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    Vaccine Checks Begin on German Trains, Trams and Buses

    Europe|German public transportation controllers start checking vaccine papers. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/24/world/europe/germany-public-transportation-vaccine.html A tram in Berlin in August. Public transportation passengers in Germany are now subject to spot checks of their vaccination status.Credit…Lynsey…

    Cases Grow in Germany as Restrictions Set to Expire

    World|Cases grow in Germany, as a national state of emergency is set to expire next month. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/24/world/germany-covid-surge.html Germany’s health minister, Jens Spahn, has said that the emergency order could be…

    Mapping Losses for Angela Merkel’s Party in German Vote

    Social Democrats (S.P.D.) made their biggest gains in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, where they won the seat Angela Merkel had held for more than 30 years. Vote margin 7.5% 15% S.P.D. C.D.U./C.S.U.…

    Breaking News – Germany elections: Merkel backs ‘bridge-builder’ Laschet as successor

    image source, EPAimage captionOutgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel and her party’s candidate to replace her, Armin Laschet, spoke at a rally on Saturday German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed her centre-right…

    Berlin Clubs Return With a Vengeance

    A discothèque successfully sued the city over its ban on indoor dancing, and clubs have reopened. But if there’s a spike in coronavirus cases, the local government has explored a…

    Virus Trends Vary Sharply Worldwide, Making an Erratic Mix

    World|Up, down, sideways: Around the world, the pandemic defies easy description. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/28/world/pandemic-patterns-global-roundup.html Standing in line for Covid-19 vaccines in Bangalore, India, on Tuesday. The situation has improved lately in the…

    Breaking News – Germany floods: Government rejects criticism over flood warnings

    image copyrightAFPimage captionA road ripped apart by the flood in Altenahr Germany’s government has hit back at criticism over its warning systems after the worst flooding in decades left at…

    He Led Hitler’s Secret Police in Austria. Then He Spied for the West.

    Franz Josef Huber, responsible for deporting tens of thousands of Jews, escaped punishment with U.S. backing and went on to work for West German intelligence, newly disclosed records reveal. Franz…

    Merkel Drops Easter Shutdown as Germany Flails Against Virus Surge

    Europe|Germany’s last-minute Easter shutdown gets an even more last-minute reversal. March 24, 2021, 9:31 a.m. ET March 24, 2021, 9:31 a.m. ET “It was a mistake,” Chancellor Angela Merkel said…

    Germany apologizes and drops plans for strict Easter COVID lockdown

    Germany will no longer implement a stricter shutdown over the Easter holiday period on April 1-5, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Wednesday, calling the plan a mistake and apologizing to…