Esme Nicholson

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Goodbye ceremony for Germany's Chancellor Merkel featured some telling music choices

Saturday, December 04, 2021

Departing German Chancellor Angela Merkel chose three songs for her farewell ceremony this week. One of them, an East German hit from the '70s, caused some surprise in Berlin.

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Germany debates how to form gender-neutral words out of its gendered language

Saturday, October 30, 2021

The German language is full of male and female nouns. Officials and businesses are tweaking words, including adding asterisks, to make them inclusive.

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Norwegian police name man responsible for bow and arrow attacks

Friday, October 15, 2021

More details have emerged about the man who allegedly killed five people in Norway with a bow and arrows earlier this week.

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German Politicians Fret Over Afghan Refugees As Election Looms

Saturday, August 21, 2021

By the time of the Afghan government's collapse, Germany had the second-largest contingent of NATO troops in the country. It is grappling with its role in the return of the Taliban.

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Flood Deaths Are Rising In Germany, And Officials Blame Climate Change

Friday, July 16, 2021

The worst flooding in decades to affect Germany and parts of Belgium has killed more than 100 people as search and rescue efforts for hundreds of missing continue, officials said.

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Death Toll Continues To Rise In Devastating German Floods

Friday, July 16, 2021

Dozens of people are dead and dozens more are missing in Western Europe after heavy flooding swept away homes and cars and turned streams into raging rivers.

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Torrential Rain And Flooding Are Wreaking Havoc Across Western Germany

Thursday, July 15, 2021

The storms also have struck Belgium and other European countries. More than 60 people have died and dozens remain missing. In Germany has a state of emergency and the army has been deployed.

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President Biden Is Set To Meet With His German Counterpart

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Chancellor Merkel visits the White House in what is likely to be her last such meeting after 16 years in power. U.S.-German relations have improved since the Trump era, but there are differences.

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Hungary Bans LGBTQ Content From Schools, But Some Teachers Say They Will Defy It

Friday, July 09, 2021

Hungary is banning LGBTQ content from classrooms and media that reaches minors. Not if these educators can help it.

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With A New Digital Certificate, People Can Travel Within Europe Without Quarantining

Thursday, July 01, 2021

Beginning Thursday, most people traveling between European countries can skip COVID-19 testing and quarantine if they've obtained the new EU digital travel certificate.

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EU's Digital Vaccine Passports Raise Concerns Over Social Divisions

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

The EU is launching a digital passport to help vaccinated Europeans travel for their summer vacations. Critics, however, worry the scheme will cause social division.

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These Are The Top Politicians Vying To Succeed Angela Merkel As Germany's Chancellor

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

With the Greens now leading the polls, their candidate, Annalena Baerbock, 40, is seen as a serious contender. She's moved the once single-issue environmentalist party into the political center.

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Germany Grapples With Racism After Threats Derail Refugee's Candidacy For Parliament

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

A Syrian refugee in Germany withdrew his bid for parliament over racist threats last month. The news came in the same week that a German comedian appeared on TV in blackface.

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City Of Denver Gives 14 Bison To Tribal Nations

Monday, April 12, 2021

After its annual auction, Denver gave 14 surplus bison to tribal nations. Officials see the gift as a form of reparations for historical violence toward tribal nations through wiping out bison herds.

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Germany Is Expected To Centralize Its COVID-19 Response. Some Fear It May Be Too Late

Monday, April 12, 2021

The country's scattershot approach, with each of 16 states imposing different regulations, has come under mounting criticism as cases surpass 3 million and hospitals warn they're running out of beds.

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Germany Says It Will Explore Buying Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine, Bucking EU Policy

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Health Minister Jens Spahn said Sputnik V could be a stop-gap solution to Europe's critical COVID-19 vaccine shortage. Spahn said Germany will still wait for EU regulators to approve the vaccine.

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Holiday Flights From Germany Are On Despite Nation's Struggle To Contain The Pandemic

Thursday, April 01, 2021

While Germany struggles to try to contain the pandemic, airlines have planned more than 300 extra flights to take German vacationers to sunny Majorca over the Easter holidays.

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'Trump Has Created A Huge Chasm' In U.S. Society: Capitol Siege Viewed From Berlin

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol stunned many in Germany, especially those who grew up in the American sector of then-West Berlin.

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'An Era Is Coming To An End': Travelers Bid Fond Farewell To Berlin's Tegel Airport

Friday, November 06, 2020

The airport opened in 1948 and is closing as Berlin's new international hub opens after a series of delays. Although COVID-19 has hampered travel, Germans are visiting Tegel to relive old memories.

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Germans Hope A Biden Win Would Boost Relations With The U.S.

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

There's talk in Germany's capital of how a Joe Biden win would benefit the ailing transatlantic relationship. But there's also caution that expectations of a Biden administration are too high.

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