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Rheinmetall, MBDA start work oon ship-mounted laser for German navy

Rheinmetall, MBDA start work oon ship-mounted laser for German navy

Business
Aug. 12 (UPI) -- German defense contractors Rheinmetall and MBDA Deutschland will build a high-energy laser for installation aboard a German navy ship. While performance specifications or timetables have not yet been developed by the government Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, the announcement last week is the first time the German military has entered the arena of laser weapon development. Plans call for the two companies to construct, integrate and test a laser demonstrator aboard a K-130-class corvette. Also called the Braunschweig class of small warships, it is Germany's newest class of ocean-going corvettes, with five ships entering service to replace the German navy's Gepard-class fast attack craft. "We're going to be cooperating very closely to put the military potential o...

German minister: nuclear disarmament treaty in crisis

World
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says a treaty on disarmament and nuclear nonproliferation is in crisis. Maas, who is attending a one-day meeting on the subject Tuesday in Stockholm, after a trip to Iran for talks on the country's nuclear program, says it is important that so many nations are coming together to work on strengthening and preserving the nuclear nonproliferation treaty. "The treaty is in an acute crisis," he said in a statement. "The nations with atomic weapons need to shoulder their responsibilities for disarmament better and at the same time we need to prevent further countries from obtaining nuclear weapons." Sweden wants to discuss how governments can work together to create political pressure for disarmament and engagement ahead of next year's conference on the treaty...

German government expands electric car incentive program

Technology
The German government is extending a system of incentives to buy electric cars by 18 months until the end of 2020. The program launched three years ago was supposed to expire at the end of June, but demand for electric cars has remained disappointing. It is backed by a 1.2 billion-euro ($ 1.3 billion) fund, half financed by the federal government and half by the auto industry. Announcing the extension on Friday, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said that "we need continuity in support" for electric cars. The incentives will continue at their current level: buyers of purely electric cars will continue to get 4,000 euros and people buying plug-in hybrids will get 3,000 euros. Altmaier said applications for the incentives have been rising "but more slowly than we had hoped."Let's block ads! ...
Jack Whitehall ‘spotted on date’ with STUNNING German lingerie model Melinda London, 20

Jack Whitehall ‘spotted on date’ with STUNNING German lingerie model Melinda London, 20

Entertainment
Its been a few years since the Travels With My Father star split with long-term girlfriend Gemma Chan. Jack Whitehall has been on the market since 2017, despite being linked to a string of A-list beauties in the meantime. Now it seems the 30-year-old is back on the dating scene - and he may have found what he's looking for in a gorgeous German Insta-babe.The comic was apparently spotted having dinner with 20-year-old model Melinda London on Wednesday evening.  Related Articles According to The Sun, the two singletons were keeping each other company at a private member’s club. Named White City House, the social club is an exclusive dining spot and hotel for the VIP crowds in west London. Though the romance hasn’t been confirmed,
German arrests as police attack dark web drugs market

German arrests as police attack dark web drugs market

Technology
Police in western Germany have arrested three men suspected of running the world's second-largest dark net market place for illegal drugs, stolen data and malicious software.The FBI took part in the investigation and arrested two alleged drug-dealers in Los Angeles, the German DPA news agency reported. The site - now taken down - was named "Wall Street Market".Cash and crypto-currencies were seized.The dark net is an internet area beyond the reach of mainstream search engines.Dutch police and the EU police agency Europol were also involved in smashing the network. In a tweet, Dutch police say they launched the operation.The German police arrested a 31-year-old in Bad Vilbel, a man aged 22 in Kleve and a man aged 29 in Esslingen.P...