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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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‘Erotic Zoos’ Are Apparently A Thing In Germany Now

What kind of image does the term “erotic zoo” bring to mind? Chances are you’re probably not thinking about bestiality brothels, but that’s exactly what’s happening in Germany now thanks to a legal loophole. The Daily Mail reports that Germany has seen a rise in what people are calling “erotic zoos” or “animal brothels.” In essence, people can pay a …

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Google Gets Around Having To Pay German Publishers By Making Google News Opt-In

A law was passed in Germany several weeks ago that would require search engines like Google to pay publishers to license content to include links and snippets in aggregation services like Google News. Google has been vocally opposing this law and others like it for quite some time, but nevertheless, it passed. In light of this, Google has decided to, …

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Sony Is Saving Some PS4 Game Announcements For Gamescom

Sony may have “won” E3, but it didn’t really show anything new as far as games are concerned. The hardware maker revealed The Order 1886, but that was about it. Some Sony fans may be disappointed by the lack of new games, but it assures fans that it has more games in the work than you think. In an interview …

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Dexter, Star Trek Coming to Amazon’s LoveFilm Streaming

LoveFilm, a streaming service owned by Amazon, today announced that members from the U.K. and Germany can now stream a variety of CBS programming, including some Showtime original series. “We’re excited to partner with LoveFilm and their terrific subscription service on an agreement that will bring their U.K. and German subscribers a range of CBS content that audiences around the …

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Sweden Joins An Increasing Number Of European Countries That Ban Bestiality

Bestiality, or zoophilia, is still kind of legal in many parts of the world. That’s slowly changing, however, as more countries begin to adopt laws that ban the practice in all its forms. The latest to do so is Sweden. The Swedish government indicated today that it will impose a total ban on bestiality starting January 1, 2014. The previous …

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Holocaust Victims: $1B To Be Spent On Survivors

Holocaust victims around the globe will be receiving funds from Germany after an agreement was reached between Germany’s Ministry of Finance and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims. While the money won’t erase the horror of what was done to the Jewish people during the Holocaust, it will certainly help those who survived usher in their later years a little …

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Germany, Australia Think The Xbox One Is An Orwellian Nightmare

Much of the controversy surrounding the Xbox One thus far has been focused on its vague used game policy. Now another controversy may be brewing in countries with strong privacy laws. Gamasutra reports that both Germany and Australia have expressed concern over the new Kinect camera in the Xbox One. It’s been confirmed that the camera must be connected for …

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Chef Killed Over Meal In German Restaurant

One of the realities of working in the food service industry is that sometimes you have to deal with dissatisfied, angry customers. Every server, cashier, or chef in the world could probably tell you horror stories about customers who have reacted poorly to a meal or service they found less than satisfactory. Almost never, however, do such incidents come to …

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Chef Killed Over Meal of Fried Noodles

It’s never a good idea for a chef to argue or fight with customers. This is especially true if those customers are capable of beating someone to death. According to an Australian Associated Press (AAP) report, Japanese chef Miki Nozawa died on Monday after a fight with two “disgruntled” customers. The incident took place on the German island of Sylt, …

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