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Germany Says Dead Satellite Has Fallen Out of Orbit

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Germany’s Aerospace Center says a dead satellite has fallen into the atmosphere, but there is no information yet on whether any of its pieces have crashed to Earth. The center said most parts of the car-sized research satellite were expected to burn up during re-entry, but up to 30 fragments weighing a total of nearly […]

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Germany Urges China, Dalai Lama to Stop Self-Immolations

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Germany has urged China and Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, to help stop self-immolations by Buddhists protesting Chinese religious policies in Tibetan-populated areas of the country. A German Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday China should change its policies regarding Tibet to reduce tensions. He also urged the Dalai Lama to use his influence […]

German Satellite Hurtling Toward Earth, Expected to Impact by Sunday

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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The German Aerospace Center says it expects one of its satellites to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere in the coming days, but is unsure where the fragments will land. The German scientists said Thursday the satellite, named ROSAT, is the size of a large car. It should should partially burn up as it re-enters the atmosphere at […]

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Germany Seeks More Women in Upper Management

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Germany’s top 30 public companies have unveiled plans to increase the number of women working in high-level management positions. The companies, which are all traded on the leading DAX index of blue-chip stocks, launched the initiative Monday. At a meeting in Berlin, each of the companies presented individual targets for increasing the number of women […]

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German President Makes Surprise Afghanistan Trip

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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German President Christian Wulff made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan Sunday. Mr. Wulff met in Kabul with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in preparation for a conference on Afghanistan in Bonn in December. The German leader said his country will remain a “friend and partner” of Afghanistan after the withdrawal of foreign combat troops planned for […]

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German President Makes Surprise Afghanistan Trip

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Germany’s president is in Afghanistan for previously unannounced talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Christian Wulff arrived in the capital, Kabul, Sunday. He said Germany would remain a “friend and partner” of Afghanistan after the withdrawal of international troops planned for 2014. President Wulff is scheduled to meet with President Karzai to prepare for a […]

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More Arson Attacks Hit German Railways

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Germany have launched an investigation and stepped up their search for more explosives after at least two more incendiary devices were found Wednesday in the Berlin railway system. It is the third straight day police have discovered devices filled with flammable liquid near train stations or rail lines. One of the devices had […]

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German Authorities Thwart Another Suspected Arson Attack

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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German authorities say they thwarted a suspected arson attack near Berlin’s main rail station for the second time in two days. Police say they found at least two suspicious devices along Berlin’s railroad tracks on Tuesday — one day after an arson attack was thwarted near the capital’s central station. The devices did not explode […]

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Merkel Offers Eurozone Assurances During Vietnam Visit

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during a visit to Vietnam, is offering reassurances that Europe has the political will to resolve its debt crisis. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said the German leader admitted during talks Tuesday in Hanoi that Europe’s economic problems are very difficult. But he said Ms. Merkel expressed confidence that the […]

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German Air Traffic Controllers Consider Strike

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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The German air traffic controllers union says it could stage a walkout later this week. Union officials said Monday they had rejected the latest management proposal, but are willing to meet with an arbitrator. The union’s leadership says a strike could happen as soon as Wednesday unless a deal is made to change working conditions […]

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