Tag: Germany

EU mulls vaccination passports to resurrect tourism after COVID-19

European Union leaders will agree on Thursday to work on certificates of vaccination for EU citizens who have had an anti-COVID shot, with southern EU...

Virus surges anew in central Europe in face of new Covid variants

Authorities in central Europe warned on Friday that they are seeing a surge in coronavirus cases across their region amid the discovery of new variants....

German economy shrinks 5% on virus hit in 2020: official data

The German economy, Europe’s largest, shrank by 5% in the pandemic year 2020, ending a decade of growth as lockdowns wiped out much business and...

Angela Merkel’s party chooses new leader ahead of German election

BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s center-right party is choosing a new leader this weekend, a decision that will help shape German voters’ choice of a successor...

WHO experts to wade into tricky territory in hunt for coronavirus’ origins

Beijing: A year after the outbreak started, WHO experts are due in China for a highly politicised visit to explore the origins of the coronavirus,...

Brexit: Does Brexit free Europe to seek closer union?

Brussels: British politicians often speak of Brexit as an opportunity to escape Brussels‘ shackles, but does the departure also free Europe to go its own...

who: WHO Wuhan probe not looking for Covid ‘guilty’ parties

Geneva: The World Health Organization‘s international mission to China to investigate the origins of Covid-19 will explore all avenues and is not looking to find...

WHO to sift Chinese samples, data in hunt for virus origins

FALKENSEE, GERMANY: A German scientist who is part of a small team of experts assembled by the World Health Organization to investigate the origins of...

Germany imposes strict Christmas quarantine to stop COVID-19 scaling

The European country will close schools and shops from this Wednesday until January 10, 2021 after registering more than 20 thousand infections this Sunday. Grow...

Coronavirus second wave douses hopes of German economic recovery

BERLIN: Germany is expected to unveil a strong rebound in GDP for the third quarter on Friday, but relief could be short-lived as the country...

Deutsche Bank posts a surprise bounce back to profit with 3rd-quarter earnings, driven by 47% jump in debt-trading

REUTERS/Luke MacGregor Deutsche Bank beat expectations with its third-quarter earnings with a surprise return to profit, and posted a 47% jump in trading fixed-income...

This year’s Nobel Prize in economics celebrates an idea that has failed India

By Mihir Sharma Economists like to think of themselves as mathematicians — or, if feeling momentarily humbler, as physicists. This year’s winners of the Nobel...

Lesson not learned: Europe unprepared as second virus wave hits

ROME: Europe‘s second wave of coronavirus infections has struck well before flu season even started, with intensive care wards filling up again and bars shutting...

Former Wirecard CEO Markus Braun was arrested for a 2nd time in relation to the company’s $2 billion accounting scandal

Reuters Wirecard’s former chief executive Markus Braun has been rearrested in Munich as German prosecutors dug deeper into allegations of fraud at the fintech...

India elected non-permanent member of UN Security Council | India News

UNITED NATIONS: India was elected as non-permanent member of the powerful UN Security Council for a two-year term on Wednesday, winning 184 votes in the...

Germany launches coronavirus app as EU eyes travel revival

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany appealed to the public on Tuesday to download a new smartphone app to help break the chain of coronavirus infections, one...

Explainer: Europe steps up tech battle vs. coronavirus with German app

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany on Tuesday becomes the latest European country to launch a smartphone app that seeks to break the chain of coronavirus infection...

Crunch time for China’s robot startups as pandemic brings pain and opportunities

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) – With glowing blue eyes and trusting feline features, a new robot cat by Chinese startup Elephant Robotics seems happily oblivious to...

Italians embrace coronavirus tracing app as privacy fears ease

ROME (Reuters) – Italy, the first major European country to roll out a smartphone app to trace COVID-19 infections that does not rely on a...

NATO chief says on Huawei: UK review of 5G security is important

LONDON (Reuters) – The head of the NATO military alliance said on Wednesday that the West could not ignore the rise of China and so...

German government backs ‘electronics you can trust’

FILE PHOTO: German Minister of Education and Research Anja Karliczek attends a news conference on the 2020 report of the expert commission on research and...

Europe pins hopes on smarter coronavirus contact tracing apps

MUEHLBACH AM MANHARTSBERG, Austria (Reuters) – European countries cautiously emerging from the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic are looking to a second generation of contact...

Airbus jobs on wire as underlying output falls 40%: sources

PARIS (Reuters) – Airbus (AIR.PA) is looking to hold underlying jet output at 40% below pre-pandemic plans for two years, an approach which adds new...

Germany stamps authority on Lufthansa with $9.8 billion lifeline

FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany threw Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) a 9 billion euro ($9.8 billion) lifeline on Monday, agreeing a bailout which gives Berlin a veto in...

Lufthansa, German government agree on $9.8 billion rescue package: sources

FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government and the management of flagship carrier Lufthansa (LHAG.DE), which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, have reached...