Posts Tagged ‘Germany’
Prora building complex on Ruegen island in Germany. Built as one of the so-called Strength Through Joy camps set up by the Nazis for the party faithful, it was to sleep up to 20,000 Germans in a pioneering attempt at mass tourism 300 kilometres north of Berlin. (AFP Photo/Jens Koehler) It is one of the..
Russia clashes over energy with Belarus, Ukraine, EU
Russia plunged back into the disputes over energy with Ukraine and Belarus that have repeatedly disrupted oil and gas supplies to European Unioncountries, and it also termed EU energy policy as "uncivilized". Russia on Friday denied remarks by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that it [more]
Simple test may predict life expectancy
Don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you to sit on the floor at your next checkup. A new study says testing a person’s ability to sit down and then rise from the floor could provide useful insight into their overall health and longevity. [more]
For North Korea, next step is a nuclear test?
North Korea's next step after rattling the world by putting a satellite into orbit for the first time will likely be a nuclear test, the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state. A nuclear test would be the logical follow-up to [more]
NASA releases “Told Ya So” apocalypse video early
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QY_Gc1bF8ds Dec. 21, 2012, has long been rumored to be the day of the Mayan apocalypse, when Earth comes to its inglorious end. The good folks at NASA want you to know that isn't going to happen. In fact, NASA is so [more]
Berlin-based Werkstatt Deutschland on Saturday reversed its decision to award Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin the prestigious Quadriga prize due to massive criticism. The organization said its plans to give Putin the Quadriga Award as a "role model for enlightenment, dedication and the public good" had come under massive attack in the media and the..
Denials: Alexander Huryn said he played no part in war crimes and had no choice but to join the German Army The pensioner exposed as a former Nazi concentration camp guard at the weekend today insisted he was told: ‘Take the job or die.’ Alexander Huryn settled in Britain after serving as a guard at..
Samples of sprouts being tested for the E. coli (EHEC) bacteria in a laboratory A German government health institute said Saturday that bean sprouts had led to a deadly bacteria outbreak that spread panic across Europe and claimed at least 33 lives. The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) confirmed test results announced on Friday..
Germany on Tuesday voiced doubt over whether Spanish cucumbers were responsible for the spread of a killer bacteria that has left at least 16 dead as Madrid blasted Berlin’s crisis management. Authorities in the northern German city of Hamburg said fresh tests indicated that cucumbers imported from Spain, initially suspected of making hundreds ill, may..
Austria has banned all sales of cucumbers, tomatoes and aubergines grown in Spain Spain has accused Germany of "spreading alarm" and needlessly damaging trade after blaming a deadly E.coli outbreak on "killer cucumbers" imported from Spain. Spain’s authorities went on the defensive as countries across Europe cleared their shelves of the offending vegetables insisting..
A Greenpeace activist places an anti-nuclear sign on top of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on May 29, 2011 Germany on Monday announced plans to become the first major industrialised power to shut down all its nuclear plants in the wake of the disaster in Japan, with a phase-out due to be wrapped up..
‘Father of modern physics’: German-born scientist Albert Einstein was bound for Oxford Immigration papers from when Albert Einstein dramatically fled Nazi Germany have been discovered after being unknowingly stored away for almost 80 years. Border chiefs at Heathrow airport were left stunned by the discovery of the landing card, which marks the legendary scientist’s arrival..
Sila Sahin, a 25-year-old Turkish German living in Berlin, had upset her family for going topless for the latest edition of the Playboy Germany cover. She responded to the controversy by saying she wanted to be “free at last” of restrictions of her conservative Turkish background...
Britain has been named as the second most popular nation in the world – being pipped to the top spot only by old rivals Germany. It is the highest ever rating for Britain in the BBC World Service Country Rating Poll. Last year, it was placed third. Almost 29,000 people worldwide were asked to rate..
Foreign ministers from Japan, Brazil, Germany and India will likely meet in New York on Feb 11 to confirm their efforts to expand the U.N. Security Council, in which they are seeking to secure permanent membership, diplomatic sources said Wednesday. The members of the so-called Group of Four are expected to reaffirm their cooperation to..
wikileaksnews.net – BERLIN – A live broadcast of a popular German game show was halted after a contestant was severely injured while trying to jump over a moving car driven by his father. The accident occurred Saturday night just before Canadian teen idol Justin Bieber was to appear on the show, prompting him to say..