Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicAngela Merkel

Topic: Angela Merkel

Borders, Bavaria and bust-ups — How Germany lost its way on Covid

After comfortably handling the start of the pandemic, Germany is now lagging behind its neighbors and faces increasing pressure to tighten restrictions days before Christmas.

Nirmala Sitharaman, Roshni Nadar, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw in Forbes’ 100 most powerful women list

The Forbes list also features young world leaders such as Finland PM Sanna Marin and New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern, who are steering the Covid fight.

Angela Merkel is losing her touch at the worst possible time

The German chancellor is within touching distance of a historic budget settlement that would underpin the recovery from Covid, but it is threatening to slip through her fingers.

Germany extends partial lockdown until 10 January to curb virus

Bars, gyms and cinemas to remain closed until 10 January & govt will reconvene with regional leaders on 4 January to reassess the restrictions, said Chancellor Angela Merkel.

‘It’s in our hands’ — Angela Merkel urges Germans to help curb Covid spread

Merkel & the leaders of Germany’s 16 states agreed to tighten rules. Her Chief of Staff said there’s a chance that curbs will stay until March if the disease isn’t reined in.

Angela Merkel proposes further Covid restrictions before talks to extend Germany’s lockdown

Merkel will hold talks with 16 regional leaders in Berlin, when they’re expected to agree on an extension of the country’s partial shutdown until at least 20 December.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans stricter rules to curb Covid-19 spread

The proposals include making face masks mandatory in all schools and for all age groups and urge citizens to avoid private parties until Christmas.

EU should have acted faster, Angela Merkel tells Europe leaders as virus costs mount

Countries in EU, where over 210,000 people have died and nearly 6.5 million infected by Covid, have begun to impose new round of restrictions to stem the crisis.

Cold-war style murder is adding to strained Russian-German ties

The trial of a Russian man charged with murdering a Georgian of Chechen descent in Berlin is the latest in a series of issues that have soured ties between Berlin and Moscow.

Germany is calling the shots in Europe and Merkel isn’t sorry

Tightening foreign-investment rules, coordinating response to China & challenging Russia over poisoning of Alexei Navalny are telling examples of Germany's power.

On Camera

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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