28 October 2021
Irish man arrested in Germany with cache of guns and samurai swords seized before 'possible attack'
The death toll in Germany's flood-affected district of Ahrweiler has risen to 122, less than a week after the area was hit by devastating levels of rainwater. The number of people reported injured rose to 763, a police spokesman said. 155 people are still missing, @dpa reports
While doing live shots here in Ahrweiler an engineer stop by to survey the bridge. Asked if there was any possibility of salvaging it or making it passable at least temporarily, he just shook his head before moving on to the next one
3 month ago
Eight people were injured in a fire in a shared accommodation in Arnstadt on Monday morning. The building has been evacuated. The police suspect arson. One suspect was arrested
3 month ago
The German government on Monday pledged to improve the country's under-fire warning systems as emergency services continued to search for victims of the worst flooding in living memory, with at least 165 people confirmed dead
Europe: The death toll from floods in Europe has risen to 183, including 156 in Germany
On the flood in Hallein Austria: the small Kotbach (marked in red) triggered the flood through the town. It is largely overturned by the old town. The body of water directs water from the plateau west of the city 300-400 meters down steeply down to the Salzach3 month ago
On the flood in Hallein Austria: the small Kotbach (marked in red) triggered the flood through the town. It is largely overturned by the old town. The body of water directs water from the plateau west of the city 300-400 meters down steeply down to the Salzach
At least 135 people died in the floods in the western part of Germany. It is worst in Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia
Authorities in Germany's Rhineland-Palatinate say that 50 people have died in devastating floods in the western state, bringing the national death toll to at least 81, with dozens more missing
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Another disaster zone was the area of Erftstadt-Blessem, near Cologne, where large landslides swept away houses and cars. In Belgium, the death toll rose to 15 at the latest count, @BelgaNewsAgency reported, after more bodies were found overnight in the southern Wallonia region
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German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said he was "stunned" by the devastation caused by the flooding and pledged support to the families of those killed and to cities and towns facing significant damage
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German Ministry of Defense has triggered a military disaster alert. Around 850 soldiers of the Bundeswehr are already deployed. Death toll now at least 103
Flood operation in Rhineland-Palatinate - reinforcement is coming. The Bundeswehr sends more soldiers to support. Panzergrenadierbataillon371 Heer from Marienberg is now on the way towards Ahrweiler to relieve the rescue forces there3 month ago
Flood operation in Rhineland-Palatinate - reinforcement is coming. The Bundeswehr sends more soldiers to support. Panzergrenadierbataillon371 Heer from Marienberg is now on the way towards Ahrweiler to relieve the rescue forces there
Pictures of a catastrophe - impressions from Erftstadt3 month ago
Pictures of a catastrophe - impressions from Erftstadt
In Erftstadt-Blessem, houses have been massively submerged and some have collapsed. Several people are missing. Emergency calls come from the houses, but rescue is often not possible. Disaster control is on site. Photos: Rhein-Erft-Kreis3 month ago
In Erftstadt-Blessem, houses have been massively submerged and some have collapsed. Several people are missing. Emergency calls come from the houses, but rescue is often not possible. Disaster control is on site. Photos: Rhein-Erft-Kreis
Flooding in Maastricht
Images of the flooding in parts of Germany This is Ahrweiler in Rhineland Palatinate (video via @NicosPanoptikum)
Chancellor Merkel to the people in the disaster areas: "My thoughts are with you. You can trust that all the forces in our state will do everything in their power to save lives, ward off dangers and alleviate hardship, even under the most difficult of conditions
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Merkel 'shocked' by deadly German flooding: spokesman
Six houses collapsed in the Eifel after severe storms. The town of Schuld in the Ahrweiler district is particularly affected: Up to 70 people are still missing there. At least nine people died in Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia, including two firefighters.3 month ago
Six houses collapsed in the Eifel after severe storms. The town of Schuld in the Ahrweiler district is particularly affected: Up to 70 people are still missing there. At least nine people died in Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia, including two firefighters.
Big victory for Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia against Germany & the European Commission today with the European Court of Justice ruling that the Opal pipeline must comply with the EU's energy rules & that no exemption can be granted Nordstream1
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In the German Eifel town of Schuld bei Adenau, six houses collapsed on Thursday night after continuous rain and flooding
3 month ago
SkyNews: 30 people are missing after heavy rains that caused the collapse of 6 houses in western Germany. Another 25 houses may collapse
3 month ago
The district of Ahrweiler in Rhineland-Palatinate is particularly affected by the severe storms. Four people were killed there. Six houses collapsed in the village of Schuld and several people are missing.
The White House says Biden and Merkel "will participate in a bilateral meeting, an expanded bilateral meeting, and a joint press conference" tomorrow at the White House
Multiple employees of Crytek, based in Frankfurt, are afraid, that if their company is sold to China, their software will be used for military purpose by the PLA or China will use its ownership of the company to spy on western militaries and arms manufacturers, using CryEngine
3 month ago
German Chancellor: There is no need to impose mandatory vaccination against the Coronavirus
3 month ago
Germany is in touch with the European Commission over a Reuters report that China's BGI Genomics is passing worldwide personal DNA data collected from prenatal tests to Chinese authorities
President Zelensky at meeting with Chancellor Merkel: in fact there was no Russian troops withdrawal from the border of Ukraine3 month ago
President Zelensky at meeting with Chancellor Merkel: in fact there was no Russian troops withdrawal from the border of Ukraine
3 month ago
Zelensky meets Merkel. Merkel promised to provide Ukraine with 1.5M covid19 vaccines
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