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US names gay athletes for Olympics delegation
Move represents US "diversity", White House says, as Russia's anti-gay policies overshadow preparations for 2014 Games.
Last updated: 18 Dec 2013 22:45 GMT
World leaders pay tribute to Mandela
US President Obama calls anti-apartheid icon a "giant of history" as thousands gather for memorial in Johannesburg.
Last updated: 11 Dec 2013 02:54 GMT
Germany unveils Roma Holocaust memorial
Memorial commemorates the 500,000 Roma victims of the Nazi Holocaust during World War II.
Last updated: 24 Oct 2012 16:00 GMT
German parliament backs Merkel's fiscal pact
Budestag lower house approves permanent EU bailout fund in show of Berlin's commitment to single eurozone currency.
Last updated: 29 Jun 2012 23:35 GMT
Germany elects rights activist as president
Joachim Gauck wins vote by large majority in first round, bagging 991 votes against 126 for his main rival.
Last updated: 18 Mar 2012 15:26 GMT
German parties agree on new president
German government and opposition agree on backing Joachim Gauck for post, after incumbent quit amidst scandal.
Last updated: 19 Feb 2012 21:55 GMT
German vote shows Merkel weakness
Chancellor's candidate for president wins narrow victory in vote called a "debacle".
Last updated: 01 Jul 2010 07:44 GMT
Germany holds presidential election
Vote goes to third round in severe test for Angela Merkel's troubled government.
Last updated: 30 Jun 2010 15:34 GMT
Vote set to test Merkel's coalition
Failure for chancellor's pick in presidential poll may precipitate early election.
Alan Fisher in Berlin
Last updated: 29 Jun 2010 20:36 GMT
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