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Finance

Rhine/drought: low water levels will parch the German economy

Shallow waters mean deep trouble. A heatwave and drought are draining the Rhine. Barges must sail part-loaded, disrupting the delivery of raw materials. The blow to German industry could be even worse than in 2018 when water levels fell to the  lowest since the 1920s.  Back then, 1.5 per cent was knocked off industrial production […]

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Entertainment

Romantic Historical German Drama ‘The Empress’ is Coming to Netflix in September 2022

While fans of Bridgerton await the highly anticipated third season, whet your appetite with an exciting new historical romantic drama, The Empress, which arrives on Netflix in September 2022. We’ve got everything you need to know about The Empress, including the plot, cast, trailer, and Netflix release date. The Empress is an upcoming German Netflix […]

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Business

Trump complained U.S. generals lacked the loyalty German generals showed Hitler, book says

Colonel General Kurt Zeitzler talking to Adolf Hitler, prior to the revolt of Hitler’s generals, circa 1944. Keystone | Hulton Archive | Getty Images Former President Donald Trump complained to then-White House Chief of Staff John Kelly that American generals were not as loyal to him as he believed German generals had been to Nazi […]

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Science

‘Change is coming’: Meet the Englishman prepping for climate apocalypse in an old German barracks

Ben Green doesn’t have to worry that Vladimir Putin might cut off Europe’s gas this winter, fret about a seasonal revival of Covid-19, or panic about a looming global food crisis. Green weaned himself off gas when he purchased the five-hectare (12-acre) grounds of a derelict East German army barracks three years ago: the previous […]

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Showbiz

Antiques Roadshow expert gives value to German Spy Flask which he claims was ‘worthless’

However, the owner of the peculiar item heard how the flask was, on its own, not very valuable. The specialist explained: “Some of the items we get on the roadshow are quite innocuous. “If you looked at them on their own in a junk shop you probably wouldn’t look twice at them.” “As an ordinary […]

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US

German Shepherd stolen from Baytown home found 4.5 years later and more than 600 miles away

BORGER, Texas (KTRK) — A Baytown family is about to reunite with a long-lost, four-legged member who was taken from their own home nearly five years ago. Animal control officials in Borger, Texas, which is more than 600 miles away in the Panhandle, said a German Shepherd named Sheba was located Monday in the town […]

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Finance

Olaf Scholz backs extending life of German nuclear plants

German chancellor Olaf Scholz said it might “make sense” to extend the life of Germany’s last nuclear power plants, as reduced gas flows from Russia raise the prospect of a winter energy crunch in Europe’s largest economy. He said the three plants due to close at the end of this year only accounted for a […]

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Finance

German gas shortage risks ‘unforeseeable consequences’, says Commerzbank

A serious shortage of natural gas supplies could trigger “a chain reaction with unforeseeable consequences” for the German economy, said Commerzbank, one of the country’s biggest corporate lenders. The German bank warned on Wednesday of a “severe recession” in the country if Russia cuts off gas supplies, saying it could trigger an economic crisis similar […]

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World

Former German chancellor Schroeder says Ukraine grain deal may pave way for ceasefire

Germany’s Schroeder says Moscow wants negotiated settlement Moscow/Kyiv grain deal may pave way for ceasefire, Schroeder Kremlin accuses U.S. of direct involvement in war First wartime Ukraine grain ship reaches Bosphorus Strait ISTANBUL/LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – The deal between Moscow and Kyiv to unblock Ukrainian grain exports may offer a way forward to a […]

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Business

German chemicals firm warns of production chain collapse as Putin squeezes gas flows

Covestro’s headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany. The company has adjusted its full year guidance for 2022, citing a number of factors. Ina Fassbender | AFP | Getty Images German materials giant Covestro warned Tuesday that the rationing of gas could see some of its sites shut down, as its CEO stressed the importance of reducing the […]