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Germany urges Iran to accept diplomacy in nuclear dispute

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister on Wednesday urged Iran to accept diplomatic overtures coming from the West in order to preserve the 2015 nuclear accord. Heiko Maas accused Tehran of further undermining the transparency it is required to show under the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, after Iran began restricting international … Read more

Germany prepares way for its troops to stay in Afghanistan

BERLIN (AP) — The German government is preparing the way for the country’s troops in Afghanistan — the second-biggest contingent in a NATO force — to stay in place until next year if needed. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet on Wednesday approved a new draft mandate that would enable German troops to stay until Jan. 31, … Read more

Germany to give AstraZeneca jab to civil servants in bid to win over public

A health worker holds up a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 to be administered to members of the Italian Army at a vaccination center set up at the military barracks of Cecchignola, in Rome, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2020. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP) – Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse The Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine is to be offered … Read more

Germany reopens some schools amid fears pandemic may rebound

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Young children return to school in Germany

The Daily Beast Russia’s TikTok Generation Is Putin’s Achilles’ Heel Ludovic Marin/AFP via GettyOn Feb. 3, an influx of young Russians flooded my Instagram inbox and followers list. Yulia Navalnaya, the wife of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, had just reposted my recent Instagram story: a photo of Navalny in court, holding up his … Read more

Diplomatic row breaks out as Germany closes Czech and Austrian borders over virus mutations

Some 5,000 people were turned away from Tyrol’s border with Germany – Lennart Preiss/Getty Images Europe A diplomatic row has broken out after Germany closed its borders with the Czech Republic and the Austrian region of Tyrol in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus mutations. France warned Germany not to take any similar … Read more

Germany ekes some fun out of a quiet Carnival

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — A few Carnival floats poking fun at the likes of Russian President Vladimir Putin, former U.S. President Donald Trump, German politicians and the fight against coronavirus made their way Monday through the largely empty streets of Duesseldorf, which would usually be the site of raucous celebrations. Parades, street festivals and other … Read more

Merkel says Germany didn’t act quickly enough

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany didn’t act quickly enough last fall to prevent a second surge in coronavirus infections. “We didn’t shut down public life early enough or systematically enough amid signs of a second wave and warnings from various scientists,” she told lawmakers Thursday. Merkel and the governors of Germany’s 16 states … Read more