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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

21 September 2022

Oktoberfest returns after a two-year pause due to the pandemic

On Saturday September 17th, the world’s most popular beer festival, Oktoberfest, opened its doors to visitors in Munich, Germany, after being canceled for two years due […]
20 September 2022

How Lufthansa and Emirates celebrate Oktoberfest

The Oktoberfest festival in Munich is returning this autumn after two years of absence. The beloved event has its 187th edition from 17 September to 3 […]
12 September 2022

Strike at Lufthansa averted after partial agreement reached with pilots’ union

A strike at Lufthansa was averted last week after the union representing the Lufthansa pilots, Vereinigung Cockpit, reached a partial agreement with Lufthansa’s management on Tuesday […]
2 September 2022

Almost all Lufthansa flights cancelled today

Almost all flights operated by Lufthansa to and from Frankfurt and Munich airports are cancelled today, due to a pilots’ strike. About 800 flights are cancelled, […]
1 September 2022

52 million €9 rail passes sold in Germany over three months

52 million €9 rail passes were sold in Germany over three months, reports the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV). The pass, which expired on August […]
30 August 2022

Audi to join F1 in 2026 with car running on synthetic fuel

German automotive manufacturer Audi announced its entry for the 2026 Formula 1 World Championship during a press conference at the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix at […]
29 August 2022
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€93mn for the world’s first hydrogen passenger trains in Germany

Hydrogen-powered trains are now a reality in Germany’s Lower Saxony state. 1. Hydrogen train fleet A fleet of 14 hydrogen trains powered by fuel cell propulsion […]
17 August 2022

€9 rail pass a success as train travel in Germany increases by 46%

Short-distance train travel in Germany has significantly increased since June, data from Germany’s federal statistical office Destatis has shown. Compared to the first quarter of the […]
17 August 2022

Germany does not support an EU-wide travel ban for Russian citizens

Following president Zelensky’s call on western countries to completely stop Russian citizens, in the hopes that keeping them isolated in the country will influence Putin’s decision […]
27 July 2022

Lufthansa cancels over 1,000 flights due to strike by ground staff

German airline Lufthansa announced that it is canceling almost all of its flights in Germany on Wednesday July 27th due to a strike action conducted by […]
20 July 2022

German national railway at odds with anti-trust regulators over travel data

The German national railway Deutsche Bahn (DB) is battling a litigation process against antitrust regulators in the country, Bundeskartellamt, which have recently concluded that DB’s practices […]
19 July 2022

Lufthansa cancels another 2,000 summer flights

Lufthansa has announced the cancellation of 2,000 more summer flights to and from the airports in Frankfurt and Munich. It is the third wave of cancellation […]
12 July 2022

Germany passes law to increase wind energy capacity

The German Parliament adopted a new Onshore Wind Law which aims to expand onshore wind by a massive 10 GW a year from 2025. In line […]
23 June 2022

Airbus backs German Air Force to increase green fuels on its fleet

Airbus announced it is supporting the German Air Force in their long-term transformation to increase sustainability of its aircraft fleet. #A400M: Airbus supports German Air Force […]
14 June 2022

Lufthansa transforms an Airbus 330 into a superyacht-like experience

On May 18th, at European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Lufthansa Technik presented an exclusive extension of its new wide-body VIP cabin concept […]
30 May 2022

A town in Germany is putting all cats in lockdown

All house cats of Walldorf—a small German town in the south-western state of Baden-Württemberg—are being locked up until the end of August 2022. In the past […]
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