Germany http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/18789/all en Germany http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/germany <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-section-nav-icon"> <div class="field-label">Navigation Icon:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_section_nav_icon" width="300" height="127" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/nav-icons/nav-icon-germany.png?1294164045" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-section-article-icon"> <div class="field-label">In-Article Icons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_section_article_icon" width="97" height="97" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/section-icons/section-icon-germany.png?1294164049" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-seo"><legend>SEO</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-metatitle"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Germany News - Breaking News and Headlines from GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-metadesc"> <div class="field-label">Meta Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Germany News from GlobalPost. 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He previously covered <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/india">India</a> for GlobalPost, and spent about 15 years living and working in <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/asia">Asia</a>, where he was a frequent contributor at Newsweek International and the Far Eastern Economic Review. He is a former recipient of a reporting fellowship from the South Asian Journalist Association and has been honored with awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the World Health Organization and the Society of American Travel Writers.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-biophoto"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/jasonoverdorf.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=32142">jasonoverdorf.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-contact-info"><legend>Social Media</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-facebook-url"> <div class="field-label">Facebook URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.facebook.com/#!/jason.overdorf </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-twitter-handle"> <div class="field-label">Twitter handle:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> joverdorf </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-google-plus"> <div class="field-label">Google Plus:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 106377247495669465452 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-bioblogroll"><legend>Blogroll</legend><div class="field field-type-link field-field-blogroll3"> <div class="field-label">Link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.aldaily.com">Arts &amp; Letters Daily</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-blogroll4"> <div class="field-label">Link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.maxboxing.com">Maxboxing.com</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-bioglobalblog"><legend>Global Blog</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-bioblogenable"> <div class="field-label">Enable:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-syndication"><legend>Syndication</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-striphtml"> <div class="field-label">Strip HTML:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/bio/jason-overdorf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Germany Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 3749 at http://www.globalpost.com For Which It Stands: Wheels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/wheels/090102/which-it-stands-wheels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> America defined: the good, the bad, and the automobile </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Royal Ford </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>It flows through our music, rumbles through our movies,&nbsp; permeates our&nbsp; literature.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Nat King Cole crooned its promise in&nbsp; &quot;Route 66.&quot; From snarling hot rod to exotic Thunderbird, it was the star of the movie &quot;American Grafitti,'' and a virtual weapon in the hands of Robert Mitchum in &quot;Thunder Road.'' For Jack Kerouac, it was holy deliverance in &quot;On the Road.'' And loaded with all the Joad family had left in this world, it was a beast of burden and hope in John Steinbeck's &quot;The Grapes of Wrath.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/wheels/090102/which-it-stands-wheels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Americas Asia-Pacific Europe Germany Middle East Japan Technology United Kingdom Thu, 08 Jan 2009 22:22:03 +0000 Royal Ford 6401 at http://www.globalpost.com The starting line http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/wheels/090104/the-starting-line <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> "Wheels" columnist Royal Ford explains his lifelong car passion that began with Faulkner and frozen ponds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Royal Ford </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Give me chaos theory. If a loon flaps its wings on the cove outside my New Hampshire home, will a storm change course over Russia?</p> <p>I don&rsquo;t know. But chaos theory may explain how I got lucky enough to do this job I love, driving cars all over the world and writing about them for GlobalPost.</p> <p>My wing-flap smelled of gasoline when, as a 12-year-old boy, I was skidding cars around wet fields behind my childhood home in the Granite State, and on frozen ponds where ice is thick and counter-steer reigns.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/wheels/090104/the-starting-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Europe Germany Technology Mexico United Kingdom Fri, 09 Jan 2009 00:06:44 +0000 Royal Ford 7216 at http://www.globalpost.com For Which It Stands: European Union http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090106/which-it-stands-european-union <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Europeans hope Obama will see — and need — them as an equal partner. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Teri Schultz </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS &mdash; When Barack Obama ran on a platform of &ldquo;Change We Can Believe In,&rdquo; Europeans quickly counted themselves among the &ldquo;we.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090106/which-it-stands-european-union" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan BeNeLux Asia-Pacific Diplomacy France Europe Germany Thu, 08 Jan 2009 22:23:40 +0000 Teri Schultz 8582 at http://www.globalpost.com For Which It Stands: Germany http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090108/which-it-stands-germany <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kennedy, Reagan and then Obama each stood before Germany to articulate a defining vision of the future for the world </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Joshua Hammer </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN &ndash; Last July, a German friend who had studied at Harvard University&rsquo;s John F. Kennedy School of Government&nbsp;&mdash; but whose admiration for America had fallen drastically over the last eight years&nbsp;&mdash; stood in the sweltering heat for six hours, in the midst of 200,000 people, waiting for a glimpse of the future.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090108/which-it-stands-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Germany Fri, 09 Jan 2009 13:59:44 +0000 Joshua Hammer 10353 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany's "Teflon Angie" cruises through crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/germany/090109/germanys-teflon-angie-cruises-through-crisis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chancellor Merkel faces challenges with nine months to go until election. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Noah Barkin </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Jan 9 (Reuters) &mdash; Call her &quot;Teflon Angie&quot;.</p> <p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in the midst of what, on the face of it, should be one of her toughest stretches since coming to power in 2005.</p> <p>The economy is in a tailspin, her cautious reaction to the financial crisis has been widely criticised. And this week she made the latest in a series of abrupt policy reversals, agreeing to include tax cuts in a new German stimulus package that as recently as last month she had argued was unnecessary.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/germany/090109/germanys-teflon-angie-cruises-through-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Germany Fri, 09 Jan 2009 20:47:58 +0000 Noah Barkin 10697 at http://www.globalpost.com Does the path to Gaza peace run through Cairo? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/egypt/090114/does-the-path-gaza-peace-run-through-cairo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Mubarak government is orchestrating talks with all sides to find a new agreement. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Theodore May </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CAIRO, Egypt &mdash; Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is working hard to make sure that any path to peace in Gaza runs through Cairo.</p> <p>And diplomatic stars are indeed coming to Egypt.</p> <p><a href="http://player.theplatform.com/ps/player/pds/lqtN52xjvc?pid=XJ3mPpeFT4PXhZnC2LEPRUo1MnpiFPjZ">(Watch Theodore May's video dispatch on Worldfocus.)</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/egypt/090114/does-the-path-gaza-peace-run-through-cairo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Diplomacy Germany Israel and Palestine Middle East Wed, 14 Jan 2009 22:50:42 +0000 Theodore May 33755 at http://www.globalpost.com Cheering for the end of an era http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/germany/090120/cheering-the-end-era <!--paging_filter--><p>&ldquo;Farewell , Washington cowboy,&rdquo; intoned an announcer on the German television channel NTV, as the camera followed the ascent of the U.S. Air Force jet spiriting ex-President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, out of Washington this afternoon.</p> <p>Across Germany on American inauguration day the euphoria that greeted the Machtaenderung &mdash; handover of power &mdash; seemed as much about the passage of the Bush era into history as it was about Barack Obama&rsquo;s remarkable ascendance.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/germany/090120/cheering-the-end-era" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Germany Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 130157 at http://www.globalpost.com Analysis: The sick man and the dragon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/commerce/090123/analysis-the-sick-man-and-the-dragon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You know the world has changed when Germans are happy. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomas Mucha </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>As Barack Obama became president this week &mdash; amidst all the hope, hoopla and history &mdash; you may have missed the fact that desperate things were, once again, happening far outside the Beltway.</p> <p>An especially ominous sign has been the sudden collapse of the German and Chinese economies, two powerful export engines that had been relative bright spots in a darkening world.</p> <p>No more.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/commerce/090123/analysis-the-sick-man-and-the-dragon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Asia-Pacific Europe Germany China Fri, 23 Jan 2009 21:34:13 +0000 Thomas Mucha 176710 at http://www.globalpost.com The world loves diesel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/wheels/090202/the-world-loves-diesel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Will America's push for better fuel standards bring it to see the light? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Royal Ford </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SANTA MONICA, California&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;Before we reached here, we crested the Rockies after a delay for snow and ice. We basked in their jagged, snow-capped majesty.</p> <p>Our clean diesel Audi TDIs have easily made the climb with the incredible tug of torque that diesel produces, aided by the advantage of turbo-charging.</p> <p>Up at about 12,000 feet and higher, the air gets very thin. Regular engines gasp; turbo pulls in extra oxygen for smooth running.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/wheels/090202/the-world-loves-diesel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Green Europe Germany Technology Tue, 03 Feb 2009 11:42:04 +0000 Royal Ford 267038 at http://www.globalpost.com A Polish story through Hollywood's eyes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/poland/090206/polish-story-through-hollywoods-eyes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New film "Defiance" prompts questioning over the mythologizing of two WWII resistance fighters. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jan Cienski </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WARSAW &mdash; &quot;Defiance,&quot; the new Daniel Craig movie about a band of brothers who build a Jewish resistance movement in the forests of Belarus during World War II, is creating a storm in Poland.</p> <p>There is no dispute that the real-life Bielski brothers, led by Tuvia, played by Craig in the film, created a group of fighters who helped save about 1,200 Jews whom the Germans would otherwise have murdered.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/poland/090206/polish-story-through-hollywoods-eyes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Germany Poland Russia Mon, 09 Feb 2009 23:20:14 +0000 Jan Cienski 274484 at http://www.globalpost.com Analysis: The pope and Hitler Youth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/worldview/090209/analysis-the-pope-and-hitler-youth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The current Vatican crisis offers a teaching moment for this pope to directly address the enormity of the evils of Nazi Germany. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> C.M. Sennott </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The mists of history swirl around Pope Benedict XVI's hometown in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps in Germany.</p> <p>It was there that he came of age as Joseph Ratzinger and served in Hitler Youth during the rise of the Third Reich.</p> <p>Shining a light on that history offers a glimpse of the context underpinning the Vatican's current crisis, which results from the pope's decision last month to rescind the excommunication of a renegade, ultra-conservative bishop who actively denies the Holocaust.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/worldview/090209/analysis-the-pope-and-hitler-youth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Germany Italy Opinion Mon, 09 Feb 2009 18:35:05 +0000 C.M. Sennott 293026 at http://www.globalpost.com The lasting impact of 1919 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/worldview/090209/the-lasting-impact-1919 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Opinion: How the Treaty of Versailles still has an impact today. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HDS Greenway </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS &mdash; There has been nothing quite like it before or since. The peace conference that took place here just 90 years ago was more complex and ambitious than anything that took place after World War II, or at the Congress of Vienna in 1815. And some of the failures of the Versailles and other treaties are haunting us still.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/worldview/090209/the-lasting-impact-1919" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomacy France Europe Germany Opinion Tue, 10 Feb 2009 12:39:34 +0000 HDS Greenway 296408 at http://www.globalpost.com German Catholics leave the church http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/germany/090213/german-catholics-leave-the-church <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pope's Thursday speech might not stem long-declining church membership. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rachel Nolan </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN &mdash; Pope Benedict XVI called Holocaust denial &ldquo;intolerable and altogether unacceptable&rdquo; after meeting with American Jewish leaders on Thursday. But for some of his countrymen, especially his fellow Catholics, the speech may be too little too late.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/germany/090213/german-catholics-leave-the-church" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Germany Italy Fri, 13 Feb 2009 18:24:58 +0000 Rachel Nolan 323269 at http://www.globalpost.com