German parties aim to present coalition deal next week

German parties aim to present coalition deal next week

By Michael Nienaber BERLIN (Reuters) -The three parties trying to form Germany’s next government have made progress in negotiations and aim to present a coalition agreement next week, senior party officials said on Tuesday. The centre-left Social Democrats...
Germany considers tighter COVID-19 curbs as cases soar

Germany considers tighter COVID-19 curbs as cases soar

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany should demand proof of vaccination or recent recovery from COVID-19 for all indoor leisure activities, and require vaccinated people to also present a negative test for risky environments, a regional leader said on Tuesday. Hendrik...
How Minsk became a mecca for migrants travelling as tourists

How Minsk became a mecca for migrants travelling as tourists

By Charlotte Bruneau, Joanna Plucinska and Yara Abi Nader SULAIMANIYA, Iraq/HAJNOWKA, Poland (Reuters) – When Kamaran Mohammed travelled with his wife and three children to the Belarus capital Minsk last month from their home in northern Iraq, they went as...