In a secret action, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock travels to the Kharkiv region in eastern Ukraine, which was liberated in September. She also wants to send a signal to Moscow. "Kharkiv stands for the incredible perseverance and courage of the Ukrainians. In all parts of Ukraine, people should know that they can rely on our solidarity and support."
The Russian attack on neighboring Ukraine has led to the largest movement of refugees since World War II, according to the UN refugee agency UNHCR.
There is great joy in Kyiv. Olaf Scholz and Joe Biden have promised armored personnel carriers to Ukraine. The German government is also providing Ukraine with a Patriot air defence system.
Less than a month after the new liquefied natural gas terminal in Wilhelmshaven went into operation, the first tanker has reached the facility. This is a first for Wilhelmshaven.
First no more oil by tanker, now no more by pipeline: Germany is no longer importing the energy source from Russia because of the Ukraine war.
In Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, known as Lula, has begun his third term as president. He wants to reconcile the people and lead Brazil back onto the world stage. Germany also has high hopes for the new government in the areas of environmental protection and trade.
In Germany, more and more people are saying that the corona pandemic is over. The virologist Drosten also comes to this conclusion. However, this does not mean that the virus has disappeared.
It is less than ten months since Chancellor Scholz announced the construction of liquefied natural gas terminals in Germany in his "Zeitenwende" speech. He is now opening the first one in person.
The defense minister's Advent visit to Mali could be the last for the time being on a foreign mission of this size. The minister has a message in her luggage: If things don't go well with the Malian government, everything could end before May 2024.
After almost ten months of war, Scholz sees Putin's strategy as having failed. He promises Ukraine further support.
You won't find a Christmas market like this anywhere else: at Rammelsberg in the Harz Mountains in the district of Goslar, the third weekend of Advent was celebrated above and below ground. A sea of lights and live music in the ore mine.
Is the majority enough or not enough? Until the last moment it was unclear whether enough other countries besides Germany would vote in favour of freezing EU funds for Hungary. Now there is clarity. Things could get uncomfortable for Hungary's Prime Minister Orban.