Coronavirus digest: Germany issues Europe travel warnings
By Abiodun Ogundairo
04 October 2020 | 10:31 am
Germany has issued partial or full travel warnings for more than 10 European countries. Berlin also lifted a general travel warning for 160 countries outside the EU and will take further action on a case by case basis.
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Love kept at a distance: German national Linda Wendt is fighting to establish a life in Germany with her husband. But he cannot move here without first passing a language test. A major problem — but not an isolated case.
The new anti-gay legislation in the East African country would mean long prison terms or even death for people who identify as LGBTQ.
France, Germany face off on EU's 2035 internal combustion car ban. In this edition: Germany seeks an "e-fuels" exemption to the EU's ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars after 2035, while France pushes for an all-electric transport future.
The EU's ambition is to turn hydrogen from a polluting niche market to a clean mass market. Renewable hydrogen is seen as crucial for Europe to meet its international climate commitments, and to limit its dependence on natural gas providers, be that Russia or other countries.
Germany's foreign minister says the door to EU candidate status is "wide open" for Georgia. But she stressed the Caucasus country would first need to implement reforms to address concerns over democracy.
Germany is not a nuclear power, but it is part of US nuclear strategy. As arms control treaties between the US and Russia come undone, Germany faces a more clear and present nuclear danger.
Berlin and Brussels have reached a deal in a dispute over a ban on new cars with internal combustion engines. The agreement relates to the future use of e-fuels in cars.
German police said they had concluded an operation and were now investigating after the shooting in the northern port city.
The harvest saw an 8% drop over 2021 and had not been lower since 2013. Statisticians say the drop in productivity is a result of less land being dedicated to planting the vegetable.
Total public debt is up in Germany, reaching a new record of over €28,000 per person. Much of the debt on the national level is connected special COVID and energy funds from the last years.
A warm winter with relatively little snow means less water flowing into Europe’s rivers come summer. This will require rethinking nuclear and hydropower production.
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Ariha Shah was seven months old when she was removed from her parents' care by authorities in Berlin. The details of the case are sketchy but Indian media reported she was injured accidentally by her grandmother.