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: Confronting the colonial roots of racism - Aljazeera.com

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Germany: Confronting the colonial roots of racism
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Berlin, Germany - Mnyaka Sururu Mboro walks through Wedding, a district in the northwest of Berlin, with an expression of disdain. "It makes my stomach turn every time I go down these streets," he says. He is in the African Quarter, so-called because ...



Germany's 'hidden champions' of the Mittelstand - BBC News

BBC News

Germany's 'hidden champions' of the Mittelstand
BBC News
Driving along the "romantic road" between two towns in Baden-Wuerttemberg in southern Germany it's easy to admire the lush rolling hillsides, vineyards and picturesque villages. But peer a bit closer and you catch site of a factory. Look harder and you ...

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Why you see swastikas in America but not Germany - Vox

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Why you see swastikas in America but not Germany
Vox
German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed horror at the racist marches that roiled Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend. “It is racist, far-right violence, and clear, forceful action must be taken against it, regardless of where in the world it ...
How Charlottesville Looks From BerlinNPR
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Here's Where Germany's Election Will Be Or Lost - Bloomberg

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Here's Where Germany's Election Will Be Or Lost
Bloomberg
Across Germany, candidates and activists are stepping up their campaigning for the Sept. 24 election. It's not just a single national contest: Germans cast two votes, the first for one of 299 directly elected members of the Bundestag from their local ...
Trump's demand that Germany increase its military defense spending enters German election campaignLos Angeles Times
German politicians accuse Trump of trivializing Nazi violenceReuters
A much-needed Trump victory: Germany keeps its promiseFox News
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Switzerland and Germany Unlikely Adversaries in Spy Drama - New York Times

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Switzerland and Germany Unlikely Adversaries in Spy Drama
New York Times
German authorities have paid tens of millions of dollars in recent years for information that the Swiss government considers secret. The files allowed German tax officials to identify citizens who had secret bank accounts and unreported income in ...
Suspected Swiss spy indicted in Germanyswissinfo.ch
Germany indicts Swiss man of espionage in tax evasion caseColumbus Ledger-Enquirer

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Quest for Turkey coup plot's 'disappearing imam' extends to Germany - FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24

Quest for Turkey coup plot's 'disappearing imam' extends to Germany
FRANCE 24
Turkey has formally asked Germany to extradite a key suspect in last year's failed coup attempt. But the mystery surrounding the “disappearing imam” is not about to disappear. He has been dubbed the “air force imam”, the “disappearing imam” and the ...
Turkey Asks Germany to Extradite Top Coup SuspectU.S. News & World Report
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Foreign minister: Turkey asks Germany to extradite coup suspectEURACTIV
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Jesse Jackson: 'There are no Hitler statues in Germany' - Sky News

Sky News

Jesse Jackson: 'There are no Hitler statues in Germany'
Sky News
He said: "There are no Hitler statues in Germany today or neo-Nazi material flying around. "These guys sought to secede from our union, maintain slavery and secession and segregation and sedition, and so these statues are coming down and they should ...

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Discovery, Amazon Sign Streaming Deal for Eurosport in Germany - Variety

Variety

Discovery, Amazon Sign Streaming Deal for Eurosport in Germany
Variety
Discovery Communications has signed a deal with Amazon in Germany to air content from sports network Eurosport. The agreement, which also covers Austria, will give Amazon Prime members access to Eurosport's premium HD sports events, including ...
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PHOTOS: Hudson students, teachers travel to Germany - Hudson Star Observer

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PHOTOS: Hudson students, teachers travel to Germany
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After three weeks in Germany, students get ready to say goodbye. "It's not often that a high school student gets to travel to another country and live with a different family and explore new cities while speaking a whole different language. I will ...



Watching Neo-Nazis in Virginia From a German Opera House - New York Times

New York Times

Watching Neo-Nazis in Virginia From a German Opera House
New York Times
BAYREUTH, Germany — It was my first visit to the Bayreuth Festival, and I was wrestling with conflicting emotions. There was the thrill of realizing my long-held dream of hearing Richard Wagner's music in the opera house he built, where some of my ...