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  • German foreign minister defends delay in sending armoured vehicles to Ukraine

    German foreign minister defends delay in sending armoured vehicles to Ukraine

    Germany’s foreign minister has insisted there is “no taboo” in Berlin over sending armoured vehicles to Ukraine, as her government defends itself against criticism that its delay in authorising the delivery of heavy weapons is undermining the west’s unified stance. Berlin has not ruled out shipping tanks to Ukraine, “even if it may sound like that in the […]

  • German report casts doubt on scale of its weapons support for Ukraine

    German report casts doubt on scale of its weapons support for Ukraine

    The office of Germany’s chancellor crossed several heavy weapons off a wishlist of military hardware it has offered to buy from its armaments industry on behalf of the Ukrainian government, according to a report in German media that casts doubt over Olaf Scholz’s claim to have agreed the procurement process with Kyiv. At a press […]

  • Leaders of Germany, Spain and Portugal urge French to vote Macron

    Leaders of Germany, Spain and Portugal urge French to vote Macron

    The leaders of Germany, Spain and Portugal have publicly backed Emmanuel Macron in Sunday’s French presidential election runoff, calling on French voters to support “freedom, democracy and a stronger Europe” – and taking a swipe at Brexit. In a highly unusual intervention in another country’s election, Olaf Scholz, Pedro Sánchez and António Costa said in an op-ed column in […]

  • Ban on Russian gas would plunge Germany into recession, warns Bundesbank

    Ban on Russian gas would plunge Germany into recession, warns Bundesbank

    An embargo on Russian gas imports triggered by a further escalation of the war in Ukraine could plunge Germany into a recession, the Bundesbank warned on Friday, but Europe’s largest economy would probably shrink less severely than during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic. An immediate EU ban on Russian gas would cost Germany the equivalent of […]

  • Madeleine McCann: German investigation could last until next year

    Madeleine McCann: German investigation could last until next year

    A German investigation into the 2007 disappearance of the British toddler Madeleine McCann could continue until next year, according to the state prosecutor in the city of Braunschweig. Officials in Faro, Portugal, said on Thursday that the convicted rapist Christian Brückner, 44, is an arguido, or “formal suspect” – the first time Portuguese authorities have officially identified […]

  • Marjorie Taylor Greene appears in court over attempt to bar her from Congress

    Marjorie Taylor Greene appears in court over attempt to bar her from Congress

    The far-right Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene appeared in court in Georgia on Friday for a hearing in an attempt to bar her from Congress for aiding the insurrection at the US Capitol on 6 January 2021. A lawyer for Greene, James Bopp, tried to portray her as a “victim” of the Capitol attack, rather than an instigator. Ron […]

  • Biden: Republicans’ Disney law shows ‘far right has taken over party’

    Biden: Republicans’ Disney law shows ‘far right has taken over party’

    For Joe Biden, the vote by Florida Republicans on Thursday to strip Disney of its self-governing powers was a step too far. “Christ, they’re going after Mickey Mouse,” the president exclaimed at a fundraiser in Oregon, in apparent disbelief that state governor Ron DeSantis’s culture wars had reached the gates of the Magic Kingdom. The move, Biden […]

  • Florida’s examples of banned topics in math books derided as ‘political theater’

    Florida’s examples of banned topics in math books derided as ‘political theater’

    Education officials in Florida have been criticized for putting “political theater” over teaching after they revealed four examples from among the 54 math textbooks they rejected last week. The state said it had refused to use the books because of “prohibited topics” including alleged references to critical race theory. On Friday, however, after pressure to explain the […]

  • Prosecutor drops all charges against Pamela Moses, jailed over voting error

    Prosecutor drops all charges against Pamela Moses, jailed over voting error

    A Memphis prosecutor has dropped all criminal charges against Pamela Moses, the Memphis woman who was sentenced to six years in prison for trying to register to vote. Moses was convicted last year and sentenced in January. She was granted a new trial in February after the Guardian published a document showing that had not been given to her […]

  • Trump accepted ‘some responsibility’ for Capitol attack, McCarthy audio reveals

    Trump accepted ‘some responsibility’ for Capitol attack, McCarthy audio reveals

    New audio clips reveal that the House Republican leader, Kevin McCarthy, held Donald Trump responsible in the immediate aftermath of the January 6 Capitol riot, and that Trump himself accepted “some responsibility” for the insurrection. The explosive clips were released by the New York Times on Thursday and Friday after an earlier report said McCarthy and the […]