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Ex-VW CEO charged over Dieselgate, faces millions in fines and 10 years in prison

German prosecutors have charged VW’s ex-CEO Martin Winterkorn over his role in the Dieselgate scandal. Winterkorn is accused of knowing about the conspiracy as early as 2014 but failing to inform regulators or consumers. Along with four others, he’s also accused of unfair competition, embezzlement,


See Ho99o9 Singer Jump in Mosh Pit Naked at Wild Berlin Show

In an age when genuine rock & roll wild men are increasing hard to find, Eaddy — one of rap-punk duo Ho99o9's take-no-prisoners frontmen — has raised his hand. Or perhaps it was another body part. At a recent show in Berlin, Germany, the vocalist stripped down to his birthday suit and took a little


Cannes: The Buzz Films That Won't Be at the Festival

There will likely be no Quentin Tarantino on the Croisette, even though the festival says his latest film could still make the cut if the director finishes it soon, with high-profile omissions from the lineup including Ari Aster's 'Midsommar,' Benh Zeitlin's 'Wendy' and Hirokazu Kore-eda's 'The Trut


eBoy's new design-your-own Swatch watch

Check out the new "Swatch x You" artist edition from longtime Boing Boing pals eBoy, the pixelmasters whose dingbat font FF Peecol birthed our own Jackhammer Jill mascot! With the new Swatch, you get to choose from a variety of eBoy characters in a pre-determined pattern to "design" your own watch.


Donald Trump Jr.'s Attempted Twitter Takedown Of Pete Buttigieg Goes Spectacularly Awry

Donald Trump Jr.’s attempt to put his own spin on a statement posted by Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg’s campaign website backfired. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump’s eldest son shared a screenshot of the statement’s headline to his 3.5 million followers:


Germany's new Bauhaus Museum celebrates 100 years of the legendary 20th-century movement

The new Bauhaus Museum in Weimar has opened as part of Germany’s celebrations of the centenary of the revolutionary art and design school. To mark the 100 years since the birth of the Bauhaus movement, Germany resorted and renovated its existing Bauhaus buildings and opened new museums. The first is


The Mood Is Bright at Art Cologne, But Small Galleries Are Still Struggling to Find Sustainability

The atmosphere at Art Cologne, widely regarded as the world’s oldest art fair, was notably optimistic and bustling on the opening day of its 53rd edition. It was also noticeably different than in years past, after its American director, Daniel Hug, flipped things around, shrunk some elements down, a


Germany, France back shorter Brexit delay ahead of EU summit - document

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany, France, Luxembourg and the EU’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier favoured a shorter delay to Britain’s departure from the bloc in talks on the eve of a summit of EU leaders in Brussels, a document seen by Reuters showed.


Steel producer Nucor to build $1.3B mill in rural Kentucky

Brandenburg, KY — Steel producer Nucor Corp. announced Wednesday it will build a $1.35 billion manufacturing mill in a rural Kentucky county, creating several hundred jobs while expanding its presence in the bluegrass state.


Agnès Varda, Leading Light of French New Wave, Dies at 90

Agnès Varda, a leading light of the French New Wave who directed such films as “Cleo From 5 to 7,” “Vagabond” and “Faces Places,” has died. She was 90. Varda’s death from breast cancer at her Paris home was confirmed Friday by her family.


Don’t Write Off Germany’s Big Bank Merger Just Yet

At first glance, the difficult and risky plan to merge Deutsche Bank AG and Commerzbank AG has more foes than fans, and faces mortal threats. In recent days, labor representatives on Commerzbank’s board have signaled they are so opposed the deal they will try to remove CEO Martin Zielke. Meanwhile,


A British Airways Flight From London to Germany Accidentally Landed in Scotland

A British Airways flight departing London for Dusseldorf, Germany accidentally missed its intended destination by a whopping 740 miles when it landed, of all places, in Edinburgh, Scotland on Monday.


What can we learn from this thriving, car-free German neighborhood? Get rid of parking spaces

On the streets in front of apartment buildings in a neighborhood in Freiburg, Germany, people bike and walk in the middle of the road. Kids play in the street unattended. Cars are allowed, but only if they crawl along at the pace of a pedestrian (the speed limit is three miles an hour), give priorit


Canneseries: Lars Krause on ‘Bahaus,’ Dörte Helm, Powerful Men with Women

CANNES — “I like your style, Stine. Straight forward. You open your interviews like a man,” Walter Gropius (August Diehl) ironizes, when at the beginning of “Bauhaus -a New Era,” a feminist interviewer, in 1963 Massachusetts, asks him the first director of Wiemar Germany’s Bauhaus art school, a memb


Obama's Message About Voting Is Something Every Young Person Should Hear

While former President Barack Obama has left the White House behind, he hasn't shed his passion for public service or civic engagement. Most recently the former president sought to encourage more young people to get involved with politics while speaking at a town hall in Europe over the weekend. In


Germany lifts export ban blocking British arms sales to Saudi Arabia

A major obstacle blocking controversial British arms sales to Saudi Arabia has been partially removed after Germany relaxed a ban on weapons exports to the Gulf kingdom. Angela Merkel’s government agreed the ban would no longer apply to existing joint projects with European partners after intense lo


Do Walls Change How We Think?

In the summer of 1962, an East German woman suffering from a locked jaw arrived at a psychiatric clinic in Leipzig. Weeks earlier, she’d had an infected wisdom tooth removed; even so, the doctor who referred her called her condition “inexplicable.” At the clinic, she was described as despondent and


Netherlands vs. Germany Live Stream, TV Channel: How to Watch Euro 2020 Qualifier

A new-look Germany faces a confident, resurgent Netherlands squad in what should be an entertaining Euro 2020 qualifier. After tying 1-1 against Serbia in a disappointing friendly on Wednesday, Joachim Low's new squad looks for a better performance as it kicks off its qualifying campaign for next ye


Rammstein’s Holocaust-Referencing Video Is Pissing Off a Lot of People

Rammstein are set to release a self-titled album, their first in eight years, on May 17. In the process of promoting the release, the German hard rockers have managed to upset a whole lot of people. This week, the group released a dramatic promo video for their lead single “Deutschland,” which portr


On its 70th anniversary, NATO is bigger than ever — here are its 29 members in action

When West and East Germany reunited on October 3, 1990, the newly reunified Germany retained West Germany's membership in the alliance. The Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania do not have their own air forces, so since their ascension in 2004, other NATO members have rotated aircraft