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Germany: Country in Central Europe
Germany, constitutionally the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands to the west.

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Russian spy agency played role in Berlin murder of Georgian man: Bellingcat

Russia's FSB security service planned and organized the murder of a Georgian man in Berlin last summer, a killing that triggered diplomatic expulsions from Germany and Moscow, the investigative website..
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Iranian accused of violating U.S. sanctions returns home from Germany

An Iranian man accused of violating U.S. sanctions and detained in Germany has been freed and has returned to Iran after diplomatic efforts by Tehran, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday.
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Videos for Germany


Coronavirus: WHO working 'day and night' to combat virus [Video]Coronavirus: WHO working 'day and night' to combat virus

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organisation, says the organisation is working "day and night" to combat the coronavirus outbreak. He also repeated the call he he made..

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PSG with abundant talent even without Neymar - Dortmund's Favre [Video]PSG with abundant talent even without Neymar - Dortmund's Favre

Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre says Paris St Germain's talented players mean they are still a threat even without Neymar.

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Alstom confirms talks on potential $7 billion Bombardier deal [Video]Alstom confirms talks on potential $7 billion Bombardier deal

French train maker Alstom has confirmed it is in talks on the possible acquisition of the train business of Canada's Bombardier, with a potential $7 billion deal. Ciara Lee reports

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Powers renew pledge to uphold Libya arms embargo [Video]Powers renew pledge to uphold Libya arms embargo

Germany, UN host ministers and top officials in bid to cut off external military support to Libya's warring sides.

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"West is winning," U.S. tells China [Video]"West is winning," U.S. tells China

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended his nation's global role despite misgivings in Europe. As Fred Katayama reports, Defense Secretary Mark Esper added that the West should not depend on China..

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Germany to phase out coal use by 2038 [Video]Germany to phase out coal use by 2038

Ministers are clear coal mines will disappear and that renewable sources of energy are the answer.

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AlphaTauri unveil their new Formula One car for 2020 [Video]AlphaTauri unveil their new Formula One car for 2020

Drivers Daniil Kvyat and Pierre Gasly help unveil new AlphaTauri Formula One car, the AT01

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:45Published

Abu Dhabi celebrates 250 years of Beethoven with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra [Video]Abu Dhabi celebrates 250 years of Beethoven with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra

The Hamburg Symphony Orchestra performance brought crowds together in Abu Dhabi to celebrate the 250th birthday of German composer and pianist, Ludwig van Beethoven.View on euronews

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Hertha in turmoil after Klinsmann's surprise departure [Video]Hertha in turmoil after Klinsmann's surprise departure

Juergen Klinsmann’s sudden exit from Hertha Berlin has left the German club in turmoil.

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Study finds human coronaviruses can survive on surfaces for up to 9 days [Video]Study finds human coronaviruses can survive on surfaces for up to 9 days

New analysis shows that many human coronavirus strains can stay infectious on inanimate surfaces for up to 9 days.

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Big wave surfing event marred by serious accident [Video]Big wave surfing event marred by serious accident

Surfer Alex Botelho is taken to hospital after being knocked unconscious during a big wave event in Nazare.

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Dr. Thomas König on the polarization of politics in Germany and the rise of Afd [Video]Dr. Thomas König on the polarization of politics in Germany and the rise of Afd

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Merkel's favoured heir drops out of German chancellor race [Video]Merkel's favoured heir drops out of German chancellor race

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer's standing down blows the race to lead the world's fourth-largest economy wide open.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:35Published

Sajid Javid: Government will invest in local infrastructure [Video]Sajid Javid: Government will invest in local infrastructure

Sajid Javid MP has announced how the government hopes to grow the economy following Brexit. The Chancellor of the Exchequer said the IMF expects the UK economy to grow faster this year than in..

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Merkel protegee confirms she won't run for chancellor [Video]Merkel protegee confirms she won't run for chancellor

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), on Monday confirmed she would not run for chancellor in next year's federal election. Adam Reed reports.

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No phones, no leaks: Lagarde's stamp on ECB [Video]No phones, no leaks: Lagarde's stamp on ECB

ECB insiders say new chief Christine Lagarde has a deal for bank policymakers: Cut out the open dissent and I'll listen to you more. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Storm Ciara: Trains, flights cancelled in northern Europe [Video]Storm Ciara: Trains, flights cancelled in northern Europe

Forecasters said Storm Ciara would also hit Ireland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:21Published

First pandas born in Germany bottle-fed by keepers [Video]First pandas born in Germany bottle-fed by keepers

Young panda twins at Zoo Berlin are having to be bottle-fed by their keepers to give their mother a helping hand. Meng Xiang and Meng Yuan, who have been given the nicknames Pit and Paule, were born..

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Euro zone to cautiously pave the way for more fiscal stimulus

Euro zone finance ministers are set to discuss on Monday a document that calls for a more growth-friendly fiscal policy, a move that could lead to Germany's spending more amid fears of a downturn.
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Donald Trump official issues veiled threat to Boris Johnson over Huawei 5G decision

'Any nation who chooses to use an untrustworthy 5G vendor will jeopardise our ability to share intelligence and information at the highest level,' says US ambassador to Germany
Independent - Published

German far-right group 'planned attacks on mosques'

Twelve men arrested on Friday were allegedly plotting to attack mosques, politicians and immigrants.
BBC News - Published

Israel hopes Germany, other ICC members will help stave off Palestinian investigation

Israel's prime minister on Sunday hailed what he called efforts by friendly states to stop the International Criminal Court opening an investigation into alleged war crimes against Palestinians.
Reuters - Published

CDU's Merz would score best head-to-head against top German Green: poll

Friedrich Merz would fare best among those aspiring to lead Germany's governing Christian Democrats (CDU) into the next national election against the leader of their potential main rivals, the..
Reuters - Published

Twelve detained in Germany over suspected far-right plot

German federal prosecutors won a court order to detain 12 men arrested on suspicion of involvement in a far-right plot to overthrow the political order by means of targeted attacks.
Reuters - Published

Pull yourselves together for EU's sake, German Greens urge CDU

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), embroiled in a leadership crisis, must unite and keep their ruling coalition stable as Germany takes on the rotating European Union presidency this..
Reuters - Published

Germany busts 'terrorist organization' that planned attacks on Muslims, refugees

German police detained 12 men on Friday suspected of setting up a far-right organization with the goal of carrying out attacks against politicians, asylum seekers and Muslims, the Federal Prosecutor's..
Reuters - Published

U.S., China, Russia making world more dangerous: German president

Germany's president took an indirect swipe at U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday in accusing Washington, China and Russia of stoking global mistrust and insecurity with a "great powers" competition"..
Reuters - Published

Zuckerberg ready for Facebook to pay more tax as welcomes rules review

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg accepts that global tax reforms mean it may have to pay more taxes in different countries, excerpts of a speech he is due to deliver in Germany on Saturday..
Reuters - Published

Lufthansa Group extends China flight cancellations to March 28 over virus outbreak

Germany's Lufthansa on Friday said it would suspend all flights to mainland China until March 28 due to the new coronavirus, which is spreading in China and around the world.
Reuters - Published

Let's stick together on security, Germany's Kramp-Karrenbauer tells UK

The EU and Britain have a shared interest in retaining close security ties after Brexit, Germany's defense minister told Reuters in an interview.
Reuters - Published

German president warns of racist 'poison' at Dresden WW2 bombing ceremony

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier told Germans they must reject racism and anti-Semitism at a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Allied bombing raids on Dresden, which killed 25,000 people near..
Reuters - Published

WW2 bombing commemorated in far-right stronghold Dresden

Germans on Thursday commemorate 75 years since Allied bombing raids on Dresden killed 25,000 people just three months before the end of World War Two in an operation that still fuels the surging..
Reuters - Published

Pressure mounts for Swiss parliamentary probe into spying operation

Senior members of the Swiss legislature are demanding a parliamentary investigation into a spying operation in which U.S. and German intelligence used a Swiss cryptography company as a front to..
Reuters - Published

UK's Big Ben tower more badly damaged by Nazi bombs than thought

Britain's Big Ben tower at the Houses of Parliament was more badly damaged by German bombs during World War Two than originally thought, experts said on Thursday, as the bill for its restoration rose..
Reuters - Published

Conservative Merz plans to run for German CDU chair: media

Conservative Friedrich Merz plans to run for the leadership of Germany's Christian Democrats (CDU) after Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said this week she would give up the post, Focus Online and Bild..
Reuters - Published

Germany's Kramp-Karrenbauer steps up CDU succession planning

Germany's Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer will meet contenders to replace her as Christian Democrat (CDU) leader next week, she told Reuters, forging ahead with the succession process after senior party..
Reuters - Published

No coalition without Merkel, say German Social Democrats

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) signaled on Wednesday they could quit their coalition with Angela Merkel's conservatives if she is forced out as chancellor, piling pressure on their partners to avoid..
Reuters - Published

Swiss machines used to spy on governments for decades

Secret control of a Swiss device enabled the US and Germany to collect classified information, reports say.
BBC News - Published

Germany confirms two more cases of coronavirus, raising overall number to 16

Germany on Tuesday confirmed two more cases of coronavirus in the southern state of Bavaria, raising the overall number of known cases in Europe's most populous country to 16.
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Germany's Volkswagen and Daimler push for more 'sustainable' Chile lithium

German automakers Volkswagen and Daimler have launched a study to push for more "sustainable" lithium mining in Chile, according to lobbyist filings reviewed by Reuters, a sign of growing supply chain..
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Germany may face early Merkel exit, election after protegee stands aside

Chancellor Angela Merkel's plan for an orderly succession is in ruins and the chances of an early election in Germany have risen after her conservative protegee, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, gave up her..
Reuters - Published

German car supplier to reopen headquarters after coronavirus infections

German auto parts supplier Webasto [WEBA.UL] will on Wednesday reopen its headquarters close to Munich, it said on Tuesday, after eight of its employees contracted the new coronavirus that is quickly..
Reuters - Published

Germany's Merkel regrets protegee's decision to step down

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she regretted the decision of her protegee Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer not to stand as their party's candidate for the chancellorship in Germany's next federal..
Reuters - Published

Merkel protegee gives up chancellery ambitions after far-right scandal

The woman who had been expected to become Germany's next chancellor said on Monday she would not run for the top job, succumbing to a scandal involving the far-right and blowing wide open the race to..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Potential candidates to succeed Kramp-Karrenbauer as German conservative leader

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Chancellor Angela Merkel's protegee and leader of their conservative Christian Democrats (CDU), will not run for chancellor in Germany's federal election next year, a source..
Reuters - Published

Merkel regrets her protegee's decision not to run for chancellor: source

Chancellor Angela Merkel regrets that her protegee, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, has decided not to run for chancellor in Germany's federal election next year, a participant at a meeting of their..
Reuters - Published

Merkel supports Kramp-Karrenbauer in her desire to remain defense minister: spokesman

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer wants to remain German defense minister and Chancellor Angela Merkel supports her in that, a spokesman for the German government said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Merkel protegee Kramp-Karrenbauer won't run for chancellor: source

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Chancellor Angela Merkel's protegee and leader of their conservative Christian Democrats (CDU), will not run for chancellor in Germany's federal election next year, a source..
Reuters - Published

Lisa Ashton claims first win on PDC Tour at Players Championship 2

Lisa Ashton secures her maiden victory on the PDC Pro Tour with a first-round win over Germany's Christian Bunse at the Players Championship in Barnsley.
BBC News - Published

Storm Sabine disrupts flights and trains in Germany

Around 180 flights to and from Frankfurt airport were canceled on Sunday, a spokeswoman for airport operator Fraport said, and severe disruptions were expected on the railway as storm Sabine hit..
Reuters - Published

Storm Sabine hits Frankfurt airport, train travel

Around 150 flights to and from Frankfurt airport, Germany's largest hub, were canceled on Sunday as storm Sabine reached Europe's largest economy, a spokeswoman for airport operator Fraport said.
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Frankfurt airport cancels about 100 flights due to storm Sabine

Around 100 flights to and from Frankfurt airport, Germany's largest hub, have been canceled so far on Sunday due to storm Sabine, a spokeswoman for airport operator Fraport said.
Reuters - Published

German coalition demands new elections in Thuringia after far-right row

Germany's ruling coalition on Saturday called for fresh elections in the eastern state of Thuringia, whose pro-business premier stepped down only two days after being helped into the job with votes..
Reuters - Published

Germany AfD: Merkel fires minister over far right row

Christian Hirte tweeted his congratulations to a liberal candidate who was supported by the AfD.
BBC News - Published

Lufthansa warns of flight cancellations ahead of storm Sabine

German airline Lufthansa said that storm Sabine, which is expected to hit parts of Europe over the weekend with gale-force winds, will lead to flight cancellations and delays.
Reuters - Published

Berlin wants to evacuate more Germans from virus-hit Wuhan: magazine

The German government wants to evacuate another group of Germans from the Wuhan area in China due to the coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 630 people, Der Spiegel magazine reported on..
Reuters - Published

Germany AfD-backed leader could get €93,000 for day's work

Thuringia's ex-premier was helped into office by the far right but resigned a day later.
BBC News - Published

Germany wants to evacuate another group of Germans from Wuhan due to coronavirus: report

The German government wants to evacuate another group of Germans from the Wuhan area in central China due to the coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 630 people, magazine Der Spiegel reported..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Fearing Huawei curbs, Deutsche Telekom tells Nokia to shape up

Deutsche Telekom has told supplier Nokia it must improve its products and service to win business installing the German group's 5G wireless networks in Europe, according to internal documents and a..
Reuters - Published

Far right causes earthquake in German politics

A vote in the state of Thuringia has caused outrage and shame in Germany, Jenny Hill reports.
BBC News - Published

Germany's FDP to seek dissolution of Thuringia state assembly: source

Germany's Free Democrats (FDP) will initiate a motion seeking to dissolve the regional assembly in Thuringia, a party source said on Thursday, after one of its lawmakers was elected premier of the..
Reuters - Published

Merkel: Conservatives siding with far right in election bad for democracy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that Wednesday - when a state premier was elected with support from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) and her conservatives - was a bad day..
Reuters - Published

Germany AfD: Merkel rejects election of Thuringia PM

The AfD helped a liberal politician win the vote and the German chancellor says it is unforgiveable.
BBC News - Published

Merkel faces new crisis as far-right emerges as kingmaker

Senior figures in Germany's governing coalition will hold crisis talks on Saturday in response to growing outrage after a state premier was elected with support from the far-right Alternative for..
Reuters - Published

'Taboo broken' as far right becomes German state kingmaker

A German state premier was elected with the support of the nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD) and Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Wednesday, shattering the post-war consensus among..
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