European Union threatens members France, Germany, Britain with court action over pollution

January 30, 2018 10:01 am
European Union threatens members France, Germany, Britain with court action over pollution

EU Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella addresses a press conference on the environment implementation review at European Commission in Brussels, February 6, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The European Union (EU) has threatened to take top air-polluting members France, Germany, and Britain to court if they fail to heed a final warning […]

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel clinches deal on coalition government, finally

January 12, 2018 1:49 am
German Chancellor Angela Merkel clinches deal on coalition government, finally

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) and Martin Schulz (R) German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) and Martin Schulz (R) German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) agreed after all-night talks on Friday to a blueprint for formal coalition negotiations, party sources said, bolstering prospects for an end to […]

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Germany’s powerful metalworkers on strike over pay, working hours

January 8, 2018 1:42 am
Germany’s powerful metalworkers on strike over pay, working hours

Protesting Siemens workers from the IG Metall union are seen demonstrating outside the Estrel hotel in Berlin on November 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Germany’s powerful metalworkers union has called for mass strikes from Monday over pay and working hours that could impact a key industry and the shape of […]

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German lawmaker Beatrix von Storch faces police complaint over anti-Muslim stance

January 2, 2018 4:15 am
German lawmaker Beatrix von Storch faces police complaint over anti-Muslim stance

Beatrix von Storch, a leadership member of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) far-right party, listens during the congress of the party on December 2, 2017 in Hanover, northern Germany. (Photo by AFP) German police have filed a complaint against a prominent member of Germany’s far-right AfD party over a tweet […]

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Germany’s Social Democrats ‘ready to help end political stalemate’

November 24, 2017 10:30 pm
Germany’s Social Democrats ‘ready to help end political stalemate’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (in red coat) talks to Social Democrats Party (SPD) members during a session at the Bundestag lower house of parliament in Berlin, on November 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) said Friday they are ready to hold talks that may help caretaker Chancellor […]

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel skeptical about leading minority government

November 21, 2017 6:00 am
German Chancellor Angela Merkel skeptical about leading minority government

German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, Angela Merkel, looks on while speaking after exploratory talks on forming a new government broke down on November 19, 2017 in Berlin. (Photo by AFP) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that she favors new elections rather than heading a […]

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Germany coalition talks collapse as Free Democrats Party walks out

November 20, 2017 5:30 pm
Germany coalition talks collapse as Free Democrats Party walks out

Ursula von der Leyen (L), the German Minister of defense, looks on as German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, Angela Merkel, speaks after exploratory talks on forming a new government broke down on November 19, 2017 in Berlin. (Photo by AFP) Marathon talks on forming […]

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Hundreds of angry Siemens workers vow fightback against mass job cull in Germany

November 18, 2017 12:02 am
Hundreds of angry Siemens workers vow fightback against mass job cull in Germany

Employees of German industrial conglomerate Siemens demonstrate at the famed “Dyanomowerk” site in Berlin to protest against restructuring plans that include mass layoffs, November 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Hundreds of angry Siemens workers protested at the industrial behemoth’s historic Berlin factory Friday, in the first revolt against a mass […]

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Mysterious radioactivity spreads over Europe

November 10, 2017 4:50 am
Mysterious radioactivity spreads over Europe

This file photo shows the headquarters of the French nuclear safety institute IRSN. Most European countries have reportedly detected radioactive pollution in the air without being able to tell where exactly it has originated from. High levels of the radioactive isotope Ruthenium-106 have been measured in the air in “a […]

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