A nuclear power comeback in Germany?
25 September 2022 | 12:44 pm
The much-discussed decision is here: Germany will keep two of its three remaining nuclear power plants - at least for now. Some want them longer. Either way, the move marks a policy change long considered unthinkable.
The move comes three days after a woman fell to her death while riding on one of the amusement park's rides. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
Prosecutors have alleged the suspect was "in contact with a Russian intelligence service" between 2014 and 2020. Information was said to have been shared during personal meetings, over the telephone, email and WhatsApp.
Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht has announced that Germany's military mission in Mali would be halted until further notice. France is withdrawing a larger force from Mali, as the junta has hired Russian mercenaries.
Moscow will not give Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant back to Ukraine despite the G7 demand, Russian officials have said. Kyiv urged the UN and the Red Cross to visit Russian POW camps. Follow DW for the latest.
France's nuclear energy option threatens a warming environment. Authorities called on people to postpone travel plans and to avoid waterways. "Just 30 centimeters of water is enough to sweep away a car," the prefecture of the Var department on the French Riviera said in a statement.
Ukraine's state nuclear company says it believes Russia will carry out a major "provocation" at the Zaporizhzhia plant. The UN chief has visited Ukraine's port of Odesa.
A German former world-class high diver has said he was sexually abused by his coach over a period of several years. Jan Hempel said the abuse continued even after he had informed the national swimming federation.
Olaf Scholz and Robert Habeck are on a three-day visit seeking to sign a hydrogen production deal with Canada and foster new energy ties amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Germany's federal government has agreed on a package of new measures, most of which will be up to the discretion of individual states, to combat the spread of the coronavirus in the cooler winter months.
Winter is coming and Germany is bracing for cold months with less Russian energy to heat homes and keep industry bustling. The center-left government coalition has unveiled a new plan to deal with potential shortages.
IAEA chief Rafael Grossi said a team of experts led by him is "now on its way" to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, Russia is preparing for a large-scale military exercise.
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