Updated: Jan 25, 2020
By George Hartley
Jewellery stolen from the Dresden jewel heist last year was allegedly discovered for sale on the dark web. Investigation firm CGI Group claim they were offered two of the stolen items online for €9m, including the most valuable item, the 49-carat ‘Dresden White’ diamond.
Merkel and Putin met in Moscow to confirm that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will start operating in the first quarter of 2021. This is despite threats of sanctions from the US government, who fear the project will turn Germany into a ‘hostage of Russia’.
Interior Minister Horst Seehofer’s plans to mandate the use of officially regulated booths for passport photographs were met with protest from photography studios. More here (English) and here (German).
Tagesschau interviewed veteran Green Party member and founder Hans-Christian Ströbele as the party celebrates its 40th anniversary.