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Report: Germany Suggests Plan to Rebuild Devastated Beirut Port

Eight months after the devastating Beirut port explosion, Germany will reportedly suggest a plan to rebuild the port in a bid to encourage Lebanese leaders to form a much-needed government in crisis-wracked Lebanon, media reports said Friday.

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Betting on Tests, German City Reopens despite Covid Surge

Germany may be battling a third wave of the pandemic but life feels almost normal in the city of Tuebingen, where anyone with a negative Covid test can enjoy a day of shopping, culture or outdoor dining.

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Germany Orders Tough Easter Shutdown as EU AstraZeneca Row Simmers

Germany said Tuesday it will impose a strict lockdown for five days over Easter as Covid-19 infections spiral "exponentially", while a row over exports of the AstraZeneca vaccine festers in Europe.

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Germany to Relax Covid Curbs as Biden Slams 'Neanderthal' Mask Easing

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday unveiled plans to gradually ease coronavirus curbs in Europe's top economy, while President Joe Biden slammed "Neanderthal" decisions to drop mask-wearing mandates in some US states.

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Merkel Proposes Easing some Virus Curbs in Germany from Monday

German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to allow more socialising between households from next week as part of plans to gradually loosen virus curbs in the Covid-weary nation, a draft text showed Tuesday.

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German Virus Death Toll Tops 50,000 as New Cases Ease

Germany on Friday recorded more than 50,000 deaths from the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, as public health officials expressed cautious optimism about a slowing infection rate.

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German President 'Greatly Relieved' at US Change of Power

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier expressed relief that Joe Biden was replacing Donald Trump as US president on Wednesday, calling it a "good day for democracy".

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Germany Calls for Navalny's Immediate Release

Russia should "immediately" release Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Monday after a wave of Western condemnation of his detention at a Moscow airport. 

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Merkel Pushes for Centrist as Party Picks New Leader

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative CDU party will elect a new leader on Saturday, in a key vote kicking off the race for Germany's top job as a deadly pandemic roils Europe's biggest economy.

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German Virus Cases Top 2 Million as Merkel Urges Tougher Shutdown

Germany's total coronavirus cases topped two million on Friday, as Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed for a "significant" tightening of restrictions to slow the infection rate.

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