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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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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