German COVID rate soars to highest level since May
31 October 2021 | 3:49 pm
The number of COVID-19 cases in Germany has risen sharply in the past week, reaching the previous milestone of 100 cases per 100,000 people. This time around, though, it's the number of hospitalizations that count.
Germany has eased visa conditions for some earthquake survivors. But many of the bureaucratic hurdles remain high.
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.
FBI Director Christopher Wray has accused China of obstructing US efforts to find the cause of the coronavirus pandemic. He said his agency believes COVID-19 spread due to a lab accident in the city of Wuhan.
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?
As he departs for Washington, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz feels he has a lot to show US President Joe Biden when it comes to supporting Ukraine. But for the latter, solidarity over China may top the agenda.
US officials are divided over the origins of the 2019 coronavirus but some still think it escaped from a Chinese lab. China denies the lab leak theory.
Protests outside abortion clinics and family planning centers are underway in Germany. Reproductive rights advocates point to the influence of US money and tactics on the anti-abortion movement in Germany and Europe.
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