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Radioactive Pigs. Just Another Reason to Visit Germany.
Offbeat  (tags: environment, health, food, safety, boars are radioactive, Chernobyl, diet, Europe, German government, Germany, health, nuclear energy, public saftery, radioactive material, sausages, wild boar )

Joanne
- 112 days ago - wellthisiswhatithink.com
A new study from the German government, reported by The Telegraph, shows that more than one in three wild boar killed by hunters in the region are too radioactive to be safe for humans to eat.
Train Accident In Mannheim Leaves Dozens Injured
Offbeat  (tags: Germany, train crash )

Alexandra
- 142 days ago - en.haberler.com
Forty people suffered light injures in the accident while five were seriously injured, according to a spokesman for Mannheim's fire department
War on Terror Vs. Spying on EU: 'US Can't Have It Both Ways'
Offbeat  (tags: Germany, Human rights, Information Technology, Intelligence, Politics, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 164 days ago - rt.com
On the one hand the NSA wants all the allies to work with them on the global war on terror, but on the other hand they still want the "old days" when they could spy on other countries with impunity, former MI5 agent Annie Machon told RT.
'US Allies Begin to Question Value of Relationships With Washington'
Offbeat  (tags: Banking, Conflict, Economy, Europe, Finance, Germany, Human rights, Intelligence, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 164 days ago - rt.com
The alliance of countries that have lock-stepped and marched behind the US for so long is falling apart now, and the situation with US spying on Germany only confirms this trend, Caleb Maupin from International Action Center told RT.
Last Nazi on Trial? US Authorities Arrest Suspected 89-Year-Old Death Camp Guard
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Germany, Law, USA, War )

Ray
- 187 days ago - rt.com
An 89-year-old Czechoslovakian immigrant was arrested by federal officials in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Wednesday to face charges related to allegations that he worked for the Nazis at concentration camps during World War II.
US Blasts Europe's Plan for Anti-Snooping Network as 'Unfair Advantage'
Offbeat  (tags: EU, Europe, France, Germany, Hacking, Information Technology, Intelligence, Internet, Merkel, Politics, Robert Bridge, Security, Snowden, Social networks )

Ray
- 262 days ago - rt.com
US officials on Friday slammed plans to construct an EU-centric communication system, designed to prevent emails and phone calls from being swept up by the NSA, warning that such a move is a violation of trade laws.
The Moment A Retired Sergeant Who Served In Iraq Adopts The Dog He Served With Is Pure Joy (Video!!)
Offbeat  (tags: GoodNews, GS Robbie, retired Air Force Technical Sgt. David S, Germany, heartwarming video )

Barb
- 283 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
For four years in Iraq, Air Force Technical Sergeant David Simpson served alongside a German Shepherd named Robbie. When Simpson retired last year for medical reasons, the service dog was still working, and the two parted ways. "[It's] probably the mo
Data Protection: Angela Merkel Proposes Europe Network
Offbeat  (tags: EU, Germany, Angela Merkel, NSA, Edward Snowden, USA, intelligence, Security )

Ray
- 311 days ago - bbc.co.uk
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is proposing building up a European communications network to help improve data protection.
11 Must-See Art Installations, Inspired By Solar Panels May 7, 2013 Frank Andorka
Offbeat  (tags: Germany, world, arts, business, environment, design, ethics, good news, technology, culture )

Ruth
- 341 days ago - solarpowerworldonline.com
1.'love this installation in front of the Zwickau University of Applied Sciences in Zwickau, Saxony (Germany). Photographer André Karwath took the photo back in 2005. The goal is to increase the visibility of solar installations..'SOLAR ART INSTALLATION!
'Hands Off My Sausage'
Offbeat  (tags: world, Germany, humor, government, politics, humans, culture, interesting, society, food )

Carrie
- 504 days ago - spiegel.de
Massive web surveillance by the US? German voters seem to have lost interest. The euro crisis? Boring. Comprehensive minimum wage? Zzzzzz. It has been a somnolent election season thus far. At least until this week.
Germany's Most Beautiful Miss Cow
Offbeat  (tags: Germany, Miss Cow, pageant, photo, funny )

Giana
- 608 days ago - truefunnystories.info
The German organized the the annual cow pageant. The all participants cows lined up, the judges will select this year's most beautiful "Miss cows."
Photo Gallery: Germany's Naked Snow Sledding Championship
Offbeat  (tags: Germany, snow sledding championship, winter fun (for some), sports )

Angelika
- 664 days ago - spiegel.de
This looks potentially painful. Wearing nothing but underpants, helmets and boots, 13 men and 12 women took part in a snow-sledding competition in Altenberg, a winter sports resort in the eastern German Ore Mountains, hosted by local radio station RSA.
Kangaroo Escapes Animal Park With Help From Boar and Fox
Offbeat  (tags: Germany, Frankfurt, animal park, kangoroo, fox, boar )

Sinikka
- 861 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
German authorities are hunting high and low for a kangaroo that escaped from an animal park near Frankfurt, with the help of a fox and wild boar.
Missing Cat Found After 16 Years, Reunited With German Family
Offbeat  (tags: cat, missing, 16 years, Germany, pets, crazy, survived, animals, bizarre, interesting, odd, off-beat )

Lindsey
- 992 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
When a precocious cat named Poldi disappeared from his home in Munich, Germany in 1996, his owners searched for months before finally coming to terms with the probability they would never see him again.
Video: 86-Year-Old Granny Stuns Crowd at Gymnastics Championship
Offbeat  (tags: 86-year-old woman, octogenarian, inspiring, 2012 Cottbus gymnastics World Cup, Germany, fitness, health, flexibility, East German handball team, parallel bar, floor exercises )

Julia
- 997 days ago - digitaljournal.com
Johanna Quaas, an 86-year-old woman, recently stole the show from gymnasts young enough to be her grand-daughters at the 2012 Cottbus gymnastics World Cup in Germany.
 

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