Germany: Catholic priest convicted for abusing girls
03 March 2022 | 11:04 am
A priest who abused children and adolescents over many years has been handed a 12-year jail sentence by a Cologne court. The archdiocese where he worked has denied any responsibility.
Ambassadors of Israel and Germany say denying the Holocaust threatens peaceful coexistence worldwide. Their appeal comes 80 years after the Wannsee Conference, where Nazis discussed the extermination of Europe's Jews.
Western nations are rushing to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal amid reports that Tehran is boosting its uranium enrichment.
Many schools in Germany are reopening their doors. Schools are hot spots for coronavirus transmission — and the number of cases is rising rapidly nationwide.
As Pride events continue to some extent in German cities over the summer, Meet the Germans presenter Rachel Stewart finds out more about LGBTQ rights in Germany.
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The German government has blocked a Taiwanese company from buying chip supplier Siltronic. The €4.3 billion deal would have had a major impact on the semiconductor industry. Germany – and the European Union – are trying to protect domestic producers from foreign takeovers, while boosting their own share of the chip market. Also in the show: eurozone unemployment hits a record low, and the overnight hit game Wordle gets sold to The New York Times.
Germany has objected to draft EU plans to label nuclear power plants as an environmentally friendly energy source that can help countries reach their climate change goals. Chancellor Olaf Scholz's new three-party coalition government voiced its objections in a formal letter to Brussels, ministers said on Saturday.
The Taliban has said they want to allow girls to continue attending school. That does not mean, however, an education in the Western sense of the word.
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.
Germany denies involvement in YouTube decision
Only about 1,000 cases of poaching are reported in Germany per year. But as poachers often carry illegal firearms, police takes the issue seriously.
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