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Germany

2020

26

Mar

Warning from the Berlin Medical Association: The health system will collapse

The Berlin Medical Association (Kassenaerztliche Vereinigung Berlin) warned that the clinics are in a difficult situation and the healthcare system will not be able to meet the demands in the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) outbreak in Germany. “Doctors are treating patients who may have been infected or infected by unprotected every day. There is […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT HABER

19

Mar

Angela Merkel calls coronavirus ‘Germany’s biggest challenge since World War Two’

Germany has not faced a struggle like the coronavirus pandemic since the outbreak of the Second World War, the country’s leader said tonight. In her first televised address to the nation since her annual New Year’s speech, Angela Merkel called for every person in the country to help protect those most vulnerable from the deadly […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT HABER , METRO NEWS

18

Mar

Coronavirus outbreak: The German government was warned of the dangers of a looming pandemic and did nothing

A lack of doctors and nursing staff, insufficient beds in intensive care units, inadequate supplies of protective masks, goggles, protective clothing and respiratory equipment—the situation in many German hospitals and medical practices is not up to the challenges of effectively combatting the coronavirus pandemic. The government was warned of the danger of such an outbreak […]

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Country: Germany
Source: AA , WSWS

28

Feb

German court upholds headscarf ban for legal clerks

Germany’s highest court on Thursday upheld a ban on headscarves for Muslim trainee lawyers in courts, finding that the requirement of maintaining religious neutrality was justified. The Federal Constitutional Court’s ruling came after a Frankfurt-born German-Moroccan legal trainee filed a challenge to Hesse state’s rules. In the western state, trainees who keep their headscarves on […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT Haber , AJ

19

Feb

AfD accused of ‘racist’ coloring book

Investigators are probing an event held by regional parliamentarians from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, at which xenophobic coloring books were allegedly handed out, German media reported on Tuesday. The AfD event took place in Krefeld, 20 kilometers (12 miles) northwest of Dusseldorf, in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia. In response to a tweet, local police said: […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW

14

Feb

Germany says it will not grant asylum to ‘climate refugees’

Germany said on Wednesday it would not grant asylum to people claiming to be climate refugees. “The federal government does not plan to recognise the ‘flight from climatic conditions and changes’ as a reason for asylum and to make a corresponding change in the law,” it said in a statement. “People in third countries who leave […]

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Country: Germany
Source: EN , EN

06

Feb

Far-right backing for regional politician shocks Germany

The small state of Thuringia broke a German political taboo on Wednesday after a candidate for the regional premiership was heaved into office with help from the far right for the first time, sending shockwaves to Berlin. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right CDU party immediately called for fresh regional elections as a way out of the […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT Haber , AJ

27

Jan

Germany fears ‘mass exit’ of Jews if hatred persists

Writing in Der Spiegel weekly on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, Maas said anti-Jewish insults and attacks, in real life and online, had become “a daily occurrence”. Almost one in two Jews has considered leaving Germany, he said, a country that has long taken pains to […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Haberler , The Local

20

Jan

Neo-Nazi accused of killing German politician blames accomplice

The killing of local politician Walter Lübcke, who was shot in the head at his home on June 2nd, sent shockwaves through Germany and raised questions about the country’s response to the rising threat of neo-Nazis. Stephan Ernst, 45, a far-right militant with previous convictions, initially confessed to the murder, but later retracted his confession. On […]

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Country: Germany
Source: NTV , The Local

16

Jan

Karamba Diaby: German police launch probe after attack on office of Africa-born MP

Germany’s foreign minister has slammed the “disgusting and cowardly” attack on the office of a Senegal-born German MP. Police have launched a criminal probe after “bullet holes” in the window of the property in Halle, 150 kilometres south-west of Berlin. The office is used by Karamba Diaby, from the Social Democratic Party, but was reportedly […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , EN