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Covid-19 Again Dampens Christmas Celebrations Around World

Dec 25, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Covid-19 for the second successive year has forced the people around the world to cancel their plans of celebrations and gatherings on Christmas.

Germany: Major Airlines Including Lufthansa, Delta, United Report Cancellations Over Christmas

Dec 24, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

According to the statement of Germany-based Lufthansa, a dozen long-haul transatlantic flights were cancelled over the Christmas holiday period because of a “massive rise” in sick leave among pilots.


Germany Tightens Travel Restrictions On UK Amid Omicron Scare

In view of the rapid spreading of Omicron variant in UK, Germany's national disease control center, Robert Koch Institute, included United Kingdom's name to the list of 'virus variant areas'.

Ukraine: EU Hopes To Avoid Russia's Invasion With Sanctions Threat, Dialogue

Dec 16, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Ukraine: The Russian military's buildup near the country's border is taking centre stage at the summit of the EU's 27 leaders, with a plea from Ukraine's president to start imposing more sanctions before any possible incursion.


Ukraine: 'Don't Violate Territorial Integrity' Germany Warns Russia

Ukraine: German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock spoke with her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, telling him that the 'territorial integrity of Ukraine must not be violated'.

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13 December, 2021

Germany: Chancellor Olaf Scholz's Cabinet Approves 60 Billion Euros For Climate, Modernization Fund

Associated Press (AP)

According to the Finance Minister of Olaf Scholz's cabinet, Christian Lindner, investing 60 billion euros is going to strengthen Germany's economy which is still recovering from the coronavirus pandemic.


07 December, 2021

Germany: Parties Sign Coalition Deal For New Scholz Government

Associated Press (AP)

The 177-page coalition agreement is titled “Venture More Progress”, a theme that the incoming government's leaders hammered home at a signing ceremony at Berlin's Futurium museum.


28 November, 2021

Covid-19: Germany Confirms First Two Cases Of Omicron Variant

Deutsche Welle

Germany's first two cases of the Covid-19 variant Omicron have been confirmed in Munich. The development comes with the world on alert over the variant first discovered in southern Africa.


26 November, 2021

New Covid-19 Variant: EU Nations Asked To Stop Air Travel From Southern Africa

Deutsche Welle

The European Union wants its member states to halt air travel with South Africa and several surrounding countries over the emergence of a new Covid-19 variant.


24 November, 2021

Covid-19 In Germany: Incidence Rate Hits 400 For First Time

Deutsche Welle

Several new measures come into effect in Germany on Wednesday as cases continue to rise. The rate of vaccine uptake remains lower than in other western European countries.


24 November, 2021

Germany Faces Grim Covid Milestone With Leadership In Flux

Associated Press (AP)

Doctors are bracing for an influx of coronavirus patients as confirmed cases hit fresh daily highs that experts say is also being fuelLed by vaccine skeptics.


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18 November, 2021

Writer Irena Brezna Receives German PEN Award

Deutsche Welle

Brezna combines literary and journalistic elements in her reports and novels. The writer's association recognizes her commitment to giving a voice to dissidents.


13 November, 2021

Iran: President Raisi's Hard-Line Government Stalling On Progress

Deutsche Welle

President Ebrahim Raisi took office 100 days ago, promising Iranians 'peace and prosperity'. However, can reform succeed under conservative hard-liners loyal to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei?


11 November, 2021

Covid-19: Germany Reports New Record High Case Numbers

Deutsche Welle

Germany's public health body said the country has recorded over 50,000 new Covid-19 cases within the past 24 hours. Meanwhile, an Australian company has recalled millions of tests shipped to the US.


09 November, 2021

These EU Countries Have Managed To Keep Covid-19 Numbers Down

Deutsche Welle

Coronavirus case numbers and hospitalizations are on the rise again. Many countries are going through their fourth wave, but a select few are bucking the negative trend. A look at who is doing better and why.


05 November, 2021

US: German Skier's Remains Believed To Be Found After 38 years

Deutsche Welle

Rudi Moder disappeared in February 1983 after setting off on a two-to-three day ski tour of the Rocky Mountain National Park in the US state of Colorado.


04 November, 2021

Germany Reports Record Number Of New Covid-19 Cases

Associated Press (AP)

The Robert Koch Institute, or RKI, said 33,949 new cases had been registered in the last 24 hours, up from 28,037 daily cases a week ago.


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22 October, 2021

Mexico Shootout: Woman From India Among 2 Foreigners Killed At Tulum Resort

Associated Press (AP)

The fight was between two groups that operate street-level drug sales in the area. On Wednesday night, the shooting broke out at a street-side eatery.


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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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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