BERLIN: German chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe was facing the toughest situation in its history and warned the coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the economy has not yet disappeared. "We see every day that the virus is not gone," she said in a joint press conference with European commission president Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday, adding that the pandemic was testing Europe's ability to stick together.
BERLIN: The European Union must prepare for the possibility that talks for a deal with Britain over their future relationship could fail, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday. "I will keep pushing for a good solution, but the EU and Germany too must and should prepare for the case that an agreement is not reached," Merkel told the Bundestag as Europe's biggest economy takes over the presidency of the 27-member bloc. Britain officially completed its delayed departure from the European integration project on January 31. London and Brussels now have until the end of December to strike a brand new agreement or end their half-century relationship without specific plans for how they intend to trade or coexist in other fields.
WASHINGTON: He called Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel “stupid,” told British Prime Minister Theresa May she was “weak,” and characterized his predecessors Barack Obama and George Bush as “imbeciles” and “weaklings.” But when it came to US President Donald Trump’s calls with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, they sometimes had the tone of “two guys in a steam bath,” according to Carl Bernstein, the famed Watergate journalist. In hundreds of highly classified phone calls with foreign heads of state, Trump was “so consistently unprepared for discussion of serious issues… and so abusive to leaders of America's principal allies,” that senior US officials -- including his former secretaries of state and defense, two national security advisers and his longest-serving chief of staff
WASHINGTON: Massive fiscal stimulus measures adopted by governments around the world to combat the coronavirus pandemic must be tailored to tackle climate change at the same time, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Wednesday. Speaking at a virtual summit known as the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, Georgieva joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UN Secretary Antonio Guterres in calling for focused efforts to promote a "green recovery" from the pandemic crisis. "Taking measures now to fight the climate crisis is not just a 'nice-to-have'. It is a 'must-have' if we are to leave a better world for our children,' the IMF leader told the summit. "What we do now will not only reshape our economies and societies; it will also reshape
नई दिल्ली: कोरोना वायरस (Coronavirus) महामारी रोकने के लिए दुनिया भर के देशों ने कई सख्त नियम बनाए हैं और पालन न करने वालों के लिए जुर्माने या सजा का प्रावधान भी कर रहे हैं. कोविड-19 के कारण अपने देश के 5000 से ज्यादा नागरिकों को गंवाने वाले जर्मनी ने तो मास्क न पहनने पर बड़ा जुर्माना लगा दिया है. जर्मनी उन देशों में शामिल है, जिसके कोरोना वायरस से निपटने के तरीकों की आलोचकों और विश्लेषकों दोनों ने सराहना की है. अब इस देश ने सभी के लिए मास्क अनिवार्य कर दिया है. ये भी पढ़ें: होम आइसोलेशन को लेकर स्वास्थ्य मंत्रालय ने जारी की गाइडलाइन, बेहद जरूरी है जानना हालांकि पिछले हफ्ते से ही जर्मनी ने लोगों पर लगाये गये प्रतिबंधों को