German minister kills himself over 'coronavirus crisis worries'

2020-03-29 15:19

Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany's Hesse state, has committed suicide apparently after becoming "deeply worried" over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus, state premier Volker Bouffier said Sunday.

Coronavirus: German army shipment of masks 'vanished in Kenya'

2020-03-24 21:12

A German army shipment of six million face masks needed to protect against the novel coronavirus has vanished in Kenya.

Germany sends 4 planes to Cape Town to evacuate nationals stuck on cruise ship

2020-03-20 16:55

The German government has sent four chartered aircraft to evacuate 1 243 German nationals on the AIDAmira cruise ship in Cape Town.

'Stay at home': German president tells citizens

2020-03-17 06:01

German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier has urged all citizens to stay at home after Europe's biggest economy announced new nationwide restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

WATCH | Hans Zimmer helped compose the 'sound' of BMW's new i4

2020-03-09 08:15

BMW has unveiled its first practical electric model, the i4 concept. Due to enter production in 2021, the i4 is based loosely based on the upcoming 4 Series Gran Coupe and also features a four-seat layout, sloping roof line and the new vertical-slat kidney grille.

OPINION | German Ambassador Martin Schäfer: On FW de Klerk, apartheid - acknowledging the past crucial in determining our present, future

2020-02-28 10:33

When German Ambassador Martin Schäfer gave a speech at the Annual Conference of the De Klerk Foundation on 31 January, to celebrate the historic speech of President de Klerk in the National Assembly in 1990, he did not anticipate that the issues he touched on were to become so topical just two weeks later.

18 children among 52 hurt in Germany car ramming

2020-02-25 12:27

A car that rammed into a carnival procession in central Germany Monday injured 52 people, including 18 children, police said, adding that the perpetrator's motive remains unclear.

Germany races to act on far-right threat after deadly shootings

2020-02-21 22:50

German ministers have promised to ramp up security and put more police on the streets to quell public fears, two days after a racist gunman killed nine people.

WATCH the top world news videos for today

2020-02-21 07:48

Trump mocks Bloomberg, Dems over debates | Trump ally Stone sentenced to 40 months for lying to Congress; here are the top world news videos. WATCH.

WATCH | At least 9 killed in Germany shisha bar shootings

2020-02-20 09:36

At least nine people have been killed in shootings targeting shisha bars in Germany that sparked a huge manhunt overnight before the suspected gunman was found dead in his home.


German tourists stuck in SA to be repatriated after their govt intervenes

2020-03-27 21:39

The German government has approached South Africa to repatriate its citizens amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus test negative for quarantined Angela Merkel

2020-03-23 21:00

Angela Merkel is "doing well" in self-imposed quarantine and awaiting further coronavirus testing after a first result came back negative, her spokesperson says.

WATCH | On board at the 24 Hours Nürburgring... in a street car

2020-03-20 13:24

Ride on board in a 2010 Porsche GT3 RS that was driven to the Nürburgring Nordschleife on a public road from Weissach, raced at the 24 Hours Nürburgring, and finished 13th overall.

First coronavirus deaths in Germany, as disease claims 2

2020-03-09 21:02

Two people have died of the novel coronavirus in the western German city of Essen and virus hotspot Heinsberg, officials say, the country's first casualties of the outbreak.

No handshake for Merkel as Germany coronavirus cases escalate

2020-03-02 18:29

Germany's interior minister rebuffed Chancellor Angela Merkel's attempt to shake hands with him as the number of novel coronavirus cases in the country rose to 150, with Berlin reporting its first infection.

German court scraps ban on professional assisted suicide

2020-02-26 19:33

Germany's highest court has ruled that a 2015 law banning professional assisted suicide was unconstitutional, as it robbed terminally ill patients of "the right to a self-determined death".

'Several injured' as car rams Germany carnival procession

2020-02-24 18:30

Several people have been injured after a car drove into a carnival procession in central Germany, police say, adding that the driver has been arrested.

German doctor who killed step-daughter released from jail

2020-02-21 21:00

An octogenarian German ex-doctor imprisoned in France for killing his 14-year-old step-daughter 38 years ago has been freed for medical reasons, a source close to the case has said.

Merkel condemns 'poison' of racism after Germany shootings

2020-02-20 21:08

Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned the "poison" of racism after a shooter with suspected far-right beliefs killed nine people at a shisha bar and a cafe in the German city of Hanau.

German far right arrests reveal 'shocking' mosque attack plot

2020-02-17 22:04

Members of a German extreme right group arrested last week were believed to have been plotting "shocking" large-scale attacks on mosques similar to the ones carried out in New Zealand last year, the government says.

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