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BERLIN -- The German government says the death of a Russian journalist who fell from his balcony should be investigated. A foreign ministry official says the German government has no independent information about what happened to Maxim Borodin, who wrote about the deaths of Russian ...
Consistent with German confidentiality rules, they declined to identify the suspects in line with Germany confidentiality rules. Spokesmen for Porsche and Volkswagen ... Last month, officials searched BMW offices in Munich as part of an inquiry related to diesel emissions. The Munich prosecutors said ... Police

Now, it appears, Germany is set to take matters into its own hands. Agriculture Minister and bookies favourite for future Christian Democrat leader, Julia Kloeckner has allegedly drafted legislation to end the chemical's use in household gardens, parks and sports facilities. The news was reported by the ... glyphosate
German senior minister Michael Roth warned "anti-Russian reflexes" could harm EU nations as much as Russia's "nationalist-tinged policies." Speaking to Germany's Die Welt newspaper on Monday, Europe Minister Michael Roth called for the EU to come together to de-escalate tensions with Russia. Putin
I then made the decision to take on political responsibility. DER SPIEGEL: What does that mean for German foreign policy? Maas: Foreign policy is rooted in values and interests. It's not always easy to harmonize the two. But following World War II, Germany saw itself as a peaceful power. We have done ...
Speaking in a recent interview, the new finance minister of Germany was quoted as saying that everything possible must be done to avoid the ... These comments follow similar comments from the new transport minister, Andreas Scheuer, and also from the German Chancellor herself, Angela Merkel. Russia
That is exactly the plan advocated by Horst Seehofer, the interior minister in the new federal government and a member of Bavaria's conservative Christian Social Union (CSU). He has presented plans to open "anchor centers" to house asylum applicants from their arrival in Germany until their requests are ... Russia
FILE - In this Wednesday, March 21, 2018 file photo, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier arrives for the first regular weekly cabinet meeting of Germany's new government at the chancellery in Berlin. Germany's economy minister says he is confident that Europe and the United States can reach a ... Russia
BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany must do all it can to avert driving bans for diesel cars, the country's new finance minister said in an interview published on Thursday, urging cities and local communities to boost investments in charging stations for electric cars. In an interview with the Funke Mediengruppe ... Russia
Germany's new environment minister Svenja Schulze is a new face in Chancellor Angela Merkel's fourth cabinet. But the Social Democrat inherits a range of well-known challenges - from coal emissions to air pollution by diesel cars. The country's top climate policy official will face the difficult task of pushing ... Russia
Germany's defense minister has vowed 'consequences' over a nerve agent attack on ex-spy Sergei Skripal, which the UK blames on Russia. She also tied the attack .... The EU will stand with the UK in any action against Russia over a nerve agent attack on British soil, a senior official has said. Russia says ... Russia
Germany's new environment minister Svenja Schulze is not exactly well-known up to now. When it was announced that she would take over the Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety under Merkel's new government, hardly anyone outside of the western state of ... Russia
BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union is ready to retaliate against the U.S. over President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, the bloc's top trade official said Wednesday. Trump has long ... "The situation is serious," Germany's economy minister said Wednesday in Berlin. Economy ... Russia

Scholz's spending policies and his party's criticism of the 'forced austerity' instituted by chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats could lead to higher spending, a reduction of Germany's historical surplus and the risk of inflation. Still, the new coalition agreed to EU budget rules and to the union's ... Russia
Romanian and German officials raided homes and hotels in both countries Wednesday to smash an illegal migrant trafficking ring they said was one of ... guided migrants and organized their accommodation and transport through Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Hungary, Austria and Germany aided by ... Russia
The move has drawn criticism from U.S. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, as well as international officials, who have expressed concerns it will start a trade war and ultimately hurt American workers. Gary Cohn, Trump's top economic adviser, resigned Tuesday amid a dispute over the direction of U.S. ... Russia
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel give a statement in Berlin Thomson Reuters BERLIN (Reuters) - The German Justice Ministry will examine Turkey's request for the extradition of Syrian Kurdish leader Saleh Muslim and make a decision based on constitutional ... Russia
Another name making the rounds is Katrina Barley, 49, acting family minister who is also temporarily filling in as labor minister for Ms. Nahles. At the SPD's annual Ash Wednesday political roasting last month, the daughter of a British journalist and German doctor surprised everyone when she said she ... Russia
An environmental activist protests in front of Germany's federal administrative court, before they decide whether German law provides a legal basis for ... affected cities may have found other ways to reduce pollution, Hendrik Wuest, the transport minister of the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia, said. Russia
Germany's economy minister on Saturday suggested tightening the rules on foreign investment, following concern over Chinese influence on European ... to scrutinise takeover bids from abroad, especially in sectors affecting critical infrastructure, and to extend the range of deals eligible for official probes. Russia
Maas is making his inaugural visit to the UN in New York and will be joining discussions on peacekeeping as well as meeting with Secretary General Antonio Guterres and UN ambassadors from several countries on Wednesday to highlight Germany's qualification for a non-permanent seat at the UN ...
A "serious" cyberattack on Germany's defense and interior ministry's private network is still ongoing, despite officials saying on Wednesday they were in control of an attack. "It is an ongoing affair, an ongoing attack," Armin Schuster, who chairs the parliamentary committee overseeing intelligence services, ...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel isn't known for her political surprises. But she managed a big one this week when she tapped Anja Karliczek, a 46-year-old lawmaker little known outside of party circles, as Germany's next minister for education and research. Even long-term observers of Germany's ...
In order to get the SPD on board with a grand coalition revival, Ms. Merkel's Christian Democrats forfeited a key cabinet position – the foreign minister. Now, a Social Democrat is set to take up the powerful post. But who is it going to be? SPD head Martin Schulz had nabbed the title for himself and gave up ...
Unemotional, pragmatic and very, very self-confident: Hamburg's incumbent mayor could become a formative figure of the German grand coalition. EURACTIV Germany's media partner WirtschaftsWoche reports. The man in front at the red desk radiated sovereignty and control. Critical questions?
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday said the role of Germany's armed forces in Iraq must evolve to meet the "needs of Iraq," which she said is in a "period of transition" after the military defeat of the "Islamic State" (IS) militant group. Currently, Germany has approximately 150 troops deployed in ...
South African Reserve Bank (SARB) deputy governor Daniel Mminele has been honoured with the Great Order of Merit – Germany's highest tribute. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier bestowed the award – which pays tribute to individuals for services to the nation – on Mminele via his ambassador ...
The German government is facing calls to halt arms exports to Turkey after reports emerged that German-made Leopard tanks were being used in an offensive ... German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday that he had called his Turkish counterpart to express concerns about the humanitarian ...
Like GM crops, glyphosate is a contentious issue in both Germany and the European Union. German agriculture minister Christian Schmidt, a member of the CSU, cast a deciding vote in November 2017 to extend the herbicide's license in the European Union, a move strongly opposed by environment ...
French and German leaders have been making a show of unity in recent days as the 55th anniversary of the Elysee treaty approaches. Signed by President Charles de Gaulle and Chancellor Konrad Adenauer -- the founding leaders of modern France and Germany -- the 1963 document aimed to ensure ...
French and German leaders have been making a show of unity in recent days as the 55th anniversary of the Elysee treaty approaches. Signed by President Charles de Gaulle and Chancellor Konrad Adenauer -- the founding leaders of modern France and Germany -- the 1963 document aimed to ensure ...
German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen,right, is accompanied by an unidentified German soldier after her arrival to Azraq air base in northern Jordan Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. The Germany's defense minister is visiting a Jordanian air base where German troops have been stationed since October ...
German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen, center, speaks with soldiers after her arrival to Azraq air base in northern Jordan Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. The Germany's defense minister is visiting a Jordanian air base where German troops have been stationed since October as part of an international ...
A German minister has backed calls to drastically cull the number of wild boars in the country to prevent an outbreak of African swine fever, amid concerns it could decimate the pork ... Nobody knows exactly how many wild boars there are in Germany, but the figure is likely to be hundreds of thousands.
Germany signalled on Monday that it was open to amending a controversial law combating online hate speech as the Justice Minister fell victim to the rules he himself championed. The move came after Twitter deleted a post by Heiko Maas dating back to 2010 before he was appointed Justice Minister, ...
German deputy economy minister: Expects 2017 growth of 2.2%. Tue 9 Jan 2018 09:29:55 GMT. Author: Justin Low | Category: News. Author: Justin Low. share. Some comments on the German economy via Reuters. Similar growth rate expected in 2018 as well. Last month, we also had some forecasts by Germany's central ...
SIGMAR GABRIEL, the German foreign minister, used a speech to the European Union elite to blast Brexiteers for not understanding what sovereignty ... Although the German minister did not mention Brexit by name, his attack focused on those who want to leave the EU out of the fear the bloc threatens ...
Germany's justice minister fell victim to the rules he himself championed against online social media when one of his tweets was deleted following several ... Under the legislation, companies like Twitter and Facebook would have 24 hours to remove posts that openly violate German law after they are ...
Berlin (AFP) - Germany's justice minister has fallen victim to the rules he himself championed against online social media, as one of his tweets was deleted ... Von Storch, deputy leader of the anti-immigration AfD party's parliamentary group, had criticised Cologne police for sending a New Year's greeting in ...
Martin Schulz had been accused of putting his interests above those of the Social Democrats. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images. Martin Schulz, the leader of Germany's Social Democratic party, has announced that he will not take up a ministerial post in the next coalition government, despite ...
German Asylum Numbers Fall, But Still Too High, Minister Says ... The number of new arrivals in Germany seeking asylum fell 33 percent on the year to 186,000 in 2017, data from the Federal Interior Ministry showed, down from 280,000 the previous year and 890,000 in 2015, when unprecedented flows ...
A German central bank official said that the only way to effectively regulate bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is to pursue a global framework with ... minister called for regulators to debate cryptocurrency regulations at this year's G20 summit, a proposal for which both Italy and Germany expressed support.
It's an unusual step, as his predecessor and other leading Polish politicians have over the past two years deliberately avoided making Germany the first stop on their initial official foreign visits. There will be plenty to talk about in Berlin. The German government has been very cautious in its dealings with ...
BERLIN, Germany – Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and his deputy have arrived in Berlin, Germany on Sunday where they are scheduled to ... a high-level delegation to discuss bilateral relations, the war against ISIS, and the plight of the refugees and the Iraqi's displaced with German officials, ...
More emphasis should be placed on the Holocaust in integration courses for migrants, Germany's justice minister said, reflecting heightened unease among leading politicians about a spate of anti-Semitic acts including Israeli flag burnings. More than a million migrants have arrived in Germany in the last ...


 

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