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- Germany Yahoo in German
Provides Yahoo in German. 09-09
- 12-16-03 U.S. Wins Agreement from France and Germany (Bloomberg)
"Former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III said he has won agreements from France and Germany on the need to restructure Iraq's $125 billion in debt." 12-03
- -08-13-05 Germany Warns U.S. on Use of Force in Iran (BBC News)
"German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has warned the US to back away from the possibility of military action against Iran over its nuclear programme." 8-05
- -11-22-05 Germany Has a New Voice (BBC News)
"The new German Chancellor Angela Merkel is stepping on to the European stage this week with visits to Paris, Brussels and London to try to re-establish a new German voice in European politics." 11-05
- Feeling "It" in Germany (WorldPress.org)
"I realized that it is not only a celebration of your individual country. It's a celebration of life, culture, and each other, that's what – it – is. The World Cup is a time when a lot of the tragedies of the world can be put aside, and the amazing accomplishments, cultures and characteristics of all people are shared with one another via sports. It is amazing and I look forward to seeing it once again in about four years in South Africa." 07-06
- Germany Switching From Nuclear Power to Solar and Wind (Truth-Out.org)
"Germany, the world’s most aggressive adopter of renewable energy, is taking a bold leap toward a future free from nuclear energy. In March, the German government announced a program to invest 200 billion euros, or approximately $270 billion, in renewables. That’s 8 percent of the country’s GDP, according to the DIW Economic Institute in Berlin." 06-12
- -Germany Has Built a Clean Energy Economy (Bloomberg News)
"Twenty-five percent of Germany's electricity now comes from solar, wind and biomass. A third of the world's installed solar capacity is found in Germany, a nation that gets roughly the same amount of sunlight as Alaska. A whopping 65 percent of the country's total renewable power capacity is now owned by individuals, cooperatives and communities, leaving Germany's once all-powerful utilities with just a sliver (6.5 percent) of this burgeoning sector." 12-12
- Germany (CountryReports.org)
Provides a profile by topic, including Economy, Defense, Geography, Government, People, National Anthem, Lyrics and Related Links. Provides a map and a flag. 6-02
- Germany Profile (BBC News)
"The trauma of post-war division is now firmly in the past but over a decade and a half on from the collapse of the Berlin Wall, Germany has yet to come up with the economic key to coping with its aftermath." 04-06
- Germany Timeline (BBC News)
Provides a timeline of key events, starting with 1914. 04-06
- -Vatican Hit With Scandal in Germany (Time.com)
"Amid controversy, the Vatican's instinct is typically to protect the man at the top, particularly when it comes to what is known in both secular and ecclesiastical terms as scandal. That is evident again with a pedophile-priest controversy from the 1980s in Germany that is threatening to draw in the German-born Benedict XVI, even as his countrymen demand that he respond directly." 03-10
- German News (T-Online)
Provides news in German from Germany's most popular Web site. 12-99
- Adenauer, Konrad (Biography.com)
Provides a short biography of the former chancellor of Germany. 3-00
- Rulers by Country - G-I (Schulz)
Provides a list of leaders by country and date. Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Iran, Israel, and Italy. leaders, rulers, Presidents, and Prime Ministers 9-00
- Gernan Search Engine (Fireball)
Searches for information from Web sites that are from Germany. 9-02
- Poor Marks for U.S. Education System (CBS News)
"South Korea has the most effective education system in the world's richest countries, with Japan in second place and the United States and Germany near the bottom, a United Nations study said Tuesday."
"The ranking 'provides the first "big picture" comparison of the relative effectiveness of education systems across the developed world,' the UNICEF study said."
" 'It is based not on the conventional yardstick of how many students reach what level of education, but on testing what pupils actually know and what they are able to do,' UNICEF said."
- Essays - After Winning the War in Iraq (The Atlantic - Fallows)
Describes the obligations that the USA will have after a war with Iraq. Also challenges some basic assumptions about why the USA should go to war with Iraq.
"I ended up thinking that the Nazi analogy paralyzes the debate about Iraq rather than clarifying it. Like any other episode in history, today's situation is both familiar and new. In the ruthlessness of the adversary it resembles dealing with Adolf Hitler. But Iraq, unlike Germany, has no industrial base and few military allies nearby."
"As a rule, the strongest advocates of pre-emptive attack [against Iraq], within the government and in the press, had neither served in the military nor lived in Arab societies. Military veterans and Arabists were generally doves." 11-30-02
- 09-05-03 Small Children Die from Poverty (WashTimes.com)
"The World Health Organization (WHO) says nearly 11 million children under age 5 die each year from easily preventable and cheaply cured diseases — including pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria and complications during the first year of life."
"It costs just 2 cents for a six-month supply of vitamin A supplement, 15 cents for a five-day course of antibiotics to treat pneumonia and $15 to immunize a child against the six main childhood diseases, according to the U.S. Coalition for Child Survival."
"A bed net, treated to kill and repel malarial mosquitoes, costs less than $10."
"The United States spent $1.7 billion on global health, education and population programs in 2001, according to rough calculations based on figures from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. France was the second-biggest spender, with $1.1 billion in aid, followed by Germany at $1 billion and Japan at nearly $800 million."
" 'The child survival effort has lost its focus,' the Lancet article said, with 'levels of attention and effort directed at preventing the small proportion of child deaths due to AIDS with a new, complex and expensive intervention ... outstripping the efforts to save millions of children every year with a few cents' worth [of basic treatments]. This must change.' "
"The World Health Organization reports that AIDS causes about 3 percent of child deaths. Deaths related to complications during the first month of life — often malnutrition — account for 23 percent, respiratory diseases (largely pneumonia) for 19 percent, diarrhea 13 percent and malaria 9 percent."
- Editorial - Destabilization or Reconstruction? (BBC News - Reynolds)
"On the one side is the Iraqi resistance. Its policy is to cause chaos in the hope that out of the wreckage, the occupation will end and perhaps even that Saddam Hussein himself will be propelled back to power."
"On the other are the Coalition or occupation authorities and their Iraqi allies. They hope to transfer power by the end of next year and in the meantime are pouring in money to rebuild the basic infrastructure."
Reynolds quotes US diplomat James Dobbins to summarize the situation: " 'Nation-building is not principally about economic reconstruction: rather it is about political transformation. The spread of democracy in Latin America, Asia and parts of Africa suggests that this form of government is not unique to Western culture or to advanced industrial economies: Democracy can, indeed, take root in circumstances where neither exists.' "
"What principally distinguishes Germany, Japan, Bosnia and Kosovo from Somalia, Haiti and Afghanistan are not their levels of Western culture, economic development or cultural homogeneity," he says.
"Rather it is the level of effort the United States and the international community put into their democratic transformations."10-03