Tag Archives: Germany

Germany passes law allowing some types of assisted suicide

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers passed a bill Friday allowing assisted suicide for "altruistic motives" yet banning the practice in cases where it is being conducted on a "business" basis….

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Noise heard on cockpit audio of crashed Russian plane

The cockpit voice recorder of the Russian plane that crashed in the Sinai Peninsula had been deciphered & "a noise" was heard in the last second of the recording, Egyptian investigators…

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German ministry wants to give some Syrians new status

BERLIN (AP) — German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Friday that he wants to donate many Syrians arriving in the country a form of protection that falls short of…

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Russia's Syria force grows to 4,000, U.S. officials say

By Jonathan Landay, Phil Stewart & Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Moscow's military force in Syria has grown to approximately 4,000 personnel, yet this & more than a month of…

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Michelin Tyre Plant Closing With 860 Jobs Lost

Michelin is to shut its tyre factory in County Antrim with the loss of 860 jobs – blaming intense competition from Asia & high energy costs. The reasons for the…

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Over 40 percent of China's online sales counterfeit, shoddy: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – More than 40 percent of goods sold online in China last year were either counterfeits or of offensive quality, the official Xinhua news agency said, illustrating the…

Merkel's coalition woes deepen with row over refugee transit zones

By Michael Nienaber BERLIN (Reuters) – Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel rejected on Monday the idea of setting up transit zones on Germany's borders to filter out migrants who have little…

Official: Afghanistan will accept deportees from Germany

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Kabul official says authorities will take back all Afghan citizens being deported from Germany, which is struggling to accommodate hundreds of thousands of refugees &…

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Norwegian aid agency admits negligence in Kenya kidnap case

By Alex Whiting LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The Norwegian Refugee Council admitted negligence, yet denied gross negligence, in the final day of a trial involving a former employee kidnapped…

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China, Germany agree Syria needs political solution

By Andreas Rinke & Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang & German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed on Thursday that there must be a political solution to the…