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Germany debates ‘mosque tax’ to replace foreign funding

BERLIN: Support is growing in Germany for a “mosque tax” to make Islamic institutions less dependent on potentially anti-democratic or “radical” foreign funding sources, a media report said Sunday. The federal government sees it as “a possible path”, according to an answer to a parliamentary query, the Welt am Sonntag ...

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Germany, Pakistan sign Euro 58.8 million agreement

ISLAMABAD: Noor Ahmed, Secretary, EAD and Dr. Jens Jokisch, the Charge’ d’ Affairs of the German Embassy in Islamabad, signed an agreement for financial assistance under the Pakistan-Germany Development Program worth Euro 58.8 million (PKR 9.4 Billion). This financial contribution shall help Pakistan to strengthen its renewable energy sector and ...

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Germany adds six months to Saudi arms export ban

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government extended by six months an embargo on weapons exports to Saudi Arabia, instituted last October in response to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The ban has faced opposition from within the German government and the European Union, but has the support ...

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German Chancellor Merkel wins applause confronting Pence

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel advocated preserving the Iranian nuclear treaty and multilateralism, while US Vice President Mike Pence rolled out demands to European allies, including a demand to pull out of the 2015 JCPOA and ditch Russian gas. Merkel’s speech clashed dramatically with Pence’s during the Munich Security Conference on Saturday. In ...

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German drone market to grow to 3b euros by 2030

BERLIN: The German drone market is expected to grow from 574 million euros (649.28 million US dollars) to 3 billion euros by 2030, which corresponds to an annual average growth rate of 14 percent, according to a report by the German Unmanned Aviation Association (VUL) published on Monday. VUL will ...

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‘Hitler paintings’ fail to sell at auction in Germany

BERLIN-Five pictures said to have been painted by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler have failed to sell at auction in Germany. Weidler auction house had set a starting price for the watercolours of €45,000 (£40,000; $51,000). The auction was held in Nuremburg, the German city once notorious for Hitler’s mass rallies ...

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Germany’s Merkel says ‘still time’ to find Brexit solution

TOKYO: There is still time to find a solution to Britain’s exit from the EU, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday, voicing optimism on a political deal over the tricky “backstop” that has stymied progress. Speaking to Japanese and German business leaders in Tokyo, Merkel stressed that “on the one ...

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EU powers recognise Guaido as Venezuela’s leader

CARACAS: The UK, France, Germany, Spain and other European countries have officially recognised opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela. It comes after President Nicolás Maduro defiantly rejected the EU’s Sunday deadline to call snap elections. Russia – a backer of Mr Maduro – accused EU countries of ...

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German slowdown leaves job boom untouched

BERLIN: The jobless rate in Germany held steady in January even as signs of a slowdown in Europe’s powerhouse economy mounted, official data showed Thursday. The unemployment rate was 5.0 percent, the Federal Labour Agency (BA) said in seasonally-adjusted figures, the same level as the previous two months. In absolute ...

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