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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....

Russia's troop movements worry NATO

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

U.S. Centers for Disease Control warns of fourth Corona wave

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

Covid-19 rapid tests provide unreliable results

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Covid 19 rapid tests are supposed to be a pillar of infection protection in Germany. However, according to a recent...

Easter easing for Berlin in doubt

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The number of new infections is rising, doctors are increasingly concerned, vaccinations are suspended - until Easter, 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...

EU vaccination passport to arrive by summer

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

Increased rights proposed for vaccinated people

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Vaccinated people are apparently hardly contagious, claims the results of a study with vaccinated people in Israel. This...

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...

EU taking Germany to court for conservation law violations

The EU Commission is taking Germany to the European Court of Justice for years of violations of existing nature...

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...

Fewer domestic flights between France and Germany

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

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...

Germany closes border to Czech Republic and Tyrol

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Due to the accumulation of virus mutants, the German government imposes an entry ban from the Czech Republic and Tyrol....

Merkel wants lockdown extended to March 14th

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) wants the lockdown to be extended by another month, until March 14. That's according...

Debate about schools reopening

Ahead of consultations between German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and state premiers next Wednesday, several cabinet...

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...

Creaking housing situation in Munich

A new report by the by the Department of Urban Planning and Building Regulations, highlights the state of the population...

Police action against online child pornography ring

Police launch a major raid against a network of pedophiles who exchanged child pornography on the internet. The initial...

Sex app highlights dangerous consent laws

In Denmark, explicit consent toengage in sex has recently become mandatory by law, and there is already an app for it....
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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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Large delivery from Moderna cancelled

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

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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Germany incidence value rises to 107.7

Sunday, March 21, 10:42 a.m.: More than half of all states and independent cities in Bavaria are now considered hotspots....

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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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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Madrid cancels rally for International Women's Day

Irene Montero found drastic words for her indignation. The Spanish Minister for Equality speaks of a "criminalization of...
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SPUTNIK V: One of the world's most sought-after vaccines

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

As the lockdown drags on and the German government plays Russian roulette with personal liberty and measured responses,...
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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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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...
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Munich allowance for daycare center staff is extended indefinitely

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

Letter bomb intercepted at Munich airport

Following a letter explosion at Lidl headquarters and a parcel explosion at a beverage manufacturer, a suspicious package...
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Munich 7-day incidence below 35 - possible lockdown easing coming

The seven-day incidence for Munich continues to be below the threshold of 35. According to the Robert Koch Institute...
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Nursing home at center of vaccination fraud

In the Upper Palatinate (region of Bavaria), at least 20 unauthorized persons have received a Corona vaccination in a...
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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...

German border controls cause concern

The introduction of German border controls has been sharply criticized in the EU. "The measures have quite serious...
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Latest corona rules for Bavaria

The federal and state governments have extended the lockdown on corona virus control until March 7. What follows is an...
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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...

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...

Germany authorises autonomous driving

The German government is making it easier to use autonomous cars and buses, making them possible in defined zones...

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...

Road bike lanes are coming back

In June, the city marked five lanes for cyclists on particularly busy and dangerous streets: Rosenheimer Strasse,...

Germany weather news latest

Snow and ice have paralyzed road and rail traffic in many regions of Germany. According to Deutsche Bahn, there were...

Weather chaos for Germany

The weather in central to northern Germany has turned extreme and lead to chaos for travelers. No trains are running...

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...

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...
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US troop withdrawals from Germany halted

The U.S. military is completely putting on hold the partial withdrawal from Germany ordered by former President Donald...
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Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof under investigation

Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof stands accused of having become insolvent much earlier than claimed. Employees who have been...
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Munich rent most expensive in Germany

Munich has long been a city of high quality of life, and high expense to match. This is further supported by a forecast...

Germany aims for entry ban for UK nationals

According to Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU), the German government wants to agree by this Friday on a...
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Lockdown leads to riots in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, riots broke out in several cities for the third evening in a row. Hundreds of violent young people...
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Corona news latest in Germany

The Robert Koch Institute reported new weekly lower corona figures for Germany on Sunday. According to the report, the...