Fighting for the legalization of assisted suicide in Germany
04 February 2022 | 6:10 am
The German Constitutional Court is set to deliver a groundbreaking verdict on assisted suicide. DW met up with a man who is fighting for the legal right to decide for himself when and how he will die.
German police are running "at full capacity all the time" and struggling to cope with stress as they deal with violent and aggressive protesters, the police union has said.
Although Germany isn't logging record cases like its neighbors, Health Minister Lauterbach said current figures don't show the whole picture. Data reporting has slowed over the holidays — but the omicron variant has not.
Germany takes over the G7 presidency for 2022. In a new year's message, Finance Minister Christian Lindner, who replaces Chancellor Olaf Scholz in the role, said Germany must help "drive the global economic recovery."
Top virologist concerned about omicron exposure in Germany
Germany's health minister has said that the country would need 15 million more booster doses to curb the spread of omicron. Meanwhile. Australia's health system is under strain amid a rising caseload. DW has the latest.
Across Europe, there are fears the omicron variant will cause case numbers to climb to record highs, increasing pressure on hospitals and other workplaces. In Germany, health officials are warning that the true scale of the crisis is not yet known.
An investigation has uncovered that Denmark's secret service helped the US to spy on German politicians. It's not the first time there have been reports of the NSA monitoring German leaders, but it is the first time Denmark has been named as a direct partner.
The raids focused on a landslide at a mine during last July's deadly floods. Although no one died at the site, the image of the gaping muddy crater was etched in the memory of those who survived — and sparked a probe.
The highest number of asylum requests came from Syria, while over 17% of first-time applications were on behalf of children born in Germany under the age of one.
The new wave of coronavirus infections in Germany has now surpassed numbers last seen in November. Experts are warning of the threat this poses to the unvaccinated.
As Germany battles a fifth coronavirus wave, people took to the street to rail against COVID-19 restrictions and a possible vaccine mandate. Others marched for "solidarity instead of conspiracy theories."
Germany's COVID-19 case numbers have recently reached record highs. In the state of Saxony, they are particularly worrisome. Now the unvaccinated will be barred from restaurants and cultural sites. DW went to the city of Bautzen to find out what people think.
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