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‘Finally!’ Bayreuth festival gets a female conductor for first time
Oksana Lyniv conducts Wagner’s opera Flying Dutchman in front of audience including Angela Merkel

Kate Connolly in Berlin

26, Jul, 2021 @3:08 PM

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Covid: more EU states to restrict venue access for unvaccinated people
Ireland and Italy among those joining France in requiring vaccine passes to enter bars and restaurants

Daniel Boffey and Kim Willsher in Paris and Kate Connolly in Berlin

26, Jul, 2021 @2:44 PM

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Far-right accused of aiding German floods clear-up to win support
Investigation finds groups are claiming official organisations are failing in salvage operations

Kate Connolly in Berlin

26, Jul, 2021 @2:26 PM

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‘When disaster strikes, you have to help’: the volunteers in a global crisis
From Syrians helping in Germany’s floods to Russian CrossFitters fighting fires, ordinary people helping to tackle the climate crisis

Philip Oltermann, Vincent Ni, Gabrielle Canon and Andrew Roth

26, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Observer view on tackling climate change | Observer editorial
We are losing the race to keep our planet cool

Observer editorial

25, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘We need a lot of help’: Germans sift through debris after devastating floods
Trucks, diggers and volunteers try to clear mud and ruined belongings from wrecked homes and businesses

Kate Connolly in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler. Photographs by Thomas Lohnes

23, Jul, 2021 @1:31 PM

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Merkel’s political and scientific sides slug it out in swan song presser
Always the diplomatic politician, forever the objective scientist, Germany’s chancellor gives her last annual summer press do

Philip Oltermann

22, Jul, 2021 @4:53 PM

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Merkel: Germany has not done enough to hit Paris climate targets
Chancellor says record on reducing carbon emissions ‘not sufficient’ as she reflects on 16-year leadership

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

22, Jul, 2021 @3:16 PM

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Germany floods: 155 still missing as hopes of further rescues fade
President of federal disaster relief organisation says she does not expect to find any more survivors

Philip Oltermann

21, Jul, 2021 @4:45 PM

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Joachim Auerbach obituary
Other lives: Refugee from Nazi Germany who lived a full life in Birmingham

Margaret Jacobi

21, Jul, 2021 @4:22 PM

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Catastrophic floods could hit Europe far more often, study finds
Slow-moving storms such as recent deluge in Germany could become 14 times more frequent by 2100

Damian Carrington Environment editor

21, Jul, 2021 @10:36 AM

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Germany’s Greens cautious over linking floods to climate crisis
Party leaders hope public will draw its own conclusions from last week’s catastrophic floods

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

20, Jul, 2021 @3:10 PM

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