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  • Will it fly?
    The idea of beefing up a EU military prompts a warning from the UK's defence secretary but reassurance from Germany and Nato.
    BBC News.  Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:40:47 GMT.
  • Facebook told to stop collecting German WhatsApp data
    Facebook has been ordered to stop collecting German WhatsApp data by the Hamburg privacy regulator.
    BBC News.  Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:23:04 GMT.
  • Merkel: We need migrant deals with African states like EU-Turkey pact
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sept. 26 said the European Union needed to establish migrant deals with African countries such as Egypt and Tunisia along the lines of the agreement it already has with Turkey.
    Hurriyet.  Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:41:00 +0200.
  • Germany Orders Facebook To Stop Collecting WhatsApp User Data
    German regulators have banned Facebook from collecting WhatsApp user data, in a move that could set a precedent in other countries.
    By Emma Woollacott.  Forbes.  Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:20:00 GMT.
  • Op-Ed Contributor: Germany’s Retrograde Record on Gay Rights
    When it comes to marriage equality, one of Europe’s most progressive countries is far behind the rest.
    Alexander GĂ–rlach.  New York Times.  Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:54:17 GMT.
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  • Smart Grid: the Energy Revolution is Digital - ENERGY SAXONY SUMMIT in Dresden
    DRESDEN, Germany, September 27, 2016 -- Digitalizing the energy system plays a key role in the successful revolution of the energy supply toward renewable energies. ...
    PR Newswire.  Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:29:00 EDT.
  • Africa: Merkel Calls for EU-Africa Migrant Deals
    [Daily Trust] German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said the European Union needed to establish migrant deals with African countries such as Egypt and Tunisia along the lines of the agreement it already has with Turkey.
    All Africa.  Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:07:18 GMT.
  • Facebook Ordered to Stop Collecting Data on WhatsApp Users in Germany
    A Hamburg regulator said on Tuesday that neither the messenger nor its parent company had received individuals’ permission to share digital information.
    Mark Scott.  New York Times.  Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:57:39 GMT.
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  • U.S. said to ponder what size diesel penalty VW can withstand
    The U.S. Justice Department is assessing how big a criminal fine it can extract from Volkswagen over emissions-cheating without putting the German carmaker out of business, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.
    AutoNews.com.  Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:46:39 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Bombs hit mosque, congress centre in Germany
    Bomb attacks hit a mosque and a congress centre in the eastern German city of Dresden, police said Tuesday, adding that they suspected a xenophobic and nationalist motive. ...
    Yahoo.  Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:32:34 -0400.
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Facts About Germany

The Federal Republic of Germany, located in north central Europe, is a federal multi-party republic with a bicameral legislature.  Its capital city is Berlin, and its currency is the Euro.  The primary language spoken in Germany is German, although the Slavic Sorbian language is used by a small minority.  In 2007, Germany's estimated population was 82,401,000.

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