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  • Enerjisa to make $1.5-bln investment in power distribution: CEO
    Turkey’s Enerjisa, a joint venture between Sabancı Holding and Germany’s E.ON, plans to invest 4.5 billion Turkish Liras ($1.5 billion) in power distribution between 2016 and 2020, said the company chief Kıvanç Zaimler
    Hurriyet.  Sun, 28 Aug 2016 18:36:00 +0200.
  • Germany, France, Poland Call For Efforts To End Ukraine Conflict
    The foreign ministers of Germany, France, and Poland have agreed that there should be greater international efforts to reduce tensions in eastern Ukraine.
    Radio Liberty.  Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:57:16 +0000.
  • Germany's Sigmar Gabriel defends middle finger gesture
    Germany's economy minister and vice-chancellor has defended flicking the middle finger to a group of right-wing protesters earlier this month.
    BBC News.  Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:09:49 GMT.
  • Germany's economy minister: U.S.-EU free trade talks have failed
    Germany's Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Sunday that talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a free trade deal being negotiated by the United States and the European Union, had essentially failed. ...
    Yahoo.  Sun, 28 Aug 2016 08:01:30 -0400.
  • Europe migrant crisis: Germany expects 'up to 300,000' this year
    Germany expects up to 300,000 migrants to arrive in the country this year, the head of Germany's Federal Office for Migration and Refugees says.
    BBC News.  Sun, 28 Aug 2016 05:13:03 GMT.
  • Ernst Nolte, Historian Whose Views on Hitler Caused an Uproar, Dies at 93
    Professor Nolte, a respected German scholar of fascism, suggested in a 1986 essay that Nazism had been a logical response to the “existential threat” of the Russian Revolution.
    Sam Roberts.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 28 Aug 2016 03:44:34 GMT.
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  • Official Estimates Germany to Get 300,000 Refugees This Year
    The head of Germany's Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) told a German newspaper that he expected a maximum of 300,000 refugees to arrive in Germany this year. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 27 Aug 2016 21:17:43 -0400.
  • We’re Here! RB Leipzig’s Rise to Bundesliga Isn’t Welcomed by All
    On Sunday, Leipzig will play its first game in Germany’s top league, but detractors see the team as just another Red Bull marketing venture.
    Rory Smith.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:30:20 GMT.
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  • Interactive Globe: How Germans Travel
    What are Germans' top travel destinations? And what countries spend the most money on their vacation trips? Test your knowledge with our interactive globe.
    Spiegel Online.  Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:24:35 +0200.
  • Africa: Dual TVET Education for Sub-Sahara Africa
    [Namibia Economist] Namibia's University of Science and Technology (NUST) in collaboration with the German University of Rostock this week opened a 3-day symposium to improve higher education, mainly vocational education training, or so-called VET.
    All Africa.  Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:57:56 GMT.
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The Federal Republic of Germany, located in north central Europe, is a federal multi-party republic with a bicameral legislature.  Its capital city is Berlin, and its currency is the Euro.  The primary language spoken in Germany is German, although the Slavic Sorbian language is used by a small minority.  In 2007, Germany's estimated population was 82,401,000.

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