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    • Germany rules out new nationwide lockdown

      Germany rules out new nationwide lockdown

      Germany will not need another national lockdown over the winter to keep the coronavirus under control despite rising infections, Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Wednesday. While in March it had been the right thing to do to protect the weakest, it would not be needed again, he said. “We will certainly not need to do this nationwide,” Spahn said, adding that regional authorities could handle outbreaks.

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    • Germany calls on Greece and Turkey to avoid clash

      Germany calls on Greece and Turkey to avoid clash

      German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas urged Greek and Turkish leaders on Tuesday to solve their dispute over overlapping resource claims in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, citing the risk of a military confrontation. "The current situation in the eastern Mediterranean is equivalent to playing with fire," he said after talks in Athens with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias. "Every little spark can lead to catastrophe."

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    • Germany launches basic income pilot project

      Germany launches basic income pilot project

      Germany officially announced on Friday the start of the Basic Income Pilot Project aimed at finding out how giving a group of people €1,200 each month for three years will affect their lives, news wires reported. The study authors hope that a million people will apply for the project by the 10 November deadline.

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    • Navalny flown to Germany for treatment

      Navalny flown to Germany for treatment

      Gravely ill Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was let to be flown to Germany early on Saturday to receive medical care after his allies accused the Russian authorities of trying to stop his evacuation, news wires reported. Navalny’s life was not in immediate danger, he was in an induced coma and his brain was in a stable condition, the medical staff at a hospital in the Siberian city of Omsk said on Friday. The aircraft landed at Berlin’s Tegel airport.

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    • Macron to host Merkel at his Mediterranean summer residence

      Macron to host Merkel at his Mediterranean summer residence

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit today French President Emmanuel Macron at his summer residence situated in a medieval island fortress in the Mediterranean, news wires reported. The two leaders will discuss a range of topics including the situation in Lebanon, anti-government protests in Belarus, the Eastern Mediterranean tensions, the Mali coup, the co-ordination of Europe’s response to the Covid-19 crisis, etc.

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    • German, Israeli military jets flew over Dachau in tribute

      German, Israeli military jets flew over Dachau in tribute

      German and Israeli Air Force jets flew over the former Nazi concentration camp Dachau on Tuesday in tribute to the Jews and others killed there in the Holocaust, AP reported. Two Israeli F-16s and two German Eurofighters escorted an Israeli Air Force Gulfstream G-550 carrying the commanders of both air forces over the camp memorial outside Munich, while a third Eurofighter filmed the formation from the sky.

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    • German infections see highest jump in months

      German infections see highest jump in months

      Germany's official coronavirus caseload on Wednesday witnessed its sharpest daily jump since early May, dpa reported. Quoting data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the government's agency for disease control, it said that there were 1,226 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total confirmed in the country so far to 218,519.

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    • Germany, Russia oppose US sanctions against Nord Stream 2

      Germany, Russia oppose US sanctions against Nord Stream 2

      Foreign Ministers of Russia and Germany Sergei Lavrov and Heiko Maas expressed mutual disdain on Tuesday at US sanctions against those countries' Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, dpa reported. "No state has the right to dictate Europe's energy policy with threats, and that will not succeed," Maas told reporters in Moscow.

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