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Is Angela Merkel Thinking of Stepping Down?

Angela Merkel turns 60 this week and is celebrating the pinnacle of her political career, highly popular and uncontested in office. Still, many in her cabinet and party believe she will step down as chancellor before her current term ends. Several days ago, a young boy asked Angela Merkel a profound question. The chancellor was on a trip to China ...

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Lahm goes out on top of his game

Germany captain Philipp Lahm, who announced his retirement from international football on Friday, is one of the greatest players of his generation. Standing down at the top of his game, only 30 and just five days after joining an elite club of 20 World Cup winning captains, which puts him up with Diego Maradona, Franz Beckenbauer and Bobby Moore. Lahm ...

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Berlin: Give foreigners a referendum vote

An overwhelming majority of Berliners believe the law should be changed to allow foreigners to vote in city referendums. The issue came to a head earlier this year when almost half a million people in the capital were unable to vote in the referendum over whether Tempelhofer Feld should be developed, because they did not have German citizenship. But according ...

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World marks first Mandela Day since icon died

People around the world celebrated ‘Mandela Day’ Friday for the first time since the iconic South African leader’s death by doing good deeds on what would have been his 96th birthday. For the past five years, millions have volunteered 67 minutes of their time on July 18 for the common good to mark Nelson Mandela’s 67 years of activism for ...

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The student dream? Make me a bureaucrat

Students at German universities have shown themselves to be a risk-free lot in a survey by Ernst & Young. The civil service is their most popular choice of future profession, while job security is valued above all else. The civil service was the most attractive career path for men and women. The number was higher for female students (36 percent), ...

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KDF and spokemans Twitter accounts hacked, used to send abusive information

Kenya: Kenya defence forces and spokesman’s twitter accounts have been hacked by group Anonymous. The group also hacked a government agent website. The official twitter account of KDF Spokesman Major Emmanuel Chirchir was hacked and used to send abusive information on Sunday night and Monday morning. Major Chirchir is urging the public to ignore any postings on the timelines of ...

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