The 5G revolution

Videographic explaining fifth generation mobile, or 5G wireless technology. Germany launches its auction Tuesday for the construction of an ultra-fast 5G mobile network as a transatlantic dispute rages over security concerns surrounding giant Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei.VIDEOGRAPHICS

Swedish teen climate activist leads rally in Germany

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg who has sparked school strikes worldwide against global warming joins thousands of students in Hamburg, urging them to stay angry and fight for change.

Today in History for February 27th

Highlights of this day in history: Germany’s Reichstag burns, giving the Nazis under Adolf Hitler a pretext to seize absolute power; A cease-fire ends the Persian Gulf War; Actress Elizabeth Taylor born; Children’s TV host Fred Rogers dies. (Feb. 27)

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Burials and cremations for animals, a ‘heaven’ for pet owners

“Animal heaven” is the only place in Germany that offers burials and cremations for pets. “Taking it seriously” and “taking the time” to deal with the pain of bereaved owners is the mission of its founder Ralf Hendrichs, in a country where the craze for dogs and cats continues to grow.

Foreign Film nominees ‘proud to represent’ countries at Oscars

Directors who are up for Oscars in the Best Foreign Film category describe the importance of the nomination, saying they are “so proud” to represent their countries. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, whose film “Never Look Away” is nominated for Germany, adds that he thinks Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron, whose film “Roma” is nominated in 10 categories, will win Best Foreign Film.