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German COVID-19 cases jump by most since early January

Reuters
BERLIN (Reuters) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany jumped on Thursday by 29,426 to 3.073 million, the biggest increase since Jan. 8 as the government seeks to push through tougher nationwide curbs to try to contain a third wave of the virus. The reported death toll rose......

Gruppe S: German far-right group on trial for ‘terror plot’

BBC
According to investigation files seen by German public broadcaster ZDF and the Stuttgarter Nachrichten newspaper, Werner S planned to acquire a Kalashnikov assault rifle with 2,000 rounds of ammunition, an Uzi submachine gun and hand grenades. The group already had 27 unlicensed weapons, mostly pistols, it is alleged. BBC –......

Major, one of Biden’s German shepherds, will be sent away for training after biting incidents.

New York Times
Major, one of President Biden’s German shepherds, will be moved from the White House complex to receive training after he was involved in a series of biting episodes, the East Wing said on Monday. “Major, the Bidens’ younger dog, will undergo some additional training to help him adjust to life......

German far-right AfD bids to win back voters with anti-lockdown campaign

Reuters
BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) cast itself as the anti-lockdown party at a weekend conference in a bid to win back support before for a September election. Almost 600 members of the party, which entered the national parliament for the first time after the 2017 election,......

Yanks option German after another rough outing

ESPN
The New York Yankees optioned right-hander Domingo German to the team’s alternate training site following a rough outing in Saturday’s 4-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. German allowed four runs and eight hits in four innings, walking one and striking out five. After looking sharp in spring training, the......

German finance chief says Covid surge shows now is not the time to reopen economy

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here This is not the time to consider the full reopening of the German economy, but rather the time to be strict and keep coronavirus infections low, Germany’s finance minister told CNBC, while adding that richer households will soon be paying......

German steelworkers reach pay deal with union

Reuters
BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s largest trade union, IG Metall, agreed a wage deal on Saturday for the roughly 70,000 workers in the iron and steel industry in north-west Germany. Under the agreement, which runs for 15 months and was struck after seven hours of talks, workers will receive lump-sum payments......

German tourist industry warns of job losses from tighter pandemic lockdowns

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: People queue to reach the summit cross on top of the highest German mountain, the Zugspitze, in Grainau near Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany, August 19, 2020. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (Reuters) – The German tourist industry has warned of layoffs and bankruptices if authorities further tighten lockdowns meant to curb the......

Police use water cannon as German lockdown protest turns violent

Reuters
KASSEL, Germany (Reuters) – Police deployed water cannon and pepper spray after a gathering of some 20,000 protesters against lockdown and other coronavirus rules in central Germany turned violent, with some demonstrators throwing bottles at police. Protesters from all over Germany converged on the central city of Kassel for the......

Cologne diocese abuse cover-up report clears German archbishop

Reuters
BERLIN (Reuters) – A team of German lawyers said on Thursday they had found no evidence that the Archbishop of Cologne had breached his duty in his response to cases of sexual abuse, but criticised and named several other senior church officials. In an 800-page report into the handling of......

German Covid cases are rising ‘exponentially’ — and its vaccine pause could make things worse

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A healthcare worker cares for a Covid-19 patient in the ICU ward at the Robert Bosch Hospital in Stuttgart, Germany, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images It’s no secret that Germany has been seeing a......

German COVID-19 cases are growing exponentially again: RKI

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: An employee wearing a protective mask works at a Saturn electronic store as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown measures are eased in Berlin, Germany, March 11, 2021. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke BERLIN (Reuters) – German coronavirus infections are spreading exponentially, up 20% in the last week, an expert at the......

German regional elections present crunch test for Merkel’s party

Reuters
BERLIN (Reuters) – German voters go to the polls on Sunday in regional elections in two western states that pose an early test of the conservative Christian Democrats’ prospects of retaining power in a federal vote later this year. Chancellor Angela Merkel, in power since 2005, is not seeking re-election......

German experts warn against lockdown easing as cases jump

Reuters
BERLIN (Reuters) – German health experts warned on Saturday against any further easing of coronavirus lockdown measures as the number of cases jumped again due to the spread of the more infectious variant first detected in Britain. FILE PHOTO: Picture shows the abandoned main shopping area due to the coronavirus......

Biden’s German Shepherd has aggressive incident and is sent back to Delaware

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Major, who was adopted by Biden in November 2018 from a Delaware animal shelter, had what one of the people described as a “biting incident” with a member of White House security. The exact condition of the victim is......

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