Saturday, 21 July 2018

Tag Archives: German

German-Russian, 70, stabs Afghan, Syrian, Iraqi refugees

BERLIN: A 70-year-old man has been arrested accused of “politically motivated” attempted murder days after attacking three asylum seekers with a knife, German police said. The bloody attack took place outside a church in the western city of Heilbronn last Saturday, leaving a 17-year-old Afghan badly wounded and an Iraqi ...

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UK, EU powers urge Trump to back Iran nuclear deal

BRUSSELS: Britain, France and Germany made a joint plea to Donald Trump on Thursday to endorse a key nuclear deal with Iran as the US president mulls reimposing sanctions on Tehran. “The deal is working, it is delivering on its main goal, which means keeping the Iranian nuclear programme in ...

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Thousands of German industrial workers to stage strikes next week

BERLIN: Tens of thousands of workers in the German metals and engineering industries will stage walkouts at companies across the country from next week as part of a campaign for higher pay, powerful union IG Metall said. “We will build pressure with our first wave of warning strikes so the ...

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German Couple Jailed For Rape And Murder Of Chinese Student

BERLIN: A German couple received lengthy jail sentences Friday for brutally raping and killing a Chinese student in eastern Germany, in a shocking crime that caused outrage in both countries. The court in the city of Dessau found that the 21-year-old defendants, named only as Sebastian F and Xenia I, ...

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Germany set for snap gay marriage vote

BERLIN: German MPs are expected to vote to legalise same-sex marriage, days after Chancellor Angela Merkel dropped her opposition to the idea. The reform would give gay men and lesbians full marital rights, and allow them to adopt children. At present, German same-sex couples are limited to civil unions. On ...

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Angela Merkel urges swift Brexit talks after UK election

PARIS: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was hopeful that Britain would stick to the Brexit plan following the snap general election that saw the ruling Conservative Party lose some of its parliamentary seats. The talks about Britain’s exit from the 28 member European Union are scheduled for June 19 ...

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Putin denies involvement in hacking, hails Trump

ST. PETERSBURG: President Vladimir Putin insisted on Thursday that the Russian state has never engaged in hacking and said Moscow will wait out the current political storm in the US to forge constructive relations with President Donald Trump, whom he praised as a straightforward person with a “fresh set of ...

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Erdogan’s Nazi claim ‘unacceptable’: Angela Merkel

BERLIN: Germany’s chancellery on Monday hit out against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for likening a German ban on rallies by his ministers to “Nazi practices”, calling the comparison “absolutely unacceptable”. “The government will make this very clear” to Turkey, Peter Altmaier, chief of staff at the chancellery, told public ...

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Audi to produce just one US diesel model after emissions scandal

BERLIN: Luxury German auto brand Audi envisions the potential of just one diesel model in its US product mix in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal that has embroiled its parent company Volkswagen, according to Audi’s US head. “Once we hopefully get past everything, I see an opportunity to ...

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