A five-yearly report has shed light on the fact that Germany is the world's third largest arms exporter only behind the US and Russia.
The research says that Germany has been a cause of the seven percent arms export from 2008 and 2012. Stockholm-based researcher Sipri mentioned that the world is trading more arms than ever before.
The United States of America contributes 30% and Russia does 26%. Though Germany ranks third in arms exports, still the country has seen a decline of three percent over the past five years.
Germany's finance minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, expressed his concerns over bank deposit guarantee. He said that Berlin should have respected the bank deposit guarantees on small savers' insured deposits. The Cypriot government, European Commission and European Central Bank went against the suggestions of the finance minister.
Euro zone finance ministers achieved a consensus on Saturday over Cyprus savers to forfeit them up to 9.9 % of their deposits in return to 10 billion euro bailout to the island, which had negative impacts because of its exposure to neighboring Greece.
Samsung Galaxy S3 is available for pre order on German Amazon. de web site for 649 Euros. The "Black Mist" colored version of Galaxy 4 can now be purchased through Amazon German online store.
The price seems to be reduced from 699 Euros to 649 Euros in Germany. The Galaxy with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean will be launched in 155 countries all over the world by the end of April 2013.
No official release date has been announced, but Amazon. de will notify within a few weeks. The GT-I9505, available for preorder on the Amazon. de website comes with LTE support under the hood.
The world's largest helicopter maker, Eurocopter SAS, has come to an agreement with Germany to provide 18 NH90s for navy. After months of negotiation, Germany has reduced the number of helicopter for armed forces.
The reduction comprises 82 NH90s from 122 and 57 EC665 from 80 originally. Germany took the decision to replace the navy's aging fleet of Westland-built Sea Kings and Lynx. The negotiations began in 2011 when the German government announced to bring down the number of helicopters for armed forces.
The alpine skiing world cup belongs to Germany now. The country has won the parallel racing national team event on Friday and the players are really very excited to achieve such a victory.
The team witnessed Neureuther, Fritz Dopfer, Veronique Hronek and Lena Duerr defeating Andre Myhrer, Jens Byggmark, Maria Pietilae-Holmner and Frida Hansdottir by 3-1 in the finals.
Seven countries took part in this tournament, and had four racers from each team, two men and two women. Parallel race were conducted among the two countries. Each win gave one point to the winner.
Due to the strike done by security personnel, more than 300 flights have to be cancelled at the Duesseldorf Airport and Cologne-Bonn Airport of Germany. The security personnel walked off the jobs to suppress their demand of wage hike when the new round of negotiations in the same regard is around the corner.
According to the recent reports, 250 workers at the two airports started a day-long strike at 4 am which led to the cancellation of 228 flights in Duesseldorf airport and 78 in Cologne-Bonn airport.
Germany has announced complete ban of three ultraconservative Islamic groups.
These details have been fleshed out by the country's domestic intelligence chief. Out of the three groups, there is an involvement of Internet propaganda videos that influence the extremist who killed two American airmen at Frankfurt airport in 2011.
This announcement has been followed by police raids on 21 apartments and a meeting room associated with DawaFFM, Islamic Audios and al-Nussrah. All this is linked to brutal conformist Salafi elucidation of Islam.
A decision taken by Hungary to change its constitution is being criticized by many. It has been revealed by a new report that Germany is leading all those critics.
The reason behind the same is the latest conflict that occurred between Viktor Orban, Hungarian Prime Minister, and the European Union.
It seems that a lot of things are going in the mind of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Reiner Haseloff, Prime Minister of Saxony-Anhalt state has told that there are chances that Merkel will ditch her current coalition partner to form an alliance with the Social Democrats.
Haseloff, who is a Merkel confidant, said that coalition of Christian Democratic Union with Greens or SPD will work. It shall however be noted that he has made the claims based on current polls. For him, CDU-SPD can turn into a success, but the other party can also not under-estimated.
As per recent filing by the company with stock markets, it has been revealed that German utility Eon has registered a profit of $3.4 billion in 2012. Though the company is happy to bounce back to the profits, it has raised concerns about its generating plants that work with the help of natural gas.
CEO Johannes Teyssen said that the plants are hardly productive. There are chances that they might close the plants unless government intervenes. Teyssen has made it clear that the government need to take swift steps on the issue as otherwise they might need to close the plants.
Aimed at speeding the search for new cancer drugs, a mobile game is being made by scientists from a British cancer charity are teaming up with technology gurus from the likes of Amazon, Facebook and Google.
The charity Cancer Research UK is leading the project in which a user will be able to investigate scientific records while playing a mobile game with the help of a smartphone.
Following an investigation that stated high number of deaths due to septicaemia, a hospital chief executive has stepped aside.
As the inquiries into the incident happen, it has been stated by Dr Jackie Bene, who was appointed acting chief executive of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust that he will step aside.
Death can happen due to septicaemia, which is a severe infection of the blood stream. For avoiding sthis infection affecting a hospital's mortality rate, this is coded in a different way.
The information was being recorded by the former medical director of the hospital, Dr Bene.
According to the figures, there is a shortage of about 1600 nurses in hospitals in Scotland and the problem has aggravated since 2007 summer.
In a package of workforce statistics, for about three months, about 400 posts have remained empty, according to the NHS officials.
The worst has happened now with this shortage coinciding with the waiting times, the Scottish Tories said. Due to this there have been several complaints.
The leader of Britain's consultants has warned that if hospitals are opened up even on weekends for routine treatment then hospital care will suffer.
Paul Flynn, chairman of the British Medical Association, stated that due to this there will be a rise in costs and a decline in the standards. He said this while responding to proposals from the Department of Health that the NHS should be run like Tesco.
New NHS guidelines have stated that IVF will be given to women until the age of 42 rather than 39.
Earlier, the fertility treatment, at £3,000 a cycle, was available for those who failed making attempts for three years but now this time limit has also been reduced to two years.
Thousands of women who thought that they will never have children, will be able to conceive.
But critics believe that due to budget cuts being faced by the NHS, a big strain will be put on the NHS.
A mother shared her plight when she was trying to conceive despite repeated failed attempts.
The government has promised that most up-to-date limbs will be provided to British servicemen and women who've lost their legs in battle.
Troops who were injured in various battles in Iraq or Afghanistan will be given bionic limbs.
These hi-tech legs will enable make it easier for these people to step over obstacles and take up stairs and easily move around also.
Reports stated that the number of people to get benefitted by this move will be about 160.
The government is funding this scheme with £6.5 million.
Hospital boss who turned whistleblower had stated that the NHS officials had ignored his warnings that his own hospital was on the track of Mid-Staffordshire and now the Commons health select committee has invited him to give evidence about this.
In 2010 Walker was sacked from his post of chief executive of the United Lincolnshire hospitals NHS trust and he now has claimed that he had sounded warning bells about deaths taking place at his own hospital but the warning was ignored by Sir David Nicholson, the NHS's chief executive.
It has been known that a worker, who was struck off after the scandal at the Stafford Hospital, is still working as a carer with the elderly.
The carer has been identified as Bonka Kostova, who has been accused of various charges like shouting at a dementia patient who was 73-years-old and pulling him out in a state when his pyjamas were around his ankles.
She was working as a midwife and she failed to even attend a Nursing and Midwifery Council hearing, and this step of hers banned her from ever working again in that role.
New treatments can be unveiled with uncovering of genetic clues to the cause of short-sightedness.
The condition is triggered by genes that have been discovered by scientists. About 24 such genes have been discovered. These genes that have been discovered are those that signal eye structure and eye development.
The risk of developing short-sightedness or myopia is 10 times more with carriers of the highest risk genes.
Short sightedness exists in western population by 30 per cent and in Asian population by 80 per cent.
Scientists have found out that despite lacking the brain's fear centre, humans can experience fear.
Amygdala is a small almond-shaped structure that is located deep inside the brain and is responsible for fear response and several studies have proved this and findings now state that in humans also this is applicable.
It has been found out by Justin Feinstein at the University of Iowa in Iowa City and his colleagues that fear response may occur even in people who do not have a working amygdala.
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