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German News Service http://www.zebraproductionskenya.com/index.php?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss The home for news from Germany en 2021 DW.COM, Deutsche Welle Tue, 2 Feb 2021 07:15:03 GMT Tue, 2 Feb 2021 07:15:03 GMT https://rss.dw.com/images/DW-L-RGB_whitebg.png German News Service http://www.zebraproductionskenya.com/index.php?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss News, Analysis and Service from Germany and Europe - in 30 Languages 98 64 10 56411765 Tue, 2 Feb 2021 03:29:00 GMT Trump faces deadline for impeachment response ahead of Senate trial https://www.dw.com/en/trump-faces-deadline-for-impeachment-response-ahead-of-senate-trial/a-56411765?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

The hearing in the Senate will start in one week's time, on February 9

Former President Donald Trump has until Tuesday to file a response to his impeachment, as Democrats plan out a substantive case for conviction in the Senate.

News 56411335 Tue, 2 Feb 2021 02:49:00 GMT Coronavirus: South Africa to receive 2 million vaccines by March https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-south-africa-to-receive-2-million-vaccines-by-march/a-56411335?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss Hard-hit South Africa received its first shipments of coronavirus vaccine doses, with up to 2 million expected to be delivered by March. News 56411472 Tue, 2 Feb 2021 01:01:00 GMT Sweden: 5 injured in Helsingborg violence https://www.dw.com/en/sweden-5-injured-in-helsingborg-violence/a-56411472?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

The incident occurred in the southern Swedish city of Helsingborg

The altercation occurred in the southern coastal city on Monday night. According to police, three were taken to hospital and at least two more remained hurt at the scene.

News 56411292 Mon, 1 Feb 2021 23:39:00 GMT South African rhino poaching dip accelerates in lockdown https://www.dw.com/en/south-african-rhino-poaching-dip-accelerates-in-lockdown/a-56411292?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

Rhino poaching figures decreased for a sixth straight year in South Africa

Poaching figures dropped by a third in 2020, with South Africa's environmental ministry citing the coronavirus lockdown as a significant reason for this. The country is home to 80% of the world's rhinoceroses.

News 56411291 Mon, 1 Feb 2021 22:17:00 GMT France presses Germany to ditch Nord Stream 2 over Navalny https://www.dw.com/en/france-presses-germany-to-ditch-nord-stream-2-over-navalny/a-56411291?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

Nord Stream 2 consists of two pipes, each around 1,230 kilometers long

France has urged Germany to scrap a major gas pipeline project — Nord Stream 2 — with Russia. EU members are considering sanctions over the detention of Alexei Navalny and a crackdown against his supporters.

News 56410082 Mon, 1 Feb 2021 18:55:00 GMT India unveils budget to boost coronavirus-hit economy https://www.dw.com/en/india-unveils-budget-to-boost-coronavirus-hit-economy/a-56410082?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

India currently spends about 1% of its gross domestic product on health, the lowest among major economies

Health care spending is set to double as India looks to recover from its worst-ever recession. But the leaders of ongoing protests have said the new budget does not address farmers' needs.

News 56409670 Mon, 1 Feb 2021 18:17:00 GMT Opinion: No more illusions in Myanmar https://www.dw.com/en/opinion-no-more-illusions-in-myanmar/a-56409670?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

Many initially wondered how much power Myanmar's military would really be willing to cede, now we know

Myanmar's military has staged a coup and detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The country's democratic experiment has failed, says Rodion Ebbighausen.

Opinion 56401173 Mon, 1 Feb 2021 17:36:00 GMT Massive snowstorm blankets New York City https://www.dw.com/en/massive-snowstorm-blankets-new-york-city/a-56401173?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

The rate at which snow was being dumped was a major concern, with roads quickly proving treacherous

A powerful blizzard has pummeled a huge swath of the northeastern United States. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has warned of "tremendous danger and difficulty" when moving around the city.

News 56406234 Mon, 1 Feb 2021 17:27:00 GMT Belgium staggers towards decolonization https://www.dw.com/en/belgium-staggers-towards-decolonization/a-56406234?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

Months after Belgium's Black Lives Matter protests, the country's reckoning with its past has come under the spotlight. For a group of Belgian activists, tackling race and colonialism-related issues needs a bigger push.

News 56409339 Mon, 1 Feb 2021 17:20:00 GMT Israel and Kosovo establish diplomatic ties https://www.dw.com/en/israel-and-kosovo-establish-diplomatic-ties/a-56409339?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss The historic deal was brokered by former US President Donald Trump and sees Muslim-majority Kosovo recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. News 56408691 Mon, 1 Feb 2021 17:09:00 GMT Bosnia: Unaccompanied child refugees face cold, violence https://www.dw.com/en/bosnia-unaccompanied-child-refugees-face-cold-violence/a-56408691?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

Many young refugees, waiting for the chance to cross the border, live in abandoned buildings outside official camps

Some 500 unaccompanied minors are among the refugees currently staying in camps in Bosnia-Herzegovina. They are the most vulnerable refugee group in the country, with many traumatized and in need of help.

World 56402405 Mon, 1 Feb 2021 12:53:00 GMT Germany's coronavirus vaccine rollout falters https://www.dw.com/en/germany-s-coronavirus-vaccine-rollout-falters/av-56402405?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss German politicians are scrambling to address the slow rollout of coronavirus vaccines across the country. Business 56403107 Mon, 1 Feb 2021 11:03:00 GMT Coronavirus: German beer sales see 'dramatic' drop amid pandemic https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-german-beer-sales-see-dramatic-drop-amid-pandemic/a-56403107?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

Beer sales in Germany fell dramatically as a result of bar and restaurant closures amid the pandemic

Bar and restaurant closures to combat the spread of the coronavirus meant Germans bought much less beer last year. A German brewing association said the drop was "unprecedented" in the postwar period.

News 56386012 Mon, 1 Feb 2021 10:00:00 GMT How will we travel in the summer of 2021? https://www.dw.com/en/how-will-we-travel-in-the-summer-of-2021/a-56386012?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

Beaches are likely to remain a popular destination in 2021, but travel habits will have changed nonetheless

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Europe is going from one lockdown to the next. Many just want to get away and are pinning their hopes on the summer. Still others plan to stay near home — and travel more sustainably.

Culture 56402132 Mon, 1 Feb 2021 09:53:00 GMT Myanmar coup: Germany condemns army takeover https://www.dw.com/en/myanmar-coup-germany-condemns-army-takeover/a-56402132?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

World leaders have condemned the apparent coup in Myanmar

The international community has criticized Monday's coup in Myanmar, urging the army to release all political leaders. Germany said the military's actions "jeopardize progress made so far toward democratic change."

News 56401762 Mon, 1 Feb 2021 07:51:00 GMT Coronavirus: BioNTech-Pfizer pledges 75 million more EU vaccines https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-biontech-pfizer-pledges-75-million-more-eu-vaccines/a-56401762?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

BioNTech-Pfizer's additional vaccines could ease pressure on the EU's jab shortages

The EU's vaccine rollout has come under fire for its slow pace amid production shortages. BioNTech-Pfizer has now promised to supply around 2 billion total doses, up from a previous 1.3 billion, by the end of 2021.

News 56401125 Mon, 1 Feb 2021 05:01:00 GMT Coronavirus digest: Israel sends vaccine shots to Palestinians https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-digest-israel-sends-vaccine-shots-to-palestinians/a-56401125?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss Israel says it has delivered 2,000 vaccine shots to the West Bank to inoculate medical staff working for the Palestinian Authority. Follow DW for the latest. News 56399104 Sun, 31 Jan 2021 19:03:00 GMT Bundesliga Bulletin: Bayern Munich cruise on but Eintracht Frankfurt the form team https://www.dw.com/en/bundesliga-bulletin-bayern-munich-cruise-on-but-eintracht-frankfurt-the-form-team/a-56399104?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

Marius Wolf helped Cologne to a crucial win

In a weekend of few surprises, Bayern Munich cruised, Jadon Sancho continued to improve and Hertha Berlin's new dawn got off to a rocky start. Eintracht Frankfurt have emerged from the pack and Cologne got a big win.

Sports 56397959 Sun, 31 Jan 2021 16:14:00 GMT COVID: Germany sends medical team and gear to Portugal https://www.dw.com/en/covid-germany-sends-medical-team-and-gear-to-portugal/a-56397959?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

Already around 3,000 defence department staff have been immunized, including soldiers assisting in high-risk locations

The German military will send health workers and equipment to Portugal to support the country's overstretched medical system. Portugal's available ICU beds are running out following a surge in COVID cases.

News 56396510 Sun, 31 Jan 2021 11:52:00 GMT Coronavirus: Germany open to Chinese and Russian vaccines amid delays https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-germany-open-to-chinese-and-russian-vaccines-amid-delays/a-56396510?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

There are concerns about the safety and effectiveness of Chinese and Russian vaccines

Health Minister Jens Spahn says there is no obstacle to the use of the Sputnik V and Sinopharm vaccines if they receive EU approval. Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to hold a summit Monday to overcome a vaccine shortage.

News 56393748 Sun, 31 Jan 2021 08:25:00 GMT Germany: 4 World War II bombs prompt evacuation in Göttingen https://www.dw.com/en/germany-4-world-war-ii-bombs-prompt-evacuation-in-göttingen/a-56393748?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss German bomb disposal expert detonated four WWII bombs after thousands of Göttingen residents were forced to leave their homes. Officials had suspended some of the anti-pandemic measures during the evacuation effort. News 56393148 Sat, 30 Jan 2021 17:35:00 GMT WHO envoy says Germany needs 'Klopp effect' in COVID fight https://www.dw.com/en/who-envoy-says-germany-needs-klopp-effect-in-covid-fight/a-56393148?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

Germany should use the Liverpool coach as in inspiration in its fight against the coronavirus

Germany can draw inspiration amid the pandemic from soccer coach Jürgen Klopp, WHO official David Nabarro has suggested. He also said disagreements among lawmakers had galvanized opponents of lockdown measures.

News 56393134 Sat, 30 Jan 2021 16:24:00 GMT Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund end winless run against Augsburg https://www.dw.com/en/bundesliga-borussia-dortmund-end-winless-run-against-augsburg/a-56393134?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

Jadon Sancho (left) and Marco Reus (right) smile after Sancho's second-half goal

Desperate for points, Dortmund were able to break down a pesky Augsburg team for their first win three weeks. But early mistakes showed they are still not cemented as a top-four side.

Sports 56392261 Sat, 30 Jan 2021 16:07:00 GMT Germany: Angela Merkel urges patience with lockdown rules https://www.dw.com/en/germany-angela-merkel-urges-patience-with-lockdown-rules/a-56392261?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

In Merkel's weekly podcast, the pandemic was still very much in the spotlight

Merkel has thanked families for their "huge effort" during the pandemic in the face of school closures, but has asked for more patience. A senior lawmaker has suggested Germany's lockdown will go beyond February 14.

News 56388253 Sat, 30 Jan 2021 09:59:00 GMT Nord Stream 2: Dead in the water despite construction reboot? https://www.dw.com/en/nord-stream-2-dead-in-the-water-despite-construction-reboot/a-56388253?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

Russia's Fortuna pipe-laying vessel is seen as crucial in completing the construction of Nord Stream 2

The Baltic Sea natural gas pipeline has become a political wrestling match, with the United States on one side and Russia on the other. Germany and the EU are stuck in the middle. DW gives you an overview.

Business 56389425 Sat, 30 Jan 2021 07:58:00 GMT Germany: Landlord tears down house with tenant inside https://www.dw.com/en/germany-landlord-tears-down-house-with-tenant-inside/a-56389425?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss Authorities in the western town of Gerolstein said the tenant was unhurt in the incident. Police have launched an investigation against the landlord. News 56389604 Sat, 30 Jan 2021 07:17:00 GMT Witnesses of the Shoah: Faces and memories https://www.dw.com/en/witnesses-of-the-shoah-faces-and-memories/av-56389604?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

'Lest We Forget' is the title of a project by German photographer Luigi Toscano. Over several years he has been taking pictures of Holocaust survivors. It's a race against time that has pushed Toscano to his emotional limits over and over.

Reporter 56364864 Sat, 30 Jan 2021 06:48:00 GMT COVID-19 - remembering lives lost https://www.dw.com/en/covid-19-remembering-lives-lost/av-56364864?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

As the numbers of corona death are rising, unofficial places of remembrance are cropping up throughout Germany. People gather there to commemorate relatives and friends they've lost and share their grief and fears.

DW News 56389117 Fri, 29 Jan 2021 22:50:00 GMT Man finds gold coins in Germany, but reward unlikely https://www.dw.com/en/man-finds-gold-coins-in-germany-but-reward-unlikely/a-56389117?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

Some of the coins discovered in 2016 were only made that same year

Finders keepers? Not always, according to a German court. A man who found gold coins and cash while landscaping might walk away empty handed.

News 56388826 Fri, 29 Jan 2021 22:03:00 GMT Bundesliga: Silas Wamangituka helps Stuttgart finally find home comfort https://www.dw.com/en/bundesliga-silas-wamangituka-helps-stuttgart-finally-find-home-comfort/a-56388826?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

Silas Wamangituka has enjoyed an excellent season

It wasn't pretty, but Stuttgart finally got their first home win of the Bundesliga season. The 2-0 win over struggling Mainz was important but perhaps didn't always showcase the best of Pellegrino Matarazzo's side.

Sports 56388924 Fri, 29 Jan 2021 21:09:00 GMT Germany imposes travel restrictions over COVID variants https://www.dw.com/en/germany-imposes-travel-restrictions-over-covid-variants/av-56388924?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

The German government has imposed travel restrictions on countries most affected by new coronavirus variants - such as the UK, Ireland, Brazil, Portugal and South Africa. The interior ministry says the ban is necessary to prevent a surge in new infections.

DW News 56388272 Fri, 29 Jan 2021 20:58:00 GMT Germany: Calls for cardinal to release report on sexual abuse of minors https://www.dw.com/en/germany-calls-for-cardinal-to-release-report-on-sexual-abuse-of-minors/a-56388272?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

Cardinal Woelki has come under increasing pressure to release a report about child sex abuse

Pressure has increased on a Catholic cardinal over the release of a report on child sex abuse. The diocese council of Cologne has said Cardinal Woelki has a moral obligation to allow its publication.

News 56350272 Fri, 29 Jan 2021 20:25:00 GMT European travel restrictions: Non-essential travel curbed https://www.dw.com/en/european-travel-restrictions-non-essential-travel-curbed/a-56350272?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

Areas usually bustling with tourists remain quiet and closed in Germany's lockdown

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many countries worldwide continue to restrict entry and most travel remains discouraged. DW Travel offers a brief recap of what rules apply in the EU — and how to get the latest info.

Culture 56386480 Fri, 29 Jan 2021 17:17:00 GMT Bundesliga: Does Marco Rose have all he needs at Gladbach? https://www.dw.com/en/bundesliga-does-marco-rose-have-all-he-needs-at-gladbach/a-56386480?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss Marco Rose’s future at Borussia Mönchengladbach is in doubt, with Dortmund reportedly interested. But with a talented squad and support from above, he'd be wise to realize that the grass may not be greener in Dortmund. Sports 56378814 Fri, 29 Jan 2021 15:12:00 GMT EU approves AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine https://www.dw.com/en/eu-approves-astrazeneca-coronavirus-vaccine/a-56378814?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

The European Union has given the green light to the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, despite Germany's qualms about its effectiveness in seniors. The European Medicines Agency recommended the product for all adults.

News 56383597 Fri, 29 Jan 2021 13:31:00 GMT Hertha Berlin: More money, more problems https://www.dw.com/en/hertha-berlin-more-money-more-problems/av-56383597?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

From Big City Club to Big City Circus, what's behind Hertha's downturn despite the injection of big money from investor Lars Windhorst? Can a problem be solved by throwing money at it?

Sports 56360049 Fri, 29 Jan 2021 08:52:00 GMT UNDP's Achim Steiner: 'If we cannot decouple economic growth from emissions, we are doomed' https://www.dw.com/en/undp-s-achim-steiner-if-we-cannot-decouple-economic-growth-from-emissions-we-are-doomed/a-56360049?maca=en-VAF-GNS--32669-xml-mrss

Oil spills: Good for growth, terrible for the environment

We need to address the cost of economic development to the environment, societies and our health when measuring human progress, says Achim Steiner of the UN Development Program.