Shaviera Indriyati Kasidi

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GCHQ surveillance: Germany blasts UK over mass monitoring

Minister questions legality of mass tapping of calls and internet and demands to know extent to which Germans were targeted<p>The German government has expressed the growing public anger of its citizens over Britain's mass programme of monitoring global phone and internet traffic and directly …

Germany leads Europe in legalising ‘third gender'

Germany will become the first European country to legally recognise a “third gender” in November when new-born babies whose sex is indeterminable will no longer be automatically assigned a male or female gender by medical staff.<p>Germany is to become the first European country to allow “undetermined” …

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World War II: The Fall of Nazi Germany

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Is standing up for European values too great a risk in Germany?

No wonder voters seem apathetic: Germany's political elite has shied away from answering key questions about the the future<p>It has been a hot summer in Germany. It appears that temperatures have been too high for a heated election campaign. The debates have been sluggish and drawn out. And even if …

Germany must not shy away from economic leadership of the EU

If Europe were to follow the German economic model all would benefit, and Berlin should not be ashamed to say so<p>Five years and counting – the economic and financial crisis is still fraying nerves across much of Europe and Germany finds itself in a dilemma. On the one hand, some complain that Berlin …

Angela Merkel's EU policy is good for Germany – and for the rest of Europe

The European Union and the euro are not perfect, but now we have the chance, and the duty, to help improve them<p>On 22 September Germans will go to the polls to elect a new parliament. This general election will not only be dominated by domestic issues, but also by EU questions. I am in favour of the …

Germany should lead on disarming our global surveillance system

Despite its privacy laws, Germany is the most spied-on country in Europe. The Pirate party is committed to turning this around<p>Every week, we hear more bad news about the danger to democracy brought by uncontrollable secret services spying on millions of citizens. And every week, more people realise …

New freight train link between China and Germany

The first freight train from the eastern Chinese city of Zhengzdou has arrived in Hamburg, Germany.<p>It covered more than 10-thousand kilometres in just 15 days – halving the normal travel time by sea.<p>Officials say heavy cargo that cannot be transported by air, car parts and electronics will benefit …

Powering the future, Germany opens its 'largest' wind farm

Bringing the winds of change to the energy mix, Germany has opened its newest offshore wind farm.<p>Located 100km off the island of Borkum in the North Sea, the 80 turbines are said to constitute the country’s largest wind farm.<p>Bard Energy claims it will power up to 400,000 households, and would go …

Leaders of France and Germany pay homage to lives lost during Nazi massacre

The presidents of France and Germany went hand-in-hand to the town church in Oradour-sur-Glane on Wednesday, in a symbolic gesture over recognition …

When it comes to China, which side is Germany on?

Berlin's 'special relationship' with Beijing means it is not keen for the EU to start a commercial war with the Asian giant<p>A long-running dispute between the EU and China over the prosaic, but economically significant, matter of solar panels has thrown up a fundamental question: which side is …

Merkel's moment: soft power and hard cash – why all eyes are on Germany

From closely aligned neighbours to austerity-stricken states longing for a more flexible chancellor, when Germans go to the polls in 12 days, the results will reverberate across Europe<p>Germany's elections may be generating shrugs of apathy at home, but they are being watched closely by electorates …

Germany: An election that affects us all

Mrs Merkel's re-election would ensure a stability at the centre of the EU which offers some hope of effective new thinking<p>It is hard to think of any election in recent times in Europe which has mattered more to more people than the one that takes place in Germany on Sunday. This election, however, …

Merkel must ensure Germany takes a strong moral stand against NSA spying

The chancellor's weak response to the issue suggests she is sitting it out until after the election – but what is she afraid of?<p>A German police helicopter swoops in low over the United States' consulate in Frankfurt, hovers and then departs. Photos of antennae on the roof of the building have been …

How We Experience Racism

Several recent controversies in Germany -- from the treatment of refugees to the obstacles faced by immigrants in the job market -- have thrown the …

Why does Angela Merkel’s Germany still dominate Europe?

The German elections on 22 September are being watched across Europe, with many of Berlin’s partners hoping it will produce a easing of the …

European Union

German election: What you need to know.

Germany, Europe's largest country and the forth largest economy in the world, is holding national elections tomorrow. Political change in a country …

Germany: the Age of Merkel

Angela Merkel has not so much clung on to power in Germany, as she did in 2009, as hugely increased her grip on it<p>Keep tight hold of "Mutti". That was the message from German voters on Sunday as Angela Merkel – the nation's "Mummy" to her image makers – secured a stunning personal triumph at the …

With Angela Merkel's Germany at the helm, Europe will remain a tortoise

Don't expect much more from Merkel and Brussels – but the US and Chinese competition has problems too<p>So the German people have spoken, and the European Union will continue to be a tortoise. Next May, following elections to the European parliament, we will discover just how slow and unhappy a …

Merkel wins big in Germany

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a huge victory and a third term in the country’s federal elections Sunday, but her center-right Christian Democratic Union appeared to be just short of winning an absolute majority in the German parliament.<p>Partial election results found the CDU winning …

How serious is Germany about its democratic principles?

In several respects Germany's general election has produced a historically remarkable outcome. Contrary to what it may first look like, it is a result that will have direct consequences for Europe too.<p>At first sight, it appears as if last Sunday produced a smash-and-grab triumph for Chancellor …

Germany Sets 23.9 GW Solar Power Generation Record!

Despite the long and dark winter, solar panels keep lining Germany’s residential rooftops. According to <i>SMA</i> Solar Technology, the country has just set …

Energy

GEORGE SOROS: Europe's Nightmare Is Getting Worse, And Only Germany Can Make It Stop

In the speech, Soros declared the euro crisis over:<p>The euro crisis is now over. This became official in the German elections where the rules governing the euro were not even discussed. Yet the system that emerged from the crisis is far from satisfactory. Mainstream economists would call it an …

Feldheim, Germany Generates 100% of its Energy From Renewable Sources!

Over the past decade, no country has embraced renewable energy with as much enthusiasm as Germany. Despite phasing out nuclear power, the country is …

Why Germany needs to live a little

Angela Merkel greets supporters after her Sept. 22 re-election (Photo: Markus Schreiber/AP)<p>One campaign poster seemed to sum up the spirit of …

Europe

Car Lover's Guide to Germany - Luxe Adventure Traveler

Germany is famous for its Autobahns being some of the few public roads in the world without speed limits. Mercedes, Porsche, and BMWs zip right down …

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Compact L-Shaped Atypical Home Placed in a Rural Landscape in Germany

With a funny name and an interesting L-shaped structure, <b>Containerlove</b> is an exciting and less typical residential project. Located in Kall, Eifel, …