Socialist coalition proposes forming United States of Europe

Europe 11/29/21, 15:41

Left-leaning politicians want to create a new superstate called the United States of Europe. Three German political parties formed a coalition at the request of incoming Social Democratic Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Scholz, who replaces predecessor Angela Merkel, is already trying to rewrite European Union treaties to turn the bloc into a federal ...

Omicron variant spreads to UK, Germany and Italy

United Kingdom 11/28/21, 16:35

A new coronavirus strain reached British, German, and Italian shores on Nov. 27. Authorities in all three countries have discovered their first Omicron variant cases. British health minister Sajid Javid confirmed two Britons tested positive after being exposed to infected passengers who traveled to southern Africa. United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris ...

Roman silver hoard discovered from 1st and 2nd Century

Europe 11/18/21, 15:44

One of the world's largest Roman silver coin collections has been unearthed. More than 15 kilograms (33 pounds) of 1st and 2nd Century currency was discovered in Augsburg, Germany. The University of Tübingen's Institute for Classical Archaeology is examining five containers filled with Roman treasure. A preliminary count found more than 5500 ...

German Chancellor says Europe should not divorce from China

Europe 11/18/21, 15:04

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in an interview Wednesday, Nov. 17, said although intellectual property could be an issue, it is not time for Europe and Germany to stop cooperating with China yet. "Total decoupling wouldn’t be right in my view, it would be damaging for us," she told Reuters, while also ...

Germany to stop quarantine pay for unvaccinated

News 09/23/21, 06:36

Germany will discontinue financing unvaccinated workers placed into isolation after coronavirus exposure, Health Minister Jens Spahn announced on Wednesday, Sept. 22. According to Reuters, Spahn said it’s unjust to compel taxpayers to subsidize people who refuse to get inoculated. “It’s about fairness,” Spahn said. “Those who protect themselves and others via a ...

Vatican: Pope Francis rejects resignation of archbishop accused of abuse

Europe 09/15/21, 17:32

On Wednesday, Sept. 15, the Vatican's highest authority rejected the resignation of the archbishop of Hamburg, who has serious allegations of sexual abuse. The German Catholic Church is facing a world-scale scandal over allegations that during 2018 alone, 3677 people were reported to have been sexually abused under the complicity ...

Afghan newborn delivered on US evacuation aircraft

Europe 08/22/21, 18:57

A major Air Force command confirmed a passenger gave birth to a baby girl aboard a U.S. military evacuation flight on Aug. 21. U.S. Air Mobility Command confirmed the C-17 transport aircraft safely arrived at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, carrying a tiny extra passenger. An Afghan woman went into labor while ...

Germany: Scientists develop human mini-brains that generate their own eye sensors

Europe 08/20/21, 18:19

Research in Germany reveals the controversial cultivation of hundreds of "mini-brains" from stem cells, which in their development even form "functionally integrated bilateral optic vesicles " (OVB).  These OVB organoids then progressively developed bilaterally symmetric optic vesicles, with their respective neuronal and non-neuronal cell types, according to the study published on ...

France to forbid culling of male chicks from 2022 following Germany’s lead

Europe 07/25/21, 19:13

Crushing and gassing male chicks will be considered illegal in France from 2020 onwards, the country's agriculture minister announced on July 19.  "France is the first country in the world, along with Germany, to end the crushing and gassing of male chicks," said France Agriculture Minister Julien Denormandie in an interview ...

Flood death toll rises to 170 in Germany and Belgium

Europe 07/18/21, 21:51

Flash floods and overflowing rivers destroyed houses and ripped up highways and electricity lines in western Germany and Belgium. Reuters confirmed at least 170 people have died as of July 17. The figure includes 143 deaths that local police counted in Germany, making it the country's worst natural disaster in more ...

Cyber-attack in Germany: ‘We are almost completely paralyzed,’ declares district in worst hacking of the country

Europe 07/12/21, 16:17

The municipality of Anhalt-Bitterfeld, in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, declared a catastrophe, following the worst cyberattack on the country perpetrated by hackers. The federal cybersecurity watchdog confirmed the incursion that crippled the municipality's systems, and experts believe it could take at least a week to repair the damage, according to ...

Madame Eyebrows appears to be the saddest dog on the internet

Europe 06/24/21, 05:46

Everyone knows how adorable puppy dog eyes are, but have you ever swooned over a puppy dog's eyebrows? With her lovely features and expressive "eyebrows," this English bulldog is beyond cute. Madam Eyebrows is an English Bulldog who lives in Germany. She was born with two spots above her eyes that ...

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