Coronavirus infections to rise The Munich-based virologist Ulrike Protzer also warns that a test could come out negative because an infected person returning from a trip may still be in the incubation period, and could only be tested positive after three to four days. "I can only rule out infection if I do a second test within four to five days and until then I need to self-isolate," she said in an interview with public broadcaster ARD. … [Read more...] about Is Germany ready for the second coronavirus wave?
'We also made our own sacrifices' The Taliban were not allowed to participate in the international Afghanistan conference in Germany at the end of 2001 — something Karim considers a major mistake early on. At that time the Taliban were on the run. Today they again control half of all Afghan districts, or are actively attacking them. "The second mistake that we are making here is trying to escape the situation very quickly," Karim says. "At times it seems that the US wants to leave at whatever cost. And I think that is really scary because we are bringing back a huge vulnerability." … [Read more...] about After 9/11: Has Germany failed in Afghanistan?
After the attack, the Bundeswehr tightened the security rules, and distrust of the Afghans grew. "You drove in armored vehicles, heavily armed in the convoy, you didn't let anyone near the vehicle." That, says Neukam in retrospect, was just a year after the warm welcome. "I was then also very cautious about the Afghans. This being naive and always friendly, I didn't have that anymore," she recalls. "Behind every Afghan you saw an enemy — that's just how it was." … [Read more...] about Germany’s long military mission in Afghanistan
The league begins this weekend without its top teams, which are getting longer breaks to rest up from their recent participation in European competitions. Champion Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, and Europa League winner Sevilla all have their games of the first and second round postponed. That means Saturday’s opening day will kick off with Celta Vigo at Eibar. It will be followed by Athletic Bilbao at Granada, and a clash between the promoted sides Osasuna and Cádiz. … [Read more...] about MATCHDAY: Competitions begin in England, Spain, Germany
A few of those who attended sported T-shirts alluding to a book written by Heiko Schrang, who was celebrated like a pop star at the march. He gave a speech onstage, spurring the thousands of protesters on and promising that liberation from the "coronavirus dictatorship" was near. A video of his speech was viewed over 13,000 times within the first hour of being uploaded. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus rallies: Germany’s growing anti-lockdown movement