Tag: Germany

Germany to dissolve special forces unit over far-right links

Germany's defence minister plans to disband a company of its elite KSK special forces in a effort to purge them of a persistent problem of far-right extremism, a ministry document obtained by Reuters on Tuesday showed.

First foreign flight to Greek island carries German COVID-19 ‘heroes’

German workers who helped combat the novel coronavirus arrived on the island of Kos on Monday in the first foreign flight to reach a Greek regional airport since the health crisis erupted.

Germany struggles to impose local coronavirus restrictions

Health authorities needed police reinforcement to maintain lockdown conditions

Watch: Europe failed on solidarity on migration – Manfred Weber

“Europe failed over the last decade, even decades when you have the history of the past 20-30 years in mind.

Merkel, Erdogan agree U.N. process for Libya should be bolstered –...

Merkel and Erdogan agreed that the United Nations-sponsored peace process in war-torn Libya should be reinforced.

Far-right suspect goes on trial for killing German politician

Walter Luebcke, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, was found dead in a pool of blood outside his house in the western state of Hesse in June 2019. He had been shot in the head at close range.

Germany voices concern over Israeli annexation plan but does not mention...

Israel's new unity government next month intends to begin discussing extending sovereignty to its settlements in occupied land that Palestinians claim for an envisaged independent state.

Germany plans extending social distancing until June 29

Germany plans to extend social distancing until June 29, newspaper Bild cited a draft document that still needs to be approved by the federal states as saying.

Malta’s Ambassador to Finland resigns after comparing Merkel to Hitler

Foreign Minister Evarist Bartolo was quoted saying that Zammit Tabona had stepped down for his post and Malta is expected to apologise to Germany over the comments made. Speaking to Newsbook.com.mt, Bartolo did not confirm whether Zammit Tabona stepped down or was made to resign.

Coronavirus spread accelerates again in Germany

The Robert Koch Institute for disease control said in a daily bulletin the number of people each sick person now infects - known as the reproduction rate, or R - had risen to 1.1. When it goes above 1, it means the number of infections is growing.