Germany

Country Germany
Capital Berlin
Continent Europe
Currency Euro(EUR)
Languages German

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Introduction

As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the Communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

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Germany says China seeking to ensnare officials on social networks - Financial Times

Financial Times

Germany says China seeking to ensnare officials on social networks
Financial Times
The information released by the German authorities follows a nine-month survey of social networks that began in January. “Establishing contact through social media has for some time been on the agenda of foreign intelligence services ... Information ...

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Germany accuses China of setting up fake social media accounts to lure top officials - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

Germany accuses China of setting up fake social media accounts to lure top officials
Telegraph.co.uk
Germany's intelligence service warned on Sunday that China is using fake profiles on social networks to gather personal information from politicians and other high ranking officials. More than 10,000 Germans were contacted by fake profiles on the ...
Number of Salafists in Germany reaches record highDeutsche Welle
Germany's intelligence head warns of increased cyberspying from ChinaThe Globe and Mail
Germany unmasks Chinese intelligence social media 'fronts'The Sydney Morning Herald
BBC News -Anadolu Agency -The Australian
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India edges past a fighting and depleted Germany - The Hindu

The Hindu

India edges past a fighting and depleted Germany
The Hindu
On those grounds, the German side would be proud of its performance despite faltering to a 2-1 defeat as host India salvaged pride by winning its second successive bronze medal at the Hockey World League Final in front of a packed Kalinga Stadium here ...
India beat Germany 2-1 to reclaim bronze at HWL FinalEconomic Times
Hockey World League Final 2017: India hold off spirited Germany to claim bronzeFirstpost
HWL Final, India vs Germany as it happened: Men in Blue win bronze against valiant GermansScroll.in
India Today -ESPN -Times of India
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WATCH: Irish group make live final of Germany's Got Talent after wowing judges with Irish take on pop hit - Independent.ie

Independent.ie

WATCH: Irish group make live final of Germany's Got Talent after wowing judges with Irish take on pop hit
Independent.ie
An Irish group has been slaying every round of the new series of Germany's Got Talent and have made it to the live final next weekend. Dulaman: Voice of the Celts, a singing and dancing act with four singers backed by 11 Irish dancers from across the ...
Irish group make it through to Germany's Got Talent final after wowing the judges by singing as gaeilgeBuzz.ie

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Anti-Semitism Has No Place in Germany, Minister Says After Israeli Flags Burned - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report

Anti-Semitism Has No Place in Germany, Minister Says After Israeli Flags Burned
U.S. News & World Report
A protester reacts during the demonstration outside the U.S. embassy against President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital in Berlin, Germany December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt Reuters. BERLIN (Reuters) - German ...

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The dying rural communities in eastern Germany - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle

The dying rural communities in eastern Germany
Deutsche Welle
Whereas western Germany has been gaining inhabitants slightly, and the overall German population has held steady, eastern Germany – particularly when the eastern part of Berlin is bracketed out – has been losing people in past years. In 2015, the ...
Bidder buys entire East German village for £125000 complete with buildings, sheds and garages (plus 20 nervous ...Daily Mail
East German village sells for 140000 eurosInquirer.net
Auction sees entire German village sell for €140000RTE.ie
New York Daily News
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Hiccup for German high-speed line on 1st regular service day - Seattle Times

Seattle Times

Hiccup for German high-speed line on 1st regular service day
Seattle Times
Hiccup for German high-speed line on 1st regular service day. Originally published December 10, 2017 at 10:31 am. A special train of the Deutsche Bahn (DB) railway company departs towards Berlin at the central station in Munich, Germany, Friday, Dece ...

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VW executive convicted in U.S. may seek transfer to Germany: Welt ... - Reuters

Reuters

VW executive convicted in U.S. may seek transfer to Germany: Welt ...
Reuters
Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) executive Oliver Schmidt, convicted in the United States this week for his role in the German carmaker's emissions scandal, may ask to serve his prison sentence in Germany, German weekly Welt am Sonntag reported, citing sources ...

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A thousand Santa Clauses run through Germany - Sky News Australia

Sky News Australia

A thousand Santa Clauses run through Germany
Sky News Australia
More than a thousand people kitted out in red Santa suits trimmed with white fur and pointed hats have run through the streets of the small town of Michendorf, near Berlin, in an annual Christmas-themed event. Around 1100 adults and children, some ...
A thousand Santas run through German townThe Sydney Morning Herald

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German conservatives reject 'United States of Europe' ahead of coalition talks - Reuters

Reuters

German conservatives reject 'United States of Europe' ahead of coalition talks
Reuters
Discussions on maintaining the conservative-SPD coalition, which has governed Germany since 2013, are due to start on Wednesday but the two parties look set to clash over the issue of Europe, which is likely to play a key role in talks. Senior ...
Germany Inches Closer to a New, Old GovernmentNew York Times
Germany's Gabriel Denies Report He Is Eyeing Finance Minister PostU.S. News & World Report
Germany's Perilous Political DanceThe Atlantic
Deutsche Welle -Fox News
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