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German commando unit disbanded over suspected far-right links within ranks

Twenty officers in Frankfurt were placed under investigation for allegedly sharing Nazi symbols and “inciting content” in chat groups.
  • Jun 10, 2021

Germany acknowledges colonial genocide in Namibia and promises development projects

Germany’s government acknowledged that it committed genocide during its colonial occupation of what is now Namibia and promised more than $1 billion in development projects in communities descended from victims.
  • May 28, 2021

German priests defy Pope Francis with blessings of same-sex unions

The coordinated ceremonies were a direct response to a Vatican order.
  • May 10, 2021

Germany lets the vaccinated have a bit more fun. Teens shut out from the jabs are not happy.

Having a vaccine lifts curfew rules and allows bigger gatherings. But many younger Germans have a long wait.
  • May 6, 2021

Race to replace Germany’s Merkel shapes up between veteran and rising star

With Merkel’s party in disarray, the Greens also have a shot at power.
  • Apr 20, 2021

Germany halts AstraZeneca vaccine for people younger than 60 over clot concerns

“We are not faced with the question of AstraZeneca or no vaccine. Instead we have several vaccines at our disposal,” Chancellor Angela Merkel said.
  • Mar 30, 2021

European regulator says AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine is ‘safe and effective,’ but link to rare blood clots cannot be ruled out

It said it will raise awareness of the risks and make sure they are included in the vaccine information.
  • Mar 18, 2021

Biden’s promise of widespread vaccinations by summer prompts frustration in slower-moving Europe

The administration’s goal of allowing small celebrations on July 4 stands in stark contrast to the state of the vaccine rollout across Europe.
  • Mar 12, 2021

German intelligence agency places far-right AfD party under watch for extremism

The move comes ahead of elections in Germany this year as Chancellor Angela Merkel steps down.
  • Mar 3, 2021

Germans have coined more than 1,200 words to talk about coronavirus

Nothing stops the Germans from welding words together.
  • Mar 1, 2021