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  1. Germany to pay compensation to Soviet WW2 prisonersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2015 | Reuters

    The German government plans to pay a total of 10 million euros in compensation to an estimated 4,000 surviving World War Two Soviet prisoners for their suffering at the hands of Nazi Germany, coalition sources said on Wednesday. Europe marked the 70th anniversary of the end of the war earlier this month, and the event threw a spotlight on some of the more rarely discussed aspects of the conflict, such as the fate of many millions of prisoners of war.


  2. Czech press survey - May 19Read the original story

    May 19, 2015 | Czech Happenings

    True, the second pillar, within which people could send a part of the compulsory pension insurance to private pension funds, was a failure from the very beginning. It attracted only 83,000 people, Korecky writes.


  3. Merkel backs coalition partner after riftRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2015 |

    Conservative German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she had a good working relationship with her Social Democrat deputy after he homed in on her role in a row over the activities of the BND spy agency, which has put strains on their right-left coalition. The expression of support for SPD leader Sigmar Gabriel came after a senior member of Merkel's party talked openly for the first time of the potential breakup of the coalition due to the scandal, which has dented the chancellor's popularity.


  4. Portugal's economy post-bailoutRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2015 | Deutsche Welle

    Four years ago, the Portuguese economy was bailed out with EU funds. Last year, it officially exited the program.


  5. Schulz, native son of Aachen, gets Charlemagne PrizeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2015 |

    ... to people's lives and readily understandable," he said. Schulz, who joined the SDP, the Social Democratic Party of Germany at the age of 19, was elected in 1987 as mayor of WA1 4rselen, when he was 31, becoming the youngest mayor in Northern ...


  6. EU's Martin Schulz receives Charlemagne PrizeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2014 | Deutsche Welle

    The annual Charlemagne Prize is being awarded to Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament. The prize recognizes contributions toward European unification.


  7. Czech press survey - May 13Read the original story

    May 13, 2015 | Czech Happenings

    He recalls that the government approved Zeman s visit only after a long hesitation when he said he would not participate in a military parade in Moscow. However, everything worked out as many had anticipated.


  8. G7 energy ministers optimistic about UN climate treatyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2015 |

    At the start of this week, Economic Affairs Minister Gabriel negotiated with his counterparts from other G7 states over securing a long-term sustainable energy supply. [BMWi/ Maurice Weiss] Prospects for achieving a global climate deal by the end of this year are good, according to Germany's Economic Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel who said he had never seen so much agreement among the G7 states.


  9. Soviet Union Lifts Blockade of BerlinRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2015 | The Free Dictionary

    The Berlin blockade was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War . During the multinational occupation of postWorld War II Germany , the Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies ' railway, road, and canal access to the sectors of Berlin under Allied control.


  10. German Foreign Minister Steinmeier to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Hebrew University of JerusalemRead the original story

    May 11, 2015 | PressReleasePoint

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem will confer an honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree upon Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the Federal Republic of Germany's Minister for Foreign Affairs, at the university's annual Convocation ceremony on May 31. The award will be conferred in recognition of Dr. Steinmeier's devotion to his country and his adherence to the principles of ethical behavior during his longstanding service in government; in appreciation of his advancement of close ties between Germany and Israel and his unwavering friendship and support for the State of Israel; and in admiration of his constant and vociferous condemnation of all acts and forms of antisemitism, and his diplomatic efforts towards the Middle East Peace Process.


  11. Israel and Germany sign deal for ships to guard gas rigsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2015 | The Times of Israel

    Israel agreed Monday to purchase four warships from Germany to protect its offshore natural-gas drilling platforms, in a a 430 million deal. The deal was signed by Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon and German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, who is in Israel to mark 50 years of diplomatic relations between the countries.


  12. German Firestorm Rises about Angela Merkel's LiesRead the original story

    May 11, 2015 | Dissident Voice

    Starting on Friday May 8, some German news media have been reporting on the release of previously secret emails from the office of the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. These emails make clear that when her underlings have said, ever since 2013, that the U.S. has promised to stop tapping the phones and other communications of Germans and even of the German Chancellor herself, no such promise had actually been received from anyone in the U.S. Administration of President Barack Obama.


  13. Bremen mayor Jens Bohrnsen declines returning to chief minister's postRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2015 | Deutsche Welle

    Jens BA hrnsen, the mayor of Bremen, has announced that he won't be returning to his job as the chief minister. His party, the Social Democrats, suffered severe losses in local elections on Sunday.


  14. Leonid Bershidsky:Read the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2015 | Jewish World Review

    "Treason," reads the latest cover of Germany's influential weekly Der Spiegel. Yet, though the latest political scandal involving the U.S. National Security Agency's European spying operations is serious enough to threaten the career of German Interior Minister Thomas De Maiziere and undermine the authority of Chancellor Angela Merkel, it's not really about a betrayal of German interests but about the lasting legacy of the Cold War and outsized U.S. power in the Western world.


  15. Most staff at Government Agency for Social Inclusion on strikeRead the original story

    May 10, 2015 | Radio Prague

    The majority of employees at the Government Agency for Social Inclusion began a strike on Monday morning. They staff are demanding independence for the state body, which falls under the minister of human rights, JiA A Dienstbier, and have called for talks with Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka.


  16. Company making plastic car parts to build factory in northeast BohemiaRead the original story

    May 10, 2015 | Radio Prague

    The Portuguese company Simoldes Plasticos, which produces plastic parts for cars, is to open a new factory at Rychnov nad KnA>A3 4nou in northeast Bohemia, the newspaper E15 reported on Monday. The firm is planning to invest CZK 800 million in the factory, which will employ around 300 people.


  17. Overnight News DigestRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2015 | Daily Kos

    The first migrant rescue operation carried out in the Mediterranean by the Royal Navy's flagship is likely to be the "tip of the iceberg", as tens of thousands of refugees try to reach Europe from Libya. Among the 110 asylum seekers rescued from a sinking dinghy by HMS Bulwark on Thursday were around 30 women, one of whom was at least seven months pregnant.


  18. Why Occupy?Read the original story

    May 8, 2015 | Counterpunch

    There is a tendency for democratic self-governing institutions to become oligarchies, specifically because elite interests within these institutions are prioritized over the needs of their members. According to researchers, such as Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page, and conservative theorists, such as Robert Michels, democratic institutions primarily serve elite interests.


  19. Germany bolsters staffing to handle asylum seeker surge.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2015 | The Peninsula

    Germany plans to nearly double the workforce in its refugee office, adding up to 2,000 jobs, a minister said Friday, as soaring numbers of people seek asylum in Europe's top economy. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere announced the planned boost in staffing levels at the federal office for migration and refugees after a high-level meeting on refugee policy at the chancellery.


  20. Merkel's approval ratings drop steeply in wake of spying scandalRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2015 | The Star Online

    Chancellor Angela Merkel's popularity has dropped abruptly in the wake of an unfolding spying scandal and she has slipped from the top spot among Germany's leading politicians, ARD television network said on Friday. Merkel, under fire over reports the BND intelligence agency helped the U.S. National Security Agency spy on European targets with her office's blessings, saw her approval rating fall five points to 70 percent in the Infratest Dimap poll.