Coronavirus digest: German health chief pushes for reopening of vaccine centers
06 November 2021 | 2:50 pm
German Health Minister Jens Spahn has urged states to reopen vaccination centers as pressure grows to administer booster shots. Meanwhile, the world has passed five milion COVID deaths. DW has the latest.
A statue of German colonial official, Curt von Francois, was moved from its pedestal in Namibia's capital Windhoek to a museum after activists criticized it as a symbol of oppression.
The acclaimed author is being awarded the Geschwister-Scholl-Preis for his book "Diary of an Invasion," chronicling Russia's attack on Ukraine in early 2022.
In a DW interview, Frank-Walter Steinmeier said he hoped Chinese authorities would "respect" the protesters' freedom, and expressed that he did not see a way out of Russia's war on Ukraine "at this point in time."
Somalia's health practitioners overwhelmed as conflict intensifies amid severe drought
The inflation rate in Europe's top economy dropped to 10% for November, preliminary data from Germany's federal statistics agency Destatis showed. This comes after hitting a record high in October.
The Ukraine war has eaten up the Bundewehr's munitions stockpile, sparking concern among politicians and the military. Meanwhile, inflation is eating away at the €100 billion in extra military spending pledged by Berlin.
The mpox public health emergency was declared over the summer, as the country struggled to contain the soaring number of infections. However, cases have receded since, with vaccination going strong.
The head of the world health body said an estimated 90% of people had some resistance to COVID-19 but infections are up, and he warned of new variants. News China may loosen COVID-19 measures was welcomed by the WHO.
On her first visit to India, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock signed a mobility agreement and addressed the climate crisis.
A common respiratory virus is circulating in Germany, hitting the youngest the hardest. Children's hospitals are under immense pressure. But this acute situation was foreseeable — and is a result of chronic problems.
They're throwing soup and sticking themselves to art and buildings. Across Europe, climate protesters are resorting to increasingly extreme methods to grab attention. In Germany, one climate group's daily protests are divisive.
A new German law forcing corporates to heed human rights in their supply chains will come into effect on January 1. The law is feared by some firms, but others have started early and say there's nothing to worry about.
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