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EXPLAINED: What you should know about Germany

EXPLAINED: What you should know about Germany's stricter lockdown measures

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany's 16 state leaders have decided to tighten and extend measures over fears of the new Covid variants spreading.

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Germany is a nation of dog lovers. Indeed, a stroll through the streets of any major German city will reveal not only plenty of dogs walking their owners, but entire stores devoted to their needs.

Germany not ruling out border checks over Covid-19 variants

Germany not ruling out border checks over Covid-19 variants

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday urged EU nations to agree measures to halt new variants of coronavirus, warning that border checks may have to be installed otherwise.

Germany extends and tightens partial lockdown until mid-February

Germany extends and tightens partial lockdown until mid-February

Germany extended and toughened a partial lockdown until February 14th, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday.

How the pandemic is bringing German bureaucracy out of the 1980s

How the pandemic is bringing German bureaucracy out of the 1980s

Signs are emerging that the coronavirus pandemic is finally dragging Germany's notoriously sluggish administrative processes into the 21st century -- albeit one very small step at a time.

LATEST: The charts and maps that explain the state of the pandemic in Germany

LATEST: The charts and maps that explain the state of the pandemic in Germany

The number of new infections in Germany is falling slightly, but deaths remain at a high level. We look at what's going on.

'We have finances well under control': Germany takes on less debt than expected in 2020

Germany took on record new debt in 2020 to shield the economy from the coronavirus pandemic, but less than expected, official data showed Tuesday.