Reactions poured in worldwide after the news of U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump testing positive for COVID-19. The first messages of support came from the leaders of the United Kingdom, Israel, and India.
Amid growing concern over antisemitic violence on German streets and anti-Israel activism on the country's campuses, the U.S.-based policy research institute Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) has published a detailed report looking at the activities of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in Germany.
After allowing weeks of 'anti-racism' protests in line with the U.S. Black Lives Matter movement, German government is considering a ban on traditional carnival festivities. Country's "Health Minister Jens Spahn wants to cancel the carnival season for 2020-21 in light of the coronavirus pandemic," German newspaper Südwest Presse reported Tuesday.
U.S. President Donald Trump has angered many German politicians and media commentators with his decision to withdraw nearly 12,000 troops from Germany. Defense Secretary Mark Esper laid out the plan on Wednesday.
Under the proposed pull-out, close to 6,400 troops will return to the U.S. and another 5,400 redeployed within Europe.
Baden-Württemberg became the first German state to ban the burqa and other Sharia-mandated full-face coverings from its schools, local newspapers reported on Wednesday. The southern German state already forbids teaching staff to wear such garbs.
German Chancellor 'rebuffed' U.S. President Donald Trump's invitation to attend next month's G7 Summit, the German media reports. "As of today, considering the overall pandemic situation, she cannot agree to her personal participation on a trip to Washington," German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Friday.
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