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200 cops removed from duty after scandalous Berlin police party.

More than 200 German police officers were removed from their duties ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg Wednesday after three units were busted for a scandalous night of partying. The officers' wild night in the city, where world leaders will convene for the annual forum next week, included

- VICE News - US

Bombers coach wants early preps for World Championships.

After the end of the continental qualifiers across the globe last weekend, national teams have hardly two months to the World Boxing Championships in Hamburg, Germany which begin August 25

- Daily Monitor - UG

Penalty kings Germany confident against Mexico.

Germany are the kings of the penalty shootout – but the world champions hope to see off Mexico in Thursday's Confederations Cup semifinal without needing dreaded spot kicks.

- The Daily Star - LB

German and Russian foreign ministers trade verbal blows over Assad, chemical weapons.

Germany's Sigmar Gabriel and Russia's Sergey Lavrov have exchanged strong words during a joint press conference in Krasnodar. Gabriel accused the Syrian regime, which Russia backs in the region, of war crimes.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Germany Calls On Ukraine, Russia-Backed Separatists To Extend Cease-Fire.

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel called on Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine to extend a harvest-related cease-fire, saying it could help pave the way for a political solution.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Germany Encounters Surge in Crime by the Far Right.

A list of arrest warrants included 462 right-wing offenders, showing a rise in extremism since the acceptance of nearly a million migrants and refugees in 2015.

- New York Times - US

New computer virus spreads from Ukraine to disrupt world business.

FRANKFURT/WASHINGTON - A computer virus wreaked havoc on firms around the globe on Wednesday as it spread to more than 60 countries, disrupting ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting work at a chocolate factory in Australia.

- Reuters - US

Germany gear up for Mexico's spicy test.

Germany are the kings of the penalty shoot-out -- but the world champions hope to see off Mexico in Thursdays Confederations Cup semifinal without needing dreaded spot kicks.The Germans have won all five penalty shoot-outs they have faced since 1976 at either World Cup finals or European championships.Joachim Loews team ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

U.S. judge allows some VW investor diesel claims to proceed.

WASHINGTON - A federal judge in California on Wednesday allowed some claims to proceed by investors who sued Volkswagen AG over its diesel emissions scandal, but agreed to the German automaker's request to dismiss parts of the lawsuit.

- Reuters - US

Train evacuated in western Poland due to bomb threat.

Polish authorities have stopped a train travelling from Warsaw to Berlin and evacuated its passengers after receiving a bomb threat, according to reports.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Russia assumes Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin will meet at G20 summit: Sergei Lavrov.

Moscow "assumes" that Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet US counterpart Donald Trump during next week's G20 summit in German, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday.

- Zee News - IN

That was some party for Berlin's boys in blue

BERLIN’S police department said yesterday that its officers were “only human” after they were expelled from the security force for next week’s G20 summit after hard-core partying that earned them hero status from the German capital’s clubbing scene. Around 220 officers from Berlin were ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Six detained in EU over suspected ties with ISIS

, June 29 : Six people have been detained in Spain and two other European countries over suspected ties with the ISIS."6 people were detained over cooperation with Daesh: 4 of them in Palma de Mallorca by police, 1 in Germany and 1 in the United Kingdom," Spain's Interior Ministry wrote on its official Twitter account.The ...

- Sify - IN

German audience laughs after Trump Cabinet member's address is cut off

, June 29 : The attendees of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's political party's business conference in Berlin laughed and cheered when U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross's video address was cut off on Tuesday after Ross went over his time limit.Ross's video feed at the Christian Democratic Union conference was faded out ...

- Sify - IN

Germany could vote on same-sex marriage as early as Friday

The German parliament is on track to vote on approving same-sex marriage as early as the end of the week, despite opposition from senior members of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats , the dominant force in the ruling grand coalition.

- Stuff - NZ

U.S. judge allows some VW investor diesel claims to proceed | Reuters

By David Shepardson | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON A federal judge in California on Wednesday allowed some claims to proceed by investors who sued Volkswagen AG over its diesel emissions scandal, but agreed to the German automaker's request to dismiss parts of the lawsuit.U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said in an 18-page order ...

- Firstpost - IN

Is Bali fugitive Shaun Davidson hiding among the international fugitives of Pattaya?

He's led the police and the media on a Facebook wild goose chase, "checking in" everywhere from an Amsterdam nightclub to a Dubai chill out lounge and a German massage parlour.But the "Catch me if you Can" antics of Australian Bali...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Court trial of three suspected Islamic State militants begins in Germany's North-Rhine Westphalia

AT A COURT in Dusseldorf in Germany's North-Rhine Westphalia state on 17 June, three suspected Islamic State militants - identified only as Saleh, A., Mahood B., and Hamza C. of an unspecified nationality - began a trial after allegedly having constructed plans to conduct a suicide attack targeting

- Jane’s - US

The Renewed French-German Partnership

All eyes are on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron to show the way to a rejuvenated Europe.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

G20 stage set for climate change battle

The environment is expected to get unprecedented attention at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg next week - as the resolve of 19 countries is put to the test following Trump's rejection of the Paris Agreement.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

US and German defense chiefs meet, reconfirm ties

US Secretary of Defense Mattis and German Defense Minister von der Leyen reaffirmed the importance of their countries' diplomatic ties. Their meeting in Germany came more than a week before the G20 summit in Hamburg.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Germany's top court allows G20 protesters to set up tent camp

Protesters at the upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg will be able to camp in the city. The decision by the Federal Constitutional Court is seen as a compromise between the city's stance and Germany's right to free assembly.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Opinion: Spying made easy

Germany's foreign intelligence service was hardly innocent in the NSA spying scandal. The consequences drawn from that fact are dubious and no guarantee for more security in fighting terrorism, says Marcel Fürstenau.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Here's why Vettel is back in hot water for crashing into Hamilton

Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel is facing further punishment for ramming Britain’s Lewis Hamilton at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after Formula One chiefs launched an investigation. Governing body the FIA said it would “examine the causes” of Vettel’s collision with Hamilton in Baku on Sunday ...

- City AM - UK

Berlin police say 'we're only human' after raucous party

Berlin's police department said Wednesday that its officers were only human after they were expelled from the security force for next week's G-20 summit after hardcore partying that earned them hero status from the German capital's clubbing scene.

- The Daily Star - LB

Same-sex marriage divides Merkel's coalition

Germany is set to legalize same-sex marriage Friday after a heated spat sealed an election-year divorce between Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and her center-left governing partners.

- The Daily Star - LB

Berlin warns lawmakers of possible Turkish spying

German federal police have warned parliamentarians they may have been spied on by Turkish intelligence and may also face potential security risks from Turkish nationalists, Die Welt newspaper reported Wednesday.

- The Daily Star - LB

German police officers expelled after public sex, group urination ahead of G20 summit

More than 200 police officers in Germany have been sent home for bad behaviour, after throwing a wild party that included a couple having sex in public, men urinating in the open, and an officer performing a striptease and dancing...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The sideways moving magical elevators from 'Harry Potter' could soon become a reality

It's been 160 years since the first cable elevator was invented and it has come to define how we build any high-rise building. A German company is looking to change that with their multi-directional elevator system that uses magnetic levitation and linear motors to allow sideways movement and greater speed.

- Mashable! - US

An ancient 'skull cult' might've carved up bones to shame their enemies

An ancient "skull cult" might've existed thousands of years ago in present-day Turkey. Three deeply carved skulls found at the Göbekli Tepe archaeological site suggest that humans disfigured the bones as part of a ritual, perhaps to venerate the dead or absorb the powers of fallen enemies, a team of German anthropologists ...

- Mashable! - US

German army receiving more Future Soldier System equipment

Germany has ordered equipment to bring its soldiers into the network-enabled warfare loop.

- UPI - US

Monsanto profit tops expectations as soybean sales surge

- U.S. seeds and agrochemicals company Monsanto Co , which is in the process of being bought by Germany's Bayer AG , reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday as record soybean plantings lifted seed sales.

- Reuters - US

Trump's pledge to keep the world from laughing at us hits another setback

Trump's commerce secretary got his mic cut at a German conference to laughter and applause.

- Washington Post - US

Muslim girls in Poland to study Holocaust turned away from Lublin synagogue

WARSAW, Poland , A group of Muslim girls from Germany said they were prevented from entering a synagogue in Lublin while on a visit to Poland to study the Holocaust. The girls claim they were refused entrance to the synagogue at the Chachmei Lublin Yeshiva last week because they were wearing traditional Muslim headgear....

- JTA - US

Massive human chain protests ageing Belgian nuclear reactors

50,000 people from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands formed a cross-border 90 km-long human chain on Sunday to protest against the controversial Tihange nuclear power plant. Micro-cracks were recently discovered in one of the facility's reactors.

- EurActive - UK

Battling to save campaign, Schulz hits out at 'arrogant' Merkel

Social Democrat chief Martin Schulz lashed out yesterday at Chancellor Angela Merkel, accusing her of "arrogance" as he sought to reverse his party's plunging popularity three months before general elections.

- EurActive - UK

The Brief: Radioactive Ga Ga

Brexit means leaving the EU's nuclear treaty. But as massive protests in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands showed yesterday, the UK is playing with an emotional and high-risk issue it may not truly understand.

- EurActive - UK

German industry warns 'both sides underestimating' Brexit talks

Both sides negotiating the UK's withdrawal from the EU are underestimating the serious long-term effects, a senior figure from German industry has warned at a special event on Brexit held by EURACTIV.com.

- EurActive - UK

Germany brands Arab states' Qatar demands 'very provocative'

A list of 13 demands submitted by four Arab states to Qatar as a condition to lift their boycott on the Gulf country is "very provocative" because some items challenge Doha's sovereignty, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday .

- EurActive - UK

SDG advocate: 'Development projects cannot be designed in Brussels'

Development is not a one-way street, rather it is a dialogue, according to SDG advocate Dr Alaa Murabit. She told EURACTIV Germany that she supports the EU's Consensus on Development but warned against making investment conditional.

- EurActive - UK

German government backs restarting TTIP talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday she wanted to resume talks between the European Union and the United States on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership .

- EurActive - UK

Merkel drops opposition to same-sex marriage

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has dropped her opposition to same-sex marriage, giving gay and lesbian groups reason to cheer, while depriving opposition parties of a key campaign issue three months before elections.

- EurActive - UK

Facebook hosts Brussels summit to help EU's digital businesses grow

Whether you're a furniture maker from Berlin, a traditional Aran sweater manufacturer in Ireland or a Polish wedding stationery designer, there's no reason why national borders should hold your business back, writes Facebook's Ciaran Quilty.

- EurActive - UK

US Hungary Business Council Brings Second Annual Mission To Budapest

The US Hungary Business Council brought its second annual business mission to Budapest on Tuesday. Hungary aims to strengthen its economic ties with the United States, state secretary for economic diplomacy Levente Magyar said after meeting with the USHBC mission. USHBC chairman Eric Stewart noted that the US is the ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Russia says Putin and Trump should probably talk at G20

KRASNODAR, Russia - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday it would "probably not be right" if Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump did not talk at next month's G20 summit in Germany.

- Reuters - US

New computer virus spreads from Ukraine to disrupt world business

FRANKFURT/MOSCOW/KIEV - A new cyber virus spread from Ukraine to wreak havoc around the globe on Wednesday, crippling thousands of computers, disrupting ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting production at a chocolate factory in Australia.

- Reuters - US

Hints of extra dimensions in gravitational waves?

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam found that hidden dimensions – as predicted by string theory – could influence gravitational waves. In a recently published paper they study the consequences of extra dimensions on these ripples in space-time, and predict whether their ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Germany coach wants clarity on Russia football doping claims

Germany football coach Joachim Loew wants more clarity from sports leaders following speculation that doping of Russia's 2014 World Cup squad was covered up.

- The Daily Star - LB

RFE/RL: Lavrov assumes Putin, Trump will meet during G20 summit

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says he assumes Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will on the sidelines of the July 7-8 Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. The post RFE/RL: Lavrov assumes Putin, Trump will meet during G20 summit appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Reuters: German Foreign Minister urges lasting ceasefire in eastern Ukraine

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on June 28 called for Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine to extend a harvest-related ceasefire, saying it could help pave the way for a political solution. The post Reuters: German Foreign Minister urges lasting ceasefire in eastern Ukraine appeared first on ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

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