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Germany’s cyber-security authority warns against using Russian anti-virus software Kaspersky

Germany’s cyber-security authority has warned against using anti-virus software from Russian headquartered company Kaspersky. The Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) issued the statement in light of the conflict in Ukraine. Russian information-technology businesses could be spied on or forced to launch cyber-attacks, it said. The BSI made no allegation of current problems with Kaspersky’s […]

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Russia threatens to close gas pipeline to Germany if West impose oil ban

Russia has said it may close its main gas pipeline to Germany if the West goes ahead with a ban on Russian oil. Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said a “rejection of Russian oil would lead to catastrophic consequences for the global market”, causing prices to more than double to $300 a barrel. The US […]

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BMW to suspend exports, deliveries and stop local production in Russia amid its invasion of Ukraine

German automaker BMW suspended deliveries and stopped production efforts in the luxury maker’s factory in Kaliningrad and won’t approve any more exports for Russia. Only a month ago, BMW said it will continue its partnership with Avtotor, which has been in force since 1999 and will keep making X5s, X6s, X7s, and the 5 Series […]

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Pick pocketer steals wallet of former German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin

A pickpocket stole former German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s wallet while she was shopping for groceries in Berlin last week. Merkel’s wallet was in her handbag which was dangling from her shopping trolley when it was taken, according to reports. Berlin police said the incident was reported at 11:30am on Thursday. Merkel did not call the […]

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Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine: Germany to send weapons directly to Ukraine

Germany’s Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, has announced that Germany will deliver weapons directly to Ukraine. He said Germany would be sending 1,000 anti-tank weapons and 500 Stinger missiles. Berlin has also dropped some restrictions on German-made weapons being sent to conflict zones, meaning that third countries will be able to send more arms to Ukraine. Mr […]

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Former pope asks for forgiveness over child abuse scandal when he was archbishop of Munich

Former Pope Benedict has acknowledged that errors occurred in handling sexual abuse cases when he was archbishop of Munich and asked for forgiveness, as his lawyers argued he was not directly to blame. The Vatican on Tuesday issued a letter by Benedict and a three-page addendum following a report released last month on abuse in […]

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Czech millionaire faces probe in Germany for driving supercar at 417km/h speed

Germany is famous for having no speed limits on stretches of its motorways, but a Czech millionaire appearing to do 417km/h may have been testing the limit of what’s tolerable. Radim Passer is now being investigated for his apparent drive along a motorway in the state of Saxony-Anhalt. The prosecutor’s office in Stendal said it […]

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Joe Biden pledges end to Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany if it invades Ukraine

U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday said that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline would be halted if Russia invades Ukraine and stressed unity with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz as the West rallies to avert a war in Europe. At a White House press conference with the new German leader, Biden, a longtime opponent of […]

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Multiple oil transport and storage companies across Europe hit by cyber-attacks

Multiple oil transport and storage companies across Europe are dealing with cyber-attacks. IT systems have been disrupted at Oiltanking in Germany, SEA-Invest in Belgium and Evos in the Netherlands. In total dozens of terminals with oil storage and transport around the world have been affected, with firms reporting that the attacks occurred over the weekend. […]

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Germany: Two police officers shot dead during routine traffic stop, manhunt launched

Two police officers have been shot dead in western Germany during a routine traffic stop. At 04:20 local time the officers stopped a vehicle in the Kusel district in Rhineland-Palatinate, a state on the French border. A 29-year-old male officer and a 24-year-old female officer were shot dead at the scene. The latter was still […]

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Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany won’t open if Russia invades Ukraine, US says

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline between Russia and Germany will not move forward if Russia invades Ukraine, the US state department has said, in a significant strengthening of the west’s previous position on the strategically vital gas supply. As tension ratcheted up over Russia’s military buildup on its neighbour’s eastern border, state department spokesperson Ned […]

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Gunman dead after injuring several people at lecture hall at university in southwestern Germany

A gunman died after injuring several people in a lecture hall at Heidelberg University in southwestern Germany. Mannheim Police, who sent in what they described as “strong forces” said in a brief statement that the perpetrator was dead, but did not give details of how that happened. They had earlier asked people on Twitter to […]