Germany : A country of north-central
Europe. Occupied since c. 500 B.C. by Germanic tribes, the region became
part of the Frankish empire by the sixth century A.D. Later it became
a loose federation of principalities and the nucleus of the Holy Roman
Empire until the imperial state was broken up by Napoleon in 1806. Germany
became a confederation after 1815 and then an empire centered around Prussia
(1871-1918). Following its defeat in World War I, it was reorganized as
the Weimar Republic, which collapsed when Adolf Hitler rose to power and
formed the Third Reich. Germany's defeat in 1945 at the end of World War
II resulted in its division into four occupation zones, each controlled
by an Allied power. Out of the U.S., French, and British zones West Germany
was established in 1949, while the Soviet zone became East Germany. The
two Germanies were reunified in 1990 after the fall of the East German
Communist government. Berlin is the capital and largest city. Population:
campus-germany.de - News - New international academic network to boost German education system (09/29/2004) (Campus Germany)
An academic network aimed at improving university education in Germany has been set up.
Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Post, Munich Re: German Equity Preview (Bloomberg.com)
Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) -- The following stocks may make gains or losses in German markets today. Futures that track Germany's benchmark DAX Index climbed 0.4 percent to 3913 as of the 8 p.m. close Frankfurt time on Eurex AG, the world's biggest futures market.
DaimlerChrysler, Munich Re, ProSieben: German Equity Preview (Bloomberg.com)
Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) -- The following stocks may make significant gains or losses in German markets tomorrow. Futures that track Germany's benchmark DAX Index climbed 0.4 percent to 3913 as of the 8 p.m. close Frankfurt time on Eurex AG, the world's biggest futures market.
campus-germany.de - News - German University in Cairo celebrates first anniversary (09/29/2004) (Campus Germany)
The German University in Cairo (GUC) is celebrating its first anniversary this weekend. At the focus of the celebrations, are two open days on October 3 and 4, highlighting the German Egyptian relationship.
Franco-German summit to revive joint industry plan (Financial Times)
France and Germany will hold a meeting next month to revive efforts to create European "industrial champions", three months after the German chancellor, Gerhard Schröder, accused France of "putting an axe" to their short-lived joint effort.
Pop extravaganza opens in Germany with calls for radio play 'quotas' (AFP via Yahoo! News)
One of Europe's biggest pop music trade fairs and festivals got into full swing as German lawmakers consider limiting the number of non-German songs that can be played on the country's radio stations.
Germany Boosts Borrowing to New Record (AP via Yahoo! News)
The German government will take on an extra 14 billion euros ($17.23 billion) in debt this year because the country's economic upturn so far has failed to boost tax revenue, taking new borrowing to a record level, the finance minister said Wednesday.
Germany's DAX Rises, Led by Bank Shares; Deutsche Telekom Gains (Bloomberg.com)
Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) -- German stocks advanced, led by HVB Group. Germany's No. 2 bank and domestic competitors such as Commerzbank AG may be spared billions of euros in real estate liabilities.
German Woman Convicted in 1991 Bomb Plan (Miami Herald)
STUTTGART, Germany - A German court on Tuesday convicted a suspected former Red Army Faction terrorist of helping in an attempt to bomb a busload of Soviet Jews in Hungary in 1991 and extended a prison sentence she is already serving for another attack.
Doner kebab most popular snack in Germany (Ananova)
A new handbook about Germany says the doner kebab is more popular than the country's beloved sausage. Everything from the German fondness for garden gnomes and cuckoo clocks to where to get the best beer is covered in the new 'Manual for Germany'.