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New law on anonymous to give orphans right to know mother’s identity

New law on anonymous to give orphans right to know mother’s identity

June 10, AP – A new law will give children of anonymous births the right to know their mother’s identity. But some experts criticize the law for not abolishing so-called “baby hatches.” Did I inherit my blue eyes from my mother? Is my father also a late riser? How much do I resemble my siblings? […]

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Rising Elbe river force thousands to evacuate in Germany

Rising Elbe river force thousands to evacuate in Germany

June 9, BERLIN (AP) — At least 21 flood-related deaths have been reported in central Europe, as rivers such as the Danube, the Elbe and the Vlatava have overflowed after a week of heavy rains and caused extensive damage in central and southern Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Thousands of people have […]

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German Flood heads north mass evacuation continues alongside Elbe

German Flood heads north mass evacuation continues alongside Elbe

June 7, AP – Thousands of people in northeastern Germany were working Thursday to fill sandbags as floodwaters in the Elbe river basin drain towards the North Sea. Floodwaters are draining into northern Germany as authorities rush to raise dikes. The historic center of Dresden has managed to avoid inundation by waters that have swamped […]

June 7, 2013 | By More
China’s growing frustration with NKorea offers glimmer hope for US

China’s growing frustration with NKorea offers glimmer hope for US

June 6, WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no sign that the North Korean regime is in danger or that U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will discuss that possibility when they meet this week in California. Any such talk would alarm North Korea if word got out. China’s growing frustration with longtime […]

June 6, 2013 | By More
“Extremely dramatic situation” in flood-hit German city Passau

“Extremely dramatic situation” in flood-hit German city Passau

PASSAU, Germany (AP) — The city was one of the worst hit by flooding that has spread across a large area of central Europe following heavy rainfall in recent days. At least eight people were reported to have died and nine were missing due to floods in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. Swollen […]

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Central Europe hit by floods authorities issued disaster warning

Central Europe hit by floods authorities issued disaster warning

June 2, BERLIN (AP) — Several people have died or are missing in the floods in Germany, the Czech Republic and Switzerland since Thursday. Czech officials warned that the waters of the Vltava river could reach critical levels in Prague late Sunday. Interim Mayor Tomas Hudecek said authorities were considering whether to shut down parts […]

June 2, 2013 | By More
US, Germany to Russia- Don’t send Assad missiles

US, Germany to Russia- Don’t send Assad missiles

May WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry and German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said the transfer of S-300 missile from Russia to Syria would prolong the country’s civil war, imperil attempts to form a transitional government through negotiation and hurt Israel’s strategic interests. The United States and Germany on Friday warned Russia not […]

June 1, 2013 | By More
Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang arrives in Berlin

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang arrives in Berlin

May 26, AP – The Chinese delegation, including recently-appointed premier Li Keqiang, arrived in the German capital on Saturday. Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang has arrived in Berlin as part of his first foreign tour as premier. Germany is the only country in the EU that Li is set to visit, with trade issues likely […]

May 26, 2013 | By More
Assad loyalists dislodge rebels from the opposition strong hold Qusair

Assad loyalists dislodge rebels from the opposition strong hold Qusair

BEIRUT (AP) — The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 22 people including 18 rebels were killed and dozens wounded in the fighting in Qusair. Pro-Assad troops, including fighters from the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah, have been trying to push rebels out of Qusair. Syrian state media has said government forces steadily […]

May 25, 2013 | By More
In a glittering finale Denmark wins Eurovision 2013

In a glittering finale Denmark wins Eurovision 2013

May 19, AP – Twenty-six countries battled it out in the 58th Eurovision Song Contest finale, held on Saturday in Malmö, in southern Sweden. Ahead of the competition, bookmakers had tipped Denmark would take out the competition comfortably. 20-year-old Emmelie De Forest won with her song “Only Teardrops”. Denmark has won Eurovision 2013 in a […]

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