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Young driver in Germany
Young driver in Germany
Herbert Fromme

COLOGNE — Germany’s leading car insurance company, HUK Coburg, may be set to join the automobile coverage revolution. Beginning next year, the company will offer its customers so-called "telematics tariffs," which feature lower premiums for those who agree to have their driving behavior remotely monitored via a special high-tech black box in their cars.

The practice has been used in several other countries and, though the Dusseldorf-based bank Sparkasse Direkt already experimented with it in 2014 to gauge interest, Germany is a special case because of particular concerns about privacy.

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Unpacking Why Belarus Will Or Won't Join The War Against Ukraine

Analysts have closely followed whether Belarus, a loyal Kremlin ally, will invade its neighbor. But even though the Belarusian president toes the Kremlin line, he is unlikely to want to get in over his head in Ukraine.

At the Kremlin during the recent Collective Security Treaty Organization Summit meeting . Lukashenko is directly behind Putin.

Igor Ilyash

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KYIV — For several months, Belarusian troops have been conducting regular training exercises, particularly in the regions bordering Ukraine. Combined with the specific statements by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, this raises logical fears about the direct involvement of the Belarusian army in the war.

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