Tag: Germany

German Theme Park Shuts Swastika-Shaped Ride

BERLIN — An amusement park in Germany shut down a new attraction this week after complaints that it resembled a pair of giant, spinning swastikas that lifted riders into the sky over the Black Forest town of Löffingen. The ride, called the Eagle’s Flight, included a set of four eagle-shaped cars, each connected at a […]

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Industrial Policy Isn’t Boring. It’s Big, and It Has United the Left and Right.

Just a few years ago, the phrase “industrial policy” was employed mainly as a term of abuse. Economists almost universally insisted that state interventions to improve competitiveness, prioritize investment in strategic sectors and structure market incentives around political goals were backward policies doomed to failure — whether applied in America, Asia or anywhere in between. […]

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The World Has a Germany Problem

You might think that recent events — market turmoil, weakening growth, declining manufacturing production — must be producing some soul-searching in the White House, particularly over Donald Trump’s view that “trade wars are good, and easy to win.” That is, you might think that if you haven’t paid any attention to Trump’s past behavior. What […]

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A Summer of Angst in One of the World’s Safest Countries

BERLIN — Germany ranks in international studies as one of the safest, most peaceful countries in the world. Overall crime has declined for the better part of a decade, and statistics show that Germans have relatively few reasons to feel insecure. But don’t tell that to Germans in what has become their summer of anxiety. […]

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Germany Has Powered Europe’s Economy. What Happens When Its Engine Stalls?

FRANKFURT — When a debt crisis slammed the eurozone nearly a decade ago, Germany’s powerhouse economy helped lift troubled neighbors like Greece, Portugal and Spain above the turmoil. The question that Europe faces now is whether those countries are strong enough to return the favor. Germany is on the brink of recession after its economy […]

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Bad News for Germany’s Economy Might Be Good News for the Far Right

BERLIN — Despite Germany’s 10-year economic boom, a far-right party has managed to become Germany’s main opposition in Parliament, enter every state legislature in the country and vie for first place in elections in the former Communist East next month. And now the economy is slowing. At a moment when populism is riding high in […]

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Girl’s Quest to Sing With Berlin’s Boys’ Choir Is Dashed

BERLIN — A court on Friday blocked a 9-year-old German girl from joining Berlin’s oldest cultural institution, its all-boys’ choir, after she sued to be allowed to sing with the chorus, in a case that pitted a push for gender parity against centuries of musical tradition. Berlin’s administrative court said that artistic freedom was more […]

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Markets Are Shaken by New Signs of Global Economic Trouble

The global economy is under increasing stress as growth cools and trade tensions take a mounting toll. On Wednesday, the tremors were felt worldwide. Shares on Wall Street were off sharply, only a day after they had rallied as President Trump narrowed the scope of his next round of tariffs. The S&P 500 was down […]

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Germany Is Heading Toward Recession, New Data Indicates

Frankfurt — In an ominous indicator of the damage inflicted by trade war, data released Wednesday indicated that the German economy is hurtling toward recession because of slumping exports. Germany’s economy shrank 0.1 percent from April through June and has been treading water for the last year, the government’s official statistics agency said. Analysts at […]

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The Hits Keep Coming: Daimler Looking at $1 Billion Diesel Fine, Report Claims

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The Death and Birth of Europe’s Parties

PARIS — Political parties, Article 4 of the French Constitution states, “contribute to the expression of the vote. They are set up freely and carry out their activities accordingly. They must respect the principles of national sovereignty and of democracy.” Gen. Charles de Gaulle, who oversaw the drafting of the Constitution in 1958, did not […]

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The El Paso Shooting Revived the Free Speech Debate. Europe Has Limits.

The massacre of 22 people in El Paso, an attack announced in a hate-filled manifesto about an immigrant “invasion,” has revived debate about the limits of free speech, protected by the First Amendment in the United States. But in Europe, where history has proved that domestic threats can be as devastating to democracy as those […]

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Ancestry Digitizes Millions of Holocaust Records

Ancestry, the genealogy and DNA testing company, has digitized millions of records of people who were displaced or persecuted in the Holocaust and made them searchable online at no cost. The announcement this week drove numerous genealogists to the site to try to fill in longstanding gaps in family stories. It also spurred a debate […]

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Germany Trained and Hired Asylum Seekers, Then Started Deporting Them

TETTNANG, Germany — Four years after he stepped off a train in Munich looking for asylum, Abdoulie Barry speaks German, rents an apartment and holds a full-time job at an outdoor sporting goods manufacturer. He is punctual and conscientious, his boss says, and pays taxes and welfare contributions. But both he and his employer know […]

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Rupert Stadler, Ex-Audi Chief, Charged With Fraud in Diesel Scandal

BERLIN — German prosecutors on Wednesday charged Rupert Stadler, the former chief executive of Volkswagen’s luxury car division Audi, with fraud for the company’s role in an diesel emissions cheating scandal. Mr. Stadler, who was arrested in June 2018 and later released, and three others who were not named were accused of developing illegal emissions […]

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As Extreme Heat Becomes New Normal in Europe, Governments Scramble to Respond

PARIS — In France, a once uncommon word is increasingly on people’s lips: “canicule,” or heat wave, and its growing usage is a stark reminder of what scientists say may be the new normal: extreme heat and its deadly toll. Across France this week, and also in Britain, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, heat records […]

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The YouTubers Union Is Not Messing Around

The YouTubers Union, a community-based movement fighting for the rights of content creators and users, has joined forces with IG Metall, Germany’s largest union and Europe’s largest trade union. Together, they have launched a joint venture called FairTube and sent a letter of demands to YouTube accompanied by a video explaining their concerns, demands, and […]

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