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Thousands rally in Berlin against coronavirus restrictions

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Despite the rising number of confirmed cases of infection, about 17,000 people turned up in Berlin on Saturday rallying against social distancing rules meant...
Russian President Vladimir Putin

Germany’s Maas sees no chance for Russian return to G7 anytime soon

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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said he sees no possibility of Russia returning to the G7 anytime soon, after US President Donald Trump raised...
Hoffenheim

Bundesliga rookie coach Hoeness next in line at Hoffenheim

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By Oliver Trust The Bundesliga's TSG Hoffenheim has continued its adventurous policy of appointing young newcomers as their head coach. ...
Bayern Munich

Bayern is hungry, says ambitious Mueller

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By Oliver Trust Determination seems to have taken hold of everyone at Bayern Munich's Saebener Strasse headquarters in the leafy suburb of...
BOSCH

Bosch merges automotive electronics and software businesses

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Germany's Robert Bosch GmbH, one of the world's largest auto parts suppliers, has established a new division to merge all areas related to automotive...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures as she speaks with France's President Emmanuel Macron, Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven during the first face-to-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium July 18, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/Pool

German economic think tanks commend massive EU recovery plan

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Germany's influential economic think tanks hailed an unprecedented recovery deal reached by leaders of the 27 European Union (EU) member states on Tuesday morning...
Volkswagen

Volkswagen to set up over 150,000 public charging points across Europe

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German carmaker Volkswagen announced on Monday that it would implement a new charging service in Europe with over 150,000 public charging points by mid-August. ...
Hotel Myths

German hotel and restaurant industry starts recovery as COVID-19 restrictions lifted

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Turnover of the German hotel and restaurant industry started to recover in May and grew by around 45 percent compared with the previous month,...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures as she speaks with France's President Emmanuel Macron, Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven during the first face-to-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium July 18, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/Pool

German FM welcomes extension of EU summit to agree on COVID-19 crisis package

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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has welcomed the renewed extension of the EU summit in Brussels to agree on a COVID-19 crisis package and...
COVID-19: Vaccine trials ongoing in 5 African countries

BioNTech, Pfizer sign COVID-19 vaccine supply agreement with Britain

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German pharmaceutical company BioNTech and U.S. company Pfizer announced Monday an agreement with Britain to supply 30 million doses of a vaccine candidate against...
Lufthansa

German airline Lufthansa to cut one in five jobs in management

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The number of management positions across Lufthansa Group would be reduced by 20 percent as part of a restructuring program scheduled to run until...
FILE PHOTO: The logo of German car manufacturer BMW is seen on the company headquarters in Munich, Germany, December 5, 2019. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert/File Photo GLOBAL BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD

BMW global vehicle deliveries down by 23 percent in first half

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German car manufacturer BMW announced Tuesday that its global vehicle deliveries, including MINI and Rolls-Royce, dropped by 23 percent year-on-year to a total of...
Bayern Munich

Bayern thrash Leverkusen 4-2 in German Cup to complete domestic double

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Robert Lewandowski's brace helped Bayern Munich to overpower Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in the DFB Cup final to clinch their second piece of silverware of...
Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich CEO Rummenigge confirms Thiago looking at other options

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Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara wants to leave Bayern Munich in search of a new challenge, according to the Bundesliga champion's CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. ...
Timo Werner

Timo Werner on the move to Chelsea

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By Oliver Trust German international Timo Werner is said to have made a surprising decision regarding his next port of call. ...
European Union

EU should assume more responsibility in global fight against pandemic

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The European Union (EU) should assume more global responsibility in the coronavirus crisis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said. In a speech outlining Germany's policy...
Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer of Bayern Munich attends a training session in Munich, Germany, April 6, 2020. Bayern Munich resumed training session on Monday after COVID-19 outbreak. (Photo by Philippe Ruiz/Xinhua)

Analysis: football without emotions Germany’s newest export hit

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By Oliver Trust Universal applause by media and fans couldn't have been louder after Germany successfully launched its newest export hit: Football...
Health Medical Supplies

Expected health expenditure in Germany exceeds US$442 billion in 2019

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Expected health expenditure in Germany in 2019 had gone up by 4.3 percent to 407.4 billion euros (442 billion U.S. dollars) compared to the...
E-commerce

Germany’s e-commerce sees double digit sales growth in April

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E-commerce sales in Germany in April reached 6.8 billion euros, up 17.9 percent year on year, the German E-Commerce and Distance Selling Trade Association...
Deutsche Post DHL

Net profit of Deutsche Post DHL down 59.7 percent in first quarter

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Deutsche Post DHL Group's consolidated net profit fell by 59.7 percent year-on-year to 301 million euros (325.5 million U.S. dollars) in the first quarter...
Coronavirus

Swiss pharma giant Roche to supply Germany with COVID-19 antibody tests

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Roche would deliver 3 million antibody tests for the novel coronavirus to the German healthcare system in May, German Minister of Health Jens Spahn...
Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (R), Director of the Institute of Virology at the Charite Berlin Christian Drosten (C) and Robert Koch Institute (RKI) President Lothar Wieler attend a press conference briefing COVID-19 situation in Germany, in Berlin, capital of Germany, March 9, 2020. No fatalities have been recorded despite Germany reporting 1,112 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 8 a.m. (0700 GMT) Monday, according to the country's disease control agency. (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi)

Germany’s coronavirus cases rise to 155,000, death toll at 5,750

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The rate of new COVID-19 infections in Germany continued below peak times as the number of confirmed cases increased by 1,018 within one day...
Volkswagen

Volkswagen restarts production in Germany after coronavirus shutdown

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After around five weeks of shutdown due to the coronavirus crisis, Germany's largest car manufacturer Volkswagen restarted production in two of its plants on...
Thomas Mueller (L, front) of Bayern Munich vies with Felix Klaus (R, front) of Wolfsburg during a German Bundesliga match in Munich, Germany, Dec. 21, 2019. (Photo by Philippe Ruiz/Xinhua)

German football waits for Chancellor Merkel raising her thumbs up

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By Oliver Trust Germany's professional football clubs are ready to return to action as soon as receiving the approval from politics and...
A poster calling on more hand washing instead of purchasing masks is seen at a pharmacy in Berlin, capital of Germany, March 3, 2020. Germany's confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased to 188 on Tuesday from 150 a day earlier, according to Robert Koch Institute (RKI), a federal government agency and research institute responsible for disease control and prevention. (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi)

Half of German companies introduce short-time work

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One in two German companies had introduced short-time work for their employees as a result of the coronavirus crisis, according to an industry survey...
Manuel Neuer

Flick confirms Neuer as Bayern’ number one

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By Oliver Trust Hansi Flick has put his foot down in the controversial debate about the future of German international Manuel Neuer...
Photo taken on March 18, 2020 shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivering a video speech on COVID-19, in Berlin, capital of Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged solidarity among citizens in a speech on Wednesday evening, calling the COVID-19 the nation's biggest challenge since World War II. (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi)

Merkel warns German citizens of long time of restrictions due to COVID-19

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The restrictions during the coronavirus crisis in Germany would continue for a long time, Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Thursday. "We are...
DAIMLER

Earnings of German carmaker Daimler plummets by nearly 80 percent in first quarter

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Group EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) of Daimler plummeted by almost 80 percent year-on-year to 617 million euros (666 million U.S. dollars) in...
Marathon

Berlin Marathon scheduled for September 27 not to take place

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The Berlin Marathon will not be staged on Sept. 27 due to a government ban on mass gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers...
A poster calling on more hand washing instead of purchasing masks is seen at a pharmacy in Berlin, capital of Germany, March 3, 2020. Germany's confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased to 188 on Tuesday from 150 a day earlier, according to Robert Koch Institute (RKI), a federal government agency and research institute responsible for disease control and prevention. (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi)

Merkel warns of false sense of security as Germany lifts first coronavirus measures

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday called for a "gradual" and "cautious" exit strategy from COVD-19 measures, saying "Despite everything, we are still at the...