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Merkel’s husband hits out at ‘laziness’ of unvaccinated Germans
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Merkel’s husband hits out at ‘laziness’ of unvaccinated Germans

Angela Merkel’s husband has accused unvaccinated Germans of “laziness”, amid calls for the introduction of mandatory coronavirus jabs to combat a dramatic rise in infections. Germany’s Covid-19 resurgence has in part been blamed on its vaccination rate of 68%, which is relatively low compared with western European nations such as France, Italy and Spain. “It...

Germany urges unity as crisis worsens for migrants at Poland-Belarus border
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Germany urges unity as crisis worsens for migrants at Poland-Belarus border

Germany needs to get the “whole of the democratic world” onboard to support orderly immigration to Europe, its interior minister has said, amid a worsening crisis at the Poland-Belarus border. Horst Seehofer accused Belarus and Russia of exploiting refugees and migrants in an attempt to destabilise the west, and said EU countries must stand together...

German election frontrunners fail to impress with flood response
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German election frontrunners fail to impress with flood response

Germany is bracing itself for complex coalition negotiations following September’s national elections, after the leaders of the two strongest parties failed to impress voters with their response to last month’s devastating floods and boosted the confidence of smaller parties. A two-way coalition between the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) of the outgoing chancellor, Angela Merkel, and the...

Merkel threatens to centralise Covid response as some states refuse to act
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Merkel threatens to centralise Covid response as some states refuse to act

Angela Merkel has threatened to centralise Germany’s pandemic response as several of the country’s federal states refuse to implement an emergency brake mechanism on easing restrictions in spite of rapidly rising infection rates. Interviewed on German television on Sunday night, the German chancellor complained that the political instruments to break a third wave of the...

Three letter bombs sent to German firms may be linked, say investigators
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Three letter bombs sent to German firms may be linked, say investigators

Prosecutors in Germany are investigating a possible link between three recent letter bomb attacks on German food retail companies. “We assume there is a connection,” state prosecutors in Heidelberg said on Friday after attacks on a supermarket chain, a drinks company and a baby food producer this week. They said further attacks were not likely but could...

Angela Merkel breaks silence on most difficult year in emotional coronavirus confession
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Angela Merkel breaks silence on most difficult year in emotional coronavirus confession

The centre-right politician became Chancellor of Germans 15 years ago in 2005. During the pandemic Germany has recorded 1.35m coronavirus cases and 33,230 fatalities. Ms Merkel typically delivers an annual televised address to the German people to mark the new year. She commented: “In nine months, a parliamentary election will take place and I won’t be...

Germany enters stricter lockdown as Covid deaths hit new high
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Germany enters stricter lockdown as Covid deaths hit new high

Germany hit a new record level of coronavirus deaths as it entered a harder lockdown Wednesday, closing shops and schools to try to bring down stubbornly high new cases The country recorded 179.8 deaths of new infections per 100,000 residents over the last seven days, a new high and significantly more than the 149 per 100,000 reported a week ago by...