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Purplebricks finds home in German market

Purplebricks finds home in German market

Business
Britain's biggest online estate agent is moving into Europe for the first time by acquiring a stake in its most prominent German counterpart. Sky ‎News has learnt that Purplebricks, which has a market value of more than £650m, will announce on Monday that it is to become a shareholder in Homeday through a joint venture with the German media giant Axel Springer.Sources said this weekend that the deal was likely to be structured as a 50-50 partnership between Purplebricks and Axel Springer, which is already a big investor in the British property group.The transaction will see the two companies ‎invest €25m (£22m) in order to purchase a 26% stake in Homeday, which has a 50% share of the German online estate agency market.Purplebricks and Axel Spring...
German satellites sense Earth's lumps and bumps

German satellites sense Earth's lumps and bumps

Science
The German space agency (DLR) has released a spectacular 3D map of Earth. Built from images acquired by two radar satellites, it traces the variations in height across all land surfaces - an area totalling more than 148 million sq km. DLR is making the map free and open, enabling any scientist to download and use it. There will be myriad applications, from forecasting where flood waters flow to planning big infrastructure projects. How was the map made?The two satellites involved are called TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X. Like all radar spacecraft, they send down microwave pulses to the surface of the planet and then time how long the signals take to bounce back. The shorter ...
Parents leave 5-year-old at German airport after holiday

Parents leave 5-year-old at German airport after holiday

World
Police in Germany say a couple left their five-year-old daughter behind at the airport after returning from a holiday. Reutlingen police said Tuesday that officers spotted the child wandering aimlessly and alone around the terminal at nearby Stuttgart Airport late Monday. The girl was taken to the airport police station. Shortly afterward, her mother called to ask whether her daughter had been found. Police said the mother explained to officers that the family had driven home in separate cars and each believed the girl to be with the other parent. The child was eventually handed over to her father, who had returned to pick her up. It wasn't clear how long the child was left alone for.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: International
German poll reveals a trust deficit for U.S. energy

German poll reveals a trust deficit for U.S. energy

Business
June 27 (UPI) -- An executive from German energy company Wintershall said rifts in trade policy are leading to a lack of trust in the United States as an energy supplier. Washington D.C. hosts this year's regular World Gas Conference at a time when the United States is developing as a lead oil and natural gas producer and exporter. U.S. President Donald Trump has said natural gas in particular could extend U.S. leverage over the horizon into the Asian and European markets. A third-part survey of 1,001 adults conducted between May 7 and 9 showed U.S. influence is eroding, according to Wintershall. "The declining trust in the United States is certainly also due to political reasons -- here the publicly discernible differences of the past few months have left their marks," Thilo Wieland, an...
Trump wades into German migration row

Trump wades into German migration row

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has attacked the German government's approach to immigration, as he comes under pressure over his own crackdown on migrants. Mr Trump said German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition looked "tenuous".Mrs Merkel is in the middle of a serious domestic row after defending her government's immigration policy.Meanwhile, Mr Trump has adopted a highly criticised "zero-tolerance" approach, which has split families crossing the Mexican border.US and Germany compared on immigration Migrant children 'held in cages' in Texas Trump: US will not be a migrant camp That position has been condemned by many, including former First Lady Laura Bush - wife of Republican ex-president George Bush...