Documentary on Marawi wins ‘Golden Hercules Award’ in Germany’s Kasseler Dokfest

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 November) –  A documentary film on the Marawi Siege and its aftermath won the Golden Hercules Award, one of the top prizes of this year’s Kasseler Dokfest in Germany. ‘A House in Pieces’ made by Mindanawon filmmaker Jean Claire Dy and German national Manuel Domes, was chosen winner, because according […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsNov 22nd, 2020Related News

2 promising vaccines against COVID-19

  OF ten COVID-19 candidate vaccines in their final human trials, two reported highly promising initial results of their final Phase 3 human trials early this month. American drugmaker Pfizer, in partnership with Germany’s BioNTech, announced on November 9 that tests showed that its vaccine was more than 90 percent effective in tests involving 43,000 […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsNov 20th, 2020Related News

Germany marks 75th year of Nuremberg trials

Germany marks on Friday the 75th anniversary of the start of the Nuremberg trials, the watershed series of military tribunals intended to bring senior Nazi officials to justice......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsNov 20th, 2020Related News

December vaccine rollout possible, BioNTech CEO tells AFP

BREAKTHROUGH Pfizer and German partner BioNTech SE estimate they can roll out up to 50 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine this year, enough to protect 25 million people, and then produce up to 1.3 billion doses in 2021. —REUTERS Frankfurt, Germany — BioNTech co-founder Ugur Sahin on Thursday said the frontrunner COVID-19 vaccine his […].....»»

Source: Balita BalitaCategory: NewsNov 20th, 2020Related News

Live COVID-19 updates: Germany reports 10,824 more cases

BEIJING, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - BERLIN -- Germany's COVID-19 infections rose by 10,824 within one.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsNov 16th, 2020Related News

Prince Charles champions post-Brexit ties on German visit

Britain's Prince Charles on Sunday said bonds between his country and Germany would "remain strong" as he visited Berlin against a backdrop of increasingly tense Brexit talks......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsNov 16th, 2020Related News

Fed& rsquo;s Powell says too soon to determine cure impact

Frankfurt, Germany—Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell said Thursday that it is “too soon to assess” the potential impact of a coronavirus vaccine on the economy in 2021, despite recent announcements that have stoked hopes......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceNov 13th, 2020Related News


The vaccine developed by a husband-and-wife pair of scientists in Germany through their company, BioNTech, was announced Nov. 9 by their partner, Pfizer, as more than 90-percent effective. This is great news. BioNTech has a so-called messenger RNA technology that is useful in rapidly producing a COVID-19 vaccine......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsNov 13th, 2020Related News

Germany sees signs of virus curve flattening

Germany is seeing tentative signs that a surge in coronavirus infections may be easing, officials said Thursday, giving credit to anti-transmission measures that they warned would have to be maintained through winter and beyond. “The curve is flattening,” said Lothar Wieler, who heads the country’s disease control agency RKI. Falling daily new infection figures show […] The post Germany sees signs of virus curve flattening appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 12th, 2020Related News

Malagos chocolate showcases PH cacao excellence

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said the recent victory of Malagos Chocolate at the World Drinking Chocolate Competition 2020 in Hannover, Germany showcases the excellence of Philippine cacao. The results were announced last 25 October during the virtual Schokoladen Gourmet Festival. Malagos Chocolate claimed four gold awards, especially the top prize in the […] The post Malagos chocolate showcases PH cacao excellence appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: EditorialNov 10th, 2020Related News

What do you know about World Freedom Day?

Today is “World Freedom Day”. Be sure to remember at least four facts about it. Every 9th of November is marked as “World Freedom Day”. It commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 when the East German government announced that its citizens could already visit West Berlin and West Germany. Moreover; the date […] The post What do you know about World Freedom Day? appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 9th, 2020Related News

Nuremberg preserves Nazi past, stone by stone

When Nazi ruins begin to crumble, is it better for Germany to rip them down or restore them?.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsNov 9th, 2020Related News

Congratulations flood in for Biden’s ‘historic’ win

Congratulations poured in for US president-elect Joe Biden from around the world, with Washington’s allies, particularly in Europe, seeing his win as a chance at a fresh start after the antagonistic years under Donald Trump. From the EU to the UAE president-elect Joe Biden has received congratulations from around the world (AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN) As crowds rushed into the streets of Washington and other cities in exuberant celebration after US networks declared Biden the winner, here are some reactions from across the globe:  – Germany – “Congratulations!” said Chancellor Angela Merkel. “I wish luck and success from the bottom of my heart. “Our transatlantic friendship is irreplaceable if we want to overcome the great challenges of our times,” she said in a tweet issued by a government spokesman. – France – French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted: “The Americans have chosen their President. Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris! We have a lot to do to overcome today’s challenges. Let’s work together!”  – Britain – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulated Biden “on his election as President of the United States and Kamala Harris on her historic achievement. “The US is our most important ally and I look forward to working closely together on our shared priorities, from climate change to trade and security.” – European Union – In a joint statement, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel, president of the European Council, which represents the leaders of EU member states, said: “We take note of the latest development in the electoral process.  “On this basis the EU congratulates President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on reaching enough Electoral Votes.”  – NATO – NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg described Biden as a “strong supporter of our Alliance”. Stoltenberg, who often had to adapt to President Donald Trump making unexpected announcements about US troop drawdowns from NATO deployments, said in a tweet he looked forward to working with Biden. “A strong NATO is good for both North America and Europe,” he said.  – Canada – Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said: “I look forward to working with President-elect Biden, Vice President-elect Harris, their administration, and the United States Congress as we tackle the world’s greatest challenges together.” – Barack Obama – Former US president Barack Obama hailed Biden’s win as “historic and decisive” and appealed to Americans to overcome bitter divides and “find some common ground.” “Once every vote is counted, President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris will have won a historic and decisive victory,” Obama, Donald Trump’s White House predecessor, said in a statement. – Ireland – The republic’s prime minister Micheal Martin was one of the first to take to Twitter, tweeting: “I want to congratulate the new President Elect of the USA @JoeBiden. Joe Biden has been a true friend of this nation throughout his life and I look forward to working with him in the years ahead. I also look forward to welcoming him back home when the circumstances allow!”  – Greece – Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweeted: “Congratulations to US President-Elect @JoeBiden. Joe Biden has been a true friend of Greece and I’m certain that under his presidency the relationship between our countries will grow even stronger.” – Italy –  Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte tweeted: “Congratulations to the American people and institutions for an outstanding turnout of democratic vitality. We are ready to work with the President-elect @JoeBiden to make the transatlantic relationship stronger. The US can count on Italy as a solid Ally and a strategic partner.” – Spain – Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tweeted: “The American people have chosen the 46th President of the United States. Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. We wish you good luck and all the best. We are looking forward to cooperating with you to tackle the challenges ahead of us.” – India – “Congratulations @JoeBiden on your spectacular victory!” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted. In a separate tweet to Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris, whose mother was Indian, Modi wrote: “Your success is pathbreaking, and a matter of immense pride not just for your chittis, but also for all Indian-Americans.” “Chitti” is a Tamil term of endearment for the younger sisters of one’s mother, which Harris used in her acceptance of the Democratic nomination for vice president. She is the first woman of color elected to the US vice presidency. – Nigeria – In his congratulations, President Muhammadu Buhari, leader of Africa’s most populous nation, called for “greater engagement” with the continent. He said he looked forward to “enhanced cooperation between Nigeria and the United States, especially at economic, diplomatic and political levels, including especially on the war against terrorism”. – Ukraine – President Volodymyr Zelensky tweeted in English: “Congratulations to Joe Biden, Kamala Harris! Ukraine is optimistic about the future of the strategic partnership with the United States. Ukraine and the USA have always collaborated on security, trade, investment, democracy, fight against corruption. Our friendship becomes only stronger!”  – South Africa – President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Twitter his government looked forward to “working with you and deepening our bonds of friendship and cooperation”. – Iraq – President Barham Saleh extended “warmest congratulations” to Biden, describing him as “a friend and trusted partner in the cause of building a better Iraq. We look forward to working to achieve our common goals and strengthening peace and stability in the entire Middle East”. – Egypt – President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Egypt, the most populous Arab country, looked forward to “strengthening strategic bilateral ties between Egypt and the US in the interest of both countries and peoples”. – UAE –  “Congratulations to @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris on winning the US elections. Our sincere wishes for further development and prosperity for the American people. The UAE and USA are friends and allies with a strong historic partnership that we look forward to strengthening together,” tweeted Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan......»»

Source: NewsNov 8th, 2020Related News

Bayer registered 2.7-billion euro loss in 3rd quarter on legal problems

Frankfurt am Main, Germany—German pharmaceuticals and chemicals giant Bayer on Tuesday posted another huge loss in its third quarter as it struggles to manage legal issues surrounding its glyphosate weed killer linked by plaintiffs to cancer cases......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceNov 3rd, 2020Related News

German musicians hold silent protest over lockdowns

Some of Germany's top orchestras, including Berlin's prestigious Staatskapelle and the Munich Philharmonic, staged protests on Monday, warning that coronavirus lockdowns pose an existential threat to the arts and entertainment industries......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesNov 3rd, 2020Related News

Berlin& rsquo;s new airport welcomes flights after nine years of delay

Berlin, Germany—Berlin’s new international airport officially opened on Saturday nine years late, massively over-budget and in the middle of a virus-induced air transport crisis......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceNov 2nd, 2020Related News

A second wave?

Just as the world is getting accustomed to living with COVID-19 after almost seven months under various levels of lockdown, we read reports that a second wave of infections is gripping a number of countries particularly in Europe. The exponential rise in infections in the UK, Germany, France, Spain and smaller countries like Belgium – all of whom had somehow eased restrictions to allow more travel and interactions during the summer months -- has alarmed governments they are now poised to declare a return to more restrictive measures......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsNov 1st, 2020Related News

Davao chocolate hakot ginto sa Germany

Wagi ng apat na ginto at isang 1 bronze ang Malagos Chocolate mula sa Davao, sa katatapos lang na World Dringking Chocolate Competition ng International Chocolate Awards (ICA) na ginanap sa Schokoladen Gourmet Festival sa Hannover, Germany. The post Davao chocolate hakot ginto sa Germany first appeared on Abante......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsOct 31st, 2020Related News

France, Germany head towards lockdown as virus surges in Europe

France and Germany moved Thursday toward shutting down sectors of their economies as part of accelerating efforts worldwide to check a resurgent coronavirus and still limit the financial fallout. Hundreds of thousands of new infections took the known global caseload past 44.5 million with nearly 1.2 million deaths, as the disease continues its deadly spread […] The post France, Germany head towards lockdown as virus surges in Europe appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsOct 30th, 2020Related News

Europe lockdown

The exponential rise in COVID-19 infections in Europe and the US has alarmed global businessmen and market investors. Ensuing lockdowns to contain the virus spread, especially in France and Germany, will mean a stalled re-opening of economies in the continent and that the road to recovery is nowhere near......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsOct 30th, 2020Related News