Thursday, March 30, 2017

MINI Came to the US 15 Years Ago Today

March 26, 2017 by  
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It was 15 years ago today that a feisty, little-known car company came ashore in the United States and captured the hearts of Americans from coast-to-coast. Since 2002, MINI USA has sold and delivered more than 725,000 MINIs to delighted customers across the country. Over the past 15 years, MINI has grown its vehicle portfolio […]

‘That’s Not How It Works:’ Trump’s Grasp of Nato Questioned

March 21, 2017 by  
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On the heels of a visibly awkward visit from the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, Donald Trump said on Saturday that Germany owed “vast sums of money” to Nato and the US, even though the alliance does not stipulate payments to America. His remarks prompted a former US permanent representative to Nato to reply “that’s not […]

BMW K 1600 B Bagger Makes Its Debut at Daytona Bike Week

March 7, 2017 by  
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BMW Motorrad’s K 1600 B Bagger will make its East Coast debut during Daytona Bike Week. Visitors to BMW Motorcycles of Daytona will have an opportunity to see the bagger-style motorcycle based on BMW’s six-cylinder K 1600 platform. BMW representatives will be on hand to answer questions about the K 1600 B, which was developed […]

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 […]

U.S. Car Market Posts Record Sales for 2016

January 30, 2017 by  
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Due to good sales figures in December, the U.S. car market has managed another year of record sales. High demand for SUVs and pickup trucks led to a surprisingly strong year-end closing, as the manufacturers’ final figures showed. In Germany, too, car sales were buzzing in 2016 — and despite Volkswagen’s emission scandal, a lot […]

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 […]

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