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Ex-officer jailed for Syrian war crimes after landmark German trial

Jan 13 2022

KOBLENZ, Germany (Reuters) -A German court on Thursday jailed a Syrian ex-intelligence officer for life for murder, rape and crimes against humanity, handing down the first ever conviction for state-backed torture committed during Syria's civil war after a landmark trial. | Video

Germany's Scholz urges compulsory COVID-19 jabs for all adults

Jan 12 2022

BERLIN (Reuters) -Germany should make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all adults, Chancellor Olaf Scholz told parliament on Wednesday, brushing off heckling from opposition lawmakers who accused him of fomenting social divisions.

RPT-Germany appoints 'pop star' epidemiologist as health minister

Dec 09 2021

BERLIN, Dec 8 A Harvard-educated epidemiologist with a penchant for red bow ties, Karl Lauterbach became a household name in Germany during the pandemic by using Twitter and television appearances to urge fast implementation of novel ideas to fight the coronavirus.

Germany appoints 'pop star' epidemiologist as health minister

Dec 08 2021

BERLIN A Harvard-educated epidemiologist with a penchant for red bow ties, Karl Lauterbach became a household name in Germany during the pandemic by using Twitter and television appearances to urge fast implementation of novel ideas to fight the coronavirus.

Germany appoints 'pop star' epidemiologist as health minister

Dec 08 2021

BERLIN, Dec 8 A Harvard-educated epidemiologist with a penchant for red bow ties, Karl Lauterbach became a household name in Germany during the pandemic by using Twitter and television appearances to urge fast implementation of novel ideas to fight the coronavirus.

U.S. steps up fight against Omicron as variant marches across globe

Dec 02 2021

WASHINGTON/BERLIN President Joe Biden on Thursday laid out his strategy to fight the coronavirus as the highly contagious Omicron spread across the globe with winter coming and hours after the first known U.S. case of community transmission of the variant was reported. | Video

In muddle of Merkel exit, COVID's fourth wave catches Germany out

Nov 26 2021

FRANKFURT/BERLIN For once, proverbially efficient Germany has dropped the ball.

Germany hits renewable accelerator, targets coal exit by 2030

Nov 24 2021

FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) -Germany's incoming government will step up climate protection efforts with far-reaching reforms, including a faster expansion of renewables and an accelerated coal exit, as Europe's top economy intensifies efforts to phase out fossil fuels.

Germany promotes 'Rolls-Royce' Moderna shot to meet demand for COVID boosters

Nov 22 2021

BERLIN (Reuters) -Germany will promote Moderna for Germans seeking booster shots as high demand for the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine risks depleting stocks and derailing efforts to tame a fourth wave of the pandemic, Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Monday. | Video

Certifying Nord Stream 2 poses no threat to gas supply to EU -Germany

Oct 26 2021

BERLIN (Reuters) -Allowing Nord Stream 2 to pump Russian gas to Germany will not threaten supplies to the European Union, the German Economy Ministry said on Tuesday, clearing a major hurdle for the disputed pipeline.

World News

N.Korea fires two ballistic missiles from Pyongyang airport, S.Korea says

SEOUL (Reuters) -North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM) on Monday from an airport in its capital city of Pyongyang, South Korea's military reported, the fourth test https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/north-korea-used-railway-born-missile-fridays-test-kcna-2022-01-14 this month to demonstrate its expanding missile arsenal.