Sunday, 29 May 2022


Alexei Navalny ‘stable’ in Berlin hospital

BERLIN: Leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who has suffered a suspected poisoning, was in a stable condition in hospital on Saturday after being flown to Berlin following a standoff over his medical evacuation from Russia. A convoy including two yellow ambulances brought Navalny from Berlin’s Tegel airport to the renowned ...

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Berlin police break up rally as 20,000 protest virus restrictions

BERLIN: Police officers in Berlin broke up a large rally against restrictions imposed to contain the novel coronavirus, held despite Germany’s rising infection numbers. The organizers of the rally were unable to ensure safety regulations were being followed, a police spokesman told dpa. The police broke up the event, attended ...

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CEO of scandal-hit payments provider Wirecard resigns

FRANKFURT AM MAIN: The chief executive of scandal-hit Wirecard resigned on Friday after the German payments provider was hit with fresh fraud allegations that have left it struggling to survive. “In mutual consent with the Supervisory Board of Wirecard AG, Dr. Markus Braun resigned today with immediate effect,” Wirecard said ...

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Germany takes 300m euro stake in firm developing vaccine

FRANKFURT: Germany will take a stake of about 23% in unlisted biotech firm CureVac by backing a 300 million euro ($337 million) capital increase to fund the company’s further development of a COVID-19 vaccine. The move was agreed with SAP co-founder Dietmar Hopp – who is an early backer and ...

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