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Chancellor Olaf Scholz has said he favors compulsory jabs for everyone eligible, and similar measures have already been put in place in other EU countries. However, many hurdles remain.
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German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock says she wants a "serious dialogue" on security in Europe during her visits to Ukraine and Russia. Her first official trips there come amid fears Russia might invade.
After spending a year behind bars, the prominent Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny posted a message on social media telling his followers: "Don't be afraid of anything."
Communication with the Pacific island is still spotty after a massive volcanic eruption spewed ash into the atmosphere and triggered a tsunami that flooded coastlines from Japan to the US.
Long waits at coronavirus testing centers, empty shops and soon reduced service on public transport — in the German capital, infection numbers are exploding and infrastructure challenges are piling up.
Israeli researchers found that a fourth COVID-19 booster provided "only partial defense" against omicron. Meanwhile, US drugmaker Moderna plans to have a vaccine ready for the variant this spring. Follow DW for more.
Coronavirus cases have hit global records. Some countries have tightened measures, while others are pushing to relax rules because of the omicron variant's perceived milder infections and high national vaccination rates.
The Central Committee of Sudanese doctors say seven civilians have been killed by security forces. UN Security Council members urged "utmost restraint."
In his first visit to Spain since becoming German chancellor, Olaf Scholz and his progressive Spanish counterpart discussed post-pandemic economic recovery in the EU, but disagreed on how to relax rules governing debt.
Doctors in Germany are forbidden by law from providing information on abortion procedures. That looks set to change as the governing coalition has agreed push the issue, but the procedure will remain technically illegal.
Germany's center-right opposition criticized a plan by the Social Democrats to build a coalition of willing EU states to take in asylum applicants, saying it would divide the European Union on important migration issues.
Turkish rights activist Osman Kavala has been jailed for over four years for alleged involvement in the 2016 coup plot, although he has not been convicted of any crime. European rights bodies have demanded his release.
Telegram has become the messenger app of choice for many on the far-right, apparently because of its lax enforcement of laws regulating extremist content. Police say they plan to pressure Telegram to crack down.
Eric Zemmour, who plans to run for president in April, has been fined for remarks about young migrants made in 2020. He accused the youngsters universally of being "thieves, killers and rapists."
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for cooperation to address global challenges at the World Economic Forum in Davos. He also cautioned against confrontation, saying it would have "catastrophic consequences."
Bishop Franco Mulakkal was found not guilty on charges of rape. But now the Kerala Catholic Church has been left seriously divided, with some asking whether the church has too much power.
The duopoly of Western aircraft manufacturers Airbus and Boeing is under pressure. Russia's MC-21 airliner is now certified to fly and China is pushing ahead with plans to enter the international market.
People across the UK have been protesting a bill they say could infringe on the right to demonstrate.
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The record-breaking Pole has set standards in the Bundesliga and beyond, but has remained humble throughout.
Investigators have identified a suspect who may have told the Gestapo about the hideout of Anne Frank and her family.
Increasing inequalities are "are tearing our world apart," according to the anti-poverty charity.
With the world's corals facing mass die-off, a Red Sea reef ecosystem could offer hope.
The use of pesticides is on the rise worldwide, with dramatic consequences, a new report shows.
Miramax is suing Tarantino as he auctions off the "Pulp Fiction" scrip. Many stars are jumping on the NFT bandwagon.
He adopted a personal anthropocentric style and was given awards by the French and Russian governments.
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