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A Lesson From 1930s Germany: Beware State Control of Social Media  The Atlantic

Regulators should think carefully about the fallout from well-intentioned new rules and avoid the mistakes of the past.

German Jews warned not to wear kippahs in public following spike in anti-Semitism  CNN

German Jews have been warned by a leading government official not to wear traditional kippahs in all public settings following a rise in anti-Semitic attacks ...

Germany Sees Threats To World Alliances As Nationalism Rises Abroad  NPR

In Germany, the European Union's biggest cheerleader, the upcoming elections for the European Parliament are supposed to inspire unity. Instead, nationalism ...

My great uncles' war: how my German-British marriage linked two wartime tragedies  The Guardian

As the 75th anniversary of D-day approaches, Die Welt's London correspondent tells a story of remembrance, pain and catharsis. Stefanie Bolzen. Sun 26 May ...

Germany Investigates Chinese Reporters Near NATO Base  TIME

Germany's military is investigating what information three Chinese reporters collected while Chancellor Angela Merkel visited a NATO base.

Afghans deported from Germany face violence, other perils  Deutsche Welle

Since 2016, Germany has deported about 600 Afghans whose applications for asylum were rejected. When they land, they are given €150 and left to fend for ...

The New German Anti-Semitism  The New York Times

For the nation's estimated 200000 Jews, new forms of old hatreds are stoking fear.

German state vote could threaten future of Merkel coalition  KFGO News

By Madeline Chambers BERLIN (Reuters) - Voters in the northern state of Bremen look set to inflict a humiliating blow on Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) in ...

China calls on Germany to correct 'mistakes' over asylum for Hong Kong independence activists  Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has made “solemn representations” to Germany after it granted refugee status to two Hong Kong activists facing rioting charges in the ...

Hong Kongers wanted for rioting granted refugee status in Germany  CNN

Hong Kong (CNN) Two Hong Kong residents wanted for rioting have been granted refugee status in Germany, in a major blow to the city's international ...

Conan O'Brien weighs in on Germany's crossbow sex cult murders.  Slate Magazine

You may have missed the bizarre crossbow murders that occurred in Germany a few weeks ago—Game of Thrones was just about to end and we all had ...

Global Rise In Nationalism Challenges Germany, A Nation Built On Partnerships  NPR

NATO and the EU have given post-war Germany an identity and framework in which to thrive. With nationalism fraying alliances, Europe's heavyweight finds ...

Climate change concerns sour Germany's love for cars  CNN

In car-loving Germany, climate change has become a leading -- but divisive -- issue for voters going into European elections.

In Germany's smallest state, traditional politics is in tatters  The Guardian

The demise of the centre-left SPD in Bremen could herald bigger changes nationwide.

Europe says Spain’s economy is doing better than Germany’s. That’s absurd.  The Washington Post

The nonsense idea that Spain's economy doesn't need any more help is really just an excuse not to help it.

Why Germany really needs to blow out its budget  Financial Times

Driving recently from Wiesbaden to Frankfurt, I was stuck in the usual traffic jam for almost the entire ride. But I could not call my colleagues to let them know I ...

Being black in Nazi Germany  BBC News

Film director Amma Asante came across an old photograph taken in Nazi Germany of a black schoolgirl by chance. Standing among her white classmates, who ...

Germany demands an end to working cryptography  Boing Boing

Germany's Interior Minister Horst Seehofer -- a hardliner who has called for cameras at every "hot spot" in Germany -- has announced that he will seek a ban on ...

The Triumph of German Democracy  The Atlantic

Seventy years in, the success of a united Germany is a story so big that it can be hard to see except at a distance.

Brexit, Germany, Macron: Your Wednesday Briefing  The New York Times

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning,. We start today with a last-ditch Brexit plan that's not promising, a new kind of ...

The deep connections between Harvard and Germany  Harvard Gazette

In advance of Angela Merkel's visit, the Gazette looked at a number of key episodes between Germany and Harvard throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

German business with Iran down sharply as US sanctions bite  Daily Journal

A German business group says German companies' trade with Iran has declined sharply as the United States turns up the economic heat on Tehran.

Germany withholds aid money from Uganda  Deutsche Welle

In 2018, the United Nations found that millions of dollars of aid money had been stolen in Uganda. Now Germany has partially stopped its funding in a bid to ...

Germany's long-awaited anti-missile program is about to face politics  DefenseNews.com

COLOGNE, Germany, and ROME — The German government expects to receive a long-awaited industry offer for revamping the country's missile defenses next ...

Opening up a crack Germany is cautiously recruiting more workers from outside the EU  The Economist

THINK GERMANY and migration, and you probably think refugees. But German employers desperate for workers have their eye on a different sort of immigrant.

FC St. Pauli travels from Germany for game in Buffalo  WGRZ.com

The 2. Bundesliga side from across the pond took on FC Buffalo at All-High Stadium, one of the biggest moments in the history of the 10-year-old local club.

Iran tells German envoy its patience is over: Fars  Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Iran told a German envoy seeking to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal that its patience was over and urged the treaty's remaining signatories ...

Germany to return 500-year-old monument to Namibia  CNN

Germany is set to return a 15th Century artifact it took from Namibia known as the Stone Cross.

Irish man killed by police in Germany  The Irish Times

Hamburg police confirm they fatally shot man while responding to family incident.

Germany’s Economy Rebounds Despite Darkening Trade Outlook  The Wall Street Journal

Germany's economy rebounded in the first quarter after narrowly avoiding recession late last year, easing the immediate pressure on policy makers in Europe as ...

Germany: Leading politicians call for a 'European Islam'  Deutsche Welle

Everyday measures are key to preserving the European way life, say Germany's health minister and the premier of Schleswig-Holstein state. Jens Spahn and ...

'No to Nationalism': Huge rallies in Germany before EU vote  Al Jazeera English

Tens of thousands gather in cities, including Berlin and Munich, to protest against nationalist and far-right parties.

German car city sees the light  Arkansas Online

Over 115 years the auto industry in the east German town of Zwickau has lived through wrenching upheavals, including World War II and the collapse of ...

Germany sex trafficking: Thai forced prostitution trial begins  BBC News

Five people have gone on trial in Germany for allegedly trafficking up to 200 Thai women and forcing them to work in a nationwide network of brothels. The four ...

Bids in Germany's 5G auction already top 6 billion euros  Reuters

Germany's auction of frequencies for fifth-generation mobile services, now into its 10th week, has drawn 6 billion euros ($6.7 billion) in bids so far.

Five Charts Show the Big Problems for German Banks  Bloomberg

Deutsche Bank AG and Commerzbank AG's struggles to achieve healthy profits are the norm rather than the exception in Germany's troubled financial ...

German YouTuber Rezo’s video attacking Merkel party goes viral  The Guardian

A video in which a leading German YouTuber delivers an almost hour-long blistering attack on the government and says it's time to destroy the mainstream ...

AccuWeather's 2019 Germany summer forecast  AccuWeather.com

Heat, drought and wildfires are all possible during the upcoming summer.

Germany Considers Fines for Not Vaccinating Children Against Measles  The New York Times

BERLIN — Germany's health minister has proposed a fine of up to 2,500 euros, or about $2,800, for parents who refuse to immunize their school-age children ...

Death count in crossbow case rises as two more bodies found in Germany  CNN

Police investigating the deaths of three people killed by crossbow bolts have found two more bodies in a flat occupied by one of the deceased.

German Economy Rebounds From Stagnation With 0.4% Expansion  Bloomberg

Germany's economy emerged from stagnation at the beginning of 2019, returning to growth despite a slump in manufacturing that could worsen because of ...

German nurse who killed up to 100 patients faces another life sentence  CNN

German prosecutors in the northwest city of Oldenburg are seeking a life sentence for Niels Hoegel, a former male nurse who is considered Germany's deadliest ...

How Russia's 'Flying' Aircraft Carriers Fought Nazi Germany During World War II  The National Interest Online

Early in the morning of August 10, 1941, three boxy Soviet TB-3 bombers took off from the airbase at Yevpatoria in the Crimean Peninsula, bearing a most ...

Opinion: The significance of Germany's Basic Law  Deutsche Welle

Most Germans greatly value their Basic Law, which is also a result of Germany's dark Nazi past. But even so, Germany must work hard to preserve its democracy ...

Hong Kong leader slams Germany for sheltering Mong Kok riot fugitives  South China Morning Post

Carrie Lam makes strong complaint to Berlin's top diplomat in city, questioning whether Germany's move was based on facts.

Germany, shame on you and your anti-BDS resolution | Opinion  Haaretz

Germany has just criminalized justice. A blend of warranted guilt feelings, orchestrated and taken to sickening extremes by cynical and manipulative Israeli ...

German Parliament Deems B.D.S. Movement Anti-Semitic  The New York Times

BERLIN — The German Parliament on Friday became the first in the European Union to pass a symbolic resolution that designates the Boycott, Divestment and ...

Germany’s democracy problem  POLITICO.eu

History has made Germans reluctant to let the mob decide.

10 best attractions in Frankfurt, Germany  CNN

There's more to Frankfurt than business. It's a great place for a holiday. See the 10 best attractions in this dynamic and historic German city.

Arson attack targets mosque in Germany's Hagen  TRT World

Great Mosque of Hagen belongs to Islamic Community National View, one of Germany's largest Muslim-Turkish associations.

Germany spends record 23 bln euros on refugees: document  Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany spent a record 23 billion euros ($25.65 billion) last year on helping to integrate more than one million refugees and fighting the root ...

Irishman shot and killed by police in Germany  TheJournal.ie

The incident happened in the city of Hamburg on Wednesday.

Tillerson told lawmakers Putin was more prepared than Trump in Germany meeting  CNN

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told lawmakers that Russian President Vladimir Putin was more prepared than President Donald Trump for their meeting ...

Germany's Dangerously Flawed Energy Policies | by Hans-Werner Sinn  Project Syndicate

Germany has made a noble effort to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and replace conventional energy sources with wind and solar power. But now it is time ...

Germany Will Return a 15th-Century Cross to Namibia  Atlas Obscura

In 1486, the Portuguese explorer Diogo Cão erected an 11-foot stone cross on the coast of what is now Namibia to claim the land for his country. Called a ...

Germany's top court orders broadcaster to air neo-Nazi party advert  Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's highest court ordered public broadcaster ARD to air a small neo-Nazi party's election campaign clip, overturning a ban on the ...

Germany is opening its first electric highway for trucks  CNN

London (CNN Business) Trucks are guzzling ever more diesel, polluting towns and cities and fueling climate change. Germany thinks it may have found the ...

Germany’s Multilateralist Talk Isn’t Always Matched by Its Deeds  The Wall Street Journal

Few things upset German officials more than suggestions that Berlin's approach to the world—despite its exhortations of multilateralism—can resemble ...

German Official Warns Jews Not to Wear Yarmulkes in Public Amid Spike in Hate Crimes  The Daily Beast

The number of anti-Semitic attacks in Germany climbed 10 percent from 2017 to 2018.

US Edges Germany, 3-1, at Men's Worlds  USA Hockey

Dylan Larkin (Waterford, Mich.) scored the game-winning goal in the third period off a highlight-reel feed from James van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.), Alec ...

Why Is Socialism Coming Back in Germany?  The New York Times

HAMBURG, Germany — Back in the 1980s, a cousin on my father's side gave me a memorable lesson in socialism. Cousin Werner was an engineer in an East ...

Pompeo abruptly cancels trip to Germany  CNN

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo abruptly canceled a scheduled trip to Germany, where he was planning to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel "due to pressing ...

Germany's Merkel should serve full term, says heir apparent  Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's ruling Christian Democrats (CDU) and heir presumptive to Angela Merkel said she had no ambition to ...

Germany's euro 6B 5G Auction Should Be a Break Point for Telecom  Light Reading

Germany's interminable 5G auction should make Europe's regulators think about the way they award spectrum to network operators.

German auto sector could drop as much as 12% if Trump announces tariffs, analyst says  CNBC

Germany's automotive sector could fall as much as 12% over "three bad trading days," if President Donald Trump imposes tariffs on European car manufacturers ...

Germany: Three Bavaria hotel guests found dead from crossbow bolts  BBC News

German police are investigating the deaths of five people, three of which were found in a rural Bavarian hotel impaled by crossbow bolts. A room maid ...

Germany's First ‘Electric’ Highway Charges Trucks as They Drive  Bloomberg

Germany has opened the first stretch of a so-called electric highway that will connect hybrid trucks to overhead wires, allowing them to recharge while traveling ...

Judith Kerr, refugee from Nazi Germany who wrote ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea,’ dies at 95  Washington Post

She was a best-selling children's author who wrote of her childhood in World War II and a mischievous cat named Mog.

German Social Democrats fear double defeat  POLITICO.eu

SPD risks loss of longtime fiefdom as well as EU election humiliation.

Macron Puts Germany on Trial  The New York Times

PARIS — Two days after he took office as France's president, Emmanuel Macron flew to Berlin. It was May 16, 2017, and France and Germany needed a reset.

Germany says half of extreme right 'prone to violence'  BBC News

Some 12,700 Germans are inclined towards violence, of an estimated 24,000 far-right extremists, according to interior ministry figures. Authorities had already ...

'Art electricity' revives old German power station  The Guardian

When the Luckenwalde coal power plant in east Germany closed down soon after the collapse of communism, the locals were both relieved and concerned.

Drone sighting at Germany’s busiest airport grounds flights for about an hour  TechCrunch

A drone sighting caused all flights to be suspended at Frankfurt Airport for around an hour this morning. The airport is Germany's busiest by passenger numbers, ...

Gameday: US Faces Off With Germany Today  USA Hockey

KOSICE, Slovakia – Coming off an important 7-1 decision over Denmark yesterday, where 13 players got on the scoresheet, the U.S. returns to action today to ...

Tax raids across Germany sparked by Panama Papers, Offshore Leaks - ICIJ  International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Prosecutors, police and tax inspectors in Germany have raided the offices of dozens of banks, financial advisers and wealthy individuals as part of a criminal ...

German 'Shariah Police' retrial starts in Wuppertal  Deutsche Welle

Seven men accused of forming a "Shariah Police" brigade in western Germany have gone on trial. The group allegedly patrolled the streets of Wuppertal in ...

How Germany went wobbly on the West  POLITICO.eu

Former Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel exemplifies his country's geopolitical misjudgments.

Colonia Dignidad: Germany drops probe into sect doctor  BBC News

German prosecutors drop their investigation into Hartmut Hopp, a doctor at Chile's Colonia Dignidad.

Germany’s economy needs a spring clean  Financial Times

Germany has been the engine of European growth and a near model of how to run an economy for the past 15 years: it combines US levels of productivity, ...

DeVos equates lack of school choice with communist East Germany  POLITICO

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Friday that students who lack the means to attend the school of their choice enjoy as much freedom as those in East ...

Surprise export growth boosts Germany  Financial Times

Germany unexpectedly reported a rise in exports in March, adding to recent indications that the eurozone's largest economy is showing more resilience to global ...

How are voters in UK and Germany reacting to upcoming EU elections?  Euronews English

Our correspondents Jessica Saltz in Berlin and Tadhg Enright in London explain how voters in Germany and in the UK are reacting to the upcoming EU ...

German business Why so many big German companies are in trouble  The Economist

IT HAS NEVER happened to a chief executive of a company in the DAX index of Germany's 30 largest listed firms. On April 26th 56% of shareholders in Bayer, ...

Germany's anti-BDS resolution damages its relationship with Palestine  Mondoweiss

Jonathan Ofir writes: Last week, the German Bundestag passed a resolution condemning the campaign for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS), meant to ...

Merkel Successor’s Stumble Puts Germany’s Direction in Doubt  Bloomberg

Five months after Angela Merkel handed over the reins as her party's leader, the transition to her chosen successor as German chancellor is shrouded in ...

This German Park Created Designated Areas For Drug Dealers  TIME

The manager of Görlitzer Park in Berlin spray painted pink poxes on the ground to indicate where dealers will be allowed to operate.

Germany tests its first 'electric highway' for trucks  Engadget

Germany is joining the ranks of those countries betting on "electric highways" to foster eco-friendly trucking. The country has started real-world tests of an...

Parents in Germany could face $2,800 fine for failing to vaccinate children  CNBC

German parents who choose not to vaccinate their children against the measles could face a $2800 fine and exclusion from school programs.

Aphria Stock Rises on Cultivation License in Germany  Market Realist

Today, Aphria (APHA) announced that it received its fifth license to cultivate cannabis in Germany.

Taliban, German Envoys Meet In Qatar Amid Peace Push  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

The Taliban has met in Qatar with Germany's special representative for Afghanistan amid international efforts to end the nearly 18-year war. In a statement on ...

Bayern Munich win German Cup, secure domestic double  Deutsche Welle

Bayern Munich have beaten RB Leipzig 3-0 in the German Cup on the back of goals from Robert Lewandowski and Kingsley Coman. Bayern thus secure the ...

U.S. tops Germany to clinch spot in quarters  ESPN

Dylan Larkin scored a tiebreaking goal midway through the third period and the United States went on to beat Germany 3-1 Sunday at the world championships.

Inside Amazon’s German AI research program  POLITICO.eu

US juggernaut is tapping German PhDs to crack some of the toughest problems in artificial intelligence — to the dismay of politicians.

'Future of Britain is in Europe,' the Queen told Germany in 1988  The Guardian

The Queen confided to the German ambassador that she believed the future of Britain lay in Europe, newly released diplomatic cables from 1988 have shown.

Germany’s ‘joke’ party wants seat at EU table  POLITICO.eu

BERLIN — It's just after noon on a bright weekday in Berlin and Martin Sonneborn is a little hungover. “We've just held big campaign events here in Berlin,” he ...

German Offshore Wind Supply Chain At Risk  CleanTechnica

May 24th, 2019 by Joshua S Hill. Germany's offshore wind energy supply chain is currently under significant pressure, according to European wind energy trade ...

German ethics council expresses openness to eventual embryo editing  STAT

The German council's openness to human germline editing was notable because of the Nazis' eugenics programs and horrific human medical experiments.

Germany deports teenage Afghan convicted in assaults  Fox News

Germany has deported an 18-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker who was recently convicted over a string of assaults that prompted a public outcry.

Doubts grow over Germany’s balanced budget rule  Financial Times

The knives are out for one of the holiest of Germany's sacred cows. The debt brake, a 10-year-old fiscal rule that virtually bans Berlin from running budget deficits ...

I entrusted my pension to German builders  BBC News

A property group that borrowed millions has not paid some people back, a BBC investigation finds.


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