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  • Bits Blog: Uber Banned Across Germany by Frankfurt Court
    The injunction will stand until the court holds a hearing later this year. Uber said it would continue to operate in Germany despite the threat of criminal charges and fines.
    By Mark Scott.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:47:41 GMT.
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  • Nigeria to report Schalke over Obasi
    Nigeria will report Schalke to Fifa after the Germans refuse to release striker Chinedu Obasi for this month's Nations Cup ties.
    BBC News.  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:40:53 GMT.
  • Uber banned across Germany by court
    A court says the UberPop service must stop transporting passengers in Germany, but the American company refuses to suspend work.
    BBC News.  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:43:00 GMT.
  • Court halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany
    A court has issued an injunction barring ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in the company's fight with taxi drivers.
    Miami Herald.  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:29 EDT.
  • Germany to open memorial to Nazis' disabled victims
    Germany will inaugurate the first national memorial to the estimated 300,000 ill and disabled people systematically murdered by the Nazis on Tuesday, at a ceremony with victims' relatives. ...
    Yahoo.  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:25:05 -0400.
  • Germany to Arm Kurds Battling ISIS
    Chancellor Angela Merkel and top ministers decided Sunday to deliver thousands of machine guns, as well as antitank missiles and armored vehicles to Kurdish forces battling ISIS in northern Iraq.
    By Alison Smale.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:40:26 GMT.
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  • Fatih Akın says he is ready for polemics over his film on 'Armenian genocide'
    Turkish-German director Fatih Akın’s recent film “The Cut” is one of the films competing for the coveted Golden Lion award at the 71st Venice Film Festival
    Hurriyet.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:12:00 +0200.
  • Germany’s New Anti-Euro Party Chides Merkel
    Riding the momentum from a strong showing in a regional election, Germany's new anti-euro party on Monday said it was time for Chancellor Angela Merkel to accept it as a new conservative force in German politics. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:13:22 -0400.
  • Islamist Influx: Several Radicalized Ex-German Soldiers in Iraq
    Germany on Sunday presented the list of weapons it plans to send to the Kurds in northern Iraq. Some of them, though, may end up being used against former German soldiers. ...
    Spiegel Online.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:20:00 +0200.
  • Cold War camera: 1950s Berlin in color (part 1)
    Ten years after the end of WWII, Germany was rebuilding. Cities like Berlin, which had been severely damaged during the war were emerging from the rubble as the 'Wirtschaftswunder' or 'economic miracle' transformed West Germany. ...
    Digital Photography Review.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:00:00 Z.
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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.

For more news and information about Germany, visit this official German government website.  For detailed maps of Germany, visit this Germany map website.


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