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Britain's economy is expected to grow faster than France, Germany, and Italy in the long term despite Brexit causing some "drag" over the next few years, according to one of the world's largest professional services firms PwC. The report, entitled "The long view: how will the global economic order change by 2050?," ranked 32 countries by their projected global GDP by purchasing power parity (PPP). PPP is used by macroeconomists to determine the economic productivity and standards of living bet...
Anas Modamani rose to fame after a selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a refugee shelter in Berlin. Now, the knock-on effects of that photo, taken in 2015, have seen the Syrian refugee take Facebook to court. The 19-year-old’s post of the snap went viral. But that also led to problems, he says. It was shared by a number of anonymous accounts, some of which have falsely claimed Modamani was responsible for violent and terrorist acts such as the Brussels Airport bombing. Facebook ...
Germany has not exploited the weak euro for its own benefit, according to Standard & Poor’s. The rating agency said accusations by Donald Trump’s top trade adviser that Berlin was using the “grossly undervalued” single currency to gain a competitive advantage over the US and the rest of the EU were “inaccurate”. Peter Navarro, who heads the US President’s new National Trade Council, sparked controversy last week after he described the euro as an “implicit Deutsche Mark” that ...
BERLIN, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Germany is in talks with several countries, including the Czech Republic and Switzerland, about jointly operating a large number of the 13 Airbus A400M military transport planes it had planned to sell, a German newspaper reported. The Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported in Tuesday editions that the plan would allow the German air force to maintain access to a large number of the transport planes. Airbus also declined comment, but a spokesman said the report did not indicate...
Germany is in talks with several countries, including the Czech Republic and Switzerland, about jointly operating a large number of the 13 Airbus A400M military transport planes it had planned to sell, a German newspaper reported.
Syrian refugee Anas Modamani, left, is suing Facebook over selfie photos of himself with German Chancellor Angela Merkel that he says were misused by Facebook users accusing him of being a terrorist or guilty of other crimes.  (Thomas Lohnes / Getty Images)  By MELISSA EDDYThe New York TimesMon., Feb. 6, 2017WURZBURG, GERMANY—Anas Modamani, a Syrian refugee whose 2015 selfie with Chancellor Angela Merkel came to symbolize her decision to allow hundreds of thousands of unscreened migrants i...
BERLIN—Of the countless memorials testifying to Germany’s legacy of concentrated security and unchecked surveillance, the Stasi Museum in Berlin is one of the more explicit. Emerging in 1950 as the security arm of the German Democratic Republic, the Stasi earned particular infamy over its nearly four-decade existence for the spying operations it conducted on its own citizens, and how it wielded that intelligence to control people’s lives. Located in the Stasi’s former headquarters in Ber...
How did Germany lose its edge in mathematics? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Alon Amit, PhD in Mathematics, on Quora: Judging a country’s level of excellence in mathematics by the number of Fields medal recipients is dubious (and I’ll be shocked if Germany doesn’t land another Fields at the next ICM), but it cannot be denied that Germany’s position among countries in ...
TEHRAN- A 20-member German trade delegation dispatched by the Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate attended a meeting in Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) on Sunday to negotiate with the Iranian counterparts. Headed by a director general with the Ministry of Economy, Transport and Agriculture of Rhineland-Palatinate, representatives of several renowned companies from this state expressed their readiness to develop their cooperation with Iranian private se...
Germany signs a bilateral sports agreement with Palestinian Football Association head Jibril Rajoub, a known supporter of terrorist murderers.
I am a very old ex-refugee, and I identify with anyone who shares my status. I was born in Germany to Jewish parents. I was eight years old when Hitler came to power, twelve when we fled to nearby Belgium, fifteen when the Nazis invaded that country, and seventeen when I went into hiding to save my life. I left Europe on my twenty-first birthday to join my father—who I had not seen in six years—in New York. The United States gave me the chance to have an education, a profession and a family ...
Last week, the head of the German representation in Ramallah, Peter Beerwerth, signed "the first bilateral cooperation agreement" in sports between the Palestinian Authority and Germany with Jibril Rajoub, the president of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs in the Palestinian Authority. In its recent report The Rajoub File, Palestinian Media Watch documented that Jibril Rajoub is an outspoken supporter of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis and prohibits peacebuilding spo...
The editor-in-chief of German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel has defended a highly controversial cover depicting US President Donald Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty. He also called on Germany “to build an alliance” against the US leader. “Der Spiegel does not want to provoke anybody,” Klaus Brinkbaumer, Der Spiegel editor-in-chief and the executive editor of Der Spiegel Online, told Reuters, adding that the media outlet is actually “defending democracy” in “serious times....
Germany has Europe’s biggest economy and is a major exporter. In 2015, the U.S. was its biggest trading partner, and there’s concern in Berlin over the possibility of a more protectionist approach in Washington. Merkel told reporters in Munich on Monday: “We will try to find common ground wherever possible.” She stressed the importance of NATO, and acknowledged the need for Germany to “do more in the area of defense.” Merkel said: “We will see issue by issue where we can cooperat...
MAGDEBURG, Germany, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Four rare white lion cubs born at Germany's Magdeburg zoo last Christmas made their first appearance to the outside world on Monday as the park presented the young animals to the media. Keepers weighed the three males and one female and carried out health checks on the cats, which are rare in the wild. Three of the cubs now weigh more than 6 kg (13 lb) each, with one at just over 8 kg, the zoo said in a statement. According to the Global White Lion Protec...
Four rare white lion cubs born at Germany's Magdeburg zoo last Christmas made their first appearance to the outside world on Monday as the park presented the young animals to the media. Keepers weighed the three males and one female and carried out health checks on the cats, which are rare in the wild. Three of the cubs now weigh more than 6 kg (13 lb) each, with one at just over 8 kg, the zoo said in a statement. According to the Global White Lion Protection Trust, the animals are not albino...
Just as ECB President Mario Draghi states unequivocally that ECB QE policy has worked and has "eliminated fragmentation," French presidential candidate Fillon's apologetic press conference has sparked major disturbances in the core of Europe... fragmenting France from Germany by themost since September 2012... Initial relief quickly turned to selling panic...   Sending OAT yields to their widest to Bunds since September 2012.
FRANKFURT, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The European Central Bank and Germany are not currency manipulators, and the bloc's monetary policy reflects the state of its economic recovery and not a desire for a weak euro, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Monday. U.S. President Donald Trump's top trade adviser last week claimed that Germany is using a grossly undervalued currency to take advantage of the U.S., accusing the euro zone's biggest and strongest economy of currency manipulation. "First and foremo...
Angela Merkel’s CDU political party has fallen into second place behind Germany’s centre-left opposition for the first time in a decade, according to a new poll. The survey, carried out by pollsters INSA for Germany’s Bild newspaper, found Ms Merkel’s Christian democrats on 30 per cent, down three from the previous poll. The German Social Democratic Party (SPD), which has trailed Ms Merkel’s party in the polls for years, was meanwhile up four points to 31 per cent – putting it just...
BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she was opposed to unilateral steps to impose tariffs on imports, adding that should the new US administration back such protectionist measures Germany would have to decide how to respond. US President Donald Trump has warned German car companies that he would impose a border tax of 35% on vehicles imported to the US market. His top trade adviser has accused Germany of using a “grossly undervalued” euro to gain advantage over the United States...