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  • Hailing peace process, Kurdish politician returns home from self-exile
    In show of support for the government-led peace process, leading Kurdish politician Yaşar Kaya arrived in Ankara after living in Germany for more than two decades
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:49:00 +0200.
  • Cologne eviction 'hits tenants rights'
    A man is evicted after a battle to keep his flat, turning him into a figurehead for German tenants' rights.
    BBC News.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:51:25 GMT.
  • Nokia halts Lumia 2520 tablet sales after a shocking discovery
    Nokia announced on Thursday that it would be halting sales of the Lumia 2520 tablet in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia, Switzerland and the UK after discovering safety concerns related to the AC-300 travel charger. ...
    Yahoo.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:25:49 -0400.
  • German media boss criticises Google
    In an open letter to Google's Eric Schmidt the boss of German publishing firm Axel Springer says it is afraid of the search giant.
    BBC News.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:20:24 GMT.
  • Taxi app Uber faces ban in Berlin
    Ride-hailing app Uber could face a ban in the German capital after the head of the Berlin Taxi Association convinced a local court that the company's service breaks the law.
    Miami Herald.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:27 EDT.
  • Apple Reacts To Android And Brings The Cheaper iPhone 5C 8GB To New European Territories
    Following availability in the UK, France, Germany, Australia, and China, Apple has released the iPhone 5C 8GB model in the Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Poland, Switzerland, Austria, and the Czech Republic. ...
    By Ewan Spence.  Forbes.  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:21:00 GMT.
  • Germany Rejects Petition To Remove Tanks From Soviet War Monument
    The German government has rejected a petition to remove two tanks from a Soviet World War II memorial in central Berlin in protest at Russia's actions in Ukraine.
    Radio Liberty.  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:46:45 +0000.
  • Africa: Smart Solar Energy for Africa
    [Deutsche Welle]The Berlin-based Mobisol company is bringing power to places where there has been none. By combining mobile phone technology and solar power generators, the company aims to electrify African homes.
    All Africa.  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:10:16 GMT.
  • If Germany changes, Europe changes
    Over the next few weeks, European Voice will look at the situation in each of the 28 member states ahead of the European Parliament elections. This week: Germany, Latvia, Malta and the Netherlands. ...
    European Voice.  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:20:00 GMT.
  • The new Mercedes-AMG GT
    AFFALTERBACH, Germany, April 15, 2014 -- A new AMG high-performance automobile is all set for its world premiere in the fall of 2014. ...
    PR Newswire.  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:29:00 EDT.
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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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