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This German-Pakistani girl has espoused Islam after years of research

Sonia is a Muslim Pakistani of German descent who had studied about various religions and embraced Islam after five-year extensive research. Talking about her journey to Islam she says, "It was a logical decision for me. I studied religion a lot and finally I reached to Islam and I was so fascinated by it." Named by her mother-in-law as Sonia Jannat, she married Imran and shifted to Pakistan wholeheartedly. The newlywed has completely adopted Pakistani lifestyle and cooks traditional cuisine, especially Biryani. A…

German union calls strike at Amazon warehouses

DUESSELDORF: German trade union Verdi called on workers at two Amazon (AMZN.O) logistic centers to strike on Monday, part of a long-running campaign for better pay and conditions. Verdi has organized frequent strikes at Amazon in Germany since 2013 to press demands for the retailer to raise pay for warehouse workers in accordance with collective bargaining agreements in Germany’s mail order and retail industry. Amazon has repeatedly rejected Verdi’s demands, saying it believes warehouse staff should be paid in line…

Usman Dar lauds German proposal to attract high-skilled workers from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Muhammad Usman Dar on Saturday  appreciated the German proposal to attract high-skilled workers in a large quantity from Pakistan. He said this while talking to German Ambassador to Pakistan Martin Kobler in Islamabad. Muhammad Usman Dar expressed government’s strong commitment to invest in human resource development as per need of the German labour market. Read More: German envoy lauds Pakistan’s efforts in promoting regional peace He said the Pakistan…

Einstein letter fearing German anti-Semitism sells for $32,000

JERUSALEM: A 1922 letter in which Albert Einstein confided his fears of the rise of anti-Semitism in Germany, more than a decade before the Nazis took power, sold at an Israeli auction on Tuesday for $32,000. “Here are brewing economically and politically dark times, so I’m happy to be able to get away from everything,” wrote the 43-year-old physicist to his sister, Maria, after leaving Berlin for a location that goes unmentioned in the letter. Einstein, who went on to win the Nobel Prize three months later, had…

German nurse admits to killing 100 patients as trial opens

Former nurse Niels Hoegel admitted Tuesday to killing 100 patients in his care, on the first day of his trial in the biggest serial killing case in Germany's post-war history. Hoegel, 41, has already spent nearly a decade in prison on a life term for other patient deaths, and is accused of intentionally administering medical overdoses to victims so he could bring them back to life at the last moment. As the proceedings opened in the northern city of Oldenburg, presiding judge Sebastian Buehrmann asked whether the…

Electric Mercedes opens German assault on Tesla

STOCKHOLM/PARIS: Mercedes-Benz is set to unveil its much-anticipated electric SUV on Tuesday, marking the start of a German onslaught against Tesla’s dominance of the fast-growing market for premium battery cars. Daimler-owned Mercedes, BMW and Volkswagen’s Audi and Porsche divisions are all gunning for the $52 billion Californian upstart, with early publicity efforts emulating its tech-industry halo. The market for upscale electric cars is Tesla’s to lose, with sales of its entry-level Model 3 sedan expected to reach…