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  • Profits at Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler slump by E-5bn

    02/17/2020 10:41:05 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | Jasper Jolly
    Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler's profits slumped by almost two-thirds in 2019 as the legal costs of the "dieselgate" scandal and heavy investments in electric technology took their toll. The German carmaker's net profit fell to €2.7bn (£2.3bn) for 2019, it announced on Tuesday, almost €5bn worse than the previous year's performance. It also slashed its dividend from €3.25 per share to only 90 cents to help preserve cash to plough into electric vehicle technology. Daimler is carrying out swingeing cuts to its global workforce as it tries to save more than €1bn in costs. In November it said it would cut...
  • How Drag Queen Story Hour Expanded Across America

    01/27/2020 1:41:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 27, 2020 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    Drag Queen Story Hours started out as niche events on the West Coast, but these eventsaimed at children as young as age 3have spread to libraries and schools across the United States, dividing local communities. These story hours are just what they sound like, Drag Queen Story Hours official website states: drag queens reading to children. The events are designed to be about 45 minutes long for children aged 3 to 8 years old, intended to capture childrens imagination and help children explore their gender fluidity through glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. Books used during Drag Queen Story...
  • Grave of top Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich opened in Berlin

    12/16/2019 4:48:49 PM PST · by dynachrome · 80 replies
    BBC ^ | 12-16-19 | BBC
    Berlin police are trying to find out who opened the unmarked grave of SS officer Reinhard Heydrich, a top Nazi killed by Czechoslovak agents in 1942. An employee at the Invalids' Cemetery in central Berlin found on Thursday that the grave had been opened. No bones were removed, police say. Heydrich was a key organiser of Nazi Germany's mass murder of European Jews. He chaired the Wannsee Conference in January 1942, where Hitler's genocidal "Final Solution" was planned. Tampering with a grave can be prosecuted under a German law against "grave defilement".
  • Berlin climate protesters brave icy weather and waters

    11/29/2019 8:30:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.29.2019 | Kate Brady
    Even the biting chill of Berlins already wintry fall weather wasnt enough to hold protesters back on Friday as they took to the streets in their thousands to demand more action against climate change. One group of students even plunged into the icy waters of the Spree River, holding up a white box in a symbolic attempt to rescue the governments climate-change package. The latest global climate strike comes just three days ahead of the COP25 Climate Change Conference in Madrid. People were set to march in 2,400 cities across 157 countries. [] Across town on Friday, the Bundesrat ...
  • Berlin to get its first Arabic radio station

    11/25/2019 8:22:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.14.2019 | Chase Winter
    Berlins first Arabic-language radio station will have the potential to reach more than 100,000 Arabic speakers living in the German capital. The MABB media council for Berlin and the surrounding state of Brandenburg announced the approval of Radio Arabica on Thursday. Radio Arabicas programming will cover life in Berlin, culture, news, comedy and sport. It will also play a mix of Arabic folk music, pop and modern music. Hansjrgen Rosenbauer, the head of the MABB media council, praised the expansion of diversity in the radio landscape.
  • Pete Buttigieg slammed on Twitter for 'insensitive' Holocaust memorial photo: 'This guy'

    11/20/2019 7:24:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/20/2019 | Brie Stimson
    South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg is being slammed and also defended after a 2017 Instagram post of him at a Holocaust memorial in Berlin, with the caption This guy, resurfaced Sunday on Twitter. The Democratic presidential candidates husband, Chasten Buttigieg, posted the photo of Buttigieg at what appeared to be the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, in Germanys capital. Users on Twitter called the photo and caption tone-deaf, inappropriate, tasteless and disrespectful. [] Buttigiegs campaign did not immediately respond to Fox News request for comment.
  • Tesla cites Brexit as Germany chosen over UK for European plant

    11/13/2019 12:37:38 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | November 13, 2019 | Julia Kollewe
    The Tesla chief executive, Elon Musk, has said Brexit uncertainty played a role in the firms decision to build its first European factory in Germany rather than the UK. The billionaire entrepreneur revealed that the firms European battery plant would be built on the outskirts of Berlin. Speaking to Auto Express after making the announcement, Musk said: Brexit [uncertainty] made it too risky to put a Gigafactory in the UK. The US electric carmaker also plans to locate a research and development base in the German capital.
  • 30 Years Overdue: Ronald Reagan Statue Unveiled In Berlin

    11/10/2019 6:46:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/10/2019 | Karen Townsend
    Its long overdue. A statue of former President Ronald Reagan was unveiled and dedicated on Friday at the U.S. embassy in Berlin, Germany. The seven-foot statue overlooks the site of the Berlin Wall. In an unforgettable speech for those old enough to remember it, on June 12, 1987, President Reagan stood at the Brandenburg Gate and delivered this demand of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev: Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall. He was calling for Gorbachev to open the Berlin Wall which had separated West and East Berline since 1961. Reagans speechwriter, and current Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson noted...
  • Germany marked the 30th anniversary Saturday of the opening of the Berlin Wall...

    11/09/2019 8:20:34 AM PST · by JayNorth · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/9/2019 | FRANK JORDANS
    BERLIN (AP) Germany marked the 30th anniversary Saturday of the opening of the Berlin Wall, a pivotal moment in the events that brought down Communism in eastern Europe.
  • Berlin gets unwanted Ronald Reagan statue

    11/07/2019 4:56:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.07.2019 | John Silk, Natalia Smolentceva
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will unveil a statue of former US President Ronald Reagan at the US Embassy on Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. [] For over 10 years, the United States has wanted to honor Reagan with a statue in Berlin. However, the administration of the capital had till now rejected numerous applications from US officials and dignitaries. Berliners had mixed reactions to the new statue. One older woman told DW that she was not opposed to a statue of Reagan as the US had been a protecting power over West Germany. But a man...
  • Berlin Didnt Want a Reagan Statuebut Its Getting One Anyway

    11/06/2019 9:07:22 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 44 replies
    Seven-foot replica of former president to be inaugurated at U.S. Embassy, overlooking site of Berlin Wall
  • 19 Berlin Police Injured During Antifa Extremist Attack

    11/07/2019 8:36:06 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/07/2019 | Chris Tomlinson
    Nearly twenty Berlin police were said to have been brutally attacked by far-left Antifa extremists during a demonstration in one of the citys strongholds for leftist extremism. The unidentified Antifa members attacked police in the Friedrichshain area, throwing heavy paving stones at the officers along with bottles and other projectiles, with a total of 19 officers injured during the rioting, Focus reports.
  • The Fable of Edward Snowden

    12/31/2016 5:54:51 PM PST · by Robert DeLong · 58 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 30, 2016 | Edward Jay Epstein
    Of all the lies that Edward Snowden has told since his massive theft of secrets from the National Security Agency and his journey to Russia via Hong Kong in 2013, none is more provocative than the claim that he never intended to engage in espionage, and was only a whistleblower seeking to expose the overreach of NSAs information gathering. With the clock ticking on Mr. Snowdens chance of a pardon, now is a good time to review what we have learned about his real mission.
  • This chant brought down the Berlin Wall. Now the far right has stolen it [CNN Biased headline]

    09/01/2019 10:11:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    Grainy images of 70,000 protesters in Leipzig carrying candles and chanting "Wir sind das Volk" -- "We are the people!" -- were beamed across the world on October 9, 1989. The rally was a turning point in the fall of the Iron Curtain a month later. Khne was one of the demonstrators who, in his words, "longed for a free and united country." Then a 21-year-old locksmith working at the state railway company, he said the uprising in his hometown was "the greatest thing I've ever experienced." Today he is again drawing inspiration from Germany's peaceful revolution -- this time,...
  • Suspect in Berlin killing had links to Russian state security: Der Spiegel

    08/30/2019 5:07:43 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 10 replies
    Reuters by Yahoo. ^ | August 30, 2019
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The suspect detained over the killing last week of a Georgian citizen in Berlin had a passport whose number linked him to Russian security services, German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday. Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, who had previously fought alongside anti-Moscow separatists in the province of Chechnya, was shot twice in the head last Friday as he headed through a central Berlin park to the mosque. If confirmed, the report could add to problems between the European Union and Moscow, which are already at odds over the apparent murder attempt against a Russian defector in Britain last year.
  • 9-year-old girl sues German boys choir over gender bias

    08/15/2019 8:41:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 15, 2019 | Kirsten Grieshaber
    A 9-year-old girl is suing a centuries-old Berlin boys choir, arguing that her bid to join was only rejected because of her gender, in a case that has sparked debate over equal rights versus artistic freedom. The State and Cathedral Choir is one of the most renowned boys choirs in Germany, founded in 1465 by Fredrick II of Brandenburg. Over its 554 years, it has never admitted any girls. The girl, whose identity was not revealed to protect her privacy, auditioned with the choir in March and was rejected, according to the Berlin administrative court that is to rule on...
  • White House Confirms Global Campaign to Protect Homosexual Acts

    08/01/2019 9:06:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 87 replies
    Center for Family and Human Rights ^ | August 1, 2019 | Stefano Gennarini, J.D.
    NEW YORK, August 2 (C-Fam) The White House confirmed the launch of a global U.S. campaign to promote acceptance of homosexual acts last week after several months of confusion and misinformation surrounding the administrations position on LGBT issues. The Trump Administration has launched a global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality and invites all nations to join us! read a tweet from the White House last week. The tweet was a message of support for the LGBT advocacy of openly gay Richard Grenell, the U.S. Ambassador to Germany. The tweet confirmed conservative concerns about the Trump administrations position on LGBT issues. Last...
  • Germany's anti-Semitism debate raises its head at pro-Palestinian march in Berlin

    06/02/2019 1:29:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.01.2019 | Chase Winter
    Hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters snaked through the streets of the German capital on Saturday shouting anti-Israel slogans against the backdrop of rising concerns about anti-Semitism in the country. Of the 2,000 banner and flag-waving protesters in the al-Quds march some chanted Child murderer Israel and Zionism is racism, while others in the same protest expressed support for Palestinians with signs reading Free Gaza and Palestine will be reborn! At the same time, demonstrators sought to dispel accusations they were anti-Jewish by shouting, Anti-Semitism is a disgrace. The annual al-Quds Day march, or Jerusalem Day in Arabic, came as German officials,...
  • 'Candy Bomber' returns to the German capital 70 years after the crisis (TR)

    05/12/2019 5:53:47 AM PDT · by DFG · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/12/2019 | Andrew Court
    A former U.S. Air Force pilot famous for dropping candy to starving children during the Berlin Airlift of 1948 and 1949 has returned to the German capital as a guest of honor 70 years after the end of the crisis. Gail Halvorsen, 98, received a hero's welcome as he donned his military uniform, signed autographs, and posed for photos with city residents on Saturday. Halvorsen became known as the 'Candy Bomber' after inventing the idea to airdrop small bags of sweets to children in West Berlin, who were going hungry after the Soviet Union blocked railway, road and canal access...
  • Henry Kissinger Looks Back on the Cold War.

    04/20/2019 10:47:11 PM PDT · by Rabin · 11 replies
    Council on Foreign Relations ^ | Nov 6, 2014 | CFR President Richard N. Haass
    This meeting is part of the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall... Kissinger (now 94) reflects on the events, personalities, and thinking that characterized the United States and Soviet Union's leadership.