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Russia, Germany win Fed Cup ties

MOSCOW – World number three Vera Zvonareva put Russia into a Fed Cup final meeting with the Czech Republic by beating Italy’s Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-2 here on Sunday. That gave the Russians an unassailable 3-0 lead over the defending champions having won both the opening singles on Saturday. And they promptly wrapped things up as Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova outlasted Sara Errani 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/4) in the second return singles before Pavlyuchenkova teamed with Ekaterina Makarova to

Petkovic gives Germany early lead

STUTTGART – Australian Open quarter-finalist Andrea Petkovic gave Germany a 1-0 lead in the opening rubber of their Fed Cup play-off aginst the United States with a win over teenager Christina McHale. The 18-year-old from New Jersey had her serve broke on four occasions, while Petkovic, 23, only conceded her own delivery twice, to seal a 6-3, 6-4 victory in one hour 35 minutes.
The Americans are missing a trio of injured names here including both the Williams sister — Serena and

Germany promises to help with alternative energy projects

KARACHI – Germany’s renewable energy technology sector is a success story and the country has the world’s largest wind power sector and one of the largest solar power markets. Germany is planning to boost this share to at least 30 percent by 2020.
This was stated by the German Consul General Dr Christian Brecht in his speech at the international conference on Alternative Energy and Power held at Karachi Expo Centre. He said the topic of alternative energy has emerged as a very

D’Oh! ‘Nuclear’ Simpsons episodes off air in Germany

BERLIN – The German broadcaster of “The Simpsons” said Monday it has decided not to show any episodes of the satirical US cartoon series showing nuclear disasters in light of Japan’s atomic emergency.
“We are checking all the episodes and we won’t show any suspect ones, but we won’t cut any scenes,” Stella Rodger, a spokeswoman for private broadcaster Pro7, told. “We haven’t postponed any yet.” The nuclear plant in the Simpsons’ hometown of Springfield is however a key element in

Germany to send more troops to Afghanistan

BERLIN – The German parliament has approved sending more troops to Afghanistan, according to reports.
The German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle defended Berlin’s decision to be a relief to Nato forces.
Mr Westerwelle said that they can focus on military operation in the war-hit North African nation, according to reports.
“We will not send German soldiers to Libya, but that does not mean that we will put our allies in danger. We do not want to seem neutral. We helped

Germany plans Afghan-Mediterranean AWACS shuffle

BERLIN – Germany’s cabinet is due to approve on Wednesday sending troops to crew NATO surveillance aircraft over Afghanistan, but will withdraw AWACS staff from the Mediterrranean to avoid military involvement in Libya.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet will endorse the dispatch of up to 300 German AWACS troops to Afghanistan, government sources said, under a policy of easing the burden on NATO while refusing to participate in strikes on Libya. The government has come under

PULC’s professor’s thesis published in Germany

LAHORE – Punjab University (PU) Law College Assistant Professor Dr Amanullah Malik’s thesis, “Judicial Activism and Human Rights in Pakistan and India: Right to Life” has been published in Germany. PU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Dr Mujahid Kamran congratulated Dr Amanullah on publication of his thesis. The research focused on judicial activism in the form of judicial review of a constitutional amendment, inconsistent with basic structure of the constitution including fundamental rights.

Germany fears for civilians in Libya

BERLIN – Germany abstained from voting for a U.N. Security Council resolution authorising a no-fly zone over Libya because of worries there would be civilian victims like in Iraq and Afghanistan, Berlin said on Friday. Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle told parliament the centre-right government was determined that German troops would not take part in a military operation in Libya, and favoured instead tougher sanctions against the Libyan leader. “Any military operation brings