Tag: Germany

Christmas Pyramid Lights Up Alabama City

At 30 feet tall, the wooden Christmas centerpiece stands out in downtown Cullman, Ala. Carved figures of snowmen, angels, nutcracker soldiers and early settlers peek out from each level. At night when lit by electric candles, the structure glows like a cake topper in photos. It’s a Weihnachtspyramide, or Christmas pyramid, in German, and a […]

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Germany Says Russia Is Suspected of Being Behind Assassination in Berlin

BERLIN — The German authorities declared on Wednesday that Russia was suspected of being behind the daylight assassination in Berlin this summer of a former fighter with Chechen separatists, and also expelled two Russian diplomats, adding new strains to relations with Moscow. The announcement deepened concerns about Russian contract killings in Europe, after last year’s […]

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Germany must find place to bury deadly waste for 1 million years after closing all nuclear power plans

When it comes to the big questions plaguing the world’s scientists, they don’t get much larger than this. Where do you safely bury more than 28,000 cubic meters — roughly six Big Ben clock towers — of deadly radioactive waste for the next million years? This is the “wicked problem” facing Germany as it closes all of its […]

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German Catholic Church Debates Sexuality, Celibacy and Women’s Roles

BERLIN — The Roman Catholic Church in Germany has a split identity. At home, attendance is falling and many Germans say they regard the church’s teaching on social issues as hopelessly out of touch. But globally, the German church is one of the most powerful — and liberal — regions of the Catholic world, a […]

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Dresden Museum Partly Reopens After Jewelry Heist

BERLIN — The Royal Palace museum in Dresden, Germany, reopened to the public on Wednesday, except for the rooms known as the Green Vault, where the police continued to hunt for evidence to help them track down the thieves who broke in two days earlier, making off with 11 rare Baroque jewels. The police said […]

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This Elite German Police Unit Was Crawling With Far-Right ‘Preppers’ Gearing Up for a Race War

An elite German police commando unit was a hotbed of far-right ideology in which 8 of its 12 members were linked to a doomsday “prepper” network, according to a report. The report, written by a three-member independent commission appointed by the state government of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, was the result of a four-month investigation into a police […]

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Father’s Nazi Past Overtakes German Business Guru

FRANKFURT — In his heyday, Roland Berger may have been the best-connected man in Germany. He advised chancellors and chief executives, founded one of Europe’s leading management consulting firms and rode Germany’s postwar rebound to become one of the country’s richest self-made men. Business magazines put him on the cover. But in the twilight of […]

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Saxon Royal Jewels Are Stolen From a German Museum

BERLIN — Thieves broke into a museum in the eastern German city of Dresden early Monday and made off with three collections of jewelry from the royal house of Saxony, made of gold and precious stones, that authorities said were of immeasurable historical and cultural value. The break-in took place at one of 10 rooms […]

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Germany opens door to private 5G networks with 3.7-3.8GHz licenses

If you’ve worked in an office or factory, you’re probably accustomed to using either Wi-Fi or Ethernet to connect to your corporate network, but that’s about to change: Pioneering companies are preparing to use private 5G networks to replace or augment their existing infrastructures, a movement Germany is kicking off by offering corporate licenses to […]

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Extinction Rebellion Co-Founder Apologizes for Holocaust Remarks

LONDON — A founder of the climate activism group Extinction Rebellion apologized on Thursday for the “crass words” he used to describe the Holocaust as “an almost normal event” and just another ugly episode in human history. The founder, Roger Hallam, said in an interview with the German weekly Die Zeit that among various genocides […]

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Tesla To Start Building Its European Gigafactory Next Year

Tesla will begin the construction of its new Gigafactory in Berlin in the first quarter of 2020, according to a German official. The American EV maker has signed a declaration of intent with the German state of Brandenburg, where the new Gigafactory will be located, said Joerg Steinbach, the state’s Economics minister, according to AutoNews. […]

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Apple’s NFC problem is bigger than Germany, the EU, or Apple Pay

I’ve loved NFC technology for almost as long as I’ve known about it, and it’s been around for quite some time. Not only is the Near-Field Communications concept brilliant — tiny radio antennas transfer small quantities of data at sub-1.5-inch distances — but the execution has also been impressive: Today, NFC enables phones to make […]

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Subzero Interest Rates Are Luring Insurers to Risk

MUNICH — It was a crisp fall morning, and Tom Wilson was contemplating the latest sign that the world of finance had turned upside down. Greece had just sold bonds with a negative interest rate. It was the most recent example of how policies that revived growth after the last financial crisis have forced investors […]

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How Did Plants Conquer Land? These Humble Algae Hold Clues

If you’ve ever noticed a slimy film of algae on a rock, chances are you didn’t pay it much attention. But some of these overlooked species hold clues to one of the greatest mysteries of evolution, scientists have found: how plants arrived on land. On Thursday, researchers published the genomes of two algae that are […]

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Germany Narrowly Avoids Recession as Trade Tensions Ease

The German economy unexpectedly rebounded in the third quarter as the trade war between America and China lost some of its intensity, assuaging fears of a recession that could drag down the rest of the eurozone. Gross domestic product in Europe’s largest economy grew 0.1 percent compared to the second quarter, when output had fallen […]

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Electric Vehicle ‘ICEing’ Spreads to Germany

<img data-attachment-id="1696786" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/german-ICEing-1-e1573671248503.jpeg" data-orig-size="894,723" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="german ICEing 1" data-image-description=" Polizei Berlin ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/german-ICEing-1-e1573671248503-433×350.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/german-ICEing-1-e1573671248503-610×493.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1696786″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/german-ICEing-1-e1573671248503-610×493.jpeg” alt width=”610″ height=”493″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/german-ICEing-1-e1573671248503-610×493.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/german-ICEing-1-e1573671248503-75×61.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/german-ICEing-1-e1573671248503-433×350.jpeg 433w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/german-ICEing-1-e1573671248503-768×621.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/german-ICEing-1-e1573671248503-120×97.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/german-ICEing-1-e1573671248503.jpeg 894w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> You’re likely familiar with the concept of “ICEing,” even if the term itself leaves you scratching that […]

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Rare Rides: The Very Rare 1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTR

<img data-attachment-id="1696174" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4.jpg" data-orig-size="533,400" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS" data-image-description=" https://www.lamborghinihouston.com/used-Houston-1981-Porsche-924+Carrera+GTR-1+of+17-0WP0ZZZ932BS72010?fbclid=IwAR2zAJL94cjg02i_X3bn_lMMQJmyfa0hc38ScARO11-ZPjdBkJTJUkGEPyQ ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1696174″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4.jpg” alt width=”590″ height=”443″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4.jpg 533w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4-120×90.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 590px) 100vw, 590px”> TTAC’s own Sajeev Mehta gets the credit for discovering today’s Rare Ride. It’s the most special version of the Porsche 924, […]

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Tampons to Be Taxed as Essential, Not Luxury, Items in Germany

BERLIN — Long classified in Germany as “luxury goods” taxed at the highest possible rate, tampons, pads and other menstrual products will soon join bread, books and cut flowers on the list of items considered “necessary for everyday life.” The change, set to take effect on Jan. 1, will reduce the tax on menstrual products […]

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Trump May Punt on Auto Tariffs as European Carmakers Propose Plan

FRANKFURT — The Trump administration, in a move that could forestall potentially devastating tariffs on foreign automobiles, is in discussions with European carmakers about increasing their investment and employment in the United States. The talks come ahead of a Wednesday deadline for President Trump to decide whether to make good on his threat to impose […]

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President Reagan Returns to Berlin, This Time in Bronze

BERLIN — When Germans mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Saturday, a figure of an American man who was intertwined with the events of that day will be looking on, figuratively at least. A towering sculpture of Ronald Reagan, clutching the cards inscribed with his 1987 speech challenging Mikhail […]

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Germany To Increase EV Incentives By 50 Percent

Germany is planning to boost by 50 percent the incentives available for purchasing an electric or electrified car, in a bid to accelerate the transition to cleaner vehicles. Under the name ‘Environment Bonus’, as the German government calls it, the revised subsidies will rise to as much as 6,000 euros (around $6,600 in current exchange […]

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Mixed-Race Families in Germany on the Struggle to Belong

Three decades since the Berlin Wall fell, Germans remain deeply divided over the question of what it means to be German. In an article marking the anniversary of Germany’s unification, Katrin Bennhold, The Times’s Berlin bureau chief, examines the renewed debate over German identity. The most vocal participants have been members of Germany’s far-right, anti-immigrant […]

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