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News Germany: Germany’s Coffers Are Overflowing, But No One Is Talking About Tax Cuts

News channel or source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/germanys-coffers-are-overflowing-but-no-one-is-talking-about-tax-cuts-1518868801
Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

The German government never had so much money or so many ideas about how to spend it. The one thing that isn’t being discussed is giving it back to taxpayers. Tax cuts—a fixture of the political debate in the U.S., where the government hasn’t ...

News Germany: Pyeongchang medal count: Norway keeps lead over Germany, Netherlands

News channel or source: https://www.upi.com/Sports_News/2018/02/16/Pyeongchang-medal-count-Norway-keeps-lead-over-Germany-Netherlands/5451518446099/
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

Feb. 16 (UPI) --Norway has earned an Olympics-leading 19 medals after seven days of competition in the 2018 Winter Games. Germany is in second place with 15 medals in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada and the Netherlands have 13 medals. The United States ...

News Germany: Germany's Pairs Figure Skaters Took the Longest and Weirdest Road to Olympic Gold

News channel or source: https://www.gq.com/story/german-figure-skating-olympics
Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

It took 16 years, a change of citizenship, and getting flung across the ice a lot. Winning a gold medal in any Olympic event is the culmination of some big story, but for German figure skaters Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot, their victory on Thursday is ...

News Germany: Ukraine progress should soften sanctions on Russia: Germany's Gabriel

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-security-ukraine-crisis-gabri/ukraine-progress-should-soften-sanctions-on-russia-germanys-gabriel-idUSKCN1G10B2?feedType=RSS&virtualBrandChannel=11563
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

MUNICH (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Saturday he favored easing some sanctions imposed on Russia if a ceasefire could be implemented in eastern Ukraine with the help of U.N. peacekeepers. Gabriel said it was “not realistic ...

News Germany: Germany arrests suspected member of al-Shabab militia

News channel or source: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/02/16/germany-arrests-suspected-member-al-shabab-militia.html
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

BERLIN – German authorities have arrested a 20-year-old Somali man on suspicion of being a member of the extremist militia al-Shabab. Federal prosecutors say the man was detained Thursday in the central state of Hesse. Prosecutors said in a statement ...

News Germany: Security conference in Germany brings together top officials

News channel or source: http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-security-conference-in-germany-brings-together-top-officials-2018-2
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

MUNICH (AP) — Dozens of world leaders, top defense officials and diplomats are gathering in southern Germany for an influential security conference amid growing strains between the U.S. and other NATO nations and Russia over the conflicts in Syria and ...

News Germany: Iraqi teen arrested in Germany after contacting IS leaders

News channel or source: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/iraqi-teen-arrested-germany-contacting-leaders-53137289
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

A 17-year-old Iraqi has been arrested in Germany after allegedly contacting senior members of the Islamic State group. Prosecutors in Frankfurt say the teen was detained Tuesday in the central German town of Eschwege. German daily Bild reported Friday that ...

News Germany: Germany's Figure Skater Just Went Full Game of Thrones. The Internet Can't Even Deal

News channel or source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/germany-apos-figure-skater-just-023109350.html
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

Winter has officially come for the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, and it is epic. Germany’s figure skater Paul Fentz came blazing onto the ice suited up for battle as thunderous music from Game of Thrones played, thrilling the internet to no end.

News Germany: Germany Wants Fast Judicial Process for Journalist Held in Turkey

News channel or source: https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2018/02/15/world/europe/15reuters-germany-turkey.html
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

BERLIN — Germany wants a fast and fair judicial process that secures the release of a German-Turkish journalist jailed in Turkey a year ago, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday. "I said during the talks that we hope for a fast and constitutional ...

News Germany: Why Some Americans Are Cheering Germany for Taking on Facebook’s Policy That You Need to Use Your Real Name

News channel or source: https://slate.com/technology/2018/02/why-some-americans-are-cheering-germany-for-taking-on-facebooks-real-name-policy.html
Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

A German court ruled in January that Facebook’s policy requiring users to use a real name is illegal, and that individuals using the platform must be allowed to use pseudonyms on their profiles. Though the ruling was made last month, the Federation of ...