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Greek PM calls for COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver to help countries in need

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Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday called for waiving intellectual property rights protected by patents for COVID-19 vaccines in order to speed up...
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Press freedom index no longer includes Germany among leading nations

The latest Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Tuesday no longer includes Germany among the leading nations. Of the 180 countries...
The streets are seen near the European Union headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, March 24, 2020. The cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Europe exceeded 200,000 as of Tuesday evening. The hardest hit countries remained to be Italy, Spain, Germany and France, with over 150,000 cases in combination. (Photo by Riccardo Pareggiani/Xinhua)

Coronavirus infections remain high in Germany amid third wave

Health authorities in Germany have reported 23,804 new coronavirus infections and 219 new deaths to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for disease control within...
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Germany nears daily infections record amid calls for urgent action

(dpa) - With the number of new coronavirus infections per day approaching its highest-ever levels, Germany officials and doctors are calling for rapid action...
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Vodafone and others join forces to commercialize 5G in Germany

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Vodafone Germany has teamed up with Ericsson, Qualcomm and Oppo to commercialize its 5G standalone network in Europe, in what was claimed as a...

US Defence Secretary Austin in Germany to help settle defence ties

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin is meeting his counterpart Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer in Berlin on Tuesday, with the aim of settling defence ties after...
FILED - The clown Kaala Knuffl holds balloons in a cemetery in Germany. She's not out of place here - Kaala Knuffl offers graveside services. Photo: Nicolas Armer/dpa

Germany’s only funeral clown just wants people to rethink death

(dpa) – In some cultures, death is not something to be feared or something unusual. German culture is not one of them. That's why Kaala...
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Major German port says no disruption after Suez blockage

(dpa) - The head of Hamburg port in northern Germany says the "normal flow" of traffic has resumed in Europe's third-biggest freighter terminal, after...
FILED - Anyone with a history of overreaction to certain medications may want to seek advice from an allergy specialist before receiving a coronavirus vaccine. Photo: Peter Kneffel/dpa

Germany: 42 thrombosis cases after AstraZeneca vaccination

(dpa) - So far, 42 suspected cases of rare blood clots have been reported in Germany after vaccination with AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine, the Paul...
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Germany looking into divisive deep-sea mining of manganese in Pacific

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(dpa) - Germany is testing the mining of the metal manganese in the deep seas as part of a European research project, the Institute...
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Germany threatened by skilled labour shortage – study finds

(dpa) - Germany is facing an increasing shortage of skilled workers in the coming decades, according to a study by the German Economic Institute...
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Germany books largest budget deficit since reunification

(dpa) - The coronavirus pandemic plunged Germany into a massive deficit in 2020, the largest since the country was reunited in 1991, according to...
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Germany books largest budget deficit since reunification

(dpa) - The coronavirus pandemic plunged Germany into a massive deficit in 2020, the largest since the country was reunited in 1991, according to...
There are chairs in the outdoor area of a restaurant in the city centre. Tomorrow, Tuesday, outdoor restaurants are allowed to reopen under certain conditions. Photo: Oliver Dietze/dpa

Small western German state becomes first to exit nationwide lockdown

(dpa) - The small western German state of Saarland became the first of Germany's 16 states to exit a nationwide lockdown on Tuesday, with...

Easter holidays under coronavirus restrictions in Germany

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on German citizens to "consistently abide by all rules" regarding health measures and contact restrictions over Easter. How do...
The legendary Herbertstrasse in Hamburg's red-light district on the Reeperbahn in St. Pauli - once bright and busling, now empty and dark. Photo: Christian Charisius/dpa

The lights are out in Germany’s infamous party and red-light district

(dpa) – The bar owners of Hamburg’s Reeperbahn district have had enough. “That’s an employment ban for us,” Odin says. His bar, the 99...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) speaks at the Chancellery during a press conference after an online meeting with state premiers to discuss how to proceed with the Astrazeneca vaccine. Merkel justified the new age restrictions for Astrazeneca's drug in light of the trust in Corona vaccines Photo: Markus Schreiber/AP POOL/dpa

Consternation in Germany over vaccine roll-out after AstraZeneca move

(dpa) - Germany's decision to limit the use of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 jab to people over 60 has caused consternation at the national and state...
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AstraZeneca ‘respects’ decision by Germany to restrict use of vaccine

(dpa) - AstraZeneca says it respects this week's decision by Germany to restrict the use of its coronavirus vaccine - but reiterated that the...
FILED - A traveler walks past a sign for a coronavirus testing centre in Stuttgart's airport in August. A new requirement for people arriving at German airports to have submitted to coronavirus testing has been postponed from Sunday to Tuesday, Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Friday. Photo: Sebastian Gollnow/dpa

Germany postpones Covid-19 testing requirement for flight arrivals

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dpa/GNA - A new requirement for people arriving at German airports to have submitted to coronavirus testing has been postponed from Sunday to...
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Prosecutor: Right-wing extremism biggest threat to German democracy

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dpa/GNA - Right-wing extremism is the biggest threat to the democratic order in Germany, Federal Public Prosecutor Peter Frank warned in remarks published...

Shatta Wale is the biggest Ghanaian music star in Germany – DJ Leangun

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German-based Beninous Disk Jockey, Tareg Sato has revealed that Reggae and Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale is very well known in Germany.  According to the DJ,...
Commuters who live in Poland and work in Germany are demanding compensation from Berlin to help cover the cost of the coronavirus tests needed to enter the country. Photo: Patrick Pleul/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

Polish commuters demand compensation from Germany for Covid-19 tests

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dpa/GNA - Commuters who live in Poland and work in Germany are demanding compensation from Berlin to help cover the cost of the coronavirus...

Germany headed for harder lockdown as 16,000 new infections recorded

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dpa/GNA - Coronavirus infections in Germany are once more nearing the critical marker of 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the course of...
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Three women awarded scholarships for ‘doing nothing’ in Germany

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dpa/GNA - Three women have been awarded 1,600-euro (1,900-dollar) scholarships for "doing nothing," according to the University of Fine Arts Hamburg (HFBK). Hilistina Banze,...
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Pakistan questions illegal migrants deported by Germany and Poland

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dpa/GNA – Pakistani authorities were on Thursday interrogating more than a dozen illegal immigrants after they were deported by Germany and Poland, officials...
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Germany exceeds 2020 climate target with the help of pandemic

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dpa/GNA - Germany slightly exceeded its climate target for 2020 with the help of travel restrictions and other stoppages prompted by the pandemic. Germany...
FILED - Smoke raise from a site targeted by multiple airstrikes, allegedly carried out by Syrian government forces in the town of Taqad, in the western Aleppo countryside. Photo: Juma Mohammad/IMAGESLIVE via ZUMA Wire/dpa

Top diplomats from five world powers mark 10 years of war in Syria

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dpa/GNA - On the 10th anniversary of the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the top diplomats of the United States, Germany, France,...
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Vaccine summit postponed in Germany after AstraZeneca suspension

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dpa/GNA - A coronavirus vaccination summit between Germany's federal and state governments is to be postponed after the suspension of the use of...
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Union of Ghanaian Association in Germany supports Sekondi Prisons

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The Union of Ghanaian Association in Germany (UGAG e.V) and all Ghanaians in the German Diaspora have donated sanitary equipment to the Sekondi Prisons...
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Night-time robbers enjoy candlelit picnic in German supermarket

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dpa/GNA - Unknown perpetrators who broke into a supermarket in Germany had a candlelit picnic before taking off with their loot, police said...