A number that has been bandied about considerably since the beginning of November is 50. Only when the seven-day coronavirus incidence rate had fallen to 50 infections per 100,000 people, Chancellor Angela Merkel said, would it be possible to ease shutdown measures to slow spread.
All citizens in Germany will be able to be tested free of charge with COVID-19 rapid antigen tests from March onwards, Minister of Health Jens Spahn said on Twitter on Tuesday.
Statements issued by the German Ethics Council — an independent body of 24 experts that offers advice to the German government — aren’t usually headline news.
There are many good reasons why we should be worried about the culture of democracy in Germany, in Europe and across the world.
The German FA (DFB) have confirmed they are investigating Union Berlin defender Florian Huebner over an allegation of racism made following Friday’s Bundesliga match at home to Bayer Leverkusen.
Earlier last week, Germany’s Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) announced that the German economy contracted by 5% last year when the coronavirus pandemic took its course.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU party picked her ally Armin Laschet as its next leader on Saturday, in a vote for “continuity” as Europe’s biggest economy heads into a key election year with the deadly coronavirus pandemic still raging.
Experts and politicians slammed the German government for failing to ensure a sufficient supply of vaccine doses ahead of the country’s coronavirus vaccination drive.
German airline Lufthansa flies 80 tonnes of fruits and vegetables to Britain.
A German court handed down a life sentence to the assailant behind a deadly far-right attack last year that nearly became the country’s worst anti-Semitic atrocity since World War II.
Gerhard Berndt’s model railway has been three decades in the making, but this year it’s really been full steam ahead for the 72-year-old Berliner.
Germany in the winter of COVID: As the death toll continues to rise, in many public health departments the test results from the labs are still drifting in by fax while the population does its Christmas shopping online.
This is not the moment for taking petty account of who did what wrong or right when: What is most important is to learn from the mistakes of the past.
Is that the end of the discussion? It looks like it. Both chambers of the US Congress — the Senate and the House of Representatives — have voted to block plans for a drastic drawdown of US troops from Germany, announced with great fanfare by President Donald Trump in June.
Germany is currently in a new lockdown spiral. Every day brings fresh suggestions for even stricter rules, and no one dares to even think about relaxing them any time soon.
Spain dealt Germany their worst defeat in 89 years on Tuesday.
When the news that Health Minister Jens Spahn had tested positive for the coronavirus was made public last week, many in Germany expected that half of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet would have to isolate as well.
Borussia Dortmund’s 15-year-old star Youssoufa Moukoko was subjected to threats of violence and racist abuse during a local derby between the two clubs’ junior sides on Sunday.
Deutsche Boerse proposes adding 10 more companies to DAX 30 index.
For Germany, 2020 is not an ordinary year: On the 3rd of October 30 years ago, Germany was finally one again, after being divided for more than four decades.
For eight years, 29 police officers had shared pictures of Adolf Hitler and racist jokes in a chat group; they have now been fired.
A few days ago, the leaders of China, Germany and the EU successfully held their first ever meeting via video conference.
Germany to support Cambodia’s SMEs, focusing on agro-industry and food processing.
The White House’s arguments have remained roughly the same: Energy dependence on Russia weakens the United States and its allies.
COVID-19 is killing culture. And nowhere is that truer than in Berlin, which usually likes to present itself as the world capital of culture.
How could anti-pandemic protesters not understand that by marching alongside neo-Nazis and other nationalists, they’re also legitimising groups that exist to exclude?
There were no masks, no physical distancing. Protesters demonstrating on Saturday in Berlin against restrictions put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 deliberately intended a provocation.
It’s an astounding figure: minus 10.1 percent. Never before in Germany’s postwar history has the country’s economy slumped as sharply as in the second quarter of 2020.
The Karen meme is everywhere. We have all seen the videos of white US, middle class or above, self-righteous females who adamantly “want to speak to a manager”, refuse to wear a mask and use their racial privilege to punish Black or brown Americans.
Recent conflict between the US and Germany over troop pullouts has become a focus of global opinion.