When Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government smashed its debt taboo and opened the money taps to help the German economy weather the pandemic crisis, it vowed to return to fiscal rigour as soon as possible.But as the post-Merkel era beckons, voters may have other ideas.In the closing stretch b
Over 63 people tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a dance party in the western German city of Munster, local media reported Tuesday.
Authorities were surprised at the high number of infections as only vaccinated or recovered people – both widely believed to have immunity against t
Activists protesting against the IAA Mobility car show in Germany's Munich slam the police for their conduct during the rallies surrounding the event.
Protesters on the last day of the show spoke of "police violence" and "repression" during rallies, reporting that some of the demonstrat
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said his country will not tolerate xenophobia and hatred targeting migrants, as Europe deals with a surge in anti-migrant rhetoric.
Steinmeier made his remarks during a ceremony at the Bellevue Palace marking the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Germ
Support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc has fallen to an all-time low of 19%, a Forsa poll showed on Tuesday, less than three weeks before a German election, while the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) extended their lead to six points, thanks to the relative popul
Former foreign policy adviser to Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany's ambassador to China, Jan Hecker, has died suddenly aged 54, less than two weeks after taking up his post.
Hecker had presented his credentials at China's Foreign Ministry Aug. 24, the embassy in Beijing told Reuters by social
Germany has surpassed the 4-million mark for total coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic, the Robert Koch Institute said Sunday.
A grand total of 4,005,641 infections have been reported, though the number is thought to be higher as many infections were not recorded. The total death to
Thousands gathered in the German capital Berlin Saturday to support "an open and harmonious society," condemning far-right politics in the country.
A broad alliance of trade unions, political parties and associations collectively calling themselves "Unteilbar" ("Indivisible") marched through the
Security officials have warned lawmakers in the Bundestag of renewed cyberattacks coming from foreign intelligence services in the run up to Germany's parliamentary elections on Sept. 26.
The Social Democrat and the Christian Democrat parliamentary groups both passed on the warning, which wa
Apandemic early warning system was inaugurated by World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Wednesday.
The center aims to prepare the world for future pandemics through the collection and analysis of larg
The campaign over who will replace German Chancellor Angela Merkel heated up on Sunday after a new opinion poll showed the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) opening up a bigger lead over Merkel’s conservatives.Support for the SPD rose two points from last week to 24 percent, their highest r
Thousands turned out in Berlin on Saturday to protest the government’s coronavirus measures, despite bans against several planned gatherings.
Police banned nine planned demonstrations for Saturday, including one from the Stuttgart-based Querdenker movement, the most visible anti-lockdown mo
Germany must urgently evacuate up to 10,000 people from Afghanistan for whom it has responsibility, Chancellor Angela Merkel told party colleagues, warning that the fallout from the conflict will last for a very long time.The remarks, made at a closed-door meeting of her Christian Democrat pa
Germany will start offering coronavirus vaccinations for all children and teenagers aged 12 and older, top health officials said Monday.German Health Minister Jens Spahn said after a meeting with the 16 German state health ministers that “we keep our promise: everybody who wants can get vacc
Anyone entering Germany from abroad will have to take a Covid-19 test unless they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from the disease, according to new rules signed off by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet Friday.“From August 1, all people entering Germany will be obliged to
The German Minister of Health, Jens Young, announced that more than half of the country's population had received two components of the vaccines against the Corona virus.
"The more people who are vaccinated now, the safer the coming fall and winter will be," the Minister of Health said on his Twi
An explosion in a German industrial park on Tuesday killed one person and left four others missing, setting off a fierce blaze and sending a pall of smoke over the western city of Leverkusen.Emergency services took three hours to extinguish the fire at the Chempark site, home to chemicals companie
German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised quick financial aid after visiting one of the regions worst hit by record floods that killed at least 157 people over the past days.
"We are with you," Merkel told residents of the small town of Adenau in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, describin