Germany’s incoming government to phase out coal and legalize cannabis

Three German political parties have sealed a deal for a new government, with left-leaning Olaf Scholz the proposed next chancellor following lengthy coalition negotiations and a historic election that sees Angela Merkel stepping down after 16 years at the helm. Olaf Scholz The incoming government's vision for Germany includes plans to legalize cannabis. It also aims to … Continue reading Germany’s incoming government to phase out coal and legalize cannabis

Why UEFA frowned at LGBTQ ideas from Germany defender Mats Hummels and coach Joachim Low

Germany defender Mats Hummels and coach Joachim Low said on Tuesday they would have liked the Allianz Arena to be lit up with the colours of the rainbow before their game against Hungary on Wednesday. Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Pexels.com UEFA refused a request from Munich's mayor for the stadium to be lit up … Continue reading Why UEFA frowned at LGBTQ ideas from Germany defender Mats Hummels and coach Joachim Low

Euro 2021: England preparing for penalty shootout against Germany

England stars Phil Foden and John Stones have revealed that Gareth Southgate has been working overtime with the team to prepare them for a penalty shoot-out against Germany in the last 16 of Euro 2020. The Three Lions don't exactly have the best record when it comes to penalties, having lost both of their shoot-outs … Continue reading Euro 2021: England preparing for penalty shootout against Germany

Who are the favourites to win Euro 2021?

Germany warmed up for the European Championship with a 7-1 rout of Latvia on Monday in its last friendly game before the tournament. Kai Havertz was involved in three of Germany’s five first-half goals before making way for Chelsea teammate Timo Werner for the second half, and Thomas Müller also scored – his first since … Continue reading Who are the favourites to win Euro 2021?

Germany for the first time admits committing genocide in Namibia

More than 100 years after the crimes were committed, Germany formally confessed on Friday to having committed genocide as the colonial power in what is now Namibia. After years of negotiations, the German government recognized the atrocities committed against the Herero and Nama ethnic groups as genocide and said reparations would be paid. "As a … Continue reading Germany for the first time admits committing genocide in Namibia

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Germany ready to stiffen lockdown measures

German authorities were expected to extend lockdown measures again on Monday and possibly tighten some restrictions as they face a steady rise in new coronavirus infections, but leave schools open for now. Chancellor Angela Merkel and the country's 16 state governors, who in highly decentralized Germany are responsible for imposing and lifting restrictions, held a … Continue reading Germany ready to stiffen lockdown measures

COVID-19 Update (March 4, 2021)

Germany is extending its coronavirus shutdown by three weeks until March 28, but easing some restrictions to allow nonessential stores and other businesses to reopen in areas with relatively low infection rates. After about nine hours of talks, Chancellor Angela Merkel and the governors of the country’s 16 states agreed Wednesday to measures aimed at balancing concern … Continue reading COVID-19 Update (March 4, 2021)

Health Minister Jens Spahn admits slow delivery of coronavirus vaccine

Germany’s health minister is rejecting criticism of the country’s preparations for vaccination amid frustration over the gradual start to the process. Vaccinations in Germany and the rest of the 27-nation European Union started a week ago. In Germany, a nation of 83 million people, nearly 239,000 vaccinations had been reported to authorities by Sunday. There … Continue reading Health Minister Jens Spahn admits slow delivery of coronavirus vaccine

Bundesliga International CEO says German football league is a role model

The CEO of Bundesliga International Robert Klein called the German league a trendsetter in European football after RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich reached the final four of the 2019-20 Champions League, with the Bavarians winning this season's treble. German football can be a role model in several ways, Klein said in a recent interview. The … Continue reading Bundesliga International CEO says German football league is a role model

COVID-19 updates around the world

China Registers 2 New COVID-19 Cases, No Deaths in Past 24 Hours - Authorities China has registered two new COVID-19 cases, with no people having died of the disease over the past 24 hours, the National Health Commission said on Sunday. Of the new cases, one is imported. It was recorded in the city of … Continue reading COVID-19 updates around the world