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Millions of Germans in Poverty While Islamists are Paid Thousands of Euros – AfD ... The rise in support for the AfD is often attributed to Berlin's handling of the migrant crisis, with Germans now concerned about the adverse economic and social effects of housing millions of migrants in the country.
They may have the reputation of being savers and worriers, but a survey this week from the EU Commission on Justice, Education, Employment, and Health, reveals that Germans are feeling happier about themselves than almost all other European Union citizens. The report, based on interviews with ...

An independent German parliamentary report has established that the joint attack by the US, UK and France on Syria violated international law. Radio Sputnik discussed this with Dr. Alexander Neu, a member of the German Bundestag from the left-wing Die Linke party.
Everyday culture, he said, also includes the expectation that one's counterpart understands the significance traditions, history and culture have for Germans. That raised an interesting question in the evening's discussion: How much do pupils and college students in Germany actually know about German ...
OSTRITZ, Germany: Hundreds of neo-Nazis were massing late on Friday on Adolf Hitler's birthday for a two-day festival in a remote eastern German town where citizens and anti-fascist groups staged spirited counter-protests. Many of the mostly male right-wing extremists wore T-shirts with slogans such as ...
Lima, April 21. Authorities in Peru say at least two German tourists were killed and another 10 injured when their minibus went off the road and fell into a ravine in the Andes Mountains. Highway police chief Jorge Castillo said rescuers were trying to retrieve the bodies of two male tourists trapped in the ...

The poll was conducted on April 17-18 — several days after the US, UK and French strikes on Syria — among over 1,000 people. On Wednesday, nearly 1,500 Germans took to the streets of Berlin to protest against the US-led strikes on Syria and call for an end to war, according to the left-wing Die Linke ...
The Local: Majority of Germans want more protection from globalization: study. 20 April ... The study, which was carried out by the Bertelsmann Foundation and published on Thursday, also showed that 52 percent of Germans don't feel the government is doing enough to protect its citizens from the negative ...
HAMBURG, Germany — Streseman Street is a road like many others. It's loud, it's unlovely and it's clogged with cars and trucks belching noxious fumes day and night. But next month, the major artery in this prosperous and progressively minded port city becomes something else: a laboratory, part of a ...
The study, which was carried out by the Bertelsmann Foundation and published on Thursday, also showed that 52 percent of Germans don't feel the government is doing enough to protect its citizens from the negative consequences of globalization. But the majority of citizens in Deutschland aren't opposed ...
A poll commissioned by the Catholic relief agency Caritas found that four out of five Germans said they believe high living costs create a considerable poverty risk. Three-quarters answered that it was important that the human right to have a roof over your head be guaranteed. "Affordable living" ranked in ...
Even Angela Merkel gave her verdict: it was “not good” that Mr Sartor had chosen to distinguish between Germans and others. In early April he lifted the ban on foreign users. The incident reflects a widespread feeling of what Mrs Merkel has called Unbehagen, not easily translated but meaning anxiety or ...
The German KBA has issued the latest sales date for electric and hybrid cars and March has broken the record in every respect. 3,792 electric cars were sold in Germany in that month alone, more than in any other month and 73.1% more than in February. Hybrid cars registered similar growth with 10,784 ...
Germans turn from diesel as city bans loom Frankfurt am Main: Diesel-powered cars' share of the German market continued its slide in March, official data showed Wednesday, sapped by a court ruling that could see the vehicles banned from parts of city centres. Just 31.4 percent of cars registered by the ...
Whatever the reason, you have upset the Germans. For them, clinking glasses and making eye contact is an absolute must whenever two or more people are gathered in the name of alcohol. Ask them why, and they will give you the answer everybody knows. If you don't make eye contact, you are in for ...
6. The meeting will be held at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in the Friendship Lounge. The church is located at 1000 5th Ave. NE, Jamestown. A PowerPoint presentation will be given titled “Bessarabia, A Historical Overview of the Germans in Bessarabia.” Many area Germans from Russia have ...
Angela Merkel's fourth government is now nearly a month old, but a recent poll by Forsa has revealed that most Germans do not know who is in the cabinet. 42 per cent of voters and 62 per cent of 18-29-year-olds were unable to name a single cabinet minister. So how well do you know the cabinet known ...

Most Germans are appalled at such insinuations. But many will readily admit that belt-tightening and putting off enjoying the fruits of their labour are German-specific traits. Some put it down to the Protestant work ethic that has a great influence on German life to this day. The state where saving is most ...
A BAD NIGHT FOR THE FAVORITES: This Sweet 16 is picking up right where its zany lead-in left off. Two No. 9 seeds and an 11 are in the Elite Eight, and at least one of those underdogs will reach the Final Four. Barry Brown's tiebreaking layup with 19 seconds remaining helped No. 9 seed Kansas State ...
This was one of the most trying days of the Great War, as the Germans mounted their biggest offensive since the arrival of large masses of American troops on the French front. “The Germans launched a heavy gas attack against a certain town in our (American) lines,” wrote a correspondent. “The wind was ...
"Germans aren't bringing proposals; they aren't even coming". Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic has denied that a German delegation would arrive here today with a proposal for a legally biding Kosovo agreement. Source: Beta Thursday, March 22, 2018 | 14:06 ...
On January 15th 2018 Tom Ehrig, Felix Getzlaff and Lutz Zybell climbed the new route La Torcida (450m, 12 pitches, 7a M) up Aguja Val Biois in Patagonia. Tom Ehrig reports. After almost 4 weeks in Patagonia, Lutz, Felix and I dreamt of finishing our trip with an ascent of Fitz Roy via the Franco-Argentina.
Could it be that while Germans are indeed a happy people, I am not, due to the circumstances I face as an immigrant? It's hard to distinguish causation and correlation based on the data provided. But the authors do note that people tend to migrate to the happier countries, which happen to be wealthier ...
The Federal Environmental Office (UBA) has said that the nitrogen oxide pollution (NO2) emitted by diesel engines is responsible for thousands of premature deaths every year. In 2014 some 6,000 people died early from cardiovascular diseases which were caused by NO2 pollution, UBA head Maria ...
Andreas Geisel, Berlin's interior minister, said on Wednesday that hatred towards Germans was on the rise in the capital, but cautioned that it was still far from the norm. “I have heard that [reports of hatred against Germans]. It is not the norm but it is becoming more common - to keep quiet about it would be ...
This year, the Spring Bazaar will feature 35 vendors selling handcrafted Easter and spring merchandise and decor, said Franz Huber, treasurer for Aid for the Needy and a civilian employee with the Germans' Air Defense Center at Fort Bliss. Aid for the Needy also will sell its signature grilled bratwurst, ...
And amazingly it was not a story about a Canadian or Canada at all. This is the story of the German men's Olympic hockey team. The Germans captured the Olympic silver medals, and were one goal away from winning gold. Sure you might argue, that it doesn't matter or that it's a tainted medal because the ...
The parties have no political concepts to offer in the face of the fears afflicting many Germans, who are unsure and overwhelmed and have the feeling that their familiar ways of life are under threat. Politicians from the political mainstream have given no answers to questions about how globalization, ...
The now-96-year-old Graziano recalled their mission was to fly into hostile territory, parachuting out at a pre-designated location to bring the fight to the Germans in their homeland. Considerable fire from the ground had damaged their aircraft, however, setting it on fire as it began to fall from the sky.
President Donald Trump talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Friday, March 17, 2017, in the outer Oval Office, joined by Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. According to a new poll, Germans have soured on their relationship with the United States since Trump's election.
Ireland's tourism boom shows no signs of abating with new figures showing another surge in overseas visitors at the start of 2018. The number of foreign travellers to the Republic rose by almost 4 per cent in January, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). A total of 585,500 ...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel weighed in on the dispute Monday, saying that "one shouldn't run services on the basis of such categorizations" of Germans and non-Germans. However, she added that the situation in Essen "also shows the amount of pressure there is, and how many people are needy.".
Germans have not switched to credit and debit cards as quickly as people in other developed economies, preferring instead to use banknotes and coins for their purchases. The average German wallet contains €107 ($132) in cash, according to the Bundesbank. That's one of the highest amounts in Europe, ...
The young are the future! Or so the world believes. Few tropes are used as regularly in democratic politics as references to the young who will determine – and hopefully save – the world of the future, by coming up with new ideas and visions. This hope is particularly present within the European Union, ...
Germans have long had a reputation as thrifty people, committed to squirreling away money in good times and bad. But where does this reputation come from? An exhibition in Berlin, called “Savings—History of a German Virtue,” sets out to explain the story behind this national obsession. Not everyone ...
Croatian Wikipedia has amended its entry on the history of the Polish city of Gdansk after daily newspaper Jutarnji list reported on its false claims about a 'Polish genocide of Germans'. Jutarnji list reported on Tuesday that the unattributed claim – with no supporting literature or sources cited – was made in ...
“We have worked and paid taxes in this country; our parents built it up. How can it be that we are turned away and those who just arrived get what they need?” MARIANNE RYMANN, 62, of Essen, Germany, in line at a food bank that has adopted a Germans-only policy after being inundated with Syrian ...
The experience of the Second World War in Lapland was starkly different from the war experience elsewhere in Finland. Germans held the frontline in northern Finland from 1941 to 1944, and at the height of their military build-up, there were more German troops and their prisoners of various nationalities than local ...
In this Feb. 27, 2018 photo a man walks past a truck of the Essen, western Germany, food bank where unkown people sprayed "Nazis". The food bank was criticized after deciding to only register new users if they prove they've got German citizenship, claiming young foreign men are scaring away elderly ...
According to a new report from the nonpartisan Pew Research Center, Germans' perception of the U.S. has fallen drastically since the end of Barack Obama's presidency and the advent of the Trump era, with most respondents now holding negative views of the relationship between the two countries.
To make sure residents are properly prepared to protect their homes from another spring flood, Renfrew County looked far and wide for the right expertise — all the way to Germany, in fact. Germany's volunteer emergency relief program, known as Technische Hilfswerk (THW), has been around since the ...
Germans are notoriously allergic to debt. They have fewer credit cards than in any other major country and less household debt as a percentage of GDP than all but two other western European nations: Italy and Austria. Even in the age of rampant online shopping, 80 percent of all purchases are still made ...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the latest politician to criticise a major food bank's decision to bar foreigners from receiving free food. The charity Essener Tafel called it a temporary restriction necessary because the share of foreigners using the food bank had soared to 75% in recent years. The charity ...
A xenophobia row has broken out in Germany after a charity excluded foreigners from receiving free food. The Essener Tafel charity said it was implementing a temporary restriction on the use of its food banks because foreigners make up 75 percent of those using the services in recent years, the BBC ...
The Super 300-tournament was the first BWF tournament hosted on European ground since the launch of the new HSBC BWF World Tour. And European players were represented in four out of five finals on Sunday. Mark Lamsfuss and Isabel Herttrich were seeded first and lived up to the expectations by ...
The weathermen told us that it was going to be a cold night on Sunday. And sure enough, temperatures hit a low for the winter, from the Alps all the way up to the Baltic coast. The weather station at the summit of Zugspitze, at 2,962 metres Germany's tallest mountain, recorded a low of -27C on Sunday night, ...
Paula Bosch is the most famous German sommelier, and she recently took part in the presentation of Istrian wines in Munich. The effort to bring a star of the German wine scene to the presentation has paid off, and the Croatian wines have proved to be a pleasant surprise for the wine expert. She described ...
Roma and Sinti: Germans for centuries, but still considered outsiders ... A 2014 survey by the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency on German people's attitudes towards Sinti and Roma detected that “derogatory stereotypes and the existence of prejudice can be found in all segments of the population.
After no one outside their locker room gave them a chance in a tournament where the NHL stars stayed away, the Germans came within a minute of clock time from gold for a country playing in the men's final for the first time. "I think if you are that close, you are disappointed right after," forward Gerrit Fauser ...
Idioms are fantastic for presenting wise advice or transferring underlying principles in a culture, but they're also the perfect tool to make me feel like an idiot, especially in a different country. In English, we have fancy-sounding idioms such as, “Actions speak louder than words,” but we also have asinine ...


 

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