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Donald Trump's $25 Billion Problem With Germany's Carmakers

As Volkswagen AG and other German automakers await President Donald Trump’s decision on whether to impose tariffs on vehicles imported into the U.S., new figures on Germany’s trade in cars will do little to ease the tension.

FORTUNE

The secrets of the Saarland

AT THE END of the annual Munich Security Conference on February 17th, most of the foreign- and security-policy elites in attendance jetted back to their countries. But Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the pluri-syllabic new leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), motored instead to St Ingbert, a

THE ECONOMIST

EU debates how and when to start trade talks with Trump

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - European ministers will begin debating on Friday how and when to start trade negotiations with the United States, aware that U.S. President Donald Trump may impose punitive tariffs on EU car imports if the bloc waits too long.

REUTERS

Monocle Explores Hamburg's Historic Coffee Culture for New 'Travel Guide' Video

Hamburg: The Monocle Travel Guide from Gestalten on Vimeo. Last spring, Monocle took viewers to Melbourne, Australia for another insightful and informative edition of its popular Travel Guide series. Now, for Monocle’s latest cultural exploration, the outlet travels to Hamburg, Germany to examine th

HYPEBEAST.COM

Pence takes Trumpism abroad

Vice President Mike Pence has slowly become of the president’s most visible overseas surrogates — sent to deliver Trump’s “America First” demands. On Monday, Pence will make his third speech on foreign soil in the last two weeks when he travels to Bogota, Columbia, to call on Venezuelan leader Nicol

POLITICO

TAPPS girls state soccer: Bishop Lynch wins title in a thriller; Grapevine Faith dominates Division II final

WACO -- Tennessee signee Jaida Thomas scored with 4:50 remaining in the match as Bishop Lynch defeated Houston St. Agnes 1-0 in the TAPPS Division I girls soccer state championship match Saturday at Waco ISD Stadium.

DALLAS NEWS

Facebook let advertisers target Nazi sympathizers

After promises to improve its ad-targeting practices after past controversies, Facebook continues to allow advertisers to target users curious about Nazis, a new report shows. Facebook allowed the Los Angeles Times to buy ads targeting people with an interest in chief Third Reich propagandist Joseph

MERCURY NEWS

France calls on Germany to ease arms export rules

BERLIN (Reuters) - French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday that Germany should ease its strict arms export rules for countries outside the European Union to strengthen the defense industry.

REUTERS

A Trump trade war with Europe would hurt the trans-Atlantic relationship

Guy Verhofstadt, a former Belgian Prime Minister, is president of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group in the European Parliament. The opinions in this article are those of the author.

CNN

Why Trump is suddenly going back on his promise to withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria, explained in one map

When nations declare victory over terrorist groups, there are often three stages: a full-blown victory announcement, followed by gradually mounting doubts and eventually the acknowledgment that things might be a bit more complicated than assumed.

WASHINGTON POST

U.S. Will Leave 200 'Peacekeeping' Troops In Syria

The U.S. is not completely pulling out of Syria just yet. Some American troops will remain for the time being, the White House announced Thursday. In a one-sentence statement, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said: "A small peacekeeping group of about 200 will remain in Syria for a period o

NPR

Jared Kushner Is Preparing for Another Face-to-Face Meeting with M.B.S.

This weekend, Jared Kushner will board a military plane and embark on a six-country trip to present foreign diplomats with part of his long-awaited proposal to solve an epic quandary and bring peace to the Middle East. Kushner has said that he and the other members of the trip, including Middle East

VANITY FAIR

Theresa May faces ministerial revolt over no-deal Brexit

Theresa May is facing the most serious cabinet revolt of her premiership next week, with as many as 25 members of the government ready to vote for a Brexit delay unless she rules out “no deal” – in a move that will challenge her to sack them.

THE GUARDIAN

Richard Grenell says he has support at home to decriminalize homosexuality abroad

BERLIN — U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell says the Trump administration has strong backing at home from Republicans and even religious conservatives for its push to end laws that criminalize homosexuality in foreign countries, telling NBC News that he’s “wildly supported by both parties.”

NBC NEWS

Germany still paying pensions to wartime Nazi collaborators

Nearly 75 years after the second world war, Germany is still paying monthly pensions to collaborators of the wartime Nazi regime in several European countries including Belgium and Britain, according to Belgian MPs and media reports.

THE GUARDIAN

Unlike other first daughters, Ivanka Trump silent on Malia Obama being slammed in tabloid reports

It’s informally known as the First Daughters Club. It’s one of the most selective clubs on Earth, given that its 16 living members — including Chelsea Clinton, Jenna Bush Hager, Barbara Bush and Ivanka Trump — are the daughters of U.S. presidents.

MERCURY NEWS

Merkel, and the rest of Europe, are through with Trump

The very name conjures vastly different images and emotions depending on your age and where you live. For the Greatest Generation, Munich immediately evokes memories of a spineless Western “appeasement” that sold out Czechoslovakia and fed Hitler’s insatiable appetite for power leading to World War

MIAMI HERALD

Memphis family hopes newly released video will bring justice months after deadly hit-and-run

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis police released a video on Wednesday, which shows an 18-wheeler attached to a red trailer hitting a woman and driving away seconds later. Marsha Deberry, the hit-and-run victim, was attempting to cross over Lamar Avenue near American Way, according to police.

FOX13MEMPHIS.COM

‘Prosecuting Evil’ Review: At 98, His Passion for Justice Hasn’t Dimmed

Benjamin B. Ferencz is now 98, but in “Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz,” there’s no sign that his passion has dimmed. In this documentary from the Canadian director Barry Avrich, he tells of how he emigrated to the United States from the tumult of Eastern Europe in the 1920s

NEW YORK TIMES

A California lawmaker has proposed lanes with no speed limit on two of the state's busiest highways

John Moorlach, of Orange County, says the bill could help ease congestion and therefore lower pollution. Conversely, Germany recently proposed a speed limit on its famous Autobahn system, which was met with fierce opposition.

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