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Chronology of Coverage

1. Mar. 18, 2015

Germany, France and Italy announce they
will follow Britain and join Chinese-led Asian
Infrastructure Investment Bank, over objections made by United States; decision is likely to help Chinese Pres
XI Jinping's efforts to alter global balance of power, and raises possibility that World Bank and International
Monetary Fund will diminish in influence. MORE

2. Mar. 13, 2015

Germany rejects calls from Greek Prime Min Alexis Tsipras to pay reparations to Greece for crimes and unpaid
debts of the Nazis, insisting that reparations issue is long settled. MORE

3. Mar. 7, 2015

Germany passes law that will require German companies, some of Europe's largest, to give 30 percent of
seats on corporate boards to women beginning in 2016; passage makes Germany latest to sign on to trend in
Europe to legislate greater representation of women in boardrooms; unusually passionate debate preceded
passage of law. MORE

4. Mar. 6, 2015

Water faucets are stolen from new headquarters of Germany's foreign intelligence service in Berlin, causing
leaks and water damage. MORE

5. Mar. 4, 2015

Germany announces commitment of an additional 5 billion euros to aid country's troubled municipalities,
adding to 10 billion euro, or $11.2 billion, investment plan. MORE

General Information on Germany
Official Name: Federal Republic of Germany
Capital: Berlin (Current local time)
Government Type: Federal republic
Population: 82.4 million
Area: 137,821 square miles; about the size of Montana
Languages: German
Year of Independence: 1871
Web site: bund.de

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Germans Protest European Austerity Measures
By RHEA WESSEL and JACK EWING
Demonstrators marching toward the central bank in Frankfurt set cars on fire in a rally against
European austerity programs and capitalism.

March 19, 2015, Thursday

An Uber Service Is Banned in Germany Again
By MELISSA EDDY
A judge ruled that drivers for the ride-sharing service UberPop must be professionally licensed,
overturning a ruling from September that had allowed it to operate.

March 19, 2015, Thursday

Private Equity Firm Permira Sells Last of Its Hugo Boss Stake
By CHAD BRAY
Permira, which acquired a majority holding in the German fashion brand in 2007, had been steadily
reducing its holdings in anticipation of an eventual exit.

March 18, 2015, Wednesday

3 European Powers Say They Will Join China-Led Bank
By ANDREW HIGGINS and DAVID E. SANGER
Germany, France and Italy said that they would be part of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which
Washington views as a rival to the World Bank.

March 18, 2015, Wednesday

The Greek Debt Crisis’ Great Divide
By NIKOS KONSTANDARAS
Greece is trapped between creditors who don’t trust it and hard-line Syriza members who insist on
rolling back earlier measures — even at the cost of exiting the eurozone.

March 17, 2015, Tuesday

German Media Want Greek Finance Minister’s Head Over ‘Fingergate’
By ROBERT MACKEY
Greece’s finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, has become a lightning rod for populist anger in
Germany over acrimonious debt negotiations.

March 17, 2015, Tuesday

Breaking Silence, Survivor Sets Out to Meet Holocaust Past
By DOUGLAS DALBY
Tomi Reichental, who was sent to a concentration camp as a child, has mesmerized students in
Ireland with his stories of wartime atrocities.

March 15, 2015, Sunday
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(1939-45) , Dublin (Ireland) , Germany , Gregg, Gerry , Michnia, Hilde , Documentary Films and Programs

Muslim Teachers May Wear Head Scarves, German Court Rules
By ALISON SMALE
At a time of rising tensions in Europe over the increase in the Muslim population, some lauded the decision as an
advance for religious freedom.

March 14, 2015, Saturday

Germany: Archaeologists Find 300-Year-Old Pretzels. (No Sign of the Beer.)
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Two pretzels unearthed during a dig on the banks of the Danube in Regensburg could be more than 300 years old
but are similar to ones available today, archaeologists said Thursday.

March 13, 2015, Friday

Language of Greek Crisis Shifts From Financial Jargon to Humiliation
By ALISON SMALE and JIM YARDLEY
With Greece and its European creditors locked in bitter negotiations this week over the terms of the
country’s bailout, the politesse of the talks has disintegrated into starkly personal terms.

March 13, 2015, Friday
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Other Coverage
Books
Peeling the Onion
By Gunter Grass, 2007
Measuring the World
By Daniel Kehlmann, 2006
Five Germanys I Have Known
By Fritz Stern, 2006
On the Natural History of Destruction
By W.G. Sebald, 2003
Adenauer’s Germany and the Nazi Past
By Norbert Frei, 2003
The Pity of It All; A History of Jews in Germany, 1743-1933
By Amos Elon, 2002
FATHER/LAND; A Personal Search for the New Germany
By Frederick Kempe, 1999
The File: A Personal History
By Timothy Garton Ash, 1998
Germany Unified and Europe Transformed; A Study in Statecraft
By Philip Zelikow and Condoleezza Rice, 1996
Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
By William L. Shirer, 1960

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Clashes in Frankfurt Near E.C.B.
Protesters and the police clashed in Frankfurt on Wednesday as thousands
demonstrated against the European Central Bank’s austerity measures.
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Germany to Join Asia Infrastructure Bank
Wolfgang Schäuble, the German finance minister, announced Tuesday that
Germany, with France and Italy, would become a founding member of the Asian
Infrastructure Investment Bank.

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Lawyer on Snowden’s Return to the U.S.
Anatoly G. Kucherena, a lawyer for the former American intelligence contractor
Edward Snowden, said he was in talks with American and German lawyers about
his client’s return to the United States.
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Anti-Immigration Movement Splits Germany
The German anti-immigration movement Pegida started in Dresden in October
and has spread to other cities, gathering followers and prompting a backlash.
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E.C.B. Announces Stimulus Plan
Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank president, said Thursday that the
governing council agreed to a quantitative easing program that will see it buy up to
60 billion euros’ worth of bonds.
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Germany Anti-Immigrant Protest Grows
In Dresden, an estimated 25,000 protestors took to the streets to protest
Germany’s immigration policies.
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In Bavaria, Krampus Catches the Naughty
A centuries-old Christmas tradition called the Krampus Run returns to Bavaria
where monsters roam the streets in search of bad children.
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Germany’s Refugee Crisis
More refugees are seeking asylum in Germany than in any other country, straining
Germans’ tolerance for foreigners and taxing the government’s ability to find
housing for them.
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Ebola Patient in Germany Dies
Bernhard Ruf, the chief physician in the Department of Infectious Diseases at
Leipzig’s St. Georg Clinic, issued a statement after the death of an Ebola patient
who underwent treatment in Germany.
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Nobel Panel Announces Chemistry Winners
Stefan W. Hell, a Nobel Prize laureate, reacted following the announcement of the
2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
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