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German business leaders warn against pulling out of China

Nov. 10, 2022 03:05 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A group of top German business executives is warning against withdrawing from China, while acknowledging that it's right for Germany to redefine its relationship with Beijing. The intervention by eight chief executives in an article Thursday for the daily Frankfurter...

Germany blocks Chinese-owned firm's chip factory deal

Nov. 09, 2022 12:45 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Wednesday blocked the sale of a chip factory to a Swedish subsidiary of a Chinese company, a decision that comes as Berlin grapples with its future approach to Beijing. The move by the Cabinet follows a recent compromise over a Chinese...

South Korea striker Son is Messi and Ronaldo rolled into one

Nov. 09, 2022 08:08 AM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — When Son Heung-min went down clutching his face in a recent Champions League match, the pain was not confined to the Tottenham striker's fractured eye socket. The shockwaves were felt all the way back in his homeland of South Korea, where the nation...

Germany may block sale of chip factory to Chinese-owned firm

Nov. 08, 2022 07:01 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German government may decide this week to block the sale of a chip factory to a Swedish subsidiary of a Chinese company, following a recent compromise over a Chinese shipping firm's investment in a German container terminal. German company Elmos said late Monday...

Germany finds compromise over Chinese Hamburg terminal deal

Oct. 26, 2022 08:47 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's government agreed on a compromise Wednesday that will allow a Chinese shipping group to take a reduced stake in the operator of a container terminal at the Hamburg port following concerns the deal might pose a national security risk. German Chancellor Olaf...

Germany hails 1st delivery of 'green' hydrogen from UAE

Oct. 21, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany took formal delivery Friday of its first, modest, batch of hydrogen from the United Arab Emirates, a "green" fuel it hopes will help replace coal and gas used by energy-intensive industries in future. Germany is scrambling to substitutenatural gas imports from...

Allies blast Scholz over Chinese investment in German port

Oct. 20, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Lawmakers from two of Germany’s governing parties on Thursday slammed plans for Chinese shipping group COSCO to take a major stake in the operator of the country’s biggest container terminal, warning that they pose a national security risk. Public broadcaster NDR...

Federal prosecutors take over German rail sabotage probe

Oct. 13, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German federal prosecutors say they are taking charge of the investigation into the suspected sabotage of a railway communication system that brought trains to a standstill Saturday across northwestern Germany. The federal prosecutors office said Thursday it is taking...

Germany eyes possible political motive in railway sabotage

Oct. 10, 2022 08:13 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police said Monday they're examining the possibility of a political motive in the suspected sabotage of a railway communication system over the weekend that brought trains to a standstill across the northwest of the country. Officials say cables were severed...