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German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel waves after delivering her speech at a CDU party congress in Hamburg, northern Germany on December 7, 2018. Photo: Odd Andersen / AFP
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Germany faces up to unpredictable post-Merkel era

A sea change in German politics began this week with two leading parties announcing their candidates to succeed Angela Merkel at September's elections, when the veteran chancellor will bow out
Based on the most recent data, someone getting the AstraZeneca vaccine stands a 1-in-153,000 chance of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST). Photo: Martin Bureau / AFP
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AstraZeneca vaccine: what we know and what we don’t

A European Medicines Agency recommendation that a type of blood clot should be listed as a "very rare side effect" of the AstraZeneca jab stopped just short of saying there is a causal link with the vaccine
A nurse takes care of a Covid-19 patient in the intensive care unit of the Centre Hospitalier Privé de l'Europe in Port-Marly, France, on March 25, 2021. Photo: Martin Bureau / AFP
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Pandemic upsurge hits Europe recovery hopes

An upsurge in new coronavirus cases is forcing governments across Europe into new, damaging lockdowns that threaten to delay a much hoped-for return to growth, economists say
ARCHIV - Deutsche Polizeibeamte blockieren den Grenzübergang Moldau/ Neurehefeld im Erzgebirge mit einem Einsatzfahrzeug, nachdem die Einreise-Kontrollen aufgrund der Coronavirus-Situation verschärft worden waren. Deutschland gerät wegen der verschärften Einreiseregeln für Tschechien, die Slowakei und Tirol immer stärker unter Druck. Foto: Ondøej Hájek/CTK/dpa
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Germany extends pandemic border restrictions

Border restrictions banning the vast majority of people from entering from the Czech Republic and the Austrian state of Tyrol are to now remain in place until March 3.
15.02.2021, Bavaria, Kiefersfelden: Federal police officers check the documents of car drivers coming from Austria on the A93 freeway near Kiefersfelden in the direction of Germany. Germany's tightened entry rules at the border with the Austrian state of Tyrol to protect against dangerous variants of the coronavirus went into effect Sunday night. Photo: Matthias Balk/dpa +++ dpa-photo-radio +++
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German entry bans cause ripple effects in Europe as hauliers tested

Germany introduces Covid-19 border entry restrictions, which have several consequences for the neighbouring countries and the European Union.
A healthcare worker wishes farewell to a patient at the Portimao Arena sports pavilion converted in a field hospital for Covid-19 patients at Portimao, in the Algarve region, on February 9, 2021. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP)
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Europe plays safe with virus curbs, fearing new variants

While some European countries are seeing virus cases fall, most are keeping national curbs in place, fearing new more infectious variants could cause infections to soar
European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell attends a press conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) after their meeting. The European Union's highest-ranking diplomat Josep Borrell has repeated the bloc's call for Russia to release anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny.
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EU still smarting over expulsion of diplomats seen at Navalny demo

The tension grows between Russia and the European Union as Russia expells three EU diplomats - from Germany, Poland and Sweden - for their alleged participation in rallies supporting jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.
People attend a 2020 protest against the decriminalization of euthanasia in front of the Portuguese Parliament in Lisbon on February 20, 2020. Photo: Patricia De Melo Moreira / AFP
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Euthanasia: Where it’s legal in Europe

Where is euthanasia legal in Europe? Portugal's parliament has passed a law allowing medically assisted dying, putting it on course to become the fourth country in Europe to legalise the practice