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German economy shrank 5% in pandemic year 2020

German economy shrank 5% in pandemic year 2020

World
The German economy shrank by 5% in the pandemic year 2020ByThe Associated PressJanuary 14, 2021, 9:49 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleFRANKFURT, Germany -- The German economy shrank by 5% in the pandemic year 2020, bringing to an end a decade of growth as lockdowns wiped out much business and consumer activity.The pandemic downturn was smaller than that experienced during 2009, when the economy shrank by 5.7%The state statistics office Destatis said Thursday that only the construction sector showed an upturn as industry and services saw deep declines. Agriculture, financial services, real estate and information and communication suffered smaller declines.Industry fell 9.7% while services including cultural and sporting events, which have suffered widespread
German Entomological Institute names Danish mayfly Insect of the Year

German Entomological Institute names Danish mayfly Insect of the Year

Science
Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The Danish mayfly has been named 2021's Insect of the Year. A board of trustees established by the German Entomological Institute has named an Insect of the Year every year since 1999, with the aim of honoring an insect species that deserves greater fame for its rarity, its ecological value, aesthetic value -- or even its "ordinariness." Advertisement "The Insect of the Year is intended to bring an exemplary species (and insects in general) closer to people," said an announcement from the institute. According to the institute, the Danish mayfly is distinguished by its life cycle: while mayflies famously live just a few days once they reach maturity, their larvae take one to three years to fully develop. During that time, they repeatedly shed their skin and develop visible...
Jurgen Klopp out? Liverpool fan quizzed on possible sacking as he rants about German boss taking Reds BACKWARDS

Jurgen Klopp out? Liverpool fan quizzed on possible sacking as he rants about German boss taking Reds BACKWARDS

Sports
One frustrated Liverpool fan sensationally claimed Jurgen Klopp has progressed the club as far as he can – with the German now taking the Reds backwards! The Merseysiders are hurting at the moment with a number of key players missing through injury, including three of their usual back four. Getty Images - Getty Jurgen Klopp has been Liverpool manager since 2015 – do fans think his time is nearing an end? Liverpool were beaten 2-0 by Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday evening as they dropped their points of the group stage. It was just their second defeat all season, with the other being a 7-2 drubbing by Aston Villa, but one fan called into talkSPORT last night to voice his gripes. David the Liverpool fan told the Sports Bar: “I think we h
The Latest: German area goes into de-facto virus lockdown

The Latest: German area goes into de-facto virus lockdown

Health
BERLIN — A second German district has gone into a de-facto lockdown as new coronavirus infections surge in the country and across Europe.The restrictions in Bavaria’s Rottal-Inn county, on the border with Austria, began Tuesday, news agency dpa reported. Rottal-Inn follows Berchtesgaden, another Bavarian county in Germany’s southeastern corner, which introduced similar restrictions last week.Schools and kindergartens will be closed and events canceled, and people told not to leave their homes without good reason.Rottal-Inn has recorded well over 200 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants over the past seven days. In Germany, measures are required once new infections top the 50 per 100,000 mark.On Tuesday, the country’s national disease control center reported 11,409 new infections. Another
German, Czech, Italian virus records deepen Europe worries

German, Czech, Italian virus records deepen Europe worries

Health
BERLIN -- Record daily infection figures in Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy and elsewhere added to fears on Thursday that Europe is running out of chances to control its latest coronavirus outbreak. France has set a 9 p.m. curfew for many of its biggest cities as governments across the continent take increasingly tough action.New infections have surged across Europe over recent weeks as the fall kicks in, prompting authorities in many places to start reimposing restrictions that were relaxed over the summer. The Czech Republic, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, France and Britain are among the countries causing particular concern.While Germany, the European Union's most populous nation, is still in comparatively good shape, alarm bells have started ringing there too. On Thursday, the cou...