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Germany is a federal parliamentary republic in west-central Europe. The country consists of 16 states, and its capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 square... More
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Günter Grass, Who Confronted Germany's Past As Well As His Own, Dies At 87 : NPR

In 2006, the Nobel prize-winning author of The Tin Drum admitted that as a teen during World War II, he had served with the Waffen-SS — the combat unit of the Nazi Party's elite military police force.

Posted by gilligan  (United States)

Romania embarrassed about giving Germany a map of France with a German flag on it

#Romania's foreign ministry fired its spokeswoman after Germany's foreign minister was handed a gift with a map of France instead of #Germany.

Posted by nova2014  (United States)

BBC News - German ex-President Richard von Weizsaecker dies at 94

#German former President Richard von #Weizsaecker, whose two terms in office spanned reunification, dies at the age of 94.

Posted by gilligan  (United States)

Anti-Islam Protesters Plan Massive Rally In Leipzig, Germany : The Two-Way : NPR

As many as 60,000 people are expected to attend the rally, in what could be one of the biggest protests in the eastern #German city since pro-democracy marches a quarter-century ago. #Islam

Posted by gilligan  (United States)

AP Explore | Berlin Wall 25th Anniversary

East #Germany opens border. AP covers the fall of the #Berlin Wall — part of the continuing series of special reports from the AP Corporate Archives

Posted by mrsalinger  (United Kingdom)

Our Own Private Germany - Matter - Medium

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, a group of squatters from East and West set out to build their own unified Germany. (… #berlinwall

Posted by gilligan  (United States)

During the Cold War, buying people from East Germany was common practice | Public Radio International

East #Germany never had a lot of cash on hand. What it did have was political prisoners, and plenty of them. So during the Cold War, the communist regime ransomed hundreds of thousands of people to the West in exchange for much-needed hard c...

Posted by gilligan  (United States)

Ten objects that made modern Germany | Books | The Guardian

To mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and ahead of a British Museum exhibition, Neil MacGregor chooses the icons that shaped the memories of the new nation.. #Germany

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Germany mulls ban on after-hours work emails and calls — Tech News and Analysis

There are growing demands for workers to be given the right to enjoy their downtime without being constantly on call, and now this could even become law in #Germany.

Posted by mrsalinger  (United Kingdom)

Leaked Files: German Spy Company Helped Bahrain Hack Arab Spring Protesters - The Intercept

A notorious surveillance technology company that helps governments around the world spy on their citizens sold software to Bahrain during that country's brutal response to the Arab Spring movement, according to leaked internal documen...

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Second German government worker suspected of spying for US | World news | The Guardian

Accused reportedly works 'in military', as #Berlin still reels after intelligence agent was accused of working for #CIA last week

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The CIA’s Bumbling German Spy Was More Austin Powers and Less James Bond - The Daily Beast

Washington risked its relationship with #Berlin by taking files from a low-level intelligence official dumb enough to volunteer his services to #Moscow over email.

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Germany arrests alleged double agent accused of spying on Berlin’s NSA inquiry for the U.S. | National Post

#German media warned that if the allegations are proven, it would be 'the biggest scandal involving a German-American double agent since the war'

Posted by dryden  (Canada)

When Did Nazi Insults Spike On Twitter During USA-Germany?

Twitter users were already throwing around the word "Nazi" plenty before Germany-U.S. kicked off, but how about during the game? To find out, from 11:35 a.m. to 2:03 p.m. we recorded tweets and retweets that contained the word &qu...

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BBC News - Germany agrees to help destroy Syria's chemical weapons

Germany announces it will join the international effort to help destroy Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons.

Posted by gregor  (Canada)

What if the Germans had won the first world war? | Martin Kettle | Comment is free | The Guardian

Martin Kettle: With the war's centenary near, this is not a parlour game. Counterfactual conjecture allows us to see the conflict far more objectively

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Europe’s biggest brothel: it will cost €4.5m and will boast 90 prostitutes - Europe - World - The Independent

The German town of Saarbrücken was once renowned for its fine Moselle wines, first-class cuisine and an easy going un-Teutonic way  of life.

Posted by ROBIN  (United States)

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