Tuesday, May 17, 2022


Germany seizes world’s largest yacht owned by Russian oligarch

The 156m long 'Dilbar' has an estimated value of US$600 million, according to Forbes magazine.

British worker at UK embassy in Berlin charged with Russian spying offences

David Ballantyne Smith who was employed as a security guard at the embassy was extradited to Britain from Germany following his arrest by German police in August 2021.

Germany drops plan to relax Covid quarantine rules

Health Minister Karl Lauterbach says he had made a mistake by suggesting an end to mandatory quarantine.

Germany makes Covid quarantine voluntary from May 1

The only exceptions are employees of medical institutions, who must continue to isolate for five days if they catch the virus.

Germany plans to relax Covid quarantine rules as cases soar

Under the existing rules, people with Covid must quarantine for at least seven days but authorities want to change that to a voluntary five days of self-isolation with the recommendation of a Covid test at the end of that period.

Fake heiress Anna Sorokin still in US amid deportation rumours

The 31-year-old Russian-German citizen managed in 2016 and 2017 to deceive New York's elites by posing as a wealthy heiress, when in fact she was the daughter of a truck driver originally from the suburbs of Moscow.

German troops arrive to reinforce Baltics amid tensions over Ukraine

The new deployments include reconnaissance and artillery troops and medics from units throughout Germany, as well as around 100 howitzer and other vehicles, with arrivals expected to continue throughout this week.

Germany’s health experts divided over Covid curbs as infections hit record

Some health experts say it is time to put a 'freedom plan' for how restrictions will be eased gradually.

Germany arrests two suspects in double police killing

The shooting, for which the motive remains unclear, sent shockwaves through Germany.

Germany reports over 200,000 Covid cases in new daily record

This comes as lawmakers debate whether to impose compulsory vaccinations.

Ex-pope Benedict admits giving ‘incorrect’ info to abuse inquiry

This has been blamed on an editing 'oversight'.

Probe finds ex-pope Benedict failed to act in German abuse cases

Germany's Catholic Church has been rocked by a string of reports in recent years that have exposed widespread abuse of children by clergymen.

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