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The German state of Bavaria has made it mandatory for all state buildings to have Christian crosses at the entrance. Premier Markus Soder said crosses should not be seen as religious symbols but as a "clear avowal of our Bavarian identity and Christian values". "The cross is a fundamental symbol of ...
The success of an energy policy depends on it being owned locally and decentralised, a top policymaker has said, adding: "Many economically underdeveloped regions in Germany are now earning money by tapping energy from renewables." The success lies in supporting citizen energy ...

However, support for the CSU has increased in the southern German state over the past four months, the poll suggested. The result showed a rise of 2 percentage points since the same poll was carried out in December. Premier Markus Soeder's proposal to display the Christian symbol in all ... government
A German state has ordered that Christian crosses should be placed on the entrance of all government buildings. Bavaria's conservative government has said the crosses should not be seen as religious symbols, but are meant to reflect the southern German state's "cultural identity and ...
A regional government in Germany has provoked national debate after it announced it was considering a ban on girls under the age of 14 wearing Islamic headscarves. The initiative comes as neighbouring Austria is set to prohibit headscarves in primary schools and kindergartens. But the proposals ...
Catalan ex-head Puigdemont to appear in German court after protests flare. Carles Puigdemont was detained in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein on Sunday, five months after going into self-imposed exile from Spain. Carles Puigdemont. Picture: Twitter/@KRLS. Carles Puigdemont. Picture: ...
Dusseldorf is the seat of the state government, and the 2nd largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia, which is the largest state in Germany with a population of 18 million. Driving bans in Dusseldorf would have a severe impact on diesel car resale values, but would of course cut air pollution, which is why ...
THE German federal state of Hesse is concerned about a lack of communication from Chinese conglomerate HNA Group, which last year acquired Hahn Airport near Frankfurt. HNA Group owns 82.5% of Hahn's shares, and Hesse owns the remaining 17.5%. Hesse finance minister Thomas Schaefer (from ...
German soft power coupled with a return to hard power military capabilities may prove to be a potent combination for the German state, but one that could fundamentally alter the nation's identity since the founding of NATO. NATO is unlikely to suffer because of a weak German military, but the real debate ...
This money would then be used to repay the bankrupt airline's creditors, including the German state, suppliers, and passengers. Etihad Airways, which has owned 29.2% of Air Berlin's stake since 2011, sent a comfort letter saying it would continue to financially support the German carrier for at least a ...
A conservative-leaning state in Germany has dropped plans to challenge gay marriage equality laws for same-sex couples. Germany brought the laws in last year giving same-sex couples full marital rights and allows them to adopt children. And now Bavarian state government, run by the CDU's sister party ...
A conservative-leaning state in Germany has dropped plans to challenge the country's marriage equality law. The Bavarian State Government, which is run by the Christian Social Union (CSU), announced Tuesday that it would not try to fight equality laws for same-sex couples that passed last year, after ...
Tax loopholes. Germany moves against tax tricksters. The German state finance ministers want to close loopholes in the tax system that have been abused by big companies and rich citizens. By. Martin Greive; and; Jan Hildebrand. Published on March 7, 2018 11:38 pm. Audio ...
Two German states said Wednesday they would sell troubled maritime lender HSH Nordbank in the first full privatisation of one of the regionally-owned "Landesbank" lenders hit badly by the financial crisis. Leaders from Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein states said at a news conference they would sell ...

Facial coverings of any kind would be banned from German courtrooms under legislation to be introduced by the Justice Ministry of the western state of North-Rhine Westphalia. The ban would extend to Muslim religious garments like the burqa or the niqab, but also to any garment designed to obscure a ...
Following the German Government's cold shoulder for the first attempt to use the jurisdiction of a New York District Court to institute reparations, Herero and Nama tribal chiefs, Vekuii Rukoro and Johannes Isaack have now changed their tack. On Valentine's Day, the two chiefs together with a US Citizen, ...
Diesel Bans Unlikely Before 2020: German State Minister; Continental Appoints Krishan Kohli as Head of Business Unit Vehicle Dynamics in India; ICRA Ups FY18 Revenue Growth Estimate for Auto Component Industry; Major Threat to Vehicle Safety Due to Different Norms for New, Replacement Parts: ...
"He said that unless we persist with this lawsuit and turned it around, no German state would ever store data in a data center operated by an American company," Smith said. Last year, a federal appeals court sided with Microsoft, overturning a district judge ruling. Yet the case is complicated by the ...
German state secretary at the economy ministry, Matthias Machnig, said separately that EU trade ministers meeting next week in Sofia would discuss how better to protect strategically important European companies from unwanted investors. "It is important that Europe keeps a close eye on which key ...
The team measured the change of light emissions for every German state, studying both the lit area and total radiance. The trends in the lit area show a clear distinction between East and West. The lit area of the states of the former GDR including Berlin stayed basically the same (growth less than 1 per ...
Officials in the German state of Hesse honored anti-war crimes crusader Carla Del Ponte on Friday by presenting her with the Albert Osswald Foundation's Peace Prize. The 71-year-old Del Ponte led an "uncompromising fight for peace" during her career as international prosecutor, the jury said. Del Ponte ...
From 2000 to 2005, she was the first woman to serve as a German state's interior minister, or top security official, later taking charge of the education and labor ministries. She also has a taste for a political gamble that Merkel has lacked in recent years. Kramp-Karrenbauer had been governor for a few ...
It's the first time the far-right party has done better than the center-left Social Democrats, which helped build the postwar German state. The AfD draws some support from high-earning members of the elite, including a number of academics. But its base is the working class, the unemployed and, more and ...
... for Halloween or as a sport's mascot would be allowed, the ministry said. France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Bulgaria and the German state of Bavaria have all imposed some restrictions on the wearing of full-face veils in public places. (Reporting by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen; Editing by Andrew Heavens).
BERLIN, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- Headquarters of German carmaker Audi AG was searched by German state prosecutors on Tuesday due to its diesel emission scandal, marking the second raid since the beginning of the new year. 18 prosecutors were reported to have carried out the operation in Audi's ...
Daniel Guenther, premier of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein (CDU), arrives at the SPD headquarters as talks between the top German parties on forming a new government spilled into overtime on Monday in Berlin. (AFP). Related Articles. Confidence grows for deal on new German Chancellor ...
Last Sunday's state elections in Berlin provided conclusive proof, if it were needed, that the right-wrong populist party “Alternative for Germany” (AfD) threatens the settled and often cosy world of German politics. As in other German state elections, such as the recent shock result in Mecklenburg-Western ...
The leaders of the five states of former East Germany said on Monday that they opposed continued sanctions against Russia over its illegal annexation of the Crimea. After a meeting of the five state leaders on Monday, minister-president of Saxony-Anhalt, Reiner Haseloff, called the sanctions ineffective.
The new law requires social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, to censor their users on behalf of the German state. Social media companies are obliged to delete or block any online "criminal offenses" such as libel, slander, defamation or incitement, within 24 hours of receipt of a ...
A leading German state member of the Islamophobic Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has converted to Islam, the right-wing populist party confirmed on Tuesday. "The party has no problem with that," said AfD spokesman Daniel Friese in the eastern German state of Brandenburg. He was confirming a ...
The German photographer Wolfgang Tillmans is turning into a passionate political activist, with Instagram his digital soapbox of choice. In a lengthy post (21 January), the artist opined about the tense political situation in Germany. “Hoping German social democratic party convention [SPD] today/tomorrow ...
Ahead of even Berlin, the traffic jams on motorways in the city-state of Hamburg totalled a length of 31,630 kilometres last year, according to data released by the German Automotive Club (ADAC) on Tuesday. By calculating the total length of the autobahn traffic jams which took place in the Hanseatic city in ...
A woman protects herself with an umbrella during heavy snowfall in Langenhagen near Hannover, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (Holger Hollemann/dpa via AP) (Associated Press)A woman protects herself with an umbrella during heavy snowfall in Langenhagen near Hannover, Germany, ...
Police in the eastern German state of Thuringia say a fireman was killed Thursday when a tree fell on him in the town of Bad Salzungen. Another fire officer was seriously injured. In Lippstadt, in western Germany, a driver died when he lost control of his van in strong winds and drove into oncoming traffic.
The Vlad Tepes blog wondered aloud whether the scene constituted “brutal German state propaganda to encourage children to be Muslims.” Paul Joseph Watson, editor-at-large for the conspiracy theorist web site Infowars, incorrectly placed the soap opera episode as taking place after Germany's 2017 ...
Sergej W., right, no family name given due to German privacy laws, who is charged with detonating three bombs targeting the Borussia Dortmund soccer team bus last April, gets the handcuffs taken off on the second day of his trial at a German state court in Dortmund, Germany, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.
The German state of Lower Saxony witnessed a 10.4 percent increase in crime at the height of the migration crisis, according to a study. The study's authors said age and reporting practices factored into the connection. Polizei Symbolbild NEU (picture-alliance/dpa/F. Gentsch). A new study suggested a link ...
Deutsche Welle political contributor Bernd Riegert says Warsaw is putting the EU at risk of collapse, and that other members may be forced to kick the country out of the bloc. This month, officials in Brussels triggered Article 7 of the Lisbon Treaty, paving the way for sanctions against Warsaw, over what it ...
BERLIN (AP) — The main federal agency that investigates Nazi war crimes in Germany has turned over nine new cases to state authorities for possible prosecution. Berlin's taz newspaper reported Monday that the cases involve guards from the Auschwitz death camp, and the Mauthausen, Buchenwald ...
The main federal agency that investigates Nazi war crimes in Germany has turned over nine new cases to state authorities for possible prosecution. Berlin's taz newspaper reported Monday that the cases involve guards from the Auschwitz death camp, and the Mauthausen, Buchenwald and Ravensbrueck ...
Germany. Oury Jalloh investigation: German state minister intervenes. In the 13 years since Oury Jalloh's death, his case has been shuffled from one prosecutor's office to another. Now a state justice minister has stepped in. And a murder allegation has been filed at the federal level. A cross for Oury Jalloh ...
Stephan Reichel, head of the organisation 'Matteo - Church and Asylum', says the tension has been specific to Bavaria. “Apart from a few small exceptions, the only place where investigations have happened is in Bavaria ...If you go over the border into another German state it doesn't happen. The pressure ...
In this Feb. 14, 2018 photo Andre Poggenburg, head of the nationalist AfD in German state of Saxony-Anhalt, speaks during a party rally in Nentmannsdorf near Pirna, eastern Germany, where he insulted Turks as “camel drivers” and defamed immigrants with dual passports as “homeless mob that we no ...
In this Feb. 14, 2018 photo Andre Poggenburg, head of the nationalist AfD in German state of Saxony-Anhalt, speaks during a party rally in Nentmannsdorf near Pirna, eastern Germany, where he insulted Turks as “camel drivers” and defamed immigrants with dual passports as “homeless mob that we no ...
Following the German Government's cold shoulder for the first attempt to use the jurisdiction of a New York District Court to institute reparations, Herero and Nama tribal chiefs, Vekuii Rukoro and Johannes Isaack have now changed their tack. On Valentine's Day, the two chiefs together with a US Citizen, ...
The Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, being a public-funded organisation, has launched an open tender for individuals wishing to be its next conductor, in succession to Karl-Heinz Steffens (pictured). There have been 125 applications. In proper procedural fashion, a shortlist will now be ...
BERLIN, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- Local police found no traces of explosives and gave all-clear following an investigation into two suspicious postal items discovered in the German state Thueringen on Thursday, local media, MDR Thueringen, reported on its Twitter account. Radioactive, chemical, or biological ...


 

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