Germany: No extension for 9-euro rail ticket, finance minister says
25 July 2022 | 10:44 am
Many were hoping the nation-wide rail pass would be extended in the face of rising energy costs. According to a recent poll, most Germans said they supported lower rail prices, subsidized by the government.
30 Jun 2022
Germany has agreed to return trove of looted African colonial artifacts, including over 1,000 Benin Bronzes that will be repatriated to Nigeria.
2 Jul 2022
In a case that shocked Germany, a man's head was left outside a court in Bonn and his body was found in a nearby river. Police, however, said he died of natural causes — but issued a warrant for desecration of the dead.
1 Jul 2022
Germany is on the path to legalizing recreational marijuana use. Safety and public health will be top priorities in the upcoming legislation, the health minister has said.
3 Jul 2022
Top German diplomat Annalena Baerbock said that the EU had to follow through with its promises to countries like Albania and North Macedonia, or else Russia and China would move to draw them away from the bloc.
4 Jul 2022
Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has written an opinion piece with her Irish counterpart in a British paper, saying the UK was "not engaging in good faith" with its plans to change the Northern Ireland protocol.
10 Jul 2022
Germany has slashed its public transport prices. In June, July and August, 2022, a monthly ticket to use all local public transport will cost just nine Euros. Is this a public transport revolution that the world should follow?
5 Jul 2022
Since the introduction of "marriage for all" in Germany, some 65,000 marriages have taken place between people of the same sex. The figures showed a rush to tie the knot once it became possible late in 2017.
8 Jul 2022
Chancellor Olaf Scholz's government has begun to overhaul Germany's immigration system to allow more migrants to stay in the country. Refugee rights organizations say the measures don't go far enough.
7 Jul 2022
The Bavarian town of Altötting has long claimed to have the region's purest water. Nowadays many people think twice about consuming the water here. Studies have shown it's contaminated with perfluorooctanoic acid or PFOA, which might cause cancer.
9 Jul 2022
Protesters outside Büchel Air Base want the government to tell the United States to get its nuclear weapons out of Germany. But, with a war raging in Europe, they aren't getting much attention.
11 Jul 2022
Canada will return to Germany the repaired turbine of the Russian Nord Stream 1 pipeline, vital for sustaining German gas supply. Ukraine has condemned the move, saying it undermines the sanctions against Russia.
13 Jul 2022
Berlin is upping its cybersecurity defenses to counter the threat of Russian online attacks. Experts warn Germany is vulnerable to sabotage attempts and efforts to sow disinformation as war rages in Ukraine.
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The top envoys said they wanted African countries to be part of a more unified front against Russia. Many African nations have shown a reluctance to condemn Russia's invasion.
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In northern Sweden, EU and Swedish officials have inaugurated the first spaceport for satellite launches on the European Union mainland.
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Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia are grappling with an increasing number of young people becoming addicted to a substance known as kush or K2. Abuse of the drug has already killed several people in the region.
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Pressure is growing on Germany to send Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine. Chancellor Scholz doesn't want to commit just yet, partly because he's playing to his party, the Social Democrats. An analysis by Sabine Kinkartz.
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Hundreds of people gather weekly at the East Nile Wrestling Stadium in Sudan to watch Nuba wrestling, a popular sport within the country aiming to gain global recognition.
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Following the mass shooting in California's Monterey Park, users on social media falsely claimed that many people were injured during an attack in New York on January 22. The picture used in the post is actually from a 2017 failed suicide bomb attack. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.