Saturday, 24 August 2019

Tag Archives: Germany

European heatwave sets new June temperature records

FRANCE: A heatwave affecting much of Europe is expected to intensify further with countries – including France, Spain and Switzerland – expecting temperatures above 40C (104F) later on Thursday. On Wednesday, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic recorded their highest temperatures for June. Meteorologists say hot air drawn in from ...

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Daimler to recall 60,000 Mercedes diesels in Germany

FRANKFURT: Daimler must recall 60,000 Mercedes diesel cars in Germany after regulators found that they were fitted with software aimed at distorting emissions tests, the Transportation Ministry said. The model affected is the Mercedes-Benz GLK 220 produced between 2012 and 2015. Daimler confirmed that the recall was ordered on Friday ...

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Iran diplomat calls talks with UK minister ‘repetitive’

TEHRAN: A top Iranian diplomat expressed disappointment after meeting a minister from Britain’s Foreign Office amid escalating regional tensions, saying the talks were “repetitive”, state news agency IRNA reported. Minister of State for the Middle East Andrew Murrison had the “usual talking points”, said Kamal Kharazi, the head of the ...

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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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