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German Elections Christian Democrats face setback as Social Democrats and Greens gain in German federal polls

The center left Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) emerged as the single largest party in the German federal parliament, surpassing German chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right CDU/CSU alliance

Can the Nord Stream 2 pipeline bring Russia and Europe closer?

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the importance of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that will deliver natural gas from Russia to Germany

Protest against Merkel in US Free the vaccine: Protests greet German chancellor Angela Merkel on US visit

Demonstrations calling for Germany to stop blocking patent waiver for COVID-19 vaccines were held in the US capital, Washington DC, among other places, as German chancellor Angela Merkel made an official visit to the US to meet president Joe Biden

Mass famine looms in Ethiopia’s Tigray region as civil war spreads and other stories

Today we look at the humanitarian crisis in Tigray as the civil war re-escalates, protests for vaccine equity during Angela Merkel’s visit to the US, and more

Frankfurt Police Special police unit in Frankfurt disbanded over links to far-right

20 active and ex-officers from the special operations unit of Frankfurt police were found sharing far-right symbols and hate messages in their group chats, once again exposing the level of far-right entrenchment in the German security forces

US spied on its close allies in Europe including Germany and France with the help of Danish secret service

A detailed report on Denmark’s role in the American project to spy on its close allies was published in several European media on Sunday confirming the revelation made by whistle blower Edward Snowden’s in 2013

Lockdown in Germany Germany goes for a stricter semi-lockdown amid alarming COVID-19 spike

According to the new regulations, schools and non-essential shops will remain closed across Germany from December 16 till January 10. As of December 14, around 1,348,851 COVID-19 cases had been reported in Germany, with 22,607 deaths

Healthcare workers in Germany strike for better work conditions

The trade union Ver.di is demanding an increase in salaries by 4.8 percent for federal and local employees, as well as a maximum of a 45-hour work week. They are also demanding a hike in trainee pay

US withdraws troops from Germany US announces withdrawal of around 12,000 troops from Germany

US president Donald Trump has said that Germany needs to pay for its own defense and stop taking advantage of the US. Germany called the move senseless and harmful for NATO  

Frankfurt Gathering Progressive youth in Frankfurt honor memory of victims of right-wing violence

The commemoration was held on the second anniversary of the verdict in the case of the racist murders committed by the neo-nazi group, National Socialist Underground (NSU), in Germany

Protest against far-right-Germany Progressives in Germany denounce racist ‘hygiene demos’ and anti-lockdown protests

Far-right groups in Germany have been organizing anti-lockdown demonstrations and racist “hygiene demos” targeting Jews and immigrant communities

Patrik Köbele interview Germany “We won’t pay for your crisis”

Interview with Patrik Köbele, Chairman of the German Communist Party (DKP), on the German communists’ take on the COVID-19 crisis

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