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# Germany

10th June 2023
# godgpt
Hundreds attend AI church service in Germany
The ChatGPT chatbot led more than 300 people through 40 minutes of prayer, music, sermons and blessings.
Last week
4th June 2023 - 10th June 2023
# Germany
Rammstein frontman denies wave of allegations prompted by Irish woman's social media post
Several women have since come forward to claim they were drugged and recruited to engage in sexual activity with Till Lindemann at Rammstein after-show parties.
Last month
May 2023
# factcheck
Debunked: Video arguing migrants will damage Ireland relies on false claims and statistics
‘Our children’s future is in peril’, the video says, citing news organisations with strong racist links
# climate activists
German police carry out nationwide raids against climate activists
Authorities say the suspects are accused of “forming or supporting a criminal organisation”.
# Kremlin
German police investigating suspected Kremlin-ordered poisoning of Russian exiles
Two participants who attended a meeting of Russian dissidents in Berlin experienced health problems shortly afterwards.
# Germany
Five Germans tried over plot to overthrow government in protest of Covid-19 restrictions
The group are said to have wanted to “trigger civil war-like conditions” in Germany.
# dresden
Five sentenced to prison for spectacular Dresden museum jewellery heist
The thieves made off with a haul worth more than €113 million from the Green Vault museum in 2019.
# bakhmut
Zelenskyy thanks Germany for weapons pledge as Ukraine captures outskirts of Bakhmut
Germany unveiled a new military package for Kyiv worth €2.7 billion, as Zelenskyy made his first visit to Germany since Russia’s invasion.
# Inflation
From energy caps to scrapped TV licence: How nearby countries responded to cost-of-living crisis
What measures have some other governments responded to rising prices over the last year?
# Sindelfingen
Two people dead as man opens fire at Mercedes-Benz factory in Germany
A 53-year-old suspect has been taken into custody, a spokesman for the Stuttgart prosecutor’s office said.
April 2023
'Extremely bitter' - Dortmund hand title advantage to Bayern
Bayern play last-placed Hertha Berlin on Sunday.
# dieselgate
Ex-Audi executive pleads guilty over Volkswagen 'dieselgate' scandal
The Volkswagen Group, whose brands include, Audi, Skoda and Seat – admitted in 2015 that it had installed software to rig emissions in 11 million diesel vehicles.
# Germany
Climate activists glue themselves to roads bringing traffic to a halt in Berlin
This morning there were more than 30 road blocks across the city, according to reports.
# Christian B
German court unable to try suspect in McCann case for unrelated offences, including rape of Irish woman
Prosecutors in other regions of Germany where the suspect lived must now decide whether to pursue the charges and stake a claim to jurisdiction.
# High Court
Germany seeks extradition of Irish man over 'stupid' incident at Berlin takeaway 30 years ago
Lawyers for the man have argued the amount of time that has passed would result in a breach of his human rights if he is surrendered.
# Nuclear Energy
Germany to power down its last nuclear reactors today
The country is exiting atomic power even as it seeks to wean itself off fossil fuels and manage an energy crisis caused by the war in Ukraine.
# Germany
Large fire in Hamburg sparks public safety alert and hits train services
The smoke drifted towards the city centre, halting long-distance trains between Hamburg and Berlin and other cities.
March 2023
# wir leben autos
EU moves closer to banning new fossil-fuel cars after striking deal with Germany
Germany, one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world, had previously vetoed the ban.
# Major strike
Germany braces for serious disruptions as transport staff set to stage 'mega-strike'
Workers at airports, ports, railways, buses and metro lines throughout much of Germany are expected to join the 24-hour walkout.
# Catholic Church
Pope Francis extends 2019 sex abuse law to cover lay leaders
A letter, directly sent by the pontiff, also said that vulnerable adults could be victims of predator priests
# Calling Time
Germany World Cup winner and former Arsenal star Ozil retires aged 34
The attacking midfielder also shone for Real Madrid.
# 'routine' mission
RAF and German jets intercept Russian aircraft near Estonian airspace
The UK Ministry of Defence stressed the ‘routine’ nature of the response, but it comes amid tensions between the West and Russia.
# Murder Investigation
Schoolgirls confess to fatal stabbing of 12-year-old in Germany
The victim, who was known to the girls, went missing on Saturday afternoon after leaving a friend’s house near the town of Freudenberg.
# Hamburg
Gunman who killed eight people at Jehovah’s Witness hall in Germany was former member
The attacker left the community 18 months ago ‘not on good terms’, police said.
# Wagner Group
Head of Russian mercenary group says Ukraine's Bakhmut is 'practically surrounded'
Russia is determined to seize Bakhmut as part of its wider aim of capturing the entire Donetsk region.
This year
# EUMAM Ukraine
Up to 30 Irish troops will travel to Europe to train Ukrainian troops in 'non-lethal' skills
The cabinet confirmed the move this morning and will see the troops deployed in the coming months to the newly established EUMAM Ukraine.
# Ukraine
Three EU members to provide Ukraine with 100 refurbished battle tanks
Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands are shipping the tanks to help Ukraine “withstand Russian aggression”.
# Bavaria
German woman alleged to have killed a lookalike she found on social media to fake her own death
According to a daily German newspaper, the woman was a beautician who entrapped the victim via Instagram by offering her cosmetics.
# Germany
Man accused of killing two teenagers on a train in Germany had ‘just been released from jail’
A 16-year-old girl and 19-year-old man died from their injuries, authorities said.
# Ukraine War
US along with Germany and Norway announce tanks for Ukraine as battle intensifies
Norway has also promised tanks.
President Biden confirmed the news this evening.
Germany said it will also provide a company of 14 Leopard 2 A6 tanks from the Bundeswehr stocks
Norway confirmed it is also sending tanks
The powerful tanks are seen as key to punching through enemy lines
# Attack
Knife attacker kills two on German train before capture
The 33-year-old suspect was detained at the railway station in the town of Brokstedt and treated in hospital for minor injuries.
Tom Clonan: How Leopard 2 tanks could give Ukrainian forces a 'dramatic advantage'
This is another decisive moment in the war in Ukraine.
# leopard tanks
Germany to provide Ukraine with Leopard tanks after intense pressure - reports
Unnamed government sources told a German news channel that Ukraine would receive 1 tanks.
# Ukraine
EU agrees extra €500 million military aid for Ukraine as Germany under pressure over tanks
Berlin, which needs to grant permission for the tanks to be sent to Ukraine, has come under fire for failing to take the critical decision.
# Fossil Fuels
Eamon Ryan 'absolutely supports' Greta Thunberg and protesters against German mine expansion
Greta Thunberg was briefly detained by German police in a protest against the destruction of a village and the mine’s expansion.
# Germany
Man dies after crashing limousine into Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate
No-one else was harmed in the crash, police said.
# Germany
Some 70 police injured as climate activists protest over German village's destruction
The site, which has been earmarked for a coal mine expansion, attracted thousands of protesters yesterday including Greta Thunberg.
# Europe
Cabinet clears way for Irish Defence Forces to send 174 troops to German-led EU Battlegroup
The Battlegroup will be on standby to respond rapidly to major humanitarian incidents and peacekeeping work.
# Luetzerath
Activists bid to block access to German village cleared for coal mine expansion
Utility company RWE wants to extract the coal beneath Luetzerath, arguing that this is necessary to ensure energy security in Germany.
# Duesseldorf
Iranian man held in Germany suspected of chemical terror plot
Cyanide and ricin had allegedly been obtained.