Saturday, 24 August 2019

Tag Archives: Germany

Germany, France call for ‘in-depth’ probe into Khashoggi’s death

BERLIN/PARIS: Strongly condemning the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi consulate in Istanbul, both France and Germany have called for “further” and “comprehensive” investigation into the incident. “With great dismay, we have received the confirmation of the violent death of Jamal Khashoggi,” said a statement issued by German Chancellor ...

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Merkel taking risk by giving up CDU party chair, protege says

BERLIN: Angela Merkel’s decision to give up the leadership of her Christian Democrats while staying on as German chancellor is a risk and an experiment, her protege and would-be successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said on Wednesday. The conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) decides at a conference next month who will succeed ...

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Poland again demands war reparations from Germany

BERLIN: The president of Poland repeated Sunday his country’s demand for Germany to pay reparations over World War II, days before ministers from Berlin and Warsaw will sit down for bilateral talks. “In my view, reparations payments are not a topic that’s been dealt with,” Andrzej Duda told the Sunday ...

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Now is the time for Brexit deal, May tells EU

BRUSSELS: British Prime Minister Theresa May said that “now is the time” to make a Brexit deal happen, as she arrived for a summit with EU leaders hoping to unblock stalled divorce talks. May will pitch her vision of how to save the talks on Britain’s exit from the union ...

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German business losing patience with limping Brexit talks

FRANKFURT AM MAIN: With just under six months until Brexit day, German business is losing patience with negotiations ahead of a vital deadline, warning ever more stridently of the risks of a no-deal departure. “Europe must stop a worst-case Brexit scenario,” Joachim Lang, director of the Federation of German Industry ...

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Suspect in Bulgarian journalist’s rape, murder held in Germany

SOFIA: Police in Germany have arrested a man in connection with the rape and brutal murder of Bulgarian television journalist Viktoria Marinova, Bulgarian officials said Wednesday. But they said it does not appear that the murder was linked to her work as a journalist. The suspect was picked up late ...

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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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