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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...

Raila Odinga - 5 intriguing facts you never knew

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

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

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

African Health Sector under stress

Child mortality is improving in African nations
Africa has a variety of problems, fortunes and misfortunes but now the most pressing one that needs urgent attention and...

Independence referendums since 1957

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"Should Scotland be an independent country?" 4.3 million Scots answered this question yesterday after months of...

Pakistan goes to key elections

Pakistan elections can be violent affairs
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...
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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...
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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...

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...

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,...
Is democracy being hijacked by the ruling elite

Battle of the Dynasties (And the Other Guy)

As the US elections are gearing up again for the coming year, both the Democratic and Republican caucuses are in the final...
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"....
Stefan and Martina

Spies, memories and the Wall

East German spies from the infamous "Staatssicherheit", or Stasi in short, kept snooping on Stefan Rudolph's father, a...
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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...
Over 300,000 students making their way to Germany

Quarter of a million students descend on Germany

Most of the incoming 300,000 students prefer not to leave the country once they have finished their studies. For Education...
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...
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Ukrainian majority want a single state

According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center and published by Statista, the Statistics portal, an...