Saturday, 4th February 2023
<To guardian.ng
Search

Germany: Catholic officials ask reporters for ‘silence’ on child abuse report

Reporters walked out of a press event in Cologne after church officials asked them to sign a confidentiality agreement. The officials were due to discuss issues around a key report on child abuse.

Related

19 Dec
The German government has been given the go-ahead by the European Commission to nationalize ailing gas importer Uniper, as well as Sefe (formerly Gazprom Germania).
24 Dec
One small hospital closes every month in Germany. Politicians say there are too many, and the health care system can't afford to keep them all open. But their critics say patients may die due to closures.
25 Dec
Germany is urgently seeking workers from abroad — at least 400,000 each year. But is it an attractive destination for highly qualified foreigners? For some, it seems, having to learn the German language puts them off.
25 Dec
Germany's child protection agency has criticized a shortage of hospital beds for youngsters hit by a severe respiratory virus. Lockdowns kept the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) at bay but it's now circulating widely.
27 Dec
Chancellor Olaf Scholz and other ministers praised the project as showing the new "speed" of Europe's biggest economy. But the floating terminal's high-profile opening was sharply criticized by environmental groups.
24 Dec
German investigators have closed three Internet forums on the "darknet" with depictions of the sexual abuse of children. Four suspects were arrested.
20 Dec
People in Iran are taking to the streets, fighting back against religious clothing restrictions for women and challenging the country’s autocrat rulers. The protests cast a long shadow around the world, reaching people who have left Iran in the past and now live in exile. Two Iranian Taekwondo athletes living in Berlin are fully consumed by the demonstrations back home.
20 Dec
Germany has joined the chorus of disapproval over Iran-supplied drones Russia uses to "terrorize Ukrainian civilians." The West has been pressuring the UN to investigate. DW has the latest.
23 Dec
Economy Minister Robert Habeck said Germans are not using as much heating as the prior year, despite the cold winter.
24 Dec
A returnee community in northeastern Nigeria offers a glimmer of hope to the millions of people still displaced from attacks by militant group Boko Haram.
23 Dec
As respiratory infections sweep through Germany, there's a dramatic shortage in medicines. But the president of Germany's medical association has come up with a bright idea to solve the problem — drug flea markets.
23 Dec
A "historic" repatriation ceremony in the Nigerian capital attended by German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock saw 22 stolen Benin Bronzes transferred to their original owners.