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Germany Arrests 93-Year-Old 'Auschwitz Guard'

German authorities have arrested a 93-year-old man they say served as a guard at the Auschwitz extermination camp.<p>Hans Lipschis was deported from the United States to Germany after U.S. authorities found that he lied about his past.<p>The AP reports:<p>"Lipschis was taken into custody after authorities …

How Many Tons of World War II Munitions Are Found in Germany Each Year?

To this day Germany is a graveyard for unexploded bombs, with an average of 2,000 tons of buried munitions discovered annually.<p>World War II ended nearly seven decades ago, but it is not fully behind us. Thousands of tons of munitions lie beneath Germany's soil, unexploded and undiscovered.<p>In …

Stiglitz: The Only Hope For The Euro Is For Germany To Quit And Get Its Own Currency

The flaws of the currency union have clearly been exposed, and even a return to growth would only delay an eventual reckoning.<p>Anyway, it seems economist Joe Stiglitz still feels the same way.<p>Daily Mail:<p>Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz said the stress placed on the single European currency by its …

Germany is top choice in Europe for highly qualified migrants

Education of foreigners often surpasses that of average German but access to well-paid jobs is less certain<p>Germany is becoming Europe's most popular destination for highly qualified migrants but struggles to reward them with adequately paid jobs, a new study finds.<p>According to a report by the …

You Can Now Go To College For Free In Germany, No Matter Where You're From

Well, you might be thinking, isn't that just <i>wunderbar</i> for the damn Germans, with their excellent supermarket commercials and their spectacular beach nudity and their pragmatically dressed Chancellor. Now with their free college they're just showing off. Well, here's the kicker: Germany didn't just …

Why Germany is so much better at training its workers

At last, unemployment is easing. But the latest low rate—hovering below 6%–obscures a deeper, longer-term problem: “skills mismatches” in the labor force, which will only worsen in years to come. According to the most recent figures, 9.3 million Americans are unemployed, but 4.8 million jobs stand …

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Why Germany is the Eurozone’s biggest free rider

As worries rise that the eurozone is slipping into recession, it’s clear Germany is doing way better than its neighbors. Today, the country has low …

Germany develops 'smart factories' to keep an edge

AMBERG, Germany--The next front in Germany's effort to keep up with the digital revolution lies in a factory in this sleepy industrial town.<p>At stake …