- Sabine Lisicki fires fastest ever serve in Stanford defeat
German Sabine Lisicki fired the fastest serve ever recorded at a WTA event on July 29, unleashing a 210.8 kph (131 mph) bomb in her first round loss to Ana Ivanovic at the Stanford Classic.
Hurriyet. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:57:00 +0200.
- Germany's ZF in advanced talks to buy TRW for near $12 billion, report says
Germany's ZF Friedrichshafen AG is in advanced talks to acquire TRW Automotive for nearly $12 billion, in a deal that would create an automotive supply powerhouse, people familiar with the matter told Reuters today.
AutoNews.com. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:22:37 EST. Subscription required.
- Stowaway's Body Found in Germany Tests Negative for Ebola
U.S. military officials say the body of a stowaway found in the wheel well of an Air Force cargo plane in Germany following a mission to Africa, has tested negative for disease. ...
Voice of America. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:13:44 -0400.
- ‘Fury,’ Starring Brad Pitt, a Raw Look at Warfare
The film offers a relentlessly authentic portrayal of the extremes endured, and inflicted, by Allied troops who entered Germany in the spring of 1945.
By Michael Cieply. International Herald Tribune. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:00:02 GMT.
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- Africa: S.africa Extradites German Priest On Sex Abuse Charges
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All Africa. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:08:49 GMT.
- Euro touches eight-month low, European shares fall
The euro hit an eight-month trough against the dollar on Wednesday and German bond yields were at record lows ahead of inflation data expected to boost the case for further European Central Bank policy easing. ...
Yahoo. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:49:58 GMT.
- Revenge Of The Ripoff: How A Zappos Knockoff Became A $5 Billion Retailing Sensation
Zalando started out as a shameless copy of shoe retailer Zappos, but the German firm has outgrown imitator status to become the most valuable tech startup you’ve never heard of.
By Ryan Mac. Forbes. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:00:00 GMT.
- Germany: 1 killed, 5 injured as dare goes awry
German authorities say a man was killed and five others injured when a mechanical digger tipped over and hit them during a so-called Cold Water Challenge, a dare that has been spreading on Facebook.
Miami Herald. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:06 EDT.
- World Briefing: Germany: Body Is Found Above Plane’s Landing Gear
The Pentagon said Tuesday that members of the military at Ramstein Air Base in Germany had found the body of an adolescent male trapped above the landing gear of a C-130 aircraft after a trip to Africa.
By Reuters. International Herald Tribune. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:00:32 GMT.
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- Playing French horn with no arms
The German who mastered the French Horn with his toes.
BBC News. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:30:47 GMT.
Facts About Germany
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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