Germany

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

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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 raises 2017 growth forecast to 1.5 percent - Seattle Times

Seattle Times

Germany raises 2017 growth forecast to 1.5 percent
Seattle Times
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) ...

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Germany treads carefully as it puts boots on the ground for Nato - Financial Times

Financial Times

Germany treads carefully as it puts boots on the ground for Nato
Financial Times
For the first time since the second world war, German troops are on patrol far into eastern Europe. At Rukla, a former Soviet military base, Lieutenant-Colonel Christoph Huber leads a Nato multinational force, half made up of German soldiers, on a ...

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Ivanka Trump Got Jeered in Germany, and Late Night Joins In - New York Times

New York Times

Ivanka Trump Got Jeered in Germany, and Late Night Joins In
New York Times
“Today, Trump sent Ivanka to Berlin to participate in a women's conference, making her the first Trump to attend a women's conference that didn't include a swimsuit competition.” — STEPHEN COLBERT. “In Germany, Ivanka Trump told a crowd that her ...

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Canada improves to 4-1 with win over Germany at mixed doubles world championship - Times Colonist

Canada improves to 4-1 with win over Germany at mixed doubles world championship
Times Colonist
LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Canada's Joanne Courtney and Reid Carruthers rallied from a three-point deficit with two ends to play to record a 10-6 win over Germany Tuesday night at the world mixed doubles curling championship. The Canadians trailed 6-3 ...

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Ivanka Trump just got booed in Germany for calling her father a champion of women - Vox

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Ivanka Trump just got booed in Germany for calling her father a champion of women
Vox
Trump spoke at a panel on women's entrepreneurship at the W20 conference — a summit of G20 countries aimed at promoting women's workforce participation and equality — in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday. During the panel, her comments in defense of her ...
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Nazi leader's son: 'Don't trust us' Germans - BBC News

BBC News

Nazi leader's son: 'Don't trust us' Germans
BBC News
Niklas Frank said he "despises" his father for the crimes he committed while he was governor-general of Poland from 1939 to 1945, and tours Germany giving speeches about his father and the legacy of the Nazi era. Hans Frank was convicted of war crimes ...

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Tucker Carlson: Germany Is Attempting To Atone For Its Past By Purposefully Allowing Refugees To Hurt Them - Media Matters for America

Media Matters for America

Tucker Carlson: Germany Is Attempting To Atone For Its Past By Purposefully Allowing Refugees To Hurt Them
Media Matters for America
In the past five years, Germany has taken in a staggering number of migrants for company to the back country its size. From 2014 to 2016, asylum applicants rose from 172,000 to 441,000, all the way up to 722,000. Now, who would've thought that all ...

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Fight over Germany's article 'royalties' system - Times Higher Education (THE)

Times Higher Education (THE)

Fight over Germany's article 'royalties' system
Times Higher Education (THE)
In Germany, a professor with a decent back catalogue of widely read articles can net thousands of euros a year, part of a long-standing arrangement that redistributes hundreds of millions of euros annually back to authors, photographers and musicians ...



Germany opposes key EU car emission test reforms - EURACTIV

EURACTIV

Germany opposes key EU car emission test reforms
EURACTIV
Germany is opposing key elements of a European Union proposal to overhaul how car engine emissions are tested for pollution, a document seen by Reuters showed, as Brussels attempts to prevent a repeat of the Volkswagen emissions scandal.

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Israeli Leader Cancels Meeting After German Official Visits Protest Group - New York Times

New York Times

Israeli Leader Cancels Meeting After German Official Visits Protest Group
New York Times
Sigmar Gabriel, the German foreign minister, in Jerusalem on Tuesday. Mr. Gabriel's meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was canceled because Mr. Gabriel met with members of Breaking the Silence, a group opposed to the occupation of ...
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