Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Tag Archives: Germany

Germany rolls out world’s first hydrogen train

BERLIN:  Germany rolled out the world’s first hydrogen-powered train, signalling the start of a push to challenge the might of polluting diesel trains with costlier but more eco-friendly technology. Two bright blue Coradia iLint trains, built by French TGV-maker Alstom, began running a 100-kilometre route between the towns and cities ...

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Migration truce shatters in Germany after violence

BERLIN: A tense truce within German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative camp imploded Thursday after her hardline interior minister defended protests marred by neo-Nazi violence and blasted immigration as “the mother of all political problems”. The latest shots across Merkel’s bow came just two months after the minister, Horst Seehofer, threatened ...

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German far-right takes out anti-Merkel protest

CHEMNITZ: German far-right demonstrators gathered in the eastern city of Chemnitz to protest Chancellor Angela Merkel’s immigration policy, but there was no new outburst of the violence that followed a weekend knife killing. A crowd estimated at around 1,000 people by news agency DPA waved German flags and listened to ...

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Germany returns Namibia genocide remains

BERLIN : Germany on Wednesday handed back human remains seized from Namibia a century ago after the slaughter of indigenous people under its colonial rule, but angry descendants slammed Berlin for failing to properly atone for the dark chapter. Herero chief Vekuii Rukoro, whose ancestors were among the tens of ...

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US deports 95-year-old former Nazi camp guard to Germany

The White House says a 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard has been deported to Germany, 14 years after a judge ordered his expulsion. In a statement, the White House said the deportation of Jakiv Palij, who lived in New York City, was carried out early on Tuesday. After World ...

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Merkel says don’t expect much from meeting with Putin

BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned against expectations that her meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday will produce any breakthrough on the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria. Speaking on the eve of talks with the Russian leader, Merkel pitched the meeting as the product of necessity rather than ...

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Trump trade rows are ‘destroying’ growth, says German minister

BERLIN: Germany’s economy minister on Sunday lashed out at US President Donald Trump, slamming his global trade rows and efforts to “dictate” Europe’s dealings with Iran through renewed US sanctions. In an interview with German weekly Bild am Sonntag, Peter Altmaier warned of the damaging consequences of a full-blown US-China ...

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Mesut Ozil quits Germany over ‘racism and disrespect’

BERLIN: Mesut Ozil was warmly applauded by Turkey but faced uproar at home in Germany after announcing he was quitting the German national football team, lambasting “racism” over criticism for the side’s World Cup debacle. Ozil, who has Turkish roots but was born in Germany, had been under fire since posing ...

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Swiss exports hit new record

BERN: Swiss exports for the second quarter of 2018 totalled 55.7 billion francs (€47.8 billion), a new quarterly record, states a communication from the Swiss Federal Customs Administration. Pharmaceuticals, machinery, precision instruments and watchmaking were some of the sectors that registered new heights, thanks in part to record exports to ...

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