Germany

Mike Pence ‘visibly Shook’ As Nobody Claps At His Applause Lines During Disastrous European Trip

Vice President Mike Pence received a cold welcoming from world leaders as he attempted to convince other countries to follow President Donald Trump. Speaking to the Munich Security Conference in Germany, Pence told the audience he brought greetings...
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China Rebuffs Germany's Call For Us Missile Deal With Russia 

China on Saturday rejected German Chancellor Angela Merkel's appeal to join a Cold War-era arms control treaty that the United States accuses Russia of breaching, saying it would place unfair limits on the Chinese military.  Fearing a nuclear...
Related topics: China, Russia, Angela Merkel, Military

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Russian Fm Sergei Lavrov Holds Final Presser At Munich Security Conference

The 2019 Munich Security Conference (MSC) is taking place in southern Germany from 15 to 17 February, with more than 450 people, including politicians, businessmen, and academics attending, discussing pressing international issues and future...

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Merkel Rejects U.s. Demands That Europe Pull Out Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany delivered a spirited defense of multilateral institutions in a world increasingly marked by great power rivalry.
Related topics: Angela Merkel, Iran

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Why We In Colombia And Elsewhere Reject Us Intervention In Venezuela

Gustavo PetroA supporter of the government of Nicolás Maduro holds a sign against the U.S.-backed intervention in Venezuela during the summit to discuss diplomatic actions to address the Venezuelan crisis on February 7, 2019 in Montevideo, Uruguay....
Related topics: Colombia, Venezuela, Uruguay

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In A State Of Emergency, The President Can Control Your Phone, Your Tv, And Even Your Light Switches

December 11, 1941, is not nearly as memorable a date as the one that lives in infamy. But that Thursday after Pearl Harbor is still an important moment in American history, because it's the day that Germany declared war on the United States and the...

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Why Signalling Was 'stumbling Block' Stopping Merger Of European Rail Companies

Last week the EU's powerful anti-trust sheriff, Margrethe Vestager, vetoed the merger of the railway businesses of Germany's Siemens and France's Alstom. Sputnik spoke to Nick Kingsley, managing editor of the Railway Gazette, about the consequences...
Related topics: France, Alstom

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Germany: Number Of Foreign-born Prison Inmates Reaches Record High

Authored by Soeren Kern via The Gatestone Institute, North Rhine-Westphalia once had 114 prison imams, but now has only 25. The drop occurred after German authorities carried out security checks on prison imams and discovered that 97 imams were...

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Germany Orders Crackdown On Facebook's Data Collection Practices

The antitrust watchdog ruled that Facebook abused its market dominance to gather information on users without their consent.
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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‘communal Solidarity’: German, 74, Must Vacate Flat To Let Migrants In - Report

A 74-old senior social worker who helped with Germany’s migrant influx in 2015 must move out of the flat he has lived in for 24 years. A 1990s court ruling allows German municipalities to evict tenants to accommodate refugees if other options are...

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Who Benefits From The Rift Between Germany And America?

Maximilian Terhalle Security, Eurasia Angela Merkel is widening the transatlantic gap even further and needlessly playing into Vladimir Putin’s hands. The United States has just determined the treaty on Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF), mainly...
Related topics: Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin

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Alleged Ex-syrian Intelligence Agents Arrested In Germany, France

Three Syrians, believed to have served in the country’s intelligence service almost ten years ago, are suspected of “torturing prisoners and committing crimes against humanity”. It is unclear whether Germany is in possession of strong evidence...
Related topics: France

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Merkel's Successor: Russia's Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Can't Be Cancelled

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the new leader of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), said on Thursday that Nord Stream 2 cannot be cancelled as fundamental decisions regarding it have already been taken.
Related topics: Russia, Moscow

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Europe's Vehicle For Iran Trade Is Attempt To 'break American Sanctions' - Pence

A Special Purpose Vehicle, called INSTEX (short for Instrument for Supporting Trade Exchanges) was created by Paris, Berlin, and London at the beginning of February in order to continue trading with Tehran and to avoid US sanctions imposed on Iran.
Related topics: Iran, France, Paris, Berlin, United Kingdom, London, Tehran

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Germany Just Barely Avoids A Recession

Confirming previous leaks that despite a sharp economic slowdown across most of Europe, which has emerged as the "weakest link" for the global economy... ... Europe's manufacturing and exporting powerhouse, Germany, just barely avoiding a...

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Apple To Sell Modified Iphone 7 And Iphone 8 In Germany To Skirt Sales Ban

Apple today confirmed rumors that it will start selling modified iPhone models in its German stores to comply with a patent infringement lawsuit Qualcomm won against the company in December. The California-based company said it had "no choice"...
Related topics: Apple (AAPL), Patents, Lawsuits, Qualcomm (business)

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Leaking Leaders Dortmund Must Improve After Wembley Battering

Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund are in danger of losing the Bundesliga title race and crashing out of Europe with goalkeeper Roman Burki demanding improvements in defence after their Champions League battering at Wembley. “I don’t...
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Apple Concedes To Qualcomm To Escape German Iphone Ban

It sounds like Apple is done trying to fight an injunction in Germany brought about by its legal battle against Qualcomm. According to Reuters, the tech giant will resume selling the older iPhone models that were banned in the country after a...
Related topics: Qualcomm (business), Reuters

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Grover Launches E-scooter Subscription Service

Grover, the Berlin-based startup that offers “pay-as-you-go” subscriptions to the latest consumer tech as an alternative to owning products outright, is going all-in on e-scooters or so-called micro-mobility. The latest to jump in on the...
Related topics: Berlin, Startup

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Macro Briefing: 14 February 2019

Washington waits to see if Trump will sign law and avert gov’t shutdown: CNN Trump considering 60-day extension for China tariff deadline: CNBC Germany’s economic performance was flat in 2018’s Q4: Bloomberg China reports...
Related topics: CNN, China, Cnbc, Bloomberg

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