Gulf Times - Germany
Germany green-lights e-scooters on roads, not pavements

Germany green-lights e-scooters on roads, not pavements

Germany on Friday authorised battery-powered scooters on its streets and cycle paths but banned them from pavements to protect pedestrians as the two-wheeled craze continues to spread across Europe.

Thyssenkrupp abandons Tata merger plans, cuts 6,000 jobs

Thyssenkrupp abandons Tata merger plans, cuts 6,000 jobs

German industrial conglomerate Thyssenkrupp said Friday it was scrapping merger plans with Indian steel giant Tata and would slash 6,000 jobs worldwide in a structural shakeup.

German construction firms vie for world cup related projects

German construction firms vie for world cup related projects

About 20 German companies are participating in Project Qatar 2019, seeking more business opportunities within the framework of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and beyond, German ambassador Hans-Udo Muzel has said.

Berlin grapples with wildfire fears as blaze rages in central Germany

Berlin grapples with wildfire fears as blaze rages in central Germany

An ongoing dry spell has placed the German government and European Union on alert as Germany's weather service warned the conditions could continue through the next week.

Health ministry, HMC sign pact with University Hospital of Heidelberg

Health ministry, HMC sign pact with University Hospital of Heidelberg

The Ministry of public Health and the Hamad Medical Co-operation (HMC) have signed a Memorandum of Co-operation with the University Hospital of Heidelberg, Germany, aimed at sharing knowledge and experiences in health-related areas as well as treating patients.

EU leaders debate how long to delay Brexit

EU leaders debate how long to delay Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May insisted Wednesday she wants Britain to leave the EU as soon as possible even as she prepared to agree a potentially long delay to Brexit at an emergency summit in Brussels.

German tourist, 27, raped and killed on Thai island

German tourist, 27, raped and killed on Thai island

A 27-year-old German woman was raped and killed on an island in Thailand, police said Monday.

Ten suspected militants arrested after raids in western Germany

Ten suspected militants arrested after raids in western Germany

German police have arrested 10 suspected militants on suspicion of terrorism following searches in the western states of North Rhine Westphalia and Baden-Wuerttemberg.

'New start' for Germany's conservative alliance in EU elections

'New start' for Germany's conservative alliance in EU elections

Germany's conservative alliance of Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) said they have set aside their long-standing differences ...

Call for EU veto as Germany eyes Italy's China deal warily

Call for EU veto as Germany eyes Italy's China deal warily

Italy's participation in China's giant ‘Silk Road’ infrastructure project sparked an outcry in Germany on Sunday, including a call for the European Union to block such deals with a veto.

VW slashes thousands more jobs to fund electric transition

VW slashes thousands more jobs to fund electric transition

German car giant Volkswagen said Wednesday it would slash thousands of posts to cope with its transition to electric and autonomous driving the day after reporting rising profits ...

Germany to consult US over Huawei security fears: Merkel

Germany to consult US over Huawei security fears: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday Berlin would consult Washington over using technology made by China's Huawei in future mobile phone networks ...