Amazon Wants To Buy This Struggling German Airport

In a continued effort to build out their global operations, Amazon.com is reportedly looking to put in a serious bid to purchase the Frankfurt-Hahn airport, which has been struggling to turn a profit in recent years. The Süddeutsche Zeitung reported that Amazon is just one of three bidders, and with the airport being in close proximity to the company’s […]

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Germany Celebrates 500 Years of Beer Purity

On Saturday, April 23, Germany will be celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot, the beer purity law that has regulated what can and cannot be used to brew German beer since it was enacted in 1516, and while it can be attributed to the quality beer Germany has been known for, there are many that wish […]

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Volkswagen To Pay $5000 To U.S. Customers Affected By ‘Dieselgate’

Germany’s Die Welt newspaper is reporting a deal between Volkswagen and US authorities may have been reached in relation to the diesel emissions scandal and that customers affected can expect to see a check for $5,000. Last month Volkswagen was given until April 21 to work with regulators on a fix for the estimated 600,000 diesel vehicles […]

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Could This Be The Beginning of the New Deutschmark?

Germany’s national currency was replaced by the euro in 2002, but many Germans have held onto their old Deutschmarks, secretly hoping it would one day return. For those holding onto that currency nostalgia, a new five-euro coin released this week, which is only valid in Germany, seems to be offering a glimmer of hope. The […]

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Video: Why Germans Speaking English Sound So… German

Aside from the obvious W’s sounding like V’s, have you ever wondered why Germans who try to speak English sound so typically German? Well YouTuber Trixi, aka Don’t Trust the Rabbit, took it upon herself to try to explain this “German Accent” and the reason is typically German in itself. Letter sounds that just don’t exist in […]

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Nena Is Back With A New Hit Single, “Genau Jetzt”

Nena will forever be known for “99 Luftballons”, a song that, despite being sung in German, made her a pop icon around the world, but now at the age of 56, when many artists from her time find themselves losing relevancy, she is out with a new single that is proving that she still has what it takes […]

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Deutsche Bank Says ‘Nein’ To North Carolina Discrimination, Freezes Hiring

Deutsche Bank announced on Tuesday that they would be adding themselves to the already growing list of companies cutting ties with North Carolina after the state passed legislation that would effectively eliminate anti discrimination protections against LGBT individuals.

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Meet The Robot That Germany Hopes Will Help Refugee Children Integrate

More than a million refugees have made Germany their new home in the last year, and while many natives are fighting to have a majority sent back, Germany is hoping to find a way to integrate the refugees into their society, including the rollout of a new robot that is designed to help children learn German. […]

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BMW Launches Car-Sharing Service In Seattle

Germany’s BMW has announced their new car-sharing program, ReachNow, where customers will be able to rent out BMW’s and Mini’s and only pay a per minute rate, has launched in Seattle in a test phase before rolling out to other locations across the country. ReachNow is geared towards those living in environments where having a car is not a daily necessity. […]

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Sausage Fight Breaks Out At Mercedes Meeting

Daimler, the parent company for Mercedes, was set to make headlines when they announced the highest ever dividend in company history during their annual shareholders meeting, but little did they know that a fight over the sausage served at the event would be the story that grabbed all the attention. A generous buffet, including 12,500 sausages […]

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