BERLIN, Feb. 17: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a bilateral security agreement with Germany and planned to sign another with France on Friday, securing a strong signal of long-term backing as Kyiv works to shore up Western support nearly two years after Russia launched its full-scale war.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Nepal and Germany have signed Financial and Technical Cooperation Agreements totaling 56 million Euros.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: The government of Germany is to provide around Rs 5.9 billion grant assistance to Nepal. The government provided authority to the Finance Minister to sign the agreement in this regard.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: President Ram Chandra Paudel is scheduled to visit the Federal Republic of Germany next month at the friendly invitation of his German counterpart.

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: Nepal and Germany have signed a Joint Declaration of Intent (JDoI) on the Skilled Labour Migration and Knowledge Exchange at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of Germany on Tuesday, the Embassy of Nepal in Berlin, Germany, stated in a press release, shared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: The Government of Nepal is all set to enter into bilateral labor agreements with two European countries, Germany and Romania, in a move aimed at facilitating labor migration and employment opportunities for Nepali workers abroad.

RUKUM, Sept 12: Triveni Labor Cooperative located at Triveni Rural Municipality in Rukum (West) has made preparations to export turmeric produced in the district to Germany.

KATHMANDU, July 30: Three Nepali athletes have been selected for the Mixed Martial Arts Championship to be held in Germany.

KATHMANDU, April 29: Germany is willing to invest in clean energy, transmission lines and pharmaceutical industries in Nepal.

Beijing [China], April 17: China "hopes and believes" Germany will support its "peaceful reunification" with Taiwan, said Wang Yi, China's top diplomat, in a statement shared by the Chinese foreign ministry on Saturday, reported Fox News.

BERLIN, April 16: Germany will switch off its last three nuclear reactors on Saturday, exiting atomic power even as it seeks to wean itself off fossil fuels and manage an energy crisis caused by the war in Ukraine.

BERLIN, April 13: Germany on Wednesday accused China of inflaming tensions with its recent military drills around Taiwan, ahead of a visit by Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock to Beijing. "We have the impression that measures such as threatening military gestures... increase the risk of unintended military clashes," foreign ministry spokeswoman Andrea Sasse said.

7 die in Germany church shooting

March 10, 2023 13:47 pm

Hamburg, March 10 : At least seven people were killed and eight others injured during a shooting at a Jehovah's Witness church in the German city of Hamburg, local media reported on Friday.

HAMBURG, March 10: A gunman believed to have been acting alone killed several people on Thursday in a Jehovah's Witness church in the German city of Hamburg, police said, as they focussed their investigation on the motive for the attack.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15:  Germany has just handed over more than 1.5 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech's bivalent COVID-19 vaccine to Nepal through the COVAX Facility.

LUETZERATH, Germany, Jan 18: Climate campaigner Greta Thunberg was detained alongside other activists on Tuesday during protests against the demolition of a village to make way for a coal mine expansion but was released after an identity check, according to police.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Finance Minister Janardan Sharma and a team led by Parliamentary State Secretary of Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany, Barbel Kofler, held discussion on various issues of relations between the two countries, mutual interest and cooperation.

BERLIN, June 15: Germany recorded more than 100,000 new COVID-19 infections within one day for the first time since April, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases said on Tuesday. Germany's national seven-day rate per 100,000 inhabitants more than doubled during the last week to around 447, according to the RKI.

A 60-year-old man allegedly had himself vaccinated against COVID-19 dozens of times in Germany in order to sell forged vaccination cards with real vaccine batch numbers to people not wanting to get vaccinated themselves.

BERLIN, Jan 23: Germany's navy chief stepped down on Saturday after drawing criticism for saying Russian President Vladimir Putin deserved respect and that Kyiv would never win back annexed Crimea from Moscow.

FRANKFURT, Jan 10: Germany will study how reliable rapid antigen tests are in detecting the fast-spreading Omicron variant of COVID-19, Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: Germany provided more than 401 million doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines to Nepal on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: The Newly-appointed ambassadors of various four countries to Nepal have presented Letters of Credence to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Thursday.

PARIS/BERLIN, Aug 5: Germany and France will go ahead with COVID-19 vaccine boosters from September, disregarding an appeal by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to hold off until more people are vaccinated across the globe.

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.