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German finance minister defends €96 billion in new debt amid coronavirus
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The German finance minister has kicked off days of debate over the 2021 budget, arguing for more debt to support the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. "It's a really, really" large sum, admitted Scholz.
German police raid slaughterhouses
German firms expect restrictions to public life for a further 8.5 months
An Ifo survey has found that some German firms anticipate a year more of restrictions as Europe's biggest economy fights to recover from a pandemic-induced downturn. The leisure sector is the most pessimistic.
Namibia rejects German reparations offer for mass killings
The Namibian president has said a German offer of compensation for colonial-era mass killings needs to be "revised." Among other things, he objected to the terminology used.
Police arrest 67 IPOB members for unlawful assembly, Nigerian soldier jailed for killing WHO staff and more
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Coronavirus: German/US vaccine candidate cleared for Phase 2 and 3 clinical trials
The coronavirus vaccine candidate was approved for a global trial of 30,000 participants, according to the CEO of Biontech, Ugur Sahin. Biotechnology firms across the globe are racing to find a vaccine or vaccines.
Germany: Court jails 10 Turkish communists
A cluster of COVID-19 cases broke out Wolfgangsee, a popular holiday destination for German and Austrian holidaymakers. Concerns are growing over outbreaks at holiday spots across Europe.
Germany: Over 600,000 re-enter 'soft lockdown' after Gütersloh meat plant outbreak
Two western German districts are spending their first full day back in lockdown following a fresh outbreak of COVID-19 at a meat-processing plant. Residents will return to measures first imposed in March.
Deadly WWII explosive discovered in Hamburg garage
A detonator with an explosive device from the Second World War has been found during an apartment clearance in the northern German port city. The controlled explosion prompted the evacuation of the nearby area.
Germany: Police bust alleged child sex ring operating from summer house
Eleven people have been arrested in three German states over the alleged abuse of 5, 10, and 12 year-olds. Their victims were drugged, then seriously abused for hours at a summer house.
German police raid hate-speech suspects in politician's murder case
Police have raided 40 hate-speech suspects across 12 German states as probes continue into the murder of pro-refugee politician Walter Lübcke. Internet posts were made before and after he was shot dead in June last year.
Will Germany take COVID-19 patients from Russia?
German doctors and politicians are prepared to take in coronavirus patients from Russia. There has been no comment from Moscow, but observers in Germany are asking who will pay for their treatment.