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For $164, Jaguar will let you co-pilot its I-Pace race taxi around the Nürburgring 

The Green Hell, as the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife was nicknamed back in the late 1960s, is a 73-corner nearly 13-mile track in Germany that can challenge even the most accomplished professional race car drivers. Now, for about $164, thrill seekers can be a passenger for one lap. Jaguar announced a RACE eTAXI promotion that customers can buy a ride around the Nürburgring in an all-electric I-Pace vehicle piloted by a professional race car driver. The promotion lasts through the end of Novembe...
Tags: Automotive, Cars, Electric Car, Elon Musk, Germany, I-pace, Jaguar Land Rover, Nio, Nürburgring Nordschleife, Porsche, Tesla, Volkswagen

30 years after communism, east Europeans divided over democracy's impact

Pew research reveals very different views on whether countries are better off todayThirty years after the fall of communism, few people in Europe’s former eastern bloc regret the monumental political, social and economic change it unleashed – but at the same time few are satisfied with the way things are now, and many worry for the future.A Pew Research Center survey of 17 countries, including 14 EU member states, found that while most people in central and eastern Europe generally embraced demo...
Tags: Europe, Communism, World news, Hungary, Poland, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Berlin Wall

30 years after communism, eastern Europe divided on democracy's impact

Pew research reveals very different views on whether countries are better off todayThirty years after the fall of communism, few people in Europe’s former eastern bloc regret the monumental political, social and economic change it unleashed – but at the same time few are satisfied with the way things are now, and many worry for the future.A Pew Research Center survey of 17 countries, including 14 EU member states, found that while most people in central and eastern Europe generally embraced demo...
Tags: Europe, Communism, World news, Hungary, Poland, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Berlin Wall

Inside adidas’ MakerLab With Three Emerging Designers

Helen Kirkum, Alex Nash and Shun Hirose discuss their collaborative sneakers, and what it's like to be a part of every step of the process The adidas‘ MakerLab is essentially a hub for all of the brand’s ideations—those released and those archived. Within the walls of the previously inaccessible studio space, there are endless swatches of fabrics, space for sketching and crafting, a wealth of …
Tags: Style, Adidas, Adidas Originals, Alex Nash, BTS, Campus 80, Customization, Designers, Factories, Germany, Helen Kirkum, Interviews, Japan, MakerLab, Shoes, Shun Hirose

German man suspected of drowning elderly mother in well

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany say they’ve arrested a 55-year-old man on suspicion of killing his mother by drowning her in a well. Police and prosecutors in Muenster said Tuesday that an autopsy showed the 79-year-old woman suffered head injuries before she was dropped in the well in June. Chief prosecutor Martin Botzenhardt said […]
Tags: News, Germany, Berlin, Ap, Nation, Muenster, Martin Botzenhardt

Germany says it won’t ban Huawei or any 5G supplier up front

Germany is resisting US pressure to shut out Chinese tech giant Huawei from its 5G networks — saying it will not ban any supplier for the next-gen mobile networks on an up front basis, per Reuters. “Essentially our approach is as follows: We are not taking a pre-emptive decision to ban any actor, or any company,” government spokesman, Steffen Seibert, told a news conference in Berlin yesterday. The country’s Federal Network Agency is slated to be publishing detailed security guidance on the tech...
Tags: UK, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, US, Tech, Eu, Huawei, WSJ, Communist Party, Mark Warner, Reuters, Handelsblatt, Steffen Seibert, Australia Canada New Zealand

Brexit: Barnier says deal will be 'difficult' but is 'still possible this week' - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 9.01am BST Michael Roth, Germany’s Europe minister, told reporters that he was “not quite sure” whether a Brexit deal was close as he arrived for the EU general affairs council meeting in Luxembourg. But he also said a no-deal Brexit would be a “disaster”. 8.57am BST These are from RTE’s Tony Connelly.Breaking: the UK will table fresh proposals to break the Brexit deadlock this morning, @rtenews understands2/ Two well-pl...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Germany, Eu, European Union, UK News, Ireland, United Kingdom, Nicola Sturgeon, European Commission, Luxembourg, Scottish politics, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Downing Street

German security services want more powers to fight extremism

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s security services said Tuesday they’re seeking greater powers to fight the kind of far-right extremism behind last week’s synagogue attack, including requiring internet companies to report illegal hate speech to police. A 27-year-old German man previously unknown to police confessed to carrying out the attack in the eastern city of Halle […]
Tags: News, Germany, Berlin, Ap, Nation, Halle

NASA Engineer's 'Helical Engine' May Violate Laws of Physics

NASA engineer David Burns posted a paper describing the concept of his "helical engine," which could take humans to the stars by exploiting mass-altering effects known to occur at near-light speed. Unfortunately, it's been met with skepticism from those who say it violates the conservation of momentum, a core physical law. New Scientist explains: To get to grips with the principle of Burns's engine, picture a box on a frictionless surface. Inside that box is a rod, along which a ring can slide. ...
Tags: Germany, Tech, Nasa, Newton, Burns, Dresden University of Technology, Martin Tajmar, David Burns

Populism has no place in education – so stop bashing Germans and private schools | Laura McInerney

Both Labour and the Tories’ educational policies could feed the anxious political climateWe live in complicated times. Prorogations. Constitutional crises. It is not surprising, therefore, that the government wants to talk to the public about simple things that “make sense”. Unfortunately, the education policies of the two main(ish) political parties may be feeding the anxious political climate.Take the battle cry of the education secretary, Gavin Williamson, who has set a target that vocational...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Education, Germany, Conservatives, Britain, Labour, Schools, Education policy, Tories, Further Education, Private Schools, Vocational Education, Curriculums, Matthew Arnold, Laura McInerney

Discovery and ProSiebenSat.1’s Joint Streamer, Joyn, Will Get International Launch

Joyn, the streaming service run jointly by Discovery and German media giant ProSiebenSat.1, will roll out internationally in addition to launching a premium tier domestically later this year. At Mipcom in Cannes, ProSiebenSat.1 CEO Max Conze was asked whether the service, which offers on-demand content and linear channel feeds, would launch beyond Germany. “We definitely […]
Tags: News, Germany, Global, Cannes, Red Arrow, Mipcom, Max Conze, Prosiebensat.1, Joyn

China Has Gained the Ability To Spy On More Than 100 Million Citizens Via a Heavily Promoted Official App, Report Suggests

Security researchers believe the Chinese Communist Party's official "Study the Great Nation" app has a backdoor that could help monitor use and copy data from those who have it installed on their devices. The BBC reports: Released in February, Study the Great Nation has become the most downloaded free program in China, thanks to persuasive demands by Chinese authorities that citizens download and install it. The app pushes out official news and images and encourages people to earn points by read...
Tags: Washington Post, China, Germany, Tech, Bbc, Chinese communist party, Xi, Study the Great Nation, Xi Jinping Use, Open Technology Fund, Adam Lynn

Using a Tolino in the US

Based on a recent conversation with rcentros in a thread in the Kobo forum I now have a used Tolino Shine 2 on the way to me from a US eBay seller. Rcentros reports that the Tolino can get Overdrive library books in the same way Sony readers used to before Overdrive changes rendered them obsolete. Hopefully that won't happen to Tolino anytime soon but this was a cheap purchase so not a big issue if it doesn't last. I'm curious whether the Tolino has the ability to obtain books directly from b...
Tags: Books, Germany, US, Sony, Tolino, US Ebay, Rcentros

‘100% Wolf – Legend of the Moonstone’ Leads Most Viewed Show at MipJunior

Animated series “100% Wolf – Legend of the Moonstone” from Germany’s Studio100 Media topped the poll of most-watched shows at MipJunior, the children’s content market in Cannes, which wrapped Sunday. The series follows the adventures of Freddy Lupin, a young werewolf who has been accidentally turned into a poodle, but is determined to prove he’s […]
Tags: News, Germany, Global, Cannes, Mipcom, Studio100 Media, Freddy Lupin

Germany 13 Immenstaad and Meersburg Constanz and the Golf Buggy Apple country an empty shop a Zepplin museum and a Lidl on the wonk

I think I quite like the humour of my new friend Eleanor Oliphant. She seems like a 30 year old Adrian Mole with attitude who says what she thinks and has a very imaginative mind. I feel as you get older you tend to be a little free with your thoughts and
Tags: Travel, Germany, Adrian Mole, Zepplin, Eleanor Oliphant, Immenstaad, Meersburg Constanz

This Day in History: the UD42 is Patented

The UD42's magazines were attached to each other for faster reloads. (Rock Island Auction Co) U.S.A. –-( On October 14, 1940, Carl Swebilius of High Standard patented a submachine gun chambered for the 9x19mm cartridge. While it was visually similar to the Thompson submachine gun, the guns were decidedly different. Swebilius’s gun fired from an open bolt at a rate of approximately 880 rounds per minute. Fitted with an 11-inch barrel, the gun weighed approximately ten pounds. Its...
Tags: England, Guns, Germany, US, United States, Netherlands, Thompson, Nra, Carl, Marlin, Rock Island Auction Co, Firearm News, Logan Metesh, High Caliber History LLC, United Defense, High Caliber History

German bank robber staged a 5-day fillibuster with his legally guaranteed right to a post-sentencing "final word"

German law allows convicted criminals to deliver a "final word" ("Schlusswort") in court after their sentencing; this right is typically waived or used to deliver a few words of apology and remorse, but when a Hamburg court sentenced 71-year-old bank robber Michael Jauernik to 12 years in jail, he used his "final word" to speak for five solid days. The speech included sharp criticisms of his counsel and the police investigators, as well as boasts about Jauernik's own legal expertise. Jauern...
Tags: Post, Crime, News, Germany, Cnn, Hamburg, RTL, Stephanie Halasz, Schlusswort, Michael Jauernik, Jauernik, Fuhlsbüttel, Amy Woodyatt

Medal of Honor Monday: Army Pvt. Pedro Cano

By Shannon Collins Army Pvt. Pedro Cano, World War II Medal of Honor recipient USA – -( As an infantryman in World War II, Army Pvt. Pedro Cano used a shoulder-fired rocket launcher to take out more than 19 enemy soldiers and several machine guns terrorizing American troops in Schevenhutte, Germany, during the Battle of Hurtgen Forest. For this action, he earned the Medal of Honor in 1944. According to the official citation, while he was serving with 4th Infantry Division in D...
Tags: Usa, Guns, France, White House, Germany, Barack Obama, Department Of Defense, United States, Army, Cano, EDINBURG, 4th Infantry Division, Bronze Star, Gun Rights News, Veteran Tributes, Hürtgen Forest

Assad troops enter north-east Syria after Russia-backed deal with Kurds

Bashar al-Assad’s forces swept into cities across northeast Syria for the first time in seven years on Monday after the West’s former Kurdish allies agreed to a Russian-brokered deal to try to hold off a Turkish attack.  The Syrian regime’s black-and-red flag went up across the region as Russia seized on Donald Trump’s abandonment of the Kurds to restore Assad’s rule over swathes of territory he has not controlled since 2012.  Assad’s troops clashed with Turkish-backed Syrian rebels outside Manb...
Tags: News, France, Germany, Isil, Iraq, Russia, US, America, Eu, Turkey, Syria, Ap, West, New York Times, Erdogan, Assad

The Monday Roundup: Bike lane ROI, SUV insanity, emissions map, and more

This week’s roundup is sponsored by Portland-based personal injury law firm Forum Law Group. Here are the most noteworthy items we came across in the past seven days… Bike lane ROI: A new study published by BMJ found that spending a paltry $1,300 to add bike lanes to New York City streets has the public health equivalent of one more year of life at full health for every resident. That’s an insanely good ROI! Latest on CRC 2.0: The Columbian checked in on the state of a new I-5 bridge over ...
Tags: Germany, New York City, America, Sport, Bbc, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Amsterdam, Portland, Manhattan, Vancouver, Seattle, Bmj, Ny Times, CRC

German police lost Halle gunman for an hour, lawmakers say

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers say police lost track for an hour of a suspected far-right extremist who killed two people after a failed attack on a synagogue. Germany’s dpa news agency quoted regional lawmakers in Saxony-Anhalt state as saying on Monday that it was two officers in a small town who eventually arrested the […]
Tags: News, Germany, Berlin, Ap, Nation, Halle, Saxony Anhalt

Britons in Europe face citizens' rights 'lottery' in event of no deal

Requirements and costs of staying put abroad after Brexit vary across EU member statesTens of thousands of Britons seeking to secure residency rights in EU countries in the event of a no-deal Brexit face fees of up to €210 (£183), tight application deadlines and minimum salary thresholds, a Guardian investigation can reveal.The challenges for British nationals will vary across the 27 EU member states if a withdrawal agreement is not ratified. The European commission has suggested member states s...
Tags: Europe, Politics, France, Germany, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Austria, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Denmark, Brexit

Thousands Protest Against Anti-Semitism After Synagogue Attack In Germany

The Yom Kippur attack in Halle renewed concerns about rising far-right extremism and anti-Semitism in Germany.
Tags: News, Germany, Halle

Germany pair ‘made mistake’ by liking Turkish salute post

Berlin (AFP) – German FA director Oliver Bierhoff on Monday defended Germany pair Ilkay Gundogan and Emre Can, but admitted they “made a mistake” by liking a post of Turkish footballers performing a military salute.... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Germany, Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Fa, Afp, Ilkay Gundogan, Oliver Bierhoff

Taika Waititi explains the origins of his Oscar contender 'Jojo Rabbit,' why he ended up playing Hitler, and what it was like directing in costume

Taika Waititi spoke with Business Insider about his acclaimed Nazi satire, "Jojo Rabbit." Waititi wrote and directed the movie, and also stars as an imaginary Adolf Hitler who the main character talks to. Waititi said the first draft of the script was more dramatic and didn't include the Hitler character. Almost five years after Waititi wrote the script, Fox Searchlight said it wanted to make the movie, as long as Waititi played the Hitler character, "which was lunacy to me," Waititi said. The...
Tags: Germany, Berlin, Disney, Los Angeles, Trends, John Malkovich, Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson, Nazi, Brad Pitt, Hitler, Thor, Fox Searchlight, Pixar, James Gunn, Ryan Reynolds

EU moves toward an arms export ban against Turkey

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European Union nations are venting outrage at Turkey’s offensive in northern Syria and are joining France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move against a NATO ally for many of them. Many EU foreign ministers were looking beyond a strong statement condemning the military operation that has destabilized […]
Tags: Business, News, France, Germany, Eu, European Union, Turkey, Syria, Ap, Nation, Nato, Luxembourg, Ankara

2020 NHL Draft Rankings: Fisher’s Top 124 for October

Fisher’s Top 124 Preseason Rankings The 2020 draft year is now in full swing across the hockey world. It started, in earnest, with the Hlinka Gretzky Cup in August — after which I published my preseason rankings — but most the top prospects have since played around 10 league games to provide a sample size worth evaluating. The European leagues have been running a little longer, but the CHL and other North American junior leagues are catching up in total games played. There have been so...
Tags: NHL Entry Draft, Prospects, 2020 NHL Draft, 2020 NHL Draft Rankings, Top Story

Germany won’t ban Huawei from supplying 5G hardware — despite US pleas

Germany‘s new ‘security catalog’ — which is expected to be released later this week — will not exclude Huawei from supplying equipment for the country’s 5G mobile networks, Reuters reports. The US blacklisted Huawei back in May over its alleged ties with the Chinese government and imposed export sanctions on the company’s products. The US then pressured Germany to do they same by excluding Huawei from an auction on providing the country with gear for its 5G infrastructure — but the new security ...
Tags: Startups, Europe, Germany, US, Huawei, Reuters

Proof-of-concept supply-chain poisoning: tiny, undetectable hardware alterations could compromise corporate IT

A little over a year ago, Bloomberg stunned the world with a report that claimed that Chinese intelligence services had figured out how to put undetectable, rice-grain-sized hardware implants into servers headed for the biggest US cloud and enterprise companies, and that when some of the victims discovered this fact, they quietly ripped out whole data-centers and replaced all their servers. The story was all the more infamous because it prompted rare, detailed denials from the companies i...
Tags: Apple, Security, Post, News, Germany, US, Cisco, Bloomberg, Infosec, Hudson, Stockholm, FPGA, Elkins, Chaos Communications Congress, Andy Greenberg, Trammell Hudson

Double delight for Germany at the Ironman World Championships

History was made at this year's Ironman World Championships with German athletes winning both the men's and women's races for the first time.
Tags: Germany, Cnn