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    INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) — Britain took an early lead over Germany in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday when Daniel Evans beat Peter Gojowczyk 6-2, 6-1. Evans built a 4-0 lead and didn’t face a break point in the match. Gojowczyk double-faulted on match point. “I tried to get some rhythm early on,” Evans said....
    Germany is set to follow Austria by making Covid jabs compulsory amid rising infections across Europe and fears of the Omicron variant taking hold. Olaf Scholz, who will take over as German chancellor next week, is in favour of mandatory jabs and also wants to ban the unvaccinated from non-essential stores, sources said. He hopes the...
    BERLIN (AP) – Germany’s highest court on Tuesday rejected complaints against curfews and other restrictions imposed by federal legislation earlier this year in areas where the coronavirus was spreading quickly – a decision that could help the country’s leaders as they struggle to tackle a sharp rise in infections. The ruling from the Federal Constitutional...
    A German euthanasia group has said clients must be vaccinated against Covid-19 before they can undergo assisted suicide.  German Euthanasia Association Verein Sterbehilfe has announced prospective clients will have to comply with the country's 2G rule - where premises can choose to deny entry to those who are not vaccinated ('geimpft' in German) or who...
    BERLIN (AP) — German investigators said 14 suspects were arrested Tuesday in an investigation of a gang accused of bringing nearly five metric tons (5.5 U.S. tons) of cocaine from South America to Germany. The investigation was triggered by the seizure in a shipping container in Santos, Brazil, in November 2018 of 690 kilograms (1,521...
    BERLIN (AP) — German police are looking for witnesses after burglars broke through the wall of a toy store to steal dozens of Lego sets. Police said Tuesday that the theft took place over the weekend in the western town of Lippstadt. The burglars left about 100 empty cardboard boxes behind, German news agency dpa...
    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s highest court on Tuesday rejected complaints against curfews and other restrictions imposed by federal legislation earlier this year in areas where the coronavirus was spreading quickly — a decision that could help the country’s leaders as they struggle to tackle a sharp rise in infections. The ruling from the Federal Constitutional...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Olivia Rodrigo, H.E.R and The Weeknd have all won honors at a revamped Apple Music Awards, which has grown larger to encompass global music patterns. Rodrigo was named breakthrough artist of the year, her “Sour” was named best album of the year and her “drivers license” was song of the...
    2021 — Alexia Putellas, Spain 2020 — Lucy Bronze, England 2019 — Megan Rapinoe, United States 2018 — Marta, Brazil 2017 — Lieke Martens, Netherlands 2016 — Carli Lloyd, United States 2015 — Carli Lloyd, United States 2014 — Nadine Kessler, Germany 2013 — Nadine Angerer, Germany 2012 — Abby Wambach, United States 2011 —...
    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold talks Tuesday with the governors of Germany’s 16 states amid growing concern about the steep rise in new coronavirus cases in the country. Merkel’s office confirmed Monday that the outgoing chancellor would have a video call with governors to discuss the outbreak, but declined immediately to provide...
    The approval of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia is outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “biggest mistake”, the former president of the EU Council said in comments backing up warnings from former President Donald Trump. In a press conference on Sunday, former President of the European Council Donald Tusk said that Angela Merkel was “helpless”...
    The incoming left-wing coalition government in Germany is set to push for a so-called ‘United States of Europe’ through the creation of a federal EU superstate, confirming concerns long expressed by Brexiteers. Germany’s incoming Europhile left-wing government has begun a push for a federalized European Union superstate and the creation of what has been unofficially dubbed...
    BERLIN (AP) — About 3.5 million state-level employees and civil servants in Germany will receive a 2.8% raise and a tax-free COVID-19 bonus of 1,300 euros ($1,470) next year. The agreement announced by two unions Monday will also see higher raises and hazard pay for workers in some medical and care professions, and a tax-free...
    IGLS, Austria (AP) — Francesco Friedrich of Germany extended his World Cup four-man bobsled winning streak to six races with another victory on Sunday. Friedrich — by far the most dominant bobsledder in the world — is 2 for 2 in four-man races this season after winning all four World Cup events in that discipline...
    Let’s dive right in! Nate Cohn of The New York Times attempts to reconcile the popularity of President Joe Biden’s policies with Biden’s “personal unpopularity.” The disconnect between Mr. Biden’s popular policies and his personal unpopularity is a little hard to understand. After all, voters do care about the issues. They’ve proved it by gradually sorting into ideologically...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Starting Monday, the U.S will ban entry to most travelers from several African countries. Vallejo resident, Gray Pimentel arrived from London to the Bay Area on Friday."I thought things were getting better quite frankly. This is so new, and it was kind of happening while we were there," said Pimentel.As Omicron...
    The highly mutated new coronavirus variant known as omicron is present in Germany, according to the health ministry for the state of Bavaria, which confirmed that two people infected with the new variant returned from a trip to South Africa this past week. The two travelers, a married couple who arrived on a flight Tuesday,...
    By PAN PYLAS LONDON (AP) — News reports in Italy and Germany say that both countries have confirmed cases of the omicron COVID-19 variant. The Italian news agency LaPresse says an Italian who traveled to Mozambique has tested positive for the omicron variant. The business traveler landed in Rome on Nov. 11 and returned to...
    MILAN (AP) — Reports: Italy, Germany report cases of omicron COVID-19 variant. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s health minister said Saturday he hopes that the sight of air force planes transferring patients across the country will act as a “wake-up call” to millions who are still holding out on getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Health Minister Jens Spahn said there has been a welcome increase over the past week...
    The incoming German leftist coalition government has vowed to increase immigration to Germany by allowing more migrants to bring family members to the country, a phenomenon known as chain migration. The coalition plan between the Social Democrats (SPD) led by incoming Chancellor Olaf Sholz, the Free Femocrats (FPD), and the Greens will radically change Germany’s...
    The communist dictator of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko told migrants gathered at the Polish border that his government will do all it can to help them achieve their “dream” of entering the European Union, which he said they have the “right” to do. In a speech given on Friday in front of a group of migrants —...
    GERMANY is being urged to go into lockdown NOW amid spiralling Covid cases as a horrifying fourth wave of the deadly bug strikes Europe. As hospitals become overwhelmed in Holland, the country is bracing for a "Code Black" scenario meaning there would not be enough beds to treat everyone, while the new super strain has...
    BERLIN (AP) — The far-right Alternative for Germany, which has opposed many of the country’s pandemic restrictions, has canceled its planned party congress next month due to the surge in coronavirus infections. Germany has seen record infection rates in recent days and this week passed the mark of 100,000 deaths since the start of the...
    Europe is tightening its Covid lockdowns even after mass protests and rioting last weekend as its winter wave continued to worsen with Germany forced to airlift patients out of hospitals in the hard-hit south after wards overflowed.  Alexander De Croo, Prime Minister of Belgium, warned that infections in his country are now 'worse than the...
    BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Friday that Interpol’s new president, like all officials at the international law enforcement body, must act in accordance with the rule of law, and played down his role in the organization. The comments from Germany’s foreign ministry followed claims by human rights groups that the newly elected president...
    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko on Friday promised food and warm clothing to migrants who opt to stay at the border between the ex-Soviet nation and Poland and won’t return to their homeland. Lukashenko made the pledge during a visit to a facility that accommodates migrants at the border. “My task is...
    BERLIN (AP) — The German air force will begin assisting the transfer of intensive care patients Friday as the country sees a new record number of daily coronavirus cases. German news agency dpa reported that a Luftwaffe A310 medevac plane will fly seriously ill patients from the southern town of Memmingen to North Rhine-Westphalia state...
    GENEVA (AP) — Like many others in Europe, Switzerland is facing a steep rise in coronavirus cases. But its federal government, unlike others, hasn’t responded with new restrictive measures. Analysts say it doesn’t want to stir up more opposition to its anti-COVID-19 policies, which face a crucial test at the ballot box this weekend as...
    Thursday At Firethorn Course Randburg, South Africa Purse: $1.1 million Yardage: 7,506; Par: 71 First Round Thriston Lawrence, South Africa 28-33—61 -6 Angel Hidalgo, Spain 34-31—65 -6 Ashley Chesters, England 30-36—66 -5 Zander Lombard, South Africa 33-30—63 -4 Lorenzo Scalise, Italy 29-34—63 -4 ...
    Thursday At Firethorn Course Randburg, South Africa Purse: $1.1 million Yardage: 7,506; Par: 71 First Round Thriston Lawrence, South Africa 28-33—61 Angel Hidalgo, Spain 34-31—65 Ashley Chesters, England 30-36—66 Zander Lombard, South Africa 33-30—63 Lorenzo Scalise, Italy 29-34—63 Pep Angles, Spain 34-33—67...
    BERLIN (AP) — Two-time major winner Martin Kaymer is taking three months off for the birth of his first child, he told a German golf magazine Thursday. Kaymer expects to become a father in January at home in Germany and says he’s looking to live in Florida with his family after the baby is born....
    GERMANY has passed the grim milestone of 100,000 Covid deaths as Europe's raging fourth wave drives record daily infections. Slovakia declared a state of emergency and overwhelmed doctors in the Netherlands are said to be days away from having to ration who gets lifesaving treatment. 6Doctors in the Netherlands face having to ration critical care...
    PROSECUTORS believe the people smuggling "mafia" behind the deaths of 27 people who attempted to cross the English Channel are based in Germany. Five men are being held in custody in France facing manslaughter charges over the deadliest incident of its kind over the past seven years which saw over two dozen men, women and...
    Members of the German Bundeswehr prepare a Patriot missile launching system during a press day presentation at the Luftwaffe Warbelow training center on December 18, 2012 in Warbelow, Germany.Sean Gallup | Getty Images News | Getty Images Germany's new coalition government is yet to fully take power, but experts have been poring over its new...
    London (CNN Business)Almost 2 million workers in Europe's biggest economy are set for a big pay rise.Three German political parties agreed to form a new government on Wednesday, with left-leaning Social Democrat Olaf Scholz set to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor following lengthy coalition negotiations.As part of the coalition agreement, the country plans to raise...
    Governments throughout history have seen political and social unrest stem from fiscal irresponsibility. Here are eight prominent instances: French Revolution Louis XVI supported the Continental Army during the American Revolution, and although he found himself on the winning side, it proved costly. His finance minister, Jacques Necker, was fond of using loans to finance the...
    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The holiday tree is towering over the main square in this central German city, the chestnuts and sugared almonds are roasted, and kids are clambering aboard the merry-go-round just like they did before the pandemic. But a surge in coronavirus infections has left an uneasy feeling hanging over Frankfurt’s Christmas market....
    BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 22: German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) speaks with Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz.Pool | Getty Images News | Getty Images Germany's Covid-19 crisis continues to rock the nation with the grim news on Thursday that the total number of deaths has now surpassed 100,000. The country's...
    BERLIN (AP) — As Germany reached 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, here is a look at some of the significant events that happened in the country during the outbreak: Jan 27, 2020 First case confirmed in Germany. A man in the Starnberg region of Bavaria tested positive. Authorities said the risk of the virus spreading in...
    BERLIN (AP) — Official figures released Thursday show Germany has become the latest country to pass the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Germany’s disease control agency says it recorded 351 additional deaths in connection with the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, taking the total toll to 100,119....
    BERLIN (AP) — Official figures show Germany has become the latest country to pass the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Germany will continue to host U.S. nuclear weapons, the incoming government has decided, despite strong anti-nuclear traditions within the major parties of the coalition. "As long as nuclear weapons play a role in NATO's strategic concept, Germany has an interest in participating in strategic discussions and planning processes,” incoming German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s government stated...
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    BERLIN (AP) — Olaf Scholz is set to become post-World War II Germany’s ninth chancellor, crowning a career that has seen him serve in a string of top government posts, after leading his party to an election comeback that appeared hugely unlikely just a few months ago. The 63-year-old on Wednesday sealed a deal for...
    (CNN)Bayern Munich forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has tested positive for Covid-19, the German club said on Wednesday."The FC Bayern forward is self-isolating at home in accordance with the relevant health authorities and doing well under the circumstances," said the German club on its website.Choupo-Moting's positive result comes as Bayern grapples with a number of players...
    Three German parties have reached a deal to form a new government that will end the era of longtime Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to Olaf Scholz, who is poised to replace her.  Scholz, of the center-left Social Democrats, said he expects that members of the parties will give their blessing to the deal in the...
    (CNN)Olaf Scholz has some big shoes to fill. The German Finance Minister will be sworn in as German chancellor next month, barring any 11th-hour setbacks -- weeks after he led his Social Democratic Party (SPD) to a narrow victory in September's parliamentary elections. Under the agreement announced in Berlin on Wednesday, Scholz's center-left party will...
    Germany will legalise the recreational use of cannabis, the new coalition government has announced as it struck a power-sharing deal today. The move is part of a new legislative agenda announced by the centre-left SDP party as it prepares to take over from Angela Merkel's conservative CDU.   Olaf Scholz, leader of the SDP, is gearing...
    Olaf Scholz waves on stage at the Social Democrats (SPD) headquarters after the estimates were broadcast in Berlin on September 26, 2021 after the German general elections.ODD ANDERSEN | AFP | Getty Images A coalition deal has been announced in Germany after almost two months of talks following the country's federal election in September. Olaf...