German railway: Floods cause USD 1.5 billion damage to network

Germany's national railway operator Deutsch Bahn said it will take months, if not years to restore everything, and is confident of repairing 80 per cent of damaged infrastructure by end of the year.

published on : 23rd July 2021

German Chancellor Angela Merkel tours 'surreal' flood scene, vows aid and climate action

Merkel toured Schuld, a village on a tight curve of the Ahr River in western Germany where many buildings were damaged or destroyed by rapidly rising floodwaters on Wednesday night.

published on : 19th July 2021

Europe flooding toll over 180 as rescuers dig deeper

Chancellor Angela Merkel was due to visit Schuld, a village near Ahrweiler that was devastated by the flooding, later on Sunday, July 18, 2021.

published on : 18th July 2021

German Chancellor Angela Merkel expresses sorrow over deadly floods in Europe

More than 30 people have died and dozens were reported missing in Germany and neighbouring Belgium.

published on : 15th July 2021

Merkel brings message of stability to US on farewell visit

After 16 years of dealing with Merkel, many officials in Washington and elsewhere are wondering what course Germany might take after the next election.

published on : 15th July 2021

Merkel tells Germans to get vaccinated for 'more freedom'

About 58.7% of the population has received at least one shot and 43% are fully vaccinated, according to official figures.

published on : 13th July 2021

Germany's Angela Merkel gets Moderna as second jab after AstraZeneca first dose

The 66-year-old took her first dose of AstraZeneca's vaccine in April, more than two weeks after German authorities recommended use of the jab only for people aged 60 and over.

published on : 23rd June 2021

German Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes UEFA will act 'responsibly' on Wembley capacity

The government had already agreed to increase the capacity to at least 40,000 for the final three matches of the Euro 2020 tournament.

published on : 22nd June 2021

As summit ends, G-7 urged to deliver on Covid vaccines, tackling climate change

Public health advocates said much more than just doses was needed, including money and logistical help to get shots delivered in poorer countries.

published on : 13th June 2021

US President Joe Biden to host German Chancellor Angela Merkel at White House

She and Biden were set to meet later Friday at the Group of Seven summit, a gathering of some of the world's wealthiest nations, taking place in England.

published on : 11th June 2021

Germany's Angela Merkel condemns anti-Israel protests

Anti-Israel protests in several cities this week have drawn concern and condemnation, particularly a protest outside a synagogue in Gelsenkirchen.

published on : 14th May 2021

Germany preparing 'urgent support' for COVID-hit India, says German leader Angela Merkel

India has become the world's top coronavirus hotspot in recent days, reporting 349,691 new cases on Sunday alone.

published on : 25th April 2021

German MPs quiz Merkel, ministers over Wirecard scandal

Lawmakers are investigating the political and regulatory failings that allowed the Wirecard cheating to go unnoticed for years, with critics saying early warning signs were ignored.

published on : 22nd April 2021

Laschet wins battle to lead Merkel's bloc in German election

Markus Soeder said Tuesday that he will back Laschet, the head of Merkel's Christian Democratic Union, after the latter's party leadership gave him majority support.

published on : 20th April 2021

Germany awaits final verdict on battle to lead Merkel's bloc

Their Union bloc is the last major political force to nominate a candidate for chancellor in the Sept. 26 parliamentary election, in which Merkel is not seeking a fifth four-year term.

published on : 20th April 2021
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