Auto Dinosaurs Show They’re Not Dead Yet

Daimler reported unexpectedly strong profits, underlining a rebound by traditional carmakers despite the pandemic.

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Daimler to Settle U.S. Emissions Charges for $2.2 Billion

The agreement is a small fraction of the sum that Volkswagen paid after admitting to emissions cheating in 2015.

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After Night of Violence Targeting Police, Germany Seeks ‘Roots of Anger’

German officials were caught off guard after hundreds of young men attacked the police in Stuttgart, but others were less surprised, saying the clashes exposed long-simmering tensions with immigrants.

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Musicians Playing Through the Lockdown, to One Listener at a Time

The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of most cultural events, including concerts. But two German orchestras found an intensely personal way to play on.

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Soccer’s Landscape Was Already Shifting. Then an Earthquake Struck.

Over the last 20 years, some once-grand clubs have been left behind by insurgents with new money and big ideas. In Germany, their fate may be a harbinger of what is to come after the shutdown.

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Germany’s Coronavirus Protests: Anti-Vaxxers, Anticapitalists, Neo-Nazis

The pandemic marginalized the far right, as Germans rallied behind Angela Merkel. But the reopening has brought them back, and they are preparing to seize new opportunities.

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Solo for Flute, Airport Terminal and One Listener

A lucky group of concertgoers experienced live music for the first time since lockdown, in a series of ultra-intimate recitals.

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