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Half of German companies hit by sabotage, spying in last two years, BSI says

Half of German companies hit by sabotage, spying in last two years, BSI says

Several high-profile attacks have occurred recently, such as the WannaCry ransomware attacks in May and a virus dubbed "NotPetya" that halted production at some companies for more than a week.

No intention to impose Hindi over any other language: Government

All languages are national languages, althought Hindi is the official language, said Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, who is in-charge of the Department of Official Languages in the central government.

US general urges more German spending to ease military transit

US Army Lieutenant General Ben Hodges told Reuters the large-scale Saber Guardian war game conducted this summer with 25,000 troops and forces from 24 countries showed progress in the logistics needed to respond to a major military threat.

Germany reviews arms shipments to Turkey amid row

In the months after the July 2016 coup attempt, Germany already blocked 11 separate arms export shipments to Turkey, including handguns, ammunition or weapons components.

Turkish PM Binali Yilidirm dismisses Berlin criticism, says Turkey as safe as Germany

Turkish PM Binali Yilidirm dismisses Berlin criticism, says Turkey as safe as Germany

Yildirim's comments to reporters after Friday prayers, came after Berlin warned its citizens that traveling and working in Turkey carried security risks.

Turkey minister accuses Berlin of harbouring terrorists, as disagreement heats up

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday accused Germany of harbouring terrorists, comments likely to ratchet up the disagreement between Berlin and Ankara after Turkey jailed some rights activists.

Germany's Angela Merkel backs Foreign Minister's measures against Turkey

Germany's Angela Merkel backs Foreign Minister's measures against Turkey

Earlier, Gabriel cast doubt on Turkey's aspirations to join the EU.

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin did not have a secret G20 meeting: Kremlin

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin did not have a secret G20 meeting: Kremlin

The Kremlin was responding to questions about a previously undisclosed conversation between Trump and Putin that caused alarm among some US politicians unhappy about Trump's handling of US-Russia relations. 

Turkey slams German statements on arrested rights activist

In a statement published on Thursday, Turkey's foreign ministry said they have kept Germany's charge d'affaires in Ankara informed of Peter Steudtner's case, adding 'the independent Turkish judiciary must be trusted.'

Berlin summons Turkish envoy over detention of German human rights activist

Berlin on Wednesday summoned Turkey's ambassador over the detention of a German human rights activist.

Angela Merkel blasts arrest of German activist by Turkey as 'unjustified'

German Chancellor on Tuesday sharply criticised Turkey`s detention of German human rights activist Peter Steudtner.

547 boys were abused at German Catholic choir school: Lawyer

The Regensburger Domspatzen ("Cathedral Sparrows"), a 1,000-year-old cathedral choir in Bavaria, was in 2010 dragged into the massive sexual abuse scandal plaguing the Catholic Church in recent years.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects proposal on refugee limit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has dismissed proposals from its sister party Christian Social Union (CSU) to impose a limit on the number of refugees admitted to the country.

NATO urges Turkey, Germany to settle air base row

NATO urges Turkey, Germany to settle air base row

NATO`s Secretary General has urged the Turkish and German foreign ministers to resolve their differences over visits to Turkish air bases, part of a wider row between the two allies.

Iran urges United States to abide by nuclear deal

Iran has said Washington should be committed to its obligations under the nuclear agreement which endorses the removal of sanctions and barriers of banking transactions.

China fast catching as global economic power, US at top: Survey

China fast catching as global economic power, US at top: Survey

China is fast catching up as a global economic power, while the public perception around the world is that the US still remains at the top, according to a new survey in 38 countries including India.

13 injured in yacht explosion in northern Germany

13 injured in yacht explosion in northern Germany

According to a police spokesman, most of the injured are firemen, as they were called to put out a fire on the yacht in the north German port town of Minden, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting German news agency dpa.

 

China dissident Liu Xiaobo's health worsening, hospital says

Liu, 61, is being treated for worsening liver function, septic shock and organ dysfunction, and remains on dialysis, the hospital in the northeastern city of Shenyang said in a short online statement, its latest update.

Russia causing cyber mayhem, should face retaliation: Ex-UK spy chief

Russia causing cyber mayhem, should face retaliation: Ex-UK spy chief

Russia denies allegations from governments and intelligence services that it is behind a growing number of cyber attacks on commercial and political targets around the world, including the hackings of recent US and French presidential election campaigns.

White House's name gaffe not helping US-China ties: Scholars

The header of the transcript issued on Saturday described Xi as president of the Republic of China, which is the formal name of the government on Taiwan that China refuses to acknowledge.