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German word of the day: Der Wellenbrecher 2021-12-03 08:09:54Originally used in coastal protection, the term has taken on a powerful new meaning over the course of the pandemic - so much so that it's just becom

QUIZ: How well do you know German history? 2021-12-03 06:29:31Germany as a nation is less than 200-years-old, but the history of these lands stretches back far, far further. Test your knowledge with our latest q

Covid measures have come 'too late', warns German 2021-12-03 05:48:48At his final press conference as German Health Minister, Jens Spahn (CDU) issued a grim warning that the number of Covid patients on intensive care wa

German health experts fear new Covid measures won't 2021-12-03 04:30:23German leaders agreed on a raft of new measures that mainly target unvaccinated people - but there are already concerns that the curbs will not be eno

German military bids Merkel farewell after 16 'eventful' 2021-12-03 03:17:48With a hit by the "godmother of punk" Nina Hagen, Germany's military saluted a visibly moved Angela Merkel during a ceremonial farewell Thursday, j

KEY POINTS: Germany's new Covid rules to fight 2021-12-03 03:05:52Here's a look at Germany's new Covid restrictions and how the government and states want to break the fourth Covid wave.

Merkel airs support for compulsory Covid jabs ahead 2021-12-02 11:30:43Germany's outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed her support for mandatory Covid jabs as federal and state leaders agree to put the move to

Germany to ban fireworks on New Year's Eve 2021-12-02 10:55:31Germany will once again ban the sale of fireworks on New Year's Eve due to the Covid pandemic.

Germany to impose sweeping new Covid curbs on 2021-12-02 10:14:00Germany announced tough new restrictions on Thursday in a bid to contain the fourth wave of Covid-19, including closures of clubs in badly-hit areas a

Germany issues almost a million Covid jabs in 2021-12-02 10:00:01German doctors put almost a million doses of Covid vaccine into arms on Wednesday as a wave of booster jabs breathes life back into the vaccination ca

Scholz's election as German chancellor planned for December 2021-12-02 08:39:59Finance Minister Olaf Scholz is expected to be officially elected German chancellor on December 8th, replacing Angela Merkel after 16 years at the hel

NEW: Travellers from Europe to US face tougher 2021-12-02 05:37:19All travellers from Europe to the United States will have to provide a negative Covid test before boarding the plane, under new rules announced by the


South African environment groups demand an end to New! 2021-12-05 17:38:00Protesters are calling for Shell to stop prospecting in a pristine stretch of coastline. The company is expected to use seismic blasting, which locals

Brussels police fire tear gas as anti-COVID restrictions New! 2021-12-05 17:07:00During a protest against coronavirus restrictions in Brussels, police used water cannons and tear gas. Authorities estimate 8,000 gathered, far fewer

Gambia: President Barrow wins election amid cries of New! 2021-12-05 16:37:00Gambia's electoral commission has declared President Adama Barrow the winner of Saturday's election. But opposition candidates rejected this outcome

RB Leipzig cut Jesse Marsch loose, but the New! 2021-12-05 14:38:00Jesse Marsch has left RB Leipzig by mutual consent after less than half a season as head coach. The club claim they have acted decisively, but the Ame

Belarus summons Ukraine attache over alleged airspace violations New! 2021-12-05 14:14:00Ukraine denied accusations that one of its helicopters violated Belarus' airspace after Minsk lodged a formal protest. The latest spat comes as tensi

Moscow claims US spy plane nearly caused mid-air New! 2021-12-05 12:58:00Russia has accused the US Air Force of creating "a threat to civil aviation." An Aeroflot passenger plane reportedly narrowly avoided hittin

Coronavirus digest: Germans back mandatory vaccination plan New! 2021-12-05 11:31:00Germany's new government wants to make vaccinations compulsory, a move that nearly two-thirds of the public supports. Meanwhile, India's death rate

Germany's new government pledges to tackle homelessness New! 2021-12-05 11:28:00Germany's next government is promising to end homelessness by 2030. First, however, it has to get a handle on how big the problem exactly is — some

Deutsche Welle halts cooperation with Jordanian broadcaster New! 2021-12-05 10:48:00DW is probing "serious allegations" of antisemitism posted privately online by DW employees that were reported in German media. The broadcas

Germany: Free Democrats formally back coalition deal New! 2021-12-05 09:50:00Two out of the three parties that will form Germany's next government have now approved the agreement. After the FDP and Social Democrats, the result

Germany's new government: A new style New! 2021-12-05 09:21:00No three-piece suits, no dress shoes, no ties. Instead, Germany's new leaders appear in sneakers and unbuttoned shirts. A change in style that also s

West Africa: Explosions, attacks in Mali, Niger kill New! 2021-12-05 09:11:00Explosions hit a UN camp and a bus in Mali while neighboring Niger saw an attack on a military base. The base is used by the G5 Joint Force of Sahel c

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Angela Merkel’s Parting Message to Germany: Trust One 2021-12-02 18:05:37With a parade of torch-bearing soldiers and a 1970s hit from the Communist East, Germany’s Angela Merkel bid farewell as chancellor. She leaves

Germany Requires Vaccines for Store and Restaurant Customers 2021-12-02 16:23:07Facing a huge coronavirus surge, Chancellor Angela Merkel, her successor, Olaf Scholz, and state governors agreed on tough new restrictions on people

Germany Announces Restrictions on Unvaccinated People 2021-12-02 14:39:16The country is trying to fight a monthlong surge in infections that has been breaking daily case records.

Germany's Incoming Chancellor Olaf Scholz Backs Vaccine Mandate 2021-12-01 10:01:59Mainstream German politicians have long dismissed the idea of a vaccine mandate, but are rethinking the issue as cases rise.

Discovering a Secret Wonderland of Architecture in Dallas 2021-11-30 12:40:02A new generation of architects is arguing that postmodern cityscapes deserve re-evaluation.

ISIS Fighter Convicted in Death of Enslaved 5-Year-Old 2021-11-30 10:29:32In a trial held in Germany, the man was sentenced to life in prison for the death of the Yazidi girl, whom he allowed to die of thirst in Falluja, Ira

Europe Looks to Nuclear Power to Meet Climate 2021-11-29 09:52:04While wind and solar ramp up, several countries, including France and Britain, are looking to expand their nuclear energy programs. Germany and others

They Twice Gave Up Everything to Flee Iraq. 2021-11-28 15:55:38Bria Ali and her family have twice tried to make it to Germany, desperate for a better life. They are now back home with thousands of others who made

The Omicron variant upends the global pandemic response. 2021-11-28 00:17:13Britain, Israel and others announced new restrictions as some health experts urged caution.

Germany Finds Suspected Omicron Variant Case 2021-11-27 20:06:50A couple returning from South Africa are Germany’s first confirmed Omicron cases. Italy confirmed a case in a traveler returning from Mozambique

Germany Meets Its Post-Merkel Government 2021-11-24 17:43:48Olaf Scholz will be the first center-left chancellor in 16 years. But how much change he can deliver as the leader of a three-way coalition is unclear

Who Is Olaf Scholz, Germany's Next Chancellor? 2021-11-24 15:14:24Germany’s next chancellor is something of an enigma. He comes to power with a dizzying array of challenges, raising questions about whether he c

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