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# Germany

This week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# 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.
Last week
15th January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# 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.
This month
January 2023
# 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.
Last month
December 2022
# Ukraine
14-year-old girl among injured after shelling of Kherson village as Russia continues attacks
Civilians have continued to flee the Kherson region over Christmas as shelling continues.
# berlin aquarium
US company to send team to look into Berlin aquarium rupture
The cause of the spectacular collapse shortly before 6am yesterday remains unclear.
# Podcast
The Explainer: What do we know about an alleged coup plot in Germany?
Listen to hear Prof Peter Neumann, a German journalist and academic, explain the background and context to the story.
# unfortunate
Manuel Neuer out for season after breaking leg in skiing accident
The Germany and Bayern Munich goalkeeper revealed the news on social media.
# AXA life insurance
AXA firm fined €3,640,000 for failures in handling conflicts of interest and risk management
The Central Bank’s Seána Cunninham said the failures could affect the firm’s ability to fulfil its commitment to consumers.
# Fraud
Wirecard fraud trial opens in Germany, with ex-CEO and two former executives on the dock
Absent from the courtroom will be Wirecard’s former COO Jan Marsalek, who evaded arrest in 2020.
# reich citizens
German police arrest 25 'terror group' members on suspicion of planning armed coup
Followers of the so-called Reich Citizens movement have called for the overthrow of the German government.
# twists and turns
Japan shock Spain and eliminate Germany on roller-coaster World Cup night
Recounting an astonishing night as Japan came from behind to beat Spain 2-1 and knock out Germany in the process.
Last year
# honours even
Strikers make the difference as Spain and Germany share high-quality draw
Alvaro Morata and Niclas Füllkrug scored the goals in a 1-1 draw.
Spain v Germany, World Cup
Tonight’s Group E heavyweight clash finished 1-1.
# One Love
Germany to avoid disciplinary action over covered mouths protest at World Cup
The OneLove group are looking at their legal options over the FIFA decision to block them wearing the rainbow-coloured bands.
# cup of shocks
Japan come from behind in stunning win against Germany
Japan blew the Group of Death wide open with a 2-1 win at the Khalifa Stadium.
# Holocaust
Prosecutors seek suspended sentence for former Nazi camp secretary
Furchner, aged 97, is the first woman to be tried in Germany for Nazi-era crimes in decades.
# Group by Group Guide
Group E Preview: Spain and Germany collide in heavyweight group
The latest in our series focuses on Group E, featuring Spain, Germany, Japan and Costa Rica.
# Setback
Germany striker Werner ruled out of World Cup with ankle injury
Flick will name his 26-man squad for the tournament on 16 November.
# Anna Sochanska
Polish ambassador: Russian atrocities in Ukraine 'made me want to take up a gun and go fight'
Anna Sochańska has been the diplomatic representative in Ireland for the government of Poland since 2019.
# Germany
Germany agrees plan to legalise recreational cannabis
Germany is to allow the domestic production of cannabis by licensed businesses, as well as allowing adults to keep up to three plants for their own supply.
# War in Ukraine
German president takes cover in air raid shelter on Ukraine trip
Sirens went off shortly after the German leader arrived in the capital.
# Christian B
Madeleine McCann kidnap suspect charged with sex offences, including rape of Irish woman
German prosecutors said the 45-year-old suspect is accused of committing the offences in Portugal between 2000 and 2017
# Germany
German cybersecurity chief faces sack over alleged Russia ties
The association advises businesses, government agencies and policymakers on cyber security issues.
# coal
German energy giant RWE to end coal use by 2030
The decision will accelerate the closure of some of Europe’s most polluting power plants.
# nord stream
Fourth leak detected at Nord Stream pipelines in Baltic Sea
The Swedish coast guard could not immediately say why the latest leak only appeared days after the initial breaches.
# All Square
England head to the World Cup after thrilling draw against Germany
The hosts displayed the kind of resilience and ruthlessness their manager called for in the build-up in front of a sold-out Wembley crowd.
# energy security
United Arab Emirates agrees to supply Germany with gas and diesel
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is on a visit to the UAE as part of a Gulf tour that also includes stops in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
# out in front
Stunning first-half goal secures win for Hungary over Germany to cement top spot
They now only need a draw in their final match away against Italy to secure pole position.
# Oktoberfest
Germany's famed Oktoberfest opens after two-year pandemic hiatus
In its 200-year history, the world’s biggest folk festival has been cancelled just 26 times.
# Islamabad
Ireland to open Embassy in Pakistan alongside Consulate Generals in Milan and Munich
It’s part of the Global Ireland programme which aims to ‘double Ireland’s global footprint by 2025′.
# Russia
Ukraine PM visits Berlin, seeking more weapons
Denys Shmyhal is the first high-level Ukrainian official to visit Germany in months, in a sign of eased tensions between Kyiv and Berlin.