Germany draws up framework to ease rules
11 March 2022 | 8:23 am
German ministers have revealed more about their plans to ease most of the regulations to contain COVID-19 later this month. Meanwhile, Austria has dropped its law making vaccination mandatory. Follow DW for more.
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.
Protesters opposed to COVID curbs continue to hamper trade and everyday life across Canada as demonstrations grow. Police say safety concerns have limited their capacity to disperse the protests.
Police in Paris have clashed with hundreds of protesters demonstrating against France's COVID restrictions. This came as so-called freedom convoys, inspired by similar demonstrations by truckers in Canada, reached the French capital.
German chancellor Olaf Scholz has defended Germany's role in the Ukraine-Russia crisis, as critics signal that his government has not been clear enough about its intentions. DW Correspondent Thomas Sparrow has more.
Police fired tear gas at demonstrators on the Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris on Saturday shortly after a "Freedom Convoy" protesting against Covid-19 restrictions made it into the French capital.
While some people protest against COVID-19 restrictions, others live in fear of the disease. Among them is science journalist Lars Fischer. His disability means vaccines don't work for him. But he's still trying to make the best of the pandemic.
In Day 12 at the Olympics, seven medals were up for grabs. A last-minute replacement helped Germany win gold in the cross-country team sprint, while Slovakia elimnated the United States in men's ice hockey.
The everyday life of young people has now been restricted by the coronavirus pandemic for two years. The personal and societal consequences are devastating — and will have impacts long into the future.
Social media users are claiming that hospitals are using extremely realistic human dummies passing as fake Covid-19 patients. Their intention would be to show an increase in Covid-related hospitalisations. We sort the fact from the fake.
An estimated 10 million jobs were lost in the creative industries in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report from the United Nations' cultural agency UNESCO. The organisation estimates that shutdowns and other restrictions incurred a loss of $750 billion to the global economy. The UN body is calling for better social protection for workers in the arts, many of whom lost their income for long periods during the pandemic. We discuss the report's findings with UNESCO's Berta de Sancristóbal.
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