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Spiegel: Yanukovych says 'Ukraine has become a wild country'.

Three years after the Maidan insurgency, Viktor Yanukovych has re-emerged to express his views on the Ukraine conflict in a letter addressed to Trump, Putin, Merkel and others. DER SPIEGEL correspondent Christian Neef met with the former president. The post Spiegel: Yanukovych says 'Ukraine has become a wild country' ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Cologne library opens its doors to refugees: 'You fill this room with life'.

By Ross Davies / Posted at The Guardian The Cologne Public Library is serving as a social and educational space for the city's refugees, as counterparts across Germany increasingly become places for community engagement. Could the UK learn from this? While a … Continue reading → The post Cologne library opens ...

- worldwide hippies - US

Baku, Berlin eye prospects for expanding cooperation.

Azerbaijan`s Ambassador to Germany Ramin Hasanov has met European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources Gunther Oettinger, Azertac reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

Europe's Critical Elections.

Upcoming elections in the Netherlands, France, and Germany will be held in what is arguably the most febrile political environment since the European Union's creation.

- AzerNews - AZ

Global stocks ease after records, dollar gains.

Global stocks pulled back from record highs yesterday while the dollar rose ahead of minutes from the US Federal Reserve's January policy meeting, which could offer clues about the next interest rate rise. A stronger greenback weighed down oil, metal and other commodity prices. US and German bond yields initially fell on ...

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German business morale brightens despite Trump, Brexit and French vote.

German business morale was surprisingly buoyant this month, a survey showed yesterday, supporting expectations of a robust start to 2017 in Germany and the eurozone despite worries about US trade policies, Brexit and the French election. The sentiment survey, published by the Ifo institute yesterday, was another sign that ...

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What you need to know before the open.

  ​Today's top story: Unilever share price rises as it reveals plans for business review in wake of collapsed Kraft Heinz deal Today's leader: Experts are vital, but so is scepticism and debate - take it from the Bank of England's Minouche Shafik   As investors await another slew of corporate earnings reports ...

- City AM - UK

German lawmakers call for inquiry into VW compliance chief exit.

Lawmakers from Volkswagen's home region called on Wednesday for an inquiry into the sudden departure of the German carmaker's compliance chief last month, saying they were concerned the supervisory board was not overseeing the business effectively.

- Automotive News - US

Dialog Semiconductor sees good sales growth in 2017.

FRANKFURT - Dialog Semiconductor , maker of chips that go in Apple Inc's and Samsung Electronics' smartphones, said it expected "good revenue growth" in 2017, indicating a bumper year for high end consumer devices.

- Reuters - US

Bannon, Pence send contradictory messages to EU.

White House strategist Steve Bannon described the European Union as a flawed institution to Germany's US envoy a week before Vice President Mike Pence reaffirmed the US commitment to the EU in Brussels, two diplomatic sources with knowledge of the conversation told CNN.

- CNN Top Stories - US

ThyssenKrupp sells Brazilian steel business.

German group shifts toward making higher-margin submarines and elevators

- Financial Times - US

Ultracool Dwarf and the Seven Planets

Munich, Germany Feb 22, 2017 Astronomers have found a system of seven Earth-sized planets just 40 light-years away. Using ground and space telescopes, including ESO's Very Large Telescope, the planets were all detected as they passed in front of their parent star, the ultracool dwarf star known as TRAPPIST-1. According to ...

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Did Murdered Indiana Teens Capture the Voice of Their Killer?

A voice can be heard saying 'down the hill' on a recording on Liberty German's cell phone.

- Yahoo! News - US

2017 could be a turning point for European integration – but not in the way you think

There can be little doubt that this year's elections in Germany and France may determine the future of the European Union. For nearly a decade now, the EU has been facing unprecedented challenges, from the euro crisis and the influx of migrants to Brexit and the rise of nationalism. On their own, any one of these crises ...

- The Conversation - UK

The Hamburg 'coliving' and 'coworking' space you never have to leave

A coworking service is building what it says is Germany's largest coworking and coliving space in Hamburg aimed at international startup workers. When it is opened, techies might never have to go outside again...

- The Local - INT

Cologne Carnival - The Local's essential guide

As Cologne's week of Carnival festivities kicks off on Thursday, here's a guide to make sure you don't miss out on all the debauchery.

- The Local - INT

Feb 22nd - the day the White Rose were killed for resisting Hitler

Wednesday marks 74 years since three members of the White Rose resistance group were executed by the Nazis. The young students showed bravery few others in Germany were capable of.

- The Local - INT

Wake Up, Berlin!

Photo credit: Michael F. Hiatt / Shutterstock, Inc. The United States can no longer be considered a reliable partner to Western Europe. This poses a particular problem to Germany, which has long relied on the United States to assure its defense. But while German foreign policymakers are starting to acknowledge the extent ...

- GMF - DE

Michael Fassbender in town to promote 'Assassin's Creed'

GERMAN-BORN Irish actor Michael Fassbender was in town last night to promote his latest action adventure film "Assassin's Creed." Fassbender, known for his portrayal of Magneto in the "X-Men" film series, interacted and took photo with local film buffs at the Baoshan Wanda Cinema. He said he likes Chinese food such as ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Carnivals poke fun at Donald Trump as Germans snap up wigs for celebrations

A Bavarian maker of Donald Trump-style wigs said on Wednesday her factory has been overwhelmed by demand for the US president's blonde coiffure from Germans preparing for carnival celebrations this week.

- Stuff - NZ

Kerber moves closer to top ranking comeback in Dubai

DUBAI, Feb 23 — Angelique Kerber dominated Monica Puig 6-2, 6-3 in barely an hour at the Dubai Tennis Championships yesterday to move a step closer to returning to the number one ranking. The top-seeded German who held the top WTA spot in 2016...

- The Malay Mail - MY

'Anybody could be a refugee': Ai Weiwei films global crisis

BERLIN, Feb 23 — Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has a message for US President Donald Trump, Europe's populist right and those who would shut their national borders to migrants and refugees. A refugee could be anybody. It could be you...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Massive unexploded WWII bomb found in Portsmouth Harbour

The 300lb bomb dropped by the Germans was towed out to sea and detonated in a controlled explosion.

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Phone of murdered eighth-graders Liberty German and Abigail Williams recorded man's voice

The audio appears to provided police with further information in the investigation.

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Favored teams back up seedings

Stuttgart, Lakenheath clinch semifinal spots after two games, while top-seeded Black Forest does the same in D-II.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Police: Indiana murder victim captured video of suspect

Police in Indiana are hopeful that the public will recognize the man heard in a grainy cellphone video taken by a young murder victim. Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, disappeared on Feb. 13, and their bodies were found a day later in a wooded area outside Delphi, near the trail they planned to hike. During a ...

- The Week - US

Germany Approves Faster Deportation of Failed Asylum-Seekers

Germany's Cabinet approved a plan Wednesday that will make it easier to deport rejected asylum-seekers.Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said the measures mean that deportations of rejected asylum-seekers will be faster and more people will be sent back home.Germany was flooded with 890,000 asylu...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Germany can do more to help eurozone, says EU

With its persistently high current account surplus, Germany could do more to help the eurozone economy, the European Commission said Wednesday in its annual analysis of EU Member States' economies.

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Peugeot maker PSA: We'll honor existing Opel job guarantees

PSA Group told German Chancellor Angela Merkel and top labor representatives that it would uphold Opel and Vauxhall job guarantees if it buys the European arm of General Motors, though some analysts say thousands of job losses are likely eventually.

- The Daily Star - LB

Europe's critical elections: Why the populists must lose

Upcoming elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany will be held in what is arguably the most febrile political environment since the European Union's creation.

- The Daily Star - LB

IMF chief Lagarde meets Merkel over Greek debt forgiveness

The head of the IMF has shifted her position on debt relief for the Mediterranean nation. Germany's finance minister had led the eurozone movement rejecting debt forgiveness for Athens.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Helmut Kohl's son gives Merkel partial blame for mother's suicide

In an interview, former Chancellor Kohl's son said Angela Merkel's political actions played a role in his mother's suicide. He said his mother felt 'betrayed' over Merkel's behavior during a Helmut Kohl scandal.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Refugee groups protest migrant deportation flight from Munich

Refugee supporters have protested at Munich's airport over Germany's third recent group deportation of rejected asylum seekers to Kabul. Two courts blocked individual expulsions, to Afghanistan, and to Macedonia.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Russia to build replica of the Reichstag for cadets to practice storming

Russia's youth military movement should have something tangible to practice raiding, the country's defense minister says. So he chose Germany's iconic federal parliament building, captured by the Red Army in 1945.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Mikhail Gorbachev selling lake-side getaway in Germany

The Soviet leader was often seen in the Bavarian town of Rottach-Egern - just one of many well-heeled Russians in the area. Poor health means he no longer visits and

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Reuters Video: Stolen Nazi gate returns to concentration camp

An iron gate from Dachau concentration camp in Germany that was stolen in 2014 has been returned to the memorial. Rosanna Philpott reports. — Reuters

- The Malay Mail - MY

Stolen iron gate returned to Nazi death camp in Germany

DON, Feb 23 — A wrought iron gate with the chilling inscription Arbeit macht frei' was returned to Germany's Dachau concentration camp yesterday, more than two years after it was stolen. The theft in 2014 of...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Someone got banned from Club Penguin in 39 seconds

Sometimes getting banned from a game is more fun than playing it. Such is the unsaid thesis behind a group of folks trying to get kicked off the child-friendly game Club Penguin. SEE ALSO: German zoo really wants its stolen penguin back, please The game's great at barring users who say stuff like "fuck," "shit" and "ass" ...

- Mashable! - US

German archaeologist kidnapped from Nigerian village

Gunmen have kidnapped two Germans from a village in northern Nigeria, police said.

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Over 50 overseas cyclists to join 270 Kiwi’s

Riders from Ireland, Canada, Australia, the United States, Germany, Switzerland, China, Brazil and Singapore will join 270 Kiwi’s on this year’s fourth Tour of New Zealand that begins simultaneously in Northland and Southland on Saturday the ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Stolen iron gate returned to Nazi death camp in Germany | Reuters

BERLIN A wrought iron gate with the chilling inscription "Arbeit macht frei" was returned to Germany's Dachau concentration camp on Wednesday, more than two years after it was stolen.The theft in 2014 of the symbol of suffering inflicted by Hitler's Nazis on Jews and others caused outrage around the world. Police in Norway ...

- Firstpost - IN

Greece needs debt restructuring, interest rate cuts - IMF's Lagarde

BERLIN - Greece doesn't need a debt haircut at the moment, International Monetary Fund Chief Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday, adding that debt restructuring and interest rate cuts on bailout loans were necessary. "We are much more confident after the progress made by the Greek authorities to come in the direction of the ...

- Sify - IN

500-lb unexploded German WWII bomb found

Crews working on an English harbor found an unexploded World War II-era German bomb containing 290 pounds of explosives.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Moscow calling: What is AfD head Frauke Petry's purpose in Russia?

Just weeks before a series of elections, the head of Germany's populist right-wing Alternative for Germany party, Frauke Petry, is visiting Moscow. What does the AfD want from Russia, and vice versa?

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Up close and personal with Martin Schulz in Brandenburg

There's still seven months to go until Germany's federal election, but Social Democrat Martin Schulz is bringing his message to the people in his own unique way. Heiner Kiesel reports from Brandenburg.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Nigeria says gunmen kidnap 2 Germans from northern village

Police say gunmen have kidnapped two Germans from a village in northern Nigeria.

- The Daily Star - LB

Nigeria says gunmen kidnap 2 Germans from northern village

KADUNA, Nigeria " Police say gunmen have kidnapped two Germans from a village in northern Nigeria.Assistant Superintendent of Police Aliyu Usman with the Kaduna Police Command confirmed that gunmen took archaeologist Peter...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Peugeot sets sales and savings goals for Opel deal: sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT/PARIS - French carmaker PSA Group expects its planned acquisition of General Motors' Opel division to lead to combined sales of 5 million vehicles by 2022 and save as much as 2 billion euros annually, sources said, adding that a deal could be finalised in early March.

- Reuters - US

Stolen gate returned to Nazi concentration camp in Dachau

Allen ConeFeb. 22 -- A wrought iron gate that was stolen in 2014 from Germany's Nazi Dachau concentration camp was returned Wednesday.

- UPI - US

The Russian military is building a mini-Reichstag at its amusement park so that kids have 'a real building to storm'

The replica of Germany's parliament building would grace Patriot Park near Moscow, the Russian army's military Disneyland."

- Washington Post - US