Germany: Raids target Russian oligarch’s Bavarian properties
22 September 2022 | 11:59 am
German police searched 24 sites around the country, with a focus on locations in Bavaria. Investigators did not name the suspects, but Bavarian and national media reported the prime target was Alisher Usmanov.
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The Russian threats don't worry the residents of Feldheim. Heat and electricity here come from wind and biogas plants — inexpensive and climate-neutral. DW visits a village with endless energy, and no worries.
On Sunday, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz presented the third package of its kind since Russia's invasion of Ukraine. We take a closer look at the raft of measures that will bring financial support to cash-strapped German households and the windfall tax on energy providers that's due to finance part of it. Meanwhile, faced with a climate crisis in addition to an energy crisis, we see how the US town of Commerce, Georgia is banking on green technology for the future.
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The economics ministry has issued a recommendation to keep two of Germany's last atomic energy stations online through the winter as Berlin scrambles to come up with alternatives to Russian gas.
Pressure is piling on European governments as energy prices continue to soar. After Russia said it wouldn't deliver gas on its Nord Stream 1 pipeline until Western sanctions are lifted, Portugal announced a new support programme for households and Austria's chancellor presented a price cap on electricity. Pressure is also coming from the streets, with protests against rising prices in Germany and Italy. Plus, we look at sliced white bread's unlikely comeback in the UK.
Germany beat Bulgaria in their last World Cup qualifier, but it was a special night for Almuth Schult, who celebrated an emotional return to the national team after three years away.
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Multiple anti-transgender and homophobic attacks, especially the death of a transgender man, raise the question: How safe are queer people in Germany?
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