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Kurt Maetzig, master of German cinema

An extraordinary filmmaker who made extraordinary films and lived to the extraordinary age of 101, Kurt Maetzig died August 8. But he was virtually unknown in the U.S.

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An in-depth look at Germany’s Left Party congress

The media were keen for a real wide split in the party. In truth, a lot of the members feared the same.

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German elections: The good, the bad, and the ugly

In a way, it's a "good news" and "bad news" angle.

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Austerity goes down to defeat in Europe

Voters rejected political parties that have pushed for austerity, and voted in lawmakers who campaigned for policies of economic stimulus and growth.

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In Germany, the Pirates making waves

Germany's energetic young party, the Pirates, held its party congress last weekend in the northern town of Neumünster. The media overflowed with reports, almost uniformly friendly.

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Who gets the big pay raises, Germany’s workers or CEOs?

The squeeze on incomes for the 99% comes as the flow of euro-millions to Germany's 1% has been getting considerably more generous over the same period.

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All hail the (German) chief

It's hard to decide: which article on Germany's new president, East Germany's (the former German Democratic Republic's) pastor Joachim Gauck, was more misleading.

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Woman who slapped chancellor nominated for German presidency

The "Nazi Hunter" Klarsfeld will be the only candidate opposing "Stasi Hunter" Joachim Gauck.

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Was Islamophobia to blame for the resignation of Germany's president?

President Christian Wulff resigns! This has been in the making since December, so it was no surprise but rather a drawn out misery.

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Left or right - where’s the threat?

The "crime" of those on the left, aside from occasional rocks or bottles thrown at Nazis, was a failure to support the "basic libertarian democratic order."

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