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Germany to support SA’s renewable energy drive

Chancellor Angela Merkel expresses interest in supporting SA with its energy supply needs, with particular focus on renewable energy.

Feb 6, 2019

Noose tightens around Huawei as EU allies dwindle

While so many nations turning on one company is unprecedented in telecoms, Huawei is too big to be sunk by the current onslaught, but is surely hurting, say local analysts.

Jul 10, 2017

Germany says cyber threat greater than expected

The NotPetya attack saw some German firms halt production for over a week, says Germany's federal cyber agency.

Dec 19, 2016

German courts should go after Facebook fake news now - minister

Germany's Justice Minister, Heiko Maas, says local judges and state prosecutors need to crack down straight away on fake news disseminated through social media platforms.

Dec 8, 2016

Facebook threatened with fines over hate speech

A senior German conservative warns Facebook it could face fines if it fails to act faster to tackle online hate speech.

Nov 30, 2016

No details on Deutsche Telekom cyber attack: Merkel

German chancellor Angela Merkel said she had no information on where a cyber attack on Deutsche Telekom, which hit its network, came from.

Nov 24, 2016

Merkel supports efforts against hate speech

German chancellor Angela Merkel endorses efforts to fight the use of hate speech posted on social media platforms.

Feb 26, 2016

Germans talk tough, fete Facebook's Zuckerberg

CEO Mark Zuckerberg is on a charm offensive in Germany, where Facebook has faced criticism over its privacy practices.

Jan 19, 2016

Facebook begins campaign against extremist posts

The "Initiative for Civil Courage Online" sees Facebook pledge €1 million to counter xenophobic posts.

Oct 20, 2015

Germany probes Facebook for hate speech

Law enforcement authorities investigate a complaint against Facebook managers for failing to act against hate speech.

Sep 15, 2015

Germany, Facebook to tackle racist posts

The country's justice minister vows to work with Facebook to thwart racist and hate posts.

Jun 15, 2015

Germany grapples with hacker threats

Malware has been found on the chancellor's Parliamentary office computer.

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