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Germany: Country in Central Europe
Germany, constitutionally the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe. Covering an area of 357,022 square kilometres (137,847 sq mi), it lies between the Baltic and North seas to the north, and the Alps to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, and France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands to the west.

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Germany's plan to end the lockdown [Video]

Germany's plan to end the lockdown

Germany has drawn up a list of steps, including mandatory mask-wearing in public, limits on gatherings, and the rapid tracing of infection chains, to help enable a phased return to normal life after..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published
Charities face crisis during UK shutdown as sports fundraising dries up [Video]

Charities face crisis during UK shutdown as sports fundraising dries up

The postponement of major sporting events during the coronavirus pandemic has left some British charities concerned about their survival, representatives have told Reuters, while others are worried..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 05:58Published
Bayern Munich train while practising social distancing [Video]

Bayern Munich train while practising social distancing

Bayern Munich return to team training with players split in small groups or pairs and kept at a safe distance amid strict measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:11Published
Coronavirus divides lovers, friends at Swiss-German border fences [Video]

Coronavirus divides lovers, friends at Swiss-German border fences

Constance, Germany, and Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, are divided cities these days, with a strip of grass and two fences separating them after the countries closed their borders to slow the spread of the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:44Published
Euro zone investor morale hits all-time low [Video]

Euro zone investor morale hits all-time low

Investor morale in the euro zone fell to an all-time low in April and the bloc's economy is in deep recession due to the coronavirus, which is "holding the world economy in a stranglehold", a survey..

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Eintracht Frankfurt hit the training pitch with coronavirus restrictions [Video]

Eintracht Frankfurt hit the training pitch with coronavirus restrictions

Bundesliga team Eintracht Frankfurt hold restricted training sessions for their players.

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Elderly German-Danish couple meet daily at the border [Video]

Elderly German-Danish couple meet daily at the border

An elderly Danish woman and her German partner, who met only two years ago, haven't let the closure of the border stop the from seeing each other. They meet there for a chat and a drink every day. Joe..

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Meet the woman who'll never run out of toilet paper [Video]

Meet the woman who'll never run out of toilet paper

Since the coronavirus spread like wildfire across the globe, toilet paper has been one of the main protagonists of the crisis. Juli Gudehus has been collecting toilet rolls since 1989 and now, in the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:21Published
German gymnasts find novel ways to train at home [Video]

German gymnasts find novel ways to train at home

Gymnasts in the German city of Dresden are making the best of things as they try to keep fit while gyms are closed during the lockdown.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published
Top EU court: eastern states broke law by refusing refugees [Video]

Top EU court: eastern states broke law by refusing refugees

The European Union's top court ruled on Thursday that Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic had broken the law by refusing to host refugees to help ease the burden on southern states such as Greece..

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Coronavirus in Germany: more tests, more masks - better anticipation? [Video]

Coronavirus in Germany: more tests, more masks - better anticipation?

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 04:30Published
Communities secretary on virus testing capacity [Video]

Communities secretary on virus testing capacity

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick claims the UK now have the capacity to test 15,000 people for coronavirus daily in the UK. Mr Jenrick also said he wanted to see the UK go "much further and much..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 04:40Published
Drive-in cinema in Germany open during Covid-19 crisis [Video]

Drive-in cinema in Germany open during Covid-19 crisis

Residents of the German city of Essen flocked to their local drive-in cinema on Monday, reigniting a pastime of the old world fit for the Covid-19 era. Tickets were only available online, and a maximum..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:38Published
Can 'green stimulus' help corona-stricken economies? [Video]

Can 'green stimulus' help corona-stricken economies?

Many countries are having to spend heavily to weather the economic storm, while also facing the challenge of keeping carbon reduction pledges. Could “green stimulus” be the answer? Megan Revell..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published
Loss of sense of smell and taste potential symptoms of coronavirus [Video]

Loss of sense of smell and taste potential symptoms of coronavirus

Anosmia, the loss of smell; hyposmia, a reduced sense of smell; and dysgeusia, the distortion of the sense of taste could all be linked to COVID-19.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:26Published
Countries offer solidarity to their neighbours amid Covid-19 outbreak [Video]

Countries offer solidarity to their neighbours amid Covid-19 outbreak

Whilst Albania and Germany offer aid to their struggling neighbours, solidarity grows within borders as well. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published
COVID-19: Germany sees low fatalities despite high infection rate [Video]

COVID-19: Germany sees low fatalities despite high infection rate

Germany has some of the world’s highest infection numbers but its mortality rate is much lower than its neighbours.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:53Published
Paris hospitals near breaking point as Europe endures coronavirus [Video]

Paris hospitals near breaking point as Europe endures coronavirus

Europe continues to struggle with coronavirus cases across the continent. Paris hospitals are feeling the strain, but there may be possible signs of relief in hard hit Spain. Lauren Anthony reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published
Paris hospitals near breaking point as Europe endures [Video]

Paris hospitals near breaking point as Europe endures

Europe continues to struggle with coronavirus cases across the continent. Paris hospitals are feeling the strain, but there may be possible signs of relief in hard hit Spain. Lauren Anthony reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published
Germany, Switzerland help France deal with COVID-19 patients [Video]

Germany, Switzerland help France deal with COVID-19 patients

At a time when so many borders in the EU have shut, it is a display of European solidarity.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:09Published
Patron of epidemics: Cathedral shows St Corona relics [Video]

Patron of epidemics: Cathedral shows St Corona relics

Germany's Aachen cathedral has dug out the relics of little-known Saint Corona, patron of epidemics, from its treasure chamber and is polishing up her elaborate shrine to go on show after the crisis..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published
Stocks rebound on hopes for massive global stimulus [Video]

Stocks rebound on hopes for massive global stimulus

Stocks in Asia and Europe gained Tuesday after the Federal Reserve promised unlimited supplies of dollars. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published
Germany bans public gatherings as infections slow down [Video]

Germany bans public gatherings as infections slow down

Head of its the country's institute for disease control is attributing the reduction in coronavirus cases to social distancing measures in force.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:53Published

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