Saturday, February 25, 2017

Laura Dahlmeier Wins World Biathlon Pursuit Title

February 23, 2017 by  
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Germany’s Laura Dahlmeier has successfully defended her world biathlon pursuit title at the world championships in Hochfilzen in Austria. The 23-year-old has already won three medals at this year’s championships. Germany’s top biathlete Laura Dahlmeier has defended her world title to remain “queen of the pursuit” at the world championships in Hochfilzen in the Austrian […]

Mixed Signals at the Munich Security Conference

February 22, 2017 by  
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Vice President Mike Pence, Defense Secretary James Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly led the U.S. delegation to the opening of the Munich Security Conference. The annual weekend gathering is known for providing an open and informal platform for allies — and adversaries — to meet in close quarters to discuss issues on the […]

RTL International to Discontinue Transmission on May 31st

February 20, 2017 by  
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The Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland is terminating operation of its pay TV channel “RTL International“. The final transmission day for the linear offering will be May 31st 2017. The channel and its programme, aimed at a German-speaking audience and tourists overseas, was launched at the beginning of 2016. The programme can be received via platforms (satellite, […]

German Supermarket Tackles Food Waste in Grocery Stores

February 13, 2017 by  
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Often at the forefront of sustainability, Germany has once again broken new ground by opening its first supermarket, The Good Food, to sell only waste food. Though the term ‘waste food’ might conjure up images of rotting fruit or curdled milk, the owners of the store are hoping to transform that perception in order to […]

Friendship Concert in Honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 30, 2017 by  
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On Wednesday, January 25, the Consulate General of Germany, together with the Consulates of Israel and Poland, commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a special friendship concert at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles. The free concert was hosted by the Whizin Center and the Sigi Ziering Institute in partnership with the three Consulates […]

BMW Announces the New 2018 BMW 4 Series

January 25, 2017 by  
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BMW announced updates to the 2018 BMW 4 Series. Available in three distinct body variants, the BMW 4 Series embodies the very essence of dynamics and aesthetic appeal in the premium segment. “The arrival of the first BMW 4 Series marked the beginning of a new era for BMW. The Coupe, Convertible and later the […]

BMW and Nissan Partner to Expand DC Fast Charger Access

January 24, 2017 by  
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BMW and Nissan, two of the top EV manufacturers, have again joined forces – this time with EVgo, the nation’s largest public DC Fast charging network – to increase public access to DC Fast charging stations across the US, with an additional 174 locations in 33 states now available to all EV owners in those […]

BMW Manufacturing Achieves Record Production Year

January 9, 2017 by  
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For the third consecutive year, BMW Manufacturing recorded its largest annual production, producing 411,171 during 2016. This production record confirms the South Carolina plant will remain the largest plant by volume in the BMW Group global production network. In addition, the plant exported 287,700 vehicles last year – 70 percent of its total production. “Last […]

Germany Ranks Second in 2016 Nation Brands Index

January 9, 2017 by  
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Germany has ranked second in the 2016 Nation Brands Index – a study that examines the image of 50 countries around the world. This is the second time Germany has taken second place as the country with the “best image”, following the United States. Both in 2015 and 2016, the United States ranked first as […]

Nine Foreign Language Films Advance in Oscar Race

January 3, 2017 by  
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Nine features will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 89th Academy Awards®. Eighty-five films had originally been considered in the category. The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are: Australia, “Tanna,” Bentley Dean, Martin Butler, directors; Canada, “It’s Only the End of the World,” Xavier […]

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