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Germany News Roundup

Economy: China's economy grew so rapidly in the first half of 2007 that it is likely to overtake Germany as the world's third-largest by the end of this year, analysts say. Yahoo! News
The Economist: "Europe's biggest economy is performing strongly, but structural problems persist"

Breaking the Rushdie Taboo: German Writer Wants to Read 'Satanic Verses' in Cologne Mosque. Spiegel

Holocaust Families: Fisher Fund to file class action lawsuit against German government next week, following failed talks to reach compensation agreement for some 40,000 second-generation Holocaust survivors, who 'have suffered severe mental and psychological damage.' Ynetnews

Health Care: 81% of patients in New Zealand got a same or next-day appointment for a nonroutine visit, 71% in Britain, 69% in Germany, 66% in Australia, 47% in the U.S. Business Week

Fun: Germans Get Down and Dirty in Mud Olympics. Spiegel

Bridge:
Germany and Denmark have agreed to build an 18-kilometer bridge linking the two countries. It will be one of Europe's largest public works projects and is slated to open in 2018. Spiegel

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Digg this: A NEW television station devoted exclusively to death is being launched in Germany - with documentaries about graveyards one of its top drawcards. http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,22089558-5012895,00.html

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