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Skeptical About Taliban Government: German Foreign Minister

Sep 08, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The Taliban on Tuesday announced an all-male interim government stacked with veterans of their hard-line rule from the 1990s and the 20-year battle against the U.S.-led coalition. Germany was a major troop provider for that alliance.

Berlin Faces Expropriation Vote: What Happens If The People Say 'Yes'?

Sep 07, 2021 Deutsche Welle

A referendum proposing that authorities in Berlin seize and take into public ownership more than 200,000 homes could pass on September 26. But political and legal hurdles mean it may never become reality.


Afghan Man Attacks Woman In Germany Because He Didn't Approve Of Her Working

A 58-year-old landscape gardener working in a Berlin park was attacked by an Afghan national reportedly because he did not like women working or being at work.

Red Cross Head Arrives In Afghanistan, Says Afghans Now Face Years Work To Heal

Sep 05, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The ICRC president Peter Maurer also stressed that the future of Afghans relies on the continued 'investment from the outside world'.


Taliban Hopes To Establish Diplomatic Relations With Germany

The Taliban also hope for financial support from Germany as well as humanitarian aid and cooperation regarding Afghanistan's health care system, education and agriculture

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05 September, 2021

Angelina Jolie Concerned About Afghan Women

Associated Press (AP)

The Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie said the girls in Afghanistan don't know if they can go back to school.


02 September, 2021

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Steps Down With Legacy Dominated By Tackling Crises

Associated Press (AP)

In 16 years at the helm of Europe's biggest economy, Merkel did end military conscription, set Germany on course for a future without nuclear and fossil-fueled power, enable the legalization of same-sex marriage, introduce a national minimum wage and benefits encouraging fathers to look after young children, among other things.


24 August, 2021

Seven Employees Of German University Victims Of Apparent Poisoning From Contamination

Associated Press (AP)

Police say that milk cartons and water containers in one of the buildings on the campus appear to have been contaminated with a harmful substance between Friday and Monday.


22 August, 2021

Amid Evacuation Afghan Woman Gives Birth Onboard US Military Flight

Associated Press (AP)

Both the mother and her child are in good condition, said the US military.


22 August, 2021

Bundesliga: Freiburg Deal Demoralizing Defeat To Borussia Dortmund

Associated Press (AP)

Goals in each half from Vincenzo Grifo and Hungary midfielder Roland Sallai gave host Freiburg its first win of the season


20 August, 2021

Taliban Kill Deutsche Welle Reporter's Relative While Hunting For Him

Associated Press (AP)

The broadcaster said in a statement on Thursday that Taliban fighters were looking for the Deutsche Welle reporter and searching homes in western Afghanistan.


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15 August, 2021

Erling Haaland Leads Borussia Dortmund To 5-2 Rout Of Eintracht Frankfurt In Bundesliga Opener

Associated Press (AP)

Erling Haaland, 21, was involved in every goal scored on Sunday. He scored two and set up three in Borussia Dortmund's win


14 August, 2021

Bayern Munich Held 1-1 By Borussia Mönchengladbach In Bundesliga Season Opener

Associated Press (AP)

Alassane Plea gave the hosts Mönchengladbach the lead in the 10th minute but Robert Lewandowski equalized in the 42nd.


13 August, 2021

Germany Commemorates 60 Years Since Building Of Berlin Wall

Associated Press (AP)

The Berlin Wall stretched for 155 kilometers (96 miles), encircling West Berlin until 1989, when East German authorities reluctantly agreed following mass protests to open crossings.


09 August, 2021

Explained: 5 Things To Know About The New UN Report On Climate Change

Associated Press (AP)

Scientists say that only a fraction of the temperature rise recorded since the 19th century can have come from natural forces.


09 August, 2021

'Code Red For Humanity': UN Report Says Temperatures To Blow Past Paris Limit In About A Decade

Associated Press (AP)

Each of five scenarios for the future, based on how much carbon emissions are cut, passes the more stringent of two thresholds set in the 2015 Paris climate agreement.


09 August, 2021

UN To Release Key Climate Change Report Today

Associated Press (AP)

The report will provide governments with up-to-date facts on the current impacts and future risks of global warming ahead of a UN climate summit in November in Glasgow.


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03 August, 2021

German Court Convicts 84-Year-Old Man For WWII Weapons Arsenal

Associated Press (AP)

The state district in the northern city of Kiel handed the man a suspended prison sentence of 14 months and ordered him to pay a fine of 250,000 euros ($300,000), the German news agency DPA reported.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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