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German floods: Where did fake news about 600 dead babies come from?
Rumors that the bodies of 600 children have been found in Germany's flood disaster areas are rife on social media and other online platforms. DW looked into the story to find the origin of the false reports.
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Coronavirus: Germany set to recommend COVID jab for adolescents
Germany's government wants to start promoting COVID vaccinations for 12- to 17-year-olds, according to a draft plan. Giving the jab to this age group would go further than guidance from the country's vaccine regulator.
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Germany: 100-year-old ex-death camp guard to go on trial
The accused worked as a prison guard at the Sachsenhausen death camp near Berlin from 1942 to 1945. The elderly man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will face trial in the fall.
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Germany floods: The challenge of waste disposal
Thousands of tons of refuse are being cleared from Germany's flood-hit regions. Removing unprecedented mountains of belongings is a challenge, but it is also helping residents begin to move forward.
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Germany and digitalization: Why can't Europe's richest country get up to speed?
Chancellor Angela Merkel's digital adviser has called for far-reaching reforms to help catch up with the US, China and others, saying the division of power enshrined in the constitution is hampering much-needed progress.
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Germans want political continuity in post-Merkel era
In less than 100 days, Germans will go to the polls to vote for a new parliament. The latest opinion polls show that the coronavirus pandemic is overshadowing all other concerns.
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COVID: How are German schools preparing for fall?
Many coronavirus outbreaks have been linked to schools in Germany, even as case numbers recede. And the problem could be far from over. Even after the summer, many children will not have been vaccinated.
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Chronology: How COVID has spread in Germany
In January 2020 the coronavirus reached Germany. Since then, nothing is as it was before. Here is the story so far.
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