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IMF raises Germany growth forecasts


The International Monetary Fund has raised its forecast for Germany’s growth, shrugging off concerns of a slowdown in the eurozone’s largest economy.

Germany is expected to grow by 1.9 per cent this year, the Washington-based body said in its annual country report, raising its previous forecast of 1.7 per cent. 148 more words

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Cross it off the Bucket List: 2014 Europe Trip

Around a year and a half ago, during the second semester of my sophomore year, a rather unexpected announcement sounded from the school’s intercom. Usually, I don’t pay attention to our principal’s daily briefing because she always discusses the same things: “Good morning ! 724 more words


The Imitation Game

I hope the new film based on the life of Alan Turning, a British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and computer scientist, called The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Kinightley is successful and faithful to the life of Turing, given how badly he was treated after the war he helped to win. 197 more words

Glutes, Glory, and Germany. (Half-Marathon Training Day 24)

I woke up at 6 am today to get an early start on my scheduled morning run. My boyfriend had gotten up at 5:30 for work, so I was already semi-awake by the time my alarm rang. 628 more words


Monday, 21st July

Bec has been sick with a mutation of the “airplane flu”. After trying to kill it with cold and flu tablets (called “antigrippine” in Dutch) she still isn’t getting better. 381 more words

My New Mantra

Last Sunday, I jumped out of a perfectly good airplane. On my own free will, I plummeted toward the earth at 120 mph for 45 seconds before my tandem skydiving instructor pulled the parachute that let us peacefully glide to the landing zone. 264 more words


United Kingdom : Molly Returns With a 'Rush'

United Kingdom – When we interviewed the UK’s Eurovision 2014 representative in Copenhagen, Molly told us off camera that she was putting the finishing touches to her new song while in the Danish capital. 99 more words