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Biden plans punitive tariffs with exceptions

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In the trade war with China, the U.S. administration of President Joe Biden wants to maintain the punitive tariffs imposed...

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...

Schools in Berlin an election issue

Teacher shortage, dilapidated school buildings, digitalization backlog: The fact that the Corona virus has highlighted the...

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...

Merkel lockdown update review

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Those responsible in the federal states have known for some time that the federal-state round of talks next Monday would...

EU Stability and Growth Pact under scrutiny

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One year has passed. And two more could follow: In March 2020, the EU Commission and member states suspended the Stability...

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...

Cold a harbinger of severe winter to come

The past week has certainly been rough on people across much of eastern North America. The Weather Network reported on...

State Parliament Election Results

Just under 9.5 million Bavarians turned out for the State Parliament Election on Sunday. 18 parties and electorate groups...

Researchers and HIV Santuaries Need Smart Innovations For AIDS Eradication

HIV/AIDS has had a devastating impact on the socio-economic growth of the world in the last three decades, leading to the...

Delivering Better Maternal Care to the World

Maternal mortality is a global problem and it needs a global solution, therefore a collective action is very vital and...

Battle of the Dynasties (And the Other Guy)

Is democracy being hijacked by the ruling elite
As the US elections are gearing up again for the coming year, both the Democratic and Republican caucuses are in the final...

Spies, memories and the Wall

Stefan and Martina
East German spies from the infamous "Staatssicherheit", or Stasi in short, kept snooping on Stefan Rudolph's father, a...

Quarter of a million students descend on Germany

Over 300,000 students making their way to Germany
Most of the incoming 300,000 students prefer not to leave the country once they have finished their studies. For Education...

Ukrainian majority want a single state

Statista chart shows the results of the poll conducted by Pew Research Center
According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center and published by Statista, the Statistics portal, an...

Republican Shenanigans, it's Democracy Stupid!

GOP has a reputation to maintain
Carl von Clausewitz, a German soldier, once said, "War is politics by other means." But many in the United States (US)...

Gun Control Debate to Take A Backseat

The turbulent gun control debate in th US is nearing an end as the senate and lawmakers move on. The broad spectrum of...

Bavarian parliament under pressure to cease nepotism

The Bavarian State Parliament is turning up the pressure on those accused of nepotism within the government...

Cyprus Highlight Cracks In European Unity

The rapidly developing story of Cyprus' bailout left much of Europe's media speculative and unsure as to how the crisis...

Eye on the Phillipines

Tensions in the South China Sea have come to the surface in the wake of the shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman. Philippino...
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Masked opponent rule partly triggers conflicts at polling station

Voters in Germany were required to take their ballot papers, identification documents and masks with them to the polls -...
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Afghanistan needs help most now

International donor conferences for Afghanistan have been held time and again, for example last November in Geneva, when...
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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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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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Switzerland saws at the bridge to Europe

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

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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Laschet, not Söder, CDU candidate for Chancellor

Following his selection as candidate for chancellor, Armin Laschet calls on the CDU/CSU to unite in the election campaign....
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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...
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Japanese Comfort Women resolution requires empathy for South Korea

For about 30 years, there have been strained relationships between South Korea and Japan because of the so-called Comfort...
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Scholz wants higher taxes for high earners

SPD candidate for chancellor Olaf Scholz wants to push through tax increases for higher earners and the wealthy as well as...
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CSU conference during lockdown hints at double standards

The Munich CSU is setting a new standard in the corona crisis according to the Bavarian newspaper SZ. However, it is...
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India farmers' protests raised by celebrities

The Indian Embassy in Germany has issued the following statement with respect to the recent farmers' protests. "The...
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Controversial Indian Farm Bills Explained

In light of the increasingly destabilising protests by farmers in India, theConsulate General of India in Munich, has...

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Your Candidate, and the Rise of Satire as a Political Weapon

Recent parliamentary elections in Ukraine have been fraught with dangers and consequences.  One need only look...

State Parliament Elections in Hesse

Shortly after Bavaria, the German State of Hesse has elected a new State Parliament on Sunday. CDU and SPD have again...
Bavarian State Elections

Bavarian State Parliament Elections 2018

On October 14th 2018 the 18th election of the Bavarian state parliament after the Second World War will take place in...

Let us Gear up the Battle Againgst TB among Children!

The state of health centers in many developing countries is appalling. This is upsetting because it renders the recent...
Raila Odinga

Raila Odinga - 5 intriguing facts you never knew

Raila Odinga is an outstanding personality in Kenyan politics, the party leader for Cord, and former Kenyan Prime...
Recep Tayyip Erdo?an

Erdogan's power lust puts him ahead of Turkey

The Turkish military's attempt last year to overthrow the government of strongman President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had...
African healthcare in the spotlight

The Role of the Third Sector in Health Service Provision in Africa

The Structural Adjustment Programmes (SAPs) have been fully implemented in most African countries since 1987. They aimed...

The Climate Change Discourse is Here - Action is Vital and Urgent

As the planet warns further, heat-waves and other weather extremes that today occur once in hundreds of years, if ever,...
Child mortality is improving in African nations

African Health Sector under stress

Africa has a variety of problems, fortunes and misfortunes but now the most pressing one that needs urgent attention and...
Mobiles good for banking?

Banking Without Boundaries

Almost two decades ago Bill Gates, one of the founders of Microsoft, famously dismissed retail banks as "dinosaurs"....
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Independence referendums since 1957

"Should Scotland be an independent country?" 4.3 million Scots answered this question yesterday after months of...
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Increasing foreign fighters at Syria conflict

  Acording to CNN estimations up to 11,000 foreigners have travelled to Syria to take up arms agains Bashar Al Assad's...
Pakistan elections can be violent affairs

Pakistan goes to key elections

For the first time in Pakistan's 66-year-history, the South Asian nation which is a key ally in the US war on terror, goes...
No end in sight to Syrian conflict

As Syrian conflict continues, neighbors become increasingly involved

As the Syrian conflict continues to rage, international tension in the region is reaching yet another high point. Israel...
Germany first in Syria refugees resettlement

Germany leads the way in Syrian refugee resettlement

In the free world there exists a tradition on welcoming refugees from war, revolutions or civil conflicts. The Syria Civil...
Finally, a minimum wage for Germany

Germany's first minimum wage - 8.50 Eur

Germany's first ever legislation for a minimum wage has been set by Chancellor Angela Merkel at 8.50 euros an hour (£7;...

Looking Back and Forth at Cyprus

As the Eurozone crisis widened to include Cyprus, it revealed Europe is not out of the woods yet. Russia was quick to...

Paraguay Goes to the Polls

Paraguay heads to the polls for presidential and parliamentary elections today, after five years of Leftist...

Germans and Climate Change

With its Energiewende (energy transition) Germany has, in the last decade, advanced policy initiatives that have shaken up...

FDP Calls for More Security Following Boston Bombings

Once again a terroristic attack on American soil draws consequences around the world. Following the wake of the recent...

A vote for emigrants?

The right to vote is the fundamental tenet of democracy. Through one's ballot, a citizen is transformed into a politically...

An Alternative for Germany

Euro-skeptic political parties have been far from uncommon over the last half-decade. Finland, Greece and Britain have...

Weakening Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage

With support for Chancellor Merkel's official opposition to the legalisation of gay marriage exceedingly low amongst the...

French German Relations Under Strain

France and Germany, whose relationship lies at the core of the EU, have seen fraying diplomatic ties recently as policy...

Where Are The Evangelists?

Over a half-century ago, in the immediate aftermath of World War Two, the Christian Democratic Union was founded in...

Boston bombing painfully carves itself onto national memory

As charges are being prepared by prosecutors and the Boston police are still celebrating their effective action, the city...