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Germany Elections: Centre-left Social Democrats defeat Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party

Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) claimed victory in the federal election, telling the party of outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel it should no longer be in power. SPD leader Olaf Scholz said he had a clear mandate to form a government, while his conservative rival Armin Laschet remains determined to fight on. The two parties have […]

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EU accuses Russia of cyber attacking democratic processes ahead of Germany elections

The European Commission has accused Russia of trying to interfere in European democratic processes just days before Sunday’s parliamentary election in Germany. In a statement on Friday, the European Commission said: “EU Member States have observed malicious cyber activities, collectively designated as Ghostwriter, and associated these with the Russian state.” “Such activities are unacceptable as […]

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Germany: Customer shoots petrol station worker dead after asked to put on face mask

Politicians in Germany expressed shock over the killing of a petrol station worker who asked a customer to wear a face mask, saying Covid-19  deniers using violence will not be tolerated. The killing on Saturday evening in the western town of Idar-Oberstein has hit the national headlines for days now. Prosecutors have said that the […]

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Scientists potty-train cows in hope of reducing greenhouse emissions

Cows can be potty trained as easily as toddlers. Scientists put the task to the test and 11 out of 16 cows learned to use the “MooLoo” when they had to go. Just like some parents, the researchers used a sweet treat to coax the cows to push through a gate and urinate in a […]

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Jan Hecker: Germany’s ambassador to China dies two weeks into the job

Germany’s ambassador to China Jan Hecker, has died suddenly at 54, after only a few weeks in his position, according to a statement released by the consulate on Monday. Hecker had worked as a foreign policy adviser to German Chancellor Angela Merkel before taking up his ambassadorial posting in Beijing on August 24. “We are […]

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German media corporation Axel Springer to buy Washington based Politico for over $1 billion

Axel Springer, the German media corporation has agreed to buy the Washington-based Politico franchise for more than $1 billion. Politico’s tech news sibling Protocol is also included in the deal, which was announced on Thursday. Axel Springer and Politico already work together on a joint venture in Europe. Building on that connection, the two sides […]

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Germany: Model mauled by leopard during photoshoot

A woman was mauled by a leopard during a photoshoot that went wrong at a retirement home for show animals in eastern Germany. The model suffered serious head injuries inside an enclosure that is home to two leopards, Troy and Paris. Police said she was taken to hospital with serious injuries. A mobile alert that […]

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German university poisoning: Police launch probe after students fall sick, food and drinks spiked

German police have begun an attempted murder investigation into the after six people were taken to hospital in a case of suspected poisoning at Darmstadt Technical University. They had all had food or drink from a small kitchen on the university’s Lichtwiese campus. A “harmful substance” was added to milk cartons or water, police believe. […]

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‘Russia shouldn’t use Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as a weapon’: Chancellor Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said further sanctions may be imposed on Russia if it uses a controversial gas pipeline against Ukraine. Mrs Merkel, on her final visit to Kyiv before leaving office, told Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky she understood his concerns over the Nord Stream 2 project. Mr Zelensky opposes the pipeline, which he […]

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Afghan woman delivers baby girl aboard US military evacuation flight from Kabul to Germany

An Afghan woman delivered a baby girl just after touching down at Ramstein Air Base in Germany on Saturday aboard a US military evacuation flight, the US Air Force said on its social media. In a Twitter thread Sunday, the US Air Mobility Command said the woman went into labor aboard a C-17 transport aircraft […]

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Germany arrests British man working at embassy in Berlin on suspicion of spying for Russia

Germany arrested a British man on the suspicion of spying for Russia. German federal prosecutors said the man, named as David S, worked at the British embassy in Berlin. He allegedly passed documents to Russian intelligence “at least once” in exchange for an “unknown amount” of money. He was arrested in Potsdam outside Berlin on […]

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Germany: Sceptic nurse allegedly injected 8,600 people with saline solution instead of Covid-19 vaccine

A nurse in Germany has allegedly injected up to 8,600 people with saline solution instead of a Covid-19 vaccine. The Red Cross nurse may have given thousands of elderly patients in northern Germany a fake jab in the early Spring, a police investigation found. Authorities on Tuesday urged thousands of people who received their first […]