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Bayern Munich players to return to training in ‘small groups’ on Monday for first time since Bundesliga was suspended, German champions confirm

Bayern Munich players to return to training in ‘small groups’ on Monday for first time since Bundesliga was suspended, German champions confirm

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Bayern Munich players are set to return to training for the first time since the Bundesliga was suspended on March 13. The German top flight recommended clubs should not train until Sunday, April 5 and the division pace-setters will welcome back players in small groups from Monday. Bayern Munich players will return to training on Monday A club statement read: “The FC Bayern Munich first team will return to training in small groups from Monday, 6 April. “This will be done in coordination with government policy and the relevant authorities. It goes without saying that all hygiene regulations will be strictly observed. “Training will take place with no members of the public present. Giving COVID-19 the red card The quicker we w
German court halts site preparation for Tesla factory

German court halts site preparation for Tesla factory

Technology
A German court has temporarily halted the site preparation for Tesla Inc.'s first electric car factory in EuropeByThe Associated PressFebruary 16, 2020, 9:28 PM2 min read A German court has temporarily halted the site preparation for Tesla Inc.'s first electric car factory in Europe. The Higher Administrative Court for Berlin-Brandenburg ordered Tesla to stop clearing trees on the wooded site near Berlin until it considers an environmental group's appeal. In a statement Sunday, the court said it had to issue the injunction because otherwise Tesla might have completed the work over the next three days. A lower court in Germany ruled last week that Tesla could clear the trees for its factory. But the environmental group Green League Brandenburg appealed, citing the potential for the factory ...
Greta Thunberg, German railway company in tweetstorm

Greta Thunberg, German railway company in tweetstorm

Technology
Climate activist Greta Thunberg and Germany's national railway company created a tweetstorm after she posted a photo of herself sitting on the floor of a train surrounded by lots of bagsBy KIRSTEN GRIESHABER Associated PressDecember 15, 2019, 4:08 PM3 min readBERLIN -- Climate activist Greta Thunberg and Germany's national railway company created a tweetstorm Sunday after she posted a photo of herself sitting on the floor of a train surrounded by lots of bags. The image has drawn plenty of comment online about the performance of German railways. Thunberg posted the tweet late Saturday with the comment “traveling on overcrowded trains through Germany. And I’m finally on my way home!” But German railway company Deutsche Bahn suggested that Thunberg may not have spent the whole time sitting
German farmers protest government restrictions on fertilizers, pesticides

German farmers protest government restrictions on fertilizers, pesticides

World
Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Thousands of farmers in Germany parked their tractors outside Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on Tuesday in protest of government restrictions on fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides. About 10,000 farmers drove 5,000 tractors causing traffic jams in downtown berlin as large convoys of tractors moved through the city toward the location of the protest. German Agriculture Minister Julia Klockner and Environment Minister Svenja Schulze presented an agricultural package in September requiring farmers to reduce their use of fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides to curb the rate of insect deaths and reduce nitrate content in groundwater. The farmers stated that the limits are too restrictive and make it difficult for the country's agriculture industry to compete against impor...
German airline Lufthansa grounds 1,300 flights amid flight attendant strike

German airline Lufthansa grounds 1,300 flights amid flight attendant strike

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Nov. 7 (UPI) -- German airline Lufthansa grounded 1,300 flights on Thursday as thousands of flight attendants launched a strike. The strike over pay, pensions and working conditions is expected to last through Friday evening and affects about 180,000 passengers, NPR reported. The flight attendants' union, UFO, agreed to preliminary talks over the weekend but was not expected to end the strike early. UFO issued a statement accusing the airline of not working with them earlier to avoid the need for a strike. "Instead of averting the strike, plans were changed on a massive scale and additional standby services were acquired for the day of the strike," the union said. Lufthansa condemned the strike in a statement before it took effect and offered affected customers the opportunity to rebook ...