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German state says Hambach forest will not be touched until 2020

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German utility RWE has given assurances it will not touch a forest it had hoped to clear for lignite mining until late 2020, the premier of North Rhine-Westphalia state said on Wednesday, amid a debate about Germany’s planned exit from coal. FILE PHOTO: People build a barricade in the forest as they Read More

Poland buying $414mn of US rocket artillery to ‘guarantee its security’

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s calls to “strengthen resistance” against Russia has resonated with Poland’s leadership, as the country signed a $414-million deal to purchase an American weapons system. A product of Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems, the M142 HIMARS is capable of launching both rocket artillery and tactical ballistic missiles with an estimated Read More

'Enormous hypocrisy': Hungary blasts US' warnings on the dangers of dealing with Russia or China

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US State Secretary Mike Pompeo’s quest to scare Hungary away from dealing with Russia and China appears to have turned sour, as Budapest said it’s fed up with lectures about its foreign policy. Pompeo is on a five-day massive charm offensive in Eastern Europe seeking to “make up” for the time the US “shunned” the Read More

Panzers on the Rhine: US tanks head for Eastern Europe in hollow show of force

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American tanks are floating down the Rhine once again, en route to Eastern Europe as part of ‘Atlantic Resolve,’ a NATO push to force Russia into submission. Moscow shows no signs of being worried, however. On Tuesday, the German tabloid BILD shared a photo of US tanks sailing past the famous Cologne Cathedral. The M1A1 Read More

German man sues town for discrimination over ‘woman-only’ parking spaces

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A German town’s effort to prevent sexual violence has seen it hauled to court by a man who claims its ‘woman-only’ parking spaces are discriminatory. The road to hell is paved with good intentions, as the old saying goes. Dominik Bayer, 25, from North Rhine-Westphalia, appeared at a hearing at the Administrative Court in Munich, Read More

Yellow Vest demos are sign of Europe-wide anger over financial woes & govt indifference – French PM

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As France still battles with defiant Yellow Vests protests, its prime minister has warned that the violent unrest is an indication of anger felt by “neglected” people all over Europe and called for the EU values to be defended. The “strong anger” that fuels the Yellow Vests demonstrations, which have regularly gripped France since mid-November Read More

Germany's biggest state wants at least $11.5 billion for exiting coal

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DUESSELDORF (Reuters) – North Rhine-Westphalia, one of Germany’s coal-mining states, is demanding at least 10 billion euros ($11.5 billion) in structural support if coal-fired power stations are phased out, its economy minister said. Germany is hammering out plans for how to abandon polluting coal stations in favor of renewables, which accounted for more than 40 Read More

Thousands stranded as security staff strike hits 3 major German airports

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Hundreds of flights have been canceled as security personnel go on a full-day strike in Cologne, Dusseldorf, and Stuttgart airports over a wage dispute. More than 100,000 travelers are expected to be affected by the disruptions. The strike in Stuttgart Airport in southwest Germany began at 3am local time on Thursday. Similar strikes at the Read More