HAMBURG, Germany At the Christmas market on Hamburg's main square this year, only revellers who are vaccinated against COVID-19 or recently recovered will be able to indulge in steaming hot mulled wine and candied almonds or gingerbread under festive fairy lights.
SCHULD/ERFTSTADT, Germany German officials feared more deaths on Friday after "catastrophic" floods swept through western regions, demolishing streets and houses, killing more than 100 people and leaving hundreds more missing and homeless. | Video
SCHULD, Germany (Reuters) -It took just minutes for residents of a prosperous corner of one of the world's richest countries to be reduced to helplessness, fending for themselves as flood waters roared into the town of Schuld, wrecking homes and everything else they relied on.
* At least 14 dead in Belgium, further four missing
(Adds regional state premier, updates death toll, adds detail)
SCHULD/ERFTSTADT, Germany, July 16 More than
1,000 people were missing and more houses were destroyed in
flood-stricken regions in western Germany and Belgium on Friday
where further flooding was feared with the death toll already
SCHULD/ERFTSTADT, Germany Further flooding was feared in western Germany on Friday as a breach at another dam loomed and the death toll rose to more than 80 in what is Germany's worst mass loss of life in years.
CELLE, Germany A German court on Wednesday sentenced an Iraqi preacher to more than 10 years in prison after finding him guilty of taking part in planning an attack in Germany and collecting funds and fighters for the Islamic State militant group.
BERLIN Gravely ill Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was evacuated to Germany for medical treatment on Saturday, flown out of the Siberian city of Omsk in an ambulance aircraft and taken to a hospital in Berlin. | Video
GOERLITZ, Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Sunday won a run-off vote for mayor in a small town in the east of the country, beating the far-right, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party. | Video
BERLIN/DRESDEN, Germany A Syrian refugee arrested in Germany on Monday was ready to strike imminently with attacks similar to those in Brussels and Paris, and the suspect was probably inspired by the Islamic State militant group, investigators said. | Video