Germany, France, Belgium confirm first cases of monkeypox
21 May 2022 | 7:06 am
A patient in the German state of Bavaria has been infected with monkeypox, according to the Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology in Munich. First cases were also detected in France and Belgium.
A militant group of Germany's far-right extremist Reichsbürger movement apparently planned to overthrow the government. Could such a coup succeed?
Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said the German government needed to "exert maximum pressure" to remove weapons from far-right extremists of the Reichsbürger movement.
Greek MEP Eva Kaili has been detained along with four others. An unidentified Gulf state allegedly targeted officials "with a significant political and/or strategic position" to influence the EU Parliament.
In a nail-biting match full of high quality, France advanced to the World Cup semi-finals with a 2-1 win over England. Aurélien Tchouaméni opened with a scorching long-range effort, before Harry Kane equalised with a penalty but Olivier Giroud won the game with a bullet header.
Germany's government has agreed to relax its immigration laws with the aim of attracting skilled workers to its jobs market. The cabinet wants a Canadian-style points system to bring in workers who speak German or have relevant skills.
After a raid on members of a plot to violently overthrow the German state, questions are being asked about the links between the "Reichsbürger" movement the plotters belonged to, and the far-right populist AfD.
The Atlas Lions of Morocco – and Africa – are just one victory away from adding another historic feat to their handful of World Cup achievements. Standing in their way are the reigning world champions, France.
The 80 dormant volcanoes of the Chaîne des Puys, located deep in France's central Auvergne region, are a geological wonder listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The green slopes attract hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, unfazed by the magma still bubbling 50 kilometres down. The rich volcanic soil also delights Auvergne's cows, whose milk is entirely devoted to the production of Saint-Nectaire cheese.
Clashes erupted in France and Belgium as dejected Morocco fans resorted to violence after the country's defeat in the World Cup semi-finals last night. France defeated Morocco by 2-0 to set up the final battle with Argentina.
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).
The World Cup final takes place on Sunday. For the hosts Qatar, much has already been said about the tournament's economic legacy. But what about the winners?
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