Former German Olympic high diver Jan hempel speaks about abuse suffered
19 August 2022 | 3:23 pm
A German former world-class high diver has said he was sexually abused by his coach over a period of several years. Jan Hempel said the abuse continued even after he had informed the national swimming federation.
In Germany, a former SS corporal at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp is on trial on charges of being an accessory to murder for the deaths of 3,518 people between 1942 and 1945. The verdict in the trial of 101-year-old Josef Schütz is expected this week. Schütz, who maintains his innocence, is one of dozens of alleged Nazi criminals that German prosecutors are trying to convict before it's too late. Our correspondents report.
For the first time in Germany's political history, the lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, includes three lawmakers of African descent. So what do they want to achieve?
Germany will be the largest provider of troops in Mali following the UN's decision to extend its peace mission in Mali. But one important security measure will be missing after France's troop withdrawal this fall.
As the social affairs, youth, family, seniors and equality minister of Schleswig-Holstein, Aminata Toure has pledged to fight for more diversity in politics. She's the first Black member of a German state government.
Early morning searches have taken place in Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Bremen and Baden-Württemberg. Police in Britain, Belgium, France and the Netherlands were also involved.
Ferda Ataman brings a wealth of personal and professional experience to the role of heading Germany's anti-discrimination office. But her nomination has triggered heated debate.
Dozens of members of the German federal parliament, the Bundestag, have issued a statement demanding the release of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
As Russia cuts down gas deliveries to Europe, Germany's energy supplier Uniper reported "significant financial burdens" and asked the German government to help stabilize it.
The Ukrainian president said restationing Andriy Melnyk was a "normal" part of diplomatic practice. But it comes after Melnyk defended Ukrainian ultranationalist Stepan Bandera, angering Poland and Israel.
The Holy See rebuked the progressive "Synodal Path," which seeks more agency for lay members, saying it has no authority on doctrine. They warned that issues taken up by the group could split the Catholic Church.
In one incident, two girls and a boy were confronted by a group of nine people in the Berlin neighborhood of Mitte. Elsewhere in the capital, a man was physically assaulted in the early hours of Sunday morning.
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