German far-right coup-plotters wanted to execute Chancellor Olaf Scholz
Police arrested 25 people in dawn raids on Wednesday that investigators say were involved in planning a violent overthrow of the state to install a former member of a German royal family - 71-year-old Heinrich XIII, Prince of Reuss-as national leader, Daily Mail reported.
Germany relaxes Schengen visa rules for Indians
"As a result of centralisation of Schengen visa (short term visa) processing in German Visa Centre Mumbai, we are pleased to inform about... relaxation regarding appointment bookings," the German embassy said in a statement. A short-stay Schengen visa allows one to visit Germany and other Schengen countries for a maximum of 90 days within a 180-day period.
Poland sends diplomatic note over request for WWII reparations from Germany
On September 1, the Polish government presented a comprehensive report detailing the material losses suffered by the country during th war, reports Xinhua news agency. It is asking for financial reparation from Germany to the tune of 1.3 trillion euros. Subsequently, Poland's Foreign Ministry sent a diplomatic note to Germany requesting compensation for the war losses.
Germany warns of violent escalation after Turkish ops in Syria, Iraq
The Minister made the remarks at a press conference with her Turkish counterpart Suleyman Soylu on the second day of her two-day visit to Ankara, reports Xinhua news agency. "It is necessary to take into account the protection of civilians and we believe that it is necessary to be careful, especially in terms of preventing violence from escalating," she added, referring to Turkey's recent cross-border military operations in Syria and Iraq.
Iranian FM warns Berlin against 'provocative, meddlesome' positions toward Tehran
Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks on Thursday in a tweet in response to the call by his German counterpart Annalena Baerbock on the European Union to slap new sanctions on Iran for what she described as "Tehran's repression against protesters". He noted that "provocative, interventionist and undiplomatic stances don't signal sophistication and wisdom. Undermining old ties has long-term consequences," adding that Germany can choose either the path of interaction to address shared challenges or that of "confrontation".
103 mn people forcibly displaced worldwide: UNHCR
This is an increase of 13.6 million, or 15 per cent, compared to the end of 2021, more than the entire population of Belgium, Burundi or Cuba, according to the latest report from UNHCR released on Friday. According to the report, the total number of refugees and people in need of international protection worldwide rose by 24 per cent from 25.7 million at the end of 2021 to 32 million by mid-2022. At the end of June this year, more than half (56 per cent) of all refugees were Syrian, Venezuelan or Ukrainian.
Covid cases spike in Germany after Oktoberfest
The incidence rate in the state has nearly tripled to 818, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) said on Friday. At the federal level, the incidence rate has doubled to 577.5 over the same period, Xinhua news agency reported citing the RKI as saying.