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BSkyB to launch pan-European pay-TV giant
The Murdoch media empire is rolling out a vast new pay-TV network through Europe. Photo: DPA

BSkyB to launch pan-European pay-TV giant

UPDATE: Rupert Murdoch's media empire 21st Century Fox has struck a mega deal with British satellite television group BSkyB to create a pan-European pay-TV giant, both companies said on Friday. READ  

Robots could take half of jobs in Germany
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Robots could take half of jobs in Germany

More than half of the jobs currently being done in Germany could be taken over by robots in the next 20 years, according to a think-tank. READ  

German state bans Hells Angels' logo online
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German state bans Hells Angels' logo online

Displaying the symbols of notorious motorcycle gangs the Hells Angels and the Bandidos is forbidden across Germany, but that ban has now extended to the internet. READ  

Netflix to launch in Germany in September
Laverne Cox, star of Netflix series Orange is the New Black. Photo: EPA/PETER FOLEY

Netflix to launch in Germany in September

Netflix revealed plans on Monday to launch in Germany in September this year, bringing the popular movie and TV streaming service to one of the world’s biggest markets. READ  

Spy Scandal
Typewriter manufacturers see boom in sales
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Typewriter manufacturers see boom in sales

German typewriter manufacturers are enjoying a boom in sales following the NSA spying scandal. A German defence manufacturer switched to typewriters last year, while last week a leading politician called for the government to use the old technology. READ  

JobTalk Germany
Germany lags rivals in innovation rankings
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Germany lags rivals in innovation rankings

Germany lags its rivals when it comes to innovation, according to global rankings. But in other measures it leads Europe in technological progress. How innovative is the country really? READ  

Spy Scandal
USA spy station chief leaves Germany
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USA spy station chief leaves Germany

UPDATE: The CIA station chief in Germany left the country on Thursday after Berlin's shock decision last week to demand his expulsion, the US and German governments said. READ  

Spy Scandal
Obama and Merkel speak for first time in spy row
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Obama and Merkel speak for first time in spy row

President Barack Obama on Tuesday spoke to Chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time since a row over US spying prompted Germany to turf out the CIA station chief in Berlin. READ  

Spy Scandal
Germans expect US spy chief to go 'promptly'
The US Embassy in Berlin. Photo: DPA

Germans expect US spy chief to go 'promptly'

The German government said on Tuesday it expected the USA’s spy chief in Berlin to leave the country "promptly" rather than wait to be formally expelled, following a request made last week ordering him to go. READ  

Original 3D printing café celebrates anniversary
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Original 3D printing café celebrates anniversary

A Berlin 3D printing café, the first of its kind in Europe, is celebrating its six month anniversary. The company's founder tells The Local how they found success. READ  

Spy Scandal
German NSA inquiry considers typewriters
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German NSA inquiry considers typewriters

The head of Germany's parliamentary inquiry into the NSA spying scandal has suggested the government return to using typewriters to protect national secrets from prying eyes. READ  

JobTalk Germany
The workers Germany needs the most
Germany has a particular need for health workers. Photo: DPA

The workers Germany needs the most

Germany's Federal Employment Agency has identified the job sectors the country is most short of workers for. JobTalk looks at where the vacancies lie. READ  

World Cup Final 2014
Watching the World Cup from space
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Watching the World Cup from space

Among the large portion of the Earth’s population expected to watch Sunday’s World Cup final, one pair of extra-terrestrial German eyes will be tracking the historic match from the heavens. READ  

Merkel laments trust breakdown in US spy row
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Merkel laments trust breakdown in US spy row

Chancellor Angela Merkel lamented on Saturday the breakdown in trust between Germany and the United States amid a spying row that saw the CIA chief in Berlin expelled from the country. READ  

Spy Scandal: View from Germany
'The Americans have humiliated us again'
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'The Americans have humiliated us again'

UPDATE: Germany's expulsion of the CIA station chief in Berlin in a spy row with the United States has found widespread support in the country. But what happens now? READ  

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