Tag: Germany

News Analysis: Among European Allies, Americans Offer Competing Visions

MUNICH — Vice President Mike Pence made his case for “America First” in the deeply hostile territory of an annual conference of America’s closest European allies on Saturday. He was not deterred from repeating his demands that Europe withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement, ban Chinese gear from global communications networks and accelerate its increases […]

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Few Are Inspired to Follow America’s Lead on Iran

Nearly 30 years ago, the United States used its diplomatic clout to persuade Israel and its Arab neighbors to meet publicly for the first time, at the 1991 Madrid Peace Conference, which opened the door to greater Arab acceptance of Israel. On Wednesday and Thursday, leaders of Israel and Arab states met publicly again, at […]

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German Growth Stagnates as Trump Trade War Starts to Bite

FRANKFURT — The once seemingly unstoppable German economy had the slowest growth of any eurozone country except Italy at the end of 2018, according to data published on Thursday that brought the impact of President Trump’s trade war into stark relief. Germany’s economy did not grow at all in the year’s final quarter, and it […]

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Apple is forced to use Qualcomm chips in older iPhones after German lawsuit

(Reuters) — Apple said Thursday that it will resume selling older iPhone models in its stores in Germany after they were banned last year, but only with chips from Qualcomm, which is in a global legal battle against the Cupertino company. Apple said it had “no choice” but to stop using some chips from Intel […]

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Apple to Sell iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 with Qualcomm Chip to Circumvent Sales Ban in Germany

Apple today announced that it will start selling modified versions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 in Germany to circumvent the sales ban imposed on it for infringing Qualcomm patents. To circumvent the ban, Apple will only be selling iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 variants in Germany featuring a Qualcomm modem. It will no […]

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Rare Rides: The Mercedes-Benz SEC AMG of 1986

What happens when a tuning company takes an already luxurious coupe and adds more of everything? The answer is this Mercedes-Benz SEC AMG from 1986. The now-legendary W126 sedan debuted in late 1979, a successor to the company’s flagship W116 platform. A year later, the S-Class range expanded to include a hardtop coupe. Unlike its sedan […]

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Trump Officials Gather in Warsaw for an Anti-Iran Meeting

WARSAW — Before top officials from 65 nations began meeting in Warsaw at an American-led conference on Middle East security, an unmistakable voice rang out at a rally outside the city’s main stadium, calling for regime change in Iran: the former mayor Rudy Giuliani. Mr. Giuliani contended he was there representing an Iranian opposition group, […]

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Huawei Was a Czech Favorite. Now? It’s a National Security Threat.

PRAGUE — For more than 1,000 years, the sprawling castle complex perched high above Prague has been the seat of power for Holy Roman emperors, the kings of Bohemia and, now, the Czech president, Milos Zeman. And for the last four years, the Chinese technology giant Huawei has had a contract to fulfill the communication […]

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The Interpreter: When Facebook Spread Hate, One Cop Tried Something Unusual

TRAUNSTEIN, Germany — The rumor began, as so many do these days, on Facebook. A group of Muslim refugees in southern Germany, it was claimed, had dragged an 11-year-old girl to a pedestrian underpass and raped her. When the police denied the claim, it was said that politicians beholden to the European Union had ordered […]

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Clean, On Time and Rat-Free: 9 International Transit Systems With Lessons for New York

What smells like a “nightclub toilet,” evokes the feeling of “an underworld” and resembles a “working museum”? That would be the New York City subway, according to international readers who have experienced it. The subway runs around the clock and carries millions daily across a sprawling network. But when we asked riders of public transit […]

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Is Germany’s Far-Right Getting Less Racist—or More Strategic?

Alexander Gauland is a one-man Godwin’s Law. He has warned of an “invasion of foreigners,” argued a German minister should be “disposed of” in Turkey, and echoed an address Hitler gave in 1933 by writing a column attacking members of the “globalized class,” or “rootless, international clique.” He is also the moderate face of the […]

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Germany Restricts Facebook’s Data Gathering

Germany’s competition authority has ruled that Facebook cannot gather personal data across platforms and websites unless users give permission from each individual site, a decision that could have wide-ranging implications on the company’s ability to target advertising. “In future, Facebook will no longer be allowed to force its users to agree to the practically unrestricted […]

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Germany orders Facebook to restrict data-gathering practices

(Reuters) — Facebook has been ordered to curb its data collection practices in Germany after a ruling that the world’s largest social network abused its market dominance to gather information about users without their knowledge or consent. Facebook said it would appeal the landmark ruling on Thursday by the Federal Cartel Office, the culmination of […]

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Overlooked No More: Mabel Grammer, Whose Brown Baby Plan Found Homes for Hundreds

Since 1851, many remarkable black men and women did not receive obituaries in The New York Times. This month, with Overlooked, we’re adding their stories to our archives. By Alexis Clark They were called “brown babies,” or “mischlingskinder,” a derogatory German term for mixed-race children. And sometimes they were just referred to as mutts. They […]

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Germany seeks guarantee that Huawei won’t hand data to Chinese state

(Reuters) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday Germany needs guarantees that China’s Huawei Technologies will not hand over data to the Chinese state before the telecoms equipment supplier can participate in building its 5G network. Merkel, on a visit to Japan, said that due to security concerns, it was important to speak to […]

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The Putin I Knew; the Putin I Know

President Vladimir Putin of Russia celebrated the New Year by having an American tourist, Paul Whelan, arrested as a spy. Mr. Whelan was in Moscow to attend a wedding. But Mr. Putin needed a hostage as a potential trade for a Russian woman with Kremlin connections — Maria Butina, who had pleaded guilty of conspiring […]

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Germany Dispatch: Speed Limit on the Autobahn? Over My Dead Body, Many Germans Say

BERLIN — It seemed like a no-brainer: Lower Germany’s embarrassingly high carbon emissions at no cost, and save some lives in the process. But when a government-appointed commission in January dared to float the idea of a speed limit on the autobahn, the country’s storied highway network, it almost caused rioting. Irate drivers took to […]

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Teenagers Emerge as a Force in Climate Protests Across Europe

BRUSSELS — Tens of thousand of children skipped school in Belgium on Thursday to join demonstrations for action against climate change, part of a broader environmental protest movement across Europe that has gathered force over the past several weeks. In Germany, France, Sweden, Switzerland and elsewhere, activists have come together on social media to gather […]

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3 European Nations Create Firm to Trade With Iran, but Will Anyone Use It?

BRUSSELS — Furious after President Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal and reimposed punitive banking sanctions last year, European leaders vowed to find a way to enable Tehran to keep doing business with the rest of the world. After months of delay, and after enduring mockery from the Trump administration, three major European […]

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