Deadly WWII explosive discovered in Hamburg garage
15 June 2020 | 9:00 am
A detonator with an explosive device from the Second World War has been found during an apartment clearance in the northern German port city. The controlled explosion prompted the evacuation of the nearby area.
A US tech blog alleged that the Twitter CEO ordered engineers to increase the visibility of his tweets. Bavaria's media regulator will check whether the social media giant violated a law to protect against media bias.
Germany has eased visa conditions for some earthquake survivors. But many of the bureaucratic hurdles remain high.
The German Minister labour, Hubertus Heil and his colleague for Development Cooperation, Svenja Schulze, are visiting Ghana as part of their tour that would take them to neighboring Ivory Coast as well. Key on their agenda is pushing for better cooperation between Germany and Africa. Hubertus Heil has been talking to DW about the visit and upcoming migration reforms in Germany targeted at Africa.
The defendant has been sentenced to a minimum of 15 years in prison over an attack that killed four people. Germany's rule of universal jurisdiction allows it to try people for crimes committed abroad.
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?
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