Readings: Second Opinions Courtesy of Germany.info
Apr 26, 2013
We scout the internet for news you can use about Germany, and provide annotated links for your reading pleasure and information.
Der SPIEGEL asks about the fairness of efforts supporting countries where citizens are wealthier than in Germany and enters a debate of redistribution of burdens.
Interview with Avi Primor: “We Totally Rejected Germany”
He was the Israeli ambassador in Bonn from 1993 until 1999, but Avi Primor still remains a key figure in the German-Israeli dialogue today. The Goethe Institute spoke with him about horrors of the past, daring questions of the ’68 generation, and taking a German course under an assumed name.
Suspect for Somali Pirates’ Accountant Arrest in Germany
NYT: The authorities in Germany said Monday that they had arrested a man, identifying him only by the initial “M,” who had acted as the accountant for a band of Somali pirates who hijacked a German oil tanker three years ago.
Home Schooling Is No Claim to Asylum
A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that a German family, which moved to Tennessee in 2008, could not claim asylum in the United States because it would face penalties in Germany for home-schooling its children.
Limousine With a Virtual Chauffeur
The 2014 S-Class claims a significant advance in the development of autonomous automobiles. While it still requires a human behind the steering wheel, in the right conditions the car can steer itself through city traffic or drive on the highway at speeds upward of 120 miles an hour using an array of radar, infrared and optical sensors to track lane markings or the car ahead — even around curves.
Mini Hots Rods Hit German Roads
The mini hot rod looks like an outsize toy, and its Hamburg-based creators still can't quite believe it's street legal, writes der SPIEGEL.
Justin Bieber's Monkey Stayed in Munich
Justin Bieber's moneky Mally was seized by German customs when Bieber failed to produce required vaccination and import papers after landing in Munich while on tour. It was quarantined and cared for at the city's animal shelter, which now seeks reimbursement of costs.
Germany and France to Co-Host 2017 Ice Hockey World Championship
A joint bid by Paris and Cologne beat out rival candidate Copenhagen and Riga, Latvia, by a vote of 63-45 among the delegates of the International Ice Hockey Federation at their annual congress in Sweden.