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Asylum seeker removal flight to go ahead despite last-minute court action

Home Office says up to 20 people who arrived in UK on small boats to be sent to mainland EuropeA charter flight to remove asylum seekers who recently arrived in the UK on small boats is due to take off despite last-minute high court actions in the early hours of Wednesday morning and other interventions which have led to at least 19 people not boarding the plane.The Home Office said up to 20 people would be placed on the charter flight destined for France and Germany. The Guardian knows of 19 wh...
Tags: UK, France, Germany, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Migration, Home Office, Refugees

'Like a prison sentence': the couples separated by Covid-19

A campaign has highlighted plight of unmarried couples from different countries parted for monthsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Sarah flew home to Germany in April, leaving her boyfriend, Fares, behind in Jordan, unsure when they might see each other again. “She thought it might take a couple of months,” Fares said.Inside, he was steeling himself for as long as six months apart, although “I didn’t tell her that,” he says. Continue reading...
Tags: Relationships, Germany, Life and style, World news, Jordan, Sarah, Coronavirus outbreak

Spain again grapples with Europe's worst virus infection rate

Just seven weeks after bringing its first coronavirus wave under control, experts say Spain is once again in a "critical" situation with the worst infection rate in Western Europe. The country reported an average of 4,923 new daily cases of the respiratory disease during the last seven days, a higher amount than that of Britain, France, Germany and Italy combined, according to a tally compiled by AFP based on official figures. Spain counts 95 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people, compared to 24 i...
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Covid live news: Lebanon hits record daily cases after blast; Russian vaccine must follow safety procedure, says WHO

Coronavirus updates: New Zealand records first new local cases in 102 days; global deaths likely to pass 750,000 this week, says WHORussia approves vaccine despite testing concernsFrench and Dutch on alert over rise in casesLost on the frontline: the 900 US health workers who have diedEngland denies it has evidence older pupils pose infection riskUS coronavirus updates – live 8.24pm BST Germany has extended a partial travel warning for Spain to the capital of Madrid and the Basque region due...
Tags: Science, Germany, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, New Zealand, Madrid, Lebanon

Stock markets boom as hopes rise for US economic stimulus and Covid-19 vaccine

S&P edges towards all-time record with oil prices and hospitality stocks rising as investor optimism reboundsUS stock markets moved closer to record highs on Tuesday after investors bet on a fresh round of government spending to lift the economy and counter the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.The S&P 500, seen as the broadest measure of US investor sentiment, raced to a 10-point gain by mid afternoon to leave it just 16 points short of the all-time high reached in February. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, China, Germany, Oil, US, International Trade, Economics, IPOs, World news, Commodities, Financial Sector, Stock Markets, Asia Pacific, Technology sector, Global Economy

Germany to Russia: we will protect our people, online and off

The murder in a central Berlin park of a Georgian national, blamed by German prosecutors on the actions of a branch of the Russian state, has been a serious burden on relations between the two countries, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said. Speaking at a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Maas said on Tuesday that Germany would do everything it could to protect its people, both in the online and offline spaces. "The murder in the Tiergarten, which prosecu...
Tags: News, Germany, Russia, Berlin, Moscow, Sergei Lavrov, Tiergarten, Heiko Maas, Maas

Covid live news: New Zealand reports first new cases in community; Russia approves vaccine

Coronavirus updates: community transmission ends over 100 days of virus-free streak; Putin claims vaccine success; deaths likely to pass 750,000 this week, says WHOGlobal report: coronavirus cases pass 20m as WHO points to ‘green shoots of hope’France extends mask use as Greece says it is in second waveSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.22am BST Germany’s hospitality sector is starting to discuss ways in which it can prepare itself for a winter with coronavirus, amid fears that many pubs, r...
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‘Bad Banks’ Producer Letterbox Boards Contrast Film’s ‘Davos’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Letterbox Filmproduktion, producer of ZDF-Arte hit “Bad Banks” – and part of the Studio Hamburg Production Group that backed Netflix’s “Unorthodox” – has boarded “Davos,” a high-end drama series from Zurich-based film producer Content Film, producer of “Wonderland.” “Davos,” a period espionage thriller, is being written by Germany’s Julia Penner, head writer on seasons 3, […]
Tags: News, Germany, Global, Netflix, Zurich, Locarno Film Festival, Letterbox Filmproduktion, ZDF Arte, Studio Hamburg Production Group, Julia Penner

Don't be fooled by the myth of a 'migrant invasion' | Daniel Trilling

The government’s authoritarian posturing ignores the facts about asylum seekers coming to BritainAn invasion is what happens when a state uses military force to violently enter another country. It does not look at all like the recent images of small groups of people, many from countries that have themselves been invaded or bombed, crossing an international border in search of asylum. And yet the rhetoric of invasion has returned to British politics amid a growing moral panic over people crossing...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Germany, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Refugees, Don, Daniel Trilling

Downfall: BP worker sacked for Hitler meme wins $200,000 in compensation

BP ordered to pay Western Australia oil refinery worker for lost wages, after his parody of bosses got him firedAn oil refinery worker who was sacked for creating a Hitler parody of his bosses has been awarded $200,000 in compensation.The employee, a technician on a BP refinery in Western Australia, was sacked after he used an oft-parodied scene from the 2004 film Downfall by Oliver Hirschbiegel about the final days of Hitler and Nazi Germany to depict his bosses during a tense wage negotiation....
Tags: Germany, Australia news, Digital Media, Bp, Australian trade unions, Nazi, Hitler, Western Australia, Oliver Hirschbiegel

Iran nuclear deal at risk as U.N. council prepares to vote on arms embargo

The U.N. Security Council is preparing to vote this week on a U.S. proposal to extend an arms embargo on Iran, a move that some diplomats say is bound to fail and put the fate of a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers further at risk. A last-minute attempt by Britain, France and Germany to broker a compromise with Russia and China on an arms embargo extension appeared unsuccessful so far, diplomats said. Russia and China, allies of Iran, have long-signaled opposition to the U.S. measur...
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Trump Goes After Sasse After He Decries Executive Actions As ‘Unconstitutional Slop’

President Trump took to Twitter on Monday morning to scorn Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), who called his flurry of executive actions over the weekend “unconstitutional slop.” Shortly after the President signed the executive actions during a press conference at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey on Saturday — which came on the heels of Democrats and the White House failing to reach a deal on a new COVID-19 relief package — Sasse tore into Trump’s move in a statement by characterizing the actions a...
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Coronavirus in Europe: France extends mask use as Greece says it is in second wave

WHO says virus has shown no seasonal pattern and tells western Europe to react fastCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFace masks have become compulsory in more than 100 Paris streets and tourist areas, Greece is “formally” in a second wave and new outbreaks are causing alarm in Italy and Spain as coronavirus infection continues to pick up again across Europe.Dr Mike Ryan, the head of the World Health Organization’s emergencies programme, said the virus had shown no seaso...
Tags: Europe, Greece, France, Germany, Spain, World news, Paris, Italy, Who, World Health Organization, Mike Ryan, Coronavirus outbreak

Appeals of Nazi camp guard conviction in Germany dropped

All appeals against the conviction of a 93-year-old Nazi concentration camp guard have been dropped, a Hamburg court said Monday, making the decision legally binding and easing the way for possible future prosecutions. Bruno Dey was convicted last month of 5,232 counts of accessory to murder in Hamburg state court — equal to the number of people believed to have been killed at Stutthof during his service there in 1944 and 1945. Because he was 17 and 18 at the time of his alleged crimes, Dey’s ...
Tags: News, Germany, Nazi, Hamburg, Dey, Stutthof, Bruno Dey, Appeals of Nazi

'The decision is final' - Dortmund say Man Utd target Sancho is staying in Germany

Jadon Sancho will remain a Borussia Dortmund player and that "decision is final", says sporting director Michael Zorc.
Tags: News, Germany, Borussia Dortmund, Dortmund, Sancho, Jadon Sancho

World Reacts With Alarm As US Tops 5 Million COVID Cases

ROME (AP) — With confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hitting 5 million Sunday, by far the highest of any country, the failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe. Perhaps nowhere outside the U.S. is America’s bungled virus response viewed with more consternation than in Italy, which was ground zero of Europe’s epidemic. Italians were unprepared when the outbreak exploded in February, and the country still has one ...
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Coronavirus live news: Greece 'formally' in second wave, says expert, as WHO warns Europe to react fast

World Health Organization says it has received just 10% of funds it needs for Covid fightGlobal report: Covid cases worldwide near 20 millionWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?UK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – live 2.27pm BST 2.04pm BST Educational authorities across Germany are divided over whether students should be required to wear masks during lessons, as schools reopen in large swathes of the country today, writes Philip Oltermann, the Gua...
Tags: Europe, Science, Greece, Germany, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Who, World Health Organization, Guardian, Brussels, Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Schleswig Holstein, Hamburg Continue

Germany’s SPD picks Merkel-like figure to run for top job in 2021

Social Democrats name pragmatic ex-mayor Olaf Scholz as candidate for chancellorGermany’s Social Democrats have fired the starting gun in the race to replace Angela Merkel as chancellor by announcing the pragmatist finance minister Olaf Scholz as their candidate for the job.One of the two pillars of 20th-century democracy in Germany, the Social Democratic party (SPD) has seen its support wither away since joining Merkel’s government as junior coalition partner in 2013. It lies third in the polls...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Angela Merkel, World news, Merkel, Greens, Spd, Christian Democratic Union CDU, Social Democrats, Olaf Scholz, Social Democratic Party SPD

Denmark's fence to keep out wild boars seems to be working

The number of wild boars in Denmark has fallen since a 70-kilometer (43.4-mile) fence was erected along the German border to protect the valuable Danish pork industry. The fence was put up last year in an attempt to prevent wild swine crossing from Germany and breeding with farm pigs or possibly bringing in disease. Since then, the number of wild pigs in Denmark has fallen from 35-40 to fewer than 25, even though some piglets have been born in recent months, officials said Monday.
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1.5% of All Americans Have Been Infected With Coronavirus - 5 Million Cases (slashdot)

Confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hit 5 million on Sunday, reports the Associated Press, "by far the highest of any country..." "The failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe." Perhaps nowhere outside the U.S. is America's bungled virus response viewed with more consternation than in Italy, which was ground zero of Europe's epidemic. Italians were unprepared when the outbreak exploded in February, and the co...
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Germany imposes mandatory testing for arrivals from high risk areas

Germany has rolled out compulsory coronavirus testing for all arrivals from high-risk areas as infection rates continued to climb across the country. There have been more than 1,000 new infections reported for the past three days, the first time daily new infection numbers have reached four figures since May. Mandatory testing booths were set up at airports across the country. While testing had been available at some larger airports across Germany previously, these were voluntary and did not dep...
Tags: News, Germany, Eu, Spain, Britain, Belgium, Romania, Bulgaria

'We failed': one scientist's despair as Brazil Covid-19 deaths hit 100,000

Natalia Pasternak has waged a tireless media campaign to counter Bolsonaro’s chaotic, anti-science pandemic responseFor months Natalia Pasternak has implored Brazilians to take science and coronavirus seriously, in a marathon of TV appearances, newspaper columns, live streams and podcasts.“I’ve given interviews at 2am,” said the microbiologist and broadcaster who runs a civil society group called the Question of Science Institute.As the epidemic has raged, Pasternak has condemned President Jair ...
Tags: News, Germany, US, New Zealand, Brazil, Latin America, Sri Lanka, Trump, Imperial College, Pasternak, Minas Gerais, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, COVID, Natalia Pasternak, Question of Science Institute

Masks in class? Many questions as Germans go back to school

Masks during class, masks only in the halls, no masks at all. As Germany’s 16 states start sending millions of children back to school in the middle of the global coronavirus pandemic, the country’s famous sense of “Ordnung,” or order, has given way to uncertainty, with a hodgepodge of regional regulations that officials acknowledge may or may not work. “There can’t, and never will be 100% certainty,” said Torsten Kuehne, the official in charge of schools in Pankow, Berlin’s most populous dist...
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Watch Black Country, New Road Cover Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So”

Black Country, New Road, the noisy young British band from the same scene that birthed Black Midi, were supposed to perform at the Haldern Pop Festival in Germany this year. Although the actual Haldern Pop Festival, like pretty much every other festival out there, is cancelled, its organizers are instead hosting a series … More »
Tags: Music, News, Germany, Weezer, New Road, Black Midi, Black Country New Road, Watch Black Country New Road Cover Weezer

America’s Military Should Confront Its Past, Not Bury It

The German military’s infiltration by far-right extremists should be a warning for how we confront our own troubled history.
Tags: News, Germany, America, United States, Defense and Military Forces, History (Academic Subject, Neo Nazi Groups

Coronavirus live news: UK recalls home tests over safety concerns as Greece cases rise steeply

City of Preston urges young people ‘don’t kill granny’ as cases rise in the Philippines, Australia and ItalyTrump poised to intervene in relief plans after talks break down‘We’re still so tired’: European doctors brace for second wave‘Very dead’: army and police patrol the deserted streets of coronavirus-stricken Melbourne 2.17pm BST Germany and France have challenged the US’s claim to lead talks over reforming the World Health Organization, citing Washington’s decision to quit the UN health...
Tags: UK, Science, Greece, Washington, France, Germany, India, US, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Preston, World Health Organization, Un, Melbourne, Group of Seven

France and Germany pulled out of talks to reform the WHO because the US was trying to take control, according to a report

The US, who said last month that they will leave the WHO in July 2021, is trying to dictate the terms, according to several European officials.
Tags: News, France, Germany, US, Who

Bryan Adams Announces Stadium Concert In Germany Next Month

From what Bryan Adams has told us, the summer of 2020 seems way, way shittier than the summer of '69. But now it looks like Adams will get to sing "Summer Of '69" in an actual stadium before the summer of 2020 is over, so maybe things are looking up. Adams has been booked to … More »
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Jewish advocacy groups slam Trump's pick for German ambassador for bigoted comments

Several Jewish advocacy groups are opposing President Donald Trump's nominee to become the US ambassador to Germany in light of his incendiary comments, including some unearthed by CNN's KFile, about Germany, the Holocaust and Jewish groups.
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Germany To Exempt Unmarried Couples From COVID-19 Border Controls

Only a few other European countries have done so.
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