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Russia seeking to ‘provoke’ Ukraine conflict, Germany says | Conflict News

For the second time in a week, Germany has raised concerns over Russia’s military build-up along its border with Ukraine,…

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Middle East

In break from Trump policy, US to deploy more troops in Germany | NATO News

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announces an additional 500 troops, soothing German fears of a drawdown planned by Trump. The…

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Europe

Germany’s COVID-19 cases top 3 million amid calls for tighter restrictions

Germany has registered more than 3 million coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, according to figures released Monday by the…

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Europe

Germany remembers victims of Nazis 76 years after liberation of Buchenwald concentration camp

Wreaths were laid at the infamous Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald on Sunday, 76 years after its liberation by the…

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Latin America

Germany struggles to curb ‘very, very serious’ third COVID wave | Coronavirus pandemic News

Data shows more and more young people being hospitalised with respiratory infections and ICUs rapidly filling up. Germany’s leading health…

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Africa

Merkel urges Putin to pull troops back from Ukraine border | Conflict News

German Chancellor calls on the Kremlin to unwind military build-up ‘in order to de-escalate’ the situation in Donbas. German Chancellor…

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Africa

Foreign lenders cutting ties with Lebanon’s central bank: Sources | Banks News

Foreign lenders including HSBC and Wells Fargo are cutting ties with Lebanon’s central bank, sources familiar with the matter told…

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Latin America

Why is Germany struggling to stop a third-wave COVID crisis? | Coronavirus pandemic News

Berlin, Germany – Gerald Lehmann prides himself as a hands-on, common sense type of mayor. When he heard there were…

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Europe

Turkey sentences four accomplices of 2016 Istanbul suicide bombing to life in prison

Four men have been sentenced to life in prison for their role in a 2016 suicide bombing in Istanbul. A…

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Europe

Stephen Brown — An audio appreciation – POLITICO

This special edition of the EU Confidential podcast reflects on the life and career of Stephen Brown, the POLITICO Europe editor…

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Europe

German president calls for unity amid COVID-19 ‘crisis of trust’

Germany’s president urged his fellow citizens to “pull together” on Saturday, noting the country was enduring a “crisis of trust”…

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Asia

France, Italy impose Easter lockdowns as COVID cases surge | Coronavirus pandemic News

France and Italy have reimposed lockdowns as European nations struggle to contain a rising number of COVID-19 infections, with millions…

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Asia

Germany plans Beirut port reconstruction with conditions: Report | France News

Germany will next week present a multibillion-dollar proposal to Lebanese authorities to rebuild the Port of Beirut as part of…

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Asia

Pfizer data suggests COVID-19 shot protects against SA variant | Coronavirus pandemic News

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech said new clinical trial data signalled that their COVID-19 vaccine could protect against the new coronavirus…

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Latin America

North Macedonia beat Germany to end World Cup qualifying run | Football News

Germany lose a World Cup qualifying game for the first time in 20 years, falling 2-1 to North Macedonia. Germany…

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Asia

The joke is on Volkswagen after April Fool’s name change debacle | Automotive Industry News

German car giant’s US unit briefly posted statement on website saying it would change its name to ‘Voltswagen’ amid electrification…

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Europe

Germany suspends use of AstraZeneca COVID vaccine for under-60s

Germany has restricted the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine to people over 60 over fears that it can lead to…

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Europe

The German Constitutional Court has blocked the EU’s recovery fund. What happens now?

The German Constitutional Court has done it again. After its shocking ruling of May 2020 that threatened the participation of…

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Europe

Angela Merkel questions German perfectionism while urging states to issue tougher measures

German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticised some regional coronavirus restrictions, expressing frustration with state governors that have resisted issuing tougher measures.…

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Africa

New chapter: News Corp to buy Houghton Mifflin unit for $349M | Arts and Culture News

Houghton Mifflin, which has struggled financially for years, says it will use some of the proceeds from the sale of…

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Latin America

12 defence chiefs condemn Myanmar army after day of ‘mass murder’ | Australia News

The defence chiefs of 12 countries have condemned the Myanmar military for its deadly crackdown on demonstrators, as people across…

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Latin America

‘Mistake is mine’: Merkel makes U-turn on Easter shutdown plan | Coronavirus pandemic News

German chancellor backtracks on a hastily-arranged proposal, calling it a ‘mistake’ that she was responsible for. German Chancellor Angela Merkel…

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Middle East

EU member states summon Chinese envoys over sanctions spat | Politics News

Several European countries including France and Germany have summoned Chinese envoys, intensifying a diplomatic dispute sparked by Western powers’ decision…

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Latin America

Yemeni men appeal US drone attack case to highest German court | Drone Strikes News

The appeal again seeks to hold Germany accountable for US drone attacks launched involving airbases on its soil. Two Yemeni…

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Africa

Germany to extend COVID-19 curbs, impose Easter lockdown | Coronavirus pandemic News

Chancellor Angela Merkel announces new measures after marathon talks with state premiers. Germany will extend its coronavirus restrictions until April…

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Middle East

Anti-lockdown protests break out in Europe amid new COVID wave | Europe News

Protesters in Germany clashed with police on Saturday over coronavirus measures, with officers using water cannon, pepper spray and batons…

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Europe

France, Poland and Ukraine impose new lockdown measures | Coronavirus pandemic News

Poland, France and Ukraine have introduced partial lockdowns as they battle surging coronavirus infections. Residents in parts of France, including…

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Middle East

EU threatens to ban AstraZeneca exports if vaccines not delivered | Coronavirus pandemic News

EU chief says AstraZeneca could see its COVID vaccine exports blocked if it does not meet its contractual obligations. European…

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Asia

Germany warns of vaccine shortages as new COVID wave hits Europe | Coronavirus pandemic News

Germany’s health minister warned on Friday there were not enough vaccine doses in Europe to contain a third wave of…

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Africa

Biden administration mulls new sanctions to block Nord Stream 2 | Business and Economy News

The administration of United States President Joe Biden is considering additional sanctions to block the construction of the almost completed…

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Asia

EU halts plans to blacklist Turkey oil execs | Angela Merkel News

The European Union has frozen plans to blacklist more senior executives at Turkey’s state-owned Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO), four diplomats said, in…

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Europe

Born rebels: From Rosa Luxemburg to Palestine’s Azza Qasem | Women News

One of Azza Qasem’s earliest memories is of Israeli soldiers breaking into her family’s home in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza,…

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Asia

Volkswagen takes on Tesla with major electric vehicle push | Automotive Industry News

Volkswagen plans to build half a dozen battery-cell plants in Europe and expand infrastructure for charging electric vehicles globally, accelerating…

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Europe

Germany, France and Italy suspend use of AstraZeneca vaccine | Coronavirus pandemic News

Flurry of suspensions follow reports that some people developed blood clots after receiving the shot. Germany, France and Italy have…

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Latin America

Germany: Merkel’s CDU in crisis after setback in regional polls | Angela Merkel News

The CDU, the party of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, suffered record defeats in two regional votes on Sunday amid anger…

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Europe

Volkswagen aims to lay off up to 4,000 workers in Germany: Report | Automotive Industry News

The car giant is changing strategy to become more of a technology company along the lines of Tesla. Carmaker Volkswagen…

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Europe

Merkel’s party suffers losses in two German states: Exit polls | Angela Merkel News

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is headed for defeat on Sunday, months before a national vote on who will replace her.…

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Latin America

Poor regulation pushing South Africa’s crypto firms to relocate | Business and Economy News

The world’s biggest cryptocurrency scam of last year was a jolt to South Africa’s regulator — and not everyone will…

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Europe

Western powers drop censure plan as Iran agrees to IAEA talks | Nuclear Energy News

Tehran, Iran – Western powers have backed off from an effort to censure Iran at the global nuclear watchdog as…

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Africa

German warship to cross South China Sea for first time since 2002 | South China Sea News

A German frigate will set sail for Asia in August and, on its return journey, become the first German warship…

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Asia

Germany to step up surveillance of far-right AfD: Report | The Far Right News

If Der Spiegel Magazine’s report is confirmed, it would be a setback for AfD ahead of elections in September. Germany’s…

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Africa

Press watchdog sues Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi killing | Jamal Khashoggi News

Reporters Without Borders files a case against MBS in a German court for ‘crimes against humanity’ in connection with the…

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Asia

Morocco suspends contact with German embassy | Politics News

Officials say decision in part due to ‘deep misunderstandings’ in Berlin’s stance over Western Sahara. Morocco has suspended contacts with…

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Africa

Verdict expected in Germany’s landmark Syria torture trial | Crimes Against Humanity News

A German court will hand down a historic verdict on Wednesday in the first court case worldwide over state-sponsored torture…

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