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Alexei Navalny detained in Moscow after flying home 5 months after nearly being killed

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained after flying back to Moscow from Germany, five months after he was nearly killed by a nerve agent attack. The police at passport control at Sheremetyevo airport whisked away the 44-year-old. Thousands had gathered at a different Moscow airport to greet his flight from Berlin, but the plane was diverted. […]

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Armin Laschet succeeds Angela Merkel to become chairman of Germany’s Christian Democratic party

Armin Laschet was elected chairman of Germany’s Christian Democrats (CDU) on Saturday, succeeding Angela Merkel and putting him on course to run as the conservative party’s candidate for chancellor in federal elections in September. Laschet, the premier of the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous, won a runoff vote against Friedrich Merz, securing […]

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Berlin Shooting: Four injured, manhunt underway to nab assailants

Four people have been injured after a shooting incident in Berlin early Saturday, police said, adding that a manhunt was under way for the unidentified assailants who fled the scene. German media reported heavily armed police officers were deployed to the scene in the Kreuzberg district. The four injured were aged between 30 and 42. […]

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Seven nations confirm cases of contagious UK Covid-19 strain

The more contagious coronavirus strain has been reported in at least seven nations around the world. Germany, Australia, France, Denmark, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Japan have reported cases. Spain confirmed four cases of the UK strain, all in Madrid and linked to recent travel, deputy health chief said. Madrid deputy health chief Antonio Zapatero […]

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Four sisters invent coronavirus board game during lockdown and now its selling by thousands

The four Schwaderlapp sisters during the first lockdown in Germany decided to put their long hours indoors to good use – by inventing a coronavirus board game that is selling by the thousands. “Corona – the rush to the shops” can be played by up to four players, who compete to buy all the groceries […]

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Germany imposes STRICTER lockdown from December 16 as infections reach RECORD levels

Germany imposes stricter lockdown ahead of the Christmas period as the number of deaths and infections from the coronavirus reaches record levels. Non-essential shops will close across the country from Wednesday, as will schools, with children to be cared for at home wherever possible. Chancellor Angela Merkel blamed Christmas shopping for a “considerable” rise in […]

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Woman leaves neighbours property and stock portfolio worth $7.5 million

Residents of a community in Germany inherited property and stock portfolio worth USD $7.5 million following the death of an elderly neighbor. Renate Wedel had lived in the Weiperfelden district of Waldsolms in Hesse, central Germany, with her husband, Alfred Wedel, since 1975. Alfred, who was “successful” and “active” on the stock exchange, died in […]

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Frankfurt restaurant stages protest against lockdown restrictions with pandas and bottles of Corona beer

A restaurant in Frankfurt is staging a protest against lockdown restrictions by filling tables with a hundred stuffed toy pandas, in a play on the word “pandemic”. German officials might agree to extend until December 20 a “lockdown light” they imposed on November 2 that means bars, restaurants and entertainment venues must stay closed, while […]

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Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium 12 times more than permitted levels

Iran has stockpiled 12 times the amount of enriched uranium permitted under a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, a global watchdog has said. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Iran’s stockpile of low-enriched uranium had reached 2,442.9kg this month. Iran insists its nuclear programme is exclusively for peaceful purposes. The IAEA also said […]

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Thousands of Thai protesters demand Germany to probe their king, march to German embassy in Bangkok

Thousands of residents in Thailand marched to the German embassy in Bangkok on Monday, to keep up pressure on King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who spends much of his time in Germany. Germany has said it would be unacceptable for King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 68, to conduct politics there and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said the European power […]

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70 artefacts at Berlin’s Museum Island attacked with oily liquid

At least 70 artefacts from post-war German history were sprayed with an oily liquid on Berlin’s Museum Island, a UNESCO world heritage site that is home to five famous museums. Berlin’s state criminal police agency released details of the attack late on Tuesday, 17 days after at least one unknown attacker targeted Ancient Egyptian sarcophagi, […]

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Thailand blocks access to online petition demanding King Maha Vajiralongkorn be declared ‘persona non grata’

Thailand blocked access to online petition site Change.org, after it hosted a petition calling for King Maha Vajiralongkorn to be declared persona non grata in Germany. The petition – written in Thai, English and German – was originated by a Thai graduate student in France. In it, he called for Germany to declare the king […]