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News Germany People: Rare shrew-spread virus linked to deaths of 8 German residents, study finds

Published on: Friday 10 January 2020
Rare shrew-spread virus linked to deaths of 8 German residents, study finds
News source: https://www.foxnews.com/health/rare-shrew-spread-virus-german-deaths

At least eight people in Germany who died of encephalitis likely contracted a rare virus from shrews, a small mole-like animal, that led to the fatal brain-swelling condition often caused by a viral ...

News Germany People: Budget Blowouts and Delays Blight Germany’s Major Arts Projects

Published on: Thursday 09 January 2020
Budget Blowouts and Delays Blight Germany’s Major Arts Projects
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/arts/music/cologne-opera-house-delay-cost.html

Credit...Ilvy Njiokiktjien for The New York Times COLOGNE, Germany — “A fiasco,” said a local lawmaker, shaking his head grimly. “A shipwreck,” said a former head of construction for the city. The ...

News Germany People: Drunken driver in Italy plows into German tourists, kills 6

Published on: Sunday 05 January 2020
Drunken driver in Italy plows into German tourists, kills 6
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/car-plows-germans-tourists-northern-italy-dead-68075629

ROME -- A drunken driver speeding on a mountain road plowed into a group of young German tourists in northern Italy early Sunday, killing six people and injuring 11 others, Italian authorities said.

News Germany People: Germany, a model for coming to terms with its past, still struggles with its colonial period

Published on: Thursday 02 January 2020
Germany, a model for coming to terms with its past, still struggles with its colonial period
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/germany-a-model-for-coming-to-terms-with-its-past-still-struggles-with-its-colonial-period/2020/01/02/784b23a2-b927-11e9-8e83-4e6687e99814_story.html

At issue is what happened between 1904 and 1908, when German colonial troops killed an estimated 80,000 people in southwest Africa, in what is now Namibia. “Vergangenheitsbewältigung” is the term ...

News Germany People: Three people investigated for causing deadly blaze at German zoo

Published on: Thursday 02 January 2020
Three people investigated for causing deadly blaze at German zoo
News source: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/01/02/world/three-people-investigated-causing-deadly-blaze-german-zoo/

Hoppmann said the women had ordered five sky lanterns on the internet and told authorities that they hadn't known they were illegal in Germany. He added that there was nothing in the product ...

News Germany People: Transgender people in Germany demand compensation, apology for mandatory sterilizations

Published on: Thursday 02 January 2020
Transgender people in Germany demand compensation, apology for mandatory sterilizations
News source: https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/world/transgender-people-in-germany-demand-compensation-apology-for-mandatory-sterilizations/

Some transgender people in Germany are pushing for the government to apologize for forcing them to undergo sterilization to have their change of gender legally recognized. They also want compensation ...

News Germany People: Daimler cost cuts to hit Germany hardest - Stuttgarter Zeitung

Published on: Monday 02 December 2019
Daimler cost cuts to hit Germany hardest - Stuttgarter Zeitung
News source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/daimler-cost-cuts-hit-germany-092850056.html

Daimler's workforce in Germany will bear the brunt of 1.4 billion euros ($1.5 billion) in cost cuts planned by the end of 2022, the head of the carmaker's works council told a newspaper. "Two thirds of the sum are to be saved in Germany," Michael Brecht told Stuttgarter Zeitung.

News Germany People: Germany has the 3rd-highest number of billionaires in the world. Here are the 11 richest Germans, ranked.

Published on: Monday 02 December 2019
Germany has the 3rd-highest number of billionaires in the world. Here are the 11 richest Germans, ranked.
News source: https://www.businessinsider.com/richest-people-billionaires-in-germany-2019-12

Germany is home to an estimated 114 billionaires. Some of the richest Germans have ties to companies such as BMW, Aldi, and Lidl.

News Germany People: Born Behind The Berlin Wall, Entrepreneurs On The Legacy of East Germany

Published on: Tuesday 03 December 2019
Born Behind The Berlin Wall, Entrepreneurs On The Legacy of East Germany
News source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddawkins/2019/12/03/born-behind-the-berlin-wall-entrepreneurs-on-the-legacy-of-east-germany/

The German capital was the best place to found the business, according to Ciszek. “This city has self-survival mode. That this attracts a lot of young people, this comes from history.” Georg Wolff’s ...

News Germany People: Climate activists invade east German coal mines in protest

Published on: Saturday 30 November 2019
Climate activists invade east German coal mines in protest
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/climate-activists-invade-east-german-coal-mines-protest-67405360

Climate activists protested at open-pit coal mines in eastern Germany, pouring onto the premises to urge the government to immediately halt the use of coal to produce electricity. The news agency dpa ...

News Germany People: German Catholic Church Debates Sexuality, Celibacy and Women’s Roles

Published on: Friday 29 November 2019
German Catholic Church Debates Sexuality, Celibacy and Women’s Roles
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/29/world/europe/germany-catholic-church.html

With the German church’s global influence, a meeting of bishops and laypeople to take up hot-button topics has led to warnings of a new schism, originating in the home of the Protestant Reformation.

News Germany People: ISIS, Germany, Twitter: Your Thursday Briefing

Published on: Wednesday 30 October 2019
ISIS, Germany, Twitter: Your Thursday Briefing
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/30/briefing/isis-germany-twitter.html

Germany tightens laws on guns and hate speech Amid a wave of extremist crimes in Germany, a series of proposals aim to make it harder for people with extremist ties to obtain guns. The legislation, ...

News Germany People: The German far-right AfD did well in a regional election. Don’t jump to any dramatic conclusions.

Published on: Wednesday 30 October 2019
The German far-right AfD did well in a regional election. Don’t jump to any dramatic conclusions.
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/10/31/german-far-right-afd-did-well-regional-election-dont-jump-any-dramatic-conclusions/

The two parties that form the national government — Angela Merkel’s center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) — saw their combined vote share ...

News Germany People: Germany Moves to Tighten Gun and Hate Speech Laws After Far-Right Attacks

Published on: Wednesday 30 October 2019
Germany Moves to Tighten Gun and Hate Speech Laws After Far-Right Attacks
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/30/world/europe/germany-gun-hate-speech-laws.html

Germany already has strict gun laws that forbid the production of weapons and require extensive training and a permit to purchase a firearm. Nevertheless, authorities found last year that more than ...

News Germany People: German authorities say 2016 shooting had far-right motives

Published on: Friday 25 October 2019
German authorities say 2016 shooting had far-right motives
News source: https://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/German-authorities-say-2016-shooting-had-14562010.php

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Friday they have concluded that a 2016 shooting in which a German-Iranian teenager killed nine people and then himself was prompted in part by the assailant's ...

News Germany People: Germany arrests 2 people suspected of trafficking Syrians

Published on: Thursday 24 October 2019
Germany arrests 2 people suspected of trafficking Syrians
News source: http://www.startribune.com/german-authorities-arrest-2-in-organized-crime-raids/563768302/

... when authorities intercepted the forged visas and people were turned back in Beirut. The suspects arrested Thursday were two members of a Lebanese family that has lived for years in the German ...

News Germany People: Germany’s Leipzig Brings Art And Music To New York City

Published on: Friday 25 October 2019
Germany’s Leipzig Brings Art And Music To New York City
News source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/elvaramirez/2019/10/25/germanys-leipzig-brings-art-and-music-to-new-york-city/

so that people in front of the installation would walk around it, and discover the names of all these composers from Leipzig.” The installation features famous melodies from the works of Bach, ...

News Germany People: A Synagogue Attack Shocks Germany. But Why?

Published on: Thursday 10 October 2019
A Synagogue Attack Shocks Germany. But Why?
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/10/opinion/synagogue-attack-germany.html

The group was discovered in 2011. By then, they had killed 10 people. The police, Germany’s interior secret service and independent experts find that right-wing-extremists have only become more ...