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China condemns Germany’s Hong Kong extradition suspension

China condemns Germany’s Hong Kong extradition suspension

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China has condemned Germany’s decision to suspend its extradition agreement with Hong Kong and accused Berlin of a “serious breach of international law.”ByThe Associated PressAugust 1, 2020, 8:49 AM2 min readBERLIN -- China has condemned Germany's decision to suspend its extradition agreement with Hong Kong, accusing Berlin of a “serious breach of international law.” Germany's foreign minister announced the suspension Friday following the disqualification of 12 pro-democracy candidates from legislative elections and a subsequent decision to postpone the elections. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam cited a worsening coronavirus outbreak in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory in postponing the vote. The Chinese Embassy in Berlin expressed “strong indignation and firm opposition to the wrong rem
Germany’s R number rockets again – up to 2.88

Germany’s R number rockets again – up to 2.88

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Germany's coronavirus R number has leapt again - from 1.79 on Saturday to 2.88 on Sunday, official figures show.The Robert Koch Institute for public health (RKI), which has been publishing the country's COVID-19 statistics, said the new number is based on a four-day average. On Friday it was 1.06. The R number refers to the reproductive rate of the disease. A figure of 2.88 means that for every 100 people who contract coronavirus, another 288 are likely to become infected too. Image: Trolleys being cleaned at Frankfurt airport In order to contain the illness, a figure of less than one is required.Thus the new level means it is likely to increase among the population. ...
Germany’s Merkel vows to carry on despite coalition setback

Germany’s Merkel vows to carry on despite coalition setback

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her coalition government will continue despite the surprise resignation of the leader of its junior partner, the Social Democratic Party (SPD).Mrs Merkel said she respected the "far-reaching" decision by Andrea Nahles. Ms Nahles resigned after her centre-left party came third, behind Mrs Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Greens, in the European elections.She had been criticised by the SPD's left for remaining in the coalition.Ms Nahles became SPD leader in April 2018, replacing Martin Schulz who also resigned following the party's poor performance in elections. She was expected to run for the position again and her resignation took analysts by surprise.The coalition between the CDU an...
Rheinmetall to supply Germany’s Bundeswehr with artillery shells worth $122.8M

Rheinmetall to supply Germany’s Bundeswehr with artillery shells worth $122.8M

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April 8 (UPI) -- Rheinmetall was awarded a $ 122.8 million contract to supply Germany's Bundeswehr with artillery shells for five years. The contract will include 32,000 rounds of ammunition with an option of 11,000 more worth $ 41.7 million, the German-based company announced Monday. Delivery is scheduled to begin later this year. Rheinmetall Waffe Munition will manufacture the 155mm DM-121 artillery ammunition in Unterlub. The company previously delivered 30,000 shells in 2009. The ammunition can attain a range of up to 18.6 miles when fired from the PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzer and land 85 percent of the time within an area the size of a soccer field. The explosive round also can be used in training operations and field exercises. "The insensitive explosive not only produces a dev...