Germany

Out of the Car

After living and bicycling in Germany for two years, our commentator prefers to see her car sitting in the driveway idle, not idling.

Beyond Kyoto

A meeting of the climate change protocol participants is held in Bonn to discuss greenhouse gas reductions beyond stage one of the treaty's implementation.

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Gunman opens fire in Germany; Trump names new Director of National Intelligence; and domestic workers trapped in Lebanon

At least nine people are dead in Hanau, Germany, after a gunman opened fire Wednesday night. Also, US President Donald Trump named Richard Grenell, current US ambassador to Germany, as the head of the nation's spy agencies. And as the economy teeters in Lebanon, many foreign domestic workers are literally trapped in the country without wages or passports.

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German researchers work toward 'immunity passports'; Families in limbo as refugee resettlement is suspended due to COVID-19

As confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus pass 800,000, German researchers are working to track who is immune to the virus and how that could get some people back to work. Also, refugee resettlement has been suspended due to the pandemic, leaving many in limbo. And, are international calls to lay down arms being heard? Coachella and Glastonbury are canceled, but one arts festival is embracing the opportunity to connect across the globe — via the internet.

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Coronavirus restrictions start to loosen in Europe; Oil-producing nations agree to 10% cut in output; Trump's coronavirus promises largely unfulfilled

Spain is starting to loosen some restrictions, as there are signs things are starting to improve in the fight against the novel coronavirus. Also, oil-producing nations will cut production by nearly 10%. And a month after the US declared a state of emergency, many of the president's promises to address the pandemic remain unfulfilled. And faith leaders have been confronted with many challenges to tradition in the time of the coronavirus.

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Denmark reopens schools as experts advise caution globally; IMF warns of second Great Depression; Racing to develop a drug to fight COVID-19

Denmark is sending its youngest residents back to school, as other countries contemplate how to reopen their economies. Also, the IMF warns that the global economy could lose $9 trillion in output over two years. And, learn about the history of the "miracle drug" chloroquine. Plus, MoMA security guards are ready to guide you through the museum's modern art collection.