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Image of Syrian Boy Echoes Around World

The 3-year-old was a Syrian Kurd whose relatives’ efforts to emigrate to Canada had been rebuffed, according to media and Kurdish activists. 623

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Global stock markets fell ahead of a U.S. labor market report that investors will examine for clues about the timing of the first U.S. interest rate rise in almost a decade.

Chinese Navy Ships Passed Through U.S. Territorial Waters

Pentagon officials said for the first time that five Chinese navy ships operating off Alaska came within 12 nautical miles of the U.S. coast, entering U.S. territorial waters, but they complied with international law.

Inside Israel’s Bid to Derail Iran Pact

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has undertaken a high-stakes campaign to persuade Congress to scuttle the Iran nuclear agreement, leaving the White House infuriated and many Democrats resentful. 143

BASF, Gazprom Renew Abandoned Asset-Swap Plan

Germany’s BASF and Russia’s Gazprom will complete an asset-swap deal signed in December 2013 but called off late last year amid mounting political tensions between Russia and the West.

Volkswagen CFO Nominated as Board Chairman

The largest shareholder of Europe’s biggest auto maker nominated the company’s finance chief to become the next chairman of the VW supervisory board.

E-Book Sales Weaken Amid Higher Prices

E-book revenue is falling, and some people in the publishing industry say it is partly because of the higher prices that have resulted from new contracts negotiated with Amazon. 63

GVC Wins Race to Acquire Bwin.Party

GVC Holdings said it had clinched a deal to buy online gaming firm Bwin.party digital for $1.72 billion, beating rival bidder 888 Holdings to the post.

Facebook Advances Bazaar Ambitions

Facebook, which is trying to become a trading bazaar, is making it easier for its 1.49 billion users to buy, sell and trade used items from cars to waffle irons through Facebook groups.

ECB Willing to Expand Stimulus Amid Growth Worry

ECB President Mario Draghi indicated that the bank stands ready to expand its stimulus programs and projected slower-than-expected economic growth in the eurozone, as well as lower inflation rates.

Private-Equity Firms Plunge Back Into the Oil Patch

Private-equity firms are doubling down on energy, despite heavy damage from their last adventure in the sector.

UBS Building Virtual Coin For Mainstream Banking

Swiss bank UBS is working on a prototype virtual currency that it hopes will be used by banks and financial institutions as a basis to settle mainstream financial markets transactions.

Traders Ride the ETF Roller Coaster

Mom-and-pop investors who trade in exchange-traded funds and notes linked to commodities have experienced some of the roughest volatility over the past several weeks.

U.S. Will Help Military, Diplomatic Families Leave Turkey

The U.S. has offered to help relatives of American military and diplomatic personnel stationed at Incirlik Air Base and a nearby consulate to leave Turkey, a cautionary move following the start of military operations directed against Islamic State.

Saudi King’s Visit a Chance to Invigorate U.S. Alliance

King Salman of Saudi Arabia arrives Friday for his first White House visit at a pivotal time, when the two allies are trying to maintain their lukewarm agreement on the Iran nuclear deal while striving for new commitments.

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Yemen’s Unity Frays in Leaderless Aden

The battles of recent months have reopened historic divisions between Yemen’s north and south, writes Yaroslav Trofimov.

Kentucky Clerk Jailed Over Gay Marriage Licenses

A federal judge declared a Kentucky county clerk who opposes same-sex marriage on religious grounds in contempt of court for defying his order to issue marriage licenses, and sent the clerk to jail until she complies. 2444

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Michael Grandage: A Director’s DNA

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Will Lyons on Wine

What’s the Point of Scoring Wines?

A wine’s taste and character change almost daily, and taste is subjective—so is giving them marks a pointless exercise?

Going Native in NYC: 8 Things to Do as an Expat in the Big Apple

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Ryanair will Berlusconi zum Berliner Flughafenchef machen

Er kann es nicht lassen! Ryanairs Chefpilot Michael O´Leary riskiert wieder einmal eine dicke Lippe. Der nie um freche Worte verlegene Ire nimmt ausnahmsweise aber nicht seine Wettbewerber aufs Korn, sondern rügt deutsche Politiker für ihre erfolglose Suche nach einem neuen Flughafenboss.

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Schnell wechselt der findige Geschäftsmann in die Personalberaterbranche und zaubert vier vielversprechende Kandidaten aus dem Hut. O´Leary empfiehlt neben dem skandalumwitterten italienischen Unternehmer Silvio Berlusconi noch David Hasselhoff, Arnold Schwarzenegger und James Bond als Nachfolger für den glücklosen Flughafenchef Rainer Schwarz.

Silvio Berlusconi habe hervorragende Referenzen, beschreibt der Ire die Vorzüge seines Lieblingskandidaten: Schließlich habe der Lebemann bereits viele private Events erfolgreich umgesetzt und sei so aus manch misslicher Lage als strahlender Gewinner herausgegangen.

Will der Italiener allerdings doch lieber Ministerpräsident in seinem Heimatland werden, schickt Ryanair den amerikanischen Sänger und Schauspieler David Hasselhoff ins Rennen. Der könnte nicht nur in Not geratene Badenixen, sondern auch Problemflughäfen retten und sich dabei jederzeit der Unterstützung seines mit künstlicher Intelligenz ausgestatteten Sportwagens KITT sicher sein.

Findet Hasselhoff nicht die Gnade der Deutschen, wartet O`Leary mit einem noch größeren US-Amerikaner auf. Mr. Universum und Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger habe bereits viele Welten gerettet und könnte den Berliner Flughafen bestimmt in Expresszeit fertigstellen.

Tun sich die Berliner mit künftigen “Yes, we can!”-Morgenmeetings auf den Vorfeldern des Willy-Brandt-Airports aber schwer, zieht Ryanair das vierte Ass aus dem Ärmel und bietet die Hilfe des britischen Geheimdienstes an. Deren bester Mann James Bond löse mit seiner ganz speziellen Auslegung der feinen englischen Art das Flughafenproblem schnell, verspricht O´Leary. Außenstehende Betrachter dürften sich aber über eine leicht gewaltsame Umgestaltung der bereits stehenden Gebäude nicht wundern.

Zum Schluss der Personalvorstellung findet das Enfant Terrible der Luftfahrtbranche noch sehr versöhnliche Worte. O`Leary zeigte sich sicher, dass Deutschland seinen Skandalflughafen noch in diesem Jahrhundert eröffnet.

 

 

 

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    • Berlusconis Talente werden in Italien bei der kommenden Wahl benötigt.
      So wäre er vielleicht der einzige und damit wahre Held der Nation, welcher das Land aus dem verhängnisvollen Euro führen könnte, um es sicher gesunden zu lassen.

      Beim Flughafenprojekt der Sozialisten aus Berlin und Brandenburg sollten wir uns angesichts der aktuellen Probleme auf einen Zeitrahmen für die Fertigstellung einigen:
      dieses Jahrtausend sollte es - vielleicht - möglich sein.

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Migrant Crisis Divides Europe

Germany and France press the rest of Europe to end squabbling over its exploding numbers of refugees as Hungarian leader says his country doesn’t want ‘a large number of Muslim people.’ 108

Image of Syrian Boy Echoes Around World

The 3-year-old was a Syrian Kurd whose relatives’ efforts to emigrate to Canada had been rebuffed, according to media and Kurdish activists. 623

Stocks Fall Ahead of Jobs Report

Global stock markets fell ahead of a U.S. labor market report that investors will examine for clues about the timing of the first U.S. interest rate rise in almost a decade.

Chinese Navy Ships Passed Through U.S. Territorial Waters

Pentagon officials said for the first time that five Chinese navy ships operating off Alaska came within 12 nautical miles of the U.S. coast, entering U.S. territorial waters, but they complied with international law.

Inside Israel’s Bid to Derail Iran Pact

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has undertaken a high-stakes campaign to persuade Congress to scuttle the Iran nuclear agreement, leaving the White House infuriated and many Democrats resentful. 143

BASF, Gazprom Renew Abandoned Asset-Swap Plan

Germany’s BASF and Russia’s Gazprom will complete an asset-swap deal signed in December 2013 but called off late last year amid mounting political tensions between Russia and the West.

Volkswagen CFO Nominated as Board Chairman

The largest shareholder of Europe’s biggest auto maker nominated the company’s finance chief to become the next chairman of the VW supervisory board.

E-Book Sales Weaken Amid Higher Prices

E-book revenue is falling, and some people in the publishing industry say it is partly because of the higher prices that have resulted from new contracts negotiated with Amazon. 63

GVC Wins Race to Acquire Bwin.Party

GVC Holdings said it had clinched a deal to buy online gaming firm Bwin.party digital for $1.72 billion, beating rival bidder 888 Holdings to the post.

Facebook Advances Bazaar Ambitions

Facebook, which is trying to become a trading bazaar, is making it easier for its 1.49 billion users to buy, sell and trade used items from cars to waffle irons through Facebook groups.

ECB Willing to Expand Stimulus Amid Growth Worry

ECB President Mario Draghi indicated that the bank stands ready to expand its stimulus programs and projected slower-than-expected economic growth in the eurozone, as well as lower inflation rates.

Private-Equity Firms Plunge Back Into the Oil Patch

Private-equity firms are doubling down on energy, despite heavy damage from their last adventure in the sector.

UBS Building Virtual Coin For Mainstream Banking

Swiss bank UBS is working on a prototype virtual currency that it hopes will be used by banks and financial institutions as a basis to settle mainstream financial markets transactions.

Traders Ride the ETF Roller Coaster

Mom-and-pop investors who trade in exchange-traded funds and notes linked to commodities have experienced some of the roughest volatility over the past several weeks.

U.S. Will Help Military, Diplomatic Families Leave Turkey

The U.S. has offered to help relatives of American military and diplomatic personnel stationed at Incirlik Air Base and a nearby consulate to leave Turkey, a cautionary move following the start of military operations directed against Islamic State.

Saudi King’s Visit a Chance to Invigorate U.S. Alliance

King Salman of Saudi Arabia arrives Friday for his first White House visit at a pivotal time, when the two allies are trying to maintain their lukewarm agreement on the Iran nuclear deal while striving for new commitments.

Middle East Crossroads

Yemen’s Unity Frays in Leaderless Aden

The battles of recent months have reopened historic divisions between Yemen’s north and south, writes Yaroslav Trofimov.

Kentucky Clerk Jailed Over Gay Marriage Licenses

A federal judge declared a Kentucky county clerk who opposes same-sex marriage on religious grounds in contempt of court for defying his order to issue marriage licenses, and sent the clerk to jail until she complies. 2444

Fashion

How Fashion Experts Shop the High Street

Despite the crowds, the lines and the overpacked rails, there are real gems to be found in mainstream stores—you just need to know how to find them.

Theater

Michael Grandage: A Director’s DNA

With ‘Photograph 51’ at London’s Noël Coward Theatre, the acclaimed director coaxes Nicole Kidman back onstage for an exploration of the passion and poetry of science.

Will Lyons on Wine

What’s the Point of Scoring Wines?

A wine’s taste and character change almost daily, and taste is subjective—so is giving them marks a pointless exercise?

Going Native in NYC: 8 Things to Do as an Expat in the Big Apple

You’re relocating to the Center of the Universe, a.k.a. the Capital of the World, a.k.a. the City That Never Sleeps. So what do you do to embrace New York?

Video

Father of Drowned Syrian Boy Describes His Sorrow

1:52

Migrant Crisis: The Schengen Agreement Explained

1:55

Tesla's New Model X SUV Finally Set for Delivery

2:25