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High profile UAE visit to Germany begins

The official visit of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to Germany that started on Tuesday is expected to strengthen joint diplomatic efforts to find solutions to several regional and international issues, according to …

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Another German bid to ease tensions with Iran

Germany’s foreign minister will meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Monday, a German diplomatic source said, as part of a concerted European effort to preserve Iran’s nuclear pact with world powers and defuse rising U.S.-Iranian tensions. A cautious thaw in long antagonistic relations between Tehran and Washington set …

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Germans to hold nuclear talks with Iran

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will visit Iran as part of a three-country Middle East tour next week, during which he will explore options for preserving a fraying nuclear non-proliferation pact, a ministry spokeswoman said. The trip, timed to coincide with the end of the Muslim festival of Ramadan, will …

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Germany bars Khashoggi suspects from entry

Germany has issued entry bans for 18 Saudi citizens suspected of involvement in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Riyadh’s Istanbul consulate, effectively banning them from the European Union’s passport-free Schengen zone. Monday’s move represents a sharpening of the position of Germany, which last month imposed a ban on …

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Erdogan releases tapes of Khashoggi murder

Turkey has given recordings on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France and Britain, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday. Turkish sources have said previously that authorities have an audio recording purportedly documenting the murder. Speaking ahead of his departure for France …

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Ozil quits international football over ‘racism’

Mesut Ozil said Sunday he was quitting the German national football team, citing “racism” in the criticism of him in the side’s World Cup debacle. “It is with a heavy heart and after much consideration that because of recent events, I will no longer be playing for Germany at international …

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Dewa strengthens ties with German company

Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), welcomed a high-level delegation from German company Voith, which specialises in systems, products and services serving five important markets: energy, oil and gas, paper, raw materials and transport and automotive. The visit aimed to enhance cooperation …

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No food for foreigners

Jorg Sartor does not like to turn newcomers away from his food bank, especially single mothers like the young Syrian woman with her 5-year-old son who had waited outside since before dawn. But rules are rules. And for the moment, it is Germans only. ““The whole country is up in …

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Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont arrested in Germany

Authorities in Germany arrested former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont on Sunday after he crossed into the country from Denmark, setting up a possible extradition of the separatist leader to Spain. Puigdemont’s attorney announced the arrest on Twitter and said his client had been taken to a police station. German police …

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Germany signs Expo contract

Germany has pledged to spend €50 million (Dh226 million) to build and run one of the largest national pavilions at Dubai Expo 2020 after signing its participation contract on Wednesday. The budget also covers an allocation for cultural events throughout the duration of the Expo and takedown of the pavilion …

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Germany’s SPD rejects NATO 2 percent defense spending target

Germany’s Social Democrats on Sunday rejected NATO’s target of spending 2 percent of economic output on the military, and blasted German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her conservatives for kowtowing to the demands of U.S. President Donald Trump. With just over a month to go before national elections, SPD leader Martin …

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Pope shakes up Vatican by replacing conservative doctrinal chief

In a major shake-up of the Vatican’s administration on Saturday, Pope Francis replaced Catholicism’s top theologian, a conservative German cardinal who has been at odds with the pontiff’s vision of a more inclusive Church. A brief Vatican statement said Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mueller’s five-year mandate as head of the Congregation …

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