Zookeeper in Germany taken to hospital after being attacked by lion as she cleaned its cage

A 25-year-old zookeeper has been hurt after she was attacked by a lion while cleaning the animal’s cage. The worker at the Osnabruck Zoo in northwestern Germany was not thought to be seriously injured and was taken to hospital as a precaution, police told the dpa news agency. She had apparently forgotten to close a connecting door in the lion

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Germany to hold people who refuse to quarantine in detention centres

Germany to repurpose refugee camps to detain people who repeatedly flout Covid rules by going out when they should be quarantining Germans who don’t quarantine to be held in detention centres under Covid rules State of Saxony has confirmed plans to hold rule-breakers in a refugee camp Baden-Württemberg will use two hospital rooms under watch of German police Schleswig-Holstein will

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Germany warns Turkey against "provocation" in eastern Mediterranean

FILE PHOTO: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas speaks at a session of the German lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, October 7, 2020. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File PhotoBERLIN (Reuters) – Turkey should refrain from provocation in a gas dispute in the eastern Mediterranean, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday, adding Germany stood in solidarity with Cyprus and Greece

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Iran warns against U.S. push for sanctions 'snapback' in letter to U.N.

DUBAI/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States has no right to trigger the reimposition of all U.N. sanctions on Iran, the Iranian foreign minister said in a letter to the United Nations, calling on Security Council members to reject Washington’s move. “The U.S. push to reimpose U.N. sanctions on Iran will have dangerous consequences … Iran has exercised restraint in

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Germany: Optimistic we'll have a vaccine in coming months and certainly next year

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Thursday he expected there to be a COVID-19 vaccine in the coming months and definitely next year, speaking after the public health agency withdrew a report suggesting there would be one in autumn. “I’m optimistic that in the next months, and certainly in the next year, there can be a

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Polish president accuses German-owned tabloid of election meddling

WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish President Andrzej Duda suggested on Friday that Germany was trying to meddle in the presidential election after a German-owned tabloid newspaper reported on a pardon that he granted to a man who had served his sentence in a paedophilia case. Duda, a conservative who faces a neck-and-neck race against a centrist opponent in a presidential runoff

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Merkel: German states taking more responsibility for coronavirus steps

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s federal government is monitoring the coronavirus closely but practical responsibility lies increasingly with the 16 states, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday, warning care must be taken to avoid the virus spreading fast again. As the number of new coronavirus cases has fallen, Germany has eased strict measures introduced in mid-March to slow the spread of

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German government, regions tussle over reopening from lockdowns

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s central and regional governments were at odds on Monday over when and how far to ease contact distancing rules, with allies of Chancellor Angela Merkel warning that scrapping them risks unleashing a new wave of coronavirus infections. The row erupted after Bodo Ramelow, premier of the eastern state of Thuringia, said on Saturday he would scrap

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Anti-lockdown protests threaten Germany's coronavirus battle: politicians

BERLIN (Reuters) – German politicians expressed alarm on Monday over anti-lockdown protests held in major cities at the weekend, warning that conspiracy theorists and others with an agenda were exploiting frustration with measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic. While protests held in Berlin, Munich and Stuttgart were relatively modest in size, several resulted in violent clashes with police as densely

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