Post Tagged with: "Germany"

Facebook personal data use, privacy settings illegal: German court

February 12, 2018 1:51 am
Facebook personal data use, privacy settings illegal: German court

This photo taken on February 24, 2016 shows the Facebook logo pictured on the sidelines of a press preview in Berlin. (Photo by AFP) A court in Germany has ruled that Facebook is violating the country’s data protection laws with several privacy settings that require users to provide their personal […]

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Rival German political parties reach coalition deal in principle: Sources

February 7, 2018 12:02 am
Rival German political parties reach coalition deal in principle: Sources

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R), the leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) Martin Schulz (L), and the chairman of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) Horst Seehofer (C) enter the conference room at the SPD headquarters for coalition talks to form a new government, in Berlin, February 2, 2018. […]

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German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel urges Europe to stop mounting nuclear arms race

February 4, 2018 12:51 am
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel urges Europe to stop mounting nuclear arms race

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has urged Europe to push for nuclear disarmament by starting new initiatives for arms control after the US announced its new strategy to upgrade and expand its nuclear arsenal. “As in the times of the Cold War, we in Europe […]

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German spy chief: Pyongyang procures missile parts via Berlin embassy

February 3, 2018 12:37 am
German spy chief: Pyongyang procures missile parts via Berlin embassy

This undated picture released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 3, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C) looking at a metal casing with two bulges at an undisclosed location. (Photo by AFP) Germany’s BfV domestic intelligence agency has said that North Korea has […]

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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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Ransomware Badrabbit hits networks in Russia, Germany, Ukraine

October 25, 2017 8:31 am
Ransomware Badrabbit hits networks in Russia, Germany, Ukraine

A picture released by Kaspersky Lab showing a computer infected with the Bad Rabbit cryptoware A major cyberattack has hit various corporate networks in Russia, Germany, Turkey, and Ukraine, says the Kaspersky Lab.    “Our observations show that the majority of the attack’s victims are located in Russia. We’re also […]

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Thousands of demonstrators march in Berlin against far-right AfD

October 22, 2017 7:39 pm
Thousands of demonstrators march in Berlin against far-right AfD

People hold a banner reading “against racism in the Bundestag lower house of parliament” as they pass by the Reichstag building to protest against the far-right party “Alternative fuer Deutschland” (Alternative for Germany) AfD that will be in the parliament, in Berlin on October 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Thousands […]

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