Julian Assange documentary Ithaka premieres in Germany
17 October 2022 | 7:44 am
A documentary film about Julian Assange, is premiering at the Berlin Human Rights Festival. The film follows Julian Assange's father's quest to free his son and challenge the authorities for keeping him in prison.
The chancellor met Saudi Arabia's crown prince and will also head to the UAE and Qatar. Europe's largest economy still needs to secure new oil and gas supplies while not being seen as soft on human rights.
The last section of the Humboldt Forum, a new museum in Berlin, is opening to the public. The museum's east wing houses collections of the Museum of Asian Art and the Ethnological Museum. Famous Benin bronzes are on display there before their restitution.
Germany has begun deploying more soldiers to Lithuania as part of NATO's move to boost the defense of its eastern flank. Lithuania shares a lengthy border with Russia and fears Russian aggression if the war spreads beyond Ukraine.
Rampant inflation and soaring energy costs have caused German consumer sentiment to drop according to new market research, with no indication just yet that inflation will improve soon.
Germany will keep two of its remaining three nuclear plants on standby until at least April 2023, as the country also secures other alternative energy supplies to make it through winter.
The Staatsballett Berlin is known for its love of experimentation. It set up flash mobs at Berlin's main station or danced at the famous Berghain club. Now it has taken to the water with "From Berlin with love."
Germany has thousands of mosques, most of them tucked away in backyards or industrial parks. On Open Mosque Day, they open their doors to the public.
Inflation is a major concern in Germany, where the rate is currently at around 7.9%. Energy and food costs have risen sharply, and the winter months are approaching.
Coal is seeing a bit of a revival in Germany, with out-of-service power plants being placed back online as gas supplies from Russia fall. But bringing coal-fired plants back online is easier said than done.
Germany's Olaf Scholz and a contingent of top ministers are in Spain for talks on the spiraling energy crisis in Europe. The two sides hope to breathe new life into a pipeline project, despite opposition from France.
Economy Minister Robert Habeck said the funds would help cover costs for businesses and consumers. But the billions will not keep energy grid transmission companies from raising prices.
Germany has become a less reliable partner, a new survey among 14 countries has found. But the country is still seen as among the best of allies, and the de facto leader of Europe.
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