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Another Attack In Munich By An 18Year Old German-Iranian

Another Attack In Munich By An 18Year Old German-Iranian

At least nine people were killed and at least 16 were injured Friday in a shooting rampage at a busy shopping district in Munich, Germany, police said. Police searched for attackers, thinking there might be three, and found a man who had killed himself on a side street near Olympia shopping mall, police Chief Hubertus […]

Why Untangling UK Industry From Europe May Be ‘Impossible’

Why Untangling UK Industry From Europe May Be ‘Impossible’

When Bavarian politicians rhapsodise about their “laptop and Lederhosen” economy, they most likely have in mind businesses such as Dräxlmaier in Lower Bavaria. The slogan encapsulates the state’s transition from agriculture to hi-tech hub. And founded in 1875 as a family business making the traditional leather garments beloved in this southern German state, Dräxlmaier has […]

Global Stocks At Eight-Month High, France Attack Subdues Europe

Global Stocks At Eight-Month High, France Attack Subdues Europe

Reassuring Chinese data lifted world stocks to an eight-month high on Friday though Europe ended an otherwise strong week subdued after an attack by a gunman at the wheel of a truck in the south of France killed at least 84 people. Britain’s FTSE 100 and Germany’s DAX managed to shake off an early dip […]

Border Zones: ‘Berlin In The 1980s Was Like An Advert For Hedonism’

Border Zones: ‘Berlin In The 1980s Was Like An Advert For Hedonism’

It is 1984 and I’m being driven around East Berlin in a Jaguar XJ6, the only one in town. We are making Chinese Boxes, a cheap thriller with an incomprehensible plot about teenage drug deaths, Berlin gangsters and US intelligence. The film’s budget is about three quid and, to save money, it is being scored […]

Paris Floodwaters Set To Peak As More Rain Forecast

Paris Floodwaters Set To Peak As More Rain Forecast

Floodwaters in Paris are forecast to peak on Friday with the River Seine due to reach 6m (19ft) above its normal level. The world-famous Louvre and Orsay museums have been shut so staff can move priceless artworks to safety. Flooding across France and Germany has left at least 11 people dead and forced thousands from […]

Trump Rising in Polls for Same Reasons Germany Embraced Hitler

Trump Rising in Polls for Same Reasons Germany Embraced Hitler

Adolf Hitler rose to power during a period of similar social tumult as that which has currently garnered Donald Trump such fervent support, according to Noam Chomsky. In a recent interview with Aaron Williams for Alternet, Chomsky explained how fear, alone, does not sufficiently explain Trump’s surprising popularity: “Fear, along with the breakdown of society during […]

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