Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Tag Archives: Germany

German airline goes bankrupt

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BERLIN: Germany’s second biggest airline filed for bankruptcy after Abu Dhabi’s Etihad – its leading shareholder – refused to finance another bailout. Air Berlin will continue flying for the time being thanks to a loan of €150 million ($176 million) from the German government. That should also allow all 7,200 ...

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EU Commission Says Infected Eggs Spread To 17 Nations

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LONDON: The European Commission says that at least fifteen EU countries, as well as Hong Kong and Switzerland, have received eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil. Its announcement comes ahead of a planned meeting with ministers and other officials next month to discuss the crisis. The European Commission, the European ...

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Dutch police make arrests in contaminated eggs scandal

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DUTCH police arrested two suspects on Thursday (local time) as part of an investigation into the illegal use of a potentially harmful insecticide in the poultry industry, the Dutch prosecution service said. Millions of chicken eggs have been pulled from European supermarket shelves as a result of the scare over ...

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Tayyip Erdogan claims Germany abetting terrorists

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ANKARA: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Germany on Monday of assisting terrorists by not responding to thousands of files sent to Berlin or handing over suspects wanted by Turkish authorities. “Germany is abetting terrorists,” Erdogan told a conference in the Black Sea province of Rize, in comments likely to further ...

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Chinese tourists arrested for Hitler salute in Germany

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BERLIN: Two Chinese tourists were arrested in Berlin for making Hitler salutes outside the German parliament. Criminal proceedings have been started against the middle-aged men for using symbols from a banned organisation. The pair have been released on bail of €500 (£450; $600) each. Germany has strict laws on hate ...

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Denmark stun champions Germany at women’s Euros

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TILBURG : Germany’s hopes of a seventh successive European women’s title were shattered on Sunday when second-half headers by Nadia Nadim and Theresa Nielsen gave Denmark a shock 2-1 victory in the quarter-finals in Rotterdam. In Thursday’s semi-finals, Denmark will face newcomers Austria who beat Spain 5-3 on penalties following ...

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Germany vows economic steps against Turkey as row escalates

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BERLIN: Germany on Thursday vowed stinging measures hitting tourism and investment in Turkey and a full “overhaul” of their troubled relations, signalling its patience had snapped after Ankara’s arrests of human rights activists. The government stepped up its travel advisory for the NATO ally as Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned ...

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in historic trip to Poland

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LONDON: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be told about the bloody – and ultimately unsuccessful – Warsaw Rising of 1944 when they arrive in Poland today. The Cambridges will fly into the capital city at the start of a week long tour of Poland and Germany. Prince William ...

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G20: World leaders at odds with Trump on trade, climate

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HAMBURG: World leaders at the G20 summit in Germany went into their final day of talks Saturday scratching their heads over what to do about a increasingly isolationist United States. Leaders appeared to be at an impasse over trade and climate change, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel making clear that ...

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G20: Hamburg sees clashes between police and protesters

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HAMBURG: Seventy-six police officers have been injured in clashes with protesters in Germany’s city of Hamburg, where a G20 summit starts shortly. Three officers were taken to hospital, police said. There were also reports of injuries among protesters. The clashes began when police charged at masked protesters at a “Welcome ...

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