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Germany’s Merkel to seek fourth term, says ally

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel intends to stand for a fourth term in next September’s elections, a close political ally said Tuesday. “She will run for the post of chancellor,” Norbert Roettgen, a senior member of Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, told US television channel …

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Siemens snaps up US software firm for $4.5 billion

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  German industrial giant Siemens on Monday said it would buy US software firm Mentor Graphics for $4.5 billion, building out its offer to high-tech manufacturing industries. Oregon-based Mentor employs more than 5,700 people and produces software used to design electronics products, especially integrated circuits. The …

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Huawei takes jab at Samsung with ‘no explosion’ phone

Munich, Germany | AFP | Chinese electronics firm Huawei on Thursday unveiled its latest Mate 9 smartphone in Munich, designed to challenge global market leaders Apple and Samsung with features including a high-quality camera and higher-capacity battery. As Korea’s Samsung struggles with negative publicity following the high-profile recall of its …

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Merkel announces aid package for Niger to stem migrant flow

Niamey, Niger | AFP | German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday announced a 27-million-euro aid package for Niger, her second stop in a three-nation Africa tour aimed at fighting terrorism and stemming the migrant influx to Europe. The German leader said the army of the arid west African country, one …

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Germany’s Merkel in Africa on trip aimed at stemming migrant flows

Bamako, Mali | AFP |  German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday warned against Africa suffering from a “brain drain” as she arrived on a three-day tour of the continent focused on security and stemming the migrant influx to Europe. Merkel also underscored the need to “establish coherent cooperation” in development …

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Germany blocks WhatsApp data transfers to Facebook

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  German data protection authorities on Tuesday said they had blocked Facebook from collecting subscriber data from its subsidiary WhatsApp, citing privacy concerns. Facebook and WhatsApp promised in the wake of the Silicon Valley giant’s 2014 acquisition of the messaging app that they would not share …

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