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Two killed by car in pedestrian zone in German town

A car hit and injured several people in a pedestrian zone in the western German city of Trier, police said on Twitter on Tuesday.
Babar Baloch, spokesman of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, told a Geneva news briefing: “Our extreme worry is that we hear about attacks, the fighting near the camps, we hear about abductions and forced removals, so this is very important for us to have that access to go and see what has happened over there.”

U.N. seeks access to 96,000 Eritrean refugees in Tigray where food running out

Babar Baloch, spokesman of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, told a Geneva news briefing: “Our extreme worry is that we hear about attacks, the fighting near the camps,
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Germany bans far-right “Wolf Brigade 44”, finds weapons and Nazi symbols

Police found a crossbow, machete, knives and Nazi symbols in early-morning raids on Tuesday after banning a far-right extremist group called “Wolf Brigade 44” which the government says wants a Nazi state.
Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Germans to cancel any holidays at home and abroad, while president Frank-Walter Steinmeier told people to “stay at home”.

Angela Merkel urges Germans to be careful or risk third coronavirus wave

Germany’s number of new infections has stabilized at a high level since a partial lockdown was imposed on Nov 2. to contain a second wave of coronavirus infections. But officials have said that progress was still fragile.
Journalists film the car which crashed into the gate of the main entrance of the chancellery in Berlin, the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Germany [Fabrizio Bensch-Reuters]

Car hits gate outside German chancellor’s office

The vehicle with ‘Stop Globalisation Politics’ and ‘You damn killers of children and old people’ graffitied rams gate, causing no damage.
Germany’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Andrea Sasse said this in a statement just as the foreign ministers of Germany, France, and the United Kingdom (UK) are meeting in Berlin.

Germany hopeful of new momentum toward salvaging Iran deal under Joe Biden

Germany on Monday expressed the hope that efforts to keep the Iran nuclear deal in place would gain new momentum when Democrat Joe Biden officially assumes power in the United States (U.S).
“The (infection) numbers are subdued but they remain high,” Manuela Schwesig, premier of the northern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, told Deutschlandfunk radio.

Many German states favour extending coronavirus shutdown – state premier

Many of Germany’s 16 federal states are in favour of extending a partial shutdown meant to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and make family gatherings over Christmas possible, one of the state prime ministers said on Monday.
The Georgian Aviation Authority has made another correction in the existing active NOTAM (Notice to Airmen), according to which it will remain partially closed for regular flights of Georgia until January 1, 202, Trend reports via Georgian media.

Georgia to remain partially closed for regular flights until 2021

The Georgian Aviation Authority has made another correction in the existing active NOTAM (Notice to Airmen), according to which it will remain partially closed for regular flights of Georgia until January 1, 202, Trend reports via Georgian media.
A general view of a protest against the government's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, while police use water cannons, near the Reichstag, the seat of Germany's lower house of parliament Bundestag, in Berlin, November, 18, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

German police clash with protesters angry at Angela Merkel’s coronavirus law

German police unleashed water cannon and pepper spray in an effort to scatter thousands of protesters angry about a new legal framework for enforcing coronavirus restrictions passed by parliament on Wednesday.
Germany coach Joachim Loew faces the biggest crisis of his 14-year reign after their historic drubbing by Spain with pundits and the media questioning Wednesday whether he should lead the team into next year's European championship finals.

Germany turns on coach Joachim Loew after Spain debacle

Germany coach Joachim Loew faces the biggest crisis of his 14-year reign after their historic drubbing by Spain with pundits and the media questioning Wednesday whether he should lead the team into next year's European championship finals.
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Joachim Loew shell-shocked by Germany’s historic Spain defeat

Joachim Loew admitted it was a "black day" for Germany after their 6-0 drubbing against Spain in the Nations League piled pressure on the team's coach.
Police officers in Berlin carry out a raid on 17 November linked to the Green Vault burglary in Dresden. Clemens Bilan-EPA

Three arrested over $1 billion German museum jewel heist

Police raided apartments across Berlin early on Tuesday and detained three people suspected of involvement in a jewel heist at a museum housing one of Europe’s greatest collections of treasures.

Germany charges government press officer with spying for Egypt

An Egyptian-born German citizen who works for the official government press office is to be formally charged with spying for Egypt, federal prosecutors said on Monday.
Mr Ganguly Soumobroto, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cars45, on Friday said the company acquired Nigeria’s largest online used cars market to upscale the business to international platform.

OLX Group explains why it acquired Cars45

Mr Ganguly Soumobroto, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cars45, on Friday said the company acquired Nigeria’s largest online used cars market to upscale the business to international platform.
Oregon State Police arrest a protester in Portland, Ore., Nov. 4, 2020, following Tuesday's election.

Protests in several US cities as presidential vote remains undecided

Protesters turned out in multiple U.S. cities Wednesday to call for a complete count of presidential election votes, while smaller pro-Trump groups rallied outside vote-counting centers in Michigan and Arizona.
German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Wednesday warned the United States was facing a “very explosive situation” and a possible systemic crisis after President Donald Trump prematurely declared election victory.

US election: Germany warns of ‘very explosive situation’

German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Wednesday warned the United States was facing a “very explosive situation” and a possible systemic crisis after President Donald Trump prematurely declared election victory.
Foreign ministers of Qatar and Australia have spoken for the first time since the controversy over the forced physical examination of female passengers at Doha airport.

Qatar renews apology over Doha airport incident

Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani spoke to his Australian counterpart Marisa Payne on Friday, weeks after the October 2 incident that saw airport staff take women off several planes to examine them to check whether they were the mother of a baby abandoned at Hamad International Airport (HIA).
World champion sprinter Christian Coleman has been banned from athletics for two years for anti-doping violations, the Athletics Integrity Unit announced on Tuesday.

World 100m champion suspended for two years

World champion sprinter Christian Coleman has been banned from athletics for two years for anti-doping violations, the Athletics Integrity Unit announced on Tuesday.

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Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

No official data of persons living with disability – minister

The Federal Government has said the country does not have an official data of persons living with disability, maintaining that the 25 million number being bandied around should be taken with a pinch of salt.
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Lagos bye-election: APC, PDP bicker over ‘vote buying’

Ahead of forthcoming Lagos East Senatorial District bye-election that will hold on December 5, both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State have engaged each other on allegations of voting buying.
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Borno holds bye-election for state assembly

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Borno said it has concluded necessary preparations to hold bye-elections for the two vacant seats in the state House of Assembly on Saturday.
Former Chairman of the Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board, Stephen Odey, has picked the Peoples Democratic Party ticket for the Cross River North Senatorial By-election scheduled for October 31, 2020.

Cross River bye-election: Court affirms Stephen Odey as PDP candidate

A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar on Thursday affirmed Dr Stephen Odey as candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Cross River North Senatorial bye election.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has described the National Water Resources Bill as another Ruga aimed at creating grazing areas for herdsmen along shorelines.

Governor Ortom: Nigeria leaders have abandoned path of truth

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Thursday said Nigeria has been plunged into several security, socio-economic challenges because those entrusted with the leadership of the country have abandoned the path of truth, equity, fairness and justice.