Category: Germany

Germany bans vigil in memory of slain journalist

Berlin police argued the vigil for Shireen Abu Akleh presented an “immediate risk” of anti-Semitic chants, intimidation and violence. Photo: A Palestinian holds a lit candle and a…

The US is Training Ukrainian Troops In Germany

The move involves the Florida National Guard, but ‘they were preceded by others of their colleagues going back over the last eight years.’ Photo: The Florida National Guard’s…

Russia: Oil, gas, nickel, palladium, copper, chromium…

Germany (and other countries) need Russian raw materials for automobiles, lithium-ion batteries, catalytic converters… Photo: Russian nickel is important to the German economy Russian gas and oil are…

Germany: US fracked ‘freedom oil’ to replace Russian oil

Hydraulic fracturing is banned across most of Europe, but Russian Nord Stream 2 oil will be replaced with fracked LNG ‘freedom oil’ from the US. Photo: Unconventional drilling…

Biden: US sent Ukraine $650 million in weapons – last year

The US has also committed $1 billion in new U.S. security assistance – in one week. See also below: German air force procures US nuclear bombers Photo: (AP…

The ‘anti-vaxxer kiss-in’ in Germany that wasn’t

A viral post claims thousands of “anti-vaxxers” in Germany staged a kissing protest, citing DW as the source. But the whole thing is fake. The photo was taken…

Germany: Green Party Co-Leader Annalena Baerbock on Coalition Talks

Germany is still in the process of putting together a government following the September election. Green Party co-leader Annalena Baerbock speaks to DER SPIEGEL about progress on climate…

Germany’s election results: Facts, figures (and acronyms)

What shifts led to the SPD win? Who turned up to vote where, and why? The demographic breakdown of the election in graphs. Photo: The CDU/CSU can thank…

Updates to YouTube’s misinformation policies for the German federal election

YouTube has sent this email to their German users explaining their German ‘elections misinformation policies.’ Photo: The logo of video-sharing website YouTube is displayed on a smartphone on…

German troops have also left Afghanistan after 20 years

The US pullout from Afghanistan after 20 years has made the erratic Trump years look like more than a blip of American unilateralism. But German-American relations have a…

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