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Brexit: Boris Johnson claims EU will be 'flexible' if UK tries to get it to remove backstop - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Boris Johnson’s Brexit speech 11.12am GMT Johnson says trying to “heave” MPs from one side of the debate to another is a mistake.And the idea that customs union membership would be a solution is a mistake, he says.Now is the time for us to go back to Brussels ... and demand real change to that backstop. And this time we must mean it. 11.08am GMT Johnson says it would be a mistake to stay bound by EU rules.What...
Tags: Politics, UK, Germany, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Johnson, Brexit

Ditch Brexit, German leaders urge UK in emotional plea

Leading politicians among signatories to Times letter calling on Britain to stay in EUA group of influential German politicians and business leaders including the woman primed to take over from Angela Merkel as chancellor have urged Britain to stay in the EU as Brexit looms.Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who became leader of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union last month, joined more than two dozen political, business and cultural figures in penning an open letter to the Times, arguing “fro...
Tags: Europe, UK, Germany, Angela Merkel, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, The Times, Times, Brexit, Christian Democratic Union, EUA, Annegret Kramp Karrenbauer

Students in Germany, Switzerland protest climate change

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of students are holding rallies across Germany and Switzerland to protest lack of action against climate change. The demonstrations taking place in dozens of cities Friday were inspired by a Swedish student’s weekly “school strike.” In Berlin, protesters focused on an upcoming political decision on when to end the use of […]
Tags: Business, Science, News, Germany, Berlin, Ap, Nation, Switzerland, Germany Switzerland

Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano’s ‘The Specials’ Already a Gaumont Sales Hit (EXCLUSIVE)

Following the widely successful “C’est La Vie,” Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache’s (“The Intouchables”) passion project “The Specials” (“Hors normes”) starring Vincent Cassel and Reda Kateb, has already lured major buyers in key territories. Gaumont, which delivered the largest number of French B.O. hits overseas in 2018, has pre-sold “The Specials” to Germany, Austria (Prokino), […]
Tags: News, Germany, Gaumont, Vincent Cassel, Olivier Nakache Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano, Reda Kateb

Germany cuts Saudi arms exports by quarter in wake of Khashoggi scandal

The German government announced that its arms exports fell by close to 23% in 2018 compared to the previous year.
Tags: Europe, News, Germany, Khashoggi

China, German promise closer financial cooperation

BEIJING (AP) — China and Germany promised Friday to open their markets wider to each other’s banks and insurers, giving Beijing a burst of positive trade news amid conflicts with Washington and Europe. The two sides affirmed support for a global trading system that other governments worry is threatened by President Donald Trump’s “America first” […]
Tags: Europe, Business, News, Washington, China, Germany, America, Beijing, Nation, Donald Trump

Germany: Federal Court Of Justice Increases Legal Certainty On "Acting In Concert" - SKW Schwarz

A concert now needs two verses. This is a new and for the first time clarifying Federal Court of Justice ruling, which is likely to undermine the existing BaFin practice.
Tags: News, Germany, Schwarz, Federal Court of Justice

Germany 'considers ban on Huawei' amid global backlash

Other countries have barred the Chinese firm from their network infrastructure over security concerns.
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Grand jury charges 4 Audi managers in emissions case

DETROIT (AP) — A federal grand jury in Detroit has indicted four Audi engineering managers from Germany in a widening diesel emissions cheating scandal. Richard Bauder, Axel Eiser, Stefan Knirsch and Carsten Nagel were named in a 12-count indictment alleging conspiracy, wire fraud and violations of the Clean Air Act. The indictment alleges the men […]
Tags: Business, News, Germany, Ap, Nation, Audi, Detroit, Richard Bauder Axel Eiser Stefan Knirsch, Carsten Nagel

Germany cuts Saudi arms exports by quarter in wake of Khashoggi scandal

The German government announced that its arms exports fell by close to 23% in 2018 compared to the previous year.
Tags: Germany, Cnn, Khashoggi

Buy a house in Sambuca, Italy for $1

If you fantasize about living like Diane Lane in Under the Tuscan Sun but have a small budget and a mortgage phobia, this is your chance to make your dreams come true. The small hilltop town of Sambuca in Sicily, Italy is selling homes for just one euro (just over $1). The only catch is — you must commit to refurbishing the home by the end of three years, which is estimated to cost an average of $17,200. You should also be prepared to front a $5,700 security deposit, which will be returned on...
Tags: Travel, Germany, Cnn, Italy, Houses, All, Diane Lane, Sicily Italy, Sambuca, Cacioppo, Sambuca Italy, Giuseppe Cacioppo, Susana Heinson

Germany: Love Parade trial headed for inconclusive end

BERLIN (AP) — The trial of 10 people in Germany over a deadly mass panic at the Love Parade techno music festival in 2010 appears likely to be closed without a formal verdict. Four event organizers and six city workers went on trial in Duisburg in 2017 on charges including involuntary manslaughter and bodily harm. […]
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Amanda Sobhy of US back at squash tourney in Grand Central

NEW YORK (AP) — Amanda Sobhy returns to the Tournament of Champions squash event at Grand Central Terminal ranked No. 11 in the world. The top American female player joins a field featuring defending champion Nour El Sherbini of Egypt. Defending champion Simon Rosner of Germany also will compete inside the glass court in Vanderbilt […]
Tags: New York, News, Germany, US, Sports, Ap, Egypt, Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt, Grand Central, Nour El Sherbini, Amanda Sobhy, Simon Rosner

Germans Can Help Save the Internet from the Copyright Directive!

An unsere Freunde und Freundinnen in Deutschland. In diesem Monat möchte die EU die Richtlinie über das Urheberrecht im digitalen Binnenmarkt abschließen. Es besteht wenig Hoffnung, dass die Artikel 11 und 13, die die Macht haben, kleine europäische Tech-Startups zu vernichten, verbessert oder gestrichen werden. Eher wird sich die Macht in den Händen Amerikanischer Hightech-Unternehmen konzentrieren, während eine halbe Milliarde EuropäerInnen einer unzurechenbaren algorithmischen Zensur ausgeset...
Tags: Post, Copyfight, News, Germany, US, Eu, Welt, Bilder, Rolle, Preis, Daher, Hilfe, Julia Reda, Riesen, Macht, EUCD

Open letters to the people of Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and Poland: save us all from mandatory internet censorship!

The EU plan to mandate censoring filters for online speech to catch copyright infringement could be finalised as early as next week, and our best hope for halting it is to get the national governments of key EU member states to reject the proposal at that "trilogue" committee meeting. In particular, it's important for netizens from Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and Poland to contact their governments and urge them to block Articles 11 and 13 of the new Copyright Directive. These pro...
Tags: Post, Copyfight, News, Sweden, Germany, US, Eu, Poland, Belgium, Luxembourg, EUCD, Article 11, Article 13, Fixcopyright, Copyright Directive, US Big Tech

Picture Tree Adds ‘Cold Feet’ to Berlin Market Lineup (EXCLUSIVE)

Picture Tree Intl. has added German romantic comedy “Cold Feet” (Kalte Füsse) to its market lineup at the Berlin Film Festival, where the sales agent will screen the film as a market premiere. Sony Pictures released the pic, directed Wolfgang Groos, in Germany on Thursday, and it garnered 100,000 admissions over its opening weekend. “Cold […]
Tags: News, Germany, Berlin, Global, Berlin Film Festival, Sony Pictures, Picture Tree Intl, Picture Tree, Wolfgang Groos

Germany arrests suspect in 2005 killing of Sri Lankan FM

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they have arrested a suspected member of the Tamil Tigers alleged to have been involved in the 2005 assassination of Sri Lanka’s foreign minister. Federal prosecutors said Thursday that police arrested 39-year-old Navanithan G. in southwestern Germany Wednesday and searched his home. The man, whose surname wasn’t released because […]
Tags: News, Germany, Berlin, Ap, Nation, Sri Lanka, Tamil Tigers

German intelligence puts far-right AfD groups under surveillance

Germany's security agency has said that it will start to put sections of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party under surveillance.
Tags: Europe, News, Germany

Germany’s China Problem

Berlin is walking a thin line between its strongest ally and its biggest trading partner.
Tags: News, China, Germany, Berlin, Merkel, Angela, International Trade and World Market, China Problem

Germany: Obligations From Silent Participations - Mayer Brown

Commentary to a judgment of the District Court of Kiel from April 2018
Tags: News, Germany, Participations Mayer Brown, District Court of Kiel

Germany: EU Commission Affirms EU-U.S. Privacy Shield - SKW Schwarz

Even after the GDPR's entry into force, the U.S. continues to ensure an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred from the EU to participating companies in the U.S.
Tags: News, Germany, Eu

Only Nuclear Energy Can Save the Planet (slashdot)

Joshua S. Goldstein, a professor emeritus of international relations at American University, and Staffan A. Qvist, an energy engineer and consultant, writing for The Wall Street Journal: Climate scientists tell us that the world must drastically cut its fossil fuel use in the next 30 years to stave off a potentially catastrophic tipping point for the planet. Confronting this challenge is a moral issue, but it's also a math problem -- and a big part of the solution has to be nuclear power. Today,...
Tags: News, Germany, American University, Msmash, Joshua S Goldstein, Staffan A Qvist

Robot recreates the walk of a 290-million-year-old creature

WASHINGTON (AP) — How did the earliest land animals move? Scientists have used a nearly 300-million-year old fossil skeleton and preserved ancient footprints to create a moving robot model of prehistoric life. Evolutionary biologist John Nyakatura at Humboldt University in Berlin has spent years studying a 290-million-year-old fossil dug up in central Germany’s Bromacker quarry […]
Tags: Science, News, Washington, Germany, Berlin, Ap, Nation, Humboldt University, John Nyakatura, Bromacker

German village evacuated amid avalanche risk

BERLIN (AP) — Officials have ordered residents of a village in southern Germany to leave their homes immediately due to “acute” avalanche risk. Authorities said Wednesday that villagers of Raiten, near the Austrian border, should take important documents and medicines with them, and inform neighbors who may be unaware of the warning. Heavy snowfall over […]
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German police raid far-right group members, find weapons

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities have conducted raids in several parts of Germany on suspected members of a far-right group calling itself the National Socialist Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Deutschland. Prosecutors and regional police in the southwestern state of Baden-Wuerttemberg said more than 100 weapons, including air guns, swords, machetes and knives, were seized […]
Tags: News, Germany, Berlin, Ap, Nation, Baden Wuerttemberg, National Socialist Knights, Ku Klux Klan Deutschland Prosecutors

German intelligence puts far-right AfD groups under surveillance

Germany's security agency has said that it will start to put sections of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party under surveillance.
Tags: Germany, Cnn

Revealed! The cover of RADICALIZED, my next book of science fiction

On March 19, Tor Books will release my next book, Radicalized, whose four novellas are the angry, hopeful stories I wrote as part of my attempt to make sense of life in our current moment. As with my novel Walkaway and the reissues of my adult backlist, Radicalized will have a cover by the amazing Will Stahle, who is, for my money, the best cover designer working in the business at the moment. Today, Tor has published Stahle's cover for Radicalized, and holy fucking shit, is it ever great...
Tags: Post, Books, Happy Mutants, Publishing, Science Fiction, Gift Guide, UK, News, Germany, Wil Wheaton, Macmillan Audio, Unauthorized Bread, Will Stahle, Stahle, Heyne First Look Topic

Germany: Bavarian Administrative Court Decides Targeted Advertising Case - Jones Day

On September 26, the Bavarian Administrative Court decided that a social media company's custom audience feature for targeted advertising violated applicable data protection law
Tags: News, Germany, Bavarian Administrative Court

Germany: Data Protection Authority Warns Of Scam - Jones Day

On October 2, the State Commissioner for Data Protection in Schleswig-Holstein ("ULD") warned companies of a fax sent by a fake authority going by the name "Datenschutzauskunft-Zentrale"
Tags: News, Germany, Data Protection Authority

Germany: Data Protection Authority Increases GDPR Compliance Audits Of Bavarian Companies - Jones Day

On November 7, the BayLDA announced that it increased its auditing activities of Bavarian companies (source document in German).
Tags: News, Germany, Data Protection Authority, BayLDA

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