Opinion  /  Published 28.01.22

Letters to the Editor: Covid shadow on Beijing Winter Olympics

Safety first Sir — Public safety must be paramount. Less than two weeks before the Winter Olympics are scheduled to begin in Beijing, China has seen an uptick in confirmed Covid-19 infections, ...
By The Telegraph

World  /  Published 27.01.22

Germany wavers

The US and its Nato allies are moving to bulk up their military commitments in the Baltics and eastern Europe as the standoff with Russia over Ukraine deepens. Denmark is sending fighter jets to Lithu...
By Katrin Bennhold

Opinion  /  Published 26.01.22

Britain’s identity war

“Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hitler/... If you think old England’s done...” — the lyrics of a popular war-time ditty encapsulate the tensions around European identity a...
By Ravi Shankar Jayaram

World  /  Published 23.01.22

China: German Navy chief quits

Germany’s naval chief has resigned after he stirred controversy by warning that China was not a “nice country” and saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin was looking for and &l...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

World  /  Published 22.01.22

80 years ago, Nazis planned ‘final solution’

On January 20, 1942, 15 high-ranking officials of the Nazi bureaucracy met in a villa on Lake Wannsee on the western edge of Berlin. Nibbles were served and washed down with cognac. There was only one...
By Katrin Bennhold in Berlin


World  /  Published 14.01.22

Syrian ex-officer found guilty of war crimes

A court in Germany found a former Syrian security officer guilty on Thursday of crimes against humanity and sentenced him to life in prison. He is the highest-ranking Syrian official to be held accoun...
By Ben Hubbard

Opinion  /  Published 12.12.21

Germany’s new eastern questions

The Lufthansa stewardess on the flight from London to Munich handed me a very small yellow-wrapped bar of chocolate, the usual ration. When she saw that I was working my way through a long German docu...
By Timothy Garton Ash

World  /  Published 09.12.21

Scholz sworn in as German chancellor

Social Democrat Olaf Scholz was sworn in as German chancellor on Wednesday, ending Angela Merkel’s 16 years of conservative rule and paving the way for his coalition government that has promised...
By Reuters

World  /  Published 03.12.21

Limited access for unjabbed

Germany decided on Thursday to bar the unvaccinated from all but the most essential business as the world scrambled to curb the omicron variant of the coronavirus. The US reported its first case of c...
By Reuters in Berlin/Washington

Opinion  /  Published 02.12.21

When the horde is at the gate

The mounting majoritarianism visible in politics is a characteristic feature of the times we live in. This force, manifest in riots, pogroms and lynching, preserves itself through narrow, intolerant g...
By Jyoti Dalal


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