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Germany has offered Joe Biden a "Marshall Plan for democracy" in the wake of the U.S. Capitol riot. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Friday called on the incoming Democratic administration to join the European Union in backing a "wide-reaching pro-democracy initiative" to counter the "enemies of liberal democracy."

The German government has estimated the financial cost of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic at around €1.3 trillion, or $1.6 trillion, for the year 2020, the country's media report. The news comes as German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is incurring huge debts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and fund economic recovery.

Amid growing concern over antisemitic violence on German streets and anti-Israel activism on the country's campuses, the U.S.-based policy research institute Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) has published a detailed report looking at the activities of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in Germany. 

German Chancellor 'rebuffed' U.S. President Donald Trump's invitation to attend next month's G7 Summit, the German media reports. "As of today, considering the overall pandemic situation, she cannot agree to her personal participation on a trip to Washington," German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Friday.

If you believe a new survey, Germans are turning to China in the wake of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. Younger Germans now prefer China over the United States as an ally, the poll conducted by Kantar Public pollsters for Germany's Koerber Foundation found.

European governments are moving towards the easing of Wuhan coronavirus lockdowns, media reports suggest. Many European countries, including Germany, France, Spain, and Italy, have begun working on their respective "exit plans" to restore normalcy as the spread of coronavirus in their countries slows down.