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German government to spend billions of euros to expand country’s broadband network

The German government is altering its approach to promoting broadband communications and aims thereby to speed up the expansion of high-speed internet access, the German Transportation Ministry confirmed Tuesday. The ministry was commenting on a report in the Munich daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung that the guidelines for expanding the broadband network …

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Bavarian bakery in New York closes after 116 years 

Glaser’s Bake Shop has served New Yorkers hungry for traditional German treats since 1902. The descendants of a Bavarian immigrant family are purveyors of Black Forest Gateau, custard-filled Bienenstich (bee-sting cake) and Lebkuchen gingerbread. The bakery’s closure marks the loss of a slice of German history in the US city. …

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Russia moves to deepen ties with Africa 

As part of efforts aimed to strengthening public diplomacy, Russia plans to open language study centers popularly referred to as “Russkiy Cabinets” mostly in tertiary educational institutions in a number of African countries. Russians are finding ways of marketing the language abroad by re-establishing learning centers similar to those that …

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