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Anna's summaries and thoughts on top news of the day in Germany.

  • A year later, two studies offer differing theories on passenger plane shot down over the Ukraine

    Dutch investigators tasked with getting to the bottom of what caused the crash of a Malaysia Air passenger plane over the Ukraine last year issued its verdict on Tuesday: a Russian-made surface-to-air missile brought down the plane. The Süddeutsche Zeitung ran two stories about the finding in its October 13 online edition. The top story delivered the results of the Dutch study.   Read More...

  • Trying to make sense of Turkey

    The Oct. 11 edition of the Süddeutsche Zeitung ran a front-page story and photo of young men in Ankara, Turkey, marching in protest against the massacre on Saturday of nearly 100 people in the capital city. The dead were among thousands who had gathered near the city's main train station in preparation for a demonstration calling for peace between Kurdish separatists and the Turkish government.   Read More...

  • A mixed welcome for student refugees

    The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung featured an article on the 10th of October about refugees possibly flooding the country’s higher education system. The article made the point that the Syrian education system was strong before the civil war broke out -- 60 percent of young people there obtained a high-school diploma or Abitur. That said, they are arriving to Germany by the thousands, and their primary foreign language is English.   Read More...

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