100,000 COVID deaths in Germany – a grim milestone
05 December 2021 | 1:10 pm
Many experts agree that Germany's fourth COVID wave could have been avoided, as most of the recent deaths were among people not vaccinated. DW's Luisa von Richthofen met a woman who lost two close relatives early on in the pandemic.
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Antisemitism, racism, homophobia – attacks on memorial sites in Germany are becoming increasingly frequent. They are acts of aggression against democracy and hatred against minorities. What connects these acts?
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From courts to classrooms to politics, Germany is embracing the English language. It's a bid to make the country more attractive globally, but the linguistic jump comes at a price.
"A no is a no," said Friedrich Merz, chairman of the largest German opposition party CDU. He has pledged not to cooperate with the far-right AfD at any level.
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A key German market research index has predicted a slight dip in consumer confidence for September. The figure has been hovering in unusually low territory for months now.
Europe's largest economy has flatlined recently, showing no signs of recovery from a winter recession. The International Monetary Fund has predicted Germany will be the only major advanced economy to shrink in 2023.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday called the more than 70 deaths in an apartment block fire in Johannesburg "a tragedy." Johannesburg officials initially suggested the building had been occupied by squatters, but Ramaphosa said that criminal gangs were exploiting vulnerable families by levy rents on buildings like the one that burnt.
The visit is considered a major reset in the sometimes tense relations between Ukraine and Germany. After talks with Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin, Zelenskyy travelled to the town of Aachen where he received a prestigious award on behalf of the Ukrainian people.
Germany charges 98-year-old Nazi guard for murder complicity.
The German chancellor insisted that "nuclear energy is over" after the Free Democrats (FDP) called for putting a halt on dismantling decommissioned power plants. It's the latest apparent division in the ruling coalition.
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