German defence minister Christine Lambrecht resigns after a series of gaffes

The German defence minister Christine Lambrecht quit on Monday (January 16) after several controversies. The resignation from Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s government came after a series of gaffes during her time in office.  The series of gaffes and her statements appeared to many as tone-deaf. Also, doubts were raised about the 57-year-old’s ability to revive the […]

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Delegation of German MPs visit Taiwan as tensions escalate in China

Germany’s high-ranking parliamentary delegation announced that they will be visiting Taiwan on Sunday, ahead of the ministerial visit scheduled later this year that can escalate tensions with China.  Free Democratic Party’s (FDP) Johannes Vogel shared a picture of him and his party colleague Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann travelling on “the plane to Taiwan”.  Head of the parliamentary […]

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German authorities recover 31 jewellery items worth millions of euros robbed in 2019 Berlin museum heist

German authorities on Saturday (Dec 17) said that they had found a “considerable portion” of 31 items of 18th-century jewellery from a 2019 robbery at Berlin’s museum. The discovery comes during the trial of the six suspects over the night-time raid on the Green Vault museum in November 2019, AFP reported.  The German media reported the […]

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Beijing agrees to provide “German vaccines” to German expatriates in China

The foreign ministry of China stated that an agreement was reached between their country and Germany to allow German nationals to use “German vaccines” in China, days after German Chancellor Olaf Scholz had stated that German expatriates would be able to use BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine. While speaking at a press briefing on Friday, the Chinese […]

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Wirecard scandal: Ex-employees of German fintech go on trial in fraud case

In what has been labelled the largest fraud case in post-war German history, the ex-chief executive of financial services business Wirecard and two other ex-managers went on trial on Thursday. Prior to declaring bankruptcy in 2020 and claiming that 1.9 billion euros that had been on its balance sheet could not be located, Wirecard was […]

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German chancellor Scholz says ‘Russia has stopped threatening to use nuclear weapons’

German Chancellor Olaf Sholz believes that the risk of Russian President Vladimir Putin using Nuclear weapons during his ongoing invasion of Ukraine has gone down. While the war was still raging with “undiminished brutality,” Scholz said in an interview with Funke Media to commemorate his first year in office that one thing had changed: “Russia […]

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German police detain 25 far-right extremists ‘seeking to overthrow state’

The authorities in Germany have detained 25 members and supporters of a far-right group on allegations of planning a violent overthrow of the government. The prosecutor’s office said that 3000 police officials conducted raids across the country and the suspects were detained from Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Hesse, Lower Saxony, Saxony, Thuringia as well as in […]

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What was the Wirecard scandal? Know how the $25 billion blue-chip company gamed the German government

German digital payments company Wirecard is back in the spotlight. More than two years after its collapse, the company’s CEO Markus Braun and two former managers will face trial for fraud. In this article, you will get to know the details of the scandal. The scandal is one of the biggest in European history and […]

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Former German chancellor Angela Merkel wins UN refugee prize

The coveted Nansen Award, given out by the United Nations Refugee Agency on Tuesday, was given to former German chancellor Angela Merkel, who was praised for her commitment to defending asylum seekers while in office.  The UNHCR selection committee praised Merkel’s “leadership, courage, and compassion” in reference to the more than 1.2 million refugees and […]

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German President Steinmeier reaches Kyiv for surprise visit

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrived in Kyiv on Tuesday on a surprise visit, his spokesperson confirmed. Six months back, Steinmeier’s offer to visit Kyiv was snubbed by Ukraine. Steinmeier had then come under heavy fire for his years-long detente policy with Moscow.  The president also had to abort a trip at the last minute last […]

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