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Former Volkswagen boss under investigation in Germany
Former Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn and another ex-board member are under investigation for alleged market manipulation, German prosecutors say.
[BBC News Europe]

Uber suffers legal setbacks in France and Germany
Courts rule against UperPop service despite European commission recently issuing guidelines in support of car transport app Uber’s assault on the European market has run into fresh legal roadblocks, after court rulings in France and Germany went against the company. In France, a judge slapped (...)
[The Guardian]

Apple cuts same-sex parents from Mother's Day ads in six countries
Video campaign in Germany, France, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Turkey is altered by company whose boss is openly gay Apple has removed an image of a same-sex couple with their two children from its Mother’s Day advertising in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Turkey. The video (...)
[The Guardian]

Statistics predict France and Germany as UEFA EURO favorites
When Europe's best national football teams kick off the UEFA EURO 2016 on June 10th, host France and World Cup Champion Germany will, mathematically speaking, also be the odds-on favorites as statisticians show. By applying their statistical model based on bookmakers' odds, the (...)
[Science daily]

Russia accused of series of international cyber-attacks
German BfV intelligence agency alleges Russian hackers are behind attacks against Nato, a French TV channel and Ukraine’s power grid in recent years Germany’s domestic secret service has accused Russia of a series of international cyber-attacks aimed at spying and sabotage, in “hybrid warfare” (...)
[The Guardian]

78% of active Reddit threads mention Hitler
If you're on a popular Reddit comment thread, there's a good chance you'll come across at least one mention of Hitler or Nazi Germany. Recent podcasts: Sanders Demands Clinton Apologize | Guns in America | Radical Islam in America
[CNN Money]

Always practise safe text: the German traffic light for smartphone zombies
In Germany, they call them smombies – smartphone users who stagger about cities like zombies, oblivious to the risk. Now the city of Augsburg is fighting back The word “smombie” is one of the most recent additions to the German language. Last November, the term – a mashup of “smartphone” and (...)
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