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Yet as they previously did with sausage, nuclear fission, accordions and hole punchers, apparently, Germany has claimed the title for Inventors of the Best Unusual Olympic Diet Staple: the vitamin-packed, carb-heavy, fluid-replenishing energy potion known as … non-alcoholic beer. "It's a really good drink ...

The lithium-ion battery will be located in Brandenburg, north-east Germany, and used to provide grid-frequency services and reduce wind curtailment from Enertrag's projects. A special purpose vehicle will own the facility, in which Enel Green Power's Germany division holds a 90% majority stake and ...
Fine particle pollution and nitrogen oxides (NOx) contribute to as many as 400,000 premature deaths from respiratory and cardiovascular disease per year in the European Union. That has brought Germany and other air quality sinners like France or Italy into the European Commission's sights for possible ...
Germany's Mariama Jamanka and Lisa Buckwitz are the leaders at the midway point of the women's bobsled competition at the Pyeongchang Games, their two-run time of 1 minute, 41.26 seconds on Tuesday night putting them 0.07 seconds ahead of Meyers Taylor and Lauren Gibbs. Not holding the lead ...
If you're a mother or father in Germany and you've wondered what your rights are with regards to the workplace and an ill child, here's what you need to know. Do I still have to work if my child is sick? The simple answer is no, according to section 45 in the German social security statute book provided by the ...

The team of Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis of Germany were apparently an absolutely perfect match for the duo of Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz of Canada in their event at the Olympic Sliding Center on Monday. They were followed by Latvian bobsledders Oskars Melbardis and Janis ...
Despite an apparent "breakthrough" in Germany's government coalition talks a few weeks ago, the Euro zone's largest economy and defacto leader is facing much ... Martin Schulz, head of the German Social Democrats (SPD), reacts during the SPD federal congress on January 21, 2018 in Bonn, Germany.
For some the word "Heimat," which translates as "home" or "homeland," may conjure up visions of beer, Lederhosen, and idyllic German landscapes. For others, it harks back to the dark era of national socialism in Germany. For many, it's devoid of patriotic or nostalgic sentiment, a word simply used to ...
Nothing illustrates that gap between rhetoric and action as well as Germany itself. The representatives of Europe's largest economy made all the right noises in Munich. In a grand speech roaming from America and Ukraine to Syria and North Korea, Sigmar Gabriel, the foreign minister, warned that Europe ...
Teenage sensation Rasmus Dahlin made his long-awaited Olympic debut for Sweden as his team took on Germany in the preliminary round. Despite being the consensus top overall pick in this year's NHL draft, the 17-year-old logged the fewest shifts on his team by a significant margin--but it turned out to ...
At the on-going Munich Security Conference, the head of Germany's Cyber Command group said his country will never use "killer robots." As artificial intelligence continues to grow, many warn about the use of autonomous weapons.
A proposal in Germany to phase out coal made headlines this month, but would barely make a dent in global coal consumption, according to the International Energy Agency. If Europe's largest economy goes ahead with plans to shutter its more than 46 gigawatts of coal-based generating capacity, global ...
Germany could break away from years of fiscal discipline and become less of an economic example, amid plans by its new government to increase spending, analysts told CNBC. The largest Euro zone economy has accustomed the world to running budget surpluses -- when income or receipts overcome ...
Austria and Germany won the men and women's titles at the Indoor hockey World Cup which was concluded in Berlin on Sunday. In the men's final, Austria beat ... In the women's final, Germany beat the defending champions the Netherlands 2-1 to win the title for the third time. After a goalless first half, ...
... so much pressure," Peiffer explains. However, the German explained that those experiences may have helped him, as he felt under less pressure. "I was a bit more relaxed I think," he added. I did a good job on the range today and that was the key to be in front so I'm quite surprised. Arnd Peiffer Germany.
The rising trend of anti-Semitic crimes in Germany shows no signs of abating, according to a newspaper report on last year's crime statistics that was published on Sunday. In 2017, German police registered a total of 1,453 crimes that targeted Jews or Jewish institutions, reported German newspaper ...

All but unknown outside Schleswig-Holstein (and dubbed the "Forgotten Islands" as a result), the Halligen are 10 extremely low-lying islands off the north-west coast of Germany. So low-lying, in fact, that every winter the highest tides bring the Wadden sea flooding in, inundating the pancake-flat salt marsh.
Germany's parliamentary commissioner for the armed forces has urged the navy to stop deploying frigates to NATO, EU and UN missions. ... Germany must think twice before agreeing to any new maritime missions with NATO, the European Union or the United Nations, according to the parliamentary ...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for younger members of her party to fill ministerial positions in the new government. "We need to ensure that not only the over-60s are considered but also younger people," she told German TV. She also defended "painful" concessions made to the the ...
Germany's Laura Dahlmeier celebrates after taking first place in the women's 7,5 km sprint biathlon event at the 2018 Winter Olympic games. Photo: Franck ... Laura Dahlmeier won Germany's first gold medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics on Saturday, snatching victory in the women's biathlon sprint. Second ...
Germany has a multi-payer, dual system that is mandatory for everyone living in the country. Depending on income and employment status, citizens choose between statutory health insurance provided by non-governmental "sickness funds," and private insurers. Contributions are based on a percentage of ...
FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2018 file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a joint press conference with the Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz after a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 that, "as Germans we are responsible for the ...
Recent surveys have indicated that upon arriving in Germany, foreigners can experience loneliness as they find it hard to make friends, partly because Germans are perceived as unfriendly. I lived in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, in my first few years in Germany, where I found it wasn't too terribly difficult to ...
Germany has been exposed as the top rule breaker in the European Union - even as it lectures other bloc members how to behave. It faces 74 infringement proceedings from Brussels for failing to adequately convert EU rules into German law. By Simon Osborne. PUBLISHED: 08:46, Thu, Feb 8, 2018 ...
A brutal murder of a 15-year-old girl in Southern Germany has placed the country's open-door immigration policy under intense scrutiny. In addition, a new government-sponsored study found that violent crime rose in one state by 10 percent in two years, with 92 percent of the increase attributed to young ...
So the resulting deal is a not a grand vision for a new Germany, but a list of pragmatic compromises that can benefit both sides -- a laundry list of tax giveaways and spending pledges. These promises are not popular with Germany's business leaders, who say they will harm German competitiveness. But they may make ...
"Bureaucracy is tedious in Germany but if you do everything right, you'll eventually get there," the 32-year-old Berlin resident said. Dealing with the German authorities was a "relief" compared to the nerve-racking experiences she'd had in countries like China and Russia where there was "very little clarity ...
BERLIN - The U.S. Army says a soldier who was deployed to Europe as part of a mission to reassure eastern European allies has been found dead in Germany. The Atlantic Resolve mission said Tuesday that 1st Sgt. Nicholas S. Amsberry was found near a train station in the German town of Parsberg, and ...
Germany is looking into imposing restrictions on loot boxes in videogames, according to this Welt report, which says (via Google Translate, so caveats apply) that a study by the University of Hamburg has found that elements of gambling are becoming increasingly common in videogames. It's an important ...
Known for its towering gothic cathedral, commanding position on the Rhine and a bonkers annual carnival, Cologne is the cultural hub of Germany's north-west. It suffered during WWII bombings - hence there is a fair bit of concrete around - but the modern, urban side of the city is every bit as interesting as ...
Germany's centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) have reached an agreement on a coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives (CDU/CSU). A deal on the division of the key ministries was seen as the last major hurdle towards forming a coalition. The agreement looks set to end more ...
Until now, the concept has only been tested in Germany; if implemented, Braunschweig could be home to the country's first official floating crosswalk. "Everything that raises awareness is good for road safety," said a German Automotive Club (ADAC) spokesperson from the state of Lower Saxony. The ADAC ...
Germany'S economy boss has called on the European Union to urgently tighten up the law surrounding the takeover of companies by foreign investors as a new study reveals Chinese businesses are buying up German firms at an unprecedented rate. By Harvey Gavin. PUBLISHED: 08:19, Tue, Feb 6, ...
The Bavarian city claims the title of traffic jam capital in Germany for the second year in a row, the study called "Traffic Scorecard" by traffic data provider Inrix shows. Of a total of 73 German cities, findings of the Inrix study indicate that motorists in Munich spent the most amount of time in traffic jams in 2017 ...
BOTTROP, Germany -- Guido Reil is a coal miner, like his father and grandfather before him. He joined a trade union at 18 and the center-left Social Democratic party at 20. Fast-talking and loud, he has been an elected union representative for over a decade. But two years ago, after the arrival of hundreds ...
Approximately 25,000 people are eligible for a one-off payment of €2,556 ($3,184), according to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, an organization that negotiates with the German government on behalf of holocaust survivors. Germany's Ministry of finance confirmed the ...
Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann, of the conservative Christian Social Union (CSU) party which governs that state, told the Funke group that integration in Germany required absolute tolerance of Christian values. "Anyone who wants to live here must distance themselves from any anti-Christian ...
Germany: an EU member state that weighs perhaps more heavily in the equation than most of the EU27 not just because of its size and the importance of its role in the EU's decision making but also because it Britain's biggest single trading partner - and because (I'm afraid we're going to have to go there) ...
Last night Ronald Lauder, the American businessman, art collector, and president of the World Jewish Congress, demanded that Germany do more to address Nazi-era art theft, a subject that, 73 years after the end of World War II, is still far from being resolved. At the Axel Springer journalists Club in Berlin, ...
Allowing refugees to bring their families to Germany has been a point of contention in both rounds of coalition talks since the September election. The Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) are dead against allowing for direct family to join loved ones in Germany, despite research showing that it would not ...
Germany's corporate tax rate is currently 30 percent. When Trump announced the proposed tax changes, finance ministers from Europe's five biggest economies - Germany, France, Britain, Italy and Spain - said they had 'significant concerns' about some of the proposals and that they fear it could harm the ...
In light of World cancer Day, celebrated annually on February 4th in order to raise awareness of the illness and encourage its prevention and treatment, here's some more information regarding cancer in Germany. How many cancer patients are there in Germany? Currently about 3.5 to four million people ...
And now the head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency is lobbying for a repeal of laws restricting security surveillance of minors under the age of 14, arguing that the country is facing grave risks from what the German media dubs "kindergarten jihadists." In a media interview midweek, Hans-Georg ...
The relatives of some of the thousands of Nazi victims who were tortured and murdered in the Hamburg headquarters of the Gestapo have accused authorities and property developers of insulting their memory following the transformation of the building into a luxury complex with scant reference to its past.
Thilo Brodtmann, general manager of the Germany engineering Association (VDMA), gave a doom-laden assessment of the current state of play regarding Brexit, as leaders gathered in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. He said: "The fact that [Mrs] May only touched on the topic of Brexit in ...
The offensive launched by Turkey in a Kurdish region of northern Syria has also sown the seeds of discord in Germany. One reason may be the reports that German tanks have been deployed in the attacks. But it became a particularly emotional domestic matter following reports that the imams of mosques ...
Germany has acknowledged that atrocities occurred at the hands of German colonial authorities, but it has repeatedly refused to pay direct reparations. It has argued that its development aid worth hundreds of millions of euros since Namibia's independence from South Africa in 1990 was "for the benefit of ...
The German government has put plans on hold to upgrade German-made tanks used by Turkey amid a public outcry over a Turkish offensive in northern Syria. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said the decision would be taken once a new coalition government had been formed. Pictures have been ...
Schaeuble said in a speech to French lawmakers at the National Assembly that "the Franco-German cooperation is a success story." "Neither Germany nor France have a future without Europe," Schaeuble insisted in a speech delivered entirely in French. German and French lawmakers decided to pass the ...


 

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