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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'Alarming' study shows number of insects have been decimated in Germany - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

'Alarming' study shows number of insects have been decimated in Germany
Telegraph.co.uk
Researchers in Germany have documented a steep decline in flying insects at dozens of nature reserves in the past three decades, and agricultural pesticides may be to blame. While it is well documented that butterflies and bees have been disappearing ...
Germany Sees Drastic Decrease in InsectsThe Scientist
Insects decline dramatically in German nature reserves: studyPhys.Org
'Ecological Armageddon' IMMINENT as insect numbers dwindle in 'ALARMING DISCOVERY'Express.co.uk

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Germany's insects are disappearing | Science | AAAS - Science Magazine

Science Magazine

Germany's insects are disappearing | Science | AAAS
Science Magazine
Biomass of bugs in nature reserves has dropped by 82%

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Germany is Europe's reluctant hegemon. To succeed, Theresa May must decipher it - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

Germany is Europe's reluctant hegemon. To succeed, Theresa May must decipher it
Telegraph.co.uk
In 1862, Otto von Bismarck told Disraeli of his plans to provoke a war and unify Germany's independent states under Prussian leadership. Shocked by Bismarck's frankness, the British prime minister warned Austria: “Take care of that man; he means what ...



Germany's Hochtief confirms $20 billion bid for Spain's Abertis - CNBC

CNBC

Germany's Hochtief confirms $20 billion bid for Spain's Abertis
CNBC
German construction company Hochtief has confirmed a takeover bid for Spanish toll road operator Abertis. The bid, made at 18.76 euros per share, equates to a total of 17.1 billion euros ($20.1 billion). "Following the transformation of Hochtief over ...

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Britain confronts tough German line on Brexit - Financial Times

Financial Times

Britain confronts tough German line on Brexit
Financial Times
If things had gone Theresa May's way, this would have been the week when Brexit negotiations moved decisively ahead, as the EU approved the beginning of crucial talks on transition. Instead, the British prime minister's prospects at this week's EU ...
Berlin's boost for Brexit: Leaked document reveals that Germany wants a 'comprehensive free trade' deal with BritainDaily Mail
Britain thinks Germans care about Brexit — they don'tPOLITICO.eu
Germany upbeat on Brexit negotiations, official saysCyprus Mail

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Germany heads for “Jamaica” as three-way coalition talks begin - Quartz

Quartz

Germany heads for “Jamaica” as three-way coalition talks begin
Quartz
German chancellor Angela Merkel begins talks today (Oct. 18) to form a three-way coalition government with two parties—the Free Democrats and the Greens—who have historically been enemies. A disappointing result for the Christian Democratic Union ...
Merkel attempts to unite Germany through multi-party coalitionChristian Science Monitor
Opinion: Angela Merkel's Jamaica coalition is right for GermanyDeutsche Welle
Germany's Merkel Begins Tricky Three-Way Coalition TalksWall Street Journal
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Turkey arms exports: Should Germany send weapons at all? - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle

Turkey arms exports: Should Germany send weapons at all?
Deutsche Welle
Between August 1 and October 8, 2017, Germany issued 10 export permits for armaments worth a total of almost €€4 million ($4.7 million), the Ministry of Economic Affairs said after a request by the opposition party The Left. That compares to 213 ...

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Studio for Electronic Music: Why was the German recording facility so innovative? - The Independent

The Independent

Studio for Electronic Music: Why was the German recording facility so innovative?
The Independent
Founded by composers Werner Meyer-Eppler, Robert Beyer and Herbert Eimert as part of the West German Broadcasting radio station in the midst of the Cold War, the studio was equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for the optimal production of brave ...
What is the Studio for Electronic Music in Germany? Google Doodle celebrates music studioExpress.co.uk

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First sex doll-only brothel opens in Germany following success of Austrian outlet as bizarre trend spreads across Europe - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

First sex doll-only brothel opens in Germany following success of Austrian outlet as bizarre trend spreads across Europe
Daily Mail
At the Ars Electronica Festival in the city of Linz, an interactive silicone sex doll named 'Samantha' became so popular that it broke down because so many visitors groped its breasts and soiled its body. In Germany, a new brothel has now opened that ...

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Daydreaming in Germany - New York Times

New York Times

Daydreaming in Germany
New York Times
The sounds of Jewish worship in the Pestalozzistrasse Synagogue were followed from time to time by instructions or explanations in German. This linguistic alternation, in Berlin, was more freighted than it might be elsewhere. It was an affirmation of ...