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Modi arrives in Germany

Berlin, April 20 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here from Britain here on Friday on the third and last leg of his three-nation tour of Europe. Modi will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in what will be the first meeting between the two leaders after the latter began her fourth term on March 14 this year. Modi and Merkel are expected to exchange views on a ...

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Berlin WWII bomb sparks mass evacuation

Berlin, April 20 (IANS) A large-scale evacuation is to take place in Berlin on Friday to allow experts to defuse a World War II bomb, police said. The area to be cleared includes Berlin Hauptbahnhof -- the central railway station, an army hospital, the economy and transport ministries and the embassies of Indonesia and Uzbekistan, the BBC quoted the German police as saying. Rail ...

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Eintracht edges Schalke 1-0 to reach second straight German Cup final

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), April 19 (IANS) Eintracht Frankfurt advanced to its second consecutive German Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Schalke 04 and will next take on 18-time champion Bayern Munich for the championship. Finnish goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky was the true man of the match at Veltins Arena here on Wednesday night, making three phenomenal saves that kept the game scoreless an...

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Porsche, Audi headquarters searched in connection to 'dieselgate'

Berlin, April 19 (IANS) German state prosecutors and regional police have searched several premises associated with the car makers Porsche and Audi in the ongoing dieselgate scandal, a spokesperson for the Stuttgart State Prosecution Office confirmed on Wednesday. The spokesperson said that Stuttgart-based Porsche and Ingolstadt-based Audi were being investigated for potentially committi...

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Ex-Catalan leader meets party members in Germany

Berlin, April 18 (IANS) Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont on Wednesday held a working meeting here with members of his separatist party. Puigdemont met the members of his Junts per Catalunya (Together for Catalonia, JxS) party who were able to travel to the German capital to discuss the next steps in the process of nominating a candidate to become president of the Catalonia reg...

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Monthly dose of new antibody may halve migraine attacks

London, April 18 (IANS) In a breakthrough, scientists have found an antibody, a monthly dose of which could halve the number of debilitating attacks of migraine on patients who have exhausted all other treatments. The findings showed that people treated with erenumab were nearly three times more likely to have reduced their migraine days by 50 per cent or more than those treated with pla...

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Bayern enter German Cup final

Berlin, April 18 (IANS) Bayern Munich beat Bayer Leverkusen 6-2 in an away tie, qualifying for the German Cup final thanks to three goals from captain Thomas Mueller, two from Robert Lewandowski and one from Thiago Alcantara. The scoreline came in the second half of Tuesday night's match after a relatively even first half, reports Efe news. Bayern took to the field with five chan...

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Six-fold rise in renewables must to limit temperature rise: Report

Berlin, April 17 (IANS) Increasing the pace of global renewable energy adoption by at least a factor of six -- critical for meeting energy-related emission reduction needs of the Paris Climate Agreement -- can limit global temperature rise to two degrees, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)'s long-term renewable energy outlook said on Tuesday. At the same time, the report f...

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Mainz beat Freiburg 2-0 in Bundesliga bottom clash

Berlin, April 17 (IANS) Pablo De Blasis' brace helped Mainz to move 2-0 past Freiburg in a match of the Bundesliga football championship. Mainz on Monday returned to winning ways and climbed off the relegation play-off spot after grabbing three vital points following a victory over struggling Freiburg, who suffered their fourth straight loss, reports Xinhua news agency. Due to th...

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Ankle injury: Dortmund's Batshuayi may miss rest of season

Berlin, April 17 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund forward Michy Batshuayi may be sidelined for the rest of the Bundesliga season due to an ankle injury, both the German club and the player have announced. Batshuayi, who is on loan at the German side from Chelsea, suffered the injury during the 2-0 Ruhr derby defeat against Schalke 04 on Sunday, leaving the field on crutches, reports EFE news age...

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Bayern's Vidal to undergo knee surgery, miss some matches

Berlin, April 17 (IANS) Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal is due to undergo surgery for a knee injury, preventing him from participating in Bayern Munich's upcoming matches, the Bundesliga club have announced. Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes said Vidal, 30, sustained the right knee injury during the club's training session on Sunday, reports EFE news agency. Arturo has a loose body in his...

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Merkel hits back at opponents of Eurozone reform

Berlin, April 17 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reiterated her support for far-reaching Eurozone reforms on Monday despite growing opposition in her party Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Christian Social Union (CSU). The firm desire to find a shared pathway remains, Merkel's official spokesperson Steffen Seibert told the press, Xinhua news agency reported on Monday. ...

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Merkel discusses Syria situation with Erdogan

Berlin, April 17 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have discussed the situation in Syria and the possible political process there. Steffen Seibert, spokesperson of the German federal government, said at a press conference on Monday that the two leaders agreed on telephone call that the situation was particularly urgent, Xinhua news agency r...

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'No solution in Syria unless Assad steps down'

Berlin, April 17 (IANS) German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should not be part of the solution to Syrian conflict. On Monday, Steffen Seibert, the official spokesperson for Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), also said that a long-term solution to the Syrian conflict was only possible without Assad, Xinhua news agency reported. The hawkish com...

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Dortmund's Batshuayi may miss rest of season due to ankle injury

Berlin, April 16 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund forward Michy Batshuayi may be sidelined for the rest of the Bundesliga season due to an ankle injury, both the German club and the player announced on Monday. Batshuayi, who is on loan to the German side from Chelsea, suffered the injury during the 2-0 Ruhr derby defeat against Schalke 04 on Sunday, leaving the field on crutches, reports Efe.

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Schalke overpower rivals Dortmund 2-0 in Bundesliga

Berlin, April 16 (IANS) Schalke tightened their grip on the second place of the Bundesliga football championship beating local rivals Borussia Dortmund 2-0 on second-half goals from Yevhen Konoplyanka and Naldo. Schalke secured their first Revierderby victory since 2014 as Konoplyanka and Naldo on Sunday inflicted Dortmund their seventh loss of the league season, reports Xinhua news agen...

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Women's Health in India still facing a recognition challenge

According to the OECD Health Statistics 2014: How Does India Compare report, the overall health spending accounted for only four per cent of the GDP in India in 2012, out of which only 33 per cent of health spending was funded by public sources. Further, health accounted for only 4.8 per cent of total government spending in 2012. India ranks extremely high even among other developing countries in...

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Award-winning Italian director Vittorio Taviani dead

Rome, April 16 (IANS) Award-winning Italian director Vittorio Taviani is dead. He was 88. His daughter Giovanna said he died here after prolonged illness, reported variety.com. Vittorio was the older of the prolific Taviani brothers who emerged in the 1970s as the respected filmmaking duo whose works blended neo-realism with more modern storytelling in works such as Padre Padron...

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Volland's hat-trick gives Bayer 4-1 win vs Frankfurt

Leverkusen (Germany), April 15 (IANS) German football side Bayer 04 Leverkusen forward Kevin Volland scored a hat-trick to lead his team to a 4-1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga 30th round. Bayer forward Julian Brandt opened the scoring 20 minutes into the match, but Marco Fabian netted the equaliser for Frankfurt just three minutes later on Saturday, reports Efe. <...

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Modi to meet German Chancellor on way back from Britain

New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will stop over in Germany and meet Chancellor Angela Merkel while on his way back from London, the Ewxternal Affairs Ministry announced on Saturday. At the suggestion of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be making a brief stopover in Berlin on April 20 after completing his visits to Sweden and the Un...

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