Germany’s situation ‘critical,’ Lauterbach says
14 March 2022 | 6:50 am
The German health minister called on the federal states to reevaluate the coronavirus rules before restrictions are lifted. In other news, a Chinese city locks down as COVID cases rise.
August 25, 2023
August 25, 2023
August 27, 2023
August 29, 2023
August 30, 2023
September 8, 2023
Antisemitism, racism, homophobia – attacks on memorial sites in Germany are becoming increasingly frequent. They are acts of aggression against democracy and hatred against minorities. What connects these acts?
As increasing numbers of people seek refuge in Germany, some politicians are calling for asylum rights to be watered down. But they are enshrined in the German constitution.
From courts to classrooms to politics, Germany is embracing the English language. It's a bid to make the country more attractive globally, but the linguistic jump comes at a price.
"A no is a no," said Friedrich Merz, chairman of the largest German opposition party CDU. He has pledged not to cooperate with the far-right AfD at any level.
The biggest increase is among men, but women are still very much in the majority in this sector. They have though seen their number of working hours go up.
A key German market research index has predicted a slight dip in consumer confidence for September. The figure has been hovering in unusually low territory for months now.
Europe's largest economy has flatlined recently, showing no signs of recovery from a winter recession. The International Monetary Fund has predicted Germany will be the only major advanced economy to shrink in 2023.
The visit is considered a major reset in the sometimes tense relations between Ukraine and Germany. After talks with Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin, Zelenskyy travelled to the town of Aachen where he received a prestigious award on behalf of the Ukrainian people.
Germany charges 98-year-old Nazi guard for murder complicity.
The German chancellor insisted that "nuclear energy is over" after the Free Democrats (FDP) called for putting a halt on dismantling decommissioned power plants. It's the latest apparent division in the ruling coalition.
What do major enterprises such as Amazon have to do with a new place of worship in Berlin? The largest Hindu temple in Germany is due to open in the capital in the coming months.
37 mins ago
Thousands of migrants have arrived on Lampedusa from Africa this week, with the EU at odds over what to do with them. DW reports from the Italian island, where locals are showing compassion as conditions worsen.
1 hour ago
There happen to be some rather strange practices that are laws in a country that forbid couples from holding hands in public. Banning black cars, preventing dirty vehicles from entering its capital city, and banning women from fixing lashes and nails, talk less of cosmetic surgery. You'd be wrong to assume this country is North Korea. This is the story of Turkmenistan's weird way of life and culture.
1 day ago
Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Saturday.
1 day ago
Pope Francis heads Friday (September 22) to Marseille for a two-day visit focused on the Mediterranean and migration, and bringing a message of tolerance amid bitter debate over how Europe manages asylum seekers.
1 day ago
Aid agencies in Libya said local authorities and charities are struggling with the scale of the disaster. Survivors are now at risk from the spread of diseases such as cholera.