Mr Scholz’s government takes office with high hopes of modernising Germany and combating climate change. But it faces the immediate challenge of handling the country’s toughest phase yet of the Covid pandemic.
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‘Colston clarity is required'
£4.3bn stolen from taxpayers is the real Covid scandal
BORIS'S lockdown birthday cake might have spawned more headlines but the truly shocking story this week is the resignation of Lord Agnew over the colossal loss of taxpayers' money to fraudsters during the Government's "Bounce Back" loan scheme.
Unilever and the Royal Mail slash 2,200 jobs to beat inflation squeeze
UNILEVER and Royal Mail have announced a combined 2,200 job cuts as both look to cut costs and make themselves more efficient as inflation bites.
Star: care axe hits council
Murdered... Star Hobson
Get tough or Russia will never back off, says Brown
Warning...Brown knows Putin
Covid toll tumbles as country edges back to normality
COVID infection rates peaked in early January, then tumbled but plateaued at high levels and growing rates in children are worrying experts.
Cricket boss: I'm sorry for saying black youngsters prefer football
A CRICKET boss has apologised after claiming some ethnic minority youngsters were turning their back on the sport.
Cake ambush: allies backing isolated PM
Twitter spat...Nadine Dorries
Boat 'smuggling 40 people' capsizes
A MAJOR search off the Florida coast is under way after a boat with 40 people capsized in bad weather on a suspected people-smuggling trip.
Anything a penguin can do, Sir David can too!
SIR David Attenborough found his happy feet by dancing like a penguin to defy freezing temperatures in the Arctic.
GERMAN WATCHDOG PUTS GOOGLE UNDER CLOSER ANTITRUST SCRUTINY
Germany’s antitrust watchdog paved the way this week for extra scrutiny of Google by designating it a company of “paramount significance,” the first to get that label since regulators got more power to curb abusive practices by big digital companies.
‘THE BIG DELETE:' INSIDE FACEBOOK'S CRACKDOWN IN GERMANY
Days before Germany’s federal elections, Facebook took what it called an unprecedented step: the removal of a series of accounts that worked together to spread COVID-19 misinformation and encourage violent responses to COVID restrictions.
Homeopath, heal thyself
Natalie Grams believed—really believed—in the healing power of homeopathy. Then a health crisis of her own forced the German physician to question her faith
MAUSER MODEL 1898
Fighting to Be More Than A Cog in the Machine
A German auto parts maker seeks to engineer itself a future for the post-Merkel era
GOOGLE TO INVEST $1.2B IN GERMANY CLOUD COMPUTING PROGRAM
Google said that it is investing 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) by 2030 to expand its cloud computing infrastructure in Germany and to increase the use of renewable energy.
Who Comes Next?
The race to succeed Germany’s Angela Merkel pits caution against boldness
Auf Wiedersehen, Klimakanzlerin
As she leaves office, Angela Merkel, hailed for her pioneering global leadership on climate change, stands accused at home of not moving fast enough
German Sniper Rifles
In the run-up to World War II, military planners in Germany expected a fast-moving mechanized war. They considered that a sniper firing one well-aimed round at a time was a holdover from trench warfare. On December 6, 1934, the German Army’s High Command ordered all “Telescope Sight Rifles” to be turned in by the 15th of that month. There was no plan for their replacement (from Sniper Variations of the German K98k Rifle by Richard D. Law).
DAYS OF OUR LIVES
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