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MCALLEN, RGV – Matt Ruszczak, executive director of Rio South Texas Economic Council, has posted a livestream from Germany for the Rio Grande Guardian. Ruszczak is in Germany for ten days to take in some trade shows, including the massive Hannover Fair, the largest industrial trade show in the ...
New U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said Germany was not moving quickly enough to increase military spending and called on all NATO allies to meet the target of 2 percent of GDP expenditures on defense. On his first trip abroad, and first visit to NATO headquarters as President Donald ...

Germany Slams Plan by Syria's Assad to Confiscate Property ... Government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer told reporters in Berlin that Germany is "extremely concerned" by the effect the move will have on 11 million displaced people, including 5 ... Germany has taken in more than 700,000 Syrian refugees.
His relationship with Germany. Grenell's position representing the United States to Germany may be more confrontational than those who have held the position more recently given Trump's opposing views with Angela Merkel on key issues, from trade to fighting climate change. Trump's decision to pull the ...
"Anti-Semitism is not only Muslim-driven in Germany," he said. "Of course we have a new challenge and new forms of anti-Semitism which we have to address and combat, but the great problem also rests with right-wing anti-Semitism and we have to develop good strategies to combat that, as we did before.
With so many US nationals in Germany (in the past ten years, 324,000 have made the move here), it's likely you know one of these types or you'll meet ... many industry hubs, like Hamburg, Berlin and Munich, this American may not speak any German, but loves the benefits of the “Made in Germany” brand.

Berlin will be the first German city to hold an African Literature Festival from April 26th-28th, highlighting many of the problems faced by African immigrants in Germany and abroad. Starting Thursday, Berlin is set to have it's very first festival of African Literature, entitled "Writing in Migration". The event will ...
Don't leave your umbrellas and warm jackets at home just yet. After a period of summer-like temperatures, typical April weather is forecast for much of the country. While temperatures in the north on Tuesday are predicted to reach cooler highs of 13C, southern Deutschland will still enjoy warmth of 20C - a ...
According to the company's LinkedIn profile, BITREAL Capital GmbH was founded in 2017 and is a “fund initiator and innovator” in the area of special alternative investment funds (AIFs). The BITREAL Real Estate Blockchain Opportunities Fund 1 (BREBCO 1) will reportedly be the first such fund in Germany ...
Are the good times coming to an end in Germany? The latest report suggests that the hospitality cycle may have already reached its peak and started its descent. The country's hotel sector reported a 20-percent drop in transaction volume year-over-year in 2017 to €4.1 billion. According to CBRE's ...
The statement of political intent is expected to be followed by an industrial declaration that sets out in more detail how the partners, notably Dassault Aviation and Airbus, Germany's defense aeronautics champion and a Eurofighter consortium member, will approach the multibillion-euro project for which ...
The leader of Germany's Jewish community has advised Jews to avoid wearing traditional skullcaps (kippahs) following anti-Semitic attacks. Josef Schuster, the president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, told Berlin public radio that Jews should exercise caution in big cities. His comments come ...
Maas on Sunday said Russia had not done enough to address the concerns of G7 countries over issues such as support for rebels in eastern Ukraine. "So far, the conditions have not been met for there to be another change," said Maas, who was in Toronto for a two-day meeting of G7 foreign ministers.
BERLIN — She is the first woman to lead Germany's oldest political party, and she may also be its last hope. Andrea Nahles, a former labor minister known for speaking her mind — occasionally to the limits of propriety — was elected as the leader of the Social Democrats on Sunday, vowing to revive the ...
Worth €117 billion and weighing in at 3,400 tonnes, Germany's stockpile is the world's second largest after the US, and some of it is now on display at the Money Museum in Frankfurt, the country's financial hub. The exhibition is the first time the public have had a chance to sneak a peek of its mighty gold ...
She said Germany will not follow the example of the United States, which is moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem next month, in the wake of Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Reiterating long-standing policy, Merkel said the status of Jerusalem can only be determined in ...
BERLIN (AP) — Ireland-based Smyths Toys has reached a deal to take over more than 90 Toys R Us stores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In March, Toys R Us said it would be liquidating its U.S. business. Its German branch said in a statement Saturday that Smyths Toys has signed an agreement to ...

Burgers made from the larvae of buffalo beetles are now offered at a supermarket in the western German city of Aachen. Bugfoundation was founded by Baris Oezel and Max Kraemer, who came up with the idea after travelling throughout southeast Asia. Source: ABC News | Duration: 1min. Topics: industry ...
STUTTGART, Germany -- Petra Kvitova and Karolina Pliskova gave the Czech Republic a 2-0 lead over Germany in the Fed Cup semifinals with dominant displays in their opening matches Saturday. Kvitova defeated Julia Goerges 6-3, 6-2, before Pliskova followed up with a 7-5, 6-3 win over two-time Grand Slam winner ...
BERLIN, Germany — Oh sprat! A tractor-trailer tried to take a turn and toppled over, tipping its entire load of fish onto a German farmer's field. Police says some 20 metric tons (22 tons) of sprat spilled out of the truck in Friday's accident in the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. German ...
Crimes of almost every nature dropped across Germany in 2017, according to police statistics. But there were a few categories in which rates increased. German police in Neuss. The number of crimes reported in Germany fell by almost 10 percent in 2017, according to police statistics published by the Welt ...
German home prices have climbed by about 60 percent since 2010, and the unprecedented rate of growth is stoking concerns of a housing bubble. Berlin, for example, recently came in atop a list compiled by Knight Frank in the fourth quarter of last year of the globe's top 150 residential real estate markets.
Germany's center-left Social Democrats are electing a new leader to spearhead the party's recovery from a disastrous election result and guide it through a fractious coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives. Andrea Nahles, the combative leader of the party's parliamentary group, ...
Sometime in 2016, as Germany was reeling from disagreements over migration, politics, and national identity, the country received a magical visitor. The unicorn appeared on hats, liqueur bottles, cereal boxes, condom wrappers. By last summer, it seemed as much a part of the German landscape as ...
Anti-fascists from Germany and Poland are expected to join a rally and music concert under the slogan "Rechts Rockt Nicht!" (The right does not rock), just metres away from the festival's venue. At the same time, the town's main square will host the Ostritz Peace Festival in protest against the far right.
BERLIN — In Germany's hugely popular hip-hop music scene, one of the biggest albums of the past year was from two trash-talking rappers who rhymed about their prowess in bed and in the weight room and about violently dominating their opponents. The album has racked up sales, but has also attracted ...
In Germany, a prize for best hip-hop album went to two rap artists, above, whose lyrics mocked the Holocaust and Auschwitz victims. The award has sparked an uproar and no small amount of soul-searching as the country struggles to reckon with rising anti-Semitism, particularly among Germany's Muslim ...
In the 980s, however, it's believed his son Svein Forkbeard defeated Bluetooth, forcing him to flee to northern Germany. Camila Domonoske at NPR reports that in the 19th century, treasure hunters found a cache of golden objects on the nearby island of Hiddensee, which is believed to have been a cache ...
During his final months as chancellor, he shocked many Germans by shepherding through a multibillion-dollar pipeline project called Nord Stream, transporting gas from Russia to Germany. The pipeline is majority-owned by the Russian state gas company Gazprom. Shortly after leaving office, Schroeder ...
Armoush told Deutsche Welle Television that he wore the skullcap to make a point to a friend who said it was risky to do so in Germany. ... Berg neighborhood "a very horrible incident" and vowed the government would respond "with full force and resolve" against growing anti-Semitism in Germany. Foreign ...
So how does Germany face the rising conflict of these potentially dangerous predators? On Wednesday, the Environment Committee met in the Bundestag (German parliament) to discuss the rise in wolf packs across the German states. Gridlock in party discussions has made clear that the topic of man vs.
The Deutsche Flugsicherung, essentially Germany's Federal Aviation Administration, reportedly claimed near misses involving UAVs and commercial aircraft rose from 66 in 2016 to 88 in 2017, which was a substantially smaller increase than previously expected. As for 2018, the number currently stands at ...
The head of the Echo prizes, which are Germany's answer to the Grammys and are based largely on commercial success, bowed Tuesday to the growing outrage, apologized to the country's Jewish community and acknowledged to one of its leaders that it had been a mistake to award the two rappers such ...
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities raided dozens of properties and arrested seven people on Wednesday in an investigation of an alleged trafficking ring set up to bring Thai women and transsexuals to Germany to work as prostitutes. Raids on 62 properties were conducted across Germany in what the ...
MADRID — Months after Catalan separatists made an all-out push for independence that triggered Spain's worst political crisis in decades, Catalonia's secessionist movement remains in disarray, with its leadership fractured and support for the cause falling among locals. In a dramatic end to a particularly ...
BERLIN — German police say fugitive former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is being held on a European arrest warrant. Puigdemont's lawyer, Jaume Alonso-Cuevillas, confirmed to The Associated Press that German police stopped Puigdemont on Sunday when he was crossing the border to enter ...
... >> The man behind Catalonia's bid for independence has been detained in Germany. On Sunday, German police said they had stopped Carles Puigdemont on an international arrest warrant issued by Spain. Puigdemont had entered Germany from Denmark after leaving Finland on Friday when it ...
The news out of Germany's Federal Employment Agency is good. The agency's Institute for Employment Research (IAB) reports that the economy is on course to create 650,000 new jobs this year, 100,000 of which will be taken up by people who came to the country as refugees. Overall, just under 46 ...
BERLIN (AP) — A Portuguese airline has apologized for keeping more than 100 passengers stranded at Stuttgart airport in southwestern Germany after one of its flights was canceled last-minute because of a drunken co-pilot. Shortly before the TAP Air Portugal flight was to takeoff to Lisbon on Friday night, ...
MADRID — Carles Puigdemont, the former leader of Catalonia wanted in Spain on rebellion charges, was detained on Sunday in Germany on an international arrest warrant, in a move that drags Berlin into Spain's festering territorial dispute. Mr. Puigdemont was arrested by a German highway police patrol ...
For the first time since the 2003 failed strike for the thirty-five-hour workweek in eastern Germany, working hours have been made an issue of collective bargaining policy. It is difficult to overemphasize this development's importance. Previously, such examples were few and far between — one exception is ...
Germany and France are to impose new sanctions on Russia over the UK gas attack, with some measures due as early as Monday (26 March). "We, Germany and France, agreed that such reactions in addition to the recall of the [EU] ambassador are necessary," German chancellor Angela Merkel said at a ...
How is it possible to escape the attentions of the police while driving a 48-tonne red crane through Germany? While this might sound like an impossible task, some thieves have managed it. They stole the huge vehicle from a Stuttgart construction yard on Sunday evening and have since driven it hundreds ...
Across the border in Germany, Rudzinski says he gets roughly six Polish patients a week at his clinic, in various stages of pregnancy, seeking an abortion. Half, he says, come to him after botched abortion attempts. He recalled one particularly difficult case. ''A woman called me, saying she has no money ...
Still, despite reservations, Germany backs the building of a gas pipeline called Nord Stream II that would double gas supplies from Russia to Germany (one of Russia's biggest customers for gas). To be built by the world's largest gas company, Russia's Gazprom, the $11 billion pipeline will directly connect ...
If you employ someone to undertake a job for you in Germany, it is possible to cancel and receive a refund. Why should that be different for airlines, the plaintiffs asked. Two district courts in North Rhine-Westphalia rejected their case. But the plaintiffs didn't give up, taking their appeal to the highest court in ...
A court in the eastern German city of Frankfurt an der Oder handed down a jail sentence on Tuesday to a truck driver who tried to smuggle asylum-seekers into Germany last year. The 47-year-old Turkish man was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for allegedly trying to smuggle 51 men, women ...
Around 90 percent of the “white gold” was packed up and delivered to Germany to sate the Teuton appetite for the Roman root. Greeks themselves don't have much of an appetite for the wriggly white vegetable. “There are barely any recipes for it and the way the Germans cook it is completely unfamiliar to ...
If you know that you will be staying in Germany for several years, it is worth becoming a member of a Genossenschaft (co-operative). Rents are much lower than market rates with a Genossenschaft and the profits made from rents go back into the upkeep of the building, meaning your apartment will be in ...
Germans across the country noted the irony of white winter weather on the official first day of spring. Berlin in particular turned into a vast snowscape, with all parts of the city from Treptower Park to Alexanderplatz coated in a growing amount of white. The day has a historic average temperature of 8 degrees, ...


 

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