Tag: German

Russia’s enemies fear Biden won’t fight to stop Putin’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Russia's adversaries in central and Eastern Europe are worried President Biden isn't willing to fight hard to stop the Russia-Germany gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 — one of Vladimir Putin's core priorities.Why it matters: The fight is the first significant…

/ February 23, 2021
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The Reserve Bank could still go negative

Few people expected the Reserve Bank to adjust its cash rate at its first meeting of the year today, and for good reason. It has been saying loudly that it is “not expecting to increase the cash rate for at…

/ February 2, 2021
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The rise and rise of Aldi: two decades that changed supermarket shopping in Australia

Twenty years ago, on January 25 2001, a virtually unknown German supermarket chain quietly opened its first stores in Australia. The two stores – one in Sydney’s inner-west suburb of Marrickville, the other in the outer south-west, near Bankstown Airport…

/ January 21, 2021
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Archaeologists Are Caught Up in an Intense Fight Over Just How Important the Mysterious Nebra Sky Disk Really Is

It’s an enchanting object, made of copper and bronze, an ancient view of the cosmos—but how ancient, exactly, is what’s fueling an increasingly contentious debate. Is the Nebra Sky Disk an unprecedented Bronze Age treasure forged some 3,600 years ago? Or…

/ January 20, 2021
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Armin Laschet elected as leader of Merkel’s CDU party in Germany

Armin Laschet, the centrist governor of North Rhine-Westphalia, was elected on Saturday as the new leader of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), defeating the more conservative Friedrich Merz by a 521-466 margin.Why it matters: Laschet is now the most likely…

/ January 16, 2021
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Covid update: Coronavirus news from around the world | DW News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCX5SiGU1k4Following criticism in Germany of the pace of the coronavirus vaccination roll-out, a health ministry official has revealed that Berlin has struck preliminary deals for an extra 50-million vaccine doses in the summer - outside what's been negotiated by the…

/ January 9, 2021
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“Disgraceful scenes”: World leaders condemn chaos at U.S. Capitol

World leaders reacted with horror after a pro-Trump mob assaulted American democracy and the peaceful transfer of power by storming the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, as lawmakers were attempting to certify President-elect Biden's victory in November.Why it matters: The U.S.…

/ January 6, 2021
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The 10 Most Astonishing Archaeological Discoveries of 2020, From an Ancient Cat Carving to the Amazon Rock Paintings

Despite its many difficulties, 2020 gave us some incredible discoveries. Shortly after scientists confirmed that the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, owned Dead Sea Scroll forgeries, putting the authenticity of some 70 other known fragments in question, the…

/ December 30, 2020
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Drive to football? Take your kids to the pool? You’re probably emitting an astonishing amount of CO₂

Few people would stop to consider if their sporting activities damage the environment. But our research shows Victorians use a huge chunk of their “personal carbon budget” driving to and from sport events each year – either to watch or…

/ December 22, 2020
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‘They Were Watching Us, Not Watching Our Backs’

Edgar Su / ReutersFlowers and cards are seen at the memorial site outside Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 19, 2019. Earlier this week, the government of New Zealand released a comprehensive report on the 2019 Christchurch massacre,…

/ December 10, 2020
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Merkel gets emotional in speech | DW News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlIL9F5xHDwGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel begs Germans to follow coronavirus restrictions in an unusually emotional appeal ahead of Christmas. She urged Germans to heed scientists' warnings and calls for stricter lockdown measures in a passionate speech: "Europe is where it is…

/ December 10, 2020
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In the US Supreme Court, Germany Fights With Art Dealers’ Heirs Over the Fate of the $250 Million Guelph Treasure

It’s rare that any art-related case makes its way to the highest court in the United States. But the Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday about whether the US can adjudicate a long-running dispute over the Guelph Treasure, a collection…

/ December 8, 2020
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After Selling an AI Portrait for More Than $430,000, the Obvious Collective Has a New Trick: Mashing Up Cave Art and Graffiti

The French art collective Obvious is back with another project featuring artworks generated through artificial intelligence, this time training algorithms to blend prehistoric cave art with contemporary street art. Obvious has teamed up with German graffiti artist Kai “Raws” Imhof to…

/ December 4, 2020
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Christoph Büchel’s Migrant Ship Sparked Outrage at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Now, the Town He Borrowed It From Wants It Back

A Sicilian town is accusing Swiss artist Christoph Büchel of failing to return the ship from his controversial contribution to the 2019 Venice Biennale, Barca Nostra, a work made from the deadly wreck that killed some 1,000 Libyan migrants. The town council of…

/ December 2, 2020