Tag: Germany

‘Anna Delvey,’ Fake Heiress Who Swindled N.Y.’s Elite, Is Found Guilty

If New York is a city of dreams, Anna Sorokin had plenty of them. Ms. Sorokin, a Russian immigrant from a middle-class family, longed to be a member of the upper echelon of Manhattan society. She elbowed her way into the city’s bustling social scene and tried to raise money to open a members-only arts […]

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As Rents Rise, Artists Are Reviving the Idea of the Medieval Guild

Starting in the Middle Ages, when craft guilds were first conceived in Western Europe, artisans — from haberdashers to glassmakers — have organized themselves in skill-based communities to control production and quality, support apprenticeship and obtain local influence. Here, we highlight five collectives across the continent that are reviving that centuries-old structure of shared resources […]

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Germany Dispatch: A Fairy-Tale Baddie, the Wolf, Is Back in Germany, and Anti-Migrant Forces Pounce

FÖRSTGEN, Germany — They struck at dawn and left a trail of blood and body parts. There were six, maybe seven perpetrators. One had calmly passed Annett Hertweck’s car as she was speeding down the forest path to the scene of the massacre near the eastern village of Förstgen, Germany. Only then did she see […]

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What’s the Best Way to Keep Incendiary, Violent Content Offline?

In early April, in the anxious days of mourning after the massacres at two New Zealand mosques, the Australian government passed what it called the Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material bill. The hastily drafted law called for fines of up to 10 percent of annual revenue or three years of jail time for technology executives […]

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Merger Talks of Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank Roil Emotions

FRANKFURT — If the proposed merger between Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank were a film, it would already be racking up the rotten tomatoes. The powerful labor unions are against it. Regulators are wary, and could impose onerous conditions. Shareholders are skeptical. There is some formidable political momentum behind it, but the government is split over […]

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To View Online Porn, First Show Your Papers: U.K. Will Begin Age Checks

LONDON — Britain is preparing to roll out an age verification system for online pornography that will require users to hand over an official form of identification to gain access to online pornographic content, the government has announced. Under the Digital Economy Act 2017, which will go into effect on July 15, all commercial providers […]

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Merkel ‘Saddened’ as Germany Awaits Answers on Deadly Bus Crash in Madeira

BERLIN — A day after a bus plunged off a road on the Portuguese island of Madeira, killing 29 tourists, possibly all Germans, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany said she was “saddened and distressed” by the accident, as her nation awaited word of the victims’ identities. The Portuguese Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that all […]

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How Climate Became Germany’s New Culture War

BERLIN — When Christian Lindner, the head of Germany’s Liberal party, recently said that there was a “culture war on cars” in his country, people laughed it off as an exaggeration. After all, the Liberals are Germany’s most pro-business, anti-regulation party, and they take particular aim at environmental policies. But here’s the thing: In a […]

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Martin Winterkorn, Ex-VW Chief, Is Charged by Germany in Diesel Scheme

BERLIN — German prosecutors on Monday charged Martin Winterkorn, Volkswagen’s former chief executive, with aggravated fraud for his role in the automaker’s efforts to deceive regulators about its vehicles’ diesel exhaust levels. In announcing the criminal case against Mr. Winterkorn and four other Volkswagen managers who were not named, the public prosecutor’s office in Braunschweig […]

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Has Germany Forgotten the Lessons of the Nazis?

BERLIN — The reunification of Germany, in 1990, was a moment of exalted pride for the postwar federal republic. After decades of warning that a united country would resurrect the horrors of the 20th century, its neighbors and allies, many of them former battlefield foes, came around to accept and even welcome it. That’s in […]

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Germany’s Transition to EV-Land Sounds Slightly Unpleasant

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Stripping Away Lies to Expose a Painter’s Nazi Past

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany said last week that she would be taking down two oil paintings by Emil Nolde, an Expressionist whose work she greatly admires, from the walls of her office. Her decision, widely discussed in German media, was interpreted as a symbolic gesture: a belated official rejection of an artist […]

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German Woman Goes on Trial in Death of 5-Year-Old Girl Held as ISIS Slave

BERLIN — While devoted followers of the Islamic State, a man and woman bought a 5-year-old Yazidi girl in Iraq to use as a slave, then let her die of thirst in the scorching heat, the German authorities contend. The trial of the woman began on Tuesday — one of the highest-profile cases against a […]

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U.S. shifts to require strict 5G security from allies, not Huawei bans

Despite a particularly rough 2018, Chinese telecommunications hardware maker Huawei has tried to keep selling arguably insecure networking gear around the world — an effort openly opposed by the United States as its allies build early 5G networks. But in a subtle but meaningful shift, the U.S. is apparently relaxing its requirement that intelligence-sharing allies […]

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Obama Evokes Nostalgia in Germany, but Message Focuses on Future Struggles

The man whom Chancellor Angela Merkel calls “dear Barack” was back in Berlin on Saturday, his lanky figure and easy smile a reminder for Germans of a different era that ended not so long ago. But former President Barack Obama had not come to speak about the past. He came to speak to the future: […]

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Nuclear Power Can Save the World

As young people rightly demand real solutions to climate change, the question is not what to do — eliminate fossil fuels by 2050 — but how. Beyond decarbonizing today’s electric grid, we must use clean electricity to replace fossil fuels in transportation, industry and heating. We must provide for the fast-growing energy needs of poorer […]

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VW, BMW and Daimler Hindered Clean-Air Technology, European Regulator Says

LONDON — The German carmakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen colluded for years to restrict the development of clean-emissions technology, the European Commission said on Friday, a finding that could cost the companies billions of dollars in fines. The collusion occurred from 2006 to 2014 during regular technical meetings at which the carmakers agreed to limit […]

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Can Museums Heal History’s Wounds?

In the early 1920s, the director of the Bristol Museum in Britain received a package containing two human skulls. The donation came from Alfred Hutchins. He had left England seeking brighter horizons and by the late 1800s was living in Southern California. There he became an amateur archaeologist, excavating Native American graves on the Channel […]

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Donald Trump Continues to Claim His Father was Born in Germany. His Father Was Born in New York City

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (L) and President Donald Trump talk to reporters in the Oval Office at the White House April 2, 2019 in Washington, DC.Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) When I was younger, I used to tell girls that I was mixed race. It made me sound more exotic and made me seem […]

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