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EU agrees to extend steel import curbs until 2021

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will limit imports of steel into the bloc following U.S. President Donald Trump’s imposition of metals tariffs after EU governments backed the plan in a vote on Wednesday.

REUTERS

Home and Away star Tammin Sursok welcomes baby girl

Australian actress Tammin Sursok has welcomed a beautiful baby girl. This is the second child for the former Home and Away star and husband Sean McEwen. Taking to Instagram on Thursday (US time), the 35-year-old confirmed her little arrival was finally here.

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Ryanair pilot unions in 'several countries' suspend talks: ECA

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ryanair (RYA.I) pilot unions in several countries have suspended talks with management in protest at what they see as the airline using the threat of base closures as a bargaining tool in labor talks, the European Cockpit Association (ECA) said on Wednesday.

REUTERS

German minister: Brexit delay possible, but we need a clear reason

BERLIN (Reuters) - The date of Britain’s exit from the European Union can be postponed, but London would first have to make clear what it would need that time for and what the benefit would be, German Justice Minister Katarina Barley said on Wednesday.

REUTERS

Groundbreaking deal makes large number of German studies free to public

BERLIN—Three years ago, a group of German libraries, universities, and research institutes teamed up to force the three largest scientific publishers to offer an entirely new type of contract. In exchange for an annual lump sum, they wanted a nationwide agreement making papers by German authors free

SCIENCE NOW

Dune remake casts Charlotte Rampling alongside Timothee Chalamet

More and more exciting casting news is being announced for Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of the seminal novel Dune by Frank Herbert. The film focuses on Paul Atriedes (Oscar-nominee Timothee Chalamet), who is forced to escape into the desert wastelands of the planet Arrakis and team up with nomadic

MIRROR

The countries that VANISHED: From Heligoland to Hejaz, the lands that once existed as separate nations with their very own stamps... but are now lost to time

There are a multitude of countries that once existed - but have now vanished, their nationhood wiped out. Fifty such lost lands have been documented in a fascinating book called Nowherelands – An Atlas of Vanished Countries 1840 – 1975, by Bjorn Berge. What binds them - from Heligoland in the North

DAILY MAIL

Why Benjamin Pavard Can Replicate Franz Beckenbauer & Form Generation Defining Partnership at Bayern

It's been a long time coming, but Benjamin Pavard's imminent move to Bayern Munich has largely been in the pipeline ever since he first stepped out onto the pitch with VfB Stuttgart in the second tier of German football.

90MIN.COM

Germany considers barring Huawei from 5G networks

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government is debating whether to follow the United States and allies like Australia in restricting China’s Huawei Technologies from accessing its next-generation mobile networks on national-security grounds.

REUTERS

Disorderly Brexit would have negative impact on economy, markets - Germany's GDV

BERLIN (Reuters) - The British parliament’s rejection of the Brexit deal negotiated with the European Union makes a disorderly Brexit more likely than ever and that would have a negative impact on the economy and financial markets, Germany’s GDV insurance body said.

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Border walls are big business–and not just in Trump’s America

When the Berlin Wall fell in the autumn of 1989, it felt like the beginning of a sea change in global geopolitics. Borders were beginning to fade, globalization was starting to take root. The concrete barrier had snaked around one of Europe’s most historic capitals for decades, cleaving a city in tw

FAST COMPANY

Germany ramps up steps to seek merger between battered bank giants Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank

The finance ministry asked the banking regulator to share the results of its analysis of a potential merger between the two. Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and Deutsche Bank's CEO Christian Sewing are said to have discussed possibilities, Bloomberg has reported.

BUSINESS INSIDER

European car sales drop 8.7 percent in December - ACEA

MILAN (Reuters) - European car registrations fell 8.7 percent year-on-year in December, with sales at all major carmakers except Daimler and Jaguar Land Rover contracting as the introduction of tougher new emissions tests continued to weigh on demand.

REUTERS UK

A$AP Mob Taps OFF-WHITE, Cactus Plant Flea Market & More for Yams Day Merch

Brand: A$AP Mob x OFF-WHITE, Cactus Plant Flea Market, Disco Inferno, LYBB. Key Pieces: The OFF-WHITE Champion tracksuit will definitely be a quick sellout, but the slightly more subtle barbed wire long-sleeve is the one to cop.

HIGHSNOBIETY

Wasteful Zverev reaches third round after five-set battle

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Germany’s Alexander Zverev wasted a flurry of opportunities before securing a 7-6(5) 6-4 5-7 6-7(6) 6-1 win over unseeded Frenchman Jeremy Chardy to book a place in the Australian Open third round on Thursday.

REUTERS CANADA

Germany Makes Massive Quantum, Neuromorphic Investment

One of Germany’s foremost scientific research centers, Jülich Forschungszentrum, will receive a €36-million infusion of government funding to advance quantum and neuromorphic computing technologies.

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Germany’s Dust Bolt: 6 New Age Thrash Bands You Need to Hear

German thrash architects Dust Bolt will release Trapped in Chaos, their fourth album, Jan. 18. They're not only here to pump up their ripping new record, but also to prop up some other thrashers who are flying under the radar and need your attention. So often we fall back on the old reliables — The

LOUDWIRE

More stimulus could be on its way to the euro zone

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi gave hints that he may continue the central bank's bond-buying program through this year, saying the economy of the 28-member bloc is weaker than he previously expected.

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Germans Can Help Save the Internet from the Copyright Directive!

This month, the EU is seeking to finalise the Copyright in the Single Digital Market Directive, and there’s little hope hope that they would improve or delete Articles 11 and 13, which have the power to crush small European tech startups, concentrating power in the hands of American Big Tech, while

ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATIONS

Polish parliament honors slain Gdansk mayor with prayer

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish lawmakers paid respects Wednesday to the popular mayor of Gdansk, who died after being stabbed by an ex-convict with a grudge while onstage during a charity show.

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