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Germany Wipes Slate Clean for 50,000 Men Convicted Under Anti-Gay Law

Germany has just offered compensation and recognition to over 50,000 gay men who were convicted and persecuted over the course of the last century. While 50,000 men were charged with the “crime”, only 5,000 are still living. In addition to their criminal records under article 175 of the penal code

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Chechens Finally Granted Refuge Status After Persecution for Being Gay

The Foreign Ministry of Germany has just granted refuge to its first gay Chechen man fleeing persecution on a humanitarian visa. While he arrived in Germany earlier this week, several more applicants are currently being reviewed by diplomats at the German embassy in Moscow. According to the German newspaper Tagesspiegel, the distribution of

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Germans Switch on ‘World’s Largest Artificial Sun’

The world’s largest ‘artificial sun’ was switched on last month, illuminating a brighter future for renewable energy. The “Synlight” facility, as it’s called at the German Aerospace Center Institute for Solar Research in Jülich, is a 3-story building containing 149 Xenon short-arc lamps. For comparison, in a large cinema, the screen is illuminated

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Porsche Gives Every Employee, From Engineer to Janitor, a Big Bonus

Due to the success of one of their most impressive fiscal years to date, Porsche gave all 21,000 of its German employees – from engineers to cleaning ladies alike – a bonus of $9,800. And when they say every employee, they mean every employee; janitors, line workers, engineers, and cafeteria

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