Germany Proposes Establishing Global Treaty for Confronting Future Pandemics

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she supports the idea of a global treaty to combat future pandemics, expressing worry over that efforts to roll out an affordable coronavirus vaccine are moving along too slowly. “We will now speak with [global vaccine alliance group] GAVI about when the

Berlin Police Use Water Cannons on Protest Over Restrictions

German police fired water cannons at demonstrators in downtown Berlin protesting coronavirus restrictions after saying that the crowd refused to listen to their entreaties to wear masks and keep their distance from one another in line with regulations. As the cannons shot into the crowd outside t

Germany's Merkel Says she is Very Worried about Pandemic in Berlin

The coronavirus situation in Germany is still very serious even though infection numbers are not rising so fast, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, after federal and state leaders postponed until Nov. 25 a decision on further lockdown measures. Merkel said she would have preferred to have

Water Cannon Fired at Frankfurt Anti-Lockdown Rally

German police fired water cannon during an anti-lockdown rally in Frankfurt on Saturday and eventually broke up the gathering as rules like wearing masks and socially distancing were not observed. About 600 people from the loosely organized Querdenker movement that opposes the government’s

Germany Reports Rise in COVID-19 Deaths

Germany on Wednesday reported the biggest spike in deaths linked to COVID-19 since April while its health minister warned that the number of daily infections had not fallen enough yet to flatten the curve. Europe's biggest economy, in a partial lockdown since Nov. 2 designed to tame a second wave

German Police Raid Homes of Individuals Linked to Vienna Attacker

German police have raided the homes and businesses of four men linked to the ISIS sympathizer who carried out a deadly attack in Vienna this week. Federal police said Friday that officers, including members of the anti-terrorism unit GSG9, searched premises in Osnabrueck, Kassel and Pinneberg cou

German Coronavirus Cases Hit New Record as Shoppers Stockpile Again

Germany's daily new coronavirus infections hit a record high on Thursday as data showed shoppers had stocked up on toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and baking ingredients ahead of new lockdown measures that took effect this week. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases increased by 19,990 to 596,5

Germany Launches 4-Week Partial Shutdown to Curb Virus

A four-week partial shutdown has started in Germany, with restaurants, bars, theaters, cinemas and other leisure facilities closing down until the end of the month in a drive to flatten a rapid rise in coronavirus infections. The restrictions that took effect Monday are milder than the ones Germa

Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 12,097 to 545,027

 The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 12,097 to 545,027, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Monday.The reported death toll rose by 49 to 10,530, the tally showed.

German Minister Warns of 20,000 New Daily Virus Cases Within Days

The number of new coronavirus infections in Germany is likely to reach 20,000 a day by the end of the week, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Tuesday as authorities readied new curbs to break the second wave of the pandemic. “We are dealing with exponential growth,” Altmaier tol

Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 11,176 to 429,181

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 11,176 to 429,181, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Sunday.The reported death toll rose by 29 to 10,032, the tally showed.

Merkel Reinforces Appeal to Reduce Contacts as German Infections Rise

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday reinforced a message to Germans to curb social contacts and keep travel to a minimum as coronavirus infections continued to rise. Instead of posting a new installment of her weekly video podcast, Merkel said last week's message was even more pertinent an

Virus Cases in Germany Spike Past 10k in New Record

Germany’s disease control center is reporting a new daily record increase in coronavirus infections, which rocketed past the 10,000 mark for the first time as the pandemic continues to spread. The Robert Koch Institute said Thursday that it had recorded 11,287 new cases over the past

Germany Registers 7,000 New Virus Cases for First Time

Germany has said it registered more than 7,000 new coronavirus infections for the first time, its second consecutive daily record. The Robert Koch Institute, Germany’s national disease control center, said early Friday that 7,334 new cases were confirmed in the previous 24 hours. Until thi

Germany Wrestles With Second Virus Wave as Cases Reach Record

Warnings mounted in Germany that it was up to the citizens of Europe's biggest economy to do their part to halt the spread of the coronavirus pandemic as daily new infections reached a record on Thursday. "There can be no question anymore now that this is the start of a very big second wave," Ger

German Soccer Federation Raided on Suspicion of Tax Evasion

The headquarters of the German soccer federation and the private homes of some of its members were searched early Wednesday as part of an investigation into tax evasion. The Frankfurt public prosecutor said about 200 officers were involved in the raids in the German states of Bavaria, North Rhine

No breakthrough in Brexit talks, but some progress made

 German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she had no breakthrough to announce on Friday as a week of EU talks with Britain ended, but remained optimistic that sealing a deal on a post-Brexit trade relationship was still possible before the end of the year. Her words were echoed by Britain's chie

Germany calls on Greece to demilitarise islands near Turkey

As Ankara and Athens prepare for talks, Germany has called on Greece to withdraw its army from Aegean Sea islands, near Turkey, Greek newspaper ESTIA reported on Friday. Speaking about the visit of the German Ambassador Ernst Reichel to the Greek parliament on Thursday, the newspaper sa