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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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German eatery's bid to host winter guests hit by paritial lockdown [Video]

German eatery's bid to host winter guests hit by paritial lockdown

Germany will begin a "lockdown light" on November 2 in an attempt to curb a rising number of COVID-19 infections. View on euronews

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Airbus to stop burning cash, but lockdowns loom [Video]

Airbus to stop burning cash, but lockdowns loom

Airbus says it will soon stop burning through cash, but fresh lockdowns in France and Germany could yet cause disruption at the aerospace giant. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Merkel decries populists who say COVID is harmless [Video]

Merkel decries populists who say COVID is harmless

Populists who argue the coronavirus is harmless are dangerous and irresponsible, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, defending a circuit break lockdown aimed at slowing the spread of the..

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Germany imposes month-long partial lockdown [Video]

Germany imposes month-long partial lockdown

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New lockdowns in France, Germany as cases surge [Video]

New lockdowns in France, Germany as cases surge

Germany announced plans to shut down large swathes of public life for a month on Wednesday while France prepared to tighten controls further as COVID surged across Europe and financial markets tumbled..

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Germany to go into circuit-break lockdown [Video]

Germany to go into circuit-break lockdown

Germany will impose an emergency month-long lockdown that includes the closure of restaurants, gyms and theaters to reverse a spike in coronavirus cases that risks overwhelming hospitals, Chancellor..

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Angela Merkel is reportedly considering a nationwide 'lockdown light' in Germany [Video]

Angela Merkel is reportedly considering a nationwide 'lockdown light' in Germany

The German Chancellor will push for the strict new measures in a meeting with regional leaders on Wednesday, Bild newspaper reportedView on euronews

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Nearly 70% of Italians say Europe's climate response is insufficient, Euronews survey reveals [Video]

Nearly 70% of Italians say Europe's climate response is insufficient, Euronews survey reveals

Around two-thirds of respondents in France (64%), Germany (67%) and Italy (68%) agreed not sufficient action was being taken in Europe. UK respondents agreed but in lower numbers (57%).View on euronews

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Climate change blamed for death by beetle of German trees [Video]

Climate change blamed for death by beetle of German trees

In the Harz region in the middle of Germany, dead spruce trees stand like white ghosts on the hilltops. They are victims of the bark beetle – a small insect that is causing major destruction across..

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Germany, Netherlands, Belgium keen to co-host 2027 Women’s World Cup [Video]

Germany, Netherlands, Belgium keen to co-host 2027 Women’s World Cup

Germany, Netherlands and Belgium announce plans to co-host 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup.

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Germany's nuclear power regions fear for the future [Video]

Germany's nuclear power regions fear for the future

Whilst the German government has pledged 40 billion euros to help coal regions as mines close, those living and working in nuclear power are not seeing the same support.View on euronews

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Stadium slackline world record set in Nuremberg [Video]

Stadium slackline world record set in Nuremberg

A new stadium slackline World Record has been set in Nuremberg in Germany with Jens Decke crossing the Max-Morlock stadium at a height of 73 metres.

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How can businesses keep seasonal workers in Europe safe? [Video]

How can businesses keep seasonal workers in Europe safe?

Every year, temporary workers, frequently from eastern Europe, travel across borders to help with agriculture and factory production lines. But now the pandemic is forcing a rethink of how to keep..

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says both sides need to compromise on Brexit [Video]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says both sides need to compromise on Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says both sides need to compromise on Brexit.Her comments come as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to set out whethertrade talks with the European Union should..

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Majority of Germans think UK will not benefit long term from Brexit, Euronews survey reveals [Video]

Majority of Germans think UK will not benefit long term from Brexit, Euronews survey reveals

Nearly 60% of respondents in Germany said Brexit would not provide the UK with any long-term benefits. Just 30% of French people surveyed thought the same. View on euronews

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Coronavirus: Germany hit by record hike in new cases as it unveils new measures [Video]

Coronavirus: Germany hit by record hike in new cases as it unveils new measures

More than 6,600 new COVID-19 infections were reported by authorities on Thursday morning, beating a previous record set on March 28. View on euronews

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Meet the German woman with hair 5ft 10in long [Video]

Meet the German woman with hair 5ft 10in long

A 5ft 8in security guard from Germany who has not seen a hairdresser in 15years now has 'Rapunzel' locks are two inches longer than she is. The amazing5ft 10in mane is a massive hit on Instagram, where..

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Coronavirus pandemic: Virus curfews in effect in Germany [Video]

Coronavirus pandemic: Virus curfews in effect in Germany

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Concern accross Europe as continent faces second wave: Update on the situation in Germany [Video]

Concern accross Europe as continent faces second wave: Update on the situation in Germany

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Michael Roth: EU prepared for worst-case scenario of no deal with UK [Video]

Michael Roth: EU prepared for worst-case scenario of no deal with UK

Michael Roth, Germany’s Europe minister, said time is running out to concludea deal and suggested the UK would have to give further ground on severalitems.

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Germany and Switzerland train ahead of Nations League match [Video]

Germany and Switzerland train ahead of Nations League match

Germany and Switzerland hit the training pitch ahead of their Nations League showdown.

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Hamilton the hermit as Mercedes report another COVID positive [Video]

Hamilton the hermit as Mercedes report another COVID positive

Mercedes report a second positive coronavirus test ahead of the weekend's Eifel GP at Germany's Nuerburgring circuit.

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Germany fearful as cases jump 40 percent overnight [Video]

Germany fearful as cases jump 40 percent overnight

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One political analyst said the move to freeze Mr Navalny's flat and bank accounts could be part of a campaign by Russia to dissuade him from returning, as he receives medical treatment in Germany.
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German politicians condemn anti-lockdown protesters holding far-right flags outside Parliament

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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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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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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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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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Germany bans big events until October despite COVID decline

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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Exclusive: Amid Brexit impasse, Germany urges no-deal preparations - document

The German government is urging other EU states to prepare for a no deal Brexit, according an internal document that casts doubt on Britain's optimism over chances of an early agreement on its future..
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Brexit talks to enter 'hot phase' from September: German government document

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

Germany's Defence Ministry has stopped refurbishing the military's maritime patrol aircraft in favour of conducting a market study of possible replacements, a confidential ministry document reviewed by..
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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

Unlisted biotech firm CureVac, which is due to receive German state backing, will become the second coronavirus vaccine developer to launch human trials of an experimental immunisation in the country,..
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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 no detailed information about U.S. troop withdrawals: Maas

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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Trump says U.S. to pull some troops from Germany over NATO spending feud

President Donald Trump said on Monday he would cut the number of U.S. troops in Germany to 25,000, faulting the close U.S. ally for failing to meet NATO's defense spending target and accusing it of..
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U.S. troops are in Europe to defend transatlantic security, German ambassador says

U.S. troops are in Europe to defend transatlantic security and to help project U.S. power further afield, German Ambassador Emily Haber said on Monday after President Donald Trump announced plans to..
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Trump says U.S. pulling some soldiers out of Germany

President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States will bring the number of troops it stations in Germany down to 25,000.
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Sun-seeking Germans touch down in Mallorca in cautious tourism revival

Hundreds of sunseekers from Germany landed on the Spanish island of Mallorca on Monday, the first tourists allowed into the country since borders were shut in March to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
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Germany puts regional branch of nationalist AfD under surveillance

Germany's domestic intelligence agency has put a regional branch of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) under surveillance, denting the nationalist party's efforts to establish itself as a credible..
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Germans off to sunny Spain as Europe loosens border lockdown

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Spain's first two tourist flights from Germany touch down in Mallorca

Spain's first two tourist flights landed in Palma de Mallorca after setting off from Germany on Monday, Spanish airport operator Aena said.
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Germany has signalled it will push for a tougher EU line towards China, adding language to a draft document that would see a stronger demand for "reciprocity" - seen as code for access for European..
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Sunseekers and cigarette runs: Europe starts to reopen borders

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Astrazeneca wins coronavirus vaccine deal with Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands

British drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc said on Saturday it signed a contract with Italy, Germany, France and the Netherlands to supply Europe with a vaccine against the coronavirus, with deliveries starting..
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Italy, Germany, France and Netherlands sign contract with Astrazeneca for COVID vaccine

Italy, Germany, France and the Netherlands have signed a contract with Astrazeneca to supply European citizens with a vaccine against the coronavirus, Italy's health minister said on Saturday.
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Germany in close contact with Turkey over travel warning: minister

Germany is in close contact with countries outside Europe, including Turkey, over whether travel warnings in place due to the coronavirus pandemic can be lifted, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on..
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Canary Islands aim to allow German tourists in with COVID-19 tests

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Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise 555 to 185,416, RKI says

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 555 to 185,416, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Thursday.
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Outgoing U.S. ambassador to Germany defends troop withdrawal plan

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed Syria's humanitarian aid needs in a telephone call, the Kremlin said in a statement on Tuesday.
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