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Local Initiative Brings Hydrogen Filling Station to Braunschweig

H2 MOBILITY Germany to build at the Shell filling station at Hamburger Strasse, Braunschweig. Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure contributes € 950,000 in funding.


German consumer sentiment to face setback: GfK

FRANKFURT--German consumer sentiment is set to face the first setback in April after the indicator's positive start to 2019, market research group GfK said Tuesday. GfK's forward-looking confidence index is expected to come in at 10.4 points in April after a downwardly revised 10.7 points in March,


Netherlands v Germany Live Commentary, 3/24/19

72' Depay has now scored in each of his last five home matches for the Netherlands (seven goals in total), including both games v Germany. After going 18 games without a goal for club and country, he has now scored five in five.


Why Africa's Biggest Media Firm Wants to Create Europe's Biggest Consumer Internet Company

Africa’s biggest media company, Naspers, is promising to create Europe’s biggest consumer Internet company with a listing later this year on the Euronext Amsterdam. The South African firm has a long and varied history in print and broadcast media, but it really hit paydirt with a 2001 investment in


The US had a plan to completely destroy Germany after World War II

It's one of those bizarre twists of history that might have changed the world as we know it, if not just for a small tweak. Believe it or not, the Allied plan for Germany wasn't all Marshall Plan and Berlin Airlift from the get-go.


Foreign Students Are One Solution For Germany's Shrinking Universities

A new report recommends lowering the hurdles for foreign students to gain entry to German universities. This comes as a sixth of German universities are in decline, thanks largely to low birth rates and young people leaving rural areas for big cities. The issue is a microcosm of a much larger proble


Mimi and Josefin "Creep" The Voice Kids Audition Video 2019

Who knew Radiohead's 1992 single "Creep" could be covered by two little girls and sound so astonishing? Certainly not I. But that's exactly what happened during a February episode of Germany's The Voice Kids (an aptly titled spin-off of The Voice). Two girls named Mimi and Josefin took the stage and


John Downing: 'A no-deal Brexit will mean a hard Border for us - but this is not betrayal by EU, it is simply unavoidable'

Once, when I was nervous about a new job, I took to brashly replying to people who asked how I was getting on. "They still haven't found me out, you know," I would say rather naively.


Europe must not remain hostage to Brexit, says French President Macron

On Friday, the 22nd of March 2019, French President Emanuel Macron told that the Europe must not remain a hostage to an ongoing Brexit chaos, as UK PM Theresa May had been struggling to convince a deeply divided UK House of Commons to back her Brexit deal after the latest EU summit granted Britain m


Heckler & Koch HK33

Heckler & Koch’s first 5.56×45 rifle, the HK33, was introduced in the late 1960s as a response to the emergence of the new 5.56x45mm round and the introduction of the FN CAL. The HK33 is little more than a scaled down version of HK’s successful 7.62×51 G3. Developed by Tilo Möller, the HK33 used the


Varadkar denies Merkel is piling on pressure over no-deal Border plans

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has admitted there were "robust engagements" with EU leaders over the future of the Irish Border after Brexit. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is understood to have led demands for more clarity on how the Border question will be answered in the event of a no-deal Brexit in the


Smart Could Be on the Way Out: Report

Daimler’s Smart was a wildly ambitious idea: can you get a European-style microcar to work everywhere, especially as an early pioneer of car-sharing? But it’s widely known that Smart has been losing money across the board for years now, and if this German business journal’s report is accurate, it ma


In Germany, Solar-Powered Homes Are Really Catching On

This story was originally published by Yale Environment 360 and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Stefan Paris is a 55-year-old radiologist living in Berlin’s outer suburbs. He, his partner, and their three-year-old daughter share a snug, two-story house with a pool. The


Behind the Makings of the HK G11, A Soviet-Era Rifle That Never Saw Combat

One look at Heckler & Koch's G11, there is just something weird about its design. You might think that it is a rifle that comes from a sci-fi film but its design may hold something that would make it even more potent or deadlier than anything that came out during that time.


Defying Allies, Italy Signs On to New Silk Road With China

ROME — Italy resisted the entreaties and warnings of its European Union and American allies on Saturday by officially joining China’s vast new Silk Road at a signing ceremony with President Xi Jinping of China, a move that crystallized shifting geopolitical balances and the populist Italian governme


Germany's new generation impresses, takes first meaningful steps in program's rebuild

You didn't think that merely Germany's worst ever World Cup campaign, relegation in the Nations League, a racism crisis and what seemed like the hasty dropping of three national-team pillars would see off Jogi Low, did you?


One telling image: in a Brussels corridor, the EU takes back control of Brexit

As pictures go, it spoke volumes. On Thursday evening in Brussels, Bulgaria’s permanent representative to the EU, Dimiter Tzantchev, tweeted a photograph he titled “In the corridors of the European Council art 50”.


Harold Doerr, 89, of Madison

“Breaker-Breaker 1-9,” it’s time to “Hammer Down” and journey on a new adventure down the biggest road of them all. Harold Doerr passed away and started that journey March 22, 2019.


Scrap job interviews to stop narcissists who will bully their staff being hired as managers, leading business expert says

Job interviews lead to narcissist bullies being hired as managers so should be scrapped, a leading business expert has said. Professor of business psychology Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, 43, has warned that the interview process encourages bosses to hire people similar to them rather than hiring people


New Report: Germany Caved To France On Copyright In A Deal For Russian Gas

In the hours leading up to the vote in the EU Parliament on the EU Copyright Directive, the German publication FAZ (which has been generally supportive of the Directive) has released quite a bombshell (in German), suggesting that the reason Germany caved to France on its terrible demands concerning