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A European Army? The Germans and Dutch Take a Small Step

LOHHEIDE, Germany — On a former Cold War base, German and Dutch soldiers, serving together in one tank battalion, stood to attention one recent morning and shouted their battle cry in both languages. “We fight —,” their commander [...]

Germany Dispatch: Impose a Speed Limit on the Autobahn? Not So Fast, Many Germans Say

“It’s a very emotional topic,” confided Stefan Gerwens, the head of transport and mobility at ADAC, an automobile club with 20 million members, which is opposed to any speed limit. So emotional, apparently, that facts and figures [...]

Germans Appalled by Threat From Trump’s Ambassador to Help Far-Right Nationalists Take Power

Germans Appalled by Threat From Trump’s Ambassador to Help Far-Right Nationalists Take Power Across Europe The German government demanded a formal explanation from the United States on Monday of what, exactly, the new U.S. ambassador [...]

The Interpreter: As Germans Seek News, YouTube Delivers Far-Right Tirades

But, as Ms. Tufekci and other researchers stress, such experiments are anecdotal. Mr. Serrato wanted to get a fuller picture of how YouTube shapes perceptions of events. So he conducted something known as a network analysis, applying [...]

From Child’s Abuse to the Dark Web: Germans Recoil at a Mother’s Role

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A woman and her boyfriend were convicted of raping her young son and selling him to pedophiles over the dark web in case that has shocked Germany. Source: NYT > World
Germans First? A Food Bank Bars Migrants, Setting Off a Storm
“He stands up for us,” said Peggy Lohse, 36, a single mother of three. Until recently, groups of young migrant men had sometimes elbowed their way to the front of the line, Ms. Lohse recalled. She went home empty-handed more than [...]
Berlin Journal: Germans Quietly Pass an Equinox of Unity, but the Walls Remain
Teachers, judges and civil servants were shipped in from western states to replace a generation of easterners who had come of age in Communism and were considered unfit, Mr. Krüger said. “Of course people were bitter about that,” [...]
Merkel Says Germans ‘Never Had It Better.’ But Many Feel Left Behind.
The country, no doubt, remains one of the world’s wealthiest, home to four of the globe’s largest companies by revenue, according to Forbes, with one of the highest average incomes in the European Union and lowest unemployment rates, [...]
Germans petition for release of Russian theater director
BERLIN (AP) – Two German theater directors called on Russian authorities Sunday to drop a criminal investigation of a Russian director who has been put under house arrest for allegedly embezzling government funds. German theater director [...]

Boorish Trump alienates Brits and Germans in one day

Donald Trump managed to damage relations today with two of America’s closest and most important allies, the United Kingdom and Germany. First, came the White House doubling down on its bizarre and unfounded claim yesterday that British intelligence [...]