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What Makes a German Military Veteran? – The Atlantic

Because of Germany’s tortured 20th-century history, its struggle to forge policies to support its veterans is in many ways unique. BERLIN—Just three weeks after the German military sent him to Afghanistan, Alex found himself in the middle of a deadly 10-hour standoff with Taliban fighters near the northern city of …

Germany to close all 84 of its coal-fired power plants, will rely primarily on renewable energy – Los Angeles Times

Germany, one of the world’s biggest consumers of coal, will shut down all 84 of its coal-fired power plants over the next 19 years to meet its international commitments in the fight against climate change, a government commission said Saturday. The announcement marked a significant shift for Europe’s largest country …