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Germany: Country in Central Europe
Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe. Covering an area of 357,022 square kilometres (137,847 sq mi), it lies between the Baltic and North seas to the north, and the Alps to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, and France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands to the west.

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Abt leaves Audi Formula E team after esports deception [Video]

Abt leaves Audi Formula E team after esports deception

Daniel Abt has parted company with the Audi Formula E team after letting a professional gamer impersonate him in an official esports race.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:20Published
Daniel Abt confirms he's leaving Audi over use of ringer in virtual race [Video]

Daniel Abt confirms he's leaving Audi over use of ringer in virtual race

Daniel Abt parts company with the Audi Formula E team after letting a professional gamer impersonate him in an official esports race.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:11Published
COVID-19 has 'weakened' the case for the EU, say Germans, French and Italians [Video]

COVID-19 has 'weakened' the case for the EU, say Germans, French and Italians

Seventy per cent of Italian respondents also said the EU has not done enough to help their country during the crisis — higher than the 60% and 57% observed in Germany and France respectively.View on..

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Kvitova wins at all-Czech tennis tournament under strict social-distancing measures [Video]

Kvitova wins at all-Czech tennis tournament under strict social-distancing measures

Petra Kvitova easily advances in an all-Czech tournament in Prague on Tuesday beating Barbora Krejcikova 7-6(3) 6-2.

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Frugal four take on France and Germany as coronavirus recovery plan divides EU [Video]

Frugal four take on France and Germany as coronavirus recovery plan divides EU

Frugal four take on France and Germany as coronavirus recovery plan divides EU

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Volkswagen must buy back 'dieselgate' cars: Germany's top court [Video]

Volkswagen must buy back 'dieselgate' cars: Germany's top court

Court ruling sets precedent for hundreds of thousands of car owners affected by VW emissions test cheating in Germany.

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German Government To Give Lufthansa Massive Pandemic Rescue Package [Video]

German Government To Give Lufthansa Massive Pandemic Rescue Package

Like airlines all over the world, German airline Lufthansa has been hit hard by the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Now, Reuters reports Lufthansa and the German government have reached a..

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Bayern's Thiago to miss top game at Dortmund through injury [Video]

Bayern's Thiago to miss top game at Dortmund through injury

Big Bundesliga rivals go head to head in game that Dortmund need to win to keep title hopes alive

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U.S. churches slowly begin to reopen [Video]

U.S. churches slowly begin to reopen

Some places of worship slowly began to reopen over the weekend in the United States at reduced capacity and with social distancing measures. Gavino Garay has more.

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German theatre company performs in a car park due to coronavirus restrictions [Video]

German theatre company performs in a car park due to coronavirus restrictions

German theatre company performs in a car park due to coronavirus restrictions

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From the red carpet to the drive-in at Cannes [Video]

From the red carpet to the drive-in at Cannes

The Riviera resort of Cannes should have been playing host to the world's biggest names in film. Instead, with its annual film festival postponed and the red carpet rolled up, locals made do with a..

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Djokovic announces Balkans-based tour for June and July [Video]

Djokovic announces Balkans-based tour for June and July

World number one Novak Djokovic is bringing together some of the world's top tennis players for a series of matches to run from Jun. 13-Jul. 5 in the Balkan region.

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Bayern determined to beat Eintracht Frankfurt in empty Munich stadium on Saturday [Video]

Bayern determined to beat Eintracht Frankfurt in empty Munich stadium on Saturday

League leaders hunting another Bundesliga title, supporters or no supporters

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Teams will have to get used to injuries says Dortmund boss Favre [Video]

Teams will have to get used to injuries says Dortmund boss Favre

Resuming season after long break means players more susceptible to knocks

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Euro zone slump eased in May but still sharp [Video]

Euro zone slump eased in May but still sharp

The devastating impact of the coronavirus on the euro zone economy abated a little this month as some government-imposed lockdown measures were eased. Ciara Lee reports

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Lufthansa nears bailout; EasyJet gets ready to fly [Video]

Lufthansa nears bailout; EasyJet gets ready to fly

Lufthansa looks to be closing in on a $9.9 billion state bailout deal. Meanwhile, EasyJet says it's getting ready to put a few planes back in the air. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Latin America overtakes U.S, Europe in new cases [Video]

Latin America overtakes U.S, Europe in new cases

Global coronavirus cases surpassed 5 million on Wednesday, with Latin America overtaking the United States and Europe in the past week to report the largest portion of new cases globally. Edward Baran..

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UK inflation slumps to lowest since 2016 as coronavirus hits [Video]

UK inflation slumps to lowest since 2016 as coronavirus hits

Britain's inflation rate sank in April to its lowest since August 2016 as the coronavirus pandemic pushed down global oil prices and clothing stores slashed prices, bolstering the prospect of more Bank..

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Welcome to wild 'Boar-lin': boars and piglets in the German capital [Video]

Welcome to wild 'Boar-lin': boars and piglets in the German capital

Wild boars and their piglets overrun a street in Berlin. Video courtesy: Berlin Police

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Franco-German recovery grants idea a "historic step" - Le Maire [Video]

Franco-German recovery grants idea a "historic step" - Le Maire

The Franco-German proposal for the European Union to raise debt in order to issue grants for its economic recovery is a historic step, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday. Ciara Lee..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:06Published
Premier League soccer teams to resume 'small group' training [Video]

Premier League soccer teams to resume 'small group' training

Premier League clubs will return to training on Tuesday after agreeing to allow "small group" sessions to begin, the first step on the road to a return to competitive action. Adam Reed reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published
Netflix starts to bring streaming quality back to normal [Video]

Netflix starts to bring streaming quality back to normal

American media-services provider Netflix is now going back to normal streaming quality. According to Mashable, in March the streaming platform started reducing streaming quality in some markets,..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:10Published
"Schengen was not defeated by the virus": Germany reopens its border with Luxembourg [Video]

"Schengen was not defeated by the virus": Germany reopens its border with Luxembourg

"Schengen was not defeated by the virus": Germany reopens its border with Luxembourg

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:20Published

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 362 to 179,364, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Wednesday.
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Germany extends social distancing rules until June 29

Germany's government and its state premiers have agreed to extend social distancing rules until June 29 to contain the coronavirus pandemic, a government spokesman said.
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Germany aims to lift European travel warning, ease distancing

Germany aims to lift a travel warning for 31 European countries from mid-June, a government source said, and media reported that social distancing rules imposed to avoid the coronavirus could be eased..
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Prakash Javadekar attacks Rahul Gandhi for calling lockdown a failed attempt

"When we imposed the lockdown, Congress made a hue and cry about it and now that we are relaxing it they are criticising it yet again. Many countries including Germany, Brazil, Spain, Italy and China..
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Social distancing to be extended until June 29 in Germany: Bild

Germany plans to extend social distancing until June 29, newspaper Bild cited a draft document that still needs to be approved by the federal states as saying.
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Germany wants to end travel warning for 31 European countries: report

The German government wants to end a travel warning for tourist trips to 31 European countries from June 15 if the coronavirus situation allows, magazine Focus on Tuesday cited dpa news agency as..
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Denmark to let cross-border couples meet again

Denmark eased its border controls with other Nordic countries and Germany on Monday, allowing cross-border couples separated by the coronavirus lockdown to meet again if they can prove they have been..
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German government, regions tussle over reopening from lockdowns

Germany's central and regional governments were at odds on Monday over when and how far to ease contact distancing rules, with allies of Chancellor Angela Merkel warning that scrapping them risks..
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Denmark to let cross-border couples meet - if they show photos, love letters

Denmark eased its border controls with other Nordic countries and Germany on Monday, allowing cross-border couples separated by the coronavirus lockdown to meet again if they can prove they have been..
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Number of coronavirus cases at Dutch meatpacking plant jumps to 147

The number of people diagnosed with the coronavirus at a Dutch pork processing plant near the German border has jumped to 147 since it was closed last week and workers asked to go into quarantine.
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Germany tries to trace people who attended church service at which COVID-19 spread

German authorities are trying to trace everyone who attended a church service in Frankfurt this month after more than 107 people tested positive for the coronavirus.
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U.S. Ambassador to Germany Grenell to step down: dpa

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell is planning to step down in the coming weeks after little more than two years in the job, German news agency dpa reported on Sunday, without saying where it..
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Police arrest 60 at anti-lockdown demonstrations in Berlin: report

Police arrested about 60 protesters on Saturday as part of city-wide demonstrations against restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, German newspaper Tagesspiegel reported.
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More than 40 diagnosed with COVID-19 after Frankfurt church service

More than 40 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus following a church service in Frankfurt, Germany's financial center, earlier this month, the head of the city's health department told..
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Cambodia lifts entry ban from six countries as coronavirus eases

Cambodia has lifted a ban on entry of visitors from Iran, Italy, Germany, Spain, France and the United States that had been put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus, the health ministry said on..
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'It's up to us': how Merkel and Macron revived EU solidarity

It took a courtroom of scarlet-robed judges to spur Angela Merkel to make one of her boldest moves in 15 years as German chancellor: propose huge cash handouts to the European Union's weaker economies.
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Romanian minister calls for migrant labour rethink after slaughterhouse COVID cases

The coronavirus crisis must prompt a rethink of the conditions in which some people from Eastern Europe work in the farms and food industry of Western Europe, Romania's labour minister said after..
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German court limits power of spy agency's overseas bugging

Germany's Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday that the surveillance of telephones and internet traffic of foreign nationals abroad by the BND intelligence agency violates parts of the constitution.
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India fared better than US, UK in slowing down COVID-19 spread from 100 to 1 lakh cases

The USA, Spain, and Germany took 25, 30, and 35 days, respectively, for crossing the one lakh-mark, but India took around double that time
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Germany hopes to end global travel warning in June, but no return to normal

Germany is hoping to replace a travel warning that is in place for all touristic trips abroad until June 15 with softer guidelines, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday, but warned there would be..
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Night at the museum: Australian police arrest German student over break-in

Australian police on Monday charged a German student with breaking into a Sydney museum as security footage showed him allegedly taking selfies next to dinosaur exhibits.
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Macron, Merkel to announce new 'Franco-German initiative' on Monday

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will present a new Franco-German initiative later on Monday, Macron's office said in a surprise statement.
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Covid-19 doubling time in India improved to 13.6 days in last 3 days: Harsh Vardhan

Substantiating his point that the spread of the infection in the country has been slow, Harsh Vardhan said coronavirus cases in India reached the 80,000 mark in 106 days while developed nations such as..
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Dortmund explode into action as Bundesliga restarts with no fans

Borussia Dortmund provided much-needed fireworks with a 4-0 demolition of bitter rivals Schalke 04 on Saturday after the German league restarted in front of empty stands after a suspension of over two..
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Germany calls on Poland, Czech Republic to open borders soon

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Saturday called on Poland and the Czech Republic to fully open their borders soon to enable the free flow of people and goods.
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Lovers kept apart by coronavirus reunited as border fence comes down

He happens to live in Switzerland. She happens to live in Germany. Before the coronavirus, that didn't mean much for Lukas and Leonie, a cross-border couple. Then suddenly, a fence was built between..
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German conservatives won't nominate Merkel successor before December: RND

Germany's Christian Democrats will not hold an extraordinary party congress to choose their candidate to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel before December, the RND media group reported on Friday.
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Austria's Swiss and Liechtenstein borders to fully reopen on June 15

Austria has struck the same border-opening agreement with Switzerland and Liechtenstein as the one it previously announced with Germany, to fully allow travel from June 15, Austrian Chancellor..
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Germany loosens quarantine restrictions for travellers from Schengen area, UK

Germany will loosen coronavirus quarantine rules for travellers arriving from the European Union, the Schengen passport-free zone and Britain, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry said on Friday.
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U.S., China deadlock over U.N. coronavirus action deepens

An attempt by Estonia and Germany to overcome an impasse between the United States and China at the United Nations Security Council instead appeared on Thursday to have reinforced their stalemate over..
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Trump envoy accuses Germany of undermining NATO's nuclear deterrent

The U.S. ambassador in Berlin has accused Germany of undermining NATO's nuclear deterrent, taking aim at Chancellor Angela Merkel's junior coalition partners after some of their leaders called for..
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Coronavirus to exacerbate gender pay gap: German study

The coronavirus crisis is likely to widen the gender pay gap in Germany as more women are cutting their hours to look after children due to the closure of schools and nurseries, a survey showed on..
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Germany finds arms, explosives cache at special forces soldier's home

German police on Wednesday seized arms and explosives in a raid at the home of a special forces soldier, the defence minister and army sources said, an embarrassment to a military trying to deflect..
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Austria says plans to fully reopen border with Switzerland

Austria the same basic plan for reopening its borders with Switzerland and Liechtenstein as for its frontier with Germany, which it has already announced will fully reopen on June 15, Chancellor..
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Germany to start easing border controls from Saturday

Germany will start to relax from Saturday some border controls introduced in March to slow the spread of the coronavirus with the aim of having free travel in Europe from mid-June, Interior Minster..
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France confirms border controls with Germany to stay in place until June 15

France will maintain border controls with Germany until June 15, although there will be some relaxation of measures to help the day-to-day lives of those who have to make regular crossings, said French..
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Germany announces gradual easing of border controls

Germany will start to ease some of the border controls introduced to slow the spread of the coronavirus from Saturday with the aim of having free travel in Europe from June 15, Interior Minster Horst..
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