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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 ... Jewish
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 ...

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 ...
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, ... Putin
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. ... Jewish
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. population
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
Monday's attack caused no injuries to members of the community who pray at the mosque, owned by the Islamic Community National View (IGMG). The attack comes less than two weeks after a similar incident in Germany's capital, Berlin, when a mosque was set on fire. Earlier this month, another mosque ...
A photograph showing a young woman holding a Karl Marx bill (worth €0) is real, but it is a souvenir note rather than a genuine article of currency. 63. CLAIM. A zero value banknote was released in honor of Karl Marx's 200th birthday. Mostly True. RATING. Mostly True. WHAT'S TRUE. A tourism company ...
'Stop this madness!' Germany finally SNAPS as nation to become EU 'cash cow' after Brexit. A GERMAN politician has demanded an end to the “madness” which sees Berlin pumping cash in to the European Union while taking less and less out and has warned it will become even worse afyter Brexit.
VILSECK, Germany — Soldiers in Germany didn't just get pinched for not wearing green this Saint Patrick's Day. Some of them duked it out in the ring to celebrate on Saturday. The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria St. Patrick's Day Boxing Invitational, had 21 bouts of soldiers from all over Germany, fighting for ...
Thousands of Kurds have staged peaceful protests in Hanover against Turkey's offensive in Afrin and Germany's foreign arms sales. The rallies came as violence over Afrin has spiked inside Germany in recent weeks. Kurds demonstrate in Hanover. More than 10,000 Kurdish protesters and their leftist ...
The regional newspaper, Lautsitzer Rundschau (LR), reported Saturday that local firefighters assisted by members of Germany's THW technical relief service had worked their way cautiously towards the rubble. Photos were first obtained from a police helicopter and then close-ups were taken using a robot.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed overcapacity in world steel markets and agreed on Saturday to work on solutions within G20. They also underscored the importance of multilateral cooperation on global trade, a pointed response to an accelerating shift away ...
Germany, Europe's largest economy, has more to lose from a trade war with Donald Trump than any other EU member state. The country is deeply bound to international trade networks, with exports of goods and services making up more than half of German GDP. Germany's export surplus totaled nearly ...
Calls for the return of the chief's remains have been spreading for years, according to the Tanzanian newspaper The Citizen. An official at the country's Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism said that, in response to many requests, he would ask Tanzania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs to call on Germany ...
Germany's new interior minister has said he believes "Islam does not belong" to the country, in direct contrast with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Horst Seehofer has long been a vocal critic of Mrs Merkel's refugee policies but has now taken up a key role at the heart of her new coalition. His comments are seen ...
In 2017, people in Germany spent around €1.64 trillion on private consumption - 3.6 percent more than in the previous year and thus the biggest increase since 1994. This was driven by low interest rates, strong economic development and favourable prospects in the job market, according to Destatis.
“Germany risks suffering an opioid epidemic similar to that seen in the USA,” Christoph Stein, director of the anaesthesiology department at Charite hospital in Berlin told Die Welt. In the US deaths related to the consumption of opioid painkillers has risen sharply in recent years. Addiction to legal painkillers ...
Rainer Baake, Germany's former energy state secretary who oversaw Germany's "Energiewende," or transition to renewable energy, for the past four years, quit last week. In his resignation letter, he called the new agreement a "bitter disappointment" and said the new government was "missing out on the opportunity to ...
Outgoing German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said he had called British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to express Germany's solidarity with the British government, and remained in close touch with British authorities. “It's clear the perpetrators must be held accountable. If it should be confirmed that ...
Due to the long negotiating phase, the longest in Germany's post-war history, this one will only have three-and-a-half years. One of the big goals for both sides of the GroKo was to make the Cabinet more female and younger. They've definitely succeeded on the first count, achieving gender parity for the first ...
In an interdisciplinary study funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, the international research team analyzed the ancient genomes of almost 40 early medieval people from southern Germany. While most of the ancient Bavarians looked genetically like Central and Northern Europeans, one group of ...
Conversely, pharmaceuticals and healthcare stocks underperformed. As a result, active fund managers may be a more profitable bet during the next period of overheating. Jupiter European is the fund rated Gold by Morningstar analysts with the largest exposure to Germany. Managed by Alexander Darwall, ...
Despite a spring in temperatures at the weekend, when it was mild and sunny in large parts of the country, only about two weeks ago -30.5C was recorded at the weather station on top of Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany. That was the furthest the mercury fell at the end of February since records ...
300-700 A.D.), "barbarian" groups like the Goths and Vandals roved around Europe, nibbling away at the declining Roman Empire and settling down as they went along. One tribe that got comfortable was the Bavarii, who hunkered down in what is now southern Germany around the sixth century A.D. And ...
His lessons on Nazi Germany had met muted enthusiasm. In a mock election in class, several students had supported the nativist Alternative for Germany party. One boy was recently caught scribbling a swastika on a friend's jacket. Another does Hitler impressions when he thinks Mr. Hetzelein is not ...
1, is the most ambitious effort by a Western democracy to control what appears on social media. It aims to ensure Germany's tough prohibitions against hate speech, including pro-Nazi ideology, are enforced online by requiring sites to remove banned content within 24 hours or face fines of up to $62 million ...
NATO's arsenal of tactical nuclear weapons consists entirely of air-delivered B61 gravity bombs. Currently, in addition to U.S. forward-based fighters, five NATO countries — Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey — host tactical nuclear weapons, and all of these but Turkey have dual-capable ...
We will also have direct access to the most advanced test and simulation facilities and the pooled expertise and resources of MBDA and Lockheed Martin,” Thomas Gottschild, MBDA Germany's managing director, said in the statement. “That's how we'll bring this important defense program to fruition for ...
"The accused is alleged to have procured explosives to commit an Islamist attack in Germany or Britain," the prosecutors said in a statement, adding that he was a suspected member of IS. German authorities have been on heightened alert since IS claimed a lorry assault on a Berlin Christmas market in ...


 

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