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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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AP Top Stories June 25 A

Here's the latest for Thursday June 25th: NY, NJ, CT warn visitors from some states to quarantine; Wisconsin activates National Guard after violent protests; Residents & businesses sue Seattle over..
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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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Donald Trump says he wants the number of U.S. troops in Germany cut in half

Claiming Germany is not paying enough for NATO, Trump said the total deployment of American troops in Germany would drop to 25,000 from 52,000.
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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

European nations eased border controls on Monday as coronavirus cases declined after three months of lockdown, with German tourists heading for Mallorca and French bargain-hunters streaming into..
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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, preparing EU presidency, wants more reciprocity with China

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

European nations eased border controls on Monday as coronavirus cases declined after three months of lockdown, with Germans heading abroad on holiday and French people streaming into Belgium to buy..
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Trump to West Point grads: 'We are ending the era of endless wars'

President Donald Trump, facing criticism in recent days for plans to withdraw thousands of U.S. troops from Germany, told West Point's graduating class on Saturday that their job will be to defend..
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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

The Canary Islands are planning to welcome thousands of German tourists later this month before Spain's borders officially reopen, but want the visitors to be tested for the coronavirus, a source in..
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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 voices concern over Israeli annexation plan but does not mention sanctions

Germany's foreign minister on Wednesday expressed serious concern to Israel about its plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, but he stopped short of threatening sanctions.
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Germany to ease restrictions on seasonal workers for harvest time

Germany will from next week lift entry restrictions for seasonal workers from European Union and Schengen countries introduced to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Agriculture Minister Julia..
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Germany to advise against Britain travel over quarantine: spokesman

Germany will continue to advise against travel to Britain even after it lifts travel bans to much of Europe on June 15 because of London's requirement that new arrivals all enter two weeks of..
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Germany extends corona travel warning for non-European states

Germany will extend its travel warning for non-European countries until the end of August but lift border controls to all its neighbours by mid-June, ministers said on Wednesday.
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Germany to end border controls with France, Austria, Denmark on June 15

Germany will lift border controls with Switzerland, France, Austria and Denmark on June 15, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Wednesday, adding the government would reconsider if the coronavirus..
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Germany to extend virus-related travel warnings for non-European countries until Aug 31: sources

Germany plans to extend its travel warnings for non-European countries until Aug. 31, government sources told Reuters on Tuesday, adding that Berlin was also strongly advising against any cruises due..
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Putin and Merkel discuss Syria, Libya, Ukraine in phone call: Kremlin

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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