Imperfect PitchWith 4 million viewers its first week back, Germany’s Bundesliga had three times its usual audience. But how can you have soccer without fans, without hooligans even? A lot of the magic is missing without people in the seats, roaring their approval or disdain. There’s new magic, though: Journalists with coveted permission to attend can
Trump Surprises Germany With Plan to Withdraw 9,500 U.S. TroopsThe change has been discussed within the administration since last September and reflects increases in military outlays by U.S. allies that allows a reduction in overseas troop strength, according to a person familiar with matter who asked not be identified.
What to see in Tallinn in two daysThe origins of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, date back to the 13th century. It developed as a major centre of the Hanseatic League, the organization founded by German merchant communities in northern Germany and abroad to protect their trading interests. The Old Town of Tallinn was inscribed in UNESCO World heritage list in 1997. Today Tallinn is the biggest city of Estonia, with more than 440 000 inhabitants. Follow my two day itinerary to explore this beautiful city.1
Germany Just Unveiled the World’s Greenest Stimulus PlanGermany’s 130 billion euro ($145 billion) recovery budget puts the focus on climate-friendly industries and technologies, underscoring Chancellor Angela Merkel’s pledge to reboot the economy and wean it off fossil power and cars that laid the foundation of the country’s export prowess.
The Path to Nazi GenocideThis Museum film provides a concise overview of the Holocaust and what made it possible. Using rare footage, the film examines the Nazis' rise and consolidation of power in Germany as well as their racist ideology, propaganda, and persecution of Jews and other innocent civilians. It also outlines the path by which the Nazis led a state to war, and with their collaborators, killed millions -- including systematically murdering 6 million Jewish people. This 38-minute resource is intended to provoke reflection and discussion about the role of ordinary people, institutions, and nations between 1918 and 1945. http://www.ushmm.org/