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Needing a victory to contend for a spot in the semifinals, Germany's handball team lost 26-25 to Denmark in Varazdin, Croatia on Sunday to all but confirm their elimination from the European Championship. Germany did not score their first goal until the 10th minute as Denmark shut down several of their ...
There is a way of thinking about Brexit that has proven popular because it is of comfort both to the UK and to the remaining 27 member states of the EU. This is to view it as a uniquely British affair, one that realigns this country with its old traditions - in Europe, but not a direct part of it; a bridge between ...
Bonn, Germany -- Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany escaped political disaster on Sunday, at least for now, and inched a step closer to forming a new government after the Social Democrats voted in favor of entering formal coalition talks with her conservative camp. This latest episode in Germany's ...
But for German political and business leaders, Mr. Trump's first 12 months have presented a particularly steep learning curve and, at times, an emotional roller-coaster, as he set about dismantling international free-trade arrangements, of which Germany was one of the main beneficiaries. Other nations ...
LAS CRUCES - A professor in New Mexico state University's government Department will give a talk about the Faculty-led International Program she took with students to Germany as the next lecture in the College of arts and sciences' "Global Connections" series. The presentation begins at 5 p.m. on ...

Germany will stop all arms exports to countries involved in the ongoing war in Yemen, a government spokesperson has announced. The decision, announced on Friday by a spokesperson for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, comes as political parties including Merkel's Christian Democratic Union ...
On the heels of damaging windstorm Friederike, another winter storm will target Germany into early next week and further disrupt travel and cleanup operations. Eight people were killed in Germany as Friederike, the strongest windstorm in 11 years, whipped through on Thursday. A trail of wind damage ...
Why would its intelligence agencies be interested in Germany? Reinhold Robbe: Firstly, it is because Germany holds a key position in general as the strongest EU economy. But also because Germany maintains excellent relations in all parts of the world. Despite existing embargoes, German's historical ...
Rail services are getting back to normal in Germany as trees and other debris are cleared from lines hit by a severe storm that claimed eight lives. Three people died earlier in the Netherlands in accidents caused by hurricane-strength winds. Fallen trees and other debris are still blocking many railway lines ...
peer-to-peer car-sharing platform Turo is expanding to Germany officially, starting today, after acquiring last September Daimler's Croove in-house product for providing essentially the same service. Turo also received a significant strategic investment from Daimler at the same time, as it acquired the ...
BERLIN - Few people outside Germany are familiar with the caricature of themselves that many Germans hold in their minds. Far from the aggressive bully of 20th century war propaganda, the perfectionist engineer of Madison Avenue car advertisements, or the rule-following know-it-all of the silver screen, ...
(JTA) -- Germany's parliament voted to establish a commissioner to deal with anti-Semitism in the country. Four mainstream parties endorsed the proposal, which noted that while most anti-Semitic crime in Germany is attributable to the far right, there are increased concerns about anti-Semitism among ...
All long-distance trains in Germany have been cancelled, Deutsche Bahn (DB) said on Thursday as the company took precautions against storm "Friederike" which has since been upgraded to hurricane status. But trains that are still currently running should travel as far as possible to their destination, a DB ...
In the study, carried out by the Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (SVR), responses from over 5,000 immigrants and people with a migrant background across Germany were collected. Of those who described their appearance as "typically German," around 17 percent stated they ...
KANDEL, Germany -- It happened between neatly stacked rows of shampoo and organic baby food: A teenage boy walked up to his ex-girlfriend in the local drugstore, pulled out a kitchen knife with an eight-inch blade and stabbed her in the heart. The death in Kandel, in southwestern Germany, on Dec.
Germany again defended its economic surplus on Thursday, despite increased criticism from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Europe. Jens Weidmann, president of the German central bank, all but ruled out an increase in public spending during a speech. "Raising public spending in order to ...

I wouldn't call myself a total noob in Germany; we made the move here from Singapore more than a year ago. But two months ago, we relocated 300 kilometres north of where we'd been, and in between the unpacking and getting acquainted with our new neighbourhood, we hadn't had time yet to see to the ...
Voters drifted in the hundreds of thousands to the far-right, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. It is now the third-largest party in the German Bundestag having run a campaign based on opposing Merkel's decision to take in almost one million refugees fleeing the wars in Syria ...
Tiho Brkan: I'm on the final leg of my European tour as I was traveling through southern and Eastern Europe, visiting Berlin, Germany. So we'll discuss investing in Germany. We'll discuss the economy and the taxes of the German economy. And we'll look into equity prices and real estate prices, as we ...
The years haven't been kind to the Landshut, perhaps the most famous Boeing 737-200 in Germany's history. It is currently rusting away at a "cemetery" for airplanes at the Fortaleza International Airport in Brazil. But now officials want to take the plane apart, transport the pieces to Germany and restore it at ...
Germany may be a step closer to forming a new government, but there are doubts that Chancellor Angela Merkel will be its leader for the full mandate, a political analyst told CNBC on Monday. Following failed coalition talks between Merkel's German Christian Democrats (CDU), the Greens and the Free ...
Turbine blades convert heat generated by combusted fuel into the energy that propels a plane. The blades are one of the most important components in modern aircraft, both military and civilian, and their quality determines how safe, powerful and durable a jet engine will be. The technological progress ...
In Germany, every public issue eventually manifests itself in soccer, the country's obsessive pastime. The questions surrounding the entry of a far-right party in the Bundestag, Germany's parliament, are no exception. Since 1961, the federal legislature has fielded an amateur soccer team, FC Bundestag -- a ...
Whereas Germany argues that social networks are private companies and should be responsible for removing illegal remarks on their platforms themselves, facebook and twitter consider themselves to be public platforms. They fear the German government is effectively privatizing law enforcement online, ...
"The collaboration between China and Germany is continuing to deepen in multiple sectors, the positive progress achieved is broadly recognised, which reflected the high level of Sino-German relations," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday in response to South China Morning Post questions ...
After wrapping up more than 24 hours of talks on Friday between her conservatives and the Social Democrats on forming a new "grand coalition" government, Merkel insisted the preliminary deal would break the deadlock in Germany and pave the way to a "fresh start" for Europe. But before the ink was ...
He said: "There is a structural relationship between France and Germany," Macron said, "when France and Germany don't agree, Europe we can't move forward, but that relationship is not exclusive. 'Ties with Italy have a different history, cultural ties, a special and specific friendship. It does not compete ...
Berlin fears the European Parliament's planned amendment to the so-called Dublin Regulation could see many more refugees settling in Germany, news magazine Der Spiegel reported Saturday. The Dublin Regulation requires people seeking asylum to register in the first EU state they enter, and for that ...
There's always been unity in Namibia about the broad demands towards Germany--recognition of the genocide, an apology and reparations. This has been true even though there's been considerable controversy about the issue of representation at the negotiations, with the feud between groups ...
IN AUGUST 2015 Heiko Maas, Germany's justice minister, wrote an open letter to facebook demanding better enforcement of the country's laws against slander, defamation and hate speech. "The internet is not a lawless space where racist abuse and illegal posts can be allowed to flourish," he told the ...
BERLIN (AP) -- Thousands of factory workers in Germany are staging short-term warning strikes to increase pressure on employers as talks got underway on a new labor agreement. The IG Metall union said Thursday it had called for walkouts across the country as it seeks a 6 percent pay increase for ...
A survey released by market research company GfK in December showed that a majority of Germans think there are only a handful of safe places to travel to - and one of them is Germany. The statistics published by Destatis with regards to overnight stays refer to tourism accommodation establishments ...
Alarmed by displays of anti-Semitism among new immigrants to Germany, a German politician has offered a novel idea that appears to be gaining traction: required visits to Nazi concentration camp memorials. The idea, proposed by Sawsan Chebli, a Berlin state legislator of Palestinian heritage, received a ...
In the summer of 1923, Adolf Hitler realized he had a problem. Germany was in the midst of an extreme economic crisis that inspired widespread feelings of disaffection, worries about national and personal decline, a wave of anti-globalism, and the political turmoil that the 34-year-old Nazi leader had been ...
The Christian Union (CDU/CSU) and Social Democrats (SPD) are taking small steps towards reforming a "grand coalition" - the same government Germany has had since 2013. But by the time a "GroKo" is formed - if indeed it comes to that - it could be March. Who cares? you might say. The economy is still ...
France's finance minister on Wednesday (10 January) urged Germany to loosen the purse strings to help boost European growth, reminding Berlin of its wider responsibilities as Chancellor Angela Merkel struggles to forge a new coalition at home. France has already done its bit by "reducing its public ...
Nearly 2,000 of the 18,000 post-secondary courses to choose from in Germany cater to international students in that they're conducted in the English language. 12 percent of the country's students come from abroad. But in order to be able to pursue higher education here, you must have an Abitur ...
(JTA) -- A holocaust denier from Canada has been arrested in Germany and is under investigation for crimes related to incitement of hate. News of the arrest of Monika Schaefer first broke in the Canada-based online news agency Fitzhugh. A spokeswoman for the Bavarian State Public prosecutor in ...
Heavy rain and melting snow have caused flooding and landslides in Germany. Water levels of major rivers were expected to reach their highest levels on Monday. The riverside cities should soon breathe a sign of relief. The Rhine at Cologne ...
police in Italy and Germany have made 169 arrests in an anti-mafia swoop, Italian police say. Assets worth €50m (£44.06m; $59.79m) were seized in the operation targeting the 'Ndrangheta organised crime group. As part of the group's activities, German restaurants were forced to buy wine, pizza dough ...
Since the EU Blue Card - a residence permit issued by an EU member state to professionals from non-EU/EEA countries - was introduced in 2013, the number of cards issued as work permits in Germany to people from various countries has steadily been on the increase. In the first half of 2017 alone ...
European markets closed higher on Monday afternoon, following a firm lead by U.S. stocks in the previous session and as Germany looks closer to forming a new government.
Days of heavy rain and melting snow have caused water levels in a number of Germany's major rivers to rise, with authorities warning flooding is likely to continue through the weekend. The Rhine River in the country's southwest has witnessed a particular surge in recent days after the Eleanor weather ...
When will Germany finally form a government? You often hear that question these days. This weekend Chancellor Angela Merkel is starting a new round of coalition talks, and it could be her last chance to lead a government. More than three months have passed since the election - the longest period of ...
Because Germany hasn't yet found a way to reliably store renewable energy, or to quickly shut off coal or nuclear power when renewables unexpectedly ramp up, they need to customers to consume more during times of oversupply. That or the energy needs to be exported to nearby markets. "We have a lot ...
Most of Germany's major rivers have swollen to double and triple their usual levels. Authorities are working day and night to keep the floods at bay. So far, there has only been limited material damage. Flooding in Hesse state (picture-alliance/dpa/B. Roessler) ...
The striking poll comes months after Warsaw ramped up its offensive to demand hundreds of billions of pounds in compensation from Berlin. A Parliamentary research bureau published a 40-page document last September, which outlined the scale of destruction witnessed by Poland when Nazi Germany ...
The foreign ministers of Turkey and Germany have agreed to work towards improving relations that have been strained after a period of high tensions. The apparent bid to restore friendlier ties between the two countries was laid bare on Saturday when Sigmar Gabriel, Germany's foreign minister, hosted his ...
Germany revealed its car sales figures for 2017 today--and they're as robust as one has come to expect from the home of the automobile. Some 3.4 million new vehicles were sold (link in German) last year, up 2.7% from 2016, rising for the fourth year in a row and smashing their highest level in a decade.


 

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