Wildfires force Germany, Greece and Spain to evacuate residents
22 June 2022 | 7:28 am
Europe continues to struggle with a heat wave, though some have seen a respite from record high temperatures for the time of year. One of several wildfires has raged out of control on Greece's second-largest island.
Prosecutors are seeking five years for the oldest person to ever be charged with war crimes. The 101-year-old has professed innocence and disputes he was involved in mass murder at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp.
Berlin wants to reduce its reliance on Russian coal by importing more from the biggest open-cast coal mine in Latin America. Its poor environmental and human rights standards have earned it the nickname "The Monster."
"We cannot allow Putin to win this war," the German leader said on the final day of the World Economic Forum. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has dominated talks in Davos, Switzerland.
China persecutes the Uyghurs and backs Russia's war in Ukraine. That's prompting Berlin to rethink its relations with Beijing. But this "systemic rival" is also Germany's biggest trading partner.
Germany's Interior Ministry has said Russians who are "persecuted and threatened" will be offered protection as the war in Ukraine is accompanied by a domestic crackdown by the Kremlin on political opposition.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has defended Germany's record on delivering arms to Ukraine, and promised more — including modern anti-aircraft equipment.
Objects from Berlin's Ethnological Museum collection will be presented to the Namibian public. But while their origins are being studied, why is this return only a loan?
Investigators carried out searches at Deutsche Bank and its subsidiary DWS as part of an investigation into investment fraud.
Germany marked the anniversary of a racist attack in the city of Hanau. Nine people with immigrant roots were gunned down by a far-right extremist, who subsequently shot himself. The victims' families say they still have more questions than answers.
Germany is keen to ditch Russian oil and gas for good and find new sources of energy, while Africa has abundant fuel reserves. The German-Africa Energy Forum has helped delegates develop mutually beneficial partnerships.
Germany's military suddenly has €100 billion to spend on new equipment. Thousands of people in one of Germany's largest government agencies are tasked with procurement. But that may turn out to be a major problem.
One in five people jailed in the European Union hasn't been convicted of a crime — including 12,000 in Germany alone. Studies suggest that pretrial detention is unnecessary in most cases.
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