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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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Chelsea train ahead of Bayern clash [Video]

Chelsea train ahead of Bayern clash

Chelsea make final preparations at their Cobham training ahead of their trip to Germany to play Bayern Munich in the Champions League last-16.

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Nuno Espirito Santo says ‘holidays must wait’ after Wolves book last-eight spot [Video]

Nuno Espirito Santo says ‘holidays must wait’ after Wolves book last-eight spot

Boss Nuno Espirito Santo has told Wolves to put their holidays on hold afterthey booked a Europa League quarter-final showdown with Sevilla. RaulJimenez’s early penalty clinched a spot in the last..

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Commerzbank sees 2020 loss from Wirecard, virus [Video]

Commerzbank sees 2020 loss from Wirecard, virus

Commerzbank expects a writedown on loans to collapsed payments firm Wirecard and fallout from the coronavirus crisis to result in a loss for the year, compounding the challenges already facing..

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Watch: Huge explosions rock Lebanon's Beirut; buildings & cars totalled [Video]

Watch: Huge explosions rock Lebanon's Beirut; buildings & cars totalled

A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the city's port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. More than 70 people were killed..

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Baloch activists hold anti-Pak protest for human rights violations in Balochistan [Video]

Baloch activists hold anti-Pak protest for human rights violations in Balochistan

The Baloch Republican Party (BRP) held a protest demonstration in Hannover city of Germany against recent brutal killings of five abducted Bugti tribesmen by the Punjab Police in Rajanpur, some 400 kms..

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Thousands of Germans protest against coronavirus restrictions [Video]

Thousands of Germans protest against coronavirus restrictions

Demonstration ended by police over non-adherence to health rules.

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Thousands protest in Berlin against coronavirus measures [Video]

Thousands protest in Berlin against coronavirus measures

Germany has been easing lockdown measures since late April but social-distancing rules remain in place, as does a requirement to wear masks on public transport and in shops.View on euronews

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German economy shrinks by record 10.1% [Video]

German economy shrinks by record 10.1%

The German economy contracted by 10.1% in the second quarter, its steepest plunge on record, as household spending, business investment and exports collapsed during the COVID-19 pandemic, preliminary..

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Hidden cellar found in German probe into Madeleine McCann disappearance [Video]

Hidden cellar found in German probe into Madeleine McCann disappearance

Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have finished theirsearch of a garden in Germany and discovered the remains of a cellar, localmedia reported. Prosecutors said the two-day..

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US says it will withdraw nearly 12,000 troops from Germany [Video]

US says it will withdraw nearly 12,000 troops from Germany

US says it will withdraw nearly 12,000 troops from Germany

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Pentagon details troop withdraw from Germany [Video]

Pentagon details troop withdraw from Germany

The U.S. military unveiled details of its plans on Wednesday to withdraw about 12,000 troops from Germany following a decision by President Donald Trump. The U.S. said it plans to keep nearly half of..

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Germany investigates Wirecard's fraud case [Video]

Germany investigates Wirecard's fraud case

Prosecutors are investigating one of the largest accounting fraud cases in the country's recent history after the online payment services company crumbled into insolvency last month, admitting that..

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German Veterinary University Trains Dogs to Sniff Out COVID-19 [Video]

German Veterinary University Trains Dogs to Sniff Out COVID-19

A pilot study by the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover in Germany has found success in the use of dogs to sniff out COVID-19.

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German garden search continues amid Madeleine McCann probe [Video]

German garden search continues amid Madeleine McCann probe

German police investigating the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCannin Portugal in 2007 are searching a garden plot on the outskirts of Hannoverin northern Germany for a third day in a row...

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Is Europe At The Start Of A Second Wave Of COVID-19? [Video]

Is Europe At The Start Of A Second Wave Of COVID-19?

CNN reports fresh outbreaks of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 are sweeping across Europe as they have in Asia. Amid renewed lockdown measures, the virus is sending a clear message: no country is safe..

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German farm quarantined in coronavirus outbreak [Video]

German farm quarantined in coronavirus outbreak

More than 170 people at a Bavarian cucumber farm - many of them migrant workers from eastern Europe living at close quarters - have tested positive for the new coronavirus. David Doyle reports.

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Seven people killed in plane crashes in Germany and Switzerland [Video]

Seven people killed in plane crashes in Germany and Switzerland

A microlight plane crashed into a building in the German town of Wesel, while another deadly incident involved a small aircraft in the Swiss Alps. View on euronews

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Nazi concentration camp guard Bruno Dey, 93, convicted in Germany [Video]

Nazi concentration camp guard Bruno Dey, 93, convicted in Germany

Prosecutors argued that while he was "no ardent worshipper of Nazi ideology'', Bruno Dey aided the killings that took place in Stutthof as a "small wheel in the machinery of murder".View on euronews

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German and British Foreign officials rescue fallen flag [Video]

German and British Foreign officials rescue fallen flag

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas had to right a fallen German flag - which had toppled over in the high winds outside Chevening House after today's press..

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Dominic Raab meets with Heiko Maas [Video]

Dominic Raab meets with Heiko Maas

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas have met at Chevening House, London, today, where Mr Raab commended the shared efforts of the two nations in tackling the..

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Dominic Raab hosts German foreign minister at Chevening House [Video]

Dominic Raab hosts German foreign minister at Chevening House

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab hosts German minister of foreign affairs Heiko Maas at Chevening House in Kent.

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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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Germany should not rule out Russia sanctions over Berlin murder: Merkel ally

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Germany bans big events until October despite COVID decline

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Germany's SPD eyes Scholz as chancellor candidate for 2021 election

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German abattoir stops work, schools to close after 400 coronavirus cases

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Illegitimate children of Jews evicted by Nazis are German citizens, court rules

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

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Brexit talks to enter 'hot phase' from September: German government document

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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 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

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U.S. troops are in Europe to defend transatlantic security, German ambassador says

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Trump says U.S. pulling some soldiers out of Germany

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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

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Germans off to sunny Spain as Europe loosens border lockdown

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

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Germany in close contact with Turkey over travel warning: minister

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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

The United States is planning to withdraw troops from Germany because Americans are against "paying too much" for other countries' security, the outgoing U.S. ambassador said late on Wednesday.
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Germany to ease restrictions on seasonal workers for harvest time

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