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Germany: Country in Central Europe
Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe. Covering an area of 357,022 square kilometres (137,847 sq mi), it lies between the Baltic and North seas to the north, and the Alps to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, and France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands to the west.

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Protests as German MPs back scrapping coal-fired power plants by 2038 [Video]

Protests as German MPs back scrapping coal-fired power plants by 2038

But environmental protesters are angry at what they see as a drawn-out timetable for Germany's energy transition. View on euronews

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Travel awaits as England to end quarantine [Video]

Travel awaits as England to end quarantine

Britain will end coronavirus quarantines for people arriving in England from more than 50 countries, including Germany, France, Spain and Italy - but not the United States - the British government said..

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Nicola Sturgeon: UK policy on air bridges has been shambolic [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon: UK policy on air bridges has been shambolic

The British Government’s decision-making on setting up air bridges has been “shambolic”, First Minster Nicola Sturgeon said.UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps earlier revealed quarantine..

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Sane completes Bayern switch: Germany winger in profile [Video]

Sane completes Bayern switch: Germany winger in profile

The 24-year-old Germany winger Leroy Sané has completed his move to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich from Manchester City. We take a look at his career so far.

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English holidaymakers given green light to travel abroad from Saturday [Video]

English holidaymakers given green light to travel abroad from Saturday

English holidaymakers can embark on overseas trips from Saturday as quarantine restrictions are lifted and travel advice is updated.The 14-day self-isolation policy for people returning to or visiting..

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Sane close to completing permanent Bayern move, says Guardiola [Video]

Sane close to completing permanent Bayern move, says Guardiola

Manchester City manager Leroy Sane confirms that winger Leroy Sane has decided to move on from the club and is likely to begin his next chapter with German champions Bayern Munich.

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Leroy Sane: In Profile [Video]

Leroy Sane: In Profile

The 24-year-old Germany winger Leroy Sané is on the verge of leaving Manchester City for Bayern Munich. We take a look at his career so far.

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Merkel aware of 'high expectations' for Germany's EU presidency [Video]

Merkel aware of 'high expectations' for Germany's EU presidency

Merkel aware of 'high expectations' for Germany's EU presidency

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Germany extends COVID-19 lockdown in Gütersloh but eases restrictions in Warendorf [Video]

Germany extends COVID-19 lockdown in Gütersloh but eases restrictions in Warendorf

The partial local lockdowns were imposed last week after a significant cluster of new coronavirus infections.View on euronews

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France completes shutdown of oldest nuclear plant at Fessenheim [Video]

France completes shutdown of oldest nuclear plant at Fessenheim

The closure of the plant on the border with Germany is part of a policy shift to reduce France's dependence on nuclear power. View on euronews

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'Moment of truth': Macron wants EU recovery fund agreement in July [Video]

'Moment of truth': Macron wants EU recovery fund agreement in July

Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel held talks on Monday before the negotiations continue at the next European council.View on euronews

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Europe's week: Germany's EU presidency, COVID-19 and Eurovision [Video]

Europe's week: Germany's EU presidency, COVID-19 and Eurovision

Europe's week: Germany's EU presidency, COVID-19 and Eurovision

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Protest held against illegal detention of Baloch political leaders by Pakistan's security agencies. [Video]

Protest held against illegal detention of Baloch political leaders by Pakistan's security agencies.

Protest demonstrations were held in Balochistan and Europe on Sunday against the forceful abduction of Baloch political leaders and intellectuals by Pakistan intelligence agencies. In Quetta city of..

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Philippines Investigating Wirecard, Missing $2 Billion [Video]

Philippines Investigating Wirecard, Missing $2 Billion

Peter Kneffel/picture alliance via Getty Images The Philippines is investigating local businesses that partnered the collapsed German payments company Wirecard, the Financial Times reported. Wirecard..

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Wirecard scandal puts regulators, EY in hot water [Video]

Wirecard scandal puts regulators, EY in hot water

Germany's financial regulator and accountants EY face anger over their roles in oversight of Wirecard, the German payments firm that collapsed this week owing billions of dollars. Julian Satterthwaite..

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Wirecard files for insolvency [Video]

Wirecard files for insolvency

Wirecard said on Thursday it was filing for insolvency after disclosing a $2.1 billion financial hole in its accounts, becoming the first sitting member of Germany's blue-chip share index to go out of..

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Poland's Duda promises 'stronger alliance' with Donald Trump during U.S. visit [Video]

Poland's Duda promises 'stronger alliance' with Donald Trump during U.S. visit

The U.S. president praised Poland for its NATO defence spending and criticised Germany for buying gas from Russia. View on euronews

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Are slaughterhouses turning into coronavirus factories? [Video]

Are slaughterhouses turning into coronavirus factories?

Health experts say it's not just the working conditions inside meatpacking plants that can increase the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks: in Germany, many of the industry's workers are migrants living in..

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England to stop quarantine for dozens of nations

Arrivals to England from Germany and Italy will also no longer need to isolate, ministers confirm.
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Trump approves plan to withdraw 9,500 US troops from Germany

The president has accused Germany and other Nato members of not contributing enough to the alliance.
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Man City: Leroy Sane to join Bayern Munich

Manchester City agree to sell Germany winger Leroy Sane to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
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Germany investigates 30,000 suspects over paedophile network

Police say they found a huge online network after arresting a man who shared images of child abuse.
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Ennè: Singer finds 'different side' to Luton in lockdown

Pictures taken of Luton by musician and singer Enné will be used in an exhibition in Germany.
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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson asks Germany for help to rescue UK's contact-tracing app

Berlin's ambassador reveals two countries are 'moving forward together' - despite prime minister claiming its technology does not work
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Boris Johnson confronted over claim no country has working coronavirus app - after 12m downloads in Germany

'Germany - 12 million downloads. I checked that overnight', prime minister told - after challenging Labour to 'name a country' with an app
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Coronavirus: Who is Germany's 'pig baron' Clemens Tönnies?

The billionaire boss of Germany's biggest pork producer is a controversial football celebrity.
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'Rubbish': Boris Johnson accused of misleading claim that no other country has 'functioning test and trace app'

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Wirecard: Former boss arrested over €1.9bn scandal

Former chief executive Markus Braun arrested in Germany as investigators probe €1.9bn hole in accounts.
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Coronavirus: Germany outbreak sparks fresh local lockdown

Authorities re-impose lockdown in a German region after an outbreak linked to a meatpacking plant.
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Wirecard: Scandal-hit firm says missing €1.9bn may not exist

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Germany coronavirus: Extra police enforce German tower block quarantine

The move follows clashes with residents who tried to break through a police cordon.
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Germany riot: Gangs smash shops, attack police in Stuttgart

A night of mayhem leaves shops smashed up and looted in the industrial south German city.
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Gelsenkirchen: Controversial Lenin statue erected in German city

The statue was unveiled by a far-left party, despite fierce objections from the city council.
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Russia says to react if Germany takes action on killing of Chechen ex-rebel

Moscow will react if Berlin takes new actions against Russia over the killing of a Georgian national in the German capital last year, Russia's ambassador to Germany said on Thursday, Interfax news..
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Timo Werner: How Chelsea move happened, how he will fit in and what happened to Liverpool deal?

As Chelsea add Germany international Timo Werner to their attacking options, how did the deal come about? And is he worth £102.5m?
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Former Pope Benedict leaves Vatican to visit ailing brother in Germany

Former Pope Benedict travelled to his native Germany on Thursday to visit his ailing older brother, the Vatican said.
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U.S. lawmakers offer bill to block Trump from German troop withdrawal

U.S. congressional Democrats introduced legislation on Thursday to block President Donald Trump's plan to remove 9,500 troops from close ally Germany by prohibiting funding for a withdrawal of U.S...
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Germany should not rule out Russia sanctions over Berlin murder: Merkel ally

Germany should consider sanctions against Russia over the murder of a former Chechen rebel in Berlin last summer, a lawmaker from Chancellor Angela Merkel conservative bloc said on Thursday.
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Germany wants to rescue talks with U.S. on digital services tax

Germany wants to rescue talks with the United States on how to tax big digital firms such as Google , Amazon and Facebook , the finance ministry said on Thursday after Washington pulled out of the..
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German prosecutors accuse Russia of ordering murder of former Chechen rebel in Berlin

German federal prosecutors accused Russia on Thursday of ordering the killing of a former Chechen rebel in Berlin last summer and indicted a Russian man for the murder, which has severely strained..
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Germany accuses Russia of Berlin park assassination

Prosecutors say Russia ordered the murder of a Georgian man killed in broad daylight last summer.
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Russian ambassador in Berlin summoned by German foreign ministry: RIA

Russia's ambassador to Germany was on Thursday summoned by the German Foreign Ministry, the RIA news agency reported, citing Russia's embassy in Berlin.
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Germany expects EU sanctions against Russia to be extended

Germany expects European Union leaders this week to pave the way for an extension of EU sanctions against Russia over its involvement in the Ukraine crisis, a senior government official said on..
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Schools in the area are closed after at least 650 workers in Gütersloh test positive for coronavirus.
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Madeline McCann investigation: German police want to retest mystery saliva sample

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Germany will extend a ban on large events until at least the end of October to try to avoid a new wave of coronavirus infections, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.
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Germany's SPD eyes Scholz as chancellor candidate for 2021 election

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) will ask Finance Minister Olaf Scholz to be their chancellor candidate at an election next year when conservative Angela Merkel's fourth and last term ends, the weekly..
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Germany approves 6 billion euro warship contract, 2.8 billion to Airbus: source

The German parliament's budget committee on Wednesday approved a 6 billion euro ($6.73 billion) contract to buy four MKS 180 warships from Dutch shipyard Damen, a source said.
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German abattoir stops work, schools to close after 400 coronavirus cases

Some 400 workers have tested positive for the new coronavirus at an abattoir in northern Germany, prompting the closure of local schools and an urgent investigation, officials said on Wednesday.
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Illegitimate children of Jews evicted by Nazis are German citizens, court rules

A U.S. woman born to a Jewish father stripped of his German citizenship by the Nazis in 1938 cannot be denied naturalisation for being an illegitimate child, Germany's Constitutional Court has ruled.
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Carlos Lehder: Pablo Escobar's crime partner freed from US jail

Carlos Lehder, who co-founded the Medellín cartel and was captured in 1987, will live in Germany.
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Exclusive: Amid Brexit impasse, Germany urges no-deal preparations - document

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Negotiations on the future relationship between Britain and the European Union will enter a hot phase from September, a German government document reviewed by Reuters showed.
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German minister, on Trump's troop pullout plan, says security not a commodity

Security is not a commodity to be traded, German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said on Tuesday in reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump's plans to cut the number of U.S. troops in..
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Germany looks at buying new maritime patrol aircraft: document

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France says working with partners to pressure Iran at IAEA on inspector access

France said it was working with Britain and Germany to see the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog board of governors push Iran this week to cooperate fully and immediately to grant its inspectors access to sites..
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Exclusive: CureVac becomes second company to test coronavirus vaccine in Germany - sources

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No details yet on Trump's Germany pullout, NATO chief says

NATO is seeking details on U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to cut U.S. troops numbers in Germany, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday, after the proposed reduction caught..
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Germany has not received any detailed information from the United States about troop withdrawals, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday during a visit to Warsaw.
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Far-right suspect goes on trial for killing German politician

A suspected far-right sympathiser went on trial in Frankfurt on Tuesday for shooting dead a pro-immigration politician last year in a case that raised questions about whether Germany is doing enough to..
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