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Protests at seizure of German-owned Zimbabwe farm
Posted on 2 Jul 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

HARARE, Zimbabwe - (AP) Germany's government said Friday it will cut off aid to Zimbabwe unless illegal and violent occupiers are removed from a farm owned by a German national. In a Friday protest note to the Zimbabwe foreign ministry, Germany... Read More

Germany to Google: Respect data privacy
Posted on 20 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BERLIN - (AP) Germany's Foreign Minister has warned Google co-founder Larry Page to respect the nation's data protection laws in an escalating dispute over the U.S. Internet giant's "Street View" mapping program. Foreign Minister... Read More

Critics slam new climate change proposal in Bonn
Posted on 14 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BONN, Germany - (AP) A new round of climate talks ended Friday with rich and poor countries both sharply criticizing a new text meant to pave the way toward a deal to halt global warming. Still, the United Nations said progress was made at the two... Read More

Germany, China sign billions of dollars in deals
Posted on 16 Jul 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BEIJING -- (AP) Chinese and German companies signed deals worth billions of dollars to make trucks and power equipment Friday as the prime ministers declared their countries' economies had recovered from last year's global recession. German... Read More

Britain, France, Germany urge EU emissions cuts
Posted on 15 Jul 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BERLIN - (AP) Britain, France and Germany are urging European Union nations to agree to a 30 percent cut in carbon emissions by 2020 in an effort to combat climate change. Britain's climate secretary, along with the environment ministers of France... Read More

Germany, Mexico trying to push climate talks ahead
Posted on 30 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BERLIN- (AP) Five months after the troubled United Nations conference in Copenhagen, Germany and Mexico are teaming up in an effort to break the deadlock in negotiations on a global climate deal. They will co-host a three-day meeting in Bonn starting... Read More

Germany, Switzerland reach tax agreement
Posted on 26 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BERLIN - (APINTL) Germany and Switzerland said Friday that they have reached a preliminary agreement to exchange information on suspected tax cheats a key step toward defusing a long-festering irritant in relations. The two sides initialed a new double... Read More

Germany: Climate meeting "broke the ice"
Posted on 4 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

KOENIGSWINTER, Germany - (AP) Some 40 nations at a high-level climate meeting have made headway toward a pact to curb global warming, but the most important issues remain unresolved, Germany's environment minister said Tuesday. Many delegates agreed... Read More

German lawmakers approve euro rescue package
Posted on 21 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BERLIN - (AP) German lawmakers on Friday approved their country's share of the massive rescue deal to save the euro and contain the debt crisis, as EU finance ministers gathered in Brussels to create new budget rules to win back financial markets'... Read More

Singer settles suit over alleged Nazi-performance
Posted on 22 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BERLIN - (APINTL) A 106-year-old entertainer has settled a lawsuit over a claim he sang for Nazi guards at a concentration camp during World War II, a German court said on Thursday. Johannes Heesters gave up asking for retraction from German author... Read More

Germany, Mexico call climate meeting helpful
Posted on 5 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

KOENIGSWINTER, Germany - (AP) Some 40 nations agreed Tuesday on taking individual steps to fight global warming, but made little progress during a three-day meeting near Bonn toward drafting a new international climate change treaty. Germany and Mexico... Read More

Germany probes alleged kickbacks in HP deal
Posted on 16 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BERLIN - (AP) Three people who once worked for Hewlett-Packard Co. were arrested in an investigation of alleged kickbacks totaling (EURO)8 million ($10.9 million) surrounding a deal to sell equipment to Russian authorities, German prosecutors said Thursday... Read More

Germany, France demand binding aviation ash rules
Posted on 4 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (AP) Germany and France demanded binding rules Tuesday to determine when air space should be closed because of volcanic ash and when planes can be allowed to fly as European Union transport ministers held another emergency meeting on aviation... Read More

Dutch sidestep EU red tape to rescue German ship
Posted on 7 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - (AP) Gaining fast on the pirates who had seized a German freighter, Dutch naval captain Col. Hans Lodder had no time to waste on bureaucracy. Sidestepping the command of the European Union's anti-piracy task force, he went... Read More

German gov't nominates Wulff as next president
Posted on 4 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BERLIN - (AP) Germany's government on Thursday nominated the 50-year-old governor of Lower Saxony for the nation's presidency, days after the previous head of state's suprise resignation. Chancellor Angela Merkel tapped Christian Wulff... Read More