Germany

Angela Merkel is well, her spokesperson says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is well and is working from home where she is self-isolated after contacting her doctor who tested positive for coronavirus, her spokesperson Steffen Seibert told a news conference, News.am reports. …

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Global coronavirus death toll tops 10,000

There are at least 244,517 diagnosed cases globally and at least 10,030 deaths, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Over 86,000 people with diagnosed cases have recovered. …

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Turkey closes border for passengers from 14 countries

Ankara, as part of the fight against the spread of coronavirus, has introduced a ban on the entry of foreign citizens from 14 countries, the Turkish Interior Ministry informed. The Interior Ministry said that citizens of Iran, Iraq, …

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 Is France starting to support Haftar?

Last Monday, the French government hosted Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar on a brief, unannounced, visit to Paris. Accompanied by his top political advisor, my ex-academic colleague turned politician Fadel Ed-Deep, he met President …

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Golden Bear goes to Iranian film 'There Is No Evil'

The Golden Bear, the top prize of the Berlin International Film Festival, went to dissident Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof, who is persecuted in his home country. "This is for a filmmaker who couldn't be here …

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CDU to decide on Merkel's successor in April or May

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) will hold an extraordinary party congress either in April or May to elect a new leader, German broadcaster reported, citing party sources. The CDU congress will take place …

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Man who shot nine dead in Germany had far-right views

A gunman suspected of shooting at least nine people dead at two shisha bars in a Germany reportedly revealed he had far-right political views in a confession letter he left behind.  The rampage late on Wednesday in Hanau, a town …

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Hanau shooting: victims number increases to 9

The number of victims of the shooting in Germany’s Hanau has increased to nine, local police said. "The number of victims, mortally wounded at the Heumarkt and Kurt-Schumacher-Platz scenes, have increased to nine," the …

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