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Olaf Scholz elected to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor
Former Hamburg mayor secures 395 of 736 delegates’ ballots in parliamentary vote

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

08, Dec, 2021 @1:33 PM

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After 16 years at the top of German politics, what now for Angela Merkel?
While Merkel has said she has no particular plans, doing nothing doesn’t seem a realistic prospect for the outgoing chancellor

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

08, Dec, 2021 @10:34 AM

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Olaf Scholz to be voted in as German chancellor as Merkel era ends
Scholz to lead coalition government after agreement was signed by party leaders on Tuesday

Jennifer Rankin and agencies

08, Dec, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Volkswagen mulling Porsche IPO to help fund shift to electric – reports
Speculation about listing comes amid reports of Porsche and Piëch families considering their VW stake

Staff and agencies

07, Dec, 2021 @6:53 PM

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New faces, policies – and accents: Germany’s next coalition
Olaf Scholz takes over from Angela Merkel and brings with him a northern accent typical of Hamburg

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

07, Dec, 2021 @5:01 PM

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Covid news: Omicron community transmission is across England – as it happened
Sajid Javid told MPs on Monday that ‘multiple regions of England’ were seeing cases of the variant that were not linked to international travel

Jedidajah Otte (now); Damien Gayle, Rachel Hall, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

07, Dec, 2021 @1:17 AM

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Robert Habeck: from translating English verse to German high office
Ted Hughes felt the soon-to-be minister for economy and climate was ‘on the same wavelength’

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

06, Dec, 2021 @4:13 PM

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Dieselgate: British car buyers’ claim against VW reaches high court
91,000 seek compensation after finding their cars emit more air pollutant than the company said

Rob Davies

05, Dec, 2021 @4:19 PM

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Beat that: Berlin’s techno DJs seek Unesco world heritage status
Group seeks cultural protection for music that defined reunification era

James Tapper

05, Dec, 2021 @9:30 AM

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The English teacher and the Nazis: trove of letters in Melbourne reveals network that saved Jews
Frances and Jan Newell painstakingly uncovered their mother’s role in facilitating the escape of Jews and political dissidents from Berlin to Britain

Elias Visontay

04, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘I don’t like mandates’: Germans and Austrians on new Covid measures
People give their views on compulsory jabs and restrictions on those have not been vaccinated

Jedidajah Otte

04, Dec, 2021 @11:09 AM

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Covid news: 75 more cases of Omicron variant found in England; Ireland announces new restrictions – as it happened
More than 100 cases of new variant have now been found in England; Strict social distancing will be required in Ireland’s bars and restaurants with mandatory table service and a maximum of six people per table

Harry Taylor (now) and Caroline Davies, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

03, Dec, 2021 @11:54 PM

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