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Angela Merkel: Departing German leader looks forward to leisure time without political distractions

Angela Merkel has said she is looking forward to enjoying some leisure time after 16 years as Germany’s chancellor. Ms Merkel has led her country through a number of crises, including the global financial collapse, and the coronavirus pandemic. But she announced in 2018 that she would not run in the elections that took place […]

Politics

European judges turn on Germany – ECJ finds state guilty of ‘systematic’ breaches of rules

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Germany economy crisis: Angela Merkel warned strict new rules risk damaging ‘setback’

Coronavirus vaccine: European Union citizens receive their jabs Analysts from the country’s central bank said the economy had managed to stay afloat since the pandemic began but said it could suffer a “sizeable setback” if measures to tackle Covid-19 are extended again. Berlin has introduced increasingly tight measures, such as closing some schools and shops […]

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Greenland's ice sheet saw record mass loss in 2019, study finds

(Reuters) – Greenland’s ice sheet lost a record amount of mass last year, according to a study published on Thursday, a finding that could prompt scientists to redefine their worst-case scenario as they assess the effects of climate change. The rate of ice loss had slowed for a two-year period amid cooler summers and higher […]

Business

Take Five: A bull with underlying health conditions

1/EUROPE: FINAL COUNTDOWN Southern European bonds and the euro have rallied hard in the two months since France and Germany mooted a 750 billion-euro ($848 billion) post-COVID-19 recovery fund. On July 17-18, European leaders meet to hammer out details. But differences remain on whether the fund should be based on loans or grants; if the […]

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Germany second wave worry as towns bring BACK coronavirus lockdown after spike in cases

This comes as Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the country had managed to slow the spread of the virus and shops would be reopened. Germany has been one of the least affected countries in Europe by the coronavirus with fewer than 7,000 deaths. If new infections rise to above 50 people in every 100,000 in one […]