BERCHTESGADEN/BISCHOFSWIESEN, Germany, July 19: German Chancellor Angela Merkel described the flooding that has devastated parts of Europe as "terrifying" on Sunday after the death toll across the region rose to 188 and a district of Bavaria was battered by the extreme weather.

ERFTSTADT, Germany/WASSENBERG, July 18: The death toll in devastating flooding in western Germany and Belgium rose to at least 170 on Saturday after burst rivers and flash floods this week collapsed houses and ripped up roads and power lines.

MUNICH, June 20: Germany finally clicked into gear at the European Championship, with a little help from defending champion Portugal.

MUNICH, June 16: Mats Hummels’ return to the national team went better for France than it did for Germany.

KATHMANDU, June 14: The Federal Republic of Germany has announced to provide financial and technical assistance of more than Rs 4.80 billion to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, June 8: Germany has provided 112 ventilators, 2,068,500 K95 masks, 29,000 pulse oximeters, 34,030,000 surgical masks, five isolation centre tents, 400 gumboots, 25,000 litres of  hand disinfectants and others items as a part of its support to Nepal to fight against COVID-19. The first part of the shipment arrived in Nepal on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, June 5: On the occasion of the World Environment Day, the European Union (EU), the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) have announced the launch of a new development cooperation project titled “Green Resilient Agricultural Productive Ecosystems (GRAPE) in Nepal”.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: The United Nations Nepal together with the Embassy of Germany, the Embassy of Israel, the Delegation of the European Union to Nepal (EU) and Higher Institutions and Secondary Schools' Association Nepal (HISSAN) on Wednesday initiated a week-long educational outreach program on Holocaust with the youth of seven provinces in Nepal today.

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Germany-based hydropower manufacturer Stellba Hydro has donated training turbines worth around Rs 5 million to the German Technical Academy in Dhading. The Academy is a vocational training centre in the district. The training centre in Dhunibesi-5, Dhading, was inaugurated in 2019 by the Bagmati Province Chief Minister and visiting German Vice-Minister.

Europe’s misconceived cohesion

December 30, 2020 09:00 am

The EU was built on a vision of regime homogeneity. But the bloc has become heterogeneous, with some members breaching liberal-democratic principles.

At a loose end during Germany’s first lockdown, the four Schwaderlapp sisters decided to put their long hours indoors to good use - by inventing a coronavirus board game that is selling by the thousands.

The European Union is facing an existential threat, and yet the EU’s leadership is responding with a compromise that appears to reflect a belief that the threat can simply be wished away.

Merkel’s last chance

December 12, 2020 08:09 am

Merkel’s legacy would look different if she were to face down Europe’s self-declared illiberals. If she does not, she will have shown that values are negotiable, and that the EU is easily blackmailed.

Germany held a pop concert Saturday to see how those attending could spread coronavirus if they had it. German researchers studying COVID-19 packed part of a Leipzig arena with volunteers, collecting data in a “real life” simulation of a pop concert but one with strict health and safety controls.

OMSK, Russia, Aug 22: A plane carrying a Russian dissident who is in a coma after a suspected poisoning left for a German hospital Saturday following much wrangling over Alexei Navalny’s condition and treatment.

BERLIN, May 16: The gaze of the sporting world will fall on Germany this weekend as the Bundesliga becomes the first major soccer league to emerge from the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

BERLIN, April 22: Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases increased by 2,237 to 145,694, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Wednesday, marking a second consecutive day of new infections accelerating.

Germany’s Oktoberfest, the world’s largest folk festival, where revellers from all over the world gather to swig large quantities of beer, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis, the southern state of Bavaria said on Tuesday.

The annual Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival, is unlikely to take place this year due to the coronavirus crisis, the premier of the southern German state of Bavaria said on Thursday.

BERLIN, April 3: Germany’s coronavirus infections have risen to 79,696, with 1,017 deaths, statistics from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Friday.

FRANKFURT, March 27: The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Germany has risen to 48,582 and 325 people have died of the disease, statistics from the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases showed on Saturday.

BERLIN, March 9: Germany on Monday reported 210 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the Robert Koch Institute said.

LONDON, March 8: Five nations sealed their debuts in the revamped Davis Cup Finals in the weekend’s qualifiers while heavyweights Germany, Australia, United States and Croatia also booked their places in Madrid.

BERLIN, March 2: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany has risen to 150 on Monday from 129 on Sunday, the Robert Koch Institute for disease control said.

BERLIN, Feb 25: Thirty-five people, including 18 children, remained in the hospital Tuesday, the day after a man drove his car into a crowd celebrating Carnival in central Germany. Police continued to look for a motive for his action, which they believe was deliberate.

HANAU, GERMANY, Feb 21: A man suspected of shooting dead nine people in shisha bars in a German town before killing himself and his mother had posted a manifesto online including conspiracy theories and deeply racist views, prosecutors said on Thursday.

Germany’s crisis of the right

February 18, 2020 09:04 am

Even more pressing question is whether Merkel’s ruling coalition with the Social Democratic Party (SPD) will now collapse, plunging Germany into a serious political crisis

Polterabend ceremony of Germany

February 5, 2020 13:58 pm

One of the most intriguing wedding traditions around the world is the Polteraband ceremony in Germany.

BERLIN, Jan 28: Authorities in Germany have confirmed the country’s first case of the new virus that emerged in central China.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: With the support from the Ministry of Education Science and Technology (MoEST), the United Nations Nepal together with the Embassy of Germany, the Embassy of Israel and the Delegation of the European Union to Nepal, organized a month-long educational outreach program about the Holocaust at 15 public and 10 private schools of the three districts in the Kathmandu Valley.

DORTMUND, GERMANY, Oct 10: Injury-decimated Germany squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Argentina thanks to Lucas Ocampos’s 85th-minute equaliser in a friendly on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: German Vice Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Norbert Barthle is arriving in Kathmandu on Thursday on a three-day visit to Nepal.

Firefighters have freed a deer that got stuck in an empty swimming pool in a German town, with a little help from a hunter.

BERLIN, Sept 20: The German government will raise incentives for buying electric cars under its new climate plan, as well as raising road tolls for trucks from 2023 and pumping money into rail operator Deutsche Bahn, a climate policy document seen by Reuters showed.

BRUSSELS, Sept 12: Google won a victory on Thursday after Europe’s top court said Germany has to notify the European Commission of a rule allowing publishers to demand a copyright fee from the U.S. tech giant for using news snippets.

WARSAW, Sept 2: Germany’s president asked for forgiveness for his country on Sunday for the suffering of the Polish people during World War Two as Poland marked 80 years since the Nazi German invasion that unleashed the deadliest conflict in human history.

BERLIN, Aug 29:  Midfielder Toni Kroos was named in the Germany squad on Thursday for their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Netherlands and Northern Ireland, with Emre Can and goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen also making a return to the national team.

BERLIN, Aug 26: A German court on Monday issued an interim injunction suspending a cartel office decision in February which sought to restrict Facebook’s data collection practices in Germany.

BERLIN, Aug 21: Deutsche Post DHL (DPWGn.DE) will no longer deliver fresh food in Germany for Amazon (AMZN.O) as demand for the service launched in 2017 has been disappointing, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

BERLIN, Aug 15: A 9-year-old girl is suing a centuries-old Berlin boys choir, arguing that her bid to join was only rejected because of her gender, in a case that has sparked debate over equal rights versus artistic freedom.

LONDON, August 12: British food delivery service Deliveroo will cease operations in Germany on Friday to focus on other markets in Europe and beyond, a spokesman for the Amazon-backed company said on Monday.

BERLIN, Aug 8: A 92-year old German man will go on trial in October charged with helping to murder 5,230 prisoners, many of them Jewish, at a Nazi death camp in World War Two, prosecutors said on Thursday.

FRANKFURT, July 29: A 40-year-old Eritrean man pushed an eight-year-old boy in front of an oncoming train at Frankfurt’s main train station in Germany on Monday, killing him, police said.

BRUSSELS, July 23: Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China will meet Iran in Vienna on July 28 to discuss how to save the 2015 nuclear deal, the EU’s foreign policy service said in a statement on Tuesday.

FRANKFURT, July 20: Germany on Saturday condemned the “unjustifiable” seizure by Iran of two merchant ships in the Strait of Hormuz and said the move dangerously exacerbated an already tense situation in the area.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Expressing its concern over the long-delayed transitional justice process, Germany, a key European Union (EU) member, has urged Nepal to conclude the remaining aspects of the peace process at the earliest possible.

BERLIN, July 14: U.S. online retail giant Amazon (AMZN.O) plans to open a new warehouse in Germany this year and create more than 2,800 jobs with permanent contracts in what is its second-biggest market after the United States.

KATHMANDU, July 4, The Federal Republic of Germany will provide Rs 3.40 billion grant assistance to the government of Nepal for the implementation of renewable energy, maternal health service, and sustainable development program

Germany’s Green wave

July 4, 2019 00:30 am

With Germany’s traditional parties continuing to hemorrhage voters, public support is swinging to the Greens, whose new leaders have been preparing the party for prime time

UDINE, July 1: A slick Spain side took their revenge on Germany as they lifted the European Under-21 Championship title with a 2-1 win thanks to goals from Fabian Ruiz and Dani Olmo on Sunday.