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Photo Exhibition Shows A Much Changed Berlin

Today’s Berlin is one of Europe’s most powerful political capitals with a nightlife and cultural heritage unmatched by many other cities. A new photo exhibition offers a snapshot of the city’s once communist east before the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall. For anyone returning to Berlin after an absence …

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Thumbs Up for Germany’s First Female Astronauts

A fighter pilot and a meteorologist could be Germany’s first female astronauts. A private group is hoping to raise 50 million euros ($53.6 million) to send a German woman to the International Space Station by 2020. Until now, Germany’s eleven astronauts have all been male, starting with Sigmund Jaehn from East Germany …

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Beach Volleyball goes Waltzing into Vienna this Summer!

For the very first time the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships will take place in Vienna, at the idyllic location of the Danube Island. For 10 whole days, 48 women’s and men’s teams will fight tooth and nail for the title of world champions while playing for a cool one …

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World’s Shortest International Flight is Cancelled

When you think about an international flight, the image of jetliners and 10 hour journeys come to mind. However, one small Austrian airline turned the idea of international flying on its head back in November 2016. An 8-minute flight between Germany and Switzerland that was said to be the world’s shortest …

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Dortmund End Sportfreunde Lotte Fairy Tale

Borussia Dortmund ended the fairy tale run of Sportfreunde Lotte on Tuesday, beating the third division club 3-0 in the German Cup quarter-finals to set up a final four date with Bayern Munich. Sportfreunde Lotte which translates as “sports friends” held tough against the Champions League quarter-finalists for a while until …

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Electric Trucks Powering Ahead in Germany

German engineering giant Siemens is powering electric trucks using a 150-year-old technology. Germans can soon expect to see electric trucks that draw power from overhead wires. Siemens is rushing ahead with tests of the power-saving technology for the country’s roads. Also known as catenary systems, these free-hanging electric power lines have …

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