German exports rose unexpectedly in October despite ongoing trade conflicts and a slowdown in the global economy. Goods sold abroad went up 1.2 percent to almost 120 billion euros. Cars and machines were among the top-sellers.
A court found the man guilty of illegally exporting technology and chemicals to Russia, jailing him for seven years. The items, which can be used for military purposes, fall under the EU's embargo against Moscow.
The Revolutionary Guard, once led by assassinated General Qassem Soleimani, is a powerful economic force in Iran. With the country's economy flailing as a potential war with the US looms, its influence is likely to grow.
In Washington to smooth out trade differences with the Trump administration, an EU commissioner said the subject of car tariffs did not come up. German carmakers will be happy to see the issue off the negotiating table.
Officials in Germany will soon be able to post fake, computer-generated pornographic images of children when pursuing criminals online. Parliament has approved a raft of new measures, including new "cyber grooming" laws.
© 2020 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version