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Thomas Escritt

Germany could make COVID test or vaccine mandatory for public transport

Nov 15 2021

You may soon have to provide a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination or recent recovery, as the country becomes the latest in Europe to consider drastic steps to tackle a new surge in cases in the region.

Governments must check Facebook really does scrap face recognition, whistleblower says

Nov 03 2021

BERLIN Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen welcomed Facebook's announcement that it would scrap facial recognition, but urged close government oversight of the move to ensure the social network lived up to its pledge.

Explainer-Upping the tempo: Germany's coalition dance heats up

Oct 15 2021

BERLIN Olaf Scholz wants to wrap up the negotiations that should make him Germany's next chancellor by Christmas. Friday's agreement between his Social Democrats, the Greens and the Free Democrats on opening coalition talks are a big step towards that goal.

Night crossings: Germany braces as Belarus route swells migrant flows

Oct 14 2021

EISENHUETTENSTADT, Germany Zhina ran in the dead of night through a forest near the Belarusian-Polish border. Crucifix clenched in her pocket, she slipped with her mother and younger sister through a hole cut in the wire fence by men she believed were Belarusian police.

Three decades on, German mushrooms still show imprint of Chernobyl

Oct 08 2021

BERLIN Around 95% of wild mushroom samples collected in Germany in the last six years still showed radioactive contamination from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, albeit not above legal limits, the German food safety regulator said on Friday.

It takes three to tango - Germany's intricate coalition dance

Oct 04 2021

BERLIN (Reuters) -Whether the Social Democrats' Olaf Scholz or a conservative becomes the next German chancellor, they will probably need to bring into their coalition two smaller parties that are far apart on many of the issues that will shape Germany's future.

EXPLAINER-Blending chalk and cheese: assembling a government for Germany

Oct 04 2021

BERLIN, Oct 4 Whether the Social Democrats' Olaf Scholz or a conservative becomes the next German chancellor, they will probably need to bring into their coalition two smaller parties that are far apart on many of the issues that will shape Germany's future.

German 'kingmakers' meet on coalition, courted by would-be kings

Oct 01 2021

BERLIN (Reuters) -Germany's Greens and Free Democrats met on Friday for a second round of talks to explore possible common ground on which to form a new coalition government with either the Social Democrats or the conservatives, both of whom are courting them.

Nazi war crimes suspect, 96, caught after fleeing trial

Sep 30 2021

BERLIN (Reuters) -A 96-year-old German woman was caught hours after failing to turn up for her trial on Thursday on charges of aiding and abetting mass murder in a Nazi concentration camp during World War Two, a court spokesperson said. | Video

German SPD seeks allies to replace Merkel-led coalition

Sep 27 2021

* SPD's Scholz to start sounding out potential coalition partners

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