Germany

2:30pm

Fri August 31, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Thalidomide Maker Apologizes After More Than 50 Years

Originally published on Sat September 1, 2012 12:22 pm

You've probably heard of thalidomide, the infamous sedative that ended up causing birth defects in the children of mothers who took it.

Back in the late 1950s, the drug was sold in 46 countries, though not the U.S., and was particularly popular in then-West Germany, the U.K. and Australia. But in 1961, the drug was taken off the market after the link to birth defects emerged.

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3:56am

Thu August 30, 2012
Business

Business News

Originally published on Thu August 30, 2012 5:44 am

The more than $3.5 billion deal was signed during a visit to China by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

1:23am

Thu August 16, 2012
The Salt

Creating A Schwenker World, One Backyard Grill At A Time

Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 9:04 am

Ewald Mosel keeps the schwenkers swinging to ensure that the pork cooks evenly, while hungry guests look on.
Deena Prichep NPR

Beyond bratwurst, we generally don't think of German food as summertime food. In fact, many of us don't think about German food much at all. But one delicious German tradition is catching on this barbecue season — schwenker.

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12:49pm

Tue August 14, 2012
Europe

Germans Confront The Costs Of A Nuclear-Free Future

Originally published on Thu August 16, 2012 11:07 am

A worker on a newly constructed transmission tower near Buetzow, Germany, earlier this month. The German government plans to shut down nuclear power plants and is seeking to replace that production with power from renewable energy sources, especially wind turbines and solar parks. New power transmission lines will be needed.
Sean Gallup Getty Images

After Japan's Fukushima disaster last year, Germany announced a groundbreaking energy plan: It would phase out all of its domestic nuclear power in a decade and make a transition to safer, carbon neutral energy.

The goal is to have solar, wind and other renewables account for nearly 40 percent of the energy for Europe's largest economy in a decade, and 80 percent by 2050.

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5:15am

Tue August 14, 2012
Europe

Alpine Championship Attracts Finger Wrestlers

Originally published on Tue August 14, 2012 5:17 am

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