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Germany makes rapid virus tests a key to everyday freedoms

June 10, 2021 11:51 am

There are now 15,000 pop-up testing centers across the country — more than 1,300 in Berlin alone. The centers are funded by the government, which has spent hundreds of millions of euros on the ad hoc network.

Election in East Germany will test the far right’s power

June 06, 2021 10:29 am

On Sunday, voters in Saxony-Anhalt will be back at the polls, and the result of this state election will be scrutinised to see whether a nationally weakened Alternative for Germany, or AfD (its German initials), can hold on to voters in one of the regions where it has proved strongest.

Explained: What Germany recognising the colonial-era genocide in Namibia means for the African nation

May 29, 2021 3:04 pm

After five years of negotiations between the two countries as they attempted to “heal the wounds”, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Friday announced a fund of €1.1 billion to help aid community projects in Namibia.

Germany apologises for colonial-era genocide in Namibia

May 28, 2021 3:52 pm

While Germany has previously acknowledged "moral responsibility" for the killings, it had avoided making an official apology for the massacres to avoid compensation claims.

Germany to discuss 'common ground' on Russia with US: Angela Merkel

May 21, 2021 9:11 am

On Wednesday, the Biden administration imposed sanctions on Russian companies and ships for their work on the pipeline, but Biden angered many Democratic and Republican lawmakers by opting not to punish Nord Stream 2 AG, the company overseeing the project.

In Germany, an early vaccine shot comes with disapproving looks

May 20, 2021 11:39 am

After vaccinations began in Germany in December, a new word, “Impfneid,” or vaccine envy, entered the lexicon. Impfneid or no, the widespread disdain for people who try got get a shot before their time has damaged more than just reputations.

Germany eyes new Afghanistan role after troop withdrawal

May 04, 2021 9:04 pm

The withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan officially began on Saturday, May 1. The German army plans to bring all of its 1,100 soldiers stationed there back to Germany by mid-August.

Germany: Angela Merkel's bloc chooses Armin Laschet as candidate to succeed her

April 20, 2021 5:45 pm

Armin Laschet , the governor of Germany's most populous state ,North Rhine-Westphalia and a loyal follower of Angela Merkel has been selected as the Chancellor candidate of Germany's helm.

Who's paying for Europe's COVID-related debts?

April 17, 2021 4:03 pm

Germany and the EU are taking on record levels of new debt to help stave off the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. But despite the risk, the current situation can't be compared with the last EU financial crisis.

Explained: What is Gruppe S, the German far-right group on trial?

April 14, 2021 7:52 am

The 11 members of Gruppe S are suspected of planning attacks on mosques, asylum centres and the German parliament.


End of an era: Germany closes its last coal mine

December 25, 2018 7:03 am

The Prosper-Haniel mine in the western city of Bottrop and another colliery in Ibbenbueren, 100 kilometers (62 miles) to the north, were the last remnants of an industry that once dominated the region, employing half a million people at its peak in the 1950s

From first shot to silence of peace: Here are some iconic images from World War I

November 11, 2018 6:57 am

As the world marks 100 years since the fighting stopped, here is a look at some key moments in World War I

'I have huge respect for India'; German President gets ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan

March 24, 2018 1:33 pm

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, accompanied by his wife Elke Budenbender, arrived Thursday on his first visit to India as German president. On Friday, he was accorded a ceremonial reception by his Indian counterpart Ram Nath Kovind as well as PM Modi.

'Make in India' not a slogan, it is a movement: PM Narendra Modi in Germany

April 13, 2015 2:33 pm

PM Narendra Modi said that global collaboration & support were crucial to meet the objectives of development.

Hallo Germany! Modi lands in Hannover

April 12, 2015 6:00 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lands in Germany, the second leg of his three-nation tour.

A glimpse of the supermoon worldwide

August 12, 2014 9:24 am

The phenomenon, which scientists call a 'perigee moon', occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

Football fever grips Bollywood: Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor watch Germany in action

July 14, 2014 2:40 pm

Bollywood celebs were also spotted in different parts of the world enjoying the final World Cup match between Germany and Argentina.


Pathankot attack a heinous act of terrorism, deserves wider condemnation: Dipankar Banerjee

January 08, 2016 4:54 pm

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Security expert Dipankar Banerjee on Friday said the Pathankot attack was a heinous act of terrorism, which any civilised nation that follows human rights will condemn it. The governments of UAE, Germany and Italy have condemned the terrorist attack on the Pathankot Air Force base, in which seven security personnel were killed and 20 others injured.

UAE, Germany and Italy condemn Pathankot attack

January 08, 2016 2:58 pm

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): The governments of UAE, Germany and Italy have condemned the terrorist attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in which seven security personnel were martyred."Terrorism and extremism know no borders and no limits and pose a threat to innocent people everywhere around the world. In order to contain the dangerous threat that terrorism poses to our countries and peoples, international cooperation is indispensable," the Foreign Ministry of UAE said in a statement. Although, the UAE assured India of complete support in its fight against terrorism. "We utterly condemn the terrorist attacks on the Indian air force base in Pathankot and on the Indian Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif. The responsible parties must be identified and held accountable," Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson said in a statement. Earlier, Italy, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan, South Korea, Maldives, Nepal, Brazil and France also condemned the terrorist attack. Six terrorists were neutralised in the terror attack at the Pathankot air base that began in the wee hours on January 1. Seven security personnel were martyred in the terror attack. The conspiracy behind the terrorist attack in Pathankot was hatched in Markaj, Pakistan, as per high-level official sources.