16 Jul 2021

Germany’s worst rainfall in a century leaves over 100 dead and many more missing

The catastrophic flooding in Western Europe has now killed more than 100 people and has left hundreds of people missing. Large scale rescue missions are continuing through rising water, landslides and power outages. Entire villages are underwater in Germany and Belgium. The Netherlands and Luxembourg are also affected by the

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15 Jul 2021

Floods in Germany Leave 20 Dead, Dozens Missing As Rain Deluges Europe

In Germany, dozens of people are missing after the country was hit with the worst flooding in decades. The severe flooding caused houses to collapse in Germany, Belgium, and other parts of Western Europe. The situation occurred after days of heavy rain that swelled rivers and overloaded sewage systems. In

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11 Jun 2021

German Chancellor Angela Merkel to visit White House on July 15

Next Month, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit the US White House, marking the first formal visit between the world leaders. It also likely represents Chancellor Merkel’s last visit to the US as chancellor as she is not seeking a fifth term in the upcoming elections this September. The pair

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28 May 2021

Germany will pay Namibia $1.3bn as it formally recognizes colonial-era genocide

Over 100 years after the German colonial power committed crimes in present-day Namibia, Germany has recognized the crimes against the Herero and Nama ethnic groups as genocide. Namibia and descendants of the victims will be supported by Germany with the equivalent of $1.3 billion. The monetary support is for reconstruction,

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29 Apr 2021

Germany puts anti-lockdown group under surveillance for possible extremist ties

Germany’s intelligence service has identified some anti-lockdown activists as having potential ties to extremism, declaring that the groups will be put under federal surveillance due to fears that they are attempting to undermine the leadership and legitimacy of the state. On Wednesday, the Federal office for the Protection of the

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26 Mar 2021

Germany presses on with deportations despite pandemic

In 2020, more than 750 people were deported from Germany to Africa. Corona virus makes the countries in Africa even more ill prepared to accept asylum seekers than before. Coronavirus is not stopping German authorities from deporting people with people being deported to Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria, among other countries

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24 Feb 2021

In world first, Germany convicts Syrian regime officer of crimes against humanity

A former syrian regime officer was convicted of crimes against humanity by a German court on Tuesday. This was the first-ever trial of people linked to the government in Damascus. The German city of Koblenz’s court charged Eyad al-Gharib for aiding crimes against humanity and sentenced to four and a

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28 Jan 2021

Germany facing ’10 tough weeks’ of vaccine shortages

Germany is currently facing a shortage of Covid-19 vaccines that could last up to ten weeks, according to the country’s health minister Jens Spahn. The pace of Germany’s vaccine rollout has been less than ideal, failing to meet many of its own daily vaccination targets. Mr. Spahn’s commentary on Twitter

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15 Jan 2021

Nord Stream 2: Germany says construction can continue

The construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline was allowed to restart immediately according to the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency on Friday. The agency gave approval for a vessel to operate in German waters. Local media stated the restart may be delayed by legal action. Environmental groups are

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13 Jan 2021

Aleksei Navalny Says He’ll Return to Russia on Sunday

A Russion opposition leader, Aleksei A. Navalny will be returning to Russia this weekend. He faces potential jailing upon arrival due to a petition to the court to imprison him for violating the terms of a suspended prison sentence earlier. Navalny has been in Germany recovering from a nerve-agent attack,

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