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Germany's COVID timeline: from first case to 100,000 dead

Nov. 25, 2021 17:11 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — As Germany reached 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, here is a look at some of the significant events that happened in the country during the outbreak: Jan 27, 2020 First case confirmed in Germany. A man in the Starnberg region of Bavaria...

Merkel voices 'full solidarity' with Poland over Belarus

Nov. 25, 2021 11:59 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her “full solidarity” Thursday with Warsaw over Poland's tense border situation with Belarus. Merkel reiterated her accusation that Belarus was carrying out a “hybrid attack” by luring migrants...

Merkel: 'Sad day' as Germany marks 100,000 deaths from COVID

Nov. 25, 2021 09:51 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel labelled Thursday “a very sad day” and backed calls for more restrictions, as her country became the latest to surpass 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began. The national disease control agency said it...

Health minister tells Germans: Get vaccinated or get COVID

Nov. 22, 2021 09:26 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister said Monday that the rapid rise in coronavirus cases means it's likely everyone in the country who isn't vaccinated will have caught COVID-19 by the end of the winter — and some of those will die. Official figures Monday showed...

NATO chief: alliance watching Russian troops near Ukraine

Nov. 19, 2021 11:18 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday that the alliance is closely monitoring an unusual concentration of Russian forces on the border with Ukraine, warning that similar troops were used by Moscow in the past to intervene in neighboring countries. ...

Disease control chief: "All of Germany is one big outbreak"

Nov. 19, 2021 09:43 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has entered a “nationwide state of emergency” because of surging coronavirus infections, the head of the country's disease control agency said Friday. Lothar Wieler, the head of the Robert Koch Institute, said regular medical care cannot be...

Germany approves new measures amid warnings of virus spike

Nov. 18, 2021 13:21 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany approved new measures Thursday to rein in record coronavirus infections as Chancellor Angela Merkel called the pandemic situation in the country “very serious” and said it was “high time” to contain the spread of the virus. “The...

Berlin-based online bank N26 quits US market

Nov. 18, 2021 07:13 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin-based online bank N26 said Thursday that it is shuttering its business in the United States after two years and focusing its expansion efforts on Eastern Europe. N26 said it would wind down its business in North America by Jan. 11. The bank claims...

Belarus brings some migrants in from cold at Polish border

Nov. 17, 2021 15:56 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of migrants who were camped in the cold on the Poland-Belarus border have been moved to a nearby warehouse in Belarusian territory, reports said Wednesday, with some still harboring hopes of entering the European Union. The move came a day...

German farm to cull 4,000 pigs after swine fever detected

Nov. 17, 2021 07:16 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A pig farm in northern Germany began culling all of its 4,000 animals Wednesday after a case of African swine fever was confirmed there. The outbreak near Guestrow, about 185 kilometers (115 miles) northwest of Berlin, is the first at a large pig farm in...