Rob Schmitz appears in the following:
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
They're stealing laptops and causing mayhem at children's birthday parties. Authorities warn if the boars rely on people for food, it could have dangerous consequences for both animals and humans.
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
In Germany, it's been the summer of the wild boar. The silly antics of these animals have popped up repeatedly on social media, but it's not all fun.
Monday, September 07, 2020
German doctors report the condition of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny has improved and he has emerged from a medically induced coma after his poisoning.
Thursday, September 03, 2020
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the prominent Russian opposition leader was poisoned with a chemical nerve agent previously used by Russian agents, and says Moscow has some explaining to do.
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
Novichok is the same nerve agent used in a 2018 attack in Britain on former KGB spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia. A German government spokesman says the evidence is "without a doubt."
Friday, August 28, 2020
European Union leaders agreed they would refuse to recognize the results of the Belarus election. But they are treading cautiously on sanctions for fear of provoking Russia.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Prostitution is legal in the country, but lawmakers have banned it to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Sex workers say that has put them at risk, and they want to work legally again.
Monday, August 24, 2020
Alexei Navalny, one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critics, was poisoned by an unknown substance from a group of drugs that affect the nervous system, doctors say.
Saturday, August 22, 2020
The Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny arrived in Berlin and is receiving treatment after an alleged attempt to poison him.
Friday, August 07, 2020
Coronavirus infections in Germany are on the rise, and doctors warn the country risks throwing away its earlier success as it opens up after the lockdown.
Friday, August 07, 2020
It's a strategy game of trade and development, and it has become a hit as people shelter at home during the pandemic. The German founder of the board game describes how he came up with Catan.
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, many people are once again passing the time with board games — and turning to a wildly popular classic from Germany.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Relations between the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, appear to be heading toward a confrontation. What's causing this, and how are European countries responding?
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Members of the European Union have agreed on a historic stimulus plan to help economies in Europe recover from the damage done by the coronavirus pandemic.
Friday, July 03, 2020
NPR's correspondents in Paris, London and Berlin update on how the pandemic is affecting life in Europe.
Friday, June 26, 2020
Cancellation of the presidential election by Poland's ruling party on May 10 and plans for a new all-postal ballot are raising concerns about the state of Polish democracy.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Less than a month after President Trump vowed to stop U.S. funding, Germany promised to give more than half a billion dollars and France pledged $100 million to a WHO research center in Lyon.
Monday, June 22, 2020
Staff in over 400 call centers in Germany work around the clock to notify people if they've been exposed to a positive coronavirus case. The country aims to have one contact tracer per 4,000 people.
Friday, June 19, 2020
Since the very start of the pandemic Germany has had armies of tracers following the contacts of every confirmed coronavirus case, keeping the number of deaths there relatively low.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
President Trump said Monday that U.S. troop deployment in Germany will drop significantly because Germany is "delinquent in their payments to NATO." What are the implications of this threat?