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Tag: Germany

Germany To Miss Climate Targets For 2022, 2023

Germany seeks to generate 80 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030 and wants to become fully climate neutral by 2045.

Covid-19 Infection
Covid-19 Infection Significantly Changes Our Blood Cells: Study

Covid-19 infection has the potential to significantly change the size and stiffness of red and white blood cells, a team of German scientists has found

FIGHTBACK: Germany And France Join India's Fight Against Covid Second Wave

New Delhi: Germany and France have joined India’s fight against the second Covid wave, which continues to rampage across the country. Germany is showing the way in this joint exercise…

Germany's Lockdown Extended To April 18

Berlin: German leaders on Tuesday agreed to extend the country’s coronavirus lockdown until April 18 to contain a new wave of infections and to tighten measures for a five-day period over the Easter holidays. Chancellor Angela Merkel and leaders of the country’s federal states reached an agreement on the strict lockdown measures early in the […]

Iran Urges France, Germany, UK To Implement JCPOA Commitments

Tehran: Iran’s Foreign Ministry has urged France, Germany and the UK, the three European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal, to implement their commitments to protecting Tehran’s nuclear rights enshrined under the pact. France, Germany and the UK, also known as E3 with reference to the nuclear deal, are expected to stop their political “blame […]

COVID-19 Pandemic: Updates From Around The Globe

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on the novel coronavirus crisis from around the globe on Tuesday. Global COVID-19 cases top 4.8 mn: Johns Hopkins The overall number of global coronavirus cases has increased to over 4.8 million, while the death toll has surpassed 318,000, according […]

India 2nd to US again in requesting Facebook for users' data

San Francisco: The Indian government was second to the US once again in requesting Facebook for access to users data in the last six months of 2019, an increase of nearly 37 per cent from the first half (January-June period) last year, Facebook announced on Tuesday. The Indian government sent Facebook 26,698 queries about users’ […]

Hospital misses but Apple Watch detects heart condition in elderly women

London: In another example of how Apple Watch can save peoples lives, an 80-year-old woman in Germany was saved by the ECG functionality of Apple Watch for uncovering her heart condition that was missed by a hospital’s own ECG during a diagnosis. According to a study by Oxford University researchers published in the European Heart […]

US Congress
First US Senator Tests Positive For COVID-19, German Chancellor Quarantined

Washington/Berlin: Coronavirus Penetrates US Senate as US Senator Rand Paul, Republican from the state of Kentucky becomes the first member of the upper chamber of Congress to be infected by coronavirus. He confirmed on Sunday that he tested positive for the virus. “Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19. He is feeling fine and […]

9 Die In German Bar Shootings, Suspect's Body Found

Berlin: The body of the suspected perpetrator of the two shootings in the German city of Hanau that left at least nine people dead, has been found in his house along with another one, police said on Thursday. In a tweet, police said the “alleged perpetrator” was found “lifeless” at his home in Hanau, and […]

German Prez asks Poland forgiveness for Nazi 'tyranny'

Warsaw: German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday asked Poland’s forgiveness for Nazi “tyranny”, 80 years on from the start of World War Two. Steinmeier and other world leaders are in Poland to commemorate the outbreak of the conflict, the BBC reported. Earlier on Sunday, a ceremony was held in the Polish city of Wielun, where […]

Germany returns painting stolen by Nazis to Florence

Rome: More than 75 years after being looted by Nazi troops during World War Two, a stolen painting has been returned to its rightful home in Florence. Vase of Flowers, valued at around 10 million euros, belongs to Pitti Palace and was one of boxes of artworks that were looted by soldiers in 1943. On […]

Germany fines Facebook $2.3mn for under-reporting content complaints

London: Germany on Tuesday slapped $2.3 million fine on Facebook’s Irish subsidiary for under-reporting illegal content complaints it received last year. According to BT.com, the country’s Federal Office of Justice also complained about the lack of transparency in the Facebook report. Facebook’s July 2018 report cited less complaints about illegal content than it actually received. […]

Indian stabbed to death in Germany, wife injured

New Delhi: An Indian national has been stabbed to death and his wife injured in an attack by an immigrant near Munich in Germany, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted on Saturday. “Indian couple Prashant and Smita Basarur were stabbed by an immigrant near Munich. Unfortunately, Prashant has expired. Smita is stable. We are facilitating […]

Lindau Nobel meet
Azamgarh boy selected for Lindau Nobel laureate meet

New Delhi: Azamgarh-born Mohammad Adnan, a Ph.D. student at the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D), has been selected to take part in the prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting in Germany. He will get an opportunity to interact with over 30 laureates from the field of science for a week. The Lindau meeting will be held from […]

Microsoft expands protection tool for European democratic institutions

San Francisco: To protect democratic institutions from hacking attacks ahead of the elections to the European Parliament in May, Microsoft on Wednesday announced the expansion of its AccountGuard programme to 12 more European markets, including France, Germany and Spain. AccountGuard is a security service offered to users in the highly targeted political space at no […]

Former world number 1 Azarenka bows out of Australian Open

Melbourne: Germany’s Laura Siegemund ousted former world number one and two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka on Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Australian Open. Siegemund rallied from a set and a break deficit to beat the Belarusian 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-2 in a marathon match that lasted for almost three hours, reports […]

Netherlands look forward to play final vs Belgium

Bhubaneswar: The Netherlands, which entered the final of men’s hockey world cup in a thrilling victory against defending champion Australia, on Saturday said they are looking forward to play against Belgium on Sunday. “We are looking forward for the final match. We learn from every game and there would be better tomorrow,” said Netherlands captain […]

Hockey World Cup: Belgium down Germany, to face England in semis

Bhubaneswar: Olympic silver medallist Belgium edged out two-time champions Germany 2-1 in a keenly contested quarter-final at the men’s hockey World Cup here on Thursday. In the neck and neck fight, third ranked Belgium held their nerves and came back from a goal down to enter the semi-finals for the first time. Sixth ranked Germany […]

Hockey World Cup 2018: Germany beat Malaysia 5-3

Bhubaneswar: A defiant Malaysia gave a tough, spirited fight before Germany managed to carve out a hard-earned 5-3 victory in a Pool D match of the men’s hockey World Cup here on Sunday. Christopher Ruhr (14th, 18th minutes) and Timm Herzbruch (2nd, 59th) struck twice each for the title contenders from Europe while Marco Miltkau […]

2018 Hockey WC: Germany thrash Netherlands to top Pool D

Bhubaneswar: Germany thrashed European heavyweights Netherlands 4-1 in a completely one-sided Pool D affair of the ongoing 2018 Hockey World Cup at the Kalinga stadium here on Wednesday. After this thumping win, Germany topped Pool D charts with two wins from as many games and six points in their kitty, while Netherlands are placed second […]

Germany submits final feasibility report for bullet train

New Delhi: Germany on Thursday submitted its final feasibility report for the 435-km high speed rail (bullet train) corridor between Mysore-Bengaluru-Chennai to the Indian Railways. The report was handed over to Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani by German Ambassador to India Martin Ney at the Railway Ministry here. Speaking about the report, the German Ambassador […]

Priyanka Chopra at Yashraj Studio
'Pahuna' wins big at children's film fest in Germany

New Delhi: Actress-producer Priyanka Chopra’s “Pahuna – The Little Visitors” won two awards at the SCHLINGEL International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience in Germany. The film won European Children’s Film Award and got a special mention in the Awards of The Professional Jury Feature Film International category. The film received an overwhelming response […]

Germany to support Libyan elections with $2.33 mn: UN

Tripoli: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya on Saturday revealed that Germany will provide 2 million euros ($2.33 million) to election programmes in the country. The German contribution, announced by Ambassador of Germany to Libya Oliver Owcza, aims to assist Central Committee for Municipal Elections (CCMCE) in conducting municipal council elections across Libya […]

Germany's Catholic Church 'dismayed, ashamed' by child sex abuse

Berlin: A new report from Germany’s Catholic Church admits to “at least” 3,766 cases of child sex abuse by the clergy between 1946 and 2014, according to media outlets Die Zeit and Spiegel Online. The report — commissioned by the German Bishops’ Conference and conducted by the Universities of Giessen, Heidelberg and Mannheim — has […]