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Germany and Poland discuss new action to prevent swine fever

21 January 2020, 2:13 PM

Germany and Poland are discussing new action to prevent the spread of the pig disease African swine fever (ASF) in wild boars in Poland close to the German border including border fences and increased hunting of the animals, Germany’s agriculture ministry said on Tuesday.

German cabin crew union plans further strikes at Lufthansa

19 January 2020, 7:47 AM

German cabin crew union, UFO, said on Saturday it was planning further strikes at Lufthansa to increase pressure on management after talks with Germany’s largest airline and two potential mediators did not yield any results.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas shakes hands with Libya's commander Khalifa Haftar, in Benghazi, Libya

Libya’s Haftar committed to ceasefire, Germany says

17 January 2020, 8:27 AM

A Libyan military commander waging an offensive to capture the capital Tripoli is committed to a ceasefire, Germany said on Thursday, in an apparent advance for efforts to end a near-decade of turmoil in the North African country.


Germany concerned about swine fever cases in nearby Poland

10 January 2020, 6:01 PM

Germany’s government said on Friday it is concerned about the spread of the pig disease African swine fever (ASF) in wild boars in Poland close to the German border. Poland recorded 55 outbreaks of ASF in wild boars in December, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday. The disease was found only […]

Transgender Germans demand compensation for sterilisation

31 December 2019, 4:37 PM

Tsepo Bollwinkel, a 58-year-old empowerment coach, wants compensation for himself and potentially thousands of other trans people who underwent mandatory sterilisation to change their sex on identity documents before legal reform in 2011.



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