German hospitality sector struggles to rebound
08 January 2022 | 12:59 pm
Bavaria's restaurants struggle to find staff as the sector slowly recovers.The problem is unlikely to go away anytime soon.
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Germany has eased visa conditions for some earthquake survivors. But many of the bureaucratic hurdles remain high.
Iranian-German dual national Jamshid Sharmahd was sentenced to death in Tehran. His daughter has told DW that Germany should have intervened earlier.
The Senckenberg Museum was temporarily closed after a suspected electrical fire left the building, famous for its dinosaur skeletons, contaminated with smoke. The damage from the fire was said to be minor.
Lt. Gen. Alfons Mais says the €100 billion committed by the government last year is insufficient. Meanwhile, an association representing soldiers says the Bundeswehr turnaround needs to speed up.
The decision follows a similar move by Germany after a court in Tehran sentenced a German-Iranian citizen to death.
Germany's government wants higher safety standards for smaller ships. Sea rescue organizations see this demand as a violation of the coalition agreement and as a hindrance to their mission.
A year ago, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz promised to upgrade the Bundeswehr with a massive one-off fund. Critics say not much has happened since.
The war in Ukraine is proving expensive, even in Germany, where the government has to save money and decide what is more important: International security or social welfare?
As he departs for Washington, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz feels he has a lot to show US President Joe Biden when it comes to supporting Ukraine. But for the latter, solidarity over China may top the agenda.
Protests outside abortion clinics and family planning centers are underway in Germany. Reproductive rights advocates point to the influence of US money and tactics on the anti-abortion movement in Germany and Europe.
Police say a search continues for German tourist Nick Frischke who went missing while hiking in South Africa. On Monday five suspects appeared in court in relation to the disappearance.
A potential ban could be on the table, media reports said. A German government spokesperson rejected the claim.
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