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  • Facebook Moves to Head Off Tougher Regulation in Germany
    Facebook is stepping up efforts to head off tougher regulation by Germany, a fierce critic of the social media network operator, with top managers visiting Germany and saying they would do more to combat fake news and hate speech
    Hurriyet.  Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:41:00 +0200.
  • Bayer-Monsanto to invest $8 bln in US
    German chemicals giant Bayer will invest about $8 billion in the United States in agriculture research in conjunction with Monsanto, which it is purchasing, the companies said on Tuesday. ...
    Yahoo.  Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:05:11 -0500.
  • A New IPM with CIB Topology – for the Deepest Level of Integration
    UNTERHACHING, Germany - Vincotech, a supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, today announced the launch of a new, deeply integrated Intelligent Power Module for 1200 V applications.
    Business Wire.  Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:00:00 UTC.
  • Trump was 'trying to compliment' Merkel
    Donald Trump's comments about Germany's Angela Merkel were misinterpreted, one of his advisers says.
    BBC News.  Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:59:14 GMT.
  • German Court Rejects Effort to Ban Neo-Nazi Party
    Germany’s highest court said that the far-right National Democratic Party did not pose sufficient danger to democracy even though its principles violate the Constitution.
    Melissa Eddy.  New York Times.  Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:55:57 GMT.
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  • German top court blocks ban on far right NPD
    The German constitutional court says the NPD is not a significant enough threat to democracy.
    BBC News.  Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:19:12 GMT.
  • European Parliament To Elect New President
    EU lawmakers are set to vote for the next president of the European Parliament, seeking a successor to Martin Schulz, who is leaving Brussels for a return to German politics.
    Radio Liberty.  Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:21:48 +0000.
  • Hans Berliner, Master Chess Player and Programmer, Dies at 87
    The ex-computer science professor, a correspondence chess champion, won what has been called one of the greatest games ever. It lasted three years.
    Dylan Loeb Mcclain.  New York Times.  Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:51:58 GMT.
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  • Merkel refutes Trump's criticism towards her refugee policy
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday refuted U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's criticism towards her refugee policy.
    Xinhua.  2017-01-17.
  • emoji company GmbH Announces Agreement with Sony Pictures Animation on The Emoji Movie
    HAMBURG, Germany, January 17, 2017 -- emoji company GmbH and Sony Pictures Animation (SPA) today announced that they have entered into a licensing agreement with regard to emoji company's registered emojiĀ® trademark. ...
    PR Newswire.  Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:01:00 EST.
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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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