German bill seeks to prevent weapons exports to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates over Yemen conflict

This file picture shows a German-built Lürssen FPB 41 patrol boat operated by the Royal Saudi Navy. (Photo by DPA) Germany’s democratic socialist political party Die Linke has proposed a draft bill aimed at banning weapons exports to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for their role in the three-year-old Yemen war, which has claimed […]

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Russia: German chlorine, UK smoke bombs found in Syria’s Ghouta

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova Russia says Syrian government forces have found containers filled with toxic chlorine gas from Germany and smoke grenades manufactured in Britain in Syria’s recently-liberated Eastern Ghouta region. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday that the seizure of the Western-made chemicals and weapons undermined “the faith in humaneness” of […]

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French President Emmanuel Macron to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel to push for Europe-wide reform plans

This file photo, taken on February 23, 2018, shows French President Emmanuel Macron (L) speaking to journalists next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as they arrive for an informal meeting of the 27 European Union (EU) heads of state or government at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. (By AFP) French President Emmanuel Macron […]

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Germany hit by second day of wage strikes

People stand in the departure hall during a strike at the airport in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on April 10, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Trade unions in Germany piled more pressure onto public sector employers with a second day of nation-wide wage strikes on Wednesday as thousands of workers staged walkouts at hospitals, childcare centers […]

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulates Angela Merkel on re-election as German chancellor

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has congratulated Angela Merkel on her 4th re-election as the German chancellor, calling for further expansion of cooperation in different fields. “I believe that old, friendly and constructive ties between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the German Federal Republic have provided the two countries with an […]

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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 to comply with standards for […]

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