Tag: Germany

Germany’s Real Political Divide Is Generational

BERLIN — Germany is a peculiar country when it comes to good news about itself, too self-conscious and self-serious to accept anyone’s attempt to see it in a positive light. Every time a foreign newspaper writes about a German scientific achievement or the river surfers of Munich or the hipsters […]

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Google Pay international expansion continues in UAE, Germany, Australia, and Taiwan

So many times we hear readers complain about Google’s focus being way too US-centered. Sure, the company started here and has a significant user base, but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating when new products and services debut, only to be US exclusives. While that favoritism isn’t going to vanish any time soon, little […]

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The Complicated DNA of ‘God Bless America’

American Jews on edge from the Pittsburgh temple murders and the sharp rise in anti-Semitic incidents in the United States might — or might not — want to recall an even more anxious time: the dark autumn of 1938. Then, as the Nazis began to overrun Europe and the maniacal […]

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OnePlus 6T now on sale in Europe, here’s where you can buy it

Article Contents With its latest phone, OnePlus has graduated from ‘flagship on a budget’ to be a true contender for the best smartphone around. Check out Ryne’s review if you don’t believe me. Open sales started in the US several days ago, but it’s now available to buy in Europe too. Unlike in the US, […]

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Claim: Germany’s Angela Merkel To Step Down From Party Leadership After Humiliating Elections

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel is to relinquish control of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in December, sources have claimed, after yet another humiliating performance in a regional election Sunday. News agency DPA cited unnamed sources within Germany’s ruling party on Monday morning that Dr Merkel, who has led the CDU since 2000 and has been […]

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3rd gen Chromecast launches in Germany and India, multi-room audio said to be coming to older models

The third-generation Chromecast was announced along with the Pixel 3, though it was introduced without much fanfare: a simple blog post was enough and there was no mention of it during the press conference. That makes sense because it doesn’t differ a lot from the second-gen Chromecast, beside offering multi-room audio. Twelve countries were said […]

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Cologne: Hostage Taken, Shots Fired at German Railway Station

Heavily armed police units deployed to the German city of Cologne Monday after shots were reported to have been fired and a hostage taken at the city’s central rail station. Travellers were ordered to evacuate the large central station, which sits on Cologne’s Dom Platz beneath the city’s historic cathedral early Monday afternoon. Locally published newspaper […]

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PayPal integration with Google Pay is rolling out in Germany

Google Pay has come a long way in the last few years, with tons of banks and financial institutions now supported in many countries. An integration with PayPal was also announced last year, giving users even greater options, but it’s only been available in the US. If you live in Germany, you’ll be pleased to hear […]

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Google Pay on Wear OS works in Germany

As we’ve learned over the past few years, having a Google service available in your country isn’t enough to use it on all your devices. Google Pay, for example, is supported for in-store payments in twenty countries, but only if you’re using your phone to make the transaction. If you have a Wear OS smartwatch, […]

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PICTURES: Protesters Stage ‘Mourning March’ in Chemnitz for Victims of Killer Migrants

Thousands of protesters staged a ‘mourning march’ in Chemnitz for people believed to have been killed by migrants, following the fatal stabbing of Daniel Hillig. 23-year-old Alaa S., from Syria, and 22-year-old Yousif A., from Iraq, were arrested following Mr Hillig’s death. Revelations that the Iraqi suspect had a string of convictions for crimes including […]

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Google Assistant routines are rolling out in more languages in Australia, Canada, Germany, India, and the UK

Google Assistant’s routines rolled out in March, then gained customization and scheduling a few months later, but in the time since, routines have always been an English (US) feature. If your Google Home or Assistant on your phone was set to any other language, or any other variant of English, you had to make do […]

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Google Home Max available in UK, France, and Germany starting today

This might come as a surprise to some of you, but Google’s Home products aren’t available in very many countries. In fact, availability is actually fairly restricted, especially on the Home Max. Until May, the biggest Home speaker was only available in the US, though Canada and Australia have since joined the list. Now, the […]

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Donald Trump Deports 95-Year-Old Former Nazi Guard

President Donald Trump deported a Nazi currently living in the United States from his home in Queens, New York, on Monday. ABC News filmed agents deporting 95-year-old Jakiw Palij on a stretcher after Justice Department officials revealed that he served as an armed guard at a death camp in Poland before lying to immigrate to […]

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Merkel and Putin: A Long History of Distrust and Reconciliation

BERLIN — The personal relationship between Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia is often boiled down to certain anecdotes: her put-downs about his role in the K.G.B., and his attempts to rattle her by bringing his large black Labrador to a meeting, knowing her […]

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Showing: Javier Calleja – “Fake is the future” @ Galerie Zink

Currently with Galerie Zink in Hamburg (Barlach Halle K), Javier Calleja has a show on view entitled Fake is the future. Including canvasses, works on paper and mural paintings from the Spanish artist, the solo features cartoonish portraiture certainly inspired from his time working under the tutelage of Yoshitomo Nara. Open to the public for a few days only, the […]

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Turkish lira crisis: President Erdoğan announces boycott of US electrical goods – live updates

Turkey’s problems have been building for a while, points out Witold Bahrke, senior macro strategist at Nordea Asset Management. Bahrke explains how the strengthening US dollar has made Turkey’s current account deficit (the gap between what it imports and exports) a bigger problem. Turkey is in a genuine currency crisis, with the lira falling 30% […]

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Previews: Javier Calleja – “Fake is the future” @ Galerie Zink

On August 16th, Javier Calleja will be opening a new show at Galerie Zink in Hamburg entitled Fake is the future. The fresh work from the Spanish artist, who apprenticed with Yoshitomo Nara, evokes a similar aesthetic his own version of cartoonish wide eyed children. Featuring 10 new artworks ranging from canvasses, works on paper, and mural paintings […]

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Pound edges higher while oil rises as Iran sanctions restart – business live

US markets are expected to open higher: IGSquawk (@IGSquawk) US Opening Calls:#DOW 25580 +0.30%#SPX 2855 +0.17%#NASDAQ 7453 +0.18%#IGOpeningCall August 7, 2018 The VIX index – a measure of the stock market’s expectation of volatility – is heading lower. It is currently down 2% at 11.03 having earlier fallen to 10.9, the lowest level since January. […]

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