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Dieter Knippel, left, and Zack Riner lift glasses with others during the opening of Oktoberfest at the Monterey Fair and Event Center in Monterey on Sunday. David Royal - Monterey Herald MONTEREY >> Six million people flood into Munich, Germany, during the three-week celebration known as Oktoberfest, a party so famous that it has spread all over the world.
But despite the ceasefire, violence continued to flare in the volatile region. As shelling rocked the city throughout the day Sunday, local officials described the situation as "critical."
Months of daily shelling reduced the east Ukraine city of Luhansk to a ghost town, silent but for the explosions. On Sunday, following a cease-fire agreement signed Sept.
Germany's fledgling anti-euro party celebrated election gains in two eastern states on Sunday , in a show of strength that spells a growing threat for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives. BERLIN: Germany's fledgling anti-euro party celebrated election gains in two eastern states on Sunday , in a show of strength that spells a growing threat for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.
Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery... Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory... After months of bad news including casino closings and thousands of laid-off workers, Atlantic City is in for some positive publicity.
The ban takes immediate effect [AFP report] and covers the recruitment of jihadist fighters, the use of IS symbols and social media propaganda. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere commented that the IS poses a threat to Germany, as well as in Syria and Iraq, where the group operates.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Jewish leaders will speak Sunday at a Berlin rally against anti-Semitism after the latest Gaza conflict sparked an upsurge in hate crimes against Jews. Under the banner "Stand Up: Jew Hatred - Never Again!" political and religious leaders and thousands of people are expected at the rally from 1300 GMT at the iconic Brandenburg Gate.
SUVs are always confined of gas-guzzling attitude when mated to automatic transmission and loads of features. Here, in the haystack, there are some who are outstandingly efficient.
Berlin is preparing to send around 40 soldiers to northern Iraq to train Kurdish fighters battling against militants from the Islamic State, the German army said on Saturday . BERLIN: Berlin is preparing to send around 40 soldiers to northern Iraq to train Kurdish fighters battling against militants from the Islamic State, the German army said on Saturday .
Chancellor Angela Merkel warned the center-left Social Democrats , her junior partners in national government, against forming a coalition to install the first hardline Left party regional premier after Sunday polls in the eastern state of Thuringia. "There's something strange happening in Thuringia," Merkel said, referring to speculation the SPD might switch allegiances in Thuringia, where they are now junior partners in a similar grand coalition as at the national level in Berlin, and join a coalition with the Left.
At the height of Israel's Operation Protective Edge, amid a major surge in anti-Semitic attacks in Europe, Molotov cocktails were thrown at the synagogue, seriously damaging the building's facade. Security cameras managed to film three suspects.
Sierra Leone has requested funds from the World Health Organization to evacuate a doctor sickened with the deadly Ebola disease. A letter from President Ernest Bai Koroma's office said he had approved to fly Dr. Olivet Buck, a citizen of Sierra Leone, to a hospital in Hamburg, Germany.
According to Breitbart, Germany's flagship Bard 1 offshore wind farm has turned into a bottomless money pit, with stakeholders frantically lawyering up, scrambling to pin the blame and ongoing money hemorrhage onto other parties. BARD Offshore 1 is a 400 megawatt North Sea offshore wind farm encompassing 80 5-megawatt turbines.
THE Government is a step closer to saving a 375m a year, after Germany backed a plan to slash the cost of repaying debt to the International Monetary Fund . Public Reform Minister Brendan Howlin said yesterday that Germany supported the Government's efforts to save a sum equivalent to the overspend in the Department of Health .
Thoughts of the family tree may not be uppermost in the mind of a person suffering from a slipped disc, but those spinal discs provide a window into our evolutionary past. They are remnants of the first vertebrate skeleton, whose origins now appear to be older than had been assumed.
July 2000 - Winnipeg media magnate and philanthropist Izzy Asper pitches to the federal government the idea of a "tolerance" museum in Winnipeg. The idea is based partly on a similar museum in Los Angeles that examines racism and atrocities such as the Holocaust.
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