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After hearing and reading about a World Bank story in the press that brought warnings about the global economy and financial markets, I was surprised at the extent of the negativity. My assessment is more positive and so my response was basically: "What does the World Bank know? Those guys have ...
A majority of the German population believes that Chancellor Angela Merkel will not see out the current parliamentary term that ends in 2021, in spite of ongoing talks to breathe new life into the grand coalition that has ruled for the past four years. According to the poll conducted by the Infratest institute and ...
Due to some of my extra-journalistic interests, I've hosted quite a number of Germans in my home. All were friendly and polite, surprisingly warm, not to mention full of guilt feelings, but also - with a single amazing exception from Hamburg - totally lacking a sense of humor. Not just that they couldn't tell a ...
The demolition of a historic German church to clear the way for the expansion of an open-cast mine this week has outraged locals and environmentalists, as politicians moot giving up their own clean energy targets. Built in large part by local people and consecrated in 1891, St Lambertus church in ...
Germany is rethinking its approach to combating anti-Semitism after a protest against President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital turned the anti-Jewish prejudices of some Muslim immigrants into a national issue. In the month since immigrants burned an Israeli flag at Berlin's ...

RANGERS' participation in the AOK Traditionmasters was ended at the group stage, with opponents Hertha Berlin and Union Berlin proving too strong for John Brown's men. Both games were hugely entertaining and provided some memorable moments, but the Gers' debut in the competition saw ...
More than three months since Germany's inconclusive national elections, efforts to form a new government have come down to a last stab at reviving the partnership between Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right and the center-left that governed the country the last eight years. The political uncertainty ...
... are 'sceptical'. Angela Merkel's hopes of forming another grand coalition with the Social Democrats have been dealt yet another blow as the latest poll indicates the majority of Germans are sceptical about reviving the alliance. By Jon Rogers. PUBLISHED: 20:12, Sun, Jan 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 20:36, Sun, Jan 7, 2018 ...
"It's a technology driven by anarchists ... and now the banks are promoting the technology," says Berlin-based think tank. Eriver Hijano for The Wall Street Journal. People mingle at a blockchain meetup at Room 77 in Kreuzberg, Berlin. Photo: Eriver Hijano for The Wall Street Journal. By ...
Vala: Come up with innovations like Germans, Japanese ... of the Indian Speech and Hearing Association (ISHACON) at the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH) here, he said speech and hearing professionals must bring innovations in the area on par with the Germans and Japanese.
About two-thirds of Germans believe that Chancellor Angela Merkel's best times are behind her, according to a new survey published Thursday. The poll, carried out by Die Welt daily and public broadcaster ARD, said that 67 percent of Germans believe that Merkel is no longer the leader she once was.
Electricity bills are often a worry, especially during winter when you have extra heating costs to think about, and a massive light-up Santa Claus to power sitting tastefully on your roof. You'd expect energy prices to go up around the world during these winter months, but this isn't the case everywhere.
Business. What doing business in Iran is like for Germans. Recent protests in Iran appear to have been motivated by economic frustrations. German businesses are investing in the country, but so far it's nowhere near enough to overcome Iran's economic stagnation, analysts say. Panik in Teheran nach ...
The Forsa Institute asked more than 1,000 Germans over the age of 14 about their food values and eating habits. Respondents said they regularly cooked at home, and were committed to reducing waste. Of those surveyed, 72 percent said they ate fruit and vegetables on a regular basis, and 66 percent ...
Nearly 50 percent of Germans want Angela Merkel to resign as chancellor immediately, according to a poll published on Saturday. The poll, commissioned by Die Welt, found that 46 percent of respondents want Merkel to step down as she prepares to start talks on forming a new government early next ...
BERLIN -- While Germans are stocking up on firecrackers and Champagne to welcome the New Year, officials are setting up roadblocks and safety zones for women to ensure that festivities in cities across the country remain peaceful and safe. For the first time this year, organizers in Berlin have ...

Vogelsang, however, does have some idea what might have something to do with it: "I think, what just happened is German players did well in the past, like the crew around Igor [Kurganov] with Fabian Quoss, Philipp Gruissem, and Tobias Reinkemeier and Max Altergott. There were German People who ...
Germans also made the first glass Christmas-tree baubles and the first tinsel. Many of the most popular Christmas carols have German roots. Even Santa Claus has German ancestry. He was first popularized in drawings by an American political cartoonist, Thomas Nast, between 1863 and 1886 in Harper's ...
A thin majority even let Italy and Scandinavia into the club. The GfK survey, released on Monday, showed that 53 percent consider Scandinavia safe for travel, and 52 percent think the same about Italy. Despite Spain being the most popular tourist destination for Germans, most seem to think you are taking ...
After having travelled half the globe and headed numerous German cultural institutions around the world, a retired, dignified German lady sits in her austere dining room, her grey hair lifted in an impeccable bun, and tells me in a disillusioned tone how Germans are usually dry, and how she found in ...
The relationship between the United States and Germany has been a cornerstone of the liberal international order for decades. From the Marshall Plan to early entry into NATO to German reunification and the post-Cold War era, the two countries have been engaged together in major historical events while ...
Germans have a lot of trust in the police and doctors, but strongly distrust public relations firms and Islam, according to a new study released Tuesday. The "2017 RTL/n-tv-Trendbarometer" survey by public opinion research firm forsa on behalf of the RTL media group asked more than 2,300 respondents ...
But for nearly 15 million Germans, sitting down with loved ones to watch "Dinner For One" before ringing in the New Year is a time-honored tradition, says Thomas Schreiber. He's the head of Entertainment at the German network NDR. He spoke to me from their studio in Hamburg. THOMAS SCHREIBER: ...
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged citizens not to fear the uncertainty of the country's months-long political stalemate, speaking in his traditional Christmas address. Chancellor Angela Merkel won elections three months ago without a clear majority and has since been struggling to form a new ...
Various news polls have found that most Germans do not support Christmas Eve as a shopping day. A survey conducted this past November by polling research institute Civey (for Die Welt newspaper) found that 87 percent of Germans believed shops should be closed on Christmas Eve. But each German ...
Germans also made the first glass Christmas-tree baubles and the first tinsel. Many of the most popular Christmas carols have German roots. Even Santa Claus has German ancestry. He was first popularized in drawings by an American political cartoonist, Thomas Nast, between 1863 and 1886 in Harper's ...
Growing up in the US, Christmas for American journalist Rose-Anne Clermont was more of a religious affair. But for her atheist-leaning friends in her adopted country, Germany, Christmas is more about tradition and less about religion. Growing up Catholic, Christmas was a decidedly religious holiday at our ...
Germany's consumer centres have confronted growing anger over price hikes for domestic flights after low-cost carrier Air Berlin went belly up in August. "A noticeable increase in complaints over ticket prices," has been recorded, Klaus Mueller, head of the Federation of German Consumer Organizations, ...
Germans Friedrich, Schneider take European bobsled titles. Justin Kripps and Jesse Lumsden of Canada speed down the track during the first run of the men's two-man bobsled World Cup race in Innsbruck, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson) The Associated Press. Elana Meyers Taylor ...
Germans are well-known for their fruity Rieslings, liters of beer and coffee and cake traditions. But according to the German Tea Association, one region of the country consumes per capita more tea than any other country in the world. East Frisia, in the rainy coastal northwest, takes the crown for amount of ...
More than half of Germans have a negative view of the idea, according to a poll for German public television released on Thursday. Many Social Democrats, meanwhile, attribute the party's electoral misfortunes to the sidekick role the SPD has played alongside the conservatives for eight of the past 12 ...
I have great respect for the German People and their economy, but it's ludicrous to believe Germany will displace the U.S. as leader of the free world. Yet, in Washington and other capitals around the western world, commentators and think tankers are increasingly optimistic that Germany will assume the ...
By then the Germans - whatever their purpose - were on the last lap of their journey to Anticosti. They left behind a mounting furor. Glyn's allegations were soon in the hands of the defence minister, the parliamentary opposition and the RCMP. In The Gazette, Premier Maurice Duplessis said the island was ...
"Right now, it's 'those nutty entomologists.' But I think this is going to get more and more attention, not just from crazy people with long hair." JOSEF TUMBRINCK, a member of the Entomological Society Krefeld in Germany, which recently reported that insect populations there had dropped by more than 75 ...
A murky plot to extort money from delivery giant DHL Express has many Germans on edge during the busy holiday shipping season. Packages sent to a police station and a government office produced at least two false alarms Dec. 4 as a hotline buzzed with calls from anxious citizens. Officials in the ...
An unpredictable leader with nuclear weapons is making Germans nervous. More nervous than North Korea's Kim Jong-un. And more than Russia's Vladimir Putin. It's the president of the United States, Donald J. Trump. A new poll found Germans twice as likely to call the United States under Trump their ...
The relationship between the United States and Germany has been a cornerstone of the liberal international order for decades. From the Marshall Plan to early entry into NATO to German reunification and the post-Cold War era, the two countries have been engaged together in major historical events while ...
BERLIN -- A suspicious package containing nails that led to a bomb scare in a city near Berlin was unlikely targeted at a Christmas market, German police said Saturday. The package was delivered Friday to a pharmacy on the same street as the market in downtown Potsdam. Officers destroyed the ...
A migrant is seen clinging on the side of a Libyan Coast Guard boat as, according to the German nonprofit organization, it speeds away at sea, ...
While in many parts of the world happiness is a purely abstract concept, Germans have come up with a method to measure it. The results from ...
The Paradise Papers have shown that many Germans are among those who park their money in tax havens. They may have done so legally, ...
The German defence ministry set out its worst-case scenario for the year 2040 in a secret document that was leaked to Der Spiegel last week: ...
This blog is part of a weekly series called "Medal of Honor Monday," in which we'll highlight one of the 3,500 Medal of Honor recipients who ...
Learning how the occupation affected Lemnos, has truly been a journey for me, and one that began as I sat in the front room of Judith ...
For most Germans, the chief consequence of the anniversary is that this year "Reformation Day" is a national holiday. Usually only a few of ...
A new survey reveals that people in Germany aren't too keen on the spooky holiday. In a survey by YouGov published on Tuesday, which ...
Bad smell forces Germans to flee fair. Visitors to a town fair in Werne, Germany were left reeling when an extreme vomit-like smell interrupted ...
Sparkasse piggy banks outside one of the branches in Germany. The methods of the bank 1 Sparkasse piggy banks outside one of the ...
Basil Fawlty's "Don't mention the war!" has given way to something altogether nastier: non-German macroeconomists have all but lost it with ...


 

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