Florence Jenkins



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Biden urges state officials to vaccinate against Corona

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Faced with a new wave of coronavirus and a faltering vaccination rate, the U.S. government is urging several million...

It's up to us how the Corona autumn will be

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The Corona pandemic was never just about keeping the virus down. Of course, in the end, all the questions revolved around...

Misinformation on Facebook slow down vaccination readiness

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In the debate about how to deal with persistent vaccination refusers, the role of social networks such as Facebook,...

Biontech wants to develop mRNA-based malaria vaccine

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Mainz-based pharmaceutical company Biontech plans to develop the world's first malaria vaccine based on mRNA technology....

Violent thunderstorm moves over Berlin

The German Weather Service (DWD) has warned of extreme thunderstorms in Berlin and Brandenburg for early Sunday evening....

Save the domestic flights

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Does that really still have to be the case? Flying through Germany by plane, when the train is often so much faster? Can't...

Pharmacies will not issue digital Corona vaccination cards

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In the middle of the vacation season, when travel is tricky enough because of the Corona crisis, German pharmacists will...

Tesla wants to open its charging stations to everyone

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is always good for a surprise. Now, in response to a request from an interested party, he has written...

Vaccination day without appointment in Munich

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There are days in Riem when 9,000 injections are administered in one day. These are figures that really push the medical...

How secure are BVG, water utilities and the airport from hacker attacks?

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Every year, the IT Service Center (ITDZ) registers seven million cyber attacks on the network of the Berlin...

Greece bars unvaccinated from restaurants

Unvaccinated holidaymakers could soon find Greek wine stuck in their throats. That's because the increasing incidence in...

Virologists assume further corona variants

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Experts believe that the coronavirus will mutate several more times. However, the president of the Society for Virology,...

Federal President Steinmeier: Get vaccinated! Let's not let up!

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German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has urged citizens in Germany to get vaccinated against Corona. "Every day, with...

Germany needs much more electricity

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Germany will probably consume around ten percent more electricity in 2030 than previously assumed - according to German...

More than 53 degrees measured in Death Valley in California

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People in the western United States must continue to prepare for extreme heat and wildfires at the beginning of the week....

Cars get stuck on flooded freeway in Ruhr area

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Thunderstorms flooded basements and streets in several regions of Germany on Thursday. Parts of North Rhine-Westphalia,...

Corona in Germany: certain measures relief only for vaccinated people?

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Major events could be possible again in Germany as early as August. A corresponding draft was discussed by the heads of...

Delta: The dangerous variant can be recognized by these symptoms

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The Corona pandemic currently allows Germany to breathe a little easier. The incidences continue to decrease and...

Schools get too few air filters for safe teaching

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Despite the spread of the Delta variant, Germany's schools will start classes after the summer vacations with too few air...

High vaccination rate saves Great Britain from the worst

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Suddenly, at the beginning of June, the curve began to reverse - again. The line mapping how many people in the UK tested...

Home office obligation ends in Berlin

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For many Berliners, their own four walls have become the center of their work over the past year. Instead of working in...

Storms cause chaos in many regions of Germany

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Once again, heavy storms and heavy rain caused chaos in parts of Germany. Especially in the south and west of the country,...

E-Commerce : cheap purchases from China is over

On July 1, the biggest EU-wide VAT reform since the creation of the Single Market in 1993 comes into force. The reform...

Corona incidence drops to 5.4 - but delta looms

Health authorities in Germany have reported 404 new Corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day....

The brown dog tick opens up habitats in Germany

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Temperatures around 25 degrees Celsius, dry and preferably a dog in the household. If the brown dog tick had to post a...

Open letter against Seehofer's cybersecurity strategy

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The accusation is a serious one: Horst Seehofer's cabinet is demonstrating poor governance with its plan to adopt the...

Climate change threatens the Arctic ozone layer

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Climate change is not only causing increasing warming of the Earth, it is also evidently causing increased depletion of...

End of mini-jobs brings better jobs

450-euro jobs proved to be a trap during the Corona crisis. While few normal jobs were lost, 900,000 of the mini-jobs that...

Spread of the delta variant: Lisbon will be cordoned off at the weekend

Portugal has imposed new restrictions on the capital, Lisbon, at short notice due to rising corona infection numbers....

Global Hacker Attacks : A new cyberwar threatens the West

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Not long ago, everyone was talking about cyberattacks by intelligence agencies. Russian hackers drilled into the...

CDU wants to ease the tax burden on businesses

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In the days when the CDU/CSU is fine-tuning its election program, business representatives are closely following every...

CSU politician Dobrindt open to ending mandatory masks outdoors

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In the flared-up discussion about an end to mandatory masking, CSU state group leader Alexander Dobrindt has urged...

Unusual migration of elephants through China

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No one knows exactly what startled the elephant herd so much that it left the Mengyang Nature Reserve in Southern China...

U.S. health agency orders disposal of millions of vaccine doses

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is ordering the discard of millions of Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses...

Berlin schools start face-to-face classes on Wednesday

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Starting Wednesday, Berlin's students will return to full face-to-face classes. This was the Berlin Senate's reaction last...

German U21 wins European Football Championship

The German U-21 national team fulfilled a dream in Ljubljana on Sunday evening that not even its notoriously optimistic...

Mixed Corona vaccine is well tolerated - and effective

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Using Astrazeneca and as a second dose Biontech/Pfizer probably has no disadvantages for vaccinees in terms of efficacy...

Large companies must disclose taxes in the EU in the future

In the future, large companies in the EU will have to disclose how much profit they generate in each country and how much...

Unemployment in Germany falls sharply

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Germany is waking up from its Corona low - and the labor market is also showing clear signs of recovery. In the wake of...

China announces three-child policy

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In China, couples will be allowed to have up to three children in the future. The Politburo of the Communist Party decided...

Healthy reefs survive coral bleaching from heat waves

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Relatively recently, a heat wave in the southern summer of 2016/2017 triggered coral bleaching with devastating damage...

U.S. intelligence agencies to clarify origin of pandemic

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U.S. President Joe Biden has ordered the United States intelligence community to get to the bottom of the origin of the...

Belarus cut off from air traffic

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When the political will is there, EU states can act quickly, very quickly. Just one day after the forced landing of a...

Volcanic eruption in Congo

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As a result of a volcanic eruption in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, at least 15 people have been killed and...

World War II bomb found in Frankfurt safely detonated

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At four minutes past midnight, an unexploded bomb from the Second World War, which had been discovered on a construction...

Churches in Lower Saxony want joint religious instruction

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In Lower Saxony, the Protestant and Catholic churches want to take a fundamentally new approach to religious education. In...

Japan's economy shrinks again

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The Japanese economy contracted by 1.3 percent at the beginning of the year as a result of the third wave of coronavirus....

Museum association fears cost-cutting measures due to pandemic

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The Corona pandemic has torn a deep hole in the finances of Germany's more than 6,600 museums. "Regardless of whether a...

Holiday returns: these are the new rules of entry

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For vacation returnees and other entrants to Germany, uniform Corona rules will apply nationwide starting this Thursday....

Berlin and Brandenburg want more joint climate protection

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It is the largest city in the middle of Brandenburg: Berlin. But often enough it is also the biggest blank spot on the...

Fewer doctors equals lower vaccine rollout rate

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District Administrator Leo Schrell in the Swabian district of Dillingen, like many colleagues in other districts, is...

America won't let China play the role of benefactor

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Angela Merkel did not even try to mask her recent disagreement with the U.S. government: "I believe that we need the...

What still gives the SPD hope

We are the party of the moment," says Olaf Scholz. Moreover, the German finance minister and former First Mayor of Hamburg...

Federal government removes prioritization for AstraZeneca

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People in Germany will be able to get vaccinated with AstraZeneca's Corona vaccine in their doctor's office without...

Climate protection: great goals, but no way to get there

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Helmut Kohl already knew how to make politics with climate targets. In 1995, shortly before a UN climate conference in...

How Russia and China are maligning European vaccines

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Vaccine diplomacy has replaced mask diplomacy - this is how the European External Action Service (EEAS) summarizes the...

One-third of critical care nurses want to quit

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A new online survey by the German Society for Internal Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (DGIIN) shows that nursing...

Pathogens, the invisible historians

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Before Covid-19, it was the world's deadliest disease. In 2018, the World Health Organization estimated ten million people...

Corona vaccine counterfeits cause uncertainty

The number of coronavirus infections in Baden-Württemberg and throughout Germany continues to rise rapidly. The 7-day...

Fewer supermarket customers allowed from Saturday

When the federal government's stricter infection control law goes into effect on Saturday, new restrictions will apply in...

Biden makes climate policy global

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After a temporary absence, the United States is again claiming a leadership role in the global fight against climate...

Apple presents the Turbo iPad

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One can only speculate what would have happened if the already easily inflamed fanboys and fangirls had been able to...

Second vaccination with Biontech or Moderna, not AZ

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People under the age of 60 who have been vaccinated with a first Astra-Zeneca dose should switch to a different...

Munich incidence data glitch

It is a value that currently guides public life: the seven-day incidence. But time and again there is confusion about the...

Federal emergency brake being forced through

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The consultations around nationwide uniform restrictions in the fight against Corona are on the home stretch after talks...

Volcano erupts on Caribbean island of St. Vincent

For the first time in four decades, the volcano La Soufrière has erupted on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent....

Large delivery from Moderna cancelled

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According to information from government circles published by the business magazine "Business Insider", a large delivery...

Vaccination Planner 4.0 should enable one million vaccinations daily

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The idea came to Dr. Achim Wallau at the end of December. "I thought to myself: Surely it can't be that the professionals...

Is Denmark vacation allowed?

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Restaurants, museums, cinemas: After a very tough Corona lockdown, Denmark is now planning a long-term return to normalcy....

Travel during the Easter holidays: what is allowed

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The Corona lockdown in Germany is going into a further extension until April 18. As before, travel is only to take place...

Painkillers and Corona vaccination: timing of intake decisive for risk

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Fever, aching limbs, the so-called covid arm - a vaccination against the coronavirus can bring unpleasant side effects,...

EU pulls the ripcord on Astrazeneca

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According to a decision by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the Coronavaccine from Biontech/Pfizer can in future also...

A disaster is rolling toward the hospitals

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Who can say for sure whether the chancellor and minister presidents are relying on the principle of luck or "head in the...

Corona policy highlights Germany weakness

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When faced with the threat of a new pandemic, ministers huddled together and etched ut their plans. The resolution they...

Elderly at increased risk for multiple corona infections

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An infection with the coronavirus offers most, but not all, people protection against reinfection in the months that...

Debate on Astra-Zeneca: Vaccinate pragmatically

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Probably the most absurd consequence of the sudden vaccination stop for Astra-Zeneca is the disposal of a life-saving...

Berlin teachers reject school plans

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Rising incidence figures nationwide and the parallel planned return to face-to-face teaching are causing considerable...

US Aid Package: 1.9 trillion against the Corona crisis

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.9 trillion Corona aid package on Wednesday. The Democratic majority...

Travel and Corona, latest rules

The Corona lockdown in Germany is going into another extension until March 28. This time with opening opportunities for...

Madrid cancels rally for International Women's Day

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Irene Montero found drastic words for her indignation. The Spanish Minister for Equality speaks of a "criminalization of...

Lufthansa expects a challenging summer

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The Lufthansa Group is relying on the desire to travel after months in lockdown for the first step out of the crisis. The...

Two schools demonstrate how to reopen

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Gert Mengel is one of the principals Corona has roused. Who wants to stand still. "I would be happy if we could learn a...

SPUTNIK V: One of the world's most sought-after vaccines

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The official Twitter account of "Sputnik V" reports new successes every day. Last week alone, the Russian Corona vaccine...

Each vaccine has its merits and they all work

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Reports from the scientific community often meant bad news in the Corona year: Warnings, steep curves, mutated viruses....

Scholz wants higher taxes for high earners

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SPD candidate for chancellor Olaf Scholz wants to push through tax increases for higher earners and the wealthy as well as...

More courage, less covid caution

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As the lockdown drags on and the German government plays Russian roulette with personal liberty and measured responses,...

Biontech vaccine nearly 96 percent effective after two doses

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The Corona vaccine from Mainz-based Biontech and its U.S. partner Pfizer has an efficacy of nearly 96 percent after two...

Munich allowance for daycare center staff is extended indefinitely

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Good news for employees in Munich daycare centers. The labor market allowance for educators, which expires at the end of...

German clinics halt Astrazeneca vaccine claiming too many side effects

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After regions in Sweden had already suspended vaccination with the Astrazeneca vaccine, now also clinics in Lower Saxony...

German border controls cause concern

The introduction of German border controls has been sharply criticized in the EU. "The measures have quite serious...

Artificial snow to preserve glaciers

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Felix Keller is visibly excited. He doesn't seem to mind the double-digit temperatures at 2100 meters above sea level at...

Hazardous goods truck causes alarm in Aying

At around 4 a.m., the Hofolding Volunteer Fire Department moved out after being alerted to a strong smell of gas. In the...

Corona vaccination: Serbia becomes a role model

In Germany and in most EU countries, there is widespread impatience at the Corona vaccination process. Too little...

FDP aims to legalize surrogacy

It is a very intimate problem that thousands in Germany suffer from: Men and women who want nothing more than to have a...

German exports slump sharply

The Corona crisis tore deep holes in the German export balance last year. Exports of goods slumped by 9.3 percent compared...

Data protection must not fall victim to the virus

The Corona pandemic has "once again shown how data protection has to be used as a scapegoat when things get out of...

Dramatic drought in the Middle East

A heat wave in the Middle East is causing water to become scarce in some regions. For weeks, temperatures in Iran, Iraq...
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How much pressure is allowed on people who don't like vaccinations?

The governing mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller (SPD), has written a letter to the approximately 200,000 students in the...
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Pediatricians see no acute danger from delta variant

The delta variant of the coronavirus has been causing the seven-day incidence in Germany to rise again for weeks. However,...
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Berlin considers rebuilding its Corona traffic lights

In view of the debate about the significance of the corona incidence in the course of the vaccination campaign, an...
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Dead found after explosion in the Leverkusen chemical park

The bang of the explosion could be heard for kilometers, and the cloud of smoke that rose afterwards could also be seen...
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Crisis management: What can be learned from disaster

Thousands of helpers are still on the move in the areas affected by the floods; in addition to the German Federal Agency...

Incidence rises to 14.3 - Expert sees no chance of herd immunity

The seven-day incidence of coronavirus has been rising for nearly three weeks. According to data released by the Robert...
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Ten percent of new corona infections are due to holiday-makers

Will summer vacations lead to a significant increase in the number of corona cases in Germany? This question is being...

Corona outbreaks in clubs increase - thousands in quarantine

Due to low infection figures, many German states have relaxed their Corona regulations, and clubs have also been allowed...
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Flood of applications for subsidised housing

For years now, the city has been registering a steady increase in demand for subsidised housing and housing subsidies. The...
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THW forces allegedly insulted and pelted with garbage

In the flooded areas of western Germany, cleanup work is proceeding at full speed, and in some places reconstruction work...
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Is vaccination becoming a moral issue?

The German Foundation for Patient Protection accuses the younger generations in Germany of a lack of willingness to be...
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Forest Fires in Canada and the USA continue to spread

Smoke from wildfires in the western United States and Canada has also reached the U.S. East Coast. While the plumes fogged...
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Greece afraid of next Corona lockdown - holidaymakers leave

In Greece, tourism is among the most important sectors of the economy. But in the midst of the 2021 summer season, the...
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Floods in China - hundreds affected

The heaviest rainfall in decades has triggered massive flooding in the central Chinese metropolis of Zhengzhou. State...
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The first Berlin vaccination center closes

The first of six vaccination centers in Berlin is closing. But even if no more syringes are used in Hangar 4 of the former...
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Pandemic urged mothers to work on weekends

Home office and childcare difficulties have led to working hours shifting to evenings and weekends in the Corona pandemic....

Berlin police sends hundred-strong team to flooded area

The Berlin police are also supporting the rescue work in the flooded areas. A team of one hundred is on its way to...
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Refugees in Lithuania : Smugglers in Minsk

Lithuania is complaining with increasing urgency that its neighbor Belarus is deliberately smuggling migrants illegally...

Beware of small worms at Berlin's bathing spots

The State Office of Public Health advises more caution at Berlin's bathing spots as water temperatures remain warm. This...

Storm warnings for Germany

The catastrophic weather of the past few days is not only causing dramatic flooding in North Rhine-Westphalia and...
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Swine fever detected for the first time in domestic pigs in Germany

According to a statement by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, cases of African swine fever in domestic pigs...
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Google reduces the error rate of its quantum computer

Nobody's perfect - this is especially true for Google's quantum computer "Sycamore," which two years ago was able to solve...
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Storm Chaos in the West : Numerous people killed by floods

According to the latest information, at least 19 people have died in Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia in...
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Venice bans large cruise ships from parts of the lagoon

Large cruise ships are to stop sailing through parts of the lagoon in Venice from August 1. The government under Prime...
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Fifth corona wave in Spain, virus now affecting young people

In Spain, the fifth wave of Corona is sweeping the country almost unchecked. On Tuesday, the regions reported almost...
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Ethics Council chairwoman against mandatory vaccination for certain occupational groups

The chairwoman of the German Ethics Council, Alena Buyx, believes that a Corona vaccination requirement for certain...
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False Corona free letter sent to more than 100,000 people

Vaccination scandal in Brandenburg: Apparently, more than 100,000 people have been sent their digital vaccination...
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Blood donor shortage could become problem this year

Almost every year there is the dreaded summer shortage in the supply of blood donations to German hospitals. But this...
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Germany vaccination progress update

The vaccination campaign in Germany has lost pace, but more and more citizens are considered to be fully protected. After...
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Internet bookstores are more in demand than Amazon

Alexander Skipis believes that the small bookstores did not fare quite so badly in the past Corona year. There are no...
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US troops to withdraw from Afghanistan as early as the end of August

The U.S. military mission in Afghanistan will end Aug. 31, according to President Joe Biden. "The withdrawal is proceeding...
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Corona vaccine and delta variant: how well a third vaccination works

As of July 5, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), more than half of the people in Germany have received their...

Holidaymakers in Brandenburg paid for houseboats that did not exist

It is a new and perfidious scam, the victims come from all over Germany and wanted to take a vacation at the Mecklenburg...

British Prime Minister Johnson: Corona measures end July 19

In England, all Corona measures are to be ended on July 19. Distance rules, mandatory masks and the home office...
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End of restrictions in sight

Massive relaxations for vaccinated people are on the horizon in Corona policy: People with full vaccination protection...
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German basketball players qualify for Olympics

The German basketball players have fulfilled their dream of the Olympics with an impressive energetic performance. The...

Home office is a culture change that cannot be ignored

Are all workers back at work this Monday? Certainly not. But the obligation imposed on companies by lawmakers to allow...
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Cyberattack on Kaseya could affect more than 1000 companies

A cyberattack on the United States IT firm Kaseya may have affected more than a thousand companies, according to experts....

Start of the summer vacations in NRW : Frustration at the airport

At the start of the school vacations, many people from North Rhine-Westphalia left for their summer vacation on Saturday....
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Germany will experience more heat waves and heavy rainfall

Scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) see the extreme weather events in parts of Germany...
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Curevac vaccine shows efficacy of 48 percent

The disappointing study results for CureVac's Covid 19 vaccine have been confirmed after a final analysis. The vaccine...

Is Delta variant underestimated by politics?

The citizens want to enjoy the summer after the hard Corona season - and the tourism industry warns of new restrictions....

Pension increase rolls out in July

Just in time before the grand coalition government ends for this legislative period, one of its prestige projects is...
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Another lockdown cannot be the answer of those in power

The delta variant of coronavirus is dangerous. It is deadly. We have to take precautions. But at the same time, as CSU...
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Rapid test centers in Berlin hardly used to capacity - more and more are closing down

With a total capacity of more than 4.7 million rapid tests per week, only 741,000 tests were performed in Berlin last...

Biden defends airstrikes on pro-Iranian militias

US President Joe Biden has defended American air strikes in the Iraqi-Syrian border area. He said that the targets were...
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Delta variant hits Australia: Sydney again in hard lockdown

It all feels a bit like it did a year ago: Corona numbers in Australia are on the rise. The streets of the Sydney...
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Country leaders urge testing and quarantine for vacation returnees

Calls for stricter corona controls for vacation returnees are growing louder. With an eye on the rapid spread of the more...
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Delta variant will dominate in Germany as early as July

Immunologist Carsten Watzl expects that the more contagious delta variant of the coronavirus will still be the predominant...

Vaccination with RNA vaccines : More benefit than risk

The risk is increased, but the benefit is still much higher. That's the bottom line from the U.S. Centers for Disease...

Tornado destroys houses in Czech Republic

A suspected tornado left a trail of devastation in the southeastern Czech Republic on Thursday. According to an initial...
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Relaxations in Switzerland: Almost back to normal

With surprisingly large steps, Switzerland frees its citizens from restrictions introduced in the fight against the...

UK exceeds incidence of 100 - government still wants to relax

The United Kingdom has exceeded the threshold of 100 in its seven-day incidence. On Monday, authorities registered 10,468...

New Corona rules apply from Friday in Berlin

Berlin is loosening up: in view of the falling number of new infections, people will no longer have to wear masks outdoors...
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Dietmar Hopp remains "rock solid" in his conviction of CureVac

The preliminary low efficacy of CureVac's Corona vaccine is unfairly criticized, according to CEO Franz-Werner Haas. No...
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Lauterbach warns of delta mutation

Worrying forecast from SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach. The politician firmly expects that the so-called delta variant...

First heat wave of the year arrives

The heat wave is upon us. "On Thursday, it goes into full swing. There will be only a few spots where 30 degrees will not...
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Spahn wants to lower pharmacy fees for digital vaccination certificates

Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn wants to reduce the remuneration of pharmacies for the creation of digital Corona...
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Statutory health insurance chief calls broad child vaccinations "reckless"

Andreas Gassen, orthopedist and head of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV), has spoken out...
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Forest fire risk rises again in Brandenburg's forests

At the beginning of March this year, forest fire danger level 3 had already been declared in parts of Brandenburg, but...

Number of deployable nuclear weapons on the rise

The peace research institute Sipri has identified a worrying trend in the development of nuclear weapons. Overall, the...
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To-go plastic littering the oceans

Every year, between 307 and 925 million larger pieces of trash enter the oceans from European rivers. About 80 percent of...
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Lambrecht calls on states to conduct detailed audits

Against the backdrop of falling corona infection figures, German Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht (SPD) has called for...
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What the digital vaccination certificate is all about

What is the digital vaccination certificate and who gets it? The digital proof of vaccination is a document that all...
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Was the scale of the pandemic distorted?

"Horror figures falsified: The great fraud with intensive care beds," was the headline of the Bild newspaper on Friday....
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Heil wants to include self-employed in pension system

Federal Labor Minister Hubertus Heil wants to include the self-employed to stabilize the pension funds. "The more who pay...

Corona ensures high unemployment despite growth

The effects of the Corona crisis have hit Berlin's economy particularly hard in a state comparison. The differences...
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Hack attack: Investigators seize Bitcoin worth millions

Investigators have recovered the bulk of a ransom payment in the digital currency Bitcoin following the hacking attack on...
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Berlin company doctors join vaccination campaign

Vaccination campaigns begin in companies on Monday. A number of private and state-owned companies in Berlin are also...
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Germany seven-day incidence falls below 25

Health offices in Germany have reported 2440 new Corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. This...
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Trump demands corona reparations from China

In his first major public appearance since leaving the White House in January, former U.S. President Donald Trump attacked...
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New Corona rules in Berlin

Incidences in Berlin are going down as vaccination rates are going up. "We have been able to reduce the numbers in recent...
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National team only 1:1 against Denmark

Even though the German team put in a decent performance overall, it was only enough for a 1-1 (0-0) draw against Denmark...

Burned out cargo ship with microplastics sinks

The Sri Lankan Navy wanted to tow the "X-Press Pearl" into deeper waters. Originally, 25 tons of partly dangerous...
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Mutant combines British and Indian traits

The government of Vietnam announced over the weekend that a new variant of the coronavirus had been discovered in the...
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State collects too much from pensioners

Millions of people can hope to pay less tax on their pensions. This is the result of a landmark ruling by the Federal...
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Deutsche Bank in trouble again in US

Deutsche Bank just can't get a grip on its money laundering controls. Reports of a further rebuke from the U.S. Federal...

Schools in Berlin an election issue

Teacher shortage, dilapidated school buildings, digitalization backlog: The fact that the Corona virus has highlighted the...
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Impurities in AstraZeneca vaccine to be further investigated

A research team at Ulm University Medical Center has discovered protein impurities in the Covid 19 vaccine from the...
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Switzerland saws at the bridge to Europe

Switzerland breaks off negotiations with the EU on the conclusion of an institutional framework agreement. This was...

When and how are children vaccinated?

At a renewed vaccination summit, Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and the state premiers plan to discuss, among other...
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Germans save more than ever

On average, Germans saved more of their income in the first three months of this year than ever before - at least since...

Hong Kong has no interest in BioNTech

Hundreds of thousands of doses of BioNTech vaccine are sitting unused in the southern Chinese special administrative...
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Medical experts doubt sense of child vaccinations

From the medical side, the impression is often given that the vaccination of children under 16 years of age is beyond...

Good asparagus harvest despite the cool spring

"If May is cool and wet, it fills the farmer's barn and barrel." Unfortunately, the old farmers' rule only applied and...
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Berlin schoolchildren to catch up on lessons during vacations

After the turmoil caused by Corona this school year, many Berlin schoolchildren will have the opportunity to catch up on...
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Corona vaccine for Brandenburg not called up

In no other federal state has so little vaccine for the Corona vaccinations arrived as in Brandenburg. With 54.7 vaccine...
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Self-determination law for trans people failed

A new right to self-determination for trans people will not be introduced for the time being. Corresponding bills from the...
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How effective are vaccines against viral variants?

The situation in Germany seems to be slowly easing again. For some time now, Corona numbers have finally been steadily...

US state of South Carolina allows execution by firing squad or electric chair

For the implementation of the death penalty, the US state of South Carolina wants to allow shootings in the future. The...
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International Energy Agency: No new oil and gas fields!

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is calling for a farewell to the petroleum age: With immediate effect, there should...
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Italy starts vacation season despite Corona

"Book now, we look forward to seeing you!" With these words, Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi is now courting tourists....
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Mallorca attracts tourists with corona insurance

This summer, it's a matter of survival for Mallorca, Europe's most visited vacation island. In the last Corona year, the...

What happens on Saturday with Whatsapp?

More than two billion users are supposed to accept new terms of use and a revised privacy policy by Saturday. This...
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Berlin lifts prioritization in practices as of Monday

Berlin is lifting prioritization for all coronavirus vaccines among general practitioners and company doctors starting...
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300 million euros for Corona drugs

The vaccination campaign is underway, the incidence is falling - will the coronavirus soon be defeated? No, agree Health...
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Amazon wins tax dispute over EU Commission

The tax rules concluded by the Luxembourg state with the internet retailer Amazon do not violate EU state aid law. The EU...
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Hamas fire rockets at Jerusalem

The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians escalated dangerously on Monday. After massive rocket attacks from the...
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Short-time work saves at least two million jobs

The Corona pandemic shook humanity in many ways. In 2020, the German economy collapsed as severely as it had only once...
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More cases of poisoning from self-collected plants

Cases of poisoning in Bavaria have increased - also because more people flock to nature in Corona times and collect plants...
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Jerusalem experiences most violent riots in years

Once again, Palestinians and Israeli security forces fought fierce street battles in Jerusalem over the weekend. At least...
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Postponement of 2nd vaccinations only for urgent medical reasons

When it comes to the vaccine from AstraZeneca, criteria such as age, pre-existing conditions or occupational group will no...
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At least 33 killed in Kabul explosion

At least 33 people were killed in an explosion near a school in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday. At least 55 others...
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The curfew also applies to BER Airport

For a good two weeks now, many counties and cities have been enforcing a nighttime curfew when the incidence exceeds 100....

Violent riots at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem

Clashes have broken out in Jerusalem between Israeli police and mainly Palestinian youth. At least 53 protesters and six...
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In search of the fair world of vaccinations

The rich countries ensure that the big pharmaceutical companies based in their countries more or less voluntarily waive...

After vaccination, how long does immunity last?

The coronavirus continues to spread in Germany, but the vaccination campaign is also progressing. But how long does...
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America supports suspension of patents for Corona vaccines

For the fight to contain the pandemic worldwide, the U.S. government supports suspending patents on Corona vaccines. The...
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Emergency motions rejected - curfew remains in force

The Federal Constitutional Court has de facto approved the night-time curfew restrictions. Based on a weighing of...
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Horses and donkeys revive a desert biotope

A few feral horses and donkeys scratch the sand with their hooves in the Mojave Desert until they reach the groundwater at...
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Amazon achieves record profit

Amazon.com continues its rapid growth. The online retailer significantly exceeded expectations with its figures for the...

New infections rise to nearly 11,000 cases

Health offices in Germany reported 10,976 new Corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. In...
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Criticism of the Vaccine Summit

Green Party leader Katrin Göring-Eckardt sees a need for further clarification after the vaccination summit. "So that the...
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Study suggests low risk of infection in public transport

Although employers must allow employees to work from home, many Berliners still rely on public transportation. A joint...
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America wants to help India with vaccine

Dramatic images and critical statements from India have apparently persuaded the U.S. government to soften its "America...
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People still finding it difficult to get vaccinated

After the Senate released the Astrazeneca vaccine for all those willing to be vaccinated, disappointment is spreading. It...
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CureVac's vaccine: Hope in the fight against coronavirus?

The vaccination process in Germany is slowly picking up speed, but it could go considerably faster - if it weren't for the...
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Buses and trains to continue running at night in Berlin

In Berlin, buses and trains will continue to run at night despite possible curfew restrictions. A spokesman for Transport...

New mutant in India in 70 percent of cases

On Thursday, Indian health authorities reported more than 314,000 new infections with the Sars-Cov-2 coronavirus, and no...

Corona model projects are on brink of collapse

The university cities of Tübingen and Rostock have made many headlines in recent months because of their low Corona...

President Vladimir Putin is still playing games

Vladimir Putin is becoming a real enigma with each additional year of his already lavish term in office (21 years). The...
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Netflix growth slows

Netflix was considered one of the big winners of the Corona crisis. In the midst of the pandemic, the video service gained...

More than 480 executions worldwide despite Corona 2020

Despite the Corona pandemic, at least 18 countries continued to carry out the death penalty last year. A minimum of 483...
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Berlin Senate restricts mandatory testing

Two weeks after the mandatory testing of staff with customer or guest contact came into force, the Senate has largely...
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Biden withdraws U.S. troops from Afghanistan

The U.S. is ending the longest war effort in its history. A high-ranking U.S. government official said Tuesday evening...
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Association fears financial hardship due to Ramadan restrictions

Restrictions during Ramadan due to the corona pandemic could put Berlin mosque communities in existential straits,...

Companies forced to offer corona tests to employees

In view of the discussion about a compulsory offer for corona tests in companies, Labor Minister Hubertus Heil (SPD) has...

Federal government plans: only one contact per household per day

In the fight against Corona, the federal government is planning tough curfews and further restrictions on private...
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Merkel lockdown update review

Those responsible in the federal states have known for some time that the federal-state round of talks next Monday would...
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Anyone who has been vaccinated twice should get "full freedom" back

Restrictions on basic rights should be withdrawn after the second Corona vaccination. This is what Berlin's Senator for...
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Coronavirus side effects

Corona patients are more likely to have neurological or psychological problems than people with other respiratory...
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How are medical practices promoting vaccination campaign

When Jens Spahn (CDU) visited the vaccination center in Berlin's Messe on Easter Monday, the health minister seemed a...
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Russia's troop movements worry NATO

In light of Russian troop movements and the worsening situation in eastern Ukraine, NATO is warning Moscow against further...
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How the Easter weekend went in Berlin

The new contact restrictions in Berlin were largely observed over the Easter weekend. The cool weather probably played an...

Recommendation for new vaccine

People who have already received a first Corona vaccination with the drug from Astrazeneca should receive the vaccine from...
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Berlin teachers lose priority on vaccination

Berlin principals' associations and employees have reacted with great concern, as well as bewilderment and anger, to the...
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Munich must pull the emergency brake

Because the incidence is above the critical value of 100 for the third day in a row, the city of Munich has to tighten the...
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control warns of fourth Corona wave

In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is warning of an increase in Corona cases like those in Germany, Italy...

Brandenburg vaccination centers close, in Berlin injections continue

"Seems the state government of Brandenburg has probably misunderstood the Easter rest," tweeted left-wing opposition...
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Indoor farms are particularly environmentally friendly

Glass display cases in grocery stores are nothing unusual. But what is this one doing in the vegetable section of a...

Call for help from Paris clinics

The French healthcare system is reaching its limits, for the third time since the pandemic broke out. In the capital...
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Söder urges quick order for Sputnik V

Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder is campaigning for the Russian vaccine Sputnik V to be used in Germany. In an...
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Cause of mass death of bald eagles discovered

With criminalistic flair, researchers have solved the mystery surrounding the mysterious mass death of bald eagles in the...
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RKI: Seven-day incidence continues to rise to 119.1

Health offices in Germany reported 21,573 new Corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. In...
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Covid-19 rapid tests provide unreliable results

Covid 19 rapid tests are supposed to be a pillar of infection protection in Germany. However, according to a recent...
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Positive Corona test in the DFB national team

Ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Iceland, there is a corona case within the German national soccer team. This was...
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Paying with PayPal may cost extra

Companies are allowed to charge a surcharge for online purchases when customers pay with Paypal or Instant bank transfer....
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Reform of euthanasia clears the first hurdle in the Bundestag

Whether out of pure charity or in return for payment - anyone who helps others commit suicide remains unpunished in...

More than 130,000 Corona test results were on the web unprotected

Anyone entering the Berlin South Test Center takes a trip back in time to blue gyms and sports teachers' whistles. The...
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World Medical president criticises Astrazeneca suspension

World Medical Association President Frank Ulrich Montgomery is casting doubt on the temporary halt to vaccinations with...
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Easter easing for Berlin in doubt

The number of new infections is rising, doctors are increasingly concerned, vaccinations are suspended - until Easter, the...
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Munich halts establishment of vaccination centers

First it was said at the end of March, now it could be mid-April until GPs vaccinate against Corona. At the same time,...

Vaccinations in doctors' offices start in April

The vaccination campaign in Germany has already been running for two and a half months - but only 6.7 percent of Germans...

Corona Politics : Asia can do better

If you had asked anyone a year ago who would be best placed to deal with the Corona pandemic, many would have guessed the...
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Rostock city center reopens

Retail stores in Rostock reopened yesterday. "It's wonderful," raves a customer with many shopping bags in the...
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10 million vaccinations per week by June

Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz states that Germany will massively expand its vaccination capacity in the coming...
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Corona restrictions and relaxations apply as of Monday

The signs point to relaxation: after the federal-state resolutions, life in the Corona pandemic will improve for many...
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Mathematical modelling could reduce infection rates

A quick scan of the cell phone display and the long-awaited entrance to a movie theater, a concert, a handball hall, or...

Parents to force faster school openings in court

A total of seven parents have filed an emergency petition against school closures with the Berlin Administrative Court on...
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Commission finally recommends Astra-Zeneca for the elderly

The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) now recommends the use of the Astra-Zeneca's Corona vaccine for people 65...
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Vaccination wave rolling towards Germany despite vaccination backlog

In Germany, there is currently a vaccination backlog, many people who have been vaccinated refuse an offer of vaccination...
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EU Stability and Growth Pact under scrutiny

One year has passed. And two more could follow: In March 2020, the EU Commission and member states suspended the Stability...
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How Tiktok wants to better protect minors

The new year could have started better for Tiktok. At the end of January, a ten-year-old girl who had taken part in a...
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Former U.S. President Donald Trump hints at candidacy in 2024 election

In his first speech since leaving office, former U.S. President Donald Trump underscored his claim to leadership among...
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EU vaccination passport to arrive by summer

The EU states want to establish a system of mutually recognized Corona vaccination passports by early summer. The 27 heads...

Nasal swab tests now approved

In Germany, people can now test themselves for the coronavirus. The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices...
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Astra-Zeneca may produce less than promised in second quarter

The Swedish-British pharmaceutical company Astra-Zeneca is facing repeated production bottlenecks. The company, which is...
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City wants to prevent sidewalk parking

In Bogenhausen and Berg am Laim, no-stopping signs have suddenly appeared in streets where residents previously parked -...
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First special approval for Corona self-tests

The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices has granted the first three special approvals for Corona tests for...
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Federal housing policy meets with criticism

This Tuesday, the German government plans to take stock of its "housing offensive". Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU),...
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Facebook wants to lift block on media content

The Australian government has reached an agreement with Facebook in the dispute over media content on the platform. The...
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World War II bomb defused in Frankfurt

The evacuation of Frankfurt's Niederrad district began this morning. For four days, the city's crisis team had planned...

Berlin wants to additionally secure prisons against drones

In the past, the file was baked into the bread; today, high-tech drones bring drug packages into Berlin's prisons. The...
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Experts warn against rapid lockdown easing

Scientists warn against loosening lockdown too quickly in light of the spread of the new Corona variants. "Openings...

Letter bomb intercepted at Munich airport

Following a letter explosion at Lidl headquarters and a parcel explosion at a beverage manufacturer, a suspicious package...

Corona outbreak in ice cream factory

After a Corona outbreak occurred at an ice cream factory in Osnabrück, Germany, the number of employees who tested...
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One in four in home office

According to a survey by the Hans Böckler Foundation, around a quarter of employees worked from home at the end of...

Controversial proposal for teachers to work on Saturdays and vacations

The fight against the corona virus continues to have Germany firmly in its grip. Not only is retail, restaurants and...
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Fewer domestic flights between France and Germany

No more short domestic flights, instead switch to trains - that appears to be France's new climate plan. Flights are to...
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Corona, who will be vaccinated first

The federal government has revised the coronavirus vaccination regulation. The updated version has been in effect since...
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Donald Trump, a victim of Cancel Culture

"Well, Kevin, I guess these people are angrier about the election than you are!" That was reportedly Donald Trump's...

Mutation hotspot at border with France

The Corona mutations are causing concern in Europe and partly because of the variants, Chancellor Merkel has extended the...

Munich fears many additional homeless people due to pandemic

Munich city council is concerned about a possible increase in the number of homeless people due to the Corona pandemic...

Germany lockdown extension latest

The nationwide lockdown will be extended until March 7 following a decision by German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and...

Lockdown consequences for volunteering in Berlin

The streets are slippery and still covered in snow, the air is cold, sidewalks are sometimes poorly cleared. Ironically,...

Climate fight looks to CO2 storage

On the roof of the waste incineration plant in Hinwil near Zurich, the air is as low in carbon dioxide as it was before...

Emergency declared after fire in power plant

Following a fire in a large Nuremberg power plant, the city has declared a disaster situation. The district heating supply...

Berlin opens first prison for persons in preventive detention

Berlin was the first German state to establish an open prison for persons in preventive detention. Two detainees have now...

Bad weather brings heavy snowfall

A blizzard and bitter cold in the north, freezing rain in the center and spring-like foehn in the south, means Germany is...

Berlin remains top business location despite pandemic

The pandemic has Berlin in its grip - but the city remains an important part of German life. Last year, the state-owned...
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EU authority: additional benefit of FFP2 masks quite low

At a time when many people are already stressed out by anti-corona measures, this is news that no one will like to hear:...