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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

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US claims Russia planning Ukraine offensive New! 2021-12-03 23:02:00US intelligence has claimed it has evidence of a planned Russian military offensive in Ukraine. This has sparked arrangements for a call between US Pr

Finland arrests 5 over far-right terror plot New! 2021-12-03 22:50:00This marks Finland’s first case of suspected far-right terrorism. Police have retrieved homemade explosives and bundles of dynamite.

Omicron coronavirus variant could slow economic growth, warns New! 2021-12-03 17:34:00The warning comes as rising inflation and global supply chain disruptions hit economies worldwide, threatening the global economic recovery.

Budesliga: RB Leipzig face question of identity after New! 2021-12-03 16:38:00RB Leipzig's sixth defeat of the season came against Union Berlin, and begs the question what are RB Leipzig now that Ralf Rangnick and Julian Nagels

Israeli Pegasus spyware used to spy on US New! 2021-12-03 16:37:00State Department officials were reportedly targeted by Israeli spyware that has previously been implicated in cyberattacks on journalists, activists a

Hippos with runny noses test positive for COVID-19 2021-12-03 15:49:00The two hippos at Antwerp Zoo tested positive for the coronavirus after a vet noticed their noses were "expelling snot." The huge animals, w

Taliban issue decree banning forced marriage 2021-12-03 14:33:00The Taliban have promised to end the practice of young girls being sold off to pay debts. However, the Islamist fundamentalists have not clarified how

Omicron: Will coronavirus vaccines need adjusting to fight 2021-12-03 13:28:00The WHO has said it's too early to tell if vaccines will need to be recalibrated, adding it's important for manufacturers to examine their jabs. Ger

UK asks Germany to extradite suspected Russian spy 2021-12-03 13:01:00A British employee of the UK Embassy in Berlin has been accused of passing official documents to Moscow agents. His arrest marks the third Russian esp

Opinion: Germany has come to grips with COVID 2021-12-03 12:55:00The German government and federal states have agreed a host of stricter coronavirus measures, proving there is no need for a top-down approach. This h

Michigan school shooting: Parents on the run after 2021-12-03 12:42:00Police are searching for James and Jennifer Crumbley. They were charged with involuntary manslaughter after their 15-year-old son was accused of murde

Ukraine warns of possible Russian 'escalation' in January 2021-12-03 12:32:00Officials in Kyiv said they are concerned about the chance of a Russian attack near the end of January. Videolink talks between US and Russian preside

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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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