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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Britain Rolls Out Red Carpet as Cameron Tries to Woo Merkel

February 27th, 2014 (0)
London (munichNOW News / dpa) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to be given the red carpet treatment in Britain on Thursday, as Prime Minister David Cameron hopes to win her support for his EU reform campaign. The German leader is to ...

Munich Newspaper Apologizes for Racist Zuckerberg Cartoon

February 26th, 2014 (0)
Jerusalem/Berlin (MunichNOW News / dpa) – German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung has apologised for publishing a cartoon that depicted Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as a big-nosed octopus, with its author rejecting accusations of anti-Semitism and racism. “Anti-Semitism and racism are ...

Ecclestone Wins London High Court Case Against Gribkowsky

February 25th, 2014 (0)
Munich — MunichNOW News — Bernie Ecclestone, the head of Formula One Management, won his legal battle Thursday against a German media company suing him over the sale of the Formula 1 Group, although as Judge Guy Newey at ...

Harding’s Hark - The Inside Story: The Two Sides of Munich

February 24th, 2014 (0)
A footballing weekend in Munich can bring contrasting emotions. Sports Editor Jonathan Harding looks at the varying fortunes of the city’s two teams. There’s a relatively good crowd in on a sunny, Saturday afternoon in late February. The sun, ...

German Business Confidence Posts Surprise Gain in February

February 24th, 2014 (0)
Berlin (MunichNOW News / dpa) – German business confidence posted a surprise gain in February, the Munich-based Ifo economic institute says. The Ifo indicator jumped to 111.3 points this month from 110.6 points in January. While the industry leaders’ ...

Ukraine Is a Chessboard

February 23rd, 2014 (0)
COMMENTARY Munich — MunichNOW’s Michael V Owens lived in Ukraine for a year and his wife and father are both Ukrainian. Here’s his take on the latest political developments in Ukraine. American president Barack Obama recently stated that Ukraine ...

NEWS FEATURE: Doping Deepens Gloom for German Team at Sochi Games

February 22nd, 2014 (0)
Sochi, Russia (MunichNOW News/dpa) - Germany’s Winter Olympics team is leaving the games with a disappointing medals haul and the blot of a positive doping test on a leading athlete. Germany, who lead the all-time Winter Olympics medal standings, ...

UKRAINE CHRONOLOGY: Tymoshenko vs Yanukovych

February 22nd, 2014 (0)
Kiev (MunichNOW News/dpa) - Yulia Tymoshenko was the heroine of the 2004 pro-Western Orange Revolution in Ukraine. But the two-time former prime minister was convicted in 2011 of abuse of power in connection with a gas deal with Russia. She ...

Ukraine Women Win Biathlon Relay for First Sochi Games Gold

February 21st, 2014 (0)
Krasnaya Polyana, Russia (MunichNOW NEWS/dpa) - Ukraine won its first gold medal at the Sochi winter Olympics on Friday, in the women’s biathlon relay race. Vita Semerenko, Juliya Dzhyma, Valj Semerenko and Olena Pidhrushina clinched a convincing victory over ...

German Athlete at Sochi Games Fails Doping Test

February 21st, 2014 (0)
Sochi, Russia (MunichNOW News/dpa) - A German athlete at the Sochi Games has failed a doping test, the German Olympic Sports Association DOSB said Friday. A statement said the DOSB had been informed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ...