12 Jan 2021

Largest illegal darknet marketplace’ DarkMarket taken offline

German prosecutors in Koblenz and Oldenburg said they shut down the “largest illegal marketplace on the Darknet” on Tuesday. The 34-year-old man, an Australian National, who was believed to operate the site was arrested near the Germany-Denmark border. Drugs, counterfeit money, stolen credit card data, SIM cards, and malware were

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16 Dec 2020

Germany enters harder lockdown as virus deaths hit new high

Germany entered a stricter lockdown on Wednesday, enforcing the closure of shops and schools, after reporting a record level of Covid-19 related deaths and high daily infections. Over the last seven days, Germany recorded 179.8 virus deaths per 100,000 residents. This figure is significantly higher than the one reported a

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30 Nov 2020

Report Claims CIA Controlled Second Swiss Encryption Firm

Swiss politicians have demanded an investigation into Swiss encryption firm Omnisec after evidence pointing towards collusion with the US Central Intelligence Agency. Omnisec was allegedly acting as a puppet for the CIA, allowing the agency to spy on governments worldwide. A former investigation had revealed that the CIA and its

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21 Sep 2020

A Patient Dies After a Ransomware Attack Hits a Hospital

In Germany, a woman seeking treatment for an emergency life-threatening condition died after a ransomware attack hit the hospital she was located in Düsseldorf. The woman was forced to relocate to a further facility, which caused her to pass in transport. German authorities are still investigating the perpetrators of the

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03 Sep 2020

Putin Critic Alexei Navalny Poisoned With Novichok, Berlin Says

According to an announcement made by the German government, Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a chemical nerve agent known as Novichok. Navalny has been hospitalized since the incident and transferred to a facility in Germany where he has been receiving care. This represents the strongest evidence that

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26 Aug 2020

NATO allies are facing off in the Eastern Mediterranean

Greece and Turkey, both NATO members but historical enemies, are currently involved in a Navy standoff in the Eastern Mediterranean after months of escalating tensions. This could potentially lead to a military confrontation that could wreak havoc on the whole region. Vessels from both countries displayed a show of force

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12 Aug 2020

Infections surge in Germany and Spain

In Europe, Germany and Spain have both experienced renewed COVID-19 outbreaks as countries across Europe struggle with border control and economic issues. Germany has seen more than 1,200 new cases in the past 24 hours, likely due to people returning from summer vacations after borders reopened. Germany has warned its

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06 Aug 2020

Germany orders tests for all travelers from ‘risk areas’

On Thursday, Germany announced that it will begin mandatory testing for travelers arriving from high-risk countries, including the United States. Germany’s health minister delivered the statement on Thursday after the country recorded its highest increase in new infections in three months. Germany has witnessed a steady upward trend in the

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30 Jul 2020

Germany’s Economy Suffers Biggest Contraction on Record, but Green Shoots Emerge

Germany has suffered from a record-breaking economic contraction in the second quarter of 2020 due to lockdown measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, Germany is expected to recover faster than other major European economies despite the contraction. Germany’s GDP fell 10.1% when compared with the previous quarter,

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29 Jul 2020

US is bringing 6,400 troops home from Germany

On Wednesday, US defense officials outlined a plan to bring 6,400 troops home from Germany and shift roughly 5,400 others to different countries in Europe. The plan will cost billions of dollars and take several years to fulfill. The announcement comes after President Trump stated his desire to withdraw troops

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