• Germany-euro zone: between conflict and coordination

    Germany-euro zone: between conflict and coordination

    It is obvious that the euro zone has everything to gain from the coordination of economic policies between the countries of the euro zone, from the implementation of a policy of solidarity.
  • Brad Pitt’s girlfriend reportedly is married but in an ‘open’ relationship

    Brad Pitt’s girlfriend reportedly is married but in an ‘open’ relationship

    Brad Pitt’s girlfriend is a fan of open relationships — she apparently has one with her husband, a report says. Pitt gal pal Nicole Poturalski, 27, has been married to well-known German restaurateur Roland Mary, 68, for eight years, and the couple have a 7-year-old son, the Daily Mail said. But Mary, who owns the …
  • Russian Opposition Leader Navalny was Poisoned, German Hospital Says

    Russian Opposition Leader Navalny was Poisoned, German Hospital Says

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned, according to a statement released Monday by the German hospital where he is being treated. Berlin’s Charité hospital said that Navalny was suffering from “intoxication by a substance from the group of cholinesterase inhibitors,” contradicting Russian doctors who said there was no evidence he had been poisoned. While …
  • Why should America anchor Germany's defense?

    Why should America anchor Germany's defense?

    Why should America anchor Germany’s defense? It cuts deals with Russia, has never met its NATO commitment, and is the most anti-American nation in Europe.  President Trump recently ordered a 12,000-troop reduction in American military personnel stationed in Germany. That leaves about 24,000 American soldiers still in the country. A little more than half of …
  • Bill Gates-backed vaccine maker CureVac shares nearly triple in Nasdaq debut

    Bill Gates-backed vaccine maker CureVac shares nearly triple in Nasdaq debut

    Shares of German biotechnology firm CureVac nearly tripled in their Nasdaq debut Friday, marking the first stock market debut of a company developing a potential vaccine to combat the novel coronavirus. The stock opened at $44 per share, up from the initial public offering price of $16 per share. CureVac, backed by Microsoft founder and …
  • Mercedes-Benz maker to pay $2.2B to settle US diesel emissions claims

    Mercedes-Benz maker to pay $2.2B to settle US diesel emissions claims

    Daimler, the maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, says it has reached an agreement in principle to settle US claims over emissions from its diesel vehicles for over $2.2 billion. The Stuttgart, Germany-based automaker said late Thursday that the agreement with various US authorities concerns civil and environmental claims involving about 250,000 diesel cars and vans. The …
  • German Officials Urge Citizens to Delay Protests amid COVID Resurgence

    German Officials Urge Citizens to Delay Protests amid COVID Resurgence

    After thousands of people took to the streets of Berlin to protest mask mandates and other measures to slow the spread of coronavirus, German politicians are warning of a potential second wave of the virus. Markus Söder, the premier of the regional state of Bavaria and a potential candidate to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel, warned …
  • U.S. to Pull 12,000 Troops from Germany after Failure to Meet NATO Spending Target

    U.S. to Pull 12,000 Troops from Germany after Failure to Meet NATO Spending Target

    In a move that sparked bipartisan criticism, the Trump administration announced Wednesday that the U.S. will pull nearly 12,000 troops from Germany, a decision President Trump said is a response to Germany’s reluctance to spend a greater share of its gross domestic product on defense. About a third, 11,800 Army and Air Force units, of …
  • 4,000 volunteers needed to study how COVID-19 spreads at concerts

    4,000 volunteers needed to study how COVID-19 spreads at concerts

    Your body may not survive, but rock ‘n’ roll never dies. Contact tracers in Germany are asking 4,000 brave music fans to attend an upcoming concert for the sake of science. The cohort of concertgoers will be there to watch Euro-pop singer Tim Bendzko, but their presence in the crowded indoor arena will serve the …
  • Germany forbids Tesla’s ‘misleading’ autonomous-driving claims

    Germany forbids Tesla’s ‘misleading’ autonomous-driving claims

    Germany has banned Tesla from repeating what a court says are misleading advertising statements relating to the capabilities of the firm’s driver assistance systems and to autonomous driving, a Munich judge ruled on Tuesday. Tesla can appeal the ruling. The case was brought by Germany’s Wettbewerbszentrale, an industry-sponsored body tasked with policing anti-competitive practices. The …