Daily Briefing 04.12.2022, 17:02 (CET)

Germany to act against energy providers exploiting subsidies

German Economy Minister Robert Habeck: Government would act against energy providers exploiting state subsidies aimed at capping the prices of gas and electricity to consumers.

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Go-karters hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning in Germany

Twenty-one people, ranging in age from 6 to 44, have suffered mild carbon monoxide poisoning while go-karting in eastern Germany, police reported on Sunday.

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Germany to hold disability summit along with Jordan in Berlin in 2025

Germany is to hold a global summit on the rights of the disabled along with Jordan in the spring of 2025, Development Minister Svenja Schulze has announced.

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German ambassador to London predicts new wave of Ukrainian refugees

A large number of refugees from Ukraine are likely to flee to Germany over the weeks ahead, the German ambassador to Britain predicted on Sunday.

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One dead after fire breaks out at Berlin retirement home

One person is dead after a fire broke out at a retirement home in Berlin, a police spokesman said early Sunday

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EU's von der Leyen calls for cooperation to head off US trade war

Facing climate change and competition from China, "the US and the EU have a vast common interest to preserve our industrial leadership," the German president of the European Commission said...

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Polish leader says Germany aims to dominate Europe

The leader of Poland's ruling right-wing Law and Justice party (PiS), Jaroslaw Kaczynski, has accused Germany of seeking to dominate Europe.

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Germany's Christmas post offices start answering children's letters

Three places in the northern German state of Lower Saxony that have names associated with Christmas have started the annual tradition of answering letters sent to them by children with their wishes for the festive season.

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German confectioners produce more chocolate Santas this year

Germany's confectionery manufacturers produced more chocolate Santas this year, the Association of the German Confectionery Industry (BDSI) said on Friday.

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Havertz says it will 'take weeks' to process Germany's World Cup exit

Germany forward Kai Havertz said it will take "weeks to process" the national team's early exit from the World Cup in Qatar.

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