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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09 Jul 2020

German Police Seize BlueLeaks Server

German police have taken down servers belonging to an activist group in an attempt to shut down recent BlueLeaks exposure of US police records that date back several decades. A member of the organization, which is similar to WikiLeaks, confirmed the news earlier this week on twitter, stating that the

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01 Jul 2020

German Special Forces unit to be dissolved, source says, after reported far-right links

On Tuesday, a source reported to CNN that an elite German military unit will be disbanded. The group, called the Second Commando Company of the KSK, announced the disbanding after reports that the group had a number of extreme right-wing members. The KSK was designed in the 1990s to be

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25 Jun 2020

Wirecard: Scandal-hit firm files for insolvency

Wirecard, a payments firm, has filed for insolvency after a large scandal that caused its shares to dive 80%. The German firm disclosed that there was a massive hole of €1.9bn missing in its accounts. Former CEO Markus Braun has been arrested and accused of inflating the company’s finances to

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23 Jun 2020

Germany imposes fresh lockdown after coronavirus outbreak at meat factory

Following a huge outbreak of COVID-19 at a meat processing facility in North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany, the entire region has re-entered a lockdown similar to the one imposed on a national level earlier this year. The district of Guetersloh is home to more than 360,000 people and will face restrictions over

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12 Jun 2020

Critical Vulnerabilities Expose Siemens LOGO! Controllers to Attacks

Siemens has disclosed critical bugs that affect its LOGO! programmable logic controllers. The vulnerabilities can be exploited remotely and used to launch denial-of-service attacks. Siemens stated that the flaws impact all versions of the devices, which can be compromised when an attacker modifies the device’s configuration. LOGO! devices are designed

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09 Jun 2020

Phishing Attack Hits German Coronavirus Task Force

An ongoing phishing attack has been targeting executives of a company working to provide the German coronavirus task force with protective gear. The company is multinational and more than 100 high-profile executives have received phishing emails. The name of the company is unknown at this time, however, sources have revealed

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