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Looks Like Europe Had A Blast With Its PS4 Launch

On November 29, Sony launched the PS4 in 13 additional countries across Europe and Oceania after launching the console in North America on November 15. While Sony certainly had plenty of launch events for its fans in the US and Canada, it looks like Europe had the better parties. PlayStation Europe shared a new video today featuring all the different …

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Audi Q1 Compact SUV Set for 2016 Release

It hasn’t been long since the Italian invasion of the Fiat has breached American shores and displayed the fact that Americans are truly in love with anything that appears miniature. The success of the revamped Fiat 500, along with the continued high volume sales of the Mini Cooper Countryman and surprising success of the Buick Encore, has inspired Audi to …

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Pope Francis Expels Limburg Bishop

Pope Francis temporarily expelled a German bishop from his diocese on Wednesday, due to his $42.7 million project to build a new residence. The Pope refused to completely remove Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst from his post in Limburg, though many associated with the Holy See had called for it. Pope Francis is known for his affinity towards a more toned-down …

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Erich Priebke: Nazi Criminal, Funeral Sparks Protest

Erich Priebke, a German Nazi war criminal, died last week. His body was being transported in order to hold a funeral for him, and was forced to be called off, due to the amount of controversy that surrounds the case. He recently died under house arrest, while serving a life sentence for the killing of more than 300 civilians. He …

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German Groom Forgets Bride at Gas Station

A forgetful Berlin man drove off from a gas station, leaving his new bride stranded for over 5 hours, not realizing she was no longer in the back of his minivan. The unnamed groom drove roughly 125 miles, before beginning to ask himself where his new wife might be. The bride, still in her wedding gown, wasn’t carrying a cell …

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Kobe Bryant Won’t Be Playing Anytime Soon

It’s going to be a few more weeks before Lakers fans will see Kobe Bryant on the court. The shooting guard has a torn Achilles tendon, but he says his recovery is progressing steadily. Even though he isn’t eligible to play yet, Bryant has been sitting on the sidelines during exhibition games and will be traveling with the Lakers later …

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Germany Elections: Can Angela Merkel Save Aging, Dying Europe?

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s political party won Germany’s national elections on Sunday and was poised to register close to a majority in German parliament. Merkel, therefore, is slated to be only the third German leader since World-War II to win a third straight term. The other two leaders to win three terms in a row were Konrad Adenauer and Helmut Kohl, …

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Miley Cyrus Performs with Little People

Just when we thought Miley Cyrus had done it all, she goes and surprises us again! Miley has changed her act drastically since her role on the Disney Channel’s television show “Hannah Montana”. From what we can see, it has not been for the better either. Her latest controversial stunt was her outrageous performance at the Video Music Awards where …

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Massacre Oradour: German Leader Visits WWII Site

The year is 1944, and it is June 10, a Saturday. It is idyllic and serene in Oradour-sur-Glane, or it would be, if the threat of war had not cast its shadow over the small town’s residents. In an instance of cruelty and despicable nature that seems only befitting to the Nazi party of Germany, the small town was completely …

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Auschwitz Guards Under Investigation

The atrocities inflicted almost 70 years ago during World War II may be gone, but they are certainly not forgotten. The German special prosecutors’ office responsible for investigating Nazi war crimes has released recommendations to consider charges against Auschwitz guards serving during that time. Though the acts have gone unpunished for decades, recent investigative efforts have unearthed information that may …

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Third Gender Option Now Available For German Babies

Germany has now instituted a law stating that babies born with both male and female characteristics no longer have to be subjected to sexual assignment surgery and will, instead, have a third option on their birth certificate that will be blank, to be filled in by their parents at a later date. “If a child cannot be designated male or …

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Third Gender Option: Now Available on German Birth Certificates

An ABC News story that was on Good Morning America yesterday is turning heads. This November, Germany is to become the first European nation to legally, as well as bureaucratically, recognize a third gender in cases of babies born with ambiguous genitalia. The law requires birth certificates to have the option of “blank” next to male and female. The Munich …

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