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Merkel, Macron meet as Germany takes on high-stakes EU presidency

Merkel, Macron meet as Germany takes on high-stakes EU presidency

Chancellor Angela Merkel hosts French President Emmanuel Macron for talks on Monday, days before Germany takes on the rotating presidency of the European Union with the economy ...

Germany's Maas moots no more EU border closures without a vote

Germany's Maas moots no more EU border closures without a vote

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas does not rule out the possibility that some borders in Europe may have to be closed again in the event of a sharp increase in coronavirus infections ...

Hundreds run riot in Germany's Stuttgart

Hundreds run riot in Germany's Stuttgart

Hundreds of people ran riot in Germany's Stuttgart city centre in the early hours of Sunday, throwing stones and bottles at police and plundering stores after smashing shop windows.

Germany launches coronavirus app as EU eyes travel revival

Germany launches coronavirus app as EU eyes travel revival

Germany appealed to the public on Tuesday to download a new smartphone app to help break the chain of coronavirus infections, one of several such apps that European governments hope will revive travel ...

Envoys sees Qatar, Germany well positioned to revive economies post Covid-19

Envoys sees Qatar, Germany well positioned to revive economies post Covid-19

By capitalising on their strong and longstanding business relations based on mutual trust and respect, Germany and Qatar are "in a very good position" to revive their economies ...

Diplomats laud Qatar's efforts espouse unity in country

Diplomats laud Qatar's efforts espouse unity in country

Top diplomats in the country have lauded the government of Qatar’s efforts to espouse unity among Qataris and the expatriate communities since the imposition of a land, sea, and air blockade in June 2017.

Alligator who survived Berlin WWII bombing dies at 84

Alligator who survived Berlin WWII bombing dies at 84

An alligator who survived a bombing raid on the Berlin zoo in 1943 and found himself east of the iron curtain after World War II has died of old age at 84, the Moscow Zoo said.

Germany approves new powers to block foreign takeovers in healthcare

Germany approves new powers to block foreign takeovers in healthcare

Germany gave itself new powers to veto hostile foreign takeover bids for healthcare companies on Wednesday, a measure designed to ensure a continuous supply of essential products during the coronavirus crisis.

Merkel pledges 525mn euros to global coronavirus vaccine hunt

Merkel pledges 525mn euros to global coronavirus vaccine hunt

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that Germany would contribute 525 million euros ($573.51 million) to a global fund-raising push to search for vaccines and for a treatment for the novel coronavirus.

Merkel faces growing criticism over German virus strategy

Merkel faces growing criticism over German virus strategy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been praised at home and abroad for her reaction to the coronavirus crisis, but as voices of discontent grow louder

Germany ready to support Qatar’s economic measures, says envoy

Germany ready to support Qatar’s economic measures, says envoy

Germany is ready to support the economic measures taken by Qatari authorities by acting as an intermediary to help businesses better understand national policies

Germany signals more help for struggling businesses, workers

Germany signals more help for struggling businesses, workers

Politicians in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government on Sunday signalled further support for struggling businesses and consumers in the coronavirus crisis, focusing on hotels, restaurants and pay for short-time workers.