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  • Volkswagen says eight million cars in EU affected by cheat software: letter
    Volkswagen said 8 million diesel vehicles in the European Union were fitted with software capable of cheating vehicle emissions tests, according to a copy of the letter sent to German lawmakers and seen ...
    Yahoo.  Tue, 6 Oct 2015 10:45:07 GMT.
  • Modi urges Germany to invest in India
    Indian PM Narendra Modi urges German companies to invest in India, on the concluding day of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit.
    BBC News.  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:44:58 GMT.
  • VIDEO: How Hamburg is making space for refugees
    There are reports that Germany could expect up to 1.5 million refugees and migrants this year, nearly double what the government officially estimates.
    BBC News.  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 05:02:27 GMT.
  • HLW International Announces 2015 Staff Promotions
    NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2015 -- HLW International (HLW) is pleased to announce several promotions throughout its international offices. Mark Zwagerman, AIA has been promoted to Principal. ...
    PR Newswire.  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 19:12:00 EDT.
  • Wolfsburg Journal: VW’s Emissions Scandal Has Its German Hometown Facing an Uneasy Future
    Despite its efforts to diversify beyond being a one-company factory town, the home of the “people’s car” is still inextricably part of the Volkswagen ecosystem.
    Graham Bowley and Melissa Eddy.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 19:01:38 GMT.
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  • Volkswagen flouting emissions rules for 7 years: report
    Volkswagen diesel engines equipped with defeat devices meant to cheat on emissions tests have been in use since 2008, according to German media reports.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Mon, 5 Oct 2015 13:48:23 EDT.
  • China Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Finds Beijing Studio Bugged
    Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei found several hidden listening devices in his Beijing studio after he returned from a trip to Germany, his friend Liu Xiaoyuan confirmed Monday. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 03:33:07 -0400.
  • Germany Now Expects Up To 1.5 Million Migrants In 2015
    Germany is reportedly bracing for up to 1.5 million asylum seekers to arrive in the country this year, up from a previous estimate of 800,000 to 1 million.
    Radio Liberty.  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 01:00:35 +0000.
  • AKP boosts self-confidence among Turkish-German voters
    German reunification a quarter of a century ago has served to marginalize Turkish immigrants, pushing some of them to become more defensive, says a scholar. ...
    Hurriyet.  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 00:01:00 +0200.
  • Germany Celebrates 25 Years of Unity
    Germany is celebrating 25 years of reunification Saturday. October 3 is a public holiday, marking the day in 1990 when East Germany and West Germany reunited. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 03 Oct 2015 07:24:50 -0400.
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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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