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Eritrean Troops Begin Withdrawal From Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Eritrean forces have started withdrawing from Ethiopia’s Tigray region in the north after fighting on the Government’s side in a war against the region’s fugitive leaders from the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). The United States, Germany, France and other G7 countries called for a swift, unconditional and verifiable withdrawal of the Eritrean Soldiers, followed […]

Loew’s Future as Germany Coach Hangs in Balance at December

Germany will consider the position of coach Joachim Loew following the 6-0 loss to Spain in Seville last week at a meeting on December 4, the federation (DFB) confirmed Monday. DFB director Oliver Bierhoff will make a presentation on the overall progress of the team in the last two years at a board meeting. The […]

Turkey Slams German Arms Embargo Search of Ship in the

Berlin/Istanbul (dpa) – Turkey has condemned a search operation by German marines that took place on a cargo ship in the Mediterranean as part of a wider EU mission to enforce the Libya arms embargo. “We protest this action, which was conducted without authority and with the use of force,” the Foreign Ministry in Ankara said. German marines […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Approaches As US Closes Early For Holidays

US giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech are prepared to file an emergency request to roll out their vaunted vaccine while New York shut its Schools and California braced for nighttime curfews heading into the US holiday season. The world is seeking salvation from scientists and pharmaceutical giants as it returns to the grimly […]

German Interior Minister: Vienna Attack Has ‘Links’ To Germany

This week’s deadly terrorist attack in Vienna is connected to Germany, according to German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer. “Regarding the Vienna case, there are links to extremists who are considered dangerous in Germany,” Seehofer told parliament in Berlin without providing details. A German Interior Ministry spokesperson told dpa that Islamists are closely connected across European countries. “It […]

Belarus Crisis: EU President Calls Emergency Summit

EU leaders held an emergency video summit Wednesday, August 19, 2020, to discuss the crisis in Belarus, as the country’s exiled opposition chief urged them to reject President Alexander Lukashenko’s disputed re-election. France, Germany and EU Council President Charles Michel have all urged Lukashenko’s close ally Russia to push for dialogue to end the crisis […]

Germany Charges Three Ex-Board Members At Audi With Fraud Over

German prosecutors said Thursday, August 6, 2020, that they have filed fraud charges against three former board members at Audi and a retired senior employee from the automobile company over the “dieselgate” scam. “The four defendants are accused of fraud, indirect false certification and criminal advertising,” Munich prosecutors said in a statement. Former Audi boss […]

COVID-19 Restrictions: German Policemen Injured Amidst Public Protest

Some 45 police officers were injured in a wave of weekend demonstrations in Berlin including protests against coronavirus restrictions, police said as protesters gathered again in smaller numbers on Sunday. AFP reports that a total of 133 people were arrested during Saturday’s protests, which included a huge “day of freedom” demo against coronavirus restrictions, police […]

Merkel, Macron Meet As Germany Takes On High-Stakes EU Presidency

Chancellor Angela Merkel hosts French President Emmanuel Macron for talks on Monday, June 29, 2020, just days before Germany takes on the rotating presidency of the European Union with an economy mired in the worst crisis since World War II. Berlin’s chairing of the 27-member bloc will be its last with Merkel in charge, and […]

Coronavirus: Germany Outbreak Sparks Fresh Local Lockdown

German authorities are bringing back local lockdown measures after an outbreak linked to a meatpacking plant. More than 1,300 employees of the Tönnies meatpacking plant have now tested positive for the virus. North Rhine-Westphalia state premier Armin Laschet said restrictions will return in the Gütersloh district, home to about 360,000 people. It is the first […]