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Joseph Nasr

As bodies pile up, Germany's eastern COVID hot spots struggle for answers

Jan 18 2021

MEISSEN, Germany For some in Meissen the caskets piling up in the eastern German city's sole crematorium are a tragic reminder of what happens when the coronavirus is not taken seriously. For others it is simply nature's way.

Pandemic made my last year in office the hardest, says emotional Merkel

Dec 31 2020

BERLIN Angela Merkel said in her last New Year's address to the nation as German chancellor that 2020 was by far the most difficult of her 15-year leadership, yet the start of vaccinations against COVID-19 made 2021 a year of hope. | Video

Friends or foes? Syrian refugees divided on fate of defectors

Dec 01 2020

GERA, Germany Should former members of the Syrian security forces who have defected from President Bashar al-Assad's government be prosecuted for war crimes, or should they serve as key witnesses in an effort to bring senior officials to justice?

Syrian satirist questioned over "Macron" flogging stunt in Berlin

Nov 02 2020

BERLIN German police are investigating a Syrian satirist who filmed a video in a Berlin street in which, dressed in an Arab robe and turban, he flogged a handcuffed man wearing a mask depicting French President Emmanuel Macron.

Syrian satirist questioned over "Macron" flogging stunt in Berlin

Nov 02 2020

BERLIN German police are investigating a Syrian satirist who filmed a video in a Berlin street in which, dressed in an Arab robe and turban, he flogged a handcuffed man wearing a mask depicting French President Emmanuel Macron.

Syrian victims of chemical attacks file case with German prosecutors

Oct 06 2020

BERLIN Lawyers representing victims of chemical weapons attacks in Syria say they have filed criminal complaints with Germany's federal public prosecutor against Syrian officials they blame for the deaths of hundreds of civilians in rebel-held areas.

German July trade figures point to slow recovery

Sep 08 2020

BERLIN German exports remained far below their pre-crisis levels in July despite a 4.7% increase during the month, data published on Tuesday showed, adding to signs that Germany's economic recovery from the coronavirus will be slow.

Modest rise in German July industry output points to slow recovery

Sep 07 2020

BERLIN German industrial output rose far less than expected in July, suggesting Europe's largest economy faces a slow return to production levels that preceded the crisis unleashed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Putin critic Navalny was poisoned with Novichok nerve agent, Merkel says

Sep 03 2020

BERLIN/MOSCOW Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who is in intensive care in a Berlin hospital, was poisoned with a Soviet-style Novichok nerve agent in an attempt to murder him, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday. | Video

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