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Silvia Neid: 'A female coach wouldn't be accepted in the Bundesliga'

Friday 15:27 GMT

Former Germany international and women's team coach Silvia Neid doesn't believe a female coach would be accepted in the men's Bundesliga.

Neid, 54, won all there is to win in a glittering 36-year career in women's senior football, as a player for SC Klinge Seckach (1980-83), SSG Bergisch Gladbach (1983-85) and TSV Siegen (1985-96), as assistant coach of the national team (1996-2005) and as German head coach (2005-16).

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Berlin and Beyond: #MeToo, German style

Saturday 09:00 GMT

From the outset, the German response to the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault was noted for its quiet.

Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Living, as I do, with my three youngest girls, I hear the words "me too" a lot. Though at the moment, their chanting of the refrain is usually in response to questions about who might like an ice cream or jelly sweet, I wonder how long it will be before time before they're using it in the context of men, the search to understand how the sexes interact and the tangled mess that is gender imbalance.

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Source: DW

VW planning on nationwide diesel cull through trade-ins

Friday 08:05 GMT

Far, the major German car manufacturers have provided scant information on what part in the deal they will play, particularly in the area of hardware retrofits.

Earlier this month, Germany's coalition government announced details of a diesel deal it had struck, aimed at dealing with the country's air pollution problems while also avoiding diesel bans or wholesale retrofits. The deal unveiled was based on a combination of trade-in incentive schemes and still unspecified retrofit options for older diesels.

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Norway apologizes to war-time 'German girls'

Friday 08:05 GMT

Norway has apologized to women and their descendants ostracized after World War Two for coupling or having children with occupying German soldiers.

Solberg said the estimated 50,000 women labelled "German girls," who had or were suspected of having intimate wartime relations with Nazi troops, ended up marked "for the rest of their lives."

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Source: Common Domain

Germany’s Second City Hits New High in Modern Luxury Living

Thursday 16:23 GMT

In traditional Hamburg, the most English of German cities, prices are rapidly rising for villas and luxury high-rises

Tradition rules in Hamburg, Germany’s second-largest city and leading port, where the same tree-lined residential neighborhoods have been home to local grandees for well over a century. But now, a red-hot real-estate market is sending home prices in the city’s staid villa enclaves into the stratosphere and bringing areas once considered undesirable into the luxury fold.

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Source: BBC

I speak English in the morning and German in the afternoon

Thursday 11:45 GMT

"There is no algorithm that would follow that a specific injury will invariably result in the loss of German nouns or English grammar, but we do lose those bits." He says the skills learned in childhood are those most likely to be retained - the ability to say "yes" or "no" or even to repeat a nursery rhyme.

"It was a rule we had in my house - that when we speak to my family it's always in German, just to keep the language fresh in our heads. "I couldn't get my head around the fact that in the hospital they were speaking English.

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Source: The Guradian

UK government backs creation of Antarctic wildlife reserve

Thursday 11:45 GMT

The UK government has thrown its weight behind the creation of the world’s biggest environmental sanctuary, covering a huge swathe of the Antarctic ocean.

If the Antarctic ocean commission fails to live up to its name and kicks ambitious sanctuary proposals to touch, it risks becoming little more than a fisheries management organisation and failing in its mandate to conserve the Antarctic Ocean for generations to come.”

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Source: DW

Lufthansa cancelled 18,000 flights up to August this year

Thursday 13:35 GMT

Passengers affected won’t be surprised, but the announcement by Lufthansa that the airline group was forced to cancel 18,000 flights up to the end of August shows the headwinds the aviation industry has faced this year.

That amounts to around 2 percent of its total flights for the year up until that point and significantly more than were cancelled in the whole of 2017. Harry Hohmeister told the Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper that the volume of cancellations was the equivalent of a two-week shutdown of all Lufthansa operations at its main hub in Frankfurt.

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Source: DW

Cum-ex tax scandal cost European treasuries €55 billion

Friday 08:05 GMT

Most people will stare blankly when they hear of the "cum-ex" scandal, but the latest reports are that this tax evasion scandal is a continental-wide one, robbing taxpayers of at least €55 billion of state money. The scale of the financial damage caused by the so-called "cum-ex" tax scandal is much higher than previously thought, according to information provided to Reuters, ARD, Die Zeit and several other news organizations.

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Source: CTV

Behind the scenes of Canada's peacekeeping mission in Mali

Saturday 02:26 GMT

“It’s a country the size of Ontario and it’s a poor country, so it doesn’t have incredible resources of its own in order to secure its own borders,” said Rear-Admiral Brian Santarpia, the chief of staff of operations for the Canadian Forces peacekeeping mission in Mali.

Earlier this year, the Canadian government announced that it would be deploying 20 civilian police officers, eight helicopters and approximately 250 military personnel to support the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in the war-torn West African country.

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Record-low support for Angela Merkel's government

Friday 23:42 GMT

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Social Democrats (SPD) were each down a point from last week, bringing support for the government down to 39 percent.

One party that is doing well off of dwindling support for the "grand coalition" of the CDU and the SPD is the Green party. The Greens saw their highest result since September 2011, with 19 percent of Germans saying they would vote for them.

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Source: DW

Bundesliga players on international duty

Thursday 12:41 GMT

Perfect Paco, miserable Munich, bizarre Bayer: there were mixed fortunes for Bundesliga players on international duty this week.

For good or for worse, Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng, Joshua Kimmich and Thomas Müller still form the spine of both Joachim Löw's national team and Niko Kovac's Bayern side - but the international break offered previous little respite for Bayern's beleaguered players.

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Source: DW

German intelligence foiled 2016 Islamic State terror attack

Friday 01:31 GMT

He claimed to have become embroiled in the attack plan accidentally and to have tried to get out of the situation once he knew about the attack plan.

A man, Oguz G.,  and woman, Marcia M., who traveled to Syrian in autumn 2015 to join IS were to have played a central role in the attack. From IS' then-de facto capital of Raqqa, Marcia M. — who was herself a convert to Islam — tried to recruit women in northern Germany to marry IS members so that they could be granted permission to enter Germany.

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Source: DW

Bangtan Boys: the K-Pop group more tweet-worthy than Donald Trump

Thursday 10:52 GMT

Now performing in Berlin, the South Korean Bangtan Boys, or BTS, with Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook, not only top worldwide album charts, but also social media trends.

Just a few days before the election campaign wrapped up, a screenshot of Donald Trump's Twitter account from 2016 surfaced online that read: "Just listened to Fire by Bangtan Boys. Not even the 2016 US presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton escaped the influence of K-pop fans.

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Source: DW

Brexit: Jewish families in UK who fled Nazis seek German passports

Saturday 03:21 GMT

Individuals who were persecuted by the Nazis and their descendants made up the majority of those applying, a report on Friday said.

Under the article, former German citizens who were deprived of citizenship on "political, racial, or religious grounds" — and their descendants — are entitled to have citizenship restored. Of the 3,731 applications since 2016, 3,408 referred to the German Constitution's Article 116.


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