Tag: Germany

Serial killer nurse admits murdering 100 patients

A 41-year-old nurse, Niels Hoegel, has admitted to have intentionally administered medical overdoses, killing 100 patients at two hospitals in Germany. Hoegel is accused of killing the patients at a hospital in the northwestern city of Oldenburg between 1999 and 2002, and at another hospital in nearby Delmenhorst from 2003 to 2005. On the[Read More…]

Women, men in US march topless for gender equality

Women, men in US march topless for gender equality

Hundreds of women, and some men, marched on Sunday through numerous cities in the US to show their breasts, demanding gender equality and to protest against the “commercialization and the double standards” which affects their lives and jobs. In its eleventh edition, the mobilization known as International Go Topless Day[Read More…]

20 dead as forest fires rage across Greece

20 dead as forest fires rage across Greece

Forest fires raging across Greece have killed at least 20 people, the government said on Tuesday, as the authorities sought international assistance. Government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos confirmed the death toll and said most of the victims were trapped in the seaside resort of Mati, 40km from here, and died either[Read More…]

Germany puts blanket ban on smartwatches for kids

Germany’s telecommunications regulator has announced a blanket ban on smartwatches for children over privacy concerns and asked parents to destroy the ones already purchased. “Via an app, parents can use such children’s watches to listen unnoticed to the child’s environment and they are to be regarded as an unauthorised transmitting[Read More…]

German Parliament approves of gay marriage

German Parliament approves of gay marriage

Bringing marriage equality in the world, the German Parliament approved a proposal allowing same-sex marriage after a debate. A clear majority of German MPs have voted to legalise same-sex marriage, days after Chancellor Angela Merkel dropped her opposition to a vote. However, at present, same-sex couples are limited to civil[Read More…]

Helmut Kohl, architect of German reunification dies at 87

Helmut Kohl, architect of German reunification dies at 87

Germany’s former chancellor Helmut Kohl died on Friday, after a prolonged illness. Kohl led the European nation from 1982 to 1998. He was largely attributed for the reunification of East and West Germany; nearly 45 years after they were divided post-Second World War. The fall of Berlin Wall is reflected as[Read More…]

General Rawat: Indian Army open to appoint women

Gen Bipin Rawat: Indian Army open to appoint women

Women cadets will now be first inducted into the military force before considering other options in the armed force for them, said Chief of Army Staff General, Bipin Rawat. He told media that, “First, we will start with women as military police jawans, will take next step after success”. “Because[Read More…]

US ‘must be paid more’ to defend Germany: Trump

Soon after the first meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Donald Trump on Saturday, President Trump says that Germany owes “vast sums of money” to NATO and the U.S. According to Trump’s tweets, US”must be paid more” for providing defense, echoing his stance that European allies need to[Read More…]

Trump refuses to shake hand with Angela Merkel

US President Donald Trump has apparently refused to shake German chancellor Angela Merkel’s hand during a joint appearance at the White House. In a video, reporters asked Trump and Merkel to shake hands at the end of the photo op, as is customary during meetings between foreign leaders. Hearing the[Read More…]

Germany increases film funding by 55%

The German government on Wednesday approved a 55% increase in film funding to €150 million ($161 million) in a bold move to grow the local and international film business in Germany. According to reports, Culture secretary Monika Grütters confirmed on Thursday morning during the announcement of the nominations for this[Read More…]

Twitter accounts of UNICEF, Forbes, Reuters and others hacked by Turkish govt supporters

Hundreds of Twitter accounts, including media outlets, celebrities, international aid organisations and political entities, appear to be hacked by a group supporting the Turkish government. The tweets from alleged hackers include a swastika, as well as the hashtags ‘Nazialmanya’ (NaziGermany) and ‘Nazihollanda’ (NaziHolland), which refers to the increasing diplomatic tensions between[Read More…]

German police end operation over attack threat

German police said on Sunday they put an end to their major operation which was launched after they received information of a potential threat of an attack in the south-western town of Offenburg on Saturday night. Officers stepped up security in the town centre and on public transport and police[Read More…]

Merkel urges Putin to help end violence in eastern Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel unanimously agreed on immediate restoration of peace in southeastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said Tuesday. They expressed concern during a phone conversation about the recent activities of the armed conflict between Ukrainian government troops and local militias in the Donbass region, as[Read More…]

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