Last summer in Berlin, Christine Wagner could safely do something Covid-19 prevented much of the world’s population from doing: go to a movie theater. The possibility of strangers sitting together, indoors, for hours, taking off masks to eat popcorn and other snacks, led even big chains like AMC to shut […]

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has advocated tougher restrictions on public life as the country reports 590 deaths, its highest single-day coronavirus death toll. Germany is gradually moving toward a tighter lockdown, at least for a limited period after Christmas. Cases are increasing despite a partial shutdown on Nov. […]

A woman wearing a protective mask passes by the bleachers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic BMX course Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, in Tokyo. Kiichiro Sato AP BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff says he expects coronavirus vaccinations to start in Germany “in the very first days” of the […]

A woman wearing a face mask rides her bike past the Old Opera in Frankfurt, Germany, on Nov. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) LUXEMBOURG (CN) — The travel company is based in Amsterdam, but it will have to go south of the border to fend off a German hotel’s […]

Germany could be removed from the UK’s quarantine-free green list this week following a sharp rise in Covid-19 infections.  The country reported 5,986 new positive tests on Wednesday, well down on the 13,161 seen on Tuesday, but its seven-day infection rate has now reached 99.5 per 100,000 – up from […]

A COVID-19 patient is being tended to prior to being airlifted with the helicopter from FlevoZiekenhuis, or FlevoHospital, in Almere, Netherlands, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. In the latest sign of the scale of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across Europe, a helicopter started airlifting COVID-19 patients from the Netherlands to an […]

A health worker makes a heart sign while she and her fellow workers celebrate as the last three patients are released from a field hospital at the National Stadium Mane Garrincha, after recuperating from COVID-19, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Eraldo Peres AP BERLIN — Germany has confirmed […]

H&M has been fined 35 million euros ($41.1 million) by a German watchdog after monitoring “several hundred employees” at its service center in Nuremberg, Germany. This is the second-largest fine levied against a single company over data breaches after the EU introduced new General Data Protection Regulation laws in 2018. […]

BERLIN — German pharmaceutical company CureVac says it is receiving a further 252 million euros ($298 million) to develop a coronavirus vaccine. The company says its request for additional funding has been approved by Germany’s Ministry for Education and Research, provided certain milestones are reached. Germany’s state-owned KfW bank has […]

(Bloomberg) — Germany will extend a program designed to stop millions of workers losing their jobs, joining several other European nations in renewing its job-support package. Meanwhile, France is preparing to announce a 100 billion-euro ($118 billion) stimulus plan next week. Japan’s virus czar said the country faces a second […]

An air ambulance landed in the German capital on Saturday carrying Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has suffered a suspected poisoning, after a day-long standoff over his medical evacuation. The plane, chartered by the German NGO Cinema for Peace, landed at 8:47 am local time (0647 GMT) at Tegel […]