Germany http://www.kunc.org en Uber's Rapid Growth Pits Innovation Against Existing Laws http://www.kunc.org/post/ubers-rapid-growth-pits-innovation-against-existing-laws To see the speed of technological innovation, look no further than a street corner. Hailing a cab from the street is less common in cities with Uber, a service that lets you request a ride with the simple tap of a mobile phone app.<p>The 5-year-old company — <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/06/319527353/uber-car-service-company-is-now-valued-at-17-billion">now valued at $17 billion</a> — is growing so fast that it's operating in 128 cities globally, on every continent except Antarctica. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:41:00 +0000 Elise Hu 57670 at http://www.kunc.org Uber's Rapid Growth Pits Innovation Against Existing Laws 'Mariachi Olympic Prince' Takes Glamour To Sochi Ski Slopes http://www.kunc.org/post/mariachi-olympic-prince-takes-glamour-sochi-ski-slopes In Sochi, Russia, Hubertus Von Hohenlohe will compete in his sixth Winter Olympics. The 55-year-old downhill skier and German prince won't be skiing under the flag of his royal heritage, however. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:24:00 +0000 Carrie Kahn 53749 at http://www.kunc.org 'Mariachi Olympic Prince' Takes Glamour To Sochi Ski Slopes German Farmers Fear For Europe's Bacon With U.S. Trade Deal http://www.kunc.org/post/german-farmers-fear-europes-bacon-us-trade-deal When German farmers and activists descended upon Chancellor Angela Merkel's office building Wednesday morning, they brought along some special guests — 17 pigs. The stunt was the latest European backlash against a proposed free trade deal with the U.S. that could lift restrictions on American meat sold in Europe.<p>Under the watchful eye of German police officers, the pigs munched happily on straw strewn across the pavement to keep the herd from running amok.<p>The protesters said the pigs at today's protest were meant to symbolize wholesome farming, rather than to insult Merkel. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:15:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 53463 at http://www.kunc.org German Farmers Fear For Europe's Bacon With U.S. Trade Deal Meat-Drenched Oktoberfest Warms To Vegans http://www.kunc.org/post/meat-drenched-oktoberfest-warms-vegans Oktoberfest, one of the world's largest festivals, is mostly about <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/09/06/160699095/achtung-beerdrinkers-munichs-brewers-need-bottles-kegs-for-oktoberfest">beer</a>. And to soak up all that froth and alcohol, Bavarians have traditionally reached for meat.<p>The culinary cornerstones of the Munich festival, which runs this year from Sept. 21 to Oct. 6, include roast pork, ham hock, and weisswurst — a white sausage that complements the <a href="http://www.bavaria.by/types-bavarian-beer">40 different types of local beer</a>. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 17:30:00 +0000 50401 at http://www.kunc.org Meat-Drenched Oktoberfest Warms To Vegans New International Olympic Committee President Is Thomas Bach Of Germany http://www.kunc.org/post/new-international-olympic-committee-president-thomas-bach-germany The International Olympic Committee has elected a new president, naming Germany's Thomas Bach to replace outgoing chief Jacques Rogge, who served in the post for 12 years. Bach was chosen by secret ballot on the last day of meetings in Buenos Aires, Argentina.<p>An Olympic fencer whose successes include a gold medal at the 1976 Montreal Games, Bach later became an executive at Adidas. He was widely seen as the favorite in the race to lead the IOC.<p>Bach, 59, will become the ninth president in the IOC's 119 years. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:48:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 49415 at http://www.kunc.org New International Olympic Committee President Is Thomas Bach Of Germany