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Germany: Arms exports approvals down a quarter

Friday 06:04 GMT

Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. However, some have expressed skepticism about previous arms exports figures provided by the government.

A downward trend has been recorded every year since 2015, when Germany exported a record-breaking €7.86 billion in arms. The report cited the government's decision in November to stop all arms exports to Saudi Arabia in response to the assassination of Saudi critic and journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Source: Common Domain

European markets drop as SocGen warns on Q4 revenues

Friday 13:35 GMT

European indexes were in the red on Thursday, as French bank Société Générale SA announced it expected its fourth-quarter capital markets revenues to fall by around 20%.

Software company Sage Group PLC SGE, +5.73%  led the European gainers, jumping 6%, as strong revenues pushed its stock up. Experian PLC EXPN, +1.73%  added 1% on the news its revenues were up 9%, while Associated British Foods PLC ABF, +5.65%  gained 5%.

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Australian Open: Kerber makes swift work of Birrell

Saturday 11:44 GMT

Angelique Kerber celebrated her birthday in style by crushing Kimberly Birrell 6-1 6-0 in the Australian Open third round.

Germany's in-form Angelique Kerber was in a rush to make the Australian Open fourth round, dismantling Kimberly Birrell in just 58 minutes, leaving her time for a little celebration on her 31st birthday. Any fears that Australian Birrell - born in Germany - would whip up the home crowd into a frenzy were quickly allayed by Kerber's superior ground game.

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Will Germany use autobahn speed limits to cut carbon emissions?

Saturday 21:49 GMT

Germany could face hefty EU fines if it fails to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, and observers see the transport sector, alongside energy and housing, as a key to meeting emissions reduction targets.

The issues of speed limits and fuel tax hikes are highly unpopular in Germany — not least due to the work of the country's powerful automobile lobby — and reactions to Friday's publication of the working paper were swift.

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Marie Juchacz: A life for justice and equality

Saturday 15:24 GMT

When she died in 1956, the organization honored her life's work in their obituary: "Her entire life was in the service of the struggle for a better and more just world."

Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Marie Juchacz — then Marie Gohlke — was born in 1879 in the rural district of Landsberg an der Warthe (now Gorzow Wielkopolski, in Poland). As a young child, she was already well-informed about world politics, and she could often be found poring over the daily newspaper.

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'The End of Truth': Politics, mercenaries and conspiracies

Saturday 15:24 GMT

At the world premiere of his new political thriller "The End of Truth," DW spoke with director Philipp Leinemann about mercenaries, foreign intervention and secret CIA operations in Germany.

The European Film Prize is awarded in December, the same month the Society for the German language will announce the Word of the Year.

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Anti-Assad activist killed in Germany in suspected axe attack

Saturday 12:39 GMT

A Syrian activist has died after a brutal attack in Hamburg, raising questions over whether he was targeted for political reasons.

On Thursday, officers discovered discarded clothes and shoes not far from where Joune was found, local media reported, although it is not known if they are related to the attack.

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Grassroots set to drive 2019 climate action as climate change deniers take center stage

Saturday 12:40 GMT

He hopes that if the negotiators see "four guys from Belgium are crazy enough to bike to the climate summit in Poland in winter, maybe that's a signal that they have to work on an ambitious climate agreement."

The stage looks set for another year of bold grassroots and civil society climate action, perhaps the boldest yet, but how effective is it? "Unless you have public pressure, national governments who are often looking at the shorter term, will put aside climate change," Antony Froggatt, energy policy consultant and Senior Research Fellow at Chatham House told DW.

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What kind of party is the AfD growing up to be?

Saturday 23:38 GMT

Georg Pazderski, a member of the Berlin city parliament and a deputy leader of far-right Alternative for Germany party (known as the AfD), told DW he did not know whether these "certain people" were members of the party, but said "[w]e have to do something against that. That’s very clear."

Then she didn't make any career in the party and she left the party and now she is talking about how evil the party is."

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Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig: The Bundesliga's ideological battleground

Saturday 12:40 GMT

Favre, and BVB's fans both in the Red Bull Arena and back in Dortmund, will be hoping Saturday will mark their first away win against a club whose right to exist many still deny and start the run-in to a first Bundesliga title since 2012.

"Even if we have to do without supporting our team again: RB Leipzig against Borussia Dortmund is not our game," read a statement from the official BVB Fanabteilung (fan department) as they confirmed no club-run buses would travel across the country to Leipzig for Saturday's late game. "We want to keep football as the people's sport!"

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Source: Reuters

Europe's patience with Iran wears thin, tiptoes toward Trump

Saturday 19:04 GMT

The French, British, German, Danish, Dutch, and Belgian diplomats in the Iranian foreign ministry room had incensed the officials with a message that Europe could no longer tolerate ballistic missile tests in Iran and assassination plots on European soil, according to four EU diplomats.

“The accusations against Iran over the past few months have awoken a few countries in Europe that were against a tougher line on Iran,” a European-based Middle East diplomat said.

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Source: DW

'World still needs NATO' writes German defense minister in New York Times op-ed

Saturday 19:04 GMT

With NATO rattled amid pressure from Donald Trump, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen made an appeal for the alliance in a New York Times op-ed.

In an appeal to the American public, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen penned a New York Times opinion piece on Friday making a case for the continuation of NATO. The western security alliance, which turns 70 this year, has been repeatedly criticized by US President Donald Trump, who has reportedly expressed doubts about remaining in the alliance.

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Source: Common Domain

German Forklift Maker Kion Plans U.S. Expansion to Avoid China Tariffs

Saturday 19:04 GMT

Germany’s Kion Group AG plans to expand its factory in Summerville, S.C., in a move to escape a 25% tariff the U.S. levied on forklifts imported from China.

About half of the 3,000 vehicles that the Frankfurt-based company sells in the U.S. each year come from China, where Kion operates two forklift manufacturing facilities, Chief Financial Officer Anke Groth said Friday in an interview with CFO Journal.

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Russia's Lavrov, Germany's Maas talk gas pipeline, Ukraine, arms control in Moscow

Saturday 13:34 GMT

Washington has told Moscow its decision to leave the INF is "final," Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said while meeting Heiko Maas.

Russia's attempts at preserving the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) were rejected "bluntly enough" by the US, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters at a joint press conference with his German colleague Heiko Maas on Friday. The two diplomats talked behind closed doors for a whole hour, according to DW's Moscow correspondent Emily Sherwin.


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