German government

German government, industry back North Sea spaceport plan

Sep. 6, 2021Updated: Sep. 6, 2021 8:15 a.m.BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Monday it supports plans for a North Sea spaceport that would be used to launch small satellites into space from Europe. Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said the government would act as an “anchor customer” for the floating launch site off the German…

German Retail

German retail sales slump signals weak start to third quarter By Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) – German retail sales fell by far more than expected in July after two months of sharp increases, data showed on Wednesday, in a first sign that a consumer-driven recovery in Europe’s largest economy might be losing steam in the third quarter.The Federal Statistics Office said retail sales dropped 5.1% on the month…

German Military

German military reports deadly firefight involving U.S. forces at Kabul Airport

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Chemists German

German chemists identified over 7,700 different chemical formulas in beers

Raise a glass — Team combined two mass spectrometry techniques to analyze samples in 10 minutes. Jennifer Ouellette – Aug 17, 2021 10:30 pm UTC Enlarge / German chemists combined two complementary mass spectrometry techniques to analyze 467 different commercial beers from around the world.People have been brewing beer for millennia, and the basic chemistry…

German shelter

German animal shelter is posting profiles of adoptable pets on Tinder

The Munich Animal Welfare Association has taken a unique approach to matching its resident adoptable pets with their new forever homes: putting their profiles on popular dating app, Tinder. The shelter hired a local advertising agency to snap professional headshots for 15 cats and dogs, then posted them with astonishing results. “The response is insane,”…

BioNTech German

BioNTech alone could lift German economy by 0.5% this year

BERLIN (Reuters) -The development and domestic production of a groundbreaking COVID-19 vaccine by German start-up BioNTech could boost economic growth in Europe’s largest economy by up to 0.5 percentage points this year, an economist said on Tuesday.FILE PHOTO: General view shows the laboratories of BioNTech at their COVID-19 vaccine production facility as the spread of…

German woman

German woman indicted over her time with IS in Syria

BERLIN (AP) — A German woman who traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State group and whose husband bought a Yazidi woman as a slave has been charged with membership in a terror group and being an accessory to a crime against humanity, German prosecutors said Wednesday.The indictment of Leonora M., whose full name…

German residents

Residents Say German Towns Got Little Warning Before Huge Floods

AHRWEILER, Germany (AP) — Like other residents of his town in Germany, Wolfgang Huste knew a flood was coming. What nobody told him, he says, was how bad it would be. The 66-year-old antiquarian bookseller from Ahrweiler said the first serious warning to evacuate or move to higher floors of buildings close to the Ahr…

German Infosys

Infosys to open German operation focused on automotive sector

Infosys is establishing a centre in Germany that will focus on supporting customers in the German automotive sector By Karl Flinders, Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly Published: 21 Jul 2021 17:00 Infosys is partnering German automotive manufacturer Daimler to open an operation focused on innovation and IT infrastructure transformation in the German automotive sector. IT staff…

Electric German

German electric car startup Next E.Go Mobile to build plant in Bulgaria

SOFIA — German electric car start-up Next e.Go Mobile will invest 140 million euros ($166 million) in a car production plant in Bulgaria, the country’s economy minister Kiril Petkov said on Saturday.Next e.Go Mobile plans to start producing electric cars in the northern city of Lovech in two years’ time and to employ about 1,000…