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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...

Germany leads the way in Syrian refugee resettlement

Germany first in Syria refugees resettlement
In the free world there exists a tradition on welcoming refugees from war, revolutions or civil conflicts. The Syria Civil...

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...

Germans and Climate Change

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

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...

Weakening Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage

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

Where Are The Evangelists?

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

Anti-Euro Party Makes Its Official Debut

Alternative For Germany
The Alternative For Germany party, which opposes the existence of the Euro currency, made its official opening debut over...

£8000 Relic of Munich Tragedy

The Munich Clock, on the South-East corner of Old Trafford --munichFOTO/Wiki
A citizen of Manchester is set to collect £8000 for copies of the programme of a Manchester United football match planned...

Syrian President: Regime Change Will Bring Chaos

Bashar Al-Assad, the President of Syria, remains defiant
With resistance to his regime mounting and more blood spilling onto the streets of Syria, President Bashar Al Assad seems...

Arab League Welcomes Syrian Rebels

Ahmad Mouaz Al-Khatib Al-Hasani, the leader of the Syrian Revolutionary Forces
Doha: The conflict in Syria, which has become a marquee of sectarianism in the Middle East, recently went through a flux...
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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...
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...

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...
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;...
GOP has a reputation to maintain

Republican Shenanigans, it's Democracy Stupid!

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

Paraguay Goes to the Polls

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

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...

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...

Bavarian parliament under pressure to cease nepotism

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

An Alternative for Germany

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

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...

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...

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...

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...
Merkel Does U-Turn On Women's Quota

Merkel Commits to a Women's Quota

After a significant internal dispute over the issue, the CDU is going to adopt a commitment to setting up quotas for women...
U.S. Secretary of State in Beijing

China and the U.S. to Work Together on Cyber Security

China and the United States have agreed to work together to ensure cyber security. In a landmark move after months of...
Fakhrul Islam, secular politician killed this week by the Taliban

Secularist Politician Killed by Taliban

A secularist candidate in the Pakistani elections has been killed by the Taliban. Fakhrul Islam was killed was killed on...
Tomislav Nikolic is the incumbent President of Serbia

Serbia Rejects EU-Brokered Deal

Today, the Serbian government rejected an EU-brokered deal regarding the status of Serbians living in Kosovo. The...
The existing controversial mosque in Sendling --munichFOTO/Wiki

Anti-Islamic Protest in Central Munich

The "Civil Rights Party for More Freedom and Democracy" today held a petition in central Munich against the opening of a...
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North Korea Warns Foreigners to Evacuate South Korea

North Korea has warned all foreigners to leave South Korea by the 10th of April. The North has warned foreign companies...

A Recovery To Think About

In 2008, Iceland's three largest banks collapsed, its economy faltered, their currency collapsed and its international...

Eye On

We need 600 words on an interesting political story from any lesser known country around the world. The content is...

China's New President Shows His Colours

Since his election on the 14th of March during the Communist Party's 18th National Congress, China's new president Xi...