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 supports India's OBOR stand
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Trump Should Nudge Germany to Spend More on Defense
Foreign Policy (blog)
For years, Trump has lasered in on the need for more balance in U.S. alliances. In Europe, his focus has been largely on Germany, the country through which most European decisions are channeled. Today, Germany's GDP accounts for almost one-third of ...

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YourStory now in Germany - YourStory.com

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YourStory now in Germany
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YourStory is now in Germany. We believe it is stories that connect us. And stories have the power to transform, transcend boundaries, and truly create magic. Breaking barriers: YourStory gets set for an exciting ride in Germany. (Image: Shutterstock).



German Prosecutors Search Daimler Offices in Diesel Emissions Inquiry - New York Times

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German Prosecutors Search Daimler Offices in Diesel Emissions Inquiry
New York Times
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Hans-Peter Bartels, parliamentary commissioner for the German armed forces (Bundeswehr) attends an interview with Reuters in Berlin, Germany, May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch Reuters. BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's armed forces can be proud ...

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What Germany Owes Its Neighbors - Wall Street Journal (subscription)

What Germany Owes Its Neighbors
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President Trump was wrong to say Germany “owes” the U.S. for its defense. But Berlin is paying nothing like its fair share for the defense of Europe. Last July, in response to Russia's aggressions in Ukraine, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization ...



Germany's buoyant economy deepens policy rift with ECB - The Australian Financial Review

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Germany's buoyant economy deepens policy rift with ECB
The Australian Financial Review
The Frankfurt-based ECB has long been a scapegoat in Germany, accused of robbing savers by imposing low interest rates to support the less-productive economies of southern Europe — including Italy, the birthplace of current president Mario Draghi.
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Why Former 'Baywatch' Star David Hasselhoff Is Big in Germany - Hollywood Reporter

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Why Former 'Baywatch' Star David Hasselhoff Is Big in Germany
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Actually, the hero worship began not in Germany but neighboring Austria, where, in 1985, Hasselhoff's debut album, Night Rocker, unexpectedly shot to No. 1 on the local charts. “I said, 'That's impossible,'” Hasselhoff recalls. “It sold seven copies ...

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Who gets the most sleep? Shop assistants in Germany | Life and ... - The Guardian

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Who gets the most sleep? Shop assistants in Germany | Life and ...
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New research shows that workers there get an average of almost seven hours a night. But how do they compare with people in other countries and professions?

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Germany spent 20 billion euros on refugees in 2016 - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle

Germany spent 20 billion euros on refugees in 2016
Deutsche Welle
The German government in 2016 provided 9.3 billion euros ($10.4 billion) to its sixteen states for assisting migrants and 11 billion euros on measures designed to fight the causes of forced migration and displacement abroad. The figures are from a ...