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Lufthansa strike grounds hundreds of flights

Apr 22, 2013
Ground staff at Lufthansa, Germany's biggest airline, walked off the job Monday on a one-day strike that prompted the company to cancel most of the day's scheduled flights.
Posted In: airline industry, Germany, Airlines

Germany approves $13 billion Cyprus bailout to stem contagion

Apr 18, 2013
The overwhelming yes vote came after a warning from Germany's finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble that if Cyprus was allowed to go bankrupt, other euro zone countries would be at risk.
Posted In: Germany, cyprus, bailout, Europe debt crisis

Germans wary of Greeks bearing... reparations demands

Apr 12, 2013
Greeks fed up with their country's economic woes see a quick fix -- Germany stumping up more than $200 billion in further reparations for World War II aggression. Germans are unimpressed.
Posted In: Greece, Germany

Many German Christians quit church to avoid tax

Apr 1, 2013
In Germany, taxes are levied on believers to fund the churches. Many Germany are now leaving their church in order to avoid the tax.
Posted In: Germany, Christianity, religion

Cyprus gets a hard line from Germany

Mar 22, 2013
The BBC's Steve Evans in Berlin discuses how Germany and its upcoming elections figure into the situation in Cyprus.
Posted In: cyprus, Germany, Angela Merkel

No tax, no bailout? A worst case scenario for Cyprus

Mar 20, 2013
Cyprus is in turmoil following the decision last night by its parliament to reject a bailout plan from the eurozone. The plan entailed a one-off tax of up to 10 percent on Cypriot bank accounts.
Posted In: cyprus, Europe debt crisis, Germany, Eurozone

Germany asks: Should we have a minimum wage?

Feb 27, 2013
As the federal minimum wage has become a big topic of debate in the U.S., German politicians are in their own heated dispute over whether to have a minimum wage at all.
Posted In: minimum wage, Germany

Which country depends most on exports?

Feb 11, 2013
Find out which country exports 56 percent of its GDP each year.
Posted In: exports, South Korea, China, Germany

It's lunch time... let's DANCE!

Feb 1, 2013
Lunch is a necessary part of any workday. But often people return to work feeling sleepier than when they left. Well, there's a new way to beat that post-lunch laziness in Berlin -- hit the dance floor!
Posted In: Germany, lunch, dancing

German gold goes home -- Here's why

Jan 17, 2013
Germany announced this week that it's planning to repatriate much of the gold that its been keeping in reserves in the U.S. and France.
Posted In: gold, Germany, whiteboard

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