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Germany

Country in Central Europe

Germany, constitutionally the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe. Covering an area of 357,022 square kilometres (137,847 sq mi), it lies between the Baltic and North seas to the north, and the Alps and Lake Constance to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, and France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands to the west. With 83 million inhabitants of its 16 constituent states, it is the second-most populous country in Europe after Russia, as well as the most populous member state of the European Union. Its capital and largest city is Berlin, while its largest urban area is the Ruhr. The country's financial capital is Frankfurt; other major cities include Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, and Stuttgart.

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Germany will not ease measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus before at least April 20, Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff told a German newspaper.
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The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Germany has risen to 48,582 and 325 people have died of the disease, statistics from the Robert Koch Institute..
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Germany has proposed using big data and location tracking to isolate people with coronavirus once social distancing measures now in force have slowed its spread,..
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Germany has proposed using big data and location tracking to isolate people with coronavirus to keep the pandemic under control once social distancing measures..
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The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Germany has risen to 42,288 and 253 people have died of the disease, statistics from the Robert Koch Institute..
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German hospitals with spare capacity will take in at least 47 coronavirus patients from Italy in a sign of European solidarity, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said..
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The Bundesliga's four Champions League clubs pledge 20m euros to support fellow German teams during the coronavirus.
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Germany's Aachen Cathedral has dug out the relics of little-known Saint Corona, patron saint of resisting epidemics, from its treasure chamber and is polishing..
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Germany is still in "the calm before the storm" of the coronavirus epidemic and is using the time it has won with extensive testing to prepare for a wave of..
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Asked about the possibility of using mobile phone tracking to help trace the spread of coronavirus infections, Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Thursday it..
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc has risen in public opinion thanks to the government's management of the coronavirus crisis, with a poll on..
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Germany's relatively low rate of deaths so far from coronavirus is largely due to the high number of tests being carried out in the country, meaning authorities..
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The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Germany has risen to 36,508 and 198 people have died of the disease, statistics from the Robert Koch Institute..
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Germany plans to insist that airline passengers arriving from non-EU countries go into quarantine for 14 days to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus,..
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The rapid spread of coronavirus is piling pressure on criminal justice systems globally and has led to a flood of prisoner releases, with the United States,..
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Five years ago the arrival of a wave of refugees caused much consternation and fueled support for Germany's far-right. Now, the country is turning to its migrant..
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Germany's most populous state North-Rhine Westphalia plans to release as many as 1,000 prisoners in order to free up cells to be used as quarantine rooms out of..
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Germany's most populous state North-Rhine Westphalia plans the release of some 1,000 prisoners to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection, its justice minister..
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Seventy percent of people in Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States expect their household to lose income due to the coronavirus..
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The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Germany has risen to 31,554 and 149 people have died of the disease, statistics from the RKI health institute..
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German hospitals with spare capacity on Tuesday welcomed their first coronavirus patients from Italy, where an overwhelmed health care system has witnessed the..
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German customs officials are trying to track down about 6 million face masks, ordered to protect health workers from the coronavirus, that they say went missing..
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Germany is working on a post-coronavirus stimulus package to put Europe's biggest economy back on track once the outbreak is contained, ministers said on..
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German customs officials are attempting to track down about 6 million face masks ordered to protect health workers from the coronavirus which went missing at an..
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German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said that an aid package worth up to 750 billion euros ($816.38 billion) that the government announced on Monday was just..
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German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz is ready to mull a post-virus stimulus package, but discussions within the government on the measures are still at "a very..
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German molecular testing company Qiagen NV said on Tuesday it has begun shipping its diagnostic test for COVID-19 to the United States.
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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany has risen by 4,764 within a day to reach to 27,436, the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases said..
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Angela Merkel's initial test for coronavirus came back negative, a government spokesman said on Monday, adding that the German chancellor would undergo further..
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The German government has repatriated some 120,000 of an estimated 200,000 tourists stranded overseas by the coronavirus in recent days, German Foreign Minister..
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German Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Chancellor Angela Merkel, who on Sunday went into quarantine after coming into contact with a coronavirus-infected..
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German hospitals that need more staff and beds to tackle the coronavirus outbreak will get financial help, Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Monday.
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There are signs that the exponential upwards curve in new coronavirus infections in Germany is flattening off for the first time thanks to social distancing..
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The coronavirus crisis could cost the German economy between 255 billion and 729 billion euros in 2020, the Ifo economic institute said on Monday.
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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany has risen to 22,672 and 86 people have died from the disease, a tally by public health agency Robert Koch..
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The country expands restrictions on social interaction as Chancellor Merkel goes into quarantine.
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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany has risen by 2,705 within a day to reach 16,662, the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases said on..
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German finance minister Olaf Scholz said on Saturday that the government was readying a supplementary budget of 150 billion euros ($160 billion), as part of a..
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Germany is readying stimulus measures requiring about 156 billion euros ($166.83 billion) in net new borrowing and additional debt authorization of up to 200..
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German carmaker Volkswagen AG said on Saturday its factories will be closing for two weeks and in some regions three, amid growing concerns over the spread of..
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Bahrain's Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa returned to the kingdom after medical treatment in Germany, the state news agency BNA said on..
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Germany may enforce a nationwide curfew if the country's 83 million people fail to keep their distance from each other this weekend to curb the spread of..
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The premier of the southern state of Bavaria, Markus Soeder, is Germany's most popular politician, a poll showed on Friday, boosting his chances of standing as..
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The anti-Semitic Reichsbürger members say they do not recognise the post-war German state.
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The German military is making preparations to help with efforts to tackle the coronavirus crisis should other civil servant organisations become overwhelmed with..
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Germany banned a far-right group on Thursday and police in 10 states raided the homes of 21 of its most senior members, the interior minister said, stepping up a..
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