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Germany: Country in Central Europe
Germany, constitutionally the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north and the Alps, Lake Constance, and the High Rhine to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands to the west.


Carbon dioxide’s scourge: advanced nuclear power

carbon dioxide’s scourge: advanced nuclear power
So you don’t like CO2? What you need to know, then, is that there’s no alternative to advanced nuclear power. Concern about the climate effects of man-caused CO2 emissions has prompted gigantic..
WorldNews - Published

Man, 26, shoots parents and family in German pub: police

A 26-year-old man shot his parents and four other members of his family dead with a semi-automatic weapon in southwest Germany before calling the police and waiting for them to arrest him, authorities..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Germany

Controversy over Germany 'anti-Jewish' artwork [Video]Controversy over Germany 'anti-Jewish' artwork

As world set to commemorate International Holocaust Day, presence of Germany's historic sculptures fuels concerns at rising anti-Semitism.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:32Published

34 troops diagnosed with brain injury after Iran strike [Video]34 troops diagnosed with brain injury after Iran strike

The Pentagon said on Friday that 34 service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month, a number higher than the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

Iran's only female Olympic medallist plans to start for Germany at next Olympics [Video]Iran's only female Olympic medallist plans to start for Germany at next Olympics

Iran's only female Olympic medallist Kimia Alizadeh says she plans to start for Germany in this year's Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:01Published

Several injured, some presumed dead in shooting in Germany: police [Video]Several injured, some presumed dead in shooting in Germany: police

Several people were injured and some were presumed dead in a shooting in southwestern Germany on Friday, police said, adding that a suspect was detained.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:41Published

At least six killed in shooting in Germany [Video]At least six killed in shooting in Germany

Six people have been killed and several were injured in a shooting in south-western Germany. Rot am See is located about 170 kilometres (105 miles) north west of Munich.

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'MeToo': German artist creates animation inspired by global movement [Video]'MeToo': German artist creates animation inspired by global movement

Computer graphics shows women rolling pile of animated human bodies created by a Berlin-based artist Oliver Latta

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Stocks: DAX highs, Daimler slows [Video]Stocks: DAX highs, Daimler slows

European shares rose on Wednesday on China's response to the coronavirus outbreak, and German stocks hit record highs. Daimler and Burberry earnings were also in focus. David Pollard reports.

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Australia's platypus fights for survival [Video]Australia's platypus fights for survival

The peculiar duck-billed mammal, Australia's platypus, is facing worsening conditions of a three-year drought, bushfires, land clearing, dam construction and climate change. Conservation groups..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Australia's capital hit by destructive hailstorm [Video]Australia's capital hit by destructive hailstorm

Hailstones as big as golf balls ripped through Canberra, causing damage to properties and cars.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Pompeo looking forward to meeting Venezuela's Guaido [Video]Pompeo looking forward to meeting Venezuela's Guaido

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday he looks forward to meeting with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Monday in Bogota at a regional counter-terrorism conference. Freddie..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:20Published

European shares at record high as cross-Atlantic trade tensions abate [Video]European shares at record high as cross-Atlantic trade tensions abate

European shares touched a record high on Friday after EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan struck a positive tone on talks with Washington, soothing some concerns over a possible escalation in trade..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

U.S. now says 11 were injured in Iranian attack [Video]U.S. now says 11 were injured in Iranian attack

The United States military said 11 of its troops were injured after an Iranian missile attack on an Iraqi base, with some sent to Germany or Kuwait for "follow-on screening". That's after initially..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Iran still open to nuclear negotiations - official [Video]Iran still open to nuclear negotiations - official

Iran said on Monday that it had not closed the "door to negotiations" in efforts to resolve a dispute over its nuclear agreement with world powers. Joe Davies reports.

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Libya rivals, world powers talk peace at Berlin summit [Video]Libya rivals, world powers talk peace at Berlin summit

Push for a permanent ceasefire expected as warring sides and world leaders attend peace negotiations in Germany.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 14:45Published

Leaders arrive in Berlin ahead of Libya conference [Video]Leaders arrive in Berlin ahead of Libya conference

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greeted world leaders in the German capital on Sunday in a last ditch attempt to convince warring Libyan sides to agree and stick to a ceasefire. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Germany to host meeting aimed at ending Libya war [Video]Germany to host meeting aimed at ending Libya war

Berlin's bid comes after a recent attempt by Russia and Turkey to broker a truce failed, raising fears of a prolonged conflict.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:57Published

Storms douse some of Australia's bushfire-hit areas [Video]Storms douse some of Australia's bushfire-hit areas

Parts of Australia's east coast were hit by severe storms on Saturday, dousing some of the bushfires that have devastated the region for months but causing road closures and flash flooding. Lauren..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

Germany reaches agreement to phase out coal by 2038 [Video]Germany reaches agreement to phase out coal by 2038

The German government will pay utility companies billions of euros to speed up the shutdown of their coal-fired power plantsView on euronews

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German shooting: Six dead in Rot am See attack

A suspect has been arrested by police in the south-west German town of Rot am See.
BBC News - Published

Several injured, some presumed dead in shooting in Germany: police

Several people were injured and some were presumed dead in a shooting in southwestern Germany on Friday, police said, adding that a suspect was detained.
Reuters - Published

EU's Borrell extends timeline for dispute mechanism on Iran deal

The EU's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Friday he had extended the time available to discuss ways to save the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran under a dispute mechanism triggered by France,..
Reuters - Published

Germany still dealing with 'same evil' that led to Holocaust, president says in Jerusalem

Germany has still not learned "once and for all" its lesson from the Holocaust, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Thursday, as he expressed sorrow for his country's role in the murder of..
Reuters - Published

Tesla overtakes Volkswagen as world's second most valuable carmaker

Tesla Inc has overtaken Germany's Volkswagen as the world's second most valuable carmaker behind Japan's Toyota , as the meteoric rise in the U.S. electric vehicle maker's shares reshuffles the global..
Reuters - Published

Germany bans Combat 18 as police raid neo-Nazi group

Over 200 police officers raid properties across the country said to belong to leading members.
BBC News - Published

Germany returns artworks looted by Nazis to French Jewish family

The German government Wednesday handed three works of art stolen during the Nazi occupation of France back to descendants of their original owner, the collector and Jewish lawyer Armand Dorville.
France 24 - Published

Germany bans neo-Nazi group Combat 18, launches raids

Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has banned neo-Nazi group Combat 18 in Germany and launched raids on the group across the country, the ministry said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

As Britain decides, Europe grapples with Huawei conundrum

as britain decides, europe grapples with huawei conundrum
BERLIN — Britain’s impending decision on whether to allow Huawei to supply equipment for 5G mobile networks comes at a delicate time, with debate raging in European capitals over the security..
WorldNews - Published

Mitsubishi Motors raided over suspicions of diesel emissions fraud in Germany

German prosecutors have raided 10 business premises as part of a probe into suspected diesel emissions cheating involving Mitsubishi cars, the latest fallout from the so-called "dieselgate" scandal.
France 24 - Published

Davos 2020 Climate Finance Partnership Press Release

davos 2020 climate finance partnership press release
DAVOS, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 22, 2020-- Parties to the Climate Finance Partnership (CFP) have taken another step forward in their partnership to accelerate the flow of capital into..
WorldNews - Published

Russia-Poland feud over history clouds Auschwitz anniversary

russia-poland feud over history clouds auschwitz anniversary
featured_button_text 1 of 3 FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2019, file photo, the sun lights the buildings behind the entrance of the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Germany. World..
WorldNews - Published

Kiev wants to speak to Germany, France about shooting in east Ukraine

Ukraine wants to speak to Germany and France about an increase in shooting in the east of the country, Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Iran's only female Olympic medalist moving to Germany: coach

Iran's only female Olympic medalist Kimia Alizadeh, who has said she had left her homeland because she had had enough of being used as a propaganda tool, is moving to Germany, her Dutch coach said.
Reuters - Published

Foreign powers call for 'permanent' Libya ceasefire, vow end to foreign interference

foreign powers call for 'permanent' libya ceasefire, vow end to foreign interference
Key players and foreign powers implicated in the Libyan crisis have agreed on the need for a 'permanent' ceasefire and an end to foreign interference in the country. The announcement was made in a..
WorldNews - Published

World powers agree to strengthen arms embargo in Libya’s war

World leaders agreed on a final joint statement the Libya conference in Berlin, German chancellor Angela Merkel announced during a press conference on Sunday, adding that all participants pledge to..
France 24 - Published

Supporters of Khalifa Haftar shut off Libya's biggest oil field

supporters of khalifa haftar shut off libya's biggest oil field
Forces loyal to Libya's Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar shut off production at major oil fields on Sunday as the military commander attended an international conference in Germany aimed at ending the..
WorldNews - Published

EU industry chief dismisses fears strict security rules could delay 5G

European industrial policy chief Thierry Breton dismissed claims that relying on European companies to build a 5G network would delay its rollout, weighing in on an increasingly tense debate in Germany..
Reuters - Published

Czech fire: Eight killed at disabled people's home

Rescue teams from Germany have joined Czech crews to bring the fire under control.
BBC News - Published

Libya summit calls for all parties to refrain from oil hostilities

A summit in Germany bringing together foreign powers backing rival camps in Libya has called for all parties to refrain from hostilities against oil facilities, a draft of the final communiques showed..
Reuters - Published

Libya civil war: Rivals to join major powers in Germany

The Berlin summit follows the collapse of efforts to secure a ceasefire between the warring factions.
BBC News - Published

Nick Kyrgios Shuts Down Alexander Zverev in Grand Slam Row

nick kyrgios shuts down alexander zverev in grand slam row
Melbourne: Australia's Nick Kyrgios dismissed criticism from Alexander Zverev on Saturday after the German said he was a step behind some of his main rivals when it came to challenging for Grand Slams...
WorldNews - Published

Eastern Libya halts more than half the country's oil output

Eastern Libya ports controlled by commander Khalifa Haftar, who is trying to seize the capital Tripoli, are shutting down oil exports, slashing national crude output by more than half and ramping up..
Reuters - Published

After Kerala, Punjab House passes anti-CAA resolution

Punjab on Friday became the second state after Kerala to pass an assembly resolution seeking repeal of the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, with chief minister Amarinder Singh calling the new..
IndiaTimes - Published

Schalke upsets Gladbach 2-0 as Bundesliga returns

schalke upsets gladbach 2-0 as bundesliga returns
GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Michael Gregoritsch scored one goal and set up another as Schalke dealt a blow to Borussia Mönchengladbach’s German title hopes in a 2-0 win on Friday. In the..
WorldNews - Published

UAE's Gargash: UAE unreservedly supports Germany efforts to bring peace in Libya - tweet

UAE's minister of state for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash, tweeted on Friday that "the UAE unreservedly supports german efforts in convening the conference & the international community's goals of..
Reuters - Published

Putin to attend Berlin Conference on Libya: Kremlin

putin to attend berlin conference on libya: kremlin
MOSCOW, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed over the phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday the Berlin Conference on Libya, which he plans to attend Sunday, the..
WorldNews - Published

German foreign office sorry for #SeduceSomeoneInFourWords tweet

The office accepted that the tweet, which made a joke about visa applications, was insensitive.
BBC News - Published

Solar and Wind Will End German Coal Long Before Merkel's Deadline

solar and wind will end german coal long before merkel's deadline
(Bloomberg) — Germany could close its last coal-fired power plant long before a 2038 deadline as the dirtiest fossil fuel gets squeezed out of the energy mix by clean electricity. A plan struck on..
WorldNews - Published

Foreign powers to push Libyan rivals for truce in Berlin

Germany and the United Nations will push rival Libyan camps and their foreign backers fighting over the capital to agree on Sunday to a truce and monitoring mechanism as first steps towards peace,..
Reuters - Published

German foreign ministry backtracks after sense of humor failure

Social media can be a minefield for the strait-laced world of diplomacy, as the German Foreign Office just found out, when it was forced to delete a tweet and apologize for its contribution to a mildly..
Reuters - Published

Lukewarm response to Kashmir issue from international community, admits Imran Khan

In an interview with DW, a German state-owned public international broadcaster, Khan said that there has been a "lukewarm response" to the Kashmir issue and said that "commercial interests are more..
IndiaTimes - Published

German population at record high, but growth slowest since 2012

Germany's population reached a record high of 83.2 million people last year thanks to migration but it grew at the slowest pace since 2012, the statistics office said on Friday as Europe's largest..
Reuters - Published

Mike Pompeo To Attend Libya Conference In Berlin: US State Department

mike pompeo to attend libya conference in berlin: us state department
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Germany this weekend to attend the Libya conference and push for sustaining a fragile ceasefire, the State Department and US officials said on... ......
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Libya's Haftar committed to ceasefire, Germany says

A Libyan military commander waging an offensive to capture the capital Tripoli is committed to a ceasefire, Germany said on Thursday, in an apparent advance for efforts to end a near-decade of turmoil..
Reuters - Published

Merkel aims to get commitment to Libya arms embargo at Berlin conference

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the willingness shown by Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar to stick to a ceasefire in Libya and said a conference in Berlin on Sunday must try to get a..
Reuters - Published

How Hard Is It to Quit Coal? For Germany, 18 Years and $44 Billion

The 18-year time frame shows how costly and politically complicated it is to leave the world's dirtiest fossil fuel in the ground. - Published

German minister wants close security ties with post-Brexit Britain

Germany wants to deepen trade ties with London and continue close cooperation on security and defence projects after Britain's divorce from the European Union, Defence Minister Annegret..
Reuters - Published

German foreign minister says Libya's Haftar backs ceasefire: n-tv

german foreign minister says libya's haftar backs ceasefire: n-tv
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that Libya's Khalifa Haftar, commander of eastern Libyan forces, is committed to a ceasefire in the northern African country, Germany's n-tv television reported..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Too old for new heart? Germany faces dearth of organ donors

Siegfried Richtsteig has been waiting in hospital for more than 130 days for a heart that would allow him to do the things he enjoyed most, like playing with his grandchildren, before a stroke damaged..
Reuters - Published

Germany adds brown coal to energy exit under landmark deal

germany adds brown coal to energy exit under landmark deal
BERLIN — Germany is set to become the first country to drop both nuclear and coal power under a landmark agreement to compensate workers, companies and regional governments as it switches off brown..
WorldNews - Published

Trump threatened UK with 25% car tariffs unless it agreed to accuse Iran of breaking nuclear deal

Tehran accuses Britain, France and Germany of succumbing to 'high school bully'
Independent - Published

China's attempt to rake up Kashmir issue at UNSC finds no takers; India asks Beijing to reflect, slams Pakistan

Beijing's attempt found no takers at the high level UN body with US, UK, Germany and France sending a strong message to China that UNSC is not the forum to raise a bilateral issue.
DNA - Published

EU's Borrell holds 'frank' talks with Iran's Zarif

The EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell held "frank" direct talks with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in New Delhi on Thursday after Britain, France and Germany formally accused Tehran of..
Reuters - Published

Brexit is a 'wake-up call' for Europe, says Angela Merkel

But German chancellor warns leaving EU leads to loss of influence
Independent - Published

Germany agrees plan to phase out coal power by 2038

The plan to shut down coal-fired power plants involves compensation of €40bn ($45bn; £34bn).
BBC News - Published

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