How and Why: Gender-Neutral Language

How and Why: Gender-Neutral Language Nicki Hinz operates in the Didactics Team here at Babbel, creating our courses and enhancing lessons to bring users the most user-friendly and efficient learning experience. As part of our internal presentation series, Strangers, she recently provided a breakdown of what gender-neutral language provides us, as language-learners and as a…

Genocide in Namibia: Germany remains at chances with its colonial legacy

“We Germans acknowledge our historical, political, moral and ethical responsibility and the guilt that Germans brought upon themselves,” said Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul during a visit to Namibia back in 2004. Speaking at the Waterberg, where Emperor Wilhelm II’s troops had mercilessly put down a rebellion against German colonial rule a hundred years earlier, the then German…

German union celebrations concur tougher policy on migration

German coalition celebrations concur harder policy on migration 6 July 2018 08:53 CEST +02:00 Union partners Angela Merkel (r) of the CDU and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (l) of the CSU have actually clashed on migration policy. Image: Omer Messinger/AFP. The three celebrations in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s unstable coalition federal government on Thursday rallied around…

‘Want to play my very first video games for Bayern out there’

In the very first week of the pre-season, Serge Gnabry had to work alone on his resurgence following a muscle injury picked up in April. Since the 23-year-old returned to full training, he has actually shown what he can do: high pace, close control and he knows where the goal is. The Stuttgart-born player can…

NATO States Summit Declaration Slams Russian And Iranian “Destabilising” Activities

NATO States Summit Declaration Slams Russian And Iranian “Destabilising” Activities The Presidents and Federal government taking part in the conference of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels on July 11-12 released a final statement prising NATO’s efforts to pursue “peace, security, and stability in the entire of the Euro-Atlantic location” in addition to slamming “destabilizing”…

Why Ikea will not let you return a bashed-up sofa anymore

As of September 1st customers at Ikea in Germany will only be able to return products within a year of purchase as long as they are new and unused. While this might sound like a generous policy, customers can currently return products within a 12-month period regardless of the condition they are in. According to…

New Photos Reveal That Israel Shot Down Russian UAV In Southern Syria (Photos)

New Photos Reveal That Israel Shot Down Russian UAV In Southern Syria (Photos) New photos released by Syrian opposition activists revealed that the Israeli military shot down a Forpost unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Russian Aerospace Forces over the village of Burayqah in the southern Syrian province of al-Quneitra on July 13. The Fropost…

Greece to process 1,500 asylum demands from Germany

Greece to process 1,500 asylum requests from Germany 18 July 2018 15:36 CEST+02:00 Dimitris Vitsas, Greece’s migration minister, spoke at a press conference in Athens on Wednesday. Photo: DPA Greece will process 1,500 asylum applications from Germany as part of a deal signed between the two countries, Greece’s migration minister said Wednesday. “In the first…

Bonn homeowners don kippahs in uniformity with Jewish attack victim

The rally, called “Day of the Kippah,” was the brainchild of Bonn’s mayor Ashok Sridharan and happened Thursday afternoon on Bonn’s market square in the shadow of the town hall and cathedral. A big crowd of citizens of all ages went to, much of them using kippahs, a flat, circular cap typically worn by Jewish…