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Planned Tesla Gigafactory in Germany drives wedge between locals When US carmaker Tesla announced its plan to build a Gigafactory just outside of Berlin, euphoria spread among both German policymakers and locals. But as Hardy Graupner reports, the skeptics are getting into gear. Posted: January 20, 2020 6:30 am by DW.com
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Davos braces for Trump-Greta showdown as climate change tops agenda It’s the first time the two are attending the same event since the teenager famously stared down Trump at the UN last year. The annual jamboree is taking place against the backdrop of Australia’s worst ever bushfires. Posted: January 20, 2020 6:27 am by DW.com
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Women work for free while billionaires accumulate wealth From birth to death, no matter where we are, someone hopefully takes care for us. Likely, it is a woman who is not being paid for it. This unpaid care work amounts to 11 trillion US dollars, Oxfam has calculated. Posted: January 19, 2020 11:01 pm by...
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UK will not align with EU rules after Brexit, says finance minister Finance minister Sajid Javid urged firms to "adjust" to the reality of Brexit. British firms have warned about "huge" costs and disruption should the UK not reach a trade deal by the end of this year’s transition phase. Posted: January 18, 2020 1:42...
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Germany's Seehofer warns of 5G delays if Huawei is excluded Germany’s interior minister says he opposes excluding Huawei from building the 5G network, despite criticism from Washington. Leaving out the Chinese firm could delay a new network by up to 10 years, he said. Posted: January 18, 2020 9:02 am by DW.com
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Can Diplomacy Stop the War in Libya? In the conflict over Libya, a North African country of considerable strategic importance for Europe, three countries have been setting the agenda with their military: Russia, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey. Does diplomacy still have a chance? Posted: January 17, 2020 5:03 pm by SPIEGEL Online
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Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio: "Europe Stands To Lose the Most" The conflict in Libya has spiralled into a proxy war, with Europe right at the center. Italian Foreign Minister Di Maio is pushing for a political solution. Posted: January 17, 2020 4:08 pm by SPIEGEL Online
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Lake Chad: A War Fueled By Global Warming The region between Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon is dominated by violence, poverty and hunger and it is home to one of the most complex humanitarian crises in the world. Now, climate change is intensifying the problem. Posted: January 16, 2020 2:24 pm by SPIEGEL Online
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Germany's Greens Hit Adulthood Once self-identified as the “anti-party party,” Germany’s Greens now have aspirations of moving into the Chancellery before long. At age 40, their story is one of astonishing success — and change. Posted: January 16, 2020 1:31 pm by SPIEGEL Online
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Can New Organ Donor Law Save Lives? German lawmakers are considering making the country’s organ donor program opt-out rather than opt-in. Their decision could save many lives, but it’s deeply controversial. A transplant recipient and a father who had to choose whether to donate his son’s organs share their views on the life and death...
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