Finland dominates Britain; Germany tops Italy at hockey worlds

TAMPERE, Finland — Finland got back to winning ways at the world ice hockey championship when it beat Britain 6-0, while Germany beat Italy 9-4 in the highest-scoring game of the tournament on Friday. Montreal Canadiens forward Joel Armia was among six different players to score for host Finland, while Jussi Olkinuora faced 10 shots … Read more

Ex-German Chancellor Could Be Sanctioned Over Rosneft Ties

European Parliament is threatening sanctions against Gerhard Schröder unless the former German chancellor, who serves as chairman of the supervisory board of Russian state oil giant Rosneft, resigns from posts in Russian companies, according to EURACTIVciting a draft motion that has not been made public. In a motion said to be supported by a wide … Read more

Passengers on German train overpower knife attacker

BERLIN (AP) — An off-duty police officer and two other passengers on a regional train in Germany overpowered an Iraq-born man who wounded five people including the officer with a knife on Friday, authorities said. A top law enforcement official said the 31-year-old attacker had been investigated for possible Islamic extremism while living in a … Read more

Astronomers see a nova explosion on a white dwarf for the first time

Astronomers in Germany have spotted a fiery ‘nova explosion’ from a white dwarf for the very first time. Researchers observed the event, thanks to data from the joint German-Russian eROSITA X-ray telescope, which is stationed in space about 900,000 miles away. The X-ray flash – dubbed YZ Reticuli – completely overexposed the center of eROSITA’s … Read more

South Africa launches world’s biggest hydrogen-fueled truck | Energy News

A number of countries have pledged $8.5bn and technical assistance to help South Africa become a low-carbon economy. Mining giant Anglo American has unveiled the world’s largest hydrogen-powered truck, a monster weighing 220 tonnes, at a platinum mine in northern South Africa. Billed as the first of a fleet that will replace the firm’s diesel-powered … Read more

Germany Drops Opposition To Russian Oil Embargo

Oil prices have risen for a fourth consecutive day with concerns over Russian supply disruptions trumping reduced demand expectations in China. Brent Crude climbed 1.7 percent to $109.40 per barrel, while WTI Crude moved up 1.03 percent to $106.50 per barrel. Both contracts are set to finish up on the week, and post their fifth … Read more

Opinion: Quickly cutting Russian gas imports to Europe could backfire

Protesters gather outside the Federal Ministry for Economy and Climate Action in Berlin, Germany, to demand an immediate end to German imports of Russian gas and oil, on April 21.Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin is, so far, winning the natural-gas war with Europe, or at least not losing it. There is little reason … Read more

Opinion: Angela Merkel deserves as much blame – or more – as her predecessor for making Germany dependent on Russian energy

Then-German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a press conference after her meeting with Belgium’s Prime Minister Alexander De Croo at Egmont Palace in Brussels on Oct. 15, 2021.JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images Germany has condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It has increased its defense budget and sent weapons to the Ukrainian military. It has launched a barrage of … Read more

Ichthyosaurs had BLUBBER just like whales, study finds

Ichthyosaurs had BLUBBER just like whales! Ancient marine reptile that roamed Germany 150 million years ago was stunningly preserved thanks to its thick layer of fat, study finds Scientists studied remains of an ichthyosaur discovered in Southern Germany The specimen includes the complete internal skeleton, and soft tissues The team believes these were preserved thanks … Read more