Sunday, 5 April 2020

Tag Archives: Germany

Son of former German president stabbed to death in Berlin

BERLIN: Fritz von Weizsaecker, son of former German President Richard von Weizsaecker, was killed in a lethal knife attack while lecturing at a hospital in Berlin on Tuesday evening. Despite immediate reanimation attempts, the 59-year-old von Weizsaecker succumbed to his injuries, the Berlin police announced on Twitter. A police officer ...

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German police arrest Syrian suspected of planning attack

BERLIN: German police arrested a Syrian suspected of planning an Islamist attack, officials said, with public broadcaster ARD reporting that the man was at the top of the federal police’s list of dangerous Islamist extremists. Police special forces searched the apartment of the 26-year old suspect in Berlin after he ...

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Germany Budget Surplus to Reach Billions in 2019

BERLIN: Explore what’s moving the global economy in the new season of the Stephanomics podcast. Subscribe via Pocket Cast or iTunes. Germany will have a budget surplus this year amounting to billions of euros, Handelsblatt reported, citing government sources. Greater-than-expected tax revenue will result in the figure reaching the “high-single ...

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Angela Merkel says peaceful solution needed for Hong Kong

BEIJING: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she discussed Hong Kong with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and that there needed to be a peaceful solution for the city. Li Keqiang, speaking at a joint news conference in Beijing with Merkel, said China wanted to prevent unrest in the former British ...

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Human Rights Watch demands India to ‘step back’ in Kashmir

Human Rights Watch (HRW) South Asia Director Meenakshi Ganguly has urged the Indian government to lift the communications blackout and step back in occupied Kashmir after the Indian government scrapped the special autonomous status provided to the disputed valley. In a statement, Ganguly said since one week Kashmiris remain mostly under lockdown ...

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US Tells Germany: Spend More on Defense or We Move Troops to Poland

BERLIN – An envoy of U.S. President Donald Trump suggested on Friday that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s unwillingness to boost defense spending might give the United States no choice but to move American troops stationed in Germany to Poland. The comments by Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, signal Trump’s ...

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UK, France and Germany condemn North Korea missile launches

LONDON: The United Kingdom, France and Germany are condemning North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launches and urging Pyongyang to engage in “meaningful negotiations” with the United States on eliminating its nuclear weapons. The three countries also urged North Korea “to take concrete steps towards complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization” and ...

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World powers meet Iran in Vienna to salvage nuclear deal

VIENNA: Representatives from Europe, China and Russia, which are still committed to the Iran nuclear deal, were meeting Sunday with Iran’s representative in Vienna to discuss how to salvage the unravelling accord. The diplomats are examining issues linked to the implementation of the nuclear accord after Iran surpassed the uranium ...

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Uber Freight launches in Germany

FRANKFURT: US ride-hailing company Uber is launching a freight platform in Germany, taking on local technology startups in a race to grab a share of Europe’s $500 billion trucking market. Germany will be Uber Freight’s second market to go live on the continent after the Netherlands, an executive told Reuters, ...

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EU clears Vodafone’s $22 billion Liberty deal

BRUSSELS/LONDON: Brussels gave its blessing to Vodafone’s $22 billion purchase of Liberty Global’s cable networks in Germany and central Europe, clearing the way for the British company to become Europe’s largest mobile, broadband and TV provider. The deal is the standout move by Vodafone in its bid to become a ...

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