Germany threatens to get tough on Telegram
12 February 2022 | 3:17 pm
Germany voices concerns about extremist content on the Telegram messenger service. DW Chief Technology Correspondent Janosch Delcker tells Brent Goff that Telegram has become the key platform for extremists and conspiracy theorists.
Across Europe, there are fears the omicron variant will cause case numbers to climb to record highs, increasing pressure on hospitals and other workplaces. In Germany, health officials are warning that the true scale of the crisis is not yet known.
An investigation has uncovered that Denmark's secret service helped the US to spy on German politicians. It's not the first time there have been reports of the NSA monitoring German leaders, but it is the first time Denmark has been named as a direct partner.
The raids focused on a landslide at a mine during last July's deadly floods. Although no one died at the site, the image of the gaping muddy crater was etched in the memory of those who survived — and sparked a probe.
The highest number of asylum requests came from Syria, while over 17% of first-time applications were on behalf of children born in Germany under the age of one.
The new wave of coronavirus infections in Germany has now surpassed numbers last seen in November. Experts are warning of the threat this poses to the unvaccinated.
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Germany's COVID-19 case numbers have recently reached record highs. In the state of Saxony, they are particularly worrisome. Now the unvaccinated will be barred from restaurants and cultural sites. DW went to the city of Bautzen to find out what people think.
Climate Minister Robert Habeck wants to make Germany climate-neutral by 2045. The southern city of Freiburg is already close to achieving his vision.
As German authorities reported a record number of new daily COVID cases, Chancellor Olaf Scholz told lawmakers a planned vaccine mandate was an essential element of his government's strategy to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
While WhatsApp has over 2 billion users, Telegram has over 500 million monthly active users. Apart from these 2, Wire, Discord, Viber, and Skype are some other options in the list of WhatsApp alternatives. Telegram focuses on security, is free and importantly, it can be used on all devices at the same time.
Syrian doctor Alaa M. is standing trial in Frankfurt, accused of having been part of the Syrian torture system. Torture takes place in over 100 countries worldwide — and doctors are almost always involved.
Ambassadors of Israel and Germany say denying the Holocaust threatens peaceful coexistence worldwide. Their appeal comes 80 years after the Wannsee Conference, where Nazis discussed the extermination of Europe's Jews.
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