Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsLaws Germany
IN THE NEWS

Laws Germany

FEATURED ARTICLES
BUSINESS
April 14, 1999 | JAMES FLANIGAN, senior economics editor
Environmental regulation in Germany, pushed by that country's Green Party, has brought a big job to CenTor Software, an entrepreneurial company in Irvine. Ford Motor Co. has contracted with CenTor to develop a database covering all the materials in every part of a Ford car. Ford needs the information to meet new German regulations stipulating that companies selling cars in that country must provide detailed records of each vehicle's composition so that entire automobiles can be recycled.
ARTICLES BY DATE
WORLD
March 12, 2009 | From Times Staff And Wire Reports
Germany is known for having strict gun possession laws. The legal age for owning recreational firearms was raised from 18 to 21 after a 2002 shooting in Erfurt that killed 16 people. Weapons cannot be bought without a license, which can be acquired only after proving expert knowledge of firearms and a need for the weapon. Still, Germany has not been immune to school shootings.
Advertisement
BUSINESS
July 5, 1997 | From Associated Press
Germany passed an Internet law on Friday meant to keep cyberspace smut and other illegal material out, but critics said it left open to what extent online services are responsible for content they don't control. "The liability provisions for providers are a big unknown," said Christopher Kuner, a Frankfurt lawyer specializing in cyberspace issues.
BUSINESS
April 14, 1999 | JAMES FLANIGAN, senior economics editor
Environmental regulation in Germany, pushed by that country's Green Party, has brought a big job to CenTor Software, an entrepreneurial company in Irvine. Ford Motor Co. has contracted with CenTor to develop a database covering all the materials in every part of a Ford car. Ford needs the information to meet new German regulations stipulating that companies selling cars in that country must provide detailed records of each vehicle's composition so that entire automobiles can be recycled.
WORLD
March 12, 2009 | From Times Staff And Wire Reports
Germany is known for having strict gun possession laws. The legal age for owning recreational firearms was raised from 18 to 21 after a 2002 shooting in Erfurt that killed 16 people. Weapons cannot be bought without a license, which can be acquired only after proving expert knowledge of firearms and a need for the weapon. Still, Germany has not been immune to school shootings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1994
The Nuremberg laws, Germany 1935. Apartheid, South Africa 1948. Proposition 187, California 1994. Fear turns us against our neighbors and so it begins. JOSEPH ALTICK Ventura
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1991
Chancellor Helmut Kohl's government, embarrassed by disclosures that German industries played a major role in developing Iraq's unconventional war-making capacity, is finally moving to tighten controls over illicit weapon exports. The action, long sought by the opposition Social Democrats and now increasingly demanded by a scandalized German public, won't affect Saddam Hussein's immediate arsenal of chemical and possibly biological weapons. It is nonetheless welcome.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1998
Having spent over 35 years in the retail markets of apparel, food and hardware as a supplier and sales and marketing specialist to firms from "mom and pop" to national chains in size, I read with interest and amusement the Aug. 23 article "A Time for Big Decisions in Little Saigon." The article contained both the difficulties and solutions of the Saigon in America dilemma. The photos of the Vietnamese mall shops showed signs printed in a "chicken-tracks" style font that cannot be read by English-speaking Americans.
NEWS
August 28, 2010
Congressional races: An article in Monday's LATExtra section about targeted congressional races in California said Republican challenger David Harmer was ahead of Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) in fundraising, $1.8 million to nearly $1.7 million. However, the source of those figures, the Federal Election Commission website, included fundraising from Harmer's unsuccessful special-election race in a different congressional district last year. For the current race, he had raised about $783,000 by the end of the last campaign reporting period earlier this summer.
NEWS
December 15, 2001 | From Associated Press
Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft praised a newly enacted German law that allows authorities to ban religious organizations used as fronts for extremists, saying Friday that it was a necessary measure in the war on terrorism. The law, which took effect Dec. 8, was brought about after authorities investigating possible connections to the Sept. 11 attacks said they were being hamstrung in their efforts by strict legislation protecting religious freedoms.
BUSINESS
July 5, 1997 | From Associated Press
Germany passed an Internet law on Friday meant to keep cyberspace smut and other illegal material out, but critics said it left open to what extent online services are responsible for content they don't control. "The liability provisions for providers are a big unknown," said Christopher Kuner, a Frankfurt lawyer specializing in cyberspace issues.
SPORTS
October 2, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Bob Knight's son will become men's basketball coach at Texas Tech when the Hall of Fame coach retires. Knight, 64, is under contract through May 2009. Pat Knight, a Texas Tech assistant, signed a contract Friday in which he was appointed coach-designate, school basketball spokesman Randy Farley said Saturday.
NEWS
November 18, 1994 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state supreme court in Duesseldorf found master spy Rainer Rupp guilty of treason Thursday and sentenced him to 12 years in prison, in what prosecutors said was the worst espionage case in the history of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|