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BERLIN | Climate fight: Germany sets 2038 deadline to end coal use

BERLIN—Jan 27, 2019—In a pioneering move, a German government-appointed panel has recommended that Germany stop burning coal to generate electricity by 2038 at the latest, as part of efforts to curb climate change. The Coal Commission reached a deal early Saturday following months of wrangling that were closely watched by other coal-dependent countries. “We made … Continue reading BERLIN | Climate fight: Germany sets 2038 deadline to end coal use

LONDON | The Latest: Germany plays down Brexit deal renegotiation

LONDON — Jan 15, 2019—The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Germany’s foreign minister is playing down the possibility that British Prime Minister Theresa May will get a better Brexit deal if the agreement she’s negotiated with Brussels is rejected by Parliament later Tuesday. Heiko Maas was quoted … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Germany plays down Brexit deal renegotiation

LONDON | The Latest: Germany denies report Merkel offered May help

LONDON — Jan 15, 2019—The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 10:55 a.m. The German government is denying a British tabloid report claiming Chancellor Angela Merkel has offered to help U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May get a better Brexit deal. Merkel’s office said The Sun had wrongly reported on the … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Germany denies report Merkel offered May help

BERLIN | German politicians’ data posted online, gov’t probes source

BERLIN—Jan 04, 2019— Personal data and documents on hundreds of German politicians and others have been posted online, and the German government said authorities were examining Friday how the information was obtained. A spokeswoman for Chancellor Angela Merkel, Martina Fietz, said the chancellery was informed of the matter on Thursday evening. She said politicians at … Continue reading BERLIN | German politicians’ data posted online, gov’t probes source

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Germany rescinds approval for Saudi arms sales

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 8:05 a.m. The German government says it has halted previously approved arms exports to Saudi Arabia amid the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Germany said a month ago it wouldn’t approve any new weapons exports to Saudi … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Germany rescinds approval for Saudi arms sales

Mass survey shows Germans are clinging to their cars

BERLIN — Germanys remains a nation of auto lovers, with use of car-sharing services, bikes and public transport on the rise, mainly in large cities. The Transport Ministry released results from a survey of over 150,000 households showing cars accounted for 57 percent of all journeys last year, just 1 percentage point less than in … Continue reading Mass survey shows Germans are clinging to their cars

ISTANBUL | The Latest: Germany calls for clarity in Khashoggi case

ISTANBUL — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local): 6:05 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is demanding further clarity over the death of writer Jamal Khashoggi, after Saudi officials acknowledged Saturday that the … Continue reading ISTANBUL | The Latest: Germany calls for clarity in Khashoggi case