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British government raises taxes and cuts spending in fight against inflation

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The British government wants to fill the huge hole in the budget coffers with tax increases and spending cuts amounting to...

Lauterbach considers cannabis legislation

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The federal cabinet has agreed on key points for the planned legalization of cannabis. Health Minister Karl Lauterbach...

Decommissioned railroad lines remain closed

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In the view of several transport associations, the federal and state governments are still making little progress with the...

U.S. disappointed with Iran's latest response on nuclear deal

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In the struggle to relaunch the nuclear agreement with Iran, the U.S. has expressed disappointment with the latest...

Repeat of the Bundestag election in many parts of Berlin is approaching

A repeat of the Bundestag election in many parts of Berlin is becoming increasingly likely. As the online magazine "The...

North Korea preparing for first nuclear test since 2017

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North Korea is preparing for its first nuclear test since 2017, according to the United Nations. Most recently,...

Russia and Ukraine apparently reach grain agreement

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In the conflict over the blockade of grain exports from Ukraine, UN Secretary General António Guterres, Turkish President...

Scotland submits plans for independence referendum to court

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The Scottish government is having its plans for a new independence referendum reviewed for legality by the UK Supreme...

Inflation: why struggling pensioners need help

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Resentment is growing among Germany's pensioners. For weeks and months, prices, especially for energy and food, have been...

Russia must be excluded from Swift payment system

For a few days now, everyone has been talking about an abbreviation: Swift. The international payment system Swift is used...

The vaccination commission draws criticism

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More than almost any other event, the pandemic shows that political action should be based on verifiable facts and...

Masked opponent rule partly triggers conflicts at polling station

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

Trump demands corona reparations from China

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

Switzerland saws at the bridge to Europe

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

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...

Reform of euthanasia clears the first hurdle in the Bundestag

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

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...

India farmers' protests raised by celebrities

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

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...

Bavarian State Parliament Elections 2018

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

ITALY : 250 migrants allowed to go ashore from rescue ships

After days of uncertainty, the approximately 250 remaining refugees on board the two rescue ships "Geo Barents" and...

Significantly less cargo in Russian ports

According to figures from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), goods handling in Russian ports has slumped, in...
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US President Biden to ease marijuana rules

U.S. President Joe Biden has announced a pardon for all those convicted at the federal level of simple marijuana...
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Biden has oil export ban under review

The USA was once the land of cheap gasoline. Those days are now over; a gallon on the West Coast now costs up to $6.70,...
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EU Commission to cut funding for Hungary by 7.5 billion euros

Because of corruption and violations of the rule of law in Hungary, the European Commission has proposed to cut payments...
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In 2023, fewer parents will have to pay for childcare

Brandenburg's state government wants to implement important improvements in childcare despite the current freeze on the...
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Serbia and Kosovo reach agreement in dispute over entry rules

The two Balkan neighbors Serbia and Kosovo have settled their dispute over entry rules shortly before the end of a new...
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Bavaria's state forests expect rush for wind power in the forest

It's been a good three years since Minister President and CSU leader Markus Söder announced the rapid construction of at...
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U.S. plans crossings of Taiwan Strait by ships and aircraft

Notwithstanding heightened tensions with China over Taiwan, the United States will transit the Taiwan Strait with ships...
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Kiev gets new weapons and billions from Washington

Ammunition, weapons and equipment for Ukraine - the U.S. is putting together the largest-ever package of military aid for...
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Large majority votes for new constitution in Tunisia

Tunisia's President Kais Saied has expanded his power with a new constitution, adding to worries about an impending end to...
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Brandenburg's interior minister plans new law against child abuse

Brandenburg's Interior Minister Michael Stübgen wants to step up the prosecution of child abuse and toughen penalties. To...
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SPD leader calls for significant increase in citizen's income

SPD leader Saskia Esken is insisting on a significant increase in the standard rates in the reform of the citizen's...
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Inflation is higher than 20 percent in some euro countries

While in Germany the fuel discount and the 9-euro ticket for the train have recently put some pressure on inflation,...
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NATO significantly expands rapid reaction force to 300,000 soldiers

In response to Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine , NATO will rebuild its defenses and increase the number of its...
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China and Russia want to move even closer together economically

The U.S. has criticized China for announcing increased cooperation with Russia. "China claims to be neutral, but its...

More than 2000 teachers demonstrate in Berlin for smaller classes

With a warning strike and a demonstration in front of the Rotes Rathaus (Red City Hall), Berlin teachers on Thursday...

US President Biden arrives in Brussels for NATO and EU summits

U.S. President Joe Biden will travel to Brussels next week Thursday for a special NATO summit. The White House said...
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Will Qatar step in if Russia turns off the gas?

There is still enough gas to get us through the rest of the winter, even if Russia turns off the gas tap in response to...

EU leaders announce tough sanctions package against Russia

EU leaders have announced a tough sanctions package against Russia. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said...

The FPIC procedure of UN principles applied for the very first time in Russia

Residents of the Tukhard settlement located in the Russian part of the Arctic (in the Taimyr Dolgano-Nenets District of...
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Biden plans punitive tariffs with exceptions

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

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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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...

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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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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America won't let China play the role of benefactor

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

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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Controversial Indian Farm Bills Explained

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

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 Elections in Hesse

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

State Parliament Election Results

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

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...

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...