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German court convicts 93-year old man for Nazi crimes

23 Jul 2020

BERLIN A Hamburg court convicted a 93-year old German man of helping to murder 5,232 prisoners, many of them Jewish, at a Nazi concentration camp in World War Two and gave him a suspended two-year sentence in one of the last cases against Nazi-era crimes.

Taking EU helm, Germany's Merkel calls on Europe to show resolve

02 Jul 2020

BERLIN/BRUSSELS German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged European Union leaders to reach agreement on a multi-billion euro coronavirus recovery fund, calling for resolve and saying Europe was facing the most difficult situation in its history.

Changing of guard at top German court signals de-escalation for ECB

22 Jun 2020

BERLIN Changes to the composition of Germany's top court are likely to make it less confrontational towards the European Central Bank following a ruling about bond purchases that sent shockwaves around Europe, according to two sources close to the court.

Changing of guard at top German court signals de-escalation for ECB

22 Jun 2020

BERLIN Changes to the composition of Germany's top court are likely to make it less confrontational towards the European Central Bank following a ruling about bond purchases that sent shockwaves around Europe, according to two sources close to the court.

German exports plunge as coronavirus wrecks demand in April

09 Jun 2020

BERLIN German exports and imports slumped in April, posting their biggest declines since records began in 1990 as demand dried up in the coronavirus lockdown, casting further gloom over the outlook for Europe's biggest economy. | Video

Germany eases lockdown, with 'emergency brake' on hand if needed

07 May 2020

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel announced steps on Wednesday to ease the coronavirus lockdown in Germany but at the same time launched an "emergency brake" mechanism allowing for renewed restrictions in case infections pick up again. | Video

Berlin's battle scars linger 75 years after Nazi defeat

30 Apr 2020

BERLIN Germany has been forced to cancel public events to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe but Berliners need no ceremonies to remember their downfall - the scars of war are all around them.

Virus turns off the beer taps as Munich cancels Oktoberfest

21 Apr 2020

BERLIN Munich's Oktoberfest, the world's largest popular festival, where revellers from all over the globe swig beer by the litre and sing along to oompah bands, fell victim on Tuesday to the coronavirus pandemic.

Germans snitch on neighbours flouting virus rules, in echo of the Stasi past

02 Apr 2020

BERLIN Law-abiding Germans are zealously helping police crack down on people flouting new social distancing rules aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus by reporting on strangers, neighbours and friends.

German city introduces face masks for shoppers as coronavirus spreads

31 Mar 2020

BERLIN The city of Jena in eastern Germany has decided to make people wear face masks when shopping or travelling on public transport, stepping up efforts to curb coronavirus contagion and becoming the first city in the country to introduce the measure.

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