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PHOTO: Tallink ship Romantika carries Baltic residents from Germany

472 passengers and 152 vehicles are carried to Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia on board Tallink ship Romantika from Germany.

Germany calls on EU members to accept refugee children from Greek camps

The German government has expressed willingness and urged other EU member states to accept vulnerable refugee children from camps in Greece, according to German public broadcaster DW.

Brussels: Greece is EU’s shield during increased migration from Turkey

The Greek-Turkish border, where borderguards are facing many attempts to cross the border illegally, has been visited by EUs top officials, who pledged financial and practical aid to Greece, British public broadcaster BBC reports.

After Germany carnival attack, number of hurt people increases

German police, which investigates the incident of a car being driven into a crowd of people during a carnival, has stated that 52 people have been hurt in the incident. 35 of them are still being treated in hospital British public broadcaster BBC reports.

Latvian minister outlines Germany as an important strategic partner

Germany is a strategically important economic partner for Latvia, said Latvian Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs during his meeting with Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Peter Altmaier on Friday, 21 February.

Germany hit by tragic shootings in bars; suspect found lifeless

In Germany, eight people have been killed and five injured in two shootings in the city of Hanau. Police have found the suspect dead at his residential address, DW reports.

Coronavirus infections in China exceed 40 000 people

Over 40 000 people have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus in China, while the death toll from the virus has exceeded 908, according to Deutsche Welle. Many people who contract it have only small symptoms and get it cured.

Coronavirus spread outside China prompts international health emergency by WHO

The World Health Organisation has declared a public health emergency of international concern over the spread of the new coronavirus outside the borders of the country of its origin, China, according to German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

German zoo hit by tragic fire, police points to New Year paper lanterns

A German zoo has been hit by a tragic fire, which has destroyed a primate house taking the lives of over 30 animals. Police have pointed to flying New Year paper lanterns as a possible cause. The Chinese miniature hot air balloons have been banned in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

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