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Gaps and Omissions in Europe’s New Memory Wars

In Russia, the proposed revision of the constitution has become a fight over history. One of the amendments on which Russians will vote at some point this year declares the right and obligation of the state to “protect historical truth.” It seems the establishment of a Russian equivalent of the …

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G7 to develop coronavirus economic package

G7 finance officials will on Tuesday discuss ways to bolster their economies against the impact of the spreading coronavirus outbreak, but are not expected to specifically call for new spending or coordinated interest rate cuts, a G7 official said. Finance ministers and central bank governors from the group will hold …

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Germany calls for reaffirmation of Iran nuclear deal

German chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday repeated a call for all parties to respect the Iranian nuclear accord, despite Iran’s decision to intensify its enrichment of uranium and moves by the United States to impose economic sanctions. Under a deal brokered in 2015, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of …

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Dubai Business Women Council recieves European delegation

The Dubai Business Women Council, DBWC, and a high-level European delegation yesterday discussed ways to foster cooperation and develop networking mechanisms with business communities. The business delegation, comprising 11 businesspersons representing some of the most prominent start-ups in Europe, including France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, Estonia and Italy, was …

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Defence talks between UAE and Germany

Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, today received Ernst Peter Fischer, Ambassador of Germany to the UAE, to exchange views on a number of regional and international issues of common concern. Al Bowardi welcomed Fischer, hailing the strong ties of friendship between the two countries …

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High profile meeting between Merkel and UAE

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces meeting with Angela Merkel sends important message to the world, opines the UAE English language daily ‘The National’. In its today’s editorial, the newspaper said: Two of the …

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Etihad Airways celebrate its years in Germany

As the UAE and Germany intensify bilateral cooperation following the 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 this week, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is celebrating 15 years …

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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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Germany’s Allianz to stop insuring coal businesses

German insurance giant Allianz said Friday it would stop insuring coal-fired power plants and mines extracting the fuel, adding that it aims to divest from the sector completely by 2040. “We want to promote the transition to a climate-friendly economy,” said chief executive Oliver Baete, with the move part of …

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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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UAE passport now ranked 32nd most powerful in the world

The UAE passport is getting more valuable than ever and is now ranked as the 32nd most powerful in the world, it was announced on Sunday. The 2018 Henley Passport Index, which rates countries according to the number of destinations their citizens can travel visa-free, said that the UAE passport …

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