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Germany goes to the polls to replace Angela Merkel

Berlin, Germany | Xinhua |  Germans will elect the members of the country’s 20th Bundestag (lower house of Parliament) on Sunday. In total, 6,211 candidates from 47 political parties will compete for at least 598 seats. A new government will be formed after the election. The current German Chancellor, Angela …

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Why is electrification an uphill task for German automakers?

Frankfurt, Germany | Xinhua | BMW and Daimler, two of Germany’s auto giants, have been sued by activists on charges that they fall short on their commitments to a more ambitious goal of emission reduction. The lawsuit was filed by German non-governmental organization Deutsche Umwelthilfe e. V. (DUH, Environmental Action Germany …

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Germany donates Shs9Bn to support Uganda’s refugee response

Kampala, Uganda | Ronald Musoke | The UN Refugee Agency, the UNHCR, has received €2.2 million (Shs9bn) from the German government to support refugees and the host communities in Uganda. The money will enable the UNHCR provide much needed healthcare, water, hygiene and sanitation facilities as well as education services to refugees …

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Germany and Sweden hand out UGX 20Bn to Ugandan refugees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has received a combined USD 5.6 million (about Ushs20 billion) from Sweden and Germany, as contribution towards the emergency needs of the refugee community in Uganda. The government of Sweden provided USD 1.2 million (4.3 billion shillings), while USD 4.4 million (Ushs15.7 billion) to …

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What’s next for Germany and departing Loew

Berlin, Germany | Xinhua | The departure of 2014 world champion coach Joachim Loew triggers a new era for the German national team. After Loew’s 15 years on the German bench, a well thought-over restart is required to initiate the country’s return to football’s top level after two disappointing majors: the …

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Portugal 2-4 Germany: Slick Germans stun holders

Portugal 🇵🇹  2 German 🇩🇪 4 Munich, Germany | THE INDEPENDENT |  Germany recovered from a goal down to lay down a real marker at UEFA EURO 2020, putting four past holders Portugal to leave Group F on a knife-edge going into Wednesday’s section finale. Germany went on the attack from the off …

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France 1-0 Germany: Hummels own goal gives Les Bleus win

    France 1🇫🇷 🆚 Germany 🇩🇪 0 Munich, Germany | THE INDEPENDENT  | Mats Hummels’ first-half own goal was the difference between the sides in Munich as France, the 2016 runners-up made a bright start to UEFA EURO 2020. 🇫🇷 France are now unbeaten in their last 6 games against Die Mannschaft 👏#EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/rSDpKgjvsT …

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Merkel’s party streaks ahead in state election

Berlin, Germany | XINHUA | German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) led its rivals in the election in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt on Sunday, a big boost of morale for the conservatives in the September federal election. The CDU garnered 36 percent of the votes, up by …

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Germany’s electrical industry expects growth in 2021

  Berlin, Germany | XINHUA |  After a seven percent drop in production last year, Germany’s electrical industry is expecting production to increase by five percent in 2021, the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (ZVEI) said on Thursday. “This would make up for around two-thirds of last year’s losses,” …

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