Coronavirus infections to rise The Munich-based virologist Ulrike Protzer also warns that a test could come out negative because an infected person returning from a trip may still be in the incubation period, and could only be tested positive after three to four days. "I can only rule out infection if I do a second test within four to five days and until then I need to self-isolate," she said in an interview with public broadcaster ARD. … [Read more...] about Is Germany ready for the second coronavirus wave?
Karim also considers peace talks with the Taliban to be inevitable, but they instill fear in her. "The entire idea of talking to people who have considered you and everyone of your same gender as unequal, who have killed your friends, who have destroyed your childhood … the entire idea of sitting and talking to them, I think, for me was very uncalled for. I had to really take long walks, talk to myself, talk to my friends, to really let go of this." … [Read more...] about After 9/11: Has Germany failed in Afghanistan?
She has also taken stock of her four missions and is grateful for the experiences, both good and bad. "Ultimately, when I see where Afghanistan is now, it wasn't worth it," says the trained nurse, who now works with severely handicapped people. Too many comrades lost their lives for this, and were wounded in body or spirit, she says. And what was it all for? "With blood and sweat we fought for places that are now back in the hands of the Taliban. I think that's really bad." … [Read more...] about Germany’s long military mission in Afghanistan
Liverpool begins its title defense with a home match against promoted Leeds in an opening round of the Premier League that does not include Manchester City and Manchester United, who have been given an extra week off. Leeds — led by Argentine coaching great Marcelo Bielsa — is back in the top division after a 16-year absence and couldn’t have a tougher first outing, with Liverpool unbeaten at Anfield in the last three seasons. City and United are likely to be two of Liverpool’s big title challengers and are getting extra rest because of their involvement in European competition late last season. Chelsea could be another contender after spending around $250 million on new signings and starts its campaign on Monday at Brighton. The season opens on Saturday lunchtime with Arsenal visiting Fulham, another of the promoted teams. … [Read more...] about MATCHDAY: Competitions begin in England, Spain, Germany
German cookbook author and vegan chef Attila Hildmann similarly suspects Gates of evil machinations. He has become one of the most outspoken critics of coronavirus lockdown measures. After being banned from Instagram for violating its community rules, he began posting content on messenger service Telegram, where he currently has over 68,000 followers. Hildmann deems Gates a Satanist and Merkel a Chinese puppet. He has also urged his followers to violently resist the lockdown if necessary. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus rallies: Germany’s growing anti-lockdown movement