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Gundogan, Ozil meet German president after Erdogan controversy

Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan met Germany president Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Saturday in a series of clear the air talks following their controversial photos alongside Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “Ilkay Gundogan and Mesut Ozil expressed a desire to visit me,” Steinmeier posted on Facebook alongside a picture of him with the Germany stars in…

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General Bajwa in Forbes’ list of most powerful people

Pakistan’s Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has been named in Forbes list of most powerful people. General Bajwa was ranked 68 among 75 people. “Two years into his tenure as the head of the world’s sixth largest Army, Bajwa has established himself as a mediator and proponent of democracy,” Forbes said. “Javed Bajwa joins…

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Ozil joins Germany injury list, insists he will be fit for World Cup

Mesut Ozil has joined the list of Germany stars currently injured, but the Arsenal midfielder insisted Monday he will be fit for their World Cup title defence in Russia. “It’s a pity I missed yesterday’s match with my back injury,” Ozil wrote on his Instagram account after sitting out Arsenal’s 5-0 rout of Burnley on…

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2 dead as trains collide in Germany

At least two people were killed and several others were hurt when two trains collided late Monday in Germany, the national rail company said. The Deutsche Bahn network operator said that a commuter service hit a freight train between Ingolstadt and Augsburg in Germany’s southern Bavaria region. “There are some seriously injured and others only…

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Sharapova stunned in 1st round of Stuttgart Grand Prix

Stuttgart, Germany: Maria Sharapova crashed out in the opening round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix on Tuesday as French sixth seed Caroline Garcia staged a fightback to win 3-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-4. “This was not the result that I wanted, but I can take a lot out of this match,” Sharapova said. “I’ve not competed…

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Key world reactions to US-led strikes on Syria

The US, France and Britain unleashed air strikes on Syria early Saturday targeting the Damascus regime in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack on civilians. Western powers said the strikes were necessary to halt the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Here is a selection of the main responses from across the world:…

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At least 3 dead after vehicle smashes into diners in Germany

Berlin: At least three people died Saturday when a vehicle ploughed into busy cafe and restaurant terraces in the German city of Muenster before the driver shot himself dead. Images on social media showed smashed and upturned tables and chairs strewn across the pavement outside an eaterie in the centre of the picturesque medieval city….

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This is the oldest message found at Australian beach

SYDNEY: A message in a bottle written 132 years ago and found on an Australian beach by a group of walkers including the parents of Formula One star Daniel Ricciardo has been verified as the world’s oldest known missive of its kind. The rectangular bottle was discovered half-buried in sand dunes near Wedge Island, some…

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German court paves way for diesel driving bans

Leipzig, Germany: A top German court on Tuesday ruled that cities can impose diesel driving bans to combat air pollution, in a landmark decision that could shake up the auto industry and upend transport policies. Judges at the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig found that local authorities have the right to enforce bans on older,…

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Here is list of movies in competition at Berlin film festival

BERLIN: The Berlinale, Europe’s first major film festival of the year, will award its Golden and Silver Bear top prizes Saturday at a gala ceremony in the German capital. Nineteen pictures are vying for awards at the 68th edition from a jury led by German director Tom Tykwer (“Run Lola Run”, Netflix series “Babylon Berlin”)….

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Army chief in Germany to attend Munich Security Conference

BERLIN: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in Germany on Saturday to attend Munich Security Conference. According to ISPR, the army chief will speak at the conference giving Pakistan’s perspective on global and regional security. COAS will also have few sideline meetings with other participating international civilian and military leadership, ISPR…

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#MeToo debate dominates Berlin filmfest opening

Acclaimed US director Wes Anderson’s new animated feature “Isle of Dogs” will on Thursday kick off the Berlin film festival, which is set to be rocked by aftershocks of the #MeToo movement. With the global cinema industry in turmoil over allegations of rampant sexual misconduct, the 11-day event will seek a delicate balance between Hollywood…

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Five points that may catch your interest in Berlin Film Festival

BERLIN: The Berlin film festival, Europe’s first major cinema showcase since the Harvey Weinstein sex abuse scandal roiled the industry, starts Thursday with 400 new movies slated and a controversy of its own brewing. US filmmaker Wes Anderson will kick off the race for the Golden Bear top prize with the animated feature “Isle of…

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Germany win Davis Cup tie against Australia

NEWS DESK: German number one Alexander Zverev beat Nick Kyrgios in straight sets to give his country a 3-1 win over Australia in their Davis Cup World Group tie in Brisbane on Sunday, reported AFP. Zverev produced some superb tennis to down Kyrgios 6-2, 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 in one hour, 48 minutes and put Germany…

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#MeToo moment hits Germany with TV director abuse scandal

BERLIN: A growing sexual assault and harassment scandal surrounding German TV director Dieter Wedel took on a political dimension Friday as accusations of a cover-up hit a public broadcaster. A cascade of allegations against Wedel mark the first in Germany since the global #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct gained momentum in the wake of the…

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German envoy meets COAS

RAWALPINDI: Martin Kobler, German Ambassador to Pakistan met Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ today. During the meeting, matters of mutual interest including regional peace and stability were discussed. The German envoy acknowledged Pakistan Army’s contributions towards regional peace and stability.

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Anti-Semitism has no place in Germany, minister says after Israeli flags burned

Protesters demonstrate outside the U.S. embassy against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in Berlin, Germany December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt BERLIN: German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said there was no place for anti-Semitism in Germany after demonstrators angered by U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital…

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Here is how life has become harder in Berlin

BERLIN: Party-goers and tourists love Berlin, the capital of techno and home to a vibrant art scene. But behind the trendy facade lies an overstretched administration battling chronic understaffing and drastic cost cuts. The heavily indebted German capital has been on an austerity drive for the last 15 years, leaving some public services in a…

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Germany warns US ‘will never be the same’ now Donald Trump is president

NEWS DESK: Germany’s foreign minister has warned the US “will never be the same” now Donald Trump is president, reported The Independent. Sigmar Gabriel, the European power’s top diplomat, delivered a stark warning over America’s new approach to international relations during a speech to foreign policy experts on Tuesday. “The US no longer sees the…

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World, bar Israel, condemns Trump Jerusalem announcement

PARIS: Donald Trump’s decision Wednesday to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has drawn sharp criticism, with the significant exception of Israel. Here are key reactions from around the world: – Israel salutes ‘historic’ day – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed Trump’s recognition as “historic” and a “courageous and just decision”. Netanyahu also pledged no…

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Nearly 50 injured in Germany train crash: fire dept

BERLIN: At least 47 people were injured when a passenger train crashed into a freight train near the western German city of Duesseldorf on Tuesday, prompting a large rescue operation. At least three of the passengers were “badly hurt” while the vast majority suffered light injuries, the Meerbusch fire department said on Twitter, giving the…

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