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The Anglo-German Alliance – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalOn Thursday German Chancellor Angela Merkel received the royal treatment in London, quite literally—she took tea with the queen. She addressed both houses of Parliament, too. Ms. Merkel’s visit to London brought into focus what she and British Prime …Angela Merkel cool on David Cameron push for EU reformsThe AustralianGermany’s Angela Merkel urges […]

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We Need Strong UK in EU, Merkel Says — Update – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalLONDON–Germany wants Britain to be a strong player in the European Union, Chancellor Angela Merkel told U.K. parliamentarians Thursday, stressing the need for Europe to change with the times but giving no specific details. Ms. Merkel’s six-hour visit to …Merkel Warns Britain Not to Expect Too MuchNew York TimesAngela Merkel meets the QueenTelegraph.co.ukWhy […]

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Cameron uses London trip to woo Merkel on EU reform – Reuters UK

Reuters UK‘MOST IMPORTANT PARTNER’. British Foreign Secretary William Hague earlier this week described Germany as London’s “most important partner” when it came to seeking EU reform and the lavish reception Merkel will receive reflects that. She will address …Merkel beats wary path to London amid uncertain EU tiesBBC NewsAngela Merkel in London to address Parliament […]

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Real routs Schalke 6-1; Chelsea ties Galatasaray – Washington Post

Washington PostGELSENKIRCHEN, Germany — With an overwhelming offensive display, Real Madrid became the first road team to score six goals in a knockout-stage game of the Champions League and put itself in position for its fourth straight trip to the quarterfinals.Merciless Real hit another six to humiliate SchalkeChicago TribuneReal Madrid shreds SchalkeFox NewsReal Madrid thrashes […]

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​No spying on friends: NSA bugs Merkel aides instead of chancellor – RT

RTIn the wake of President Obama’s promise to stop spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the US intelligence has switched its attention to her top government officials, a German newspaper reported. Washington’s relations with Germany were strained …US intelligence snooping on hundreds of key German figures, says reportBusiness StandardA turning point in German-Israeli relations 24.02.2014Deutsche […]

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Holocaust survivor dies aged 110 – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukThe world’s oldest known Holocaust survivor has died aged 110, her family have said. Alice Herz-Sommer, who lived in London and was originally from Prague, had been confined in the camp in Terezin, or Theresienstadt, in Germany during the Second …UPDATE 1-World’s oldest Holocaust survivor, Alice Herz-Sommer, dies in UKReutersOldest-known Holocaust survivor dies at 110Detroit […]

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Desmond Tutu condemns Uganda’s proposed new anti-gay law – The Guardian

The GuardianIn condemning Uganda’s proposed new law, Desmond Tutu again equated discrimination against gay people with the the horrors of Nazi Germany and apartheid-era South Africa. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP. Archbishop Desmond Tutu has condemned …Desmond Tutu urges Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni not to sign Anti-Homosexuality …The IndependentTutu urges Uganda’s Museveni against anti-gay billWashington PostDesmond Tutu warns […]

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Winter Olympics 2014: casualties highlight dangers of the high-risk Games – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukThe perils of these high-speed, high stakes Winter Olympic Games keep coming after being highlighted in horrific fashion by the plight of the Russian Maria Komissarova, who was on Sunday night airlifted from here to Germany for further surgery …Winter Olympics: Russian skicross racer undergoes successful surgery for …New York Daily NewsSochi Olympics in Russia […]

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Film starring Taiwan actress wins Berlin festival’s top prize – Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News ChannelTaipei, Feb. 16 (CNA) Chinese film “Black Coal, Thin Ice,” which stars Taiwanese actress Gwei Lun-mei, on Saturday (Germany time) won the Berlin International Film Festival’s top prize, the Golden Bear award for best film. Chinese actor Liao Fan also won …Berlin International Film Festival: Awards highlightsBBC NewsA big win for Asia […]

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Luge perfection for Germany in Sochi, as Winter Olympics brightens for US – Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleLuge perfection for Germany in Sochi, as Winter Olympics brightens for US. Germany’s domination of luge events at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi is complete. They have added the team relay gold medal to earlier triumphs in the other three luge …Sochi 2014: Germany achieve luge clean sweep at Winter OlympicsBBC News all […]

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Ukraine opposition set for talks with John Kerry – New Straits Times

New Straits TimesKIEV: Ukraine’s opposition leaders were set to meet US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday, after the army urged embattled President Viktor Yanukovych to act urgently to end two months of turmoil. Yanukovych on Friday scrapped controversial …US and Germany Signal Willingness to Repair Strained RelationsWall Street Journal‘US sees Germany as a […]

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Iconic folk singer and activist Pete Seeger dead at 94 – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comAmerican folk singing legend and activist Pete Seeger performs in a concert in then East Berlin, East Germany, in 1967. Pete Seeger, the iconic banjo-strumming folk singer and activist who performed for migrant workers and presidents, died on Monday.American folk music pioneer Pete Seeger dies at 94ReutersPete Seeger, Legendary Folk Singer, Dies at Age 94People […]

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LIVE: 60 MKs among those marking International Holocaust Day at Auschwitz … – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem PostIsraeli delegation to site of concentration camp in Poland includes more than 250 people; Lawmakers from 13 countries also attending. The largest-ever delegation of MKs, plus hundreds of Israelis and Jewish politicians from around the world are scheduled …Auschwitz survivors, Israeli lawmakers mark 69 years since camp’s liberationFox NewsHolocaust Memorial Day to be marked […]

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UK astronaut Major Tim Peake training underwater – BBC News

BBC NewsThe UK’s first official astronaut, Major Tim Peake, has been training underwater to prepare him for space. He’s heading to the International Space Station for a mission next year. Major Peake is training at the European Astronaut Centre in Germany, where he’s …Students make call to International Space StationSan Antonio ExpressSteamboat Springs astronaut making […]

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Abe: China-Japan Ties ‘Similar’ to Britain and Germany Before WW1 – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the rocky relationship between Japan and China is comparable to that of Germany and Britain before World War One. Mr. Abe’s comments came at the World Economic Forum in Davos. His spokesman later denied …Japan and China ties key to growthBBC NewsNorth Asia trio looks to export, […]

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Obama will win over Senate in Iran row: academic – Tehran Times

Tehran TimesTEHRAN – President Obama has seriously opposed any new sanctions against Iran after a landmark nuclear deal was signed between Iran and the major powers (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany) in Geneva in …EU suspends some sanctions as Iran halts high-level uranium enrichmenteuronewsIran curbs uranium enrichmentThe News InternationalEU […]

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Rosetta comet-chaser phones home – BBC News

BBC NewsA signal confirming its alert status was received by controllers in Darmstadt, Germany, at 18:17 GMT. Rosetta has spent the past 31 months in hibernation to conserve power as it arced beyond the orbit of Jupiter on a path that should take it to Comet …Comet-chasing probe wakes up, calls homeCNNComet-chasing Rosetta probe wakes […]

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Obama’s restrictions on NSA surveillance rely on narrow definition of ‘spying’ – Washington Post

Washington PostPresident Obama said Friday, in his first major speech on electronic surveillance, that “the United States is not spying on ordinary people who don’t threaten our national security.” Obama placed restrictions on access to domestic phone records collected by …Obama: Tech a ‘tool for individual empowerment, not government control’CNETUS-Germany relations hit new low amid […]

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French business calls on François Hollande to take bold action – Financial Times

Financial TimesFrench business has called on President François Hollande to match his promise of accelerated reforms with action, saying the economy is in urgent need of bold measures to boost feeble growth. Mr Hollande on Tuesday promised a €30bn cut in payroll …Germany calls Hollande reform plans “courageous”ReutersHollande talks the talkOman Daily ObserverFrancois Hollande says […]

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UPDATE 1-Germany’s Merkel fractures pelvis skiing, cancels visits – Reuters

Reuters… Print. * Chancellor fell at low speed while cross-country skiing. * Merkel cancels visits, but to lead Weds cabinet meeting. * News comes week after Schumacher skiing accident. BERLIN, Jan 6 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has fractured her …German leader suffers pelvic injury on ski holidayWashington PostMerkel Fractures Pelvis in Ski Accident; […]

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Digger triggers old World War Two bomb explosion, killing driver – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukTelevision footage from the scene showed the mangled wreckage of the digger’s cab and a nearby hut, and windows and doors blown out by the blast. “During excavations…the digger uncovered a wartime bomb, which exploded. The driver was killed, and …Suspected World War II-era bomb detonates in Germany, killing 1CNN International68 Years Later, World War […]

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A look at 10 historic sites saved, 10 lost in 2013 – Washington Post

Washington PostThe National Trust for Historic Preservation compiled a list of 10 historic preservation saves and losses from 2013. ___. GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, GERMANY – JANUARY 01: (FRANCE OUT) Kamil Stoch of …Preservationists note 10 sites saved, lost in 2013San Francisco Chronicle all 5 news articles …read more Source: Google News Entertainment

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Ex-Formula One Champ Schumacher Is Fighting for Life After Crash – Bloomberg

BloombergMichael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP reacts after finishing his last F1 race… Read More. Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP reacts after finishing his last F1 race following the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Autodromo …Ex-F1 champion Michael Schumacher in critical conditionSI.comThe career of Michael SchumacherWashington PostPictured: The jagged rocks […]