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A world of contradictions

Germany has suffered under a heat wave and damaging drought. Now thunderstorms are predicted. Can any parallels be drawn?

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A view of the Greek crisis from Germany

The debt crisis in Greece is only a vehicle to exploit the resources of the Greek nation.

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Greek government “waterboarded” into submitting to German demands

Greek banks are on the point of running out of money and all aspects of the economy are in dire straits; Greece will not even be able to import food.

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Schäuble prescribes medicine for Greece he first tested on East Germany

The end of the GDR eased the way for racists and open Nazis. A defeat of Syriza and the hopes it raised could open the door to a strengthened neo-Nazi Golden Dawn movement.

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Ingeborg Rapoport: A doctor's degree at 102

Few of the media reports told the full story, not only about the anti-Semitism of the Nazis at its beginning but about the anti-Communism which later followed.

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Changing captains in Germany’s Left Party

The Left Party is the only opposition force with any real clout in Germany, so a gathering with representatives of its 60,000 members was important enough.

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Today in history: Good sex with Dr. Ruth

Today is the birthday of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, born (as Karola Ruth Siegel) in 1928 in Wiesenfeld, Germany.

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Germany: many strikes and a big scandal

A locomotive engineers strike stopped freight cars and passenger traffic; meanwhile, Angela Davis visited Berlin and elsewhere in Germany.

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The Volkswagen chronicle: Porsche and Piëch

The North German city with the very tourist-attractive name "Wolfsburg" boasts of two things, though both are second best.

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Today in history: Germany surrenders, European war ends 70 years ago

Victory in Europe Day, is celebrated on May 8, but actually the formalities of the war's end were spread over three days.

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