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One dead, many injured in German apartment block blast

12 December, 2019 5:29 pm 5:29 pm

BERLIN (Reuters) – One person was killed and dozens were injured in an explosion in an apartment block in Germany on Friday, police said, according to local media. The blast, whose cause police said was not yet known, occurred in the eastern city of Blankenburg. Residents, including children at a nearby kindergarten, were evacuated, and … Read More

German coalition parties vow to stay together but have ‘a lot to do&#...

11 November, 2019 5:33 pm 5:33 pm

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her coalition partners said on Wednesday they would keep working together after welcoming a report which they said showed how much the government had achieved but also how much it still had to do. The review of the government’s legislative achievements started a process that could ultimately … Read More

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German minister casts doubt on Huawei participation in 5G build-out

11 November, 2019 8:39 am 8:39 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Monday cast doubt on whether Chinese telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies could participate in the development and construction of the country’s fifth-generation data network (5G). Maas told reporters in Berlin that Huawei was a company dependent on the Chinese state due to its national security laws, … Read More

Boeing partners with Porsche on electric flying car

10 October, 2019 10:22 pm 10:22 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – US planemaker Boeing Co said on Thursday it was working with Volkswagen’s  sports car brand, Porsche, to develop a concept electric flying vehicle capable of transporting people in urban settings. Boeing is already competing with arch-rival Airbus SE and other companies to introduce small self-flying vehicles capable of vertical takeoff and … Read More

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German envoy Martin Kobler bids farewell to Pakistan

04 April, 2019 10:21 pm 10:21 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – German Ambassador to Pakistan Martin Kobler, who has won the hearts of Pakistanis in the last two years, bid farewell on Wednesday (today). In a video message on Twitter, that Kobler said would unfortunately be his last, the ambassador said that he would now visit Pakistan as an ordinary tourist. Kobler … Read More

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German chief of defence staff lauds Pakistan’s role for peace in region

03 March, 2019 7:11 pm 7:11 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – German Chief of Defence Staff General Eberhard Zorn called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwaat GHQ. During the meeting, the matters of mutual interest were discussed including defence and security cooperation and overall regional security situation particularly escalation between Pakistan and India. German chief of defence staff … Read More

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German halt in Saudi arms sales hurting UK industry

02 February, 2019 10:10 am 10:10 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – Britain has urged Germany to exempt big defence projects from its efforts to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia or face damage to its commercial credibility, the German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Tuesday. Germany said last November it would reject future arms export licences to Saudi Arabia over the killing of … Read More

German halt to Saudi arms sales could put squeeze on Eurofighter

10 October, 2018 8:20 am 8:20 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s hardline halt to arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may jeopardise a big UK-led Eurofighter order from Riyadh and could hit jobs at a shipyard in struggling northeastern Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been more outspoken than fellow major arms exporters the United … Read More

Tesco takes on German rivals with new discount store format

09 September, 2018 12:13 pm 12:13 pm

CHATTERIS, England (Reuters) – Tesco, Britain’s biggest supermarket group, will go head to head with German rivals Aldi [ALDIEI.UL] and Lidl on Wednesday by launching its own discount store format. The fast-expanding discounters made a big breakthrough in Britain when the economic crisis hit in 2008 and more shoppers were prepared to give their limited … Read More

Mercedes unveils electric car in direct German challenge to Tesla

09 September, 2018 11:11 am 11:11 am

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Mercedes showed on Tuesday how it is “aggressively” gunning for top spot in upscale battery cars market currently dominated by Tesla, as it unveiled the EQC, its first fully electric car, at an event in Stockholm. The event marks the start of the German onslaught against the American upstart and showcased a … Read More

German conservative says community service would help migrants integrate

08 August, 2018 9:47 am 9:47 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – Completing a year of community service would improve the integration of refugees into German society and their acceptance by the public, the general secretary of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party said on Saturday. Many members of the Christian Democrat Union supported either reinstating the military draft or a year of community service, … Read More

German FA boss admits mistakes in Ozil affair but rejects racism accusation...

07 July, 2018 10:17 am 10:17 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Football Association (DFB) head Reinhard Grindel on Thursday said he should have made clearer that racism is unacceptable after midfielder Mesut Ozil quit the national team citing “racism and disrespect” over his Turkish roots. Ozil, who plays for English Premier League club Arsenal, was criticised for having his photograph taken with … Read More

Ozil quits German national side citing racism over Turkish heritage

07 July, 2018 9:55 am 9:55 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – German soccer star Mesut Ozil said on Sunday he would no longer play for the national team because he faced “racism and disrespect” because of his Turkish roots. His impassioned statement is one of the strongest issued by a player in recent years on the subject of racism and met with mixed … Read More

IMF cuts German 2018 economic growth forecast to 2.2 percent

07 July, 2018 9:31 am 9:31 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday cut its 2018 forecast for German GDP growth to 2.2 percent, saying rising protectionism and the threat of a hard Brexit had exposed Europe’s biggest economy to significant short-term risks. The Washington-based lender, whose previous prediction from April was 2.5 percent, edged its 2019 forecast … Read More