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Milwaukee Courier Online
Wassily Wasilyevich Kandinsky
Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky was born on December 16, 1866 in Moscow. Kandinsky is well known for creating the Yellow-Red-Blue oil painting in 1925.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Cleveland Orchestra minding tradition and new rules on September tour of Europe
As it jets around Europe next month on a two-week international tour, the ensemble will execute a number of firsts and rarities, even as it offers music by Brahms and Widmann, two composers routinely charged with conventionalism.
When seizing the moment reaps the reward for a traveler
Years and years ago, I was on a train heading to Rothenburg to update the ultimate medieval town in Germany for my guidebook.
Silicon Alley Insider
Germanwings Pilots Start Strike As Lufthansa Row Rumbles On
Germanwings started a six-hour strike on Friday, disrupting the travel plans of thousands of people returning from summer holidays, applying pressure on Lufthansa management in their dispute over a pension scheme.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Pieces of the Berlin Wall for decor?
On an overgrown industrial wasteland in Teltow, just South of Berlin, numbered pieces are now available for artists to purchase and decorate.
The New Zealand Herald
Cruising: Go with the flow
Until a few years ago, river cruising meant temples and tombs on a voyage down the Nile, or Christmas markets in Germany.
Germany city breaks: Leipzig is a city of eastern promise
Tuning in to lively Leipzig: Music, mystery and magic in a 'lost' German city of the east, where Bach conducted and Goethe wrote Whether it's a Cold War legacy or its failure to attract the stag crowd, this former East German city just isn't on our radar.
Postcard from... Berlin
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Times of Oman
City-West tourism - centre of former West Berlin
City-West, the centre of former West Berlin, is back in vogue. During the Cold War, this area was the goal for those trying to escape the East.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Epcot Taught Me to Love International Food
Or, more accurately, I grew up just outside of Orlando - which means going to theme parks fell into a category closer to routine trips to the mall than once in a lifetime family vacations.
The Jewish Journal
Libeskind-designed museum reflects surrealist Nussbaum's art
A glass bridge serves as the gateway connecting existing buildings with a 2011 extension at the museum, designed by Daniel Libeskind.
South China Morning Post
City agrees quick immigration deal with Germany
Germany is to become the first European country and the second worldwide to allow Hongkongers to use its automated immigration clearance system at airports, beginning next month.
External Affairs Minister reviews progress of Sri Lankan missions in Europe
Aug 27, Rome: Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris has met with several of the country's Ambassadors in Europe at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Rome for a comprehensive review of their work.
germanwings adds new Germany-UK service
Sri Lanka Tourism's mega taxi advertising campaign in Germany draws high response
Aug 27, Colombo: A mega taxi advertising campaign launched in Germany early this year by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau has drawn heavy response from the target audience in Germany, the government news portal announced.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
UPDATE 1-Berlin's colourful mayor to announce resignation on Tuesday
Berlin's mayor Klaus Wowereit is stepping down after 13 years running the city he once described as "poor but sexy", his reputation tarnished in recent years by embarrassing delays and cost overruns to the German capital's new airport.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Travel World News
German National Tourist Board Launches '25 Years After the Fall ...
The German National Tourist Board recently launched its "My summer holiday in Germany - 25 years after the fall of the wall" campaign through social media.
German conservatives clash over road toll plan
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats and their Bavarian coalition partner have clashed in an unusually public spat over plans to introduce a motorway toll that critics say is designed to fleece foreigners.
A spy's guide to Berlin
Once a secret military enclave, the Teufelsberg, or Devil's Mountain, a U.S. radar station and listening post, was staffed by 1,000 spies throughout the Cold War.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Climbing NLO and NNLO Summits of Weak Decays
I describe the history of the calculations of NLO and NNLO QCD corrections to weak decays of mesons and particle-antiparticle mixing in the period 1988-2010.