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 […]

Fanny Mendelssohn: A Discussion and Performance

March 25, 2017 by  
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The Max Kade Institute at USC’s musical spring continues with an evening devoted to Fanny Mendelssohn, composer, pianist and conductor. Join them for a lecture, discussion and performance on Thursday, March 30 at 6 pm. For the past year, filmmaker Petra Haffter and writer Angela Thompson have been working on a project about Fanny Mendelssohn […]

What Is It With Trump and Handshakes?

March 21, 2017 by  
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By Moustafa Bayoumi It sounds ridiculous, but it really is beginning to look like you can read Donald Trump’s foreign policy by the bizarre ways that he shakes the hands of foreign leaders. First there was the Abe Assault, 19 seconds of Trump trying to show the Japanese prime minister who’s the boss. (Cue Abe’s […]

‘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 […]

IL: Marchtoberfest at the Lindenhof

March 20, 2017 by  
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Why wait until the fall to enjoy a German Oktoberfest? You are invited to attend the Peoria German-American Central Society’s one-of-a-kind Marchtoberfest on Sunday, March 26th – Noon to 6 pm at the Lindenhof, 7601 N. Harker Drive, Peoria, Illinois 61615. Marchtoberfest heralds the end of Winter and the start of Spring, much like Oktoberfest […]

Merkel and the Trump Two-Step: Navigating the Chancellor’s White House Visit

March 13, 2017 by  
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As German Chancellor Angela Merkel prepares for her first in-person encounter with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on March 14, she faces a strategic reality that contrasts sharply with her previous visits hosted by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Buffeted by challenges at home ranging from Brexit to the Euro […]

KY: A Taste of Germany in Louisville

March 12, 2017 by  
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On March 19 from 3 to 6 p.m., the German-American Club Gesangverein will present a Taste of Germany with over 25 varieties of German food. Hans Sander will provide the live music. The cost is $20 per person, and reservations are required. Call Karin at (502) 933-1220 to make your reservation. Location: German American Club, […]

GABA Hosts San Diego Stammtisch at Kaiserhof

March 6, 2017 by  
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On March 15, GABA welcomes you to a wonderful Stammtisch for fun networking at Kaiserhof – a family-owned Bavarian tavern! Come relax on Kaiserhof’s outdoor patio with outdoor heating while enjoying great German beers and authentic German food! Expand your business contacts and make new friends! Date and time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. March […]

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 […]

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