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This Is Not Your Mother’s Dirndl

A new generation of designers has reinvented the traditional folk costume of Bavaria and Austria.

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Should Germany Step Up to Lead the West?

Germans face momentous decisions about the future of their country, of Europe, and perhaps the world. Here's what the election campaign should really be about.

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The Unstoppable Rise of Aldi and Lidl

The two German supermarket chains are taking their global rivalry to America. So far, they’ve always triumphed.

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The Brexodus Has Begun

Banks preparing for a hard Brexit are starting to shift staff to Frankfurt.

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To Hollywood and Back

The centennial of a legendary production company sheds light on Hollywood’s German roots. Today, it’s Hollywood that has found a new home on the outskirts of Berlin.

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Hooray — Here Come the Robots!

Fears that robots and artificial intelligence will make human labor obsolete are overblown. But we’ll have to work hard to adapt.

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Why Older Entrepreneurs Are Better

A growing body of research shows we can stay creative and productive all our lives. As the workforce ages, we’ll need to.

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Give Us Your Best and Brightest

A booming economy and a series of immigration reforms have turned Germany into a magnet for smart immigrants. Brexit and Donald Trump will send more of them Germany’s way.

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Monkey Business in the Black Forest

Germany’s Black Forest region boasts 28,000 family-run distilleries. None are as famous as the producers of Monkey 47, which has made it into the ranks of the world’s best gins.

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Five Ways to Build the Future

Teaming up with European companies, Singapore has turned itself into a test lab for building a cleaner, greener city.

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Reading Stefan Zweig Again

The Austrian writer chronicled Europe’s descent into madness. In a new age of nationalism, his work is more apt than ever.

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Sustainability Gets Stylish

Startups are producing eco-friendly silk, leather and diamonds in the lab. Unlike earlier artificial materials, they‘re virtually indistinguishable from the original.

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Zipping Along in the Sharing Economy

First bikes. Then cars. Now, electric scooters are the latest addition to the urban sharing economy. They’re helping clean the air and get cars off the road.

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Berlin’s Vanishing Street Art

Like New York in the 1980s, Berlin has been a mecca for the world’s best graffiti artists. Amid a construction boom and rapid gentrification, their artworks are disappearing one by one.

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When Architects Become Activists

Eco-friendly design usually costs extra. To change that, Brad Pitt's favorite architects are creating green housing for the poor.

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Why I Became a German

Since their country's vote to leave the European Union, as many as 650 British Jews have reclaimed their German citizenship, as descendants of Germans persecuted by the Nazis are entitled to do. One of them is the author Thomas Harding. Here, he explains his decision.

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Prepare for the Trade Wars

Donald Trump’s threats against America’s trade partners are a sign that the global system of free trade is beginning to unravel. Germany can do nothing and stay exposed, or adapt and become less vulnerable.

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Why It’s Right to Be Mad About Executive Pay

Sky-high CEO paychecks are undeserved, say critics. Defenders claim executives are rewarded for their performance. An exclusive study for Handelsblatt Global Magazine sides with the critics.

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Meet the German Comedian Behind the Global Trump Roast

A series of copycat spoof videos that parody Donald Trump has gone viral around the world. Meet Jan Böhmermann, the television satirist who coordinated the global roast.

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Why Trump Is Right

Germany’s surplus is a problem, but not for the reasons Donald Trump thinks. Much of Germany’s $2.6 trillion in total trade surpluses since 2000 will be lost forever.

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How Martin Luther Invented Modern Education

500 years ago, Martin Luther promoted universal education for girls and boys, laying the foundation for Protestant prosperity. Today, Luther’s ideas are as modern as ever.

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When Start-Up Brain Meets Corporate Brawn

Hardly a week goes by without a new corporate incubator or innovation lab getting into gear. But there are even better ways for companies to collaborate with start-ups.

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When Good Becomes Bad

The worldwide backlash against globalization and free trade has exposed the German economy’s greatest vulnerability.

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When Food Turns Bad But Stays Good

From Michelin chefs to city hipsters, fermented cabbage has come out of barrels in the basement and is firmly on the tables of restaurants worldwide.

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The Germans Are Coming for Tesla

In the global race to bring electric cars to market, the German carmakers have woken up from their slumber. The contest is finally getting interesting.

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Are European Apps a Terrorist Magnet?

Protected by strict privacy laws, Swiss and German encryption apps find favor with militants.

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The Glories of Drinking 100-Year-Old Riesling

A century ago, German Rieslings were the world’s priciest wines. At a two-day tasting extravaganza in an ancient monastery, our author discovers why.

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How Activists Outfoxed the Establishment

How can a top exporter lead opposition to a transatlantic trade deal? The answer lies in the power of NGOs – and a business community that never knew what hit it.

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John Cryan Has the Toughest Job in Global Banking

Called the greatest source of banking risk by the IMF, subject to dozens of fines and lawsuits, and its share value hitting historic lows, Deutsche Bank has taken a battering. Meet the reclusive and enigmatic CEO who is fighting for the bank’s future.

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The Invention of the Modern Olympics

The 1936 Summer Games in Berlin have lost none of their power to fascinate. Modern and innovative, they were the perfect propaganda ploy. The Nazis’ script book still works today.

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Heating Up the Arms Race

As tensions rise, the South China Sea has become a dangerous tinderbox. German companies are arming both sides.

BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 28: German Chancellor Angela Merkel adresses the media during her annual summer press conference in German Federal Press Conference or Bundespressekonferenz on July 28, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel said recent attacks involving asylum-seekers carried out in Germany would not change its willingness to take in refugees. (Photo by Michael Gottschalk/Photothek via Getty Images)

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Angela Merkel’s Zero Hour

Under fire from populists at home and abroad, can Europe’s most powerful woman hold the fraying continent together?

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Why German Carmakers Don’t Fear Tesla

Electric cars and autonomous driving are disrupting the auto industry. But BMW, Daimler and Audi aren’t losing sleep over Apple, Google and Tesla.

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How Vulnerable Is Germany?

Britain cutting its ties to the Continent is just the latest backlash against the open global economy on which Germany thrives.