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  • Bits Blog: Amazon Web Services to Open German Center
    Amazon says it is opening the center to answer customer demand for cloud computing services, but it is also doing it to comply with German laws around privacy.
    By Quentin Hardy.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:06:11 GMT.
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  • Bayern players visit youth refugee centre
    Berlin (AFP) - Bayern Munich players have paid a visit to a refugee centre in their southern German city, the club said Thursday, as the country faces a large influx of asylum seekers.
    Yahoo.  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:53:22 -0400.
  • Saint-Gobain: Sales for the First Nine Months of 2014
    PARIS, October 23, 2014 -- Organic growth at 2.7%; stable in the third quarter  Volumes up +1.7% over the first nine months of the year but slipping -0.5% in Q3, hit by construction markets in France and Germany. ...
    PR Newswire.  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:41:00 EDT.
  • Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Germany’s History Lesson for Britain
    The story of a sculpture contains a message about how a country must come to terms with its past.
    By Kenan Malik.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:34:57 GMT.
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  • Panono announces pricing and availability for rolling ball camera
    German startup Panono has announced availability and pricing for its ball-shaped Panono Camera. The device shoots spherical panorama images and will cost $549/€549 when it ships worldwide in the spring of 2015. ...
    Digital Photography Review.  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:20:00 Z.
  • Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel
    Vice President Joe Biden met with German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel today at the White House to discuss bilateral relations and common challenges such as ISIL, Ebola, and Russia’s continued efforts to destabilize eastern Ukraine. ...
    The White House.  The White House.  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:46:00 +0000.
  • U-boat found with ship it sank
    The wrecks of a German U-boat and a merchant vessel it sank in the Battle of the Atlantic are found 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina.
    BBC News.  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:44:55 GMT.
  • VIDEO: Turkish, German football fans square off in Taksim
    A fight broke out between fans of Galatasaray and Germany’s Borussia Dortmund in Istanbul’s Taksim
    Hurriyet.  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:44:00 +0200.
  • Kerry To Meet Merkel In Berlin
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is due to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on October 22, in a visit to mark next month's 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
    Radio Liberty.  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:46:14 +0000.
  • VIDEO: Remembering first WWII air raid
    Seventy five years after the first German air raid on the UK during World War Two, one of the last survivors recalls the attack.
    BBC News.  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:11:51 GMT.
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