- Richard von Weizsäcker, 94, Germany’s First President After Reunification, Is Dead
Mr. Weizsäcker became West Germany’s head of state in 1984 and served through the merger of East Germany into the Federal Republic of Germany before stepping down in 1994.
By Wolfgang Saxon. International Herald Tribune. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:13:22 GMT.
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- BMW, Bosch join Deutsche Bahn in airline cartel damages claim
German carmaker BMW and car supplier Bosch [ROBG.UL] said on Saturday they would join Deutsche Bahn [DBN.UL] in two claims for about 2.1 billion euros ($2.4 billion) in damages from air freight carriers who were involved in a cartel. ...
Yahoo. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:10:01 GMT.
- Merkel rules out Greek debt relief
German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects any cancellation of Greece's debt, saying banks and creditors have already made substantial cuts.
BBC News. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:05:39 GMT.
- Armenian leader watches premier of Turkish-German Akın's 'The Cut' amid debates
Armenian leader Sargsyan attends the Moscow premier of Turkish-German director Akın's 'The Cut' amid fresh exchange of words on 1915 events
Hurriyet. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:54:00 +0200.
- German ex-President Weizsaecker dies
German former President Richard von Weizsaecker, whose two terms in office spanned reunification, dies at the age of 94.
BBC News. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:00:24 GMT.
- Von Weizsaecker, German President Who Challenged Holocaust Attitudes, Dies at 94
Richard von Weizsaecker, the German president who challenged German attitudes about the Holocaust by arguing that the country had been liberated by the 1945 Nazi defeat, died Saturday, the current president's office said. He was 94. ...
Voice of America. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:16:44 -0500.
- Merkel Says There Should Be No Debt Reduction For Greece
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said there should be no debt relief for Athens, a day after Greece's new finance minister announced he would no longer cooperate with auditors from the so-called troika of creditors.
Radio Liberty. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:55:04 +0000.
- Kerry, Lavrov to Hold Talks on Ukraine
Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Ukraine and Germany next week for talks on issues including the heightened tensions over what the U.S. and its Western allies say is Russian aggression in Ukraine. ...
Voice of America. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:29:00 -0500.
- DealBook: German and British Regulators Examining Deutsche Bank’s Controls and Reporting
A year after the New York Fed raised questions, the inquiries are the latest to examine reporting procedures at one of Europe’s largest lenders.
By Chad Bray and Jack Ewing. International Herald Tribune. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:06:32 GMT.
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- Merkel's Unintended Creation: Could Tsipras' Win Upset Balance of Power in Europe?
Greek election victor Alexis Tsipras wants an entirely different Europe from the one envisioned by Angela Merkel. His success is likely to stoke anger over Germany's EU dominance. ...
Spiegel Online. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:31:00 +0100.
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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