The new lockdowns in Guetersloh and neighbouring Warendorf in western Germany came after a coronavirus outbreak at a slaughterhouse that has infected more than 1,500 workers.
Professional football resumed in Germany after a two-month break with four games in the second division taking place behind closed doors, and South Korea midfielder Lee Jae-sung scored the first goal in the division.
While the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions are the hardest hit by the virus, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that young people were also vulnerable.
Activists in an affluent German region have been fighting misinformation propagated by national far-right groups to help voters make an informed decision in the ongoing European Union elections.
Pro-independence Catalan leaders that flout the law are turning the question of independence into a counterproductive binary of good versus evil.
"Wherever it is necessary": New Christian Democratic Union chairman Annegret Kramp Karrenbauer signals break with Chancellor Angela Merkel over the future direction of the of the party.
Pay negotiations between Deutsche Bahn and the EVG railworkers' union, demanding a 7.5-percent salary rise for 160,000 employees, ended without agreement on Saturday, and new talks are expected to take place later today.
There are twelve applicants for Angela Merkel's job. The CDU will now organise an internal election to determine who will lead Germany's conservative political wing for the years to come.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative sister party, the Christian Social Union, which lost its majority in the Bavarian state parliament in Sunday's election, promises to back political stability in Berlin.
The governing CSU lost its absolute majority in Bavaria where the Greens came out the big winner. Support for Merkel's federal junior coalition partner SPD was halved, with the vote being seen as a vote against Merkel's grand coalition.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is attempting to end a migration, refugee and asylum row with her conservative allies by holding more talks with Interior Minister Horst Seehofer who has offered to resign.
The lack of clarity from the Bavarian camp over Horst Seehofer's resignation raises questions about the future of Merkel's governing coalition between the CDU-CSU alliance and the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD).
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