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US Spying Fears Leads German Gov't To End Verizon Contract
2014-06-27 09:04:43

This week the German government cancelled a contract with US-based telecom firm Verizon Communications Inc. This is part of a German effort to overhaul its internal communications, which was reportedly prompted by the public revelation that the NSA was conducting such a wide-reaching surveillance program.

German Government Does Not Deny Spying On Computer Users
2011-10-10 10:36:45

The German government is spying on computer users in its country with a trojan horse program without their consent, a German hacker group claims.

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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.

2011-04-05 15:12:00

Homecare Funding Increases, Changes to Pensions Also Negotiated NEW YORK, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Claims Conference has negotiated with the German government for historic successive increases in funding for homecare for Holocaust victims and for significant changes in its pension programs, announced Chairman Julius Berman. The Claims Conference obtained a multi-year commitment for homecare funding for survivors around the world.

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2010-12-27 14:46:08

The German government said Monday that it detected a sharp rise in cyber attacks in 2010, which has sparked it to set up a center to deal with the danger next year.

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2010-09-20 09:15:00

As officials from the German government met on Monday to discuss privacy issues centering around Google's Street View service, weekly news magazine Der Spiegel reported that "several hundred thousand people" have told the California-based technology corporation that they do not want their homes and businesses featured on the mapping service.

2009-05-29 08:07:58

Italian automaker Fiat withdrew from talks with the German government on the fate of Opel Friday, saying the plan posed extreme risks. The last round of requests which would require Fiat, among other things, to fund Opel on an emergency basis while the German government determines the exact timing and conditions of the interim financing, would expose Fiat to unnecessary and unwarranted risks, Fiat Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne said in a statement. Marchionne said a request to...

2006-07-21 06:43:56

By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany rejects parts of a letter from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Chancellor Angela Merkel which called into question Israel's right to exist, a government spokesman said on Friday.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.