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2011-05-16 05:45:00

The Welt am Sonntag newspaper said on Sunday that the German government is prepared to pay $1.4 billion in subsidies over the next two years to help its industry develop electric cars. Chancellor Angela Merkel asked Germany to become the market leader in the new technology with a view to "having a million electric cars on our roads by 2020." According to Welt am Sonntag, the cabinet will discuss financial support for the industry as early as Wednesday. The paper said the government is...

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2011-03-15 11:34:21

On Tuesday, Germany announced the temporary shutdown of seven of its oldest nuclear reactors pending a safety review. "We are launching a safety review of all nuclear reactors ... with all reactors in operation since the end of 1980 set to be idled for the period of the (three-month) moratorium," Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a statement. Germany said 10 years ago that it would be nuclear-free by 2020, which has since been postponed until the mid-2030s by Merkel's government. Japan's...

2011-03-01 12:47:00

ISTANBUL, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CeBIT, the Information and Technology fair, in which Turkey is participating as a Partner Country in 2011, has commenced with Turkcell sponsorship. The special section in the fair where Turkey is being represented with events and stands has been opened with a ceremony and participation of Turkcell's CEO Mr. Sureyya Ciliv and the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel. Mr. Sureyya Ciliv presented a golden SIM card, which symbolically is the...

2011-02-17 11:28:00

WASHINGTON and BERLIN, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama and Chancellor Merkel, "I don't want to die now!" is the urgent plea to two world-leaders from a child who will die without immediate medical intervention and protection. Ariana-Leilani King-Pfeiffer, a seven year old American and German citizen (with only a German passport) looks like any child. Yet she is very ill with a life-threatening very rare blood disorder called Severe Chronic Neutropenia. She is one of...

2010-05-17 08:47:00

BERLIN, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation will celebrate this week the 30th anniversary of their pioneering exchange program at a gala event in Berlin. It is the longest running cooperative project between a German political foundation and an American Jewish organization. "Vital to reconciliation and understanding between American Jewish leaders and their German counterparts has been our partnership with the Adenauer Foundation," said AJC Executive...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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