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Source: Common Domain

German Camera Maker Leica Ventures Into Luxury Watches

Thursday 12:42 GMT

Leica Camera, a German brand used by famed photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank and Alfred Eisenstaedt, has broken into the luxury watchmaking business.

As it’s a small-scale camera maker, Leica will focus on the quality of its luxury watches rather than quantity, Kaufmann says. Special, limited editions of Leica L2 with an 18-carat rose gold case are expected to sell for US$32,900.

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Source: DW

German drug czar slams tobacco advertising, demands billboard ban

Friday 08:06 GMT

"The prevention of tobacco consumption and protection of people's health has come to a standstill," Green drug policy spokeswoman Kirsten Kappert-Gonther told DW. "Outdoor advertising particularly affects young people, and the increasing consumption of e-cigarettes among youths shows that advertising for them undermines all attempts at prevention.". Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. The issue has thus created an unusual alliance between the left and some conservatives, with Mortler's report also warning about the still largely unresearched health effects of vaping and other nontraditional forms of nicotine consumption.

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Source: DW

Car rental company under fire after ad jokes about hitting cyclists

Saturday 14:30 GMT

As one of the world's biggest car rental companies, you might think Sixt has no major need for such advertising gimmicks.

A cyclist advocacy group from the Berlin district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf commented underneath the initial tweet: "This advertisement is a mockery and shows a pure lack of taste for cyclists who have been killed or severely injured by drivers." One user drew attention to an incident which the police in the western German city of Bonn highlighted back in June this year, when the driver of a white Sixt van hit a child cyclist with their car door before fleeing the scene.

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Source: DW

Opinion: Who do Bayern Munich think they are?

Saturday 14:30 GMT

Admittedly, some of the tabloid coverage of Bayern Munich — and the German national team, whose under-fire coach Joachim Löw was also afforded protection by the Bayern bosses — is indeed sensationalist.

"I don't know whether what you write is good or bad," a relaxed Niko Kovac told journalists ahead of  Bayern Munich's trip to Wolfsburg on Saturday.

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Source: BBC

How U2's tech changes concerts forever

Friday 08:06 GMT

All of U2's stages are designed by London firm Stufish Entertainment Architects, whose clients include Madonna, Lady Gaga, Take That and Beyonce.

U2 bassist Adam Clayton is giving me a tour of "the barricage", a 29-metre long, double-sided LCD screen that the band climb inside of every night of their Experience and Innocence tour. The walkway spans the entire length of Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome, linking the main stage and a smaller, circular platform at the far end of the arena.

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Source: Global News

Guelph, Ont. man pleads guilty to ‘brutal murder’ of his wife

Saturday 13:35 GMT

Details of the brutal murder of Seble “Mimi” Dietrich at the hands of her husband Stephan Dietrich were presented to the Superior Court of Justice Thursday after the defendant pleaded guilty to second degree murder.

The court heard that Stephan Dietrich beat his wife Seble to death with a shovel in the family’s garden shed following an argument over a cell phone bill. Autopsy photos showed evidence of blunt force trauma to Seble’s skull and it was those injuries that caused her death.

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Source: DW

'The Saudis will find a scapegoat' for Khashoggi, says exiled Prince Khalid

Thursday 16:23 GMT

In an interview with DW, Prince Khalid bin Farhan al-Saud accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of being behind the alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Khalid bin Farhan: I can say that Khashoggi had ties with the royal family and that he objected to being labeled as an opposition figure.

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Source: DW

Asterix translator Anthea Bell dies at 82

Friday 08:06 GMT

Award-winning translator Anthea Bell, who was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2010 and awarded Germany's Order of Merit in 2015 for her services to literature, has died on Wednesday at the age of 82, her son, Times columnist Oliver Kamm wrote on Twitter:. Bell is perhaps best known for her adaptations of the French Asterix comics, in collaboration with her late co-translator Derek Hockridge.

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Source: CTV

Canada's cannabis industry eyes rest of the world

Friday 08:05 GMT

"It's a special moment, not just for Canada, but for the world because my strong conviction is that the rest of the world will follow suit," said Battley, chief corporate officer at Aurora Cannabis. "We're not known as wild and crazy.

A sign of what a leader Canada has become in the global pot industry, and of the reverberations its decision to legalize could have internationally.

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Source: DW

Wooing Tesla: Eastern Germans vie for Elon Musk's attention

Saturday 10:50 GMT

Vague as this tweet may have been, people living in eastern Germany's Lusatia region spanning the states of Brandenburg and Saxony have been electrified by Musk's message and have since been pinning high hopes on winning Tesla's attention.

In a recent tweet, the chief executive of iconic American electric carmaker Tesla, Elon Musk, indicated he might consider Germany as the location for another of his planned "GigaFactory" battery production plants.

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Source: Common Domain

The Berlin Market is Booming but Still has Plenty of Room to Grow

Saturday 10:50 GMT

Thirty years after the reunification of the once divided city, the German capital’s real estate market is experiencing rapid growth: Home prices went up almost 15% from March 2017 to March 2018, according to Knight Frank’s 2018 Berlin Insight report, while average rents increased 11%.

A 2018 Berlin housing market report from Berlin Hyp and CBRE released in January 2018 noted that the city still has lower average household purchasing power and rent prices than other large German cities.

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Source: Washington Post

Europe’s privacy laws are now so tough, they are taking names off doorbells in Vienna.

Saturday 10:49 GMT

They are acting following a complaint by a single tenant, but no court has so far ruled on whether names on doorbells are indeed a violation of Europe’s tough new privacy laws.

Across the Austrian capital, last names are being replaced with numbers to conform with a new far-reaching European privacy law that took effect earlier this year. You approached the building, checked for the correct name from the list at the door and then rang the doorbell.

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Source: DW

German Chambers of Commerce confident about Indonesian economy

Friday 15:27 GMT

DW spoke with the head of the German Chambers of Commerce in Indonesia, Jan Rönnfeld, about the country's economic situation.

In the run up to the conference, DW spoke to the CEO of the German Chambers of Commerce (AHK) in Indonesia, Jan Rönnfeld. Half of the attendees will hail from the region, and Indonesia itself, which ranks among the 20 largest economies in the world.

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Source: Reuters

Special Report: Why Poland fell out of step with Europe

Friday 08:05 GMT

Pawlik is a citizen of the European Union, but the 24-year-old’s commitment to defend her nation reflects a mounting unease throughout Poland and elsewhere in the EU.

When Pawlik was doing her training, she says, she learned how to fire weapons and was surprised to find she was no weaker th

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Source: DW

'The Perfect Jump' - 50 years on

Friday 08:05 GMT

It was perhaps a relief for Beamon who, just two years after his record jump, described the burden that lay upon his shoulders: "It's as if I can't breathe anymore," said the man who was once a tailor's apprentice. "The record is wearing me out."

"I landed towards the edge of the pit and was disappointed at first because my behind brushed the sand," recalled Beamon years later. An elegant approach and a powerful leap catapulted Beamon head-height with the watching umpire before a shaky landing on his legs.


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