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USA invites Taiwan to online summit for democracy

Amid strained relations with China, the U.S. government has invited Taiwan to its online democracy summit. A list released...

Traffic light parties tighten planned corona measures

SPD candidate for chancellor Olaf Scholz has announced that the traffic light parties want to take all the necessary...

Hundreds of migrants gather at border with Poland

Several hundred migrants have made their way on foot to the border with EU neighbor Poland, according to authorities in...

Certain groups should boost their vaccinations now

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The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) urges booster vaccinations against the coronavirus initially only for...

More traffic at Munich airport for mid-term break

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Bavarian airports are expecting slightly more traffic during the week-long fall vacations, but not a rush of passengers....

Google lowers app fee for subscriptions to 15 percent

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Following pressure from software developers and politicians, Google is lowering the levy for subscriptions concluded via...

Fuel tourism increases significantly due to high fuel prices

Rising fuel prices have driven people to refuel over the federal border. More and more refuel their cars abroad, according...

Biden's climate protection agenda is on the line

The future of Joe Biden's climate protection agenda is uncertain. He actually wants to create comprehensive incentives...

Police unions warn coalition against cannabis legalization

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The federal chairman of the police union (GdP), Oliver Malchow, told the New Osnabrück Newspaper that it made no sense to...

US special forces train troops in Taiwan

American special forces have been secretly training troops in Taiwan for months. A Pentagon official told the AFP news...

EU to jointly purchase electricity and gas

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There is no end to the soaring energy prices. In European wholesale, a megawatt hour of gas cost more than 90 euros at the...

The stock market celebrates the election result

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The relief is palpable on the stock market. The German share index (Dax) celebrated the outcome of the Bundestag elections...

Almost 11 percent increase in residential property prices

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Investors are speculating on an unchanged strong boom in the housing market and are therefore paying record prices for...

No general entitlement to distance learning due to Corona

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According to a recent ruling, students have no right to distance learning due to a general health risk caused by the...

Scholz appears personally in the Finance Committee

Six days before the Bundestag elections, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) faced questions in the Bundestag Finance...

Taliban close schools for young women

The Taliban apparently want to exclude young women from higher education. The new regime of radical Islamic "Koranic...

1200 hospital beds in Berlin closed - nursing strike also in Brandenburg

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The nursing staff in Berlin's state-owned hospitals are escalating their strike once again - before the Verdi negotiators...

Trains return to normal service

After the end of the third round of strikes by the train drivers' union GDL, Deutsche Bahn has expressed satisfaction with...

Corona modelers call for testing strategy for vaccinated individuals

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A research group from Berlin has called for a far-reaching testing strategy that also targets vaccinated and recovered...

More than 40 dead due to severe weather in New York and surrounding area

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The morning after the storm, on the southern tip of Manhattan, one can begin to doubt whether it was perhaps all just a...

Berlin education administration continues to reject mandatory testing in daycare centers

Despite the high incidence and calls for better protection for children against Covid 19 disease, the Berlin education...

Corona Management: hands off children's sports

In Bavaria at least, the past week has already shown what the current Corona situation in children's and youth sports can...

The most important questions about 3G at work

Unvaccinated people are facing stricter Corona rules at work. The SPD, Greens, and FDP are planning 3G - which means that...

Teachers strike today in Berlin

The consequences of the collective bargaining conflict in the public sector will be felt by even more Berlin parents and...

Is Belarus further fueling the flow of refugees?

Belarus has significantly increased the number of flights from the Middle East to Minsk to bring migrants from the region...

China responsible for 31 percent of global CO2 emissions

Global CO2 emissions, the main contributor to climate change, will return this year to near pre-Corona levels. This is...

RKI registers 16,887 new Corona infections

The increase in seven-day incidence in Germany, which has been ongoing for a good two weeks, continues. The Robert Koch...

Christmas markets open earlier

The Christmas market season is just around the corner - and in some places, it's starting particularly early this year....
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UK struggles with new corona wave

The Corona pandemic has not yet been defeated in Great Britain either. To convey this message, British Prime Minister...

US company uses power plant for bitcoin mining

The terms are reminiscent of times gone by: Mining, power plant, marketplace. However, bitcoin mining no longer has much...

US President Biden pledges help to Taiwan if attacked by China

The U.S. would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese attack, according to President Joe Biden. The U.S. government has...
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Storm "Ignatz" causes hurricane-like gusts in Germany

The first strong autumn storm of the year is approaching with low pressure system "Ignatz". The German Weather Service...
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Facebook to create 10,000 new jobs in Europe

Behind Facebook lies a turbulent month with some unpleasant surprises. So the group prefers to look to the future and try...
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Significantly more asylum applications in the EU

The number of asylum seekers in Europe has increased significantly, according to the EU's asylum agency. The reasons are a...
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No fifth wave - why is the number of Corona deaths rising anyway

In mid-August, as infection activity from the Corona pandemic slowly picked up in Germany after a quiet summer, another...

3G now also applies at the workplace in Italy

A comprehensive obligation to provide proof of vaccination for all employees is expected to lead to final success over...

Students face Internet addiction and depression

The number of students addicted to the Internet has already doubled in the first pandemic semester in summer 2020....
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Abortions banned again in Texas after new ruling

A Texas appeals court has temporarily reinstated the state's extremely strict abortion law. The court thus granted a...

Mercedes delivers a third fewer cars

The story is well known by now: because of a lack of semiconductors, the auto industry cannot produce and sell as many...
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Speed limit in Germany debate

In the coalition negotiations, the parties are arguing about many important issues, but a rigid speed limit on the...

Expats with old driver's licenses asked to drive trucks in the UK

Several Germans living in the UK with older driving licenses have received mail from the British government due to the...

The long road to a climate-neutral ship

Normally, the German Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (Nabu) publishes its cruise ranking every September. This...
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At least three dead and dozens injured in train crash in the USA

At least three people were killed and dozens more injured in a train accident in the USA. According to the state railroad...
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Seven-day incidence in Germany

The seven-day incidence in Germany has fallen again. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the value of new infections per...

Fewer small children and more staff in daycare centers

The number of employees in child daycare increased last year. On March 1, 2021, 751,159 people were employed in this...
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118 million euros are wasted on cycle superhighways

Most of the funding for the expansion of cycle paths remains unused. Since 2017, Federal Minister of Transport Andreas...

Autumn strikes loom

On Thursday, just as relief was spreading over the end of the rail strikes, Klaus-Dieter Hommel tried to counter with...

Lufthansa wants to get rid of state investment

Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr and his CFO Remco Steenbergen really gave it their best shot when they tried to make the...

Volcanic eruption on La Palma

On the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma, a volcano erupted on Sunday in the Cumbre Vieja area for the first time in 50...
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Australia rejects allegations of lies in dispute over submarine deal

Australia has rejected accusations of lying in the dispute over the collapsed submarine deal with France while seeking...
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Concern about new violence in Washington

The iron fences have returned - just in time for the next big demonstration by right-wing groups this Saturday afternoon....
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10,000 migrants camp out at southern U.S. border

Near the Texas town of Del Rio, more than 10,000 migrants are holding out under a bridge on the U.S. border. At the...
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North Korea fires new cruise missiles

Self-declared nuclear power North Korea has successfully tested new long-range cruise missiles over the weekend, according...
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Two Berlin Corona vaccination centers still in operation for a few months

Despite a recent decline in interest in Corona vaccinations, Berlin's two remaining vaccination centers are to remain in...

More than 400 wind turbines in Brandenburg to be decommissioned

Many wind turbines, for which the 20-year subsidy under the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) is due to expire, will soon...
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Armed Forces Commissioner calls for honors for Airlift soldiers from Kabul

The Bundestag's defense commissioner, Eva Högl, has called for the Bundeswehr soldiers involved in the evacuation mission...
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Weather in autumn and winter: Expert with unusual conclusion

The weather in Germany this year has been fairly awful. Instead of sunshine, the sky was often cloudy. Precipitation was...
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DGB head opposes GDL in collective bargaining dispute at Deutsche Bahn

The ongoing strike at Deutsche Bahn is also meeting with criticism in the trade union camp. DGB head Reiner Hoffmann...
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US state of Texas bans almost all abortions

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an emergency appeal to block an extremely strict abortion law in the U.S. state of...

New traumas in Berlin for refugees from Afghanistan

Experts say the re-traumatization of refugees from Afghanistan by current events and the Taliban takeover is massive. "It...