October 17, 2018

Italy in the maelstrom of the euro

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By Isidoros Karderinis Italy joined the eurozone in 1999, with Prime Minister Massimo d’Alema of the “Democratic Left” party. This fateful participation, which entailed the complete loss of independent monetary policy, is undoubtedly the main cause of the disappointing performance of the Italian economy. The country’s GDP currently stands at EUR 1.75 trillion euro and […]

Destinations of the week

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The 13 best places to visit in October for every type of traveler By Mark Abadi Sfrom Business Insider To find the best places to visit in October 2018, Business Insider looked at climate data, cultural calendars, and peak travel times. October is shoulder season for many top tourism destinations, and savvy travelers are already […]

Destinations of the week

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13 of the World’s Most Bizarre Tourist Destinations By Kristine Solomon From Readers Digest From abandoned ghost towns and macabre museums to extraordinary manmade wonders, here are the weirdest places on Earth you’ve never heard of. The Village of Dolls in Japan doll town japan Roberto Maxwel/lshutterstock What’s the only thing that could make an […]

Arrest warrant leak fuels suspicions of far-right link to German police

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From WN The leak of an arrest warrant to far-right groups has heightened widespread suspicions of links between German police and xenophobic demonstrators, The Guardian reports. Authorities have confirmed reports of the leak after the arrest warrant – containing the full name of the main suspect in the murder of a 35-year-old man, which triggered […]

Germany returns 27 sets of colonial-era remains to Namibia

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By PRESS ASSOCIATION From This Is Money UK A Namibian delegation has been handed the remains of 27 countrymen whose bones were taken by German colonial forces more than a century ago for pseudo-scientific racial experiments. At a church ceremony in Berlin, two skulls in glass boxes along with a coffin covered with a Namibian […]

US deports Nazi Labor Camp Guard to Germany

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From WN The United States deported a 95-year-old former Nazi labor camp guard back to Germany on Tuesday after more than a decade of diplomatic fights over his status, according to The Guardian. Jakiw Palij, who lived in Queens, New York City, arrived at Dusseldorf airport on Tuesday morning after his deportation was ordered in 2004 […]

Nothing beats the original Oktoberfest

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By Sarah Emler, contributor, Reuters Community From Reuters Little spin-off Oktoberfests have popped up across countries. However, there is nothing quite like the original. “It’s tapped!” are the words of Munich’s mayor, just before handing over the first mug of beer to the Minister-President of the State of Bavaria at the opening of Oktoberfest. The […]

German teachers, students struggle with rising number of anti-Semitic incidents

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From WN German schools have been told to take action on anti-Semitic hate crimes and bullying following several incidents involving Jewish students in the capital Berlin, Britain’s Daily Mail reports. Earlier this year, a teenage boy at an international school in Berlin was subjected to months of bullying for being Jewish, while a Jewish girl […]

UK: Ryanair strike widens as German, Dutch pilots join Friday stoppage

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By Victoria Bryan and Patricia Weiss REUTERS From This Is Money UK BERLIN/FRANKFURT, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Ryanair will cancel about one in six of its flights on Friday after pilots based in Germany voted to join 24-hour stoppages set to hit Europe’s biggest airline in Ireland, Sweden and Belgium at the height of the […]

German couple jailed for selling son to paedophiles on dark net

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From BBC A woman who sold her son to paedophiles on the dark net has been jailed for 12 years and six months by a court in southern Germany. The Freiburg court also jailed her partner, the boy’s stepfather, for 12 years. The boy was nine when the trial began in June. The German nationals, […]