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Germany extends lockdown until January 31, toughens curbs – world news

The German government said Tuesday it is extending the country’s lockdown by three weeks until Jan. 31, tightening curbs on social contacts and planning limits on people’s movements in the worst-affected regions as it tries to reduce stubbornly high infection figures and worrying numbers of coronavirus-related deaths. Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was “absolutely necessary” to maintain restrictions, particularly in ...

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Germany orders 62,000 poultry culled after bird flu found on farms – world news

About 62,000 turkeys and ducks will be slaughtered after bird flu was found on more poultry farms in Germany, authorities said on Tuesday. Type H5N8 bird flu was confirmed in two farms in the Cloppenburg region in the northern state of Lower Saxony, the Cloppenburg local government authority said. Cloppenburg is one of Germany’s leading poultry production areas. A series ...

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Germany leads European manufacturing to best month since 2018 – world news

Euro-area manufacturing grew the fastest in more than 2 1/2 years in December, bringing some positive news at the end of a horrific year for the region’s economy. Growth was led by Germany, where activity expanded the most in almost three years. With all other countries covered in IHS Markit’s monthly surveys also reporting stronger readings than during the previous ...

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Germany poised to extend coronavirus lockdown – world news

Germany is likely to extend a national lockdown beyond January 10 to curb coronavirus infection rates that are still running high and putting huge strains on hospitals and health workers, politicians said at the weekend. Chancellor Angela Merkel and regional leaders are expected to agree to extend the restrictions when they convene on Tuesday. It is not yet clear how ...

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Germany set for longer lockdown as death figures spike – world news

German officials made clear Wednesday that they won’t be able to relax lockdown restrictions in early January as the country recorded more than 1,000 deaths in one day for the first time. That figure was likely swollen by delayed reporting but underlined the severity of the situation. Germany, the European Union’s most populous country, shut restaurants, bars, sports and leisure ...

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Germany brings home 3 women, 12 kids from camps in Syria – world news

Germany has organized the return of three women and 12 children from camps in northeastern Syria for humanitarian reasons. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Sunday did not further identify the women or children, who were flown back to Germany on Saturday. However, the German weekly Bild am Sonntag reported that all three women had left Germany in recent years to ...

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Germany mulls banning flights from UK over new Covid-19 strain fears – india news

Germany is considering banning flights from Britain and South Africa to prevent the spread of new, more infectious coronavirus strain circulating in the two countries, a source close to the German health ministry told AFP on Sunday. Following the example of the Netherlands, where a ban on all passenger flights from the UK came into effect on Sunday, the German ...

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Pompeo slams China’s treatment of Uyghurs, compares it to Nazi Germany – world news

US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo criticised China over curtailing the religious freedom of Uyghurs. In an interview with Rob Schmitt of ‘Wake Up America’, Pompeo lambasted China for treating a million Uyghur Muslims in ways that are just absolutely devastating and equated it with Nazi’s Germany ethnic cleansing of the Jews in the 1930s. “China, which is devastatingly bad, ...

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Covid-19: UK beats US, Germany to use of vaccine they created – world news

The UK’s quick approval of the Covid vaccine from Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE means Britons will get first dibs on a shot developed in two other countries — the US and Germany. Britain’s drug regulator on Wednesday cleared the vaccine for emergency use, ahead of the US Food and Drug Administration and its European Union counterpart. The government cited ...

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Baby among 5 killed as car runs down shoppers in Germany – world news

A baby was among five people killed when a car tore through a pedestrian shopping street in the southwestern German city of Trier on Tuesday, police said, after arresting the driver. Prosecutor Peter Fritzen said the driver, a 51-year-old Trier native, appeared to be suffering from “psychiatric problems” and had been under the influence of alcohol during the incident, in ...

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