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The number of foreigners applying for asylum in Germany was down in the first four months of 2020 against the same time frame last year, the Sunday newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported, citing statistics from the Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF).
The European Union on Saturday marked the 70th anniversary of its foundation in low-key fashion thanks to the coronavirus lockdowns still in place in much of the continent.
The number of employees of a meat-packing plant in the German town of Coesfeld that have tested positive for the novel coronavirus has risen to 180, a local official said on Saturday.
The boss of the Bundesliga says the German league must repay the trust shown by Angela Merkel’s government if football returns, as expected on May 9, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
German football clubs are hoping a return to action is on the horizon, even if it means playing in closed stadiums, after the country’s health minister and regional leaders said matches could potentially resume from May 9.
Austria will further loosen its coronavirus lockdown on May 15 by allowing restaurants and cafes to reopen and religious services to resume, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Tuesday.
A rift has opened up over the design of smartphone apps to trace people in Europe at risk of coronavirus infection, potentially hindering efforts to curb the pandemic and ease crippling travel restrictions.
Prominent Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua has again waded into the contentious issue of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, calling on world leaders to reopen the economy.
The visibly upset Torunarigha was sent off for a second yellow card during extra time in Hertha’s 3-2 extra-time defeat on Tuesday after allegedly hearing monkey chants and other racist abuse in Gelsenkirchen.
German prosecutors on Wednesday said they were investigating three people who allegedly spied for China, with media reporting that a German former EU diplomat was among the suspects.
Tributes were paid in Germany on Friday to a doctoral student and an Afghan family that had been granted asylum, after they were killed in the plane crash in Iran earlier this week.
A man suspected of pushing a 34-year-old woman in front of a moving train and killing her went on trial in the western German city of Duisburg on Thursday.
The accident happened at around 1:15 am (0015 GMT) in the South Tyrol region that borders Austria, the daily Corriere Della Sera said.
Germany and France have joined other world leaders in reaction to the killing of Iranian top military leader, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani by the US government.
The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, battling stagnant poll results and suspicions of illegal funding, is now torn by a deepening rift between its leadership and its most radical wing.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday appealed to European Union members to show solidarity to ensure the Frontex border agency has sufficient powers to be effective and help stop illegal migration, in line with European Commission plans.
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The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, says that Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, are ready for recommencement of domestic flights.
Donald Trump’s niece will release her unflattering book on the US president on July 14, her publisher announced Monday, after a judge lifted a temporary ban on publication.
Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has predicted that 2022 will be tough for Nigeria’s senior national football team because of the loaded qualifiers his team would have to negotiate to qualify for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations and the FIFA World Cup.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the confession by the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate in the September 19 Edo governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, is a vindication of the position of the APC former national chairman, that he is unfit to hold office as governor of the state.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and Road Transport Unions have adopted resolutions towards enforcing COVID-19 protocol in the post interstate transportation restriction.
Botswana has tapped into its strategic fuel reserves to alleviate shortages caused by import delays during the coronavirus crisis and also what the government has called panic-buying.
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has said expressed confidence in the ability of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, to lead the Peoples Democratic Party to victory in the September 19 governorship election in Edo State.
A group called Civil Society Coalition for Transparency, CSCT, Friday, kicked against the alleged suspension of Managing Director, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, NSITF, Bayo Somefun, and other Senior Staff of the Fund by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige.
The minister added that they all tested negative for the virus and would be subjected to mandatory repatriation protocols outlined by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 upon arrival in the country.
The Federal Capital Territory has confirmed that 74 new cases of coronavirus disease have been detected in Abuja.