder.
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'Nazi guard' deportation blocked

Wednesday, April 15th 2009, 1:12
related countries: United States United States

An 89-year-old US man suspected of Nazi war crimes is granted a last-minute stay of deportation after being detained.
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'Nazi guard' deportation blocked

Saturday, April 4th 2009, 1:24
related countries: United States United States

A US judge blocks an order to deport an alleged Nazi concentration camp guard, ahead of his extradition to Germany.
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'Nazi guard' ordered to surrender

Friday, May 8th 2009, 21:09
related countries: United States United States

A man wanted in Germany for Nazi war crimes is ordered by US authorities to surrender to an immigration office for deportation.
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'Nazi' gnome causes consternation among Nuremberg authorities

Friday, July 17th 2009, 15:32

A garden gnome giving the Nazi salute lands a German artist in trouble with the authorities in Nuremberg.
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'Nazi' row sinks German TV star

Monday, September 10th 2007, 8:33

The German TV network NDR sacks a leading talk show host after she praised the Nazis' family model.
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'Not aggressive'

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 19:36

Coach of German 'killer' says he was a normal boy
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'Overtaxed' postman hoards or disposes of at least 20,000 letters

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 17:27

A Scotsman employed in Germany as a postal worker hoarded or disposed of at least 20,000 letters, police say.
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'Psychic octopus' to retire after World Cup 'success'

Monday, July 12th 2010, 16:27

Germany's so-called psychic octopus is to retire from making predictions following his World Cup success, his owners say.
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'Psychic' octopus favours Spain over Germany

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 9:50
related countries: Spain Spain

An octopus in Germany with a string of correct predictions foresees a World Cup semi-final victory for Spain.
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'Psychic' octopus predicts German win over England

Saturday, June 26th 2010, 16:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An octopus picks Germany over England, in the latest of a string of predictions that have made it a national celebrity.
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'Psychic' octopus predicts World Cup final winner

Friday, July 9th 2010, 11:43
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Spain Spain

An octopus in Germany credited with psychic powers predicts that Spain will defeat the Netherlands in the World Cup final.
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'Rockefeller' charged with murder

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 15:16

A German man who claimed to be a descendant of oil tycoon John D Rockefeller is charged with murder in the disappearance of a man from California.
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'Rockefeller' kidnapper is jailed

Friday, June 12th 2009, 20:26

A German who calls himself Clark Rockefeller is jailed for five years for kidnapping his seven-year-old daughter.
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'Rockefeller' kidnapper is jailed

Friday, June 12th 2009, 20:26

A German who calls himself Clark Rockefeller is jailed for five years for kidnapping his seven-year-old daughter.
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'Rogue' Afghan kills Nato troops

Friday, February 18th 2011, 16:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A man dressed as an Afghan soldier kills two German troops in an attack in northern Afghanistan, Nato says.
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'Self-justice'

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 15:14

German pensioners who took financial adviser captive
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'Suicide bid' in abandoned children's case

Sunday, April 26th 2009, 7:13
related countries: Italy Italy

A German man attempts to kill himself after he and his girlfriend abandoned three children at a restaurant in Italy, reports say.
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'Suicide' of World Cup official

Thursday, July 13th 2006, 15:27
related places: Berlin

Berlin's top World Cup official dies four days after shooting himself in the head.
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'Syria spies' arrested in Berlin

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 13:06
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Berlin

A Syrian and a German-Lebanese man are arrested in Germany on suspicion of spying on opponents of President Bashar al-Assad's government.
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'Torture victim' seeks US justice

Friday, February 2nd 2007, 17:55
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States

A Lebanese-born German vows to get an apology from the US, alleging CIA agents abducted and tortured him.
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'Transfer bid' for 'psychic' octopus

Monday, July 19th 2010, 9:48
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Paul

A 'transfer request' from Spain for the World Cup's star performer, Paul the "psychic" octopus, has been rejected by a German zoo.
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'Transfer bid' for Paul, the octopus oracle

Friday, July 16th 2010, 23:25
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Paul

A German zoo rejects a "transfer" request from Spain for its star performer at the World Cup - Paul the "psychic" octopus.
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'Volkswagen law' is ruled illegal

Tuesday, October 23rd 2007, 14:42

A German law that prevents a foreign takeover of carmaker Volkswagen is ruled illegal by the top EU court.
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