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The Serial Killer Behind Trump's Tweets About Germany  The Daily Beast

Trump claimed immigrants spiked the murder rate in Germany. In fact one suicidal airline pilot and one murderous nurse — native Germans — did that. This is ...

Thousands of farmers, supporters take to streets in Germany demanding climate-friendly agriculture  CNBC

Thousands of '"we are fed up" farmers joined by supporters took to the streets of Germany on Saturday demanding climate-friendly agriculture and healthy food.

‘Disgusting to Say, but It’s the Truth’: German Winemakers See Boon in Climate Change  The New York Times

The hot, dry summer of 2018 produced a sweet bumper harvest that looks like a harbinger of things to come. Traditional styles may suffer, however.

Iran denies ties to Afghan held in Germany for spying  Channel NewsAsia

DUBAI: Iran on Saturday denied having any link to an Afghan-German man suspected of spying for Tehran, suggesting his arrest in Germany was part ...

How do you transport a rhino from Germany to the UK?  BBC News

Follow Najuma the black rhino as she is transported from Germany to a new home in Yorkshire.

Climate change threat to Germans’ need for speed on Autobahn  The Guardian

Draft environmental measures include proposal to impose motorway speed limit.

Germany’s Russian Gaslight  The Wall Street Journal

Berlin wants Europe to believe dependence on Moscow is beneficial.

Germans Send Love Letter on Brexit: Britain, Please Don’t Go  The New York Times

In a letter of admiration, prominent Germans called on Britons to halt their withdrawal from the European Union.

No More ‘Fun Fun Fun on the Autobahn’ Under Proposed German Laws  Bloomberg

In Kraftwerk's famous ode to the autobahn, drivers savored the freedom of limit-free motorways. That could all end, under proposals from a government panel.

Anti-Assad activist killed in Germany in suspected axe attack  The Guardian

Mohamed Joune's killing may be related to his Syrian political activities, say friends.

Huawei could be banned from 5G in Germany  CNBC

The German government is considering banning Huawei from providing 5G equipment in the country saying security concerns are of "high relevance."

Asylum-seekers in Germany could lose right to remain if they hide their identity  The Telegraph

Asylum-seekers who seek to hide their identity or refuse to cooperate in obtaining new documents from their home could lose their right to remain in Germany ...

Germany and China plot to turn Frankfurt into EU finance powerhouse after Brexit  Express.co.uk

CHINA is attempting to woo German banks to open up in Beijing as the two countries commit to strengthening each other's financial sectors in the post-Brexit ...

Germany’s China Problem  The New York Times

Berlin is walking a thin line between its strongest ally and its biggest trading partner.

Germany cuts Saudi arms exports by quarter in wake of Khashoggi scandal  CNN

The German government announced that its arms exports fell by close to 23% in 2018 compared to the previous year.

Big day for German bobsleds, with 2 victories in Austria  The Sun Herald

Germany prevails in another 2 World Cup bobsled races, extending its winning streak.

Don’t rely on Germany to solve Brexit, it doesn’t need to help Britain  The Guardian

Angela Merkel has bigger worries at home, says German journalist Alan Posener.

Germany led way on EU rights protection  EUobserver

Germany led the way on protection of human rights this year, but Hungary, Italy, and Poland "undermined the EU's moral standing" on the world stage, a leading ...

Climate plans could make Germany's 'no limits' Autobahns history  EWN

Germany could be hit with heavy EU fines if it fails to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and poisonous nitrogen oxides.

Today’s Germany is the best Germany the world has seen  The Washington Post

While most of Europe roils, Germany's continued stability is more important than ever.

Renault Zoe Wins 2018 Electric Model Trophy In Germany, BMW Wins Manufacturer Title — Germany EV Sales Report  CleanTechnica

January 19th, 2019 by Jose Pontes. The German plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) passenger car market ended the year dropping 10% in December, to 5,711 ...

Weimar, 1919: Birth of Germany's first democracy  DW (English)

In 1919, German women voted for the first time — in an election that was to play a pivotal role in the country's history. It came on the heels of the disastrous Great ...

France and Germany plan to sign a new treaty in Aachen  The Economist

YOU CANNOT doubt the ambition. By choosing Aachen as the place where they will sign their renewed treaty of friendship and co-operation on January 22nd, ...

German intelligence puts far-right AfD groups under surveillance  CNN

Germany's security agency has said that it will start to put sections of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party under surveillance.

Germany to UK: We will miss you, please stay  POLITICO.eu

Last-minute plea letter signed by MPs, senior figures from the industry and artists urged Brits to remain in EU.

Jewish guests confronted by Germany's new generation of neo-Nazis  The Sydney Morning Herald

The cry was as jarring and intrusive as it was unexpected. Huddled against a bracing Frankfurt morning, the delegation of Jewish leaders from centres as ...

German economy posts weakest growth in five years  CNBC

Germany's economy witnessed lackluster growth in 2018, according to flash data released Tuesday, in line with expectations. German gross domestic product ...

Apple forced to retract press release about iPhone sales in Germany amid Qualcomm suit  9to5Mac

Qualcomm has won another injunction in its suit against Apple in Germany, forcing it to retract part of a recent press release about iPhone availability.

Volkswagen mulls extending diesel incentives across Germany  Reuters

German carmaker Volkswagen is examining whether to extend trade-in incentives to owners of older vehicles in all of Germany, extending the program beyond ...

Yemeni government questions exclusion from meeting in Germany  Arabnews

LONDON: Yemen's internationally recognized government expressed reservations about Germany's decision to hold an international conference on Yemen ...

Offered Free Tickets for ‘Schindler’s List,’ Germany’s Far Right Sees a Provocation  The New York Times

BERLIN — The director Steven Spielberg cited a “renewed cycle of hate” in society behind his decision to bring “Schindler's List” back to movie theaters around ...

Will Germany use autobahn speed limits to cut carbon emissions?  DW (English)

A national commission has laid out a number of steps to help Germany meet EU emissions targets. Though desperately needed, they will face resistance from ...

Germans Can Help Save the Internet from the Copyright Directive!  EFF

This month, the EU is seeking to finalise the Copyright in the Single Digital Market Directive, and there's little hope hope that they would improve or delete ...

'I select on penis length,' says female coach of German men's team  EWN

Former Germany women's Under-20 midfielder Imke Wuebbenhorst was last month appointed head coach of the men's team at BV Cloppenburg, who currently ...

Russia says it will allow German, French experts to monitor Kerch Strait  FRANCE 24 English

Russia on Friday said it had already agreed that France and Germany would monitor shipping traffic in the Kerch Strait following a naval confrontation between ...

Germany and France signal willingness to delay Brexit  The Guardian

Member states attempted to plot out their terms for extending the negotiating time beyond 29 March.

German CDU leader criticises anti-diesel 'crusades'  The Guardian

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer also calls for party to reassess handling of 2015 refugee crisis.

Berlin Is A Tech Hub, So Why Are Germany's Internet Speeds So Slow?  NPR

Germany is Europe's largest economy, but business leaders warn it is in danger of losing its edge because of sluggish Internet connections. The government ...

Germany’s Far Right Rebrands: Friendlier Face, Same Doctrine  The New York Times

HALLE, Germany — Christmas carols were playing and the scent of ginger hung in the crisp December air. Students sold organic plum compote and served ...

Germany remembers Rosa Luxemburg 100 years after her murder  The Guardian

Leftwingers commemorate 100th anniversary of murder of the communist writer, pacifist and radical inspiration.

Hackers Leak Details of German Lawmakers, Except Those on Far Right  The New York Times

Twitter has shut down an account that had been posting personal data for weeks. Only the Alternative for Germany party appeared to be unscathed.

German Army Considers Recruiting Foreign Citizens  The New York Times

BERLIN — Concerned about filling its ranks seven years after abolishing mandatory military *service*, Germany is looking into recruiting foreigners for *service*, ...

How Germany's Green Party Keeps Winning  NPR

Formed in 1980, the Greens are now the second most popular party in the country. Much of their success, analysts say, has to do with the worsening image of ...

Why are Berliners so rude?  Telegraph.co.uk

It's probably fair to say that Germany doesn't have a reputation for being the world's friendliest or most joy-filled nation. According to the traditional stereotypes, ...

Recession fears are stalking Germany  CNN

A shock plunge in industrial output in November suggests Germany could be heading for recession.

German data breach: agencies 'failing to take security seriously'  The Guardian

Bavarian interior minister 'astonished' at handling of biggest data leak in German history.

Germany urges Russia, Ukraine to de-escalate conflict  Reuters

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Friday urged both Russia and Ukraine to de-escalate the conflict in eastern Ukraine and said France and Germany ...

Germany steps up monitoring of far-right AfD party  BBC News

The move will not yet amount to full-scale surveillance of the nation's main opposition party.

Germany's third gender law is celebrated as a revolution. But some say it's just the first step  CNN

Germany will soon become the first country in the European Union to offer a "third gender" option on birth certificates. As some hail the step as a "small ...

Political clouds gather over Germany’s export machine  Financial Times

Economy risks slide into technical recession as trade spats and Brexit hit sentiment.

German train-delay scarf sells for €7,550 on eBay  The Guardian

A scarf knitted by a German woman to document her frustrations with frequent train delays has sold for €7,550 (£6,720) on eBay, as the country's biggest railway ...

How Germany's solar, wind, nuclear, and coal energy efforts look  Quartz

The good, the bad, and the ugly of the country's path to renewable energy.

Germany’s far-right AfD to campaign on possible EU exit  POLITICO.eu

Alternative for Germany says the country should leave bloc if certain reforms are not made.

Bottrop: Four injured in Germany in New Year's Eve 'racist attack'  BBC News

A 50-year-old man is accused of driving into people in Bottrop, injuring Syrian and Afghan citizens.

Germany steps up work on potential Deutsche-Commerzbank tie-up  Financial Times

Germany's finance ministry has asked banking regulator BaFin to share the results of its scenario analyses that model a potential merger of Deutsche Bank and ...

Germany probably just went into a recession  INSIDER

Germany may be in recession, economists said, after they trawled through an unexpectedly horrible set of industrial and manufacturing data published on ...

Heavy snow brings chaos and death to Germany and Austria  The Guardian

Parts of Germany and Austria remain on high alert after extreme snow in Alpine regions, where 12 people have died in weather-related incidents.

Germany Dismisses Qualcomm’s Latest Patent Suit Against Apple  The Wall Street Journal

A German court dismissed a patent suit from Qualcomm against Apple, the first setback in the country for the chip maker in recent weeks amid a dispute that has ...

Germany’s leading magazine published falsehoods about American life  Brookings Institution

The word spiegel means “mirror” in German, and since its postwar founding, Der Spiegel has proudly held a mirror up to the world. When the magazine ...

Far-right German politician starts a new party with a logo bearing a secret Nazi symbol  CNN

(CNN) A leading far-right German politician has announced his departure from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in order to create his own political ...

German minister says UK should be given more time on Brexit  POLITICO.eu

There appears to be no parliamentary majority for a no-deal Brexit, Peter Altmaier says.

Three German skiers killed in Austrian avalanche  The Guardian

Three German skiers were found dead and a fourth is missing after they were swept away in an avalanche near the Austrian ski resort of Lech am Arlberg, police ...

Workers on Corporate Boards? Germany’s Had Them for Decades  The New York Times

Elizabeth Warren's plan to give workers a voice on corporate boards isn't radical. “Co-determination” has a long history, and America should embrace it.

Man confesses to cyberattack on German politicians  CNN

(CNN) A 20-year-old man arrested in connection with a data breach that affected thousands of people in Germany has confessed to police, the country's federal ...

Jakiw Palij: Nazi guard deported by US dies in Germany  BBC News

A former Nazi collaborator who served as a labour-camp guard in World War Two has died in Germany aged 95, local media report. Jakiw Palij, who was ...

A new German coin commemorates currywurst's 70th birthday  Quartz

It's a shiny piece of metal that combines two German favorites: cash and bratwurst with curry sauce. This seemingly priceless combination can be yours for just ...

Harsh Nazi Parenting Guidelines May Still Affect German Children of Today  Scientific American

Renate Flens, a German woman in her 60s who suffers from depression, tells her psychotherapist that she wants to love her children but just can't. She and the ...

‘Don’t shoot the British!’ German MEP says BRUSSELS to blame for Brexit  Express.co.uk

A GERMAN MEP has said he is ready for another Battle of Britain – but unlike in 1940, this time round, he wants to “win back the hearts of the British for Europe”.

MPs seize on German minister's suggestion of further Brexit talks  The Guardian

Opponents of Theresa May's Brexit deal have seized on a suggestion by Germany's foreign minister that further negotiations could be opened with the EU ...

Airport strikes across Germany  DW (English)

Staff responsible for checking passengers and cargo have held an 18-hour warning strike at Germany's biggest airports. Hundreds of flights were cancelled.

Seven die in massive Alps snowfall from Germany to Italy  BBC News

At least seven people have died in the Alps during a weekend of heavy snow, with skiers facing a high avalanche risk in Austria, Germany and Italy.

Leipzig, Germany: A legacy of culture, literature, music and candlelight  Communities Digital News

Since the days of the Holy Roman Empire, Leipzig has been situated at the intersection of two international crossroads. It is a center of culture.

'Merkel deceived us on climate', says Germany's Energiewende godfather  EURACTIV

Berlin lacks the political will to bring the energy transition forward, said Hans Josef Fell, the initiator of Germany's world-renowned 2000 renewable energy ...

Uffizi Prods Germans to Return Painting Stolen in World War II  The New York Times

A German family has the artwork, and refuses to give it back. The Italian museum has mounted a publicity campaign in an effort to get German authorities to ...

Germany adopts intersex identity into law  BBC News

As of 1 January, intersex Germans can now legally identify themselves as "diverse".

Germany and Ireland step up efforts to find Brexit border ‘fix’  The Guardian

Countries try to help Theresa May get EU withdrawal deal approved – but Brexiters are warned talks will not reopen.

Germany's Hidden Crisis by Oliver Nachtwey review – social decline in the heart of Europe  The Guardian

How has Europe's most powerful country become as unequal and class‑obsessed as Britain?

Amazon Dash buttons judged to breach consumer rules in Germany  TechCrunch

Amazon's Dash buttons have been found to breach consumer e-commerce rules in Germany. The push-to-order gizmos were debuted by Amazon in 2015 in an ...

German aid group rescues 47 migrants from Mediterranean Sea  Washington Post

The German aid group Sea-Watch says it has rescued 47 people from a rubber boat off the coast of Libya in the Mediterranean.

Dinner for One: English comedy spices up German New Year  BBC News

The English film you've never seen - but Germans watch it adoringly every New Year's Eve.

The Days Of Germany’s No-Speed-Limit Autobahn Are Probably Numbered  Carscoops

The German government is considering adopting a range of draft proposals about the reduction of environmental damage caused by transport, which could ...

U.S. warns German companies of possible sanctions over Russian pipeline  Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - The United States has warned German companies involved in the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that they could face sanctions if ...

Far-right German politician is beaten unconscious by masked men  CNN

(CNN) A far-right German lawmaker has been beaten unconscious by at least three masked assailants in an attack seen by police as "politically motivated.".

Germany leading euro into RECESSION – Merkel's decline to CRIPPLE Italy and France  Express

ECONOMIC uncertainty and political instability in France and Italy should be a far greater worry for eurozone finance chiefs than Germany sparking fears of a ...

Germany's Dust Bolt: 6 New Age Thrash Bands You Need to Know  Loudwire

German thrash architects Dust Bolt will release Trapped in Chaos, their fourth album, Jan. 18. They're not only here to pump up their ripping new record, but also ...

German antitrust watchdog to act against Facebook: report  Reuters

Germany's antitrust watchdog plans to order Facebook to stop gathering some user data, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

EU may need rules to stop doctors emigrating: German minister  Reuters

The European Union should consider regulating to stop member states from poaching each other's doctors and other professionals, German Health Minister ...

Germany’s Largest Opposition Party Is a Rorschach Test for the Nation’s Politics  National Review

When an AfD election party concluded with participants singing the national anthem, many scolds considered this transgressive. But it's dangerous for a nation ...

Renewables overtake coal as Germany's main energy source  Reuters

Renewables overtook coal as Germany's main source of energy for the first time last year, accounting for just over 40 percent of electricity production, research ...

MSNBC Guest Calls Trump A Domestic Terrorist, Compares Speech To ‘1933 Nazi Germany’  The Daily Caller

An MSNBC guest reacted to President Trump's Saturday speech by calling it a “100 percent note for note recreation of 1933 Nazi Germany.” Appearing with host ...

Germany accuses army linguist of spying for Iran over Afghan missions  BBC News

The Afghan-German man is suspected of handing over secrets about operations in Afghanistan.

How one German city developed – and then lost – generations of math geniuses  The Conversation - US

There are two things that connect the names Gauss, Riemann, Hilbert and Noether. One is their outstanding breadth of contributions to the field of mathematics.

First German woman to coach men's team shuts down bizarre locker room question  Stuff.co.nz

Germany's first woman to coach men's team shuts down absurd question about locker room siren with witty, phallic comeback.

The German Government Forcibly Removed These Children From Their Parents Over Homeschooling  Daily Signal

Europe's top human rights court has sided with Germany, reaffirming that homeschooling in that country is illegal.

Cef, Rubunu, others thrill at German soiree  Daily Trust

It was an evening of music, dance and food when penultimate Thursday ended with a soiree in honour of the visiting German Secretary of State, Mr. Walter ...

Far-Right German Journalist Implicated In Firebombing Of Hungarian Center In Ukraine  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

A Polish man accused of involvement in the firebombing of a Hungarian cultural center in western Ukraine last year says he received instructions on the attack ...

CEO of N.H. Gun Maker Facing Five Years in German Prison for Alleged Arms Deal  New Hampshire Public Radio

High ranking members of the Colombian National Police found themselves in Exeter, N.H., in the spring of 2009. They were there to visit arms maker Sig.

Germany looks set to enter a recession after unexpected collapse  Daily Mail

The German economy stunned traders this week when it plummeted more sharply than expected. Industrial production fell by -1.9 percent in November, fuelling ...

Apple stops selling iPhone 7 and 8 in its German stores following Qualcomm court win  The Verge

Apple has pulled the sales of the iPhone 7 and 8 from its German website and stores, following a ruling in the District Court of Munich. The ruling said that those ...

Germany mulls introducing 'mosque tax' for Muslims  DW (English)

Lawmakers from Germany's grand coalition government said on Wednesday that they were considering introducing a "mosque tax" for German Muslims, similar ...


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