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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...

Flu vaccination: When should you get vaccinated?

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High fever, aching limbs and severe fatigue, these are some typical symptoms of influenza. Influenza is caused by viruses...

Europe's first ecosystem with its own rights

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The largest saltwater lagoon in the western Mediterranean is threatened with ecological collapse. Intensive agriculture is...

Russia plans to mobilize 300,000 reservists

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Nearly seven months after the invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a partial mobilization in...

EU Commission to cut funding for Hungary by 7.5 billion euros

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Because of corruption and violations of the rule of law in Hungary, the European Commission has proposed to cut payments...

Corona decline halts shortly before cold season

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Given the time of year, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) expects more respiratory illnesses in the near future. "An overall...

Lufthansa pilots receive 980 euros more per month

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When the Vereinigung Cockpit union called for the second round of strikes in the wage dispute with Deutsche Lufthansa last...

Real estate as retirement provision: Owners have an early advantage

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Many people start putting money away at an early age. Often their parents, grandparents or godparents do it first, before...

Successor to the nine-euro ticket to arrive in early 2023

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Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing wants the successor to the nine-euro ticket to be clarified by the end of 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...

Serbia and Kosovo reach agreement in dispute over entry rules

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The two Balkan neighbors Serbia and Kosovo have settled their dispute over entry rules shortly before the end of a new...

Lufthansa calls for abolition of mandatory masks in air travel

Lufthansa has spoken out in favor of abolishing mandatory masks in air travel. "We rely on the personal responsibility of...

Phone scammers cause damage of more than 320,000 euros in Berlin

Thousands of people have already fallen for telephone fraudsters who pretend to be employees of Europol - and in some...

Turkey now imports twice as much oil from Russia

Turkey has more than doubled its imports of Russian oil this year. Imports have so far totaled an average of more than...

Berlin has more students than ever before

After about six and a half weeks of summer vacation, the new school year starts this Monday in Berlin and Brandenburg....

Greece is no longer under EU financial supervision

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After twelve years, Greece is no longer under EU financial supervision as of Saturday. This marks the end of a painful...

Bavaria's state forests expect rush for wind power in the forest

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It's been a good three years since Minister President and CSU leader Markus Söder announced the rapid construction of at...

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...

Companies prepare for the worst because of the Rhine crisis

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Shutdowns, short-time work, supply bottlenecks: German industry warns of devastating consequences for the economy in view...

Gas surcharge will be 2.4 cents

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The exact amount of the gas levy to rescue systemically important gas importers is now known: It will be 2.419 cents per...

U.S. plans crossings of Taiwan Strait by ships and aircraft

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Notwithstanding heightened tensions with China over Taiwan, the United States will transit the Taiwan Strait with ships...

Sixt profits from the new desire to travel

For years, Germans could hardly move around the world because of the Corona pandemic, but now they seem to want to relieve...

Kiev gets new weapons and billions from Washington

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Ammunition, weapons and equipment for Ukraine - the U.S. is putting together the largest-ever package of military aid for...

China's exports rise by a surprising 18 percent

China's exports continued to perform unexpectedly strongly in July. Exports rose 18 percent in U.S. dollar terms compared...

Federal states want to co-finance 9-euro follow-up ticket

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The German states are demanding that Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing (FDP) quickly come up with a concept for a...

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,...

Number of parcel complaints rises significantly

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Whether it's incorrectly posted letters or damaged parcels: So far this year, the Federal Network Agency has received more...

First ship with Ukrainian corn set sail from Odessa

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For the first time since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, a ship carrying grain has left...

Oil production now suffers from long Covid

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If we look at the development of the oil price over the past three months, we see parallels with the stock market in...

Brandenburg's interior minister plans new law against child abuse

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Brandenburg's Interior Minister Michael Stübgen wants to step up the prosecution of child abuse and toughen penalties. To...

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...

World Medical Director demands that lockdowns not be categorically ruled out

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According to the chairman of the World Medical Association, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, the Infection Protection Act should...

Inflation is higher than 20 percent in some euro countries

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While in Germany the fuel discount and the 9-euro ticket for the train have recently put some pressure on inflation,...

Talks for the successor to the nine-euro ticket

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Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing (FDP) has shown himself to be open to a successor regulation for the nine-euro...

Germany expects heat wave of up to 40 degrees

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For weeks, the southern countries of Europe have been suffering from drought and heat. A heat wave with highs of up to 40...

Bundestag approves provisional coal-fired power generation as gas substitute

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Because of the gas crisis, the German parliament has cleared the way for more coal-fired power plants to be used to...

Summer flight chaos: British Airways cancels 10,300 flights

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Summer is here. Finally, you can stay outside again until late in the evening and enjoy the well-deserved rays of the sun...

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...

Italy's government wants to decide drought emergency

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Italy's government wants to decide on a state of emergency because of the severe drought in parts of the country. On...

Habeck and city council worry about public utilities

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In view of the gas crisis and rising energy prices, there is growing concern in cities that municipal utilities could run...

FFP2 masks are no longer mandatory on buses and trains in Bavaria

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Despite the rising numbers of corona, FFP2 masks are no longer mandatory for public transport in Bavaria. Only a medical...

Summer 2022: countries with most tourists infected with Corona

The summer vacations are just around the corner in many German states, and there are often hardly any rules regarding the...

Lufthansa boss expects no improvement in flight chaos until winter

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Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr has put passengers in the mood for further difficulties in air traffic. The situation, which...

BA.5 dominant Corona variant in Germany

In the corona pandemic in Germany, the Omicron subline BA.5 is now predominant. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) speaks in...

Corona vaccination prevented 20 million deaths

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Corona vaccinations have prevented nearly 20 million Covid 19 deaths worldwide in their first year, according to a recent...

German seaports threatened with 24-hour standstill

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Germany's major seaports are facing a 24-hour stoppage on Thursday due to a warning strike. Dissatisfied with the results...

More than 1000 dead in Afghan earthquake

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The Afghan-Pakistan border region has been shaken by a violent earthquake. According to official figures, at least...

Producer prices rise 33.6 percent in May

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German manufacturers once again increased their prices at a record pace in May as a result of the war in Ukraine. Producer...

Lauterbach presents seven-point plan against Corona

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Health Minister Karl Lauterbach, in the face of again higher Corona infection figures, relies on caution of all in the...

More than 500 officers deployed in raids on drugs and weapons

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With a large contingent, the police on Thursday in Thuringia, Schleswig-Holstein and Berlin searched premises of suspects...

Corona rules apply in popular travel countries

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For the third time since the start of the Corona pandemic, many vacationers are wondering what rules apply when entering...

Germany approves armaments for 350 million euros

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In the first good three months of the Ukraine war, the German government approved the delivery of weapons and other...

Bundeswehr general sees concrete military threat to Germany

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Senior Bundeswehr General Martin Schelleis has warned of serious military threats to Germany. "We are under acute threat...

Less criticism of deportation measures at BER

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When people are deported to their home countries at BER Airport, they are usually there: Two deportation observers from...

Order shrinkage surprises even experts

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German industry received fewer orders in April for the third month in a row due to uncertainty caused by the war in...

Bahn speaks of expected high passenger volume to tourist destinations

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The travel wave at Whitsun and the nine-euro ticket have led to sometimes overcrowded regional trains and delays. "As...

ADAC expects expensive gasoline prices on Saturday

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The fuel tax cut is having an increasing effect on customers. On Saturday morning, the price of Super E10 rose again, as...

Biden calls for assault rifle ban and stricter gun rules

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Following a series of deadly attacks with firearms, U.S. President Joe Biden has called for tougher gun laws and a ban on...

Berlin's Left Party wants to have qualifications of refugees recognized faster

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The labor experts in Berlin's House of Representatives will again deal with Ukrainian war refugees on Thursday. The Left...

Prices at gas stations fall significantly

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The reduction in the energy tax, which has been in effect since midnight, has led to some significant drops in fuel prices...

G7 countries could save more gas than Russia exports

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The G7 countries could save more gas than Russia exports by 2025, according to a study. As the "Süddeutsche Zeitung"...

Number of toads and frogs in Brandenburg drops dramatically

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In Brandenburg's waters, the number of amphibians such as frogs and toads has decreased significantly in recent years....

STIKO recommends vaccination for all children from five to eleven years of age

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The Standing Commission on Vaccination (STIKO) recommends that all children between the ages of five and eleven receive a...

Monkeypox infections in twelve countries

Experts are at least certain of one thing in view of this unusual series of outbreaks: monkeypox cannot be compared with...

Giffey pleads for faster naturalizations in Berlin

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Berlin's governing mayor Franziska Giffey (SPD) has called for faster naturalization of people without German passports in...

Number of smokers growing, though not in Europe

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Around 1.1 billion people in the world are smokers, and around 200 million also use tobacco in other forms, such as...

Number of firearms in the USA has increased

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The number of guns in private hands in the U.S. has increased sramatically over the past 20 years, according to a...

Shortage of skilled workers in Germany reaches record level

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The shortage of skilled workers in Germany reached record levels in the first quarter of this year, despite the strains on...

North Korea reports 21 more deaths

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North Korea has reported 21 more "fever"-related deaths following a suspected massive corona outbreak. In addition,...

Number of Covid 19 intensive care patients reaches triple digits for first time in months

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The number of critically ill patients treated with Covid-19 in intensive care units in Germany has fallen below 1000. The...

Despite individual corona rules - the Balearic island expects a mass rush

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Mallorca stands for tourism. Mallorca lives from tourism. Mallorca expects after two years of coronavirus pandemic again a...

G7 help Ukraine in cyberspace

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Free data flow, sustainability and the framework conditions for digital technologies were actually the top topics for the...

Several dogs in Brandenburg died from ticks

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After the designation of three TBE risk areas in Brandenburg due to the danger of ticks, several dogs have already been...

Brandenburg BER investigation committee to clarify delays and costs

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Around one and a half years after the opening of the BER airport, a committee of inquiry has begun in the Brandenburg...

Inflation in Turkey rises to almost 70 percent

Inflation in Turkey continues to rise at a very high level. In April, consumer prices rose by almost 70 percent compared...

Number of Lyme disease cases in Berlin increased

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In Berlin, the number of reported cases of Lyme disease has increased in recent years. In 2021, 994 cases of the disease...

German government expects weaker economic growth

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In view of the consequences of the war in Ukraine, the German government sees clear risks for the German economy. It...

European countries take action against high energy prices

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Since last fall, electricity and gas have been getting more and more expensive. Because of the Russian invasion of...

FDP against value-added tax relief for food

In the debate about rising food prices, the co-ruling FDP rejects a VAT exemption for certain products. Faction leader...

Uber brings subscription service "One" to Berlin

Uber is expanding its business model outside North America for the first time with a kind of monthly subscription and is...

Transport in Berlin to become emission-free by 2037

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Regional transport in Berlin and Brandenburg is to become completely emission-free by 2037. On Wednesday, Berlin's Senator...

Why the real estate transfer tax is so high

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It is a tiresome topic for many real estate buyers: the real estate transfer tax. Once the purchase agreement for a...

Authorities report more than 300 dead in South Africa

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The death toll from severe flooding in South Africa has risen to more than 300. By Wednesday evening, 306 deaths had been...

Ukraine war and pandemic - economic growth collapses

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The five leading economic research institutes have significantly lowered their economic forecast for this year. They...

Sri Lanka no longer services its debts

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After months of crisis, Sri Lanka declared its economic collapse on Tuesday. Debt service on the entire $51 billion debt...

Banks are tightening interest rates

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In a survey by the auditing and consulting firm EY, more than one in two banks said they planned to adjust lending...

Lauterbach sees no more scope for relaxation

Following the Bundestag's decision against a Corona vaccination requirement, German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD)...

Scholz rules out new attempt for mandatory vaccination

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Chancellor Olaf Scholz has regretted the failure of a general Corona vaccination obligation, but sees no basis for a...

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...

Longer waiting times at BER again

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Passengers at the capital's BER airport will once again have to prepare for longer waiting times at check-in during the...

RKI: 274,901 new infections - incidence falls slightly

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The nationwide seven-day incidence is lower than the previous day. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the value of new...

Can the U.S. meet liquefied natural gas demand?

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Managers of U.S. liquefied natural gas companies are meeting with representatives of German companies in Berlin at the end...

Lauterbach urges rapid containment of Corona wave

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Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach sees Germany again in a severe Corona wave and has urged the states to take...

Corona rules in Austria

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Coronavirus infections are at record levels not only in Germany but also in Austria. Currently (as of March 23), the...

Boeing 737 crashed with 132 people on board

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A Chinese airplane with 132 people on board suddenly crashed from a great height in southern China. The Boeing 737 of...

Fuel prices drop significantly

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For the first time since the highs of the past few days, fuel prices have dropped significantly. The price of diesel fell...

China denies help request from Moscow

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China has denied reports that Russia asked the Chinese government for military and economic assistance after the war in...

Ukraine reports 35 dead in rocket fire near Polish border

A Russian attack on a military training area about 15 kilometers from the Polish border has killed 35 people and injured...

North Korea tests new intercontinental ballistic missile system

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North Korea has tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile system during missile launches in recent weeks, according...

More than 260,000 new corona infections for the first time

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The nationwide seven-day incidence of new corona infections has again risen sharply. According to the Robert Koch...

Nationwide incidence value rises for the sixth time

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The Robert Koch Institute reports around 157,000 new infections within 24 hours. That is about 35,000 cases more than on...

Coronavirus: These are the places with highest risk of infection

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Germany is relaxing the Corona measures. And while clubs have reopened in some states and schools in Hesse are no longer...

Corona rules almost completely lifted in Austria

A high number of new infections, a seven-day incidence well above 2000, the Corona traffic light is on red nationwide -...

Gasoline price record - time for a tax cut?

The oil price has climbed to new heights: At times on Thursday, North Sea Brent cost 120 dollars a barrel (159 liters)....

VW Group stops Russia business

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Volkswagen is suspending its Russian business because of the war against Ukraine. "Against the backdrop of the Russian...

Volunteer fighters move to Ukraine

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In the fight against Russian troops, Ukraine has called on volunteer fighters from abroad to join them. On Sunday - three...

Germany wants to close airspace for Russian aircraft

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In the conflict with Russia, the German government is preparing to close German airspace to Russian aircraft. Federal...

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...

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...

Compulsory school attendance again from March 1

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The Senate agreed on Tuesday not to extend the suspension of compulsory attendance for Berlin schoolchildren, which has...

No signs of Russian troop withdrawal

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NATO continues to have no credible indications of a withdrawal of Russian troops from the border area with Ukraine. "There...

New Corona rules in Berlin

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Against the backdrop of falling Corona infection figures and positive forecasts from experts, the Berlin Senate is lifting...

Berlin recognizes more doctors from abroad

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Doctors from abroad are increasingly working in Berlin - in the four years from 2018 to 2021, more than 1,300 licenses to...

Berlin Senate does not plan exclusive parking spaces for car-sharing providers

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It is not unusual for car drivers to have to drive around the block one lap at a time before a parking space opens up. In...

Has mandatory vaccination had an effect in Italy?

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The de facto ban on unvaccinated people over the age of 50 from working, which comes into force this Tuesday, has renewed...

Lufthansa considers suspension of air traffic

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Lufthansa says it is closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine and is considering suspending flights. At the moment,...

Telegram apparently blocks several channels

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The operators of the chat platform Telegram have blocked several channels of the extreme right-wing Corona denier Attila...

Meta considers shutting down its services in the EU

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European data protection rules are a high priority in Germany and the European Union. For some time now, this standard has...

Russia accuses U.S. of targeted escalation

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The deployment of 2,000 soldiers to Europe announced by the United States is further fueling the Ukraine conflict in the...

STIKO for second booster for particularly vulnerable groups

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The Standing Commission on Vaccination (STIKO) has come out in favor of the Corona vaccination with the vaccine from the...

Google's advertising business continues to grow rapidly

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Google continues to benefit massively from the boom in online advertising in the Corona pandemic. The Internet giant's...

Agreement for Airbus conversion

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An agreement was signed early Tuesday morning on how Airbus production in Germany is to be restructured. According to the...

RKI shifts disease burden to the forefront

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In light of the skyrocketing numbers of new Omicron infections in the Corona pandemic, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) is...

Foreign countries also interested in e-highway test track

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Test operations for the Schleswig-Holstein E-Highway have been underway on Highway 1 between Reinfeld and Lübeck since...

How the RKI plans to keep an eye on the Corona situation

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As the Omicron wave continues to build, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) is taking a closer look at the burden of disease...

German ten-year interest rate slightly up

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For a long time, the German government booked profits on debt thanks to negative interest rates - investors had to pay on...

Microsoft fears greater damage after cyberattack on Ukraine

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The massive cyberattack on Ukrainian government websites may have caused greater damage and affected more organizations...

Quarantine rules are now in effect

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Following the Bundestag's decision on Thursday evening, the Bundesrat cleared the way for new rules on quarantine and...

Hospital beds are running out

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Hundreds of students walked out of class in New York on Tuesday - a "walkout" in protest, organized in several schools at...

How severe corona courses can be better recognized at home

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Corona disease is insidious. It progresses in two phases. First, most are overcome by a feeling of weakness. Flu-like...

Hospitals expect patient increase due to Corona variant Omicron

Because of the Omicron variant, hospitals in Lower Saxony are preparing for an increase in Corona patients. "The primary...

Anti-corona pill from Pfizer highly effective

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Final data from a clinical trial of U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's Corona drug Paxlovid have confirmed the pill's high...

Why the state is powerless against Telegram

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There is no shortage of goodwill in politics: the new German government is in complete agreement that the messenger...

Several tornadoes raging through Kentucky and other US states

At least 50 people are believed to have been killed by a tornado in the U.S. state of Kentucky. "I fear that there are...

No general contact restrictions over Christmas

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Despite the high infection figures with the coronavirus, the Conference of Minister Presidents, which met on Thursday...

Scholz defends restrictions for the unvaccinated

Chancellor-elect Olaf Scholz (SPD) has defended restrictions on the unvaccinated as a necessary means of breaking the...

Excessive emergency loans, late repayments and shadow budgets

The Berlin Court of Audit has called on the red-green-red coalition for more transparency in finances and a tougher...

Deutsche Bahn relies more on ICE

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From next weekend, German passengers will have new offers - but also higher prices. With the timetable change, journeys on...

America wants to restrict export of surveillance technology

The United States, in cooperation with its allies, wants to restrict the export of surveillance technologies that could be...

Germany-wide restrictions for the unvaccinated

The federal and state governments are planning a comprehensive package - based on the proposals of future Chancellor Olaf...

Ukraine fears Russian invasion

Ukraine has warned of a possible Russian invasion of its country shortly before a NATO meeting. "In the worst case, Russia...

Seven-day incidence rises above 450 for the first time

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The seven-day incidence has risen again and has reached an all-time high. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the number...

Omicron variant "with very high probability" already in Germany

The new Omicron variant of the coronavirus has arrived in Germany "with a very high probability", according to the Hessian...

Beijing wants to force tech companies to withdraw from stock market

This would be the heaviest blow yet in the Chinese government's campaign against the domestic Internet industry, which has...

EMA recommends approval of BioNTech vaccine for children

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has given the green light for the use of BioNTech and Pfizer's Corona vaccine in...

Federal states are preparing to relocate dozen of intensive care patients

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In order to avoid bottlenecks in intensive medical treatment, several dozen patients are to be transferred from the...

China birth rate falls to lowest level since 1978

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The birth rate in China has fallen to its lowest level since the end of the 1970s. The statistics office in Beijing on...

3G on buses and trains in Berlin - how it should work

"Transport only with a valid ticket" - that's what it says on the doors of subways, streetcars and buses. But a ticket...

Incidence in Saxony rises well above 800

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The nationwide seven-day incidence has once again risen to an all-time high. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported the...

Corona: what are the advantages of vaccinating children?

While in Vienna and soon also in Tyrol, under-12s are being vaccinated against Covid-19 without official approval - as an...

Berlin education administration continues to reject mandatory testing in daycare centers

Despite the high incidence and calls for better protection for children against Covid 19 disease, the Berlin education...

Uganda targeted by terrorists

Photos on social media from downtown Kampala show gruesome scenes and destruction. On Tuesday, the capital of Uganda is...

Iraq announces repatriation of migrants

The Iraqi government has announced the first flight to repatriate migrants at the Belarus-Poland border. Iraqi nationals...

RKI registers peak of over 50,000 new corona infections

The number of new Corona infections has once again risen sharply, exceeding 50,000 for the first time in the Corona...

Corona drops rents in retail

The Corona pandemic has caused rents in the German retail sector to collapse for new leases. Especially in the expensive...

Hundreds of migrants gather at border with Poland

Several hundred migrants have made their way on foot to the border with EU neighbor Poland, according to authorities in...

Rising corona numbers: a county with an incidence above 850

The nationwide seven-day incidence has once again increased significantly. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported the...

China responsible for 31 percent of global CO2 emissions

Global CO2 emissions, the main contributor to climate change, will return this year to near pre-Corona levels. This is...

Certain groups should boost their vaccinations now

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The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) urges booster vaccinations against the coronavirus initially only for...

RKI registers 16,887 new Corona infections

The increase in seven-day incidence in Germany, which has been ongoing for a good two weeks, continues. The Robert Koch...

Christmas markets open earlier

The Christmas market season is just around the corner - and in some places, it's starting particularly early this year....

Covid-19 despite vaccination - experts not surprised

Though mostly mild: 117,763 probable vaccine breakthroughs - infections with symptoms - have been recorded by the Robert...

Inflation in Germany rises to 4.5 percent

There is no end to the rise in consumer prices in Germany. Above all, the price rally for gasoline and diesel has...

China vaccinates children as young as three

In China, children as young as three are now being vaccinated against the coronavirus. Several municipalities and...

Wave of colds in daycare centers

In the second fall without Oktoberfest, many thought Munich would be spared the traditional Wiesn flu wave. But now it's...

Corona crisis worldwide: too little vaccine for poorer people

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There has been no shortage of grandiose announcements in the Corona crisis so far: no one is safe until everyone is safe,...

Seven-day incidence increases by more than five points

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The seven-day incidence of coronavirus in Germany has risen for the eighth consecutive day. The Robert Koch Institute...

Seehofer wants to stop illegal migration from Belarus at EU border

In view of the rising number of migrants crossing illegally into Germany from Belarus via Poland, German Interior Minister...

Berlin's schools need tens of thousands of new all-day places by 2029

According to the German Youth Institute, between 30,000 and 43,000 new all-day places in elementary schools will have to...

Second lava flow on La Palma could form new headland

A second lava flow could reach the sea on the Canary volcanic island of La Palma on Monday and form a new headland there....

No fifth wave - why is the number of Corona deaths rising anyway

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In mid-August, as infection activity from the Corona pandemic slowly picked up in Germany after a quiet summer, another...

Thailand allows vaccinated Germans to enter without quarantine

Germans vaccinated against the coronavirus will soon be allowed to travel to Thailand again without having to go into...

Police unions warn coalition against cannabis legalization

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The federal chairman of the police union (GdP), Oliver Malchow, told the New Osnabrück Newspaper that it made no sense to...

Free Corona tests are still available for these people

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October 11 marks a turning point in Germany's fight against the Corona pandemic. As of that very Monday, rapid tests by...

Abortions banned again in Texas after new ruling

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A Texas appeals court has temporarily reinstated the state's extremely strict abortion law. The court thus granted a...

US special forces train troops in Taiwan

American special forces have been secretly training troops in Taiwan for months. A Pentagon official told the AFP news...

Financial assets rise to 200 trillion euros

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The stock market boom and slump in consumption have made many people richer in the Corona crisis year 2020. According to...

What was behind the Facebook outage

Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp were offline for more than six hours on Monday evening. In the meantime, the services are...

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...

EU to jointly purchase electricity and gas

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There is no end to the soaring energy prices. In European wholesale, a megawatt hour of gas cost more than 90 euros at the...

Energy cost comparison at filling stations

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In the future, thirteen figures on a yellow-orange notice board will show drivers what they could have saved. From...

Daycare educators must be vaccinated

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Although children usually only contract Covid-19 mildly, more and more of them are becoming infected with the virus. Since...

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 -...

More price transparency at the gas station

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Anyone who regularly takes their car to the gas station is familiar with this: the spontaneous glance at the signs when...

Seven-day incidence in Germany

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The seven-day incidence in Germany has fallen again. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the value of new infections per...

Is the end of measures approaching soon?

When will we finally be rid of the coronavirus and all its measures and restrictions? That's probably what millions of...

The nursing care insurance fund is apparently threatened with insolvency

The financial situation of the long-term care insurance fund is apparently precarious due to the additional costs caused...

Clinicians want more reliable rest periods

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It will be about money when the Marburger Bund (MB) meets with the Association of Municipal Employers (VKA) on October 14...

How soccer clubs fleece their fans with ever new jerseys

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For years, soccer fans have grumbled at the increasingly absurd excesses in the jersey trade. But now the wheel seems to...

The BR Volleys are ready for the season

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Good things come to those who wait - that's one way to describe the past few weeks for the BR Volleys. After more than...

Volcanic eruption on La Palma

On the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma, a volcano erupted on Sunday in the Cumbre Vieja area for the first time in 50...

Concern about new violence in Washington

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The iron fences have returned - just in time for the next big demonstration by right-wing groups this Saturday afternoon....

1200 hospital beds in Berlin closed - nursing strike also in Brandenburg

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The nursing staff in Berlin's state-owned hospitals are escalating their strike once again - before the Verdi negotiators...

Pensioners can expect significantly higher pensions

Pensioners in Germany can expect a significant increase in their pay next year, according to the pension insurance fund....

Two Berlin Corona vaccination centers still in operation for a few months

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Despite a recent decline in interest in Corona vaccinations, Berlin's two remaining vaccination centers are to remain in...

Brandenburg to fund battery factory with 120 million euros

The government in Brandenburg, led by Prime Minister Dietmar Woidke (SPD), wants to give the green light for a state...

Armed Forces Commissioner calls for honors for Airlift soldiers from Kabul

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The Bundestag's defense commissioner, Eva Högl, has called for the Bundeswehr soldiers involved in the evacuation mission...

Weather in autumn and winter: Expert with unusual conclusion

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The weather in Germany this year has been fairly awful. Instead of sunshine, the sky was often cloudy. Precipitation was...

More than 40 dead due to severe weather in New York and surrounding area

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The morning after the storm, on the southern tip of Manhattan, one can begin to doubt whether it was perhaps all just a...

New traumas in Berlin for refugees from Afghanistan

Experts say the re-traumatization of refugees from Afghanistan by current events and the Taliban takeover is massive. "It...

Germany seven-day incidence continues to rise

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The seven-day incidence has risen again. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Sunday morning, it was 74.1. The...

USA threatens terrorists with retaliation after attack in Kabul

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After the devastating attack near Kabul airport, U.S. President Joe Biden has threatened the terrorists responsible for it...

Berlin's clubs want indoor parties without masks and measures

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Representatives of the Berlin club scene have demanded an abolition of the distance and mask obligation with parties in...

Manufacturers are working on a corona vaccine for children

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No vaccine has yet been developed and approved for children under the age of twelve, but the good news is: at least the...

The attack on the Kabul airport was not unexpected

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Armed assailants attacked security forces at Kabul airport on Monday night. One Afghan soldier was killed and three others...

What it takes to be considered a Corona recoverer

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The so-called 3-G rule has already been implemented in many places: According to this rule, areas of public life are now...

Haiti sinks defenseless into chaos

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Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti that left over 2,000 people dead and heavy rains, a large number of people...

Three-day nursing strike planned at Charité and Vivantes

In Berlin's Charité hospital and the Vivantes clinics, which are also owned by the state, the nursing staff will in all...

Söder warns Union against loss of power

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Six weeks before the federal election, CSU chairman Markus Söder has warned the CDU/CSU against losing power. "There is...

Devastating forest fires in Russia

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has described the scale of natural disasters in his country as unprecedented. Authorities...

Fake vaccination cards: Telegram as a platform for trade

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In Baden-Württemberg, the 7-day incidence has become obsolete as a guideline in the Corona crisis. Social life is...

More than 2000 registered for follow-up vaccinations

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After possible vaccinations with saline solutions in the district of Friesland, more than 2000 people have already...

Berlin's families and the search for a good elementary school

Every third to fourth family has problems with the elementary school in whose catchment area they live. This is shown by...

WHO chief calls for halt to booster vaccinations

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In order to increase vaccination protection and to protect the population from new virus variants, the first booster...

How to persuade the undecided to vaccinate

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"Flattening the curve" - that was the central demand from science and politics at the beginning of the Corona pandemic....

Quarantine requirement for travel to England remains in place

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Corona figures are currently on the rise again worldwide. This is also the case in France. The incidence has risen...

Immunization centers to offer vaccinations for children and adolescents

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Starting in September, the German states plan to offer a booster vaccination for the very elderly, patients in need of...

New mandatory testing for travelers starts

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The seven-day incidence continues to rise steadily. According to data released by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) this...

Dramatic drought in the Middle East

A heat wave in the Middle East is causing water to become scarce in some regions. For weeks, temperatures in Iran, Iraq...

Pediatricians see no acute danger from delta variant

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The delta variant of the coronavirus has been causing the seven-day incidence in Germany to rise again for weeks. However,...

Dead found after explosion in the Leverkusen chemical park

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The bang of the explosion could be heard for kilometers, and the cloud of smoke that rose afterwards could also be seen...

Incidence rises to 14.3 - Expert sees no chance of herd immunity

The seven-day incidence of coronavirus has been rising for nearly three weeks. According to data released by the Robert...

Corona outbreaks in clubs increase - thousands in quarantine

Due to low infection figures, many German states have relaxed their Corona regulations, and clubs have also been allowed...

THW forces allegedly insulted and pelted with garbage

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In the flooded areas of western Germany, cleanup work is proceeding at full speed, and in some places reconstruction work...

Forest Fires in Canada and the USA continue to spread

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Smoke from wildfires in the western United States and Canada has also reached the U.S. East Coast. While the plumes fogged...

Floods in China - hundreds affected

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The heaviest rainfall in decades has triggered massive flooding in the central Chinese metropolis of Zhengzhou. State...

Pandemic urged mothers to work on weekends

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Home office and childcare difficulties have led to working hours shifting to evenings and weekends in the Corona pandemic....

Refugees in Lithuania : Smugglers in Minsk

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Lithuania is complaining with increasing urgency that its neighbor Belarus is deliberately smuggling migrants illegally...

Storm warnings for Germany

The catastrophic weather of the past few days is not only causing dramatic flooding in North Rhine-Westphalia and...

Google reduces the error rate of its quantum computer

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Nobody's perfect - this is especially true for Google's quantum computer "Sycamore," which two years ago was able to solve...

Venice bans large cruise ships from parts of the lagoon

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Large cruise ships are to stop sailing through parts of the lagoon in Venice from August 1. The government under Prime...

Ethics Council chairwoman against mandatory vaccination for certain occupational groups

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The chairwoman of the German Ethics Council, Alena Buyx, believes that a Corona vaccination requirement for certain...

Blood donor shortage could become problem this year

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Almost every year there is the dreaded summer shortage in the supply of blood donations to German hospitals. But this...

Internet bookstores are more in demand than Amazon

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Alexander Skipis believes that the small bookstores did not fare quite so badly in the past Corona year. There are no...

Corona vaccine and delta variant: how well a third vaccination works

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As of July 5, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), more than half of the people in Germany have received their...

British Prime Minister Johnson: Corona measures end July 19

In England, all Corona measures are to be ended on July 19. Distance rules, mandatory masks and the home office...

German basketball players qualify for Olympics

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The German basketball players have fulfilled their dream of the Olympics with an impressive energetic performance. The...

Cyberattack on Kaseya could affect more than 1000 companies

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A cyberattack on the United States IT firm Kaseya may have affected more than a thousand companies, according to experts....

Germany will experience more heat waves and heavy rainfall

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Scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) see the extreme weather events in parts of Germany...

Is Delta variant underestimated by politics?

The citizens want to enjoy the summer after the hard Corona season - and the tourism industry warns of new restrictions....

Another lockdown cannot be the answer of those in power

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The delta variant of coronavirus is dangerous. It is deadly. We have to take precautions. But at the same time, as CSU...

Biden defends airstrikes on pro-Iranian militias

US President Joe Biden has defended American air strikes in the Iraqi-Syrian border area. He said that the targets were...

Country leaders urge testing and quarantine for vacation returnees

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Calls for stricter corona controls for vacation returnees are growing louder. With an eye on the rapid spread of the more...

Vaccination with RNA vaccines : More benefit than risk

The risk is increased, but the benefit is still much higher. That's the bottom line from the U.S. Centers for Disease...

Relaxations in Switzerland: Almost back to normal

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With surprisingly large steps, Switzerland frees its citizens from restrictions introduced in the fight against the...

New Corona rules apply from Friday in Berlin

Berlin is loosening up: in view of the falling number of new infections, people will no longer have to wear masks outdoors...

Lauterbach warns of delta mutation

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Worrying forecast from SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach. The politician firmly expects that the so-called delta variant...

Spahn wants to lower pharmacy fees for digital vaccination certificates

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Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn wants to reduce the remuneration of pharmacies for the creation of digital Corona...

Forest fire risk rises again in Brandenburg's forests

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At the beginning of March this year, forest fire danger level 3 had already been declared in parts of Brandenburg, but...

To-go plastic littering the oceans

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Every year, between 307 and 925 million larger pieces of trash enter the oceans from European rivers. About 80 percent of...

What the digital vaccination certificate is all about

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What is the digital vaccination certificate and who gets it? The digital proof of vaccination is a document that all...

Heil wants to include self-employed in pension system

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Federal Labor Minister Hubertus Heil wants to include the self-employed to stabilize the pension funds. "The more who pay...

Hack attack: Investigators seize Bitcoin worth millions

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Investigators have recovered the bulk of a ransom payment in the digital currency Bitcoin following the hacking attack on...

Germany seven-day incidence falls below 25

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Health offices in Germany have reported 2440 new Corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. This...

New Corona rules in Berlin

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Incidences in Berlin are going down as vaccination rates are going up. "We have been able to reduce the numbers in recent...

Burned out cargo ship with microplastics sinks

The Sri Lankan Navy wanted to tow the "X-Press Pearl" into deeper waters. Originally, 25 tons of partly dangerous...

State collects too much from pensioners

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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...

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...

Germans save more than ever

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On average, Germans saved more of their income in the first three months of this year than ever before - at least since...

Medical experts doubt sense of child vaccinations

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From the medical side, the impression is often given that the vaccination of children under 16 years of age is beyond...

Berlin schoolchildren to catch up on lessons during vacations

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After the turmoil caused by Corona this school year, many Berlin schoolchildren will have the opportunity to catch up on...

Self-determination law for trans people failed

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A new right to self-determination for trans people will not be introduced for the time being. Corresponding bills from the...

US state of South Carolina allows execution by firing squad or electric chair

For the implementation of the death penalty, the US state of South Carolina wants to allow shootings in the future. The...

Italy starts vacation season despite Corona

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"Book now, we look forward to seeing you!" With these words, Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi is now courting tourists....

What happens on Saturday with Whatsapp?

More than two billion users are supposed to accept new terms of use and a revised privacy policy by Saturday. This...

300 million euros for Corona drugs

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The vaccination campaign is underway, the incidence is falling - will the coronavirus soon be defeated? No, agree Health...

Hamas fire rockets at Jerusalem

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The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians escalated dangerously on Monday. After massive rocket attacks from the...

More cases of poisoning from self-collected plants

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Cases of poisoning in Bavaria have increased - also because more people flock to nature in Corona times and collect plants...

Postponement of 2nd vaccinations only for urgent medical reasons

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When it comes to the vaccine from AstraZeneca, criteria such as age, pre-existing conditions or occupational group will no...

The curfew also applies to BER Airport

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For a good two weeks now, many counties and cities have been enforcing a nighttime curfew when the incidence exceeds 100....

In search of the fair world of vaccinations

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The rich countries ensure that the big pharmaceutical companies based in their countries more or less voluntarily waive...

America supports suspension of patents for Corona vaccines

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For the fight to contain the pandemic worldwide, the U.S. government supports suspending patents on Corona vaccines. The...

Horses and donkeys revive a desert biotope

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A few feral horses and donkeys scratch the sand with their hooves in the Mojave Desert until they reach the groundwater at...

New infections rise to nearly 11,000 cases

Health offices in Germany reported 10,976 new Corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. In...

Study suggests low risk of infection in public transport

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Although employers must allow employees to work from home, many Berliners still rely on public transportation. A joint...

People still finding it difficult to get vaccinated

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After the Senate released the Astrazeneca vaccine for all those willing to be vaccinated, disappointment is spreading. It...

Buses and trains to continue running at night in Berlin

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In Berlin, buses and trains will continue to run at night despite possible curfew restrictions. A spokesman for Transport...

Corona model projects are on brink of collapse

The university cities of Tübingen and Rostock have made many headlines in recent months because of their low Corona...

Netflix growth slows

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Netflix was considered one of the big winners of the Corona crisis. In the midst of the pandemic, the video service gained...

Berlin Senate restricts mandatory testing

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Two weeks after the mandatory testing of staff with customer or guest contact came into force, the Senate has largely...

Association fears financial hardship due to Ramadan restrictions

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Restrictions during Ramadan due to the corona pandemic could put Berlin mosque communities in existential straits,...

Federal government plans: only one contact per household per day

In the fight against Corona, the federal government is planning tough curfews and further restrictions on private...

Anyone who has been vaccinated twice should get "full freedom" back

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Restrictions on basic rights should be withdrawn after the second Corona vaccination. This is what Berlin's Senator for...

How are medical practices promoting vaccination campaign

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When Jens Spahn (CDU) visited the vaccination center in Berlin's Messe on Easter Monday, the health minister seemed a...

How the Easter weekend went in Berlin

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The new contact restrictions in Berlin were largely observed over the Easter weekend. The cool weather probably played an...

Berlin teachers lose priority on vaccination

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Berlin principals' associations and employees have reacted with great concern, as well as bewilderment and anger, to the...

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...

Indoor farms are particularly environmentally friendly

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Glass display cases in grocery stores are nothing unusual. But what is this one doing in the vegetable section of a...

Söder urges quick order for Sputnik V

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Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder is campaigning for the Russian vaccine Sputnik V to be used in Germany. In an...

RKI: Seven-day incidence continues to rise to 119.1

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Health offices in Germany reported 21,573 new Corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. In...

Positive Corona test in the DFB national team

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Ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Iceland, there is a corona case within the German national soccer team. This was...

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...

World Medical president criticises Astrazeneca suspension

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World Medical Association President Frank Ulrich Montgomery is casting doubt on the temporary halt to vaccinations with...

Munich halts establishment of vaccination centers

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First it was said at the end of March, now it could be mid-April until GPs vaccinate against Corona. At the same time,...

Corona Politics : Asia can do better

If you had asked anyone a year ago who would be best placed to deal with the Corona pandemic, many would have guessed the...

10 million vaccinations per week by June

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Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz states that Germany will massively expand its vaccination capacity in the coming...

Mathematical modelling could reduce infection rates

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A quick scan of the cell phone display and the long-awaited entrance to a movie theater, a concert, a handball hall, or...

Commission finally recommends Astra-Zeneca for the elderly

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The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) now recommends the use of the Astra-Zeneca's Corona vaccine for people 65...

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...

Former U.S. President Donald Trump hints at candidacy in 2024 election

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In his first speech since leaving office, former U.S. President Donald Trump underscored his claim to leadership among...

Nasal swab tests now approved

In Germany, people can now test themselves for the coronavirus. The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices...

City wants to prevent sidewalk parking

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In Bogenhausen and Berg am Laim, no-stopping signs have suddenly appeared in streets where residents previously parked -...

Federal housing policy meets with criticism

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This Tuesday, the German government plans to take stock of its "housing offensive". Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU),...

World War II bomb defused in Frankfurt

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The evacuation of Frankfurt's Niederrad district began this morning. For four days, the city's crisis team had planned...

Experts warn against rapid lockdown easing

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Scientists warn against loosening lockdown too quickly in light of the spread of the new Corona variants. "Openings...

Corona outbreak in ice cream factory

After a Corona outbreak occurred at an ice cream factory in Osnabrück, Germany, the number of employees who tested...

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...

Corona, who will be vaccinated first

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The federal government has revised the coronavirus vaccination regulation. The updated version has been in effect since...

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...

Germany lockdown extension latest

The nationwide lockdown will be extended until March 7 following a decision by German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and...

Climate fight looks to CO2 storage

On the roof of the waste incineration plant in Hinwil near Zurich, the air is as low in carbon dioxide as it was before...

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...

Berlin remains top business location despite pandemic

The pandemic has Berlin in its grip - but the city remains an important part of German life. Last year, the state-owned...
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EU states want more leeway on the electricity market

An important week is beginning for Europe's energy markets - and electricity consumers. This Friday, at their meeting in...
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90 refugees drowned off the coast of Syria

At least 89 people have died after a refugee boat coming from Lebanon sank off the coast of Syria. 20 people were rescued,...
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Spain plans wealth tax

In Spain, a fierce tax battle has broken out between the regional governments and the government in Madrid. In view of the...

Harz district wants to buy firefighting aircraft

For the first time, two Italian firefighting aircraft supported the helicopters and ground forces in the forest fire...
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Cash payments on the bus

Berlin's House of Representatives is pushing to allow the purchase of tickets on buses with cash again. During a debate on...
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Rents for student rooms increase sharply

Students have to dig deeper and deeper into their pockets for their rent. On average, rents for student apartments are 5.9...
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German storage facilities 90 percent full despite gas supply freeze

Despite the cessation of gas supplies from Russia at the end of August, German gas storage facilities are now more than 90...
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Heating check mandatory in Germany

The German government has already adopted numerous measures to counter the energy crisis in the winter of 2022/2023. On...
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After 7.2 magnitude earthquake: US center issues tsunami warning for Taiwan

Taiwan was again shaken by a severe earthquake on Sunday. The earth tremors hit the sparsely populated southeastern part...
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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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Corona drug Paxlovid becomes a slow seller

Many hopes were pinned on the Corona drug Paxlovid at the beginning of the year. At the time, the newly developed tablets...
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European gas price at lowest level since end of July

The price of European natural gas fell on Monday to its lowest level since the end of July. In the morning, the price of...
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Cannabis legalization could violate EU law

The cannabis legalization planned by the coalition violates EU law, according to a study by the Bundestag's Scientific...
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Thousands of people bid farewell to the Queen

Thousands of people gathered along the roads in Scotland on Sunday to get a first glimpse of the coffin of the late Queen...
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Bahn has to close dozens of routes due to defective concrete sleepers

Following the fatal train accident in Garmisch-Patenkirchen at the beginning of June, Deutsche Bahn announced that 200,000...
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U.S. to deliver 100 air defense missiles to Taiwan

Military aid for Taiwan, which is under Chinese pressure, is taking concrete shape in the United States. The U.S. State...
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Twelve federal states stop initial admission of protection seekers

In view of the high number of Ukraine refugees and asylum seekers from other states, twelve of 16 German states are...

Business situation in the automotive sector deteriorates significantly

The mood in the executive suites of the German automotive industry deteriorated noticeably in August: For the first time...
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Lufthansa pilots begin strike

Lufthansa pilots plan to paralyze their company's flight operations this Friday with an all-day strike. At shortly after...
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Only about half of citizens want to be vaccinated

"The European Medicines Agency recommends approval of the coronavirus vaccine." Just under two years ago, shortly before...
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Buses and trains almost as full as before Corona

Buses and streetcars operated by Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) have been almost as full as they were before Corona for...
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US economy: Inflationary pressure eases slightly

In the U.S., too, people are keeping their money together. They increased their spending in July by only 0.1 percent...
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More crimes and fewer traffic fatalities in the first half of the year

The number of criminal offenses in Brandenburg rose significantly in the first half of this year, according to police. "We...

Teacher shortage threatens support for students with disabilities

The shortage of teachers in Berlin is becoming a risk for the legal right to school inclusion. This was warned on Tuesday...
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Euro continues to weaken against the dollar

The euro has fallen to its lowest level in 20 years and is settling below parity against the dollar. At 0.9909, the common...

Germans' corona savings cushions are melting away

According to the Ifo Institute, inflation is eroding the additional savings accumulated by Germans during the pandemic....
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Liquid gas from Canada will only be available on a large scale in a few years

Due to the possible drying up of gas imports from Russia, Germany is looking for alternatives. One of them: Canada. The...
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Construction industry records rising sales and income

Construction is still booming in Berlin and Brandenburg, and at the same time it is more expensive than ever before -...
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Japan's pandemic problem: Too little alcohol is drunk

After the pandemic, the Japanese government has a new problem. Young people are drinking too little alcohol. This is the...

Temperatures rise again up to 34 degrees

Breathe easy at the beginning of the week - then the temperatures in Germany climb in many places again to midsummer 26 to...
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Police in Greece stop 1500 migrants at the border with Turkey

Greek security forces have prevented an unusually large number of migrants from illegally crossing into the EU from Turkey...
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Bundesbank chief believes inflation could rise to ten percent

Bundesbank President Joachim Nagel believes the end of the fuel discount and the nine-euro ticket could push the inflation...
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Even fish are now tested for the coronavirus in China

Even fish caught in the sea have to undergo a corona test in China. Videos of fish being swabbed in the mouth with a...
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Producer prices rise at record pace

German manufacturers surprisingly raised their prices at a record pace in July. Producer prices rose by an average of 37.2...
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Munich Airport expects 45 temporary workers from Turkey

Munich Airport is expecting a total of 45 temporary workers from Turkey in the coming weeks - the first as early as next...
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Israel and Turkey resume full diplomatic relations

After years of tensions, Israel and Turkey plan to fully resume diplomatic relations. Both countries have decided to...

Inflation: Starting of school will be expensive

Not only gasoline, heating and food are becoming significantly more expensive in Germany, but also school attendance: In...
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Stiko wants to change Corona vaccination recommendation

The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) is apparently planning to change the Corona vaccination recommendation....

Merz against nationwide mask requirement

CDU leader Friedrich Merz has spoken out against a blanket mask requirement in the fall. "A general mask requirement in...
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Gas storage facilities are three-quarters full - experts warn against euphoria

For weeks now, Russia has been supplying significantly less gas to Germany, and concerns are growing about an energy...
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Up to 33 degrees this weekend in Berlin and Brandenburg

Lots of sun and temperatures above 30 degrees should attract many people in Berlin and Brandenburg to swimming pools and...
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Global warming in Arctic much faster than previously assumed

Global warming in the wake of the climate crisis has progressed much faster in the Arctic than previously assumed,...
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9-Euro ticket depresses German inflation

Fuel discounts and nine-euro tickets caused German inflation to fall for the second month in a row in July. Goods and...

China ends military maneuvers around Taiwan

China's military said it has completed "various tasks" around Taiwan but will continue to conduct regular patrols, it said...
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Drought causes problems for Brandenburg's fruit growers

Brandenburg's fruit growers are struggling with drought, strong sunshine and higher costs. Yields are good overall, but...
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Berlin universities examine measures to save energy

Some students at Berlin's universities may have to adjust to colder seminar rooms in the coming winter semester. In view...
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Lauterbach wants clear vaccination recommendations for all age groups

German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach has called for "clear recommendations" even for people under 60 or 70 on whether...
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U.S. state of Indiana restricts access to abortions

Indiana has passed a sweeping restriction on abortion access. Republican Governor Eric Holcomb signed the law passed by...
Photo by Sandy Millar

Road and rail closures at least until Saturday

The fire in Grunewald in Berlin is still not completely extinguished two days after it broke out - the nearby city highway...
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Hundreds of firefighters continue to battle embers

Hundreds of firefighters were still on duty on Friday against the forest fire that broke out in Saxon Switzerland more than...
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Weather service warns of heavy thunderstorms for the weekend

Germany sweating: Thursday has been the second hottest day of the year so far with up to 39.6 degrees. This preliminary...
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RKI reports monkeypox cases in two teenagers

About three months after the first monkeypox detection in Germany, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) speaks for the first...
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Gas customers must prepare for up to 1190 euros more annually

At the end of August, at least that is the plan, gas consumers will be able to calculate: The amount of the new gas levy...
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What Lufthansa pilots ready to strike want

In the middle of the peak vacation season, Lufthansa pilots have voted to take a tougher stance against their employer,...
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RKI sees sideways movement rather than downward trend

In the development of the Corona summer wave in Germany, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) continues to give no all-clear....
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Aidshilfe demands one million vaccination doses against monkeypox

To get monkeypox infections under control in Germany, many more vaccine doses are needed than have been ordered by the...
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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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Severe earthquake shakes the Philippines

The north of the Philippines has been shaken by a violent earthquake. The Institute of Volcanology and Seismology of the...
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Lauterbach goes to statutory health insurance for corona vaccinations

Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD) has expressed his annoyance at comments made by the head of the National...
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More corona patients in intensive care units

The number of people who have to be treated with Covid-19 in an intensive care unit continues to rise. As of Wednesday,...
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Pilot strike possible in August

After flight cancellations due to industry-wide bottlenecks in the aviation sector, Deutsche Lufthansa is now also...
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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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Forest fire on federal highway 96 north of Berlin

In the middle of the heat wave, a forest fire broke out north of Berlin on Wednesday night. Near the federal highway 96 at...
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China's lockdown drama continues: 264 million people affected by Corona measures

For many months, it was something of an evening ritual in this country for the daily Corona figures to be recited on the...
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Hospitals are running short of medical devices

In addition to rising corona infection figures, supply bottlenecks are currently making themselves felt in hospitals....
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Head of intensive care advises older people to have their fifth vaccination

The President of the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (Divi), Gernot Marx,...
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CDU politicians open to speed limits on motorways

In view of the energy crisis, parts of the CDU are open to a temporary speed limit on highways. Party Vice President...
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Buschmann promises that masks will be compulsory in autumn

The federal government's concept for the Corona Autumn is likely to include "some form of mandatory masks," according to...
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Almost 10,000 canceled regional trains in spring

"The train is cancelled. The reason is short-term illness of the staff. We apologize for any inconvenience." Bad surprises...
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Lufthansa back in the profit zone

The Lufthansa Group flew back into the profit zone in the spring. The still very lucrative cargo business and the...

Scholz rules out tax increases to relieve inflation

Chancellor Olaf Scholz currently sees no possibility for tax increases to distribute the burden of inflation more fairly....
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Cold temperatures in Germany: polar air drives out summer

After the great sweating, is the great shivering now coming? At least that's what some meteorologists are predicting for...
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Habeck wants to secure gas supply by all means

According to Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens), the German government will do everything in its power to secure...
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Corona vaccination for Bundeswehr soldiers remains mandatory

The Corona vaccination remains mandatory for Bundeswehr soldiers. The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig on Thursday...
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Fire brigade prepares for longer operation

After the outbreak of the forest fire in the Lieberoser Heide in southeastern Brandenburg, the fire department is...
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Threat of strikes continue to drive up gas prices

Amid concerns about gas supplies to Europe, a strike by oil and gas workers in Norway could reduce its gas production by...
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Faeser announces easier influx of workers in the hospitality industry

According to the special regulation for airport staff, the federal government is also planning a simplified immigration of...
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Buschmann announces corona concept for autumn

According to Justice Minister Marco Buschmann, the federal government will probably present a concept for preparing for...
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Lufthansa demands use of more modern scanner technology

Lufthansa German Airlines has called for the use of more modern scanner technology at security checkpoints. "There is...
Photo by Joanne Francis

Worst June fires in Brazil's Amazon regions in 15 years

More than 2500 fires were recorded in the Brazilian Amazon in June, according to data from the National Institute for...
Image by Michael Kretzschmar

These rules apply to the paid Corona citizen tests

Testing for Corona free of charge is now a thing of the past after more than a year. From this Thursday on, only certain...
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Vacations: what is significantly more expensive in Italy, Spain and Croatia

Summer vacation in 2022 will be more difficult in several respects: On the one hand, the Corona figures are currently...
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New cars in the EU to be emission-free from 2035

The EU countries want only climate-neutral new cars to be sold in the European Union from 2035. The ministers of the 27...
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Berlin teachers go on warning strike for smaller classes

At many Berlin schools, the usual classes will be canceled on Wednesday. Just under a week before the start of the summer...
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Elementary school in Prenzlauer Berg wants to start later and shorten hours

In view of Berlin's shortage of teachers, an elementary school in Prenzlauer Berg wants to break new ground. According to...

Almost 12,000 Afghans still waiting to leave the country

Almost 12,000 Afghans who have been promised admission from Germany are still waiting to be flown out. This is according to...

Berlin risks blockade on climate protection

And the next hurdle is already looming: The reform of emissions trading, the EU's most important climate protection...
Photo by Diego Gonzalez

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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U.S. Senate passes gun safety bill

The vote in the House of Congress on Thursday was 65 in favor and 33 against. Now the bill must pass the House of...

Berlin takes in 108 Syrian refugees from Lebanon

Berlin has taken in another 108 Syrian refugees from Lebanon. They arrived in the capital on Wednesday, according to the...
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Corona rules now apply in Bavaria

In Bavaria, there are very few Corona regulations left - and even those have been relaxed yet another time: Since...
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Consumer centers call for 29-euro ticket for local transport

The consumer centers are also calling for a connection offer for the 9-euro tickets on local public transport throughout...
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317 confirmed monkeypox cases in Berlin

The number of registered monkeypox cases in Berlin has continued to rise. As of Monday, 317 laboratory-confirmed...
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Lack of corona testing could make us 'blind to the evolution of the virus'

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued an urgent warning against slackening in the fight against the virus in...
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More doctors from abroad in Berlin

More and more doctors trained abroad want to work in Berlin. The number of applications for recognition of doctors...

Brandenburg's Minister fears extremely dangerous forest fire summer

When Brandenburg's Prime Minister Dietmar Woidke (SPD) arrived in Treuenbrietzen on Sunday evening, firefighters had...

Supermarkets sell extra-thick "cheat" bags

German Environment Minister Steffi Lemke (Greens) has urged supermarket operators to comply with the current ban on...
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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...

Zelensky pledges participation in G7 and NATO summits

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyyhas accepted the invitations to the G7 and NATO summits at the end of June....
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Under half of Berlin's 44,000 gas lanterns converted

Despite much debate and some resistance, almost half of Berlin's approximately 44,000 gas lanterns have now been replaced...
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Swiss airspace reopened

After a disruption at the Swiss air traffic control Skyguide on Wednesday morning, the airspace over the Alpine country is...
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Fewer students switch to teaching profession

The number of students interested in a lateral entry into teacher training is falling, as can be seen from the number of...
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Bundesbank expects inflation above 7 percent and weaker growth

According to the Bundesbank, the consequences of the war in Ukraine are slowing economic growth in Germany and driving up...
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Flight cancellations at BER since early Friday morning

Warning strikes have been affecting airline Easyjet's flights at the capital's BER airport since early Friday morning....
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Medical association warns against further Corona data blind spots

In the fight against the Corona pandemic, Germany urgently needs a better database, in the view of the German Medical...
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Stiko recommends vaccination against monkeypox for risk groups

In view of the increasing number of monkeypox cases in Germany, the Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) considers...

Up to 10,000 people in need of protection still waiting to leave Afghanistan

Ten months after the radical Islamic Taliban took power in Afghanistan, up to 10,000 people are still waiting to leave for...

This is how Germany should prepare for the Corona Autumn

It is likely that the number of corona infections will rise again in the fall. People will then be indoors more often...
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Deutsche Bank brings hundreds of programmers from Russia to Berlin

Deutsche Bank is bringing hundreds of programmers from its technology center in Russia to Berlin. Germany's largest...
Photo by Sebastian Bednarek

What follows from iOS 16 for the iPhone 14

When Apple introduces the iPhone 14 in the fall, the also new operating system iOS 16 will also reach older devices. As...
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Second confirmed monkeypox case in Brandenburg

In Brandenburg there is the second confirmed monkeypox case. The virus was detected in a 35-year-old man from the district...
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Missile tests day after military exercise by South Korea and the U.S.

Despite international sanctions, North Korea has again tested several ballistic missiles, according to South Korean...
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Amphibian and reptile species threatened by drought years

The low rainfall in recent years has not only severely reduced amphibians in Brandenburg, but also many reptile species....
Photo by Jan Reinicke

Territory occupied by Russia corresponds to one third of Germany

The war in Ukraine has been going on for almost a hundred days - and Russian troops hold large parts of Ukraine. "About 20...
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Three cities still above nitrogen oxide limits

One year after the European Court of Justice's nitrogen dioxide ruling against Germany, the Environment Ministry and...
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Germany's largest housing group announces significant rent increases

Millions of German tenants will have to brace themselves for sharper rises in housing costs: Germany's largest real estate...
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Shanghai lifts many restrictions after two months of lockdown

After two months of strict lockdown, restrictions have largely been eased in the eastern Chinese port city of Shanghai....
Photo by Tim Mossholder

Biden has modern missile systems delivered to Ukraine

The U.S. government is supplying Ukraine with modern multiple rocket launchers as part of a new security package to defend...
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Relief over interest rate outlook boosts US stock markets

The U.S. stock markets on Thursday have strongly expanded the previous day's gains. According to stockbrokers, as on the...
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Fewer and fewer Corona-infected people in clinics

Corona infections and hospital admissions continue to decline significantly, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI)....

Government decides on tenant relief for climate tax

The German government has initiated relief for millions of tenants in the climate tax for residential buildings. According...

Payment in many supermarkets and gas stations only possible with cash

Anyone who wants to pay by card at the supermarket checkout or gas station often has to resort to cash. Payments with EC,...

Which virus variants are there and how dangerous are they?

Similar to the coronavirus, for example, there are different pathogen variants of monkeypox, which is spreading worldwide...
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Inflation: why struggling pensioners need help

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

Nationwide sale of nine-euro ticket has begun

Deutsche Bahn and numerous transport associations in Germany began selling nine-euro monthly tickets on Monday. In the...
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Belgium sends monkeypox infected person into isolation for 21 days

Anyone infected with the monkeypox virus must isolate themselves for 21 days in Belgium in the future. This was decided by...
Image by Richard Alexander

U.S. wants to deliver anti-ship missiles to Ukraine

According to insiders, the USA wants to provide Ukraine with advanced anti-ship missiles so that it can break the Russian...
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RKI registers 42,375 new Corona infections

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has reported the nationwide seven-day incidence as of Saturday morning at 342.0. This is...
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WHO calls for rigorous contact tracing for monkeypox patients

After the appearance of monkeypox in humans in Europe and the United States, the World Health Organization (WHO) has...
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Weather service warns of extreme storms

Parts of Germany are threatened by severe thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday. Especially on Friday, according to the...
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Deutsche Bahn updates ICE

Deutsche Bahn wants to attract more passengers to its trains with new seats and a changed interior design in the ICE....
Photo by Guillaume Périgois

EU expects 300 billion for independence from Russian energy

According to the EU Commission, the European Union must invest up to 300 billion euros by 2030 in order to become...
Photo by Scott Graham

Sweden's Foreign Minister has signed membership application

Sweden's Foreign Minister Ann Linde signed her country's NATO membership application on Tuesday. "Our NATO application is...
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New prices in Munich: A taxi ride is much more expensive

Driving a cab is becoming more expensive in Munich: one of the reasons is the increased price of gasoline. The new rates,...
Image by Fernando Zhiminaicela

Number of infections declines, incidence drops to 477

The Robert Koch Institute has reported the nationwide seven-day incidence as of Saturday morning at 477.0. That's...
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Russian energy company stops deliveries to Finland

A Russian company that imports electricity to Finland has announced a supply stop at short notice. As the Helsinki-based...
Image by Dennis Trevisan

EU announces another 500 million euros for arms deliveries

The EU wants to provide a further 500 million euros for the supply of weapons and equipment to the Ukrainian armed forces....
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Berlin hardly calls up funds for cycle path financing

The federal government is donating a total of 657 million euros to the states for better bike paths. Berlin could get 30...
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Bitcoin has not been worth much for a long time

The original cryptocurrency Bitcoin fell to its lowest level since the end of 2020 at 26,591 US dollars on the Bitfinex...

Educators work so hard

It's been going on all week, just like this Thursday: teachers at municipal daycare centers and after-school programs are...
Photo by Ethan Robertson

Lots of sun in Berlin and Brandenburg - but drought causes problems

After several dry months now summery outdoor weather already at the beginning of May: Maximum temperatures of up to 28...

Real estate prices rise to record high

The price increase in the German real estate market continues with unchanged momentum. As reported by the Association of...
Image by Fernando Zhiminaicela

Authorities tighten Corona measures in Beijing

Corona measures in the Chinese capital Beijing have been further tightened. The city center of the Chinese capital was...
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Alba Berlin enters the play-offs in first place

Games between Alba Berlin and the Basketball Löwen Braunschweig are not under a good star this year. In January, the...
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Taliban prescribes women burqa in public

Taliban chief Hibatullah Achundsada has mandated that women in Afghanistan wear a burqa in public. They should wear the...
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Munich remains top in German real estate prices

Munich still achieves top values both in the development of purchase prices and in the increase in value for...
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RKI lowers Corona risk rating

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has lowered its risk assessment of the current Corona situation in Germany by one level....

Nine-euro ticket for local transport have been finalized

Barely four weeks before its planned launch, the Berlin-Brandenburg Transport Association (VBB) on Friday announced...
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More than 30 million people for 2022 census starting May 15

Starting May 15, more than 30 million randomly selected people nationwide will be surveyed for the census. It consists of...
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Inflation in Germany rises to 7.4 percent in April

The exceptionally strong price increase continues. In April, the inflation rate in Germany reached 7.4 percent, as the...
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Entry rules will be extended until the end of May

Corona rules will continue to apply for vacation returnees entering Germany for the time being. The federal cabinet...

Low-income earners receive one-time payment of 200 euros

Recipients of social benefits are to receive a one-off payment of 200 euros in July due to the burden of the Corona...
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UK retailers cut prices

Two of the largest retailers in the UK are responding to the rapidly rising cost of living with price cuts and wage...
Photo by Chuanchai Pundej

How the traffic light curves through budgetary law

Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) claims to have always thought through his decisions and statements and to formulate them very...
Photo by Mufid Majnun

Incidence decreases to 807.0

The nationwide seven-day incidence for new Corona infections has dropped again slightly. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI)...
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BR Volleys shorten final series

The contrast between Cédric Énard and Mark Lebedev could not have been greater on Saturday evening. At the third final...
Photo by Kevin Schmid

Ukraine now has more tanks than Russia

The U.S. Department of Defense now considers the Ukrainian military to outnumber Russian forces in armored vehicles. Due...
Photo by Dominik Lückmann

Lockdown in Shanghai - higher prices loom in Germany

The congestion of cargo ships due to the ongoing corona lockdown in Shanghai is disrupting global supply chains and will...
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RKI detects new coronavirus variants in Germany

Several of the fairly new omicron sublines and mixed variants have so far been found relatively rarely or not at all in...
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Euro exchange rate rises significantly

Speculation of an imminent interest rate hike in the euro zone drove up the euro exchange rate on Thursday morning. One...
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Germany prepares exchange of heavy weapons for Ukraine

The German government is preparing a ring swap for the delivery of heavy weapons to Ukraine. According to information...
Image by Gerd Altmann

Corona incidence falls below 700

The nationwide seven-day incidence has continued to decline. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the value of new...
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More than 70,000 passengers at BER for the first time

A few days abroad, a visit to relatives - at Easter there are many reasons to travel, and the vacations make it easier....
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More conversions from rental to owner-occupied apartments

The number of conversions from rental to owner-occupied apartments rose to a record high in Berlin in 2021. Owners had a...
Photo by Markus Winkler

WHO observes new Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5

In light of new coronavirus subvariants, the World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned that countries are testing less....
Photo by Markus Winkler

These rules for the corona quarantine apply in Bavaria

Anyone who has contracted the coronavirus or had contact with someone infected must stay at home and keep away from other...
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Potatoes increase in price by 88 percent

Even before the start of the war in Ukraine, producers of agricultural products raised their prices more sharply than they...
Image by Kevin Campbell

US inflation rate above eight percent for the first time in 40 years

The last time prices rose as dramatically as they are now, a certain Ronald Reagan was reigning in Washington. Olivia...
Photo by Mufid Majnun

Vaccine denial under the spotlight

The North Rhine-Westphalia Office for the Protection of the Constitution is the first intelligence service to describe the...
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Baerbock promotes delivery of heavy weapons to Ukraine

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has spoken out in favor of supplying heavy weapons to Ukraine. "Ukraine needs...
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S-Bahn Munich tests all-day bicycle transport

Those planning excursions to the area around Munich are often bothered by the closing times for taking bicycles on the...
Image by Jo Wiggijo

VELOBerlin in Tempelhof marks start of cycling season

After a two-year break due to the pandemic, around 200 exhibitors will present their products and services related to...
Image by Merja Partanen

Majority in Finland wants to join NATO

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö assumes that his country will join NATO. Speaking to German journalists a day before...

Berlin airport starts Easter baggage system issues

Shortly before the start of the Easter vacations, there were problems with baggage handling and waiting times for...
Photo by Ehud Neuhaus

Fear of price shock

A small group of demonstrators has gathered in front of the European Council, carrying Ukrainian flags and holding up a...
Image by Gerd Altmann

Ukrainian refugees to be distributed in Germany

The federal and state governments want to facilitate a "swift and fair" distribution of refugees from Ukraine in Germany....
Photo by Felipe Simo

US, UK and Australia want to jointly develop hypersonic weapons

The United States, UK, and Australia plan to jointly develop hypersonic weapons. The trilateral cooperation is taking...
Image by Frauke Riether

RKI reports 180,000 new infections, incidence continues to fall

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reports 180,397 new infections within 24 hours. That's 56,955 fewer cases than a week ago...

Six new features for voice messages on Whatsapp

Whatsapp is giving its voice messages an extensive update. The six new features will be introduced gradually in the coming...
Photo by Eric Prouzet

Unemployment falls in March despite first effects of war

Notwithstanding the initial economic impact of the Ukraine war, unemployment in Germany continued to fall thanks to a...
Image by Rohit Verma

Saudi Arabia announces ceasefire in Yemen during Ramadan

The Saudi-led military coalition active in Yemen has announced a ceasefire for the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan. "The...

Russia insists on ruble payments for gas supplies

Following the EU's widespread rejection of payment for gas supplies in rubles, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has...
Image by (Joenomias) Menno de Jong

Berlin finally gets the first 200 e-charging lanterns

After a delay of several years, Berlin is converting streetlights in Steglitz-Zehlendorf and Marzahn-Hellersdorf into...
Image by Tom Wieden

Ministry of Transport wants to review decision on passenger car tolls

The Federal Ministry of Transport wants to consider an arbitration decision in the dispute over the failed passenger car...
Image by David Roumanet

Coalition leaders agree on relief package

Due to rising prices, people in Germany are to receive one-off relief in the form of a flat-rate energy tax of 300 euros...

High incidence could last until Easter

The current very strong Corona spread could continue until about mid-April, according to Berlin-based virologist Christian...
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Berlin builds 400 sirens

With the siren support program launched by the federal government, about 5000 sirens can be supported throughout Germany....
Photo by Mantas Bytautas

Ukraine's President Zelensky combines national TV channels

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Selenskyj is having all Ukrainian television stations merged. This was reported by...
Photo by Frantzou Fleurine

Habeck seeks alternatives to Putin's gas

In the shadow of the Ukraine war, Robert Habeck is on the road as a traveling salesman. The German government wants to...
Image by Pete Linforth

Lauterbach advocates compulsory vaccination

Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD) has strongly advocated in the Bundestag for the introduction of a general...
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Countries sharply criticize new Infection Protection Act

Before the prime ministers' conference on Thursday, several German states have voiced criticism, some of it sharp, of the...

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...

German airport strike causes flight cancellations

At Munich Airport itself, there were initially no protests by staff, a spokesman said in response to a query. "Munich has...
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New Corona rules for office work

The end of the blanket home office requirement and mandatory masking only if the employer deems it necessary: With the...
Photo by Gene Gallin

Freight forwarders warn of empty supermarket shelves due to fuel costs

The extreme rise in fuel prices is taking a break. Both for diesel and for super gasoline of the E10 variety, the prices...
Photo by Souvik Banerjee

Youtube blocks Russian state media worldwide

YouTube is declaring war on videos and channel owners who deny the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The video platform has...

Lauterbach expects corona case numbers to continue to rise

Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach has warned against carelessness ahead of the planned imminent abolition of Corona...
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Meta allows calls for violence against Putin and Russian military

The U.S. company Meta is partially relaxing its rules for Facebook and Instagram users to allow calls for violence against...
Photo by Ahmed Zalabany

IMF and USA want to help Ukraine with several billions

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved $1.4 billion (1.27 billion euros) in emergency aid for Ukraine. "The...
Image by Fernando Zhiminaicela

Austria suspends compulsory corona vaccination

Austria has suspended the general Corona vaccination requirement that has been in effect since early February. Compulsory...
Image by Jose Eduardo Camargo

Amazon rainforest threatens to become savannah

The destruction of the Amazon rainforest could soon be so advanced that the ecosystem, which is so important for the...
Photo by Leo Dalitte

Russia threatens to stop Nord Stream 1 gas supply

After the start of the war against Ukraine, Russia openly threatened to cut gas supplies through the Nord Stream 1...
Image by Hosny Salah

Evacuation of Mariupol fails again

The evacuation of the Russian-besieged port city of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine has failed for the second day,...
Image by SatyaPrem

Federal government raises 200 billion euros for greater energy security

The German government wants to spend 200 billion euros in the coming years on climate change and greater independence from...

Putin sees no requirement for martial law in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin currently sees no preconditions for declaring martial law in Russia. Such a situation...
Image by Alina Kuptsova

Visa and Mastercard temporarily suspend operations in Russia

Following in the footsteps of numerous other Western companies, U.S. credit giants Mastercard and Visa are also suspending...
Image by Gerd Altmann

New Corona rules apply in Berlin

Against the backdrop of falling infection figures and declining hospital occupancy by people infected with Corona, the...
Image by Souvik Banerjee

Netflix stops production of Russian original series

The streaming service Netflix has stopped its productions in Russia in response to the attack on Ukraine ordered by...
Image by Thomas G. from Pixabay

Nationwide seven-day incidence rises slightly

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has now reported a slight increase in the nationwide seven-day incidence after several...
Image by RafaÅ Flasza

Germany delivers more anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine

Ukraine is to receive further weapons from German stocks to defend against air attacks. According to military sources, the...
Image by Gerd Altmann

Euro zone inflation rises to 5.8 percent

Inflation in the euro zone rose to 5.8 percent in February. This was announced by the European statistics office Eurostat...
Photo by Mika Baumeister

Court overturns incomplete J and J vaccination status

For a long time, Johnson & Johnson vaccinees were considered fully immunized with just one vaccination of Johnson...
Photo by Mika Baumeister

US eases mask guidelines

More than 70 percent of the population can avoid wearing a mask indoors in the United States. This is according to the new...

Munich prepares for Ukrainian refugees

The city of Munich could soon take in war refugees from Ukraine - the city is currently preparing for this case, according...
Photo by Lucca Belliboni

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...

Russian President Putin declares war on Ukraine

Vladimir Putin has declared war on Kiev. "We seek the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine," the Russian...
Image by Hans Braxmeier

Brazil storm death toll rises to more than 200

After landslides and flooding as a result of heavy rain, the number of dead in the mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro...
Image by Gerd Altmann

30,000 Afghans are waiting for asylum decisions

Nearly 30,000 Afghan protection seekers are waiting for their asylum applications to be processed in Germany, including...
Photo by Matt Palmer

Increasing wildfires due to climate change

Devastating wildfires like the recent ones in Australia and California will increase significantly because of climate...

USA imposes sanctions on Russia

U.S. President Joe Biden continues to anticipate a large-scale attack by Russia on the neighboring country following the...
Image by Markus Christ

Deutsche Bahn renewed suspension of regional services

"Ylenia", "Zeynep" and now "Antonia": At the turn of the week, the third storm is rushing over Berlin and Brandenburg -...
Photo by Chris Gallagher

Storm "Zeynep" kills at least nine people in Europe

At least nine people lost their lives on Friday in Germany and other countries as a result of hurricane "Zeynep". In the...
Image by Fernando Zhiminaicela

Nationwide seven-day incidence decreases

The seven-day incidence of new corona infections in Germany has fallen again. According to the Robert Koch Institute...
Photo by Pawel Czerwinski

Google deals another blow to Facebook

Meta Platforms, the Internet company built around the social network Facebook, gave the stock market a shock two weeks ago...
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Rights for rail passengers during severe weather conditions

General passenger rights apply in the event of delays and train cancellations. Deutsche Bahn often responds to exceptional...
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Austria ends almost all Corona measures on March 5

Austria plans to lift almost all Corona measures on March 5. The mask requirement is to remain in place. This was...
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Traffic lights agreement on CO2 price sharing

According to information from the AFP news agency, the government has agreed on key points for the planned sharing of CO2...
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Almost all corona restrictions are to be lifted

Extensive relaxations in the Corona policy are emerging ahead of the federal-state round on Wednesday. A draft resolution...
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Canada wants to end corona protests with emergency law

With protests in Canada against the government's Corona policy heating up for weeks, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans...
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RKI registers fewer new infections - incidence increases

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has reported an increase in seven-day incidence nationwide, once again reaching an...
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Novavax vaccine now also tested in adolescents

After the European authorities approved the vaccine on December 20 and the Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) also...
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Measures against shortage of breast cancer drugs

The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices has initiated measures to counter a supply shortage of the important...
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2 G when shopping should fall nationwide

Many German states have already abolished it, and now the 2-G rule in retail is about to be abolished nationwide. At their...
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Incidence and new infections rise slightly

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has reported an increase in the seven-day incidence rate nationwide, once again reaching...
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Bavaria does not want mandatory vaccination for nursing staff

For the time being, Bavaria does not want to implement the facility-based vaccination requirement for nursing staff, which...
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Quarterly report paints a mixed picture of Amazon

Amazon reported revenue growth of 9 percent to $137.4 billion for the final quarter of 2021, roughly in line with...
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Europe and Africa can only achieve energy transition together

This year, Europe and Germany in particular are moving from ambitious announcements to decisive action on climate...
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Apple costs Facebook $10 billion

The parent company of social network Facebook startled the stock market with a surprisingly cautious outlook when it...
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Inflation in Turkey is getting out of control

This week, Turkey attracted attention with positive figures from tourism and foreign trade. But inflation figures...
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Relaxations not feasible because of vaccination gaps

In the debate about possible relaxations of Corona measures in Germany, virologist Christian Drosten believes the time has...
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German natural gas storage facilities only 37 percent full

The consumption of natural gas is continuing, and as a result the levels in Germany's storage facilities are also falling...
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Denmark lifts Corona restrictions

Denmark is the first EU country since the start of the Omicron wave to have lifted almost all Corona measures: Despite...
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Seven-day incidence reaches high of 1073

The incidence value of new corona infections in Germany has once again reached an all-time high. The Robert Koch Institute...
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Russia apparently continues troop buildup

The strength of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border has continued to increase "over the past 24 hours," according to...
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Germany sends field hospital to Ukraine

In the Ukraine conflict, the German government wants to deliver a field hospital to Kiev, but continues to reject arms...
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Vienna performs more PCR tests than the whole of Germany

German laboratories are running out of capacity for PCR tests - and not just in Berlin. According to the laboratory...
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British consider troop increase in Baltics and Poland

In view of the Russian troop presence on the border with Ukraine, the British government is considering sending hundreds...

Slaughterhouses threatened with new Corona freeze

Slaughterhouses in North Rhine-Westphalia are at a standstill due to a lack of personnel. According to the German Meat...
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Austria raffles 500-euro vouchers among vaccinated persons

In addition to the planned Corona vaccination requirement in Austria, financial incentives are to encourage people to...
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U.S. wireless companies suspend 5G launch at airports

In the midst of the pandemic, U.S. airlines were threatened with another crisis, but it appears to have been averted for...

Germany approves record arms exports

Germany has approved more arms exports in 2021 than ever before. This is according to a preliminary balance sheet of the...
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Lauterbach speaks out against vaccination register

Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD) is firmly opposed to the establishment of a vaccination register in Germany....
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Seven-day incidence exceeds 500 for the first time

German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach warns of a high number of deaths and massive restrictions in hospital treatments in...
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Omicron threatens China's economy

"Ayis" are hard to come by in Shanghai. The services of the domestic helpers, whose Chinese name literally stands for...
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German economic output up 2.7 percent in 2021

With 2.7 percent growth, the German economy has bounced back in 2021 after the Corona low. However, the increase in gross...
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Researchers see Omicron peak in U.S. and U.K.

Scientists in the U.S. see a turnaround in the fight against the highly contagious corona mutant Omicron. "It [the mutant]...
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The dangerous dependence on pesticides

Domestic apple production is impressive. Fruit growers in this country harvest more than one million tons in a good year....
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Significant increase in the number of part-time workers

The number of people working short hours in Germany has risen sharply amid the new Corona wave. It increased to 879,000...

Scholz cannot keep promise of mandatory vaccination

The goal set by Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) of introducing compulsory vaccination by March at the latest can no longer be...

Germany apparently stops arms exports to Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Shomart Tokayev has discussed in a phone call with Russia's president how to calm the...
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What should you do and avoid after receiving the vaccination?

The vaccination campaign continues in Germany. It is clear that the dangers of a Corona infection are to be rated much...
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Scholz announces efforts to overcome Corona crisis

A week after his election as chancellor, Olaf Scholz (SPD) has reassured citizens that the Corona crisis can be overcome....
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Vaccine shortage looms at the beginning of the year

The nationwide seven-day incidence has dropped again compared to the previous day. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave...
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Health ministers discuss booster incentives

In the Corona crisis, the health ministers of the federal and state governments want to discuss this Tuesday uniform...
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Heavy damper for women's handball at the World Cup

A heavy blow instead of a tailwind for the knockout round: Germany's women's handball team suffered a heavy defeat at the...
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Omicron discovered for the first time in boostered patients

A group of seven Germans aged 25 to 39 have contracted the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in South Africa, although...
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Biontech founder Sahin considers boosters to be necessary after three months

Biontech founder and chief executive Ugur Sahin advocated having booster sensations done after just three months. "If...
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What the Stiko recommendation means for children

Corona vaccinations of children under twelve years in Germany are getting closer - but not yet on a large scale. The...
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Lauterbach announces vaccine inventory

Germany's new health minister, Karl Lauterbach, has stressed the importance of booster vaccinations in the fight against...
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In the Corona pandemic, blood is in short supply

You can't do without blood donations - that also applies during a pandemic. However, safety concepts become all the more...

Spahn: Further travel restrictions not necessary

The EU has already had several painful experiences with border closures during the Corona pandemic. In the first phase,...

Mount Semeru volcano eruption death toll rises to 34

Three days after the volcanic eruption on the Indonesian island of Java, helpers have recovered more bodies. The number of...

Global defense industry increases sales despite pandemic

The world's leading defense companies increased their sales last year despite the Corona pandemic. The 100 largest...
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The vaccination commission draws criticism

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

South Africa: train used to vaccinate

Passenger rail transport is as good as dead in South Africa, and the state-owned transport company Transnet is in a coma....

The nationwide seven-day incidence rises to 442.1

After a brief interruption, the nationwide seven-day incidence of new Corona infections has risen again. According to the...

Apple and Lego open stores at height of pandemic

Open Sundays in Berlin and a few shopping centers in Brandenburg could turn into a business flop, especially for smaller...
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Lauterbach's instructions against the fourth Corona wave

Ahead of the upcoming federal-state conference on the current Corona situation, health expert Karl Lauterbach has...

Turkish central bank intervenes in the foreign exchange market

By selling foreign currencies on the foreign exchange market, the Turkish central bank is trying to counter the...

Austria plans to enforce mandatory vaccination

In order to gain as much acceptance as possible for the planned mandatory vaccination, the Austrian government is trying...

Is the omicron mutant more widespread in the UK yet?

Six more cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus were confirmed in the United Kingdom on Monday, bringing the total to...
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Rules for the new normal

No financial support to set up a workstation, no contribution to additional heating and electricity costs - this is true...
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Portugal is the paradise of teleworking

Home office work, which spread rapidly in Corona times, has many advantages. And it is desired by an increasing number of...
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Three quarters of clinics postpone operations

Due to the large number of covid patients in intensive care units, normal operations can now no longer be maintained in...

What happened outside room 5112 at the Regal Airport Hotel in Hong Kong

Little is yet known about the new Sars-CoV-2 variant, which apparently originated in South Africa. What is becoming...

How dangerous is the new virus variant from South Africa?

Is this now the virus variant that is even more contagious than Delta? Or even one that is so different that the vaccine...

Number of Corona outbreaks in schools increases significantly

In schools, there are currently again significantly more frequent Corona outbreaks. That's according to the Robert Koch...

New Corona super variant in Southern Africa

The spread of a new, potentially very dangerous variant of the coronavirus in southern Africa has caused international...
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Parents are better off in the fourth wave

A recent survey shows how important it is for parents that their children can attend schools and daycare centers during...
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Saxony faces possible lockdown

Saxony's seven-day incidence is over 1000 - the highest since the pandemic began. Covid-19 intensive care patients were...

USA invites Taiwan to online summit for democracy

Amid strained relations with China, the U.S. government has invited Taiwan to its online democracy summit. A list released...
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Mandatory vaccination in German Armed Forces is inevitable

For Bundeswehr soldiers, protection against the coronavirus is to be included in the list of vaccinations that must be...

What you need to know about the third vaccination

"Booster vaccination is the completely wrong term in my eyes," says Professor Carsten Watzl. The Secretary-General of the...

Poland reports attempted border crossing by 150 refugees

A group of about 150 migrants tried in vain to cross border barriers from Belarus and enter the EU, according to the...
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Why the British don't fear high infection rates

The British are fascinated by the dramatic situation on the continent and wonder whether they too will soon face new...

Riots in The Hague over Corona restrictions

Protests against Corona restrictions in the Netherlands have seen rioting for the second night in a row. In The Hague late...

RKI is already talking about a fifth wave

The fourth wave of corona is just beginning to build up. Behind it - and still far away - the next one could already be...
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Deforestation of the Amazon increases sharply

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon continues to rise sharply. The deforested area in the region was about 13,235 square...

Upper Austria and Salzburg impose lockdown for all

In Austria, the provinces of Salzburg and Upper Austria have announced that they will impose a general lockdown from next...

STIKO recommends general Corona booster vaccination from 18 years of age

The Standing Commission on Vaccination (STIKO) recommends Covid 19 booster vaccination for all persons aged 18 and older...

Who should get the booster and when?

Now that German Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) has spoken out in favor of allowing everyone over the age of 18 to receive...

Corona Management: hands off children's sports

In Bavaria at least, the past week has already shown what the current Corona situation in children's and youth sports can...

Staffing shortage slows re-expansion of immunization services

A lack of personnel is slowing down the planned expansion of the infrastructure for Corona vaccinations in Berlin. The...

Traffic light parties tighten planned corona measures

SPD candidate for chancellor Olaf Scholz has announced that the traffic light parties want to take all the necessary...

Fewer Intensive Care Patients

As of Saturday, Hessian health departments have reported more new Corona cases to the Robert Koch Institute than a week...

The most important questions about 3G at work

Unvaccinated people are facing stricter Corona rules at work. The SPD, Greens, and FDP are planning 3G - which means that...

Teachers strike today in Berlin

The consequences of the collective bargaining conflict in the public sector will be felt by even more Berlin parents and...

2G rule in Berlin is coming

Berliners without vaccination protection will soon have to prepare for further restrictions. According to information from...

Bulgaria has also long been a transit area for refugees

Trucks are jammed at the Kapikule border crossing. Before entering the EU state of Bulgaria from northwestern Turkey,...

Hospitals: The intensive care units will soon be full

On Monday, a good 3000 beds were still free in intensive care units in Germany. More than 2,500 people required intensive...

Coalition wants to reinstate free Covid 19 testing

The planned traffic light coalition wants to reintroduce free Covid 19 testing but does not want to regulate this via the...

Christmas shopping already in October

In the almost two years of the Corona pandemic, there have rarely been press conferences in which trade associations have...

Is Belarus further fueling the flow of refugees?

Belarus has significantly increased the number of flights from the Middle East to Minsk to bring migrants from the region...

BER Airport expects 350 million euros in losses

The capital's airport BER will be dependent on money from its state owners for even longer and is also in the red this...

The RKI reports 33,949 new corona infections

The number of daily reported new infections in Germany has exceeded the peak of the third infection wave in spring. On...
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What the pension increase means for intergenerational equity

After a zero increase for pensioners this year, the consequences of the Corona crisis will now ensure a sharp rise in...
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Why Corona tests should be free again

Three weeks have passed since Corona tests became chargeable in Germany by the majority. Three weeks can make a huge...
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Ten percent of hospital beds to be kept free for Corona cases

The Berlin Hospital Association (BKG) expects that the capital's hospitals will have to switch back to emergency...

Lauterbach to reopen vaccination centers

To push for booster vaccinations against the coronavirus, acting German Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) is urging a...

Biontech vaccine for five to eleven year olds approved in USA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency approval to Biontech/Pfizer's vaccine for children ages five...
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More traffic at Munich airport for mid-term break

Bavarian airports are expecting slightly more traffic during the week-long fall vacations, but not a rush of passengers....
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UK struggles with new corona wave

The Corona pandemic has not yet been defeated in Great Britain either. To convey this message, British Prime Minister...
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Berlin wants to expand help for homeless beyond emergency care

After good experiences during the Corona pandemic, the Berlin Senate Social Administration wants to expand the range of...
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65 percent of the non-vaccinated do not want to be vaccinated

According to a survey, almost nine out of ten non-vaccinated people in Germany do not plan to be vaccinated against Corona...

Google parent Alphabet increases sales by 41 percent

Google parent Alphabet continues to benefit enormously from the digitalization of life in the Corona pandemic. In the past...

U.S. expert panel advocates Biontech vaccination for children

An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is scheduled to discuss a possible emergency approval of...
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Corona incidence nationwide update

The 7-day incidence of coronavirus in Germany has reached 110. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported the nationwide...

Sale of forged vaccination certificates

On Friday afternoon, there was a police raid on a pharmacy in Schwabing. The accusation: sale of forged vaccination...

Companies demand immigration, 1.2 million workers wanted

According to a new study, the shortage of skilled workers is greatest in the field of social pedagogy. According to data...

US company uses power plant for bitcoin mining

The terms are reminiscent of times gone by: Mining, power plant, marketplace. However, bitcoin mining no longer has much...
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Google lowers app fee for subscriptions to 15 percent

Following pressure from software developers and politicians, Google is lowering the levy for subscriptions concluded via...

US President Biden pledges help to Taiwan if attacked by China

The U.S. would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese attack, according to President Joe Biden. The U.S. government has...
Photo by Osman Rana

Storm "Ignatz" causes hurricane-like gusts in Germany

The first strong autumn storm of the year is approaching with low pressure system "Ignatz". The German Weather Service...
Photo by Matheus Frade

After relaxations: Corona infections on the rise in the Netherlands

Three weeks ago, the relaxation of Corona measures started in the Netherlands. Now the country is facing a sharp increase...
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Corona incidence suddenly jumps - RKI reports worrying figures for Germany

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported Wednesday a 7-day incidence of 80.4, up from 75.1 the previous day and 65.4 a...

Fuel tourism increases significantly due to high fuel prices

Rising fuel prices have driven people to refuel over the federal border. More and more refuel their cars abroad, according...
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Facebook to create 10,000 new jobs in Europe

Behind Facebook lies a turbulent month with some unpleasant surprises. So the group prefers to look to the future and try...

China's economy grows only slowly

The upturn in the Chinese economy lost considerable momentum in the third quarter. According to the Beijing statistics...
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Significantly more asylum applications in the EU

The number of asylum seekers in Europe has increased significantly, according to the EU's asylum agency. The reasons are a...

Biden's climate protection agenda is on the line

The future of Joe Biden's climate protection agenda is uncertain. He actually wants to create comprehensive incentives...

3G now also applies at the workplace in Italy

A comprehensive obligation to provide proof of vaccination for all employees is expected to lead to final success over...

RKI reports partly high incidences in children and adolescents

The seven-day incidence in Germany continues to rise. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the value of new infections per...

Green electricity levy falls to 3.7 cents per kilowatt hour

The surcharge on the price of electricity to promote green power will be significantly reduced for consumers next year....
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Leading economists significantly lower economic forecast for 2021

Strong growth, falling unemployment, lower government deficit: According to the leading economic institutes, the future...
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Number of vaccination breakthroughs increased

There is little momentum in the seven-day incidence in Germany. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the value of new...

Students face Internet addiction and depression

The number of students addicted to the Internet has already doubled in the first pandemic semester in summer 2020....
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Corona tests cost money from Monday

German Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) has defended the decision that Corona citizenship tests will no longer be free of...
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How to double the vacation time in 2022

Employees in Germany have an average of 28.3 vacation days per year. But if you're smart about it, you can take up to 63...

RKI: Corona incidence rises to 63.8

There is currently little momentum in the seven-day incidence of coronavirus in Germany. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI)...
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EU calls for investigation into illegal pushbacks in Croatia and Greece

The EU has demanded investigations from Croatia and Greece over alleged illegal push-backs of asylum seekers at their...

RKI assumes higher vaccination rate than reported

According to a new evaluation by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Corona vaccinations in Germany are probably already...
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Stiko recommends corona booster vaccinations for over 70s

The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) has recommended in principle a Corona booster vaccination for people aged...
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Australia ends shipping of refugees

Australia is drawing a line under a controversial episode in its harsh refugee deterrence policy at the end of the year....

Mercedes delivers a third fewer cars

The story is well known by now: because of a lack of semiconductors, the auto industry cannot produce and sell as many...
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Speed limit in Germany debate

In the coalition negotiations, the parties are arguing about many important issues, but a rigid speed limit on the...

Tax haven leak incriminates more than 300 politicians

High-ranking politicians, oligarchs and celebrities are said to have hidden their money in tax havens. This is reported by...

Introduces mandatory vaccination for adults

The interim respite in new Corona infections is over. Last week, the Corona figures stagnated, but they are likely to rise...
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Incidence rises for the fourth day in a row

The seven-day incidence in Germany has risen slightly for the fourth day in a row. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave...

Expats with old driver's licenses asked to drive trucks in the UK

Several Germans living in the UK with older driving licenses have received mail from the British government due to the...
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Many banks charge negative interest even on medium balances

Lower allowances and higher penalty interest rates on call money or checking accounts: According to the comparison portal...
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What will happen to the dual health system?

The privately insured in Germany have just been lucky once again. In view of the weak performance of the Left Party, they...

The long road to a climate-neutral ship

Normally, the German Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (Nabu) publishes its cruise ranking every September. This...

Lava from Cumbre-Vieja volcano pours into the sea

Lava around 1,000 degrees from the volcano that erupted on the Spanish Canary island of La Palma just over a week ago...
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Drosten expects another Corona wave in October

Virologist Christian Drosten believes that the current calming of the nationwide Corona infection figures is a temporary...

How the virus endangers Australia's indigenous people

Several dozen mobile homes are parked in the small town of Wilcannia in the middle of the outback, in the sparsely...
Image by Gerd Altmann

The stock market celebrates the election result

The relief is palpable on the stock market. The German share index (Dax) celebrated the outcome of the Bundestag elections...
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Italy vaccination rules bring chaos

It applies to anyone who visits and operates restaurants, public concerts, events and sports competitions, government...
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At least three dead and dozens injured in train crash in the USA

At least three people were killed and dozens more injured in a train accident in the USA. According to the state railroad...
Photo by Towfiqu Barbhuiya

Biden calls for third party vaccination: "Get the booster"

A large-scale campaign for Corona booster vaccinations has begun in the USA. U.S. President Joe Biden said Friday that...
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Berlin Airport may run out of money in 2022

BER Airport in Schönefeld will soon need the next financial aid from the state owners. The liquidity is still secured...
Photo by Mufid Majnun

Costs in the millions due to Covid treatment for the unvaccinated

Treating unvaccinated covid patients costs millions. Economists have now warned of the immense costs to the healthcare...
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Almost 11 percent increase in residential property prices

Investors are speculating on an unchanged strong boom in the housing market and are therefore paying record prices for...

Fewer small children and more staff in daycare centers

The number of employees in child daycare increased last year. On March 1, 2021, 751,159 people were employed in this...
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118 million euros are wasted on cycle superhighways

Most of the funding for the expansion of cycle paths remains unused. Since 2017, Federal Minister of Transport Andreas...

Berlin's children's hospitals are overloaded

Due to respiratory infections, sick newborns, accidents and various other illnesses, the children's hospitals in Berlin...
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No general entitlement to distance learning due to Corona

According to a recent ruling, students have no right to distance learning due to a general health risk caused by the...
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Evergrande announces millions in on-time interest payment

Heavily indebted Chinese real estate group Evergrande has promised to pay millions in interest on time, betting it will...

Autumn strikes loom

On Thursday, just as relief was spreading over the end of the rail strikes, Klaus-Dieter Hommel tried to counter with...

Lufthansa wants to get rid of state investment

Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr and his CFO Remco Steenbergen really gave it their best shot when they tried to make the...

Scholz appears personally in the Finance Committee

Six days before the Bundestag elections, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) faced questions in the Bundestag Finance...
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Australia rejects allegations of lies in dispute over submarine deal

Australia has rejected accusations of lying in the dispute over the collapsed submarine deal with France while seeking...

Taliban close schools for young women

The Taliban apparently want to exclude young women from higher education. The new regime of radical Islamic "Koranic...
Photo by Barbara Zandoval

10,000 migrants camp out at southern U.S. border

Near the Texas town of Del Rio, more than 10,000 migrants are holding out under a bridge on the U.S. border. At the...
Photo by Jonathan Harrison

Violent protests against Corona lockdown in Melbourne

In the Australian metropolis of Melbourne, several police officers have been injured during violent protests against the...
Photo by Micha Brändli

North Korea fires new cruise missiles

Self-declared nuclear power North Korea has successfully tested new long-range cruise missiles over the weekend, according...
Photo by Sohaib Ghyasi

Afghanistan needs help most now

International donor conferences for Afghanistan have been held time and again, for example last November in Geneva, when...

STIKO recommends Corona vaccination for pregnant and breastfeeding women

The Standing Commission on Vaccination (STIKO) has generally come out in favor of Corona vaccinations for pregnant and...
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More hospital infections despite corona hygiene

The number of infections contracted by patients undergoing treatment in German hospitals has not decreased despite...
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Spahn wants lost wages for unvaccinated in quarantine

The vaccination campaign in Germany is no longer making any real headway. The number of infections is on the rise. The...
Image by Mohamed Hassan

Incidence decreases, number of deaths increases

The German seven-day incidence of new Corona infections has again fallen slightly. According to the Robert Koch Institute...

Trains return to normal service

After the end of the third round of strikes by the train drivers' union GDL, Deutsche Bahn has expressed satisfaction with...

More than 400 wind turbines in Brandenburg to be decommissioned

Many wind turbines, for which the 20-year subsidy under the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) is due to expire, will soon...
Image by Michael Kretzschmar

Corona modelers call for testing strategy for vaccinated individuals

A research group from Berlin has called for a far-reaching testing strategy that also targets vaccinated and recovered...
Image by Gerd Altmann

International match in Brazil canceled - because of Corona regulations

Brazil's health authority Anvisa interrupted the World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina on Sunday evening due to...
Photo by Sohaib Ghyasi

Taliban demand financial aid from Germany

The Taliban are demanding diplomatic recognition and financial aid from Germany. "We want strong and official diplomatic...
Photo by Tomas Anton Escobar

DGB head opposes GDL in collective bargaining dispute at Deutsche Bahn

The ongoing strike at Deutsche Bahn is also meeting with criticism in the trade union camp. DGB head Reiner Hoffmann...

Virologist Drosten urges more speed in vaccinations

Berlin virologist Christian Drosten urges more speed in vaccinations in view of the delta variant. "We absolutely have to...
Photo by Maria Oswalt

US state of Texas bans almost all abortions

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an emergency appeal to block an extremely strict abortion law in the U.S. state of...
Image by Fernando Zhiminaicela

Intensive care units are getting crowded again

Over the weekend, the symbolic threshold of 1000 patients was exceeded again. For the first time since mid-June, a...
Image by David Mark

Hurricane "Ida" makes landfall

Hurricane Ida, classified as "extremely dangerous," made landfall in the U.S. state of Louisiana at noon on Sunday (local...

Group quarantine in Berlin's schools and daycare centers ends

Berlin's public health officials are changing their strategy for dealing with the coronavirus in schools and daycare...
Photo by Olga Kononenko

Risk of hospitalization twice as high for delta

The risk of hospitalization is probably about twice as high for infection with the delta variant of the coronavirus as for...
Photo by Taylor Brandon

Corona wave hits the young

The fourth wave in the Corona pandemic continues to gain momentum, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), primarily...

 DKB charges negative interest above 50,000 euros

The Berlin direct bank DKB, actually popular with younger and thrifty customers because of low costs, is lowering its...
Photo by Kurt Cotoaga

China reopens terminal at global third-largest cargo port

In China, authorities have reopened the terminal at the port of Ningbo-Zhoushan, which was closed due to a corona case....
Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter

DBahn resumes normal operations

Following the strike by the GDL train drivers' union, Deutsche Bahn is on course for normal operations on Wednesday. "Rail...
Image by Bishnu Sarangi

India wants to grow palm oil on a large scale

While the dispute between the European Union (EU) and the major economies of Southeast Asia over palm oil is simmering,...
Photo by Hush Naidoo Jade

Lack of emergency service rule - court prohibits nursing staff strike

In Berlin's state-owned hospitals, the Charité and the Vivantes hospitals, the week starts with an industrial action by...

Biden and Afghanistan: Is the President in control of the situation

"We will bring you home," Joe Biden promised Friday at the White House, to all Americans still stuck in Afghanistan. Any...

Germany seven-day incidence above 50 for the first time since May

The nationwide seven-day incidence is according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Saturday morning at 51.6 and thus...
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Social housing policy doesn't come for free

There is a shortage of around 350,000 apartments with affordable rents of less than six euros per square meter for social...

New regulation of private school financing in Berlin fails

The big deal has been postponed, but the election on September 26 will show whether it has been repealed: In the final...
Photo by Jerry Wang

Berlin schools and universities fare poorly nationwide

Berlin suffers from a severe shortage of qualified teachers; year after year, only just under half of the vacancies can be...
Photo by Liam Shaw

Experts begin to doubt New Zealand's no-covid strategy

Day one of New Zealand's strict curfew began with an update from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who - in now-familiar...
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Restrictions largely lifted - model for the federal government?

In Baden-Württemberg, a new regulation in the Corona pandemic came into force on Monday morning with far-reaching...
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More than 26,000 animals freed from homes in nine years

In the past year, animal welfare activists have recorded 59 cases of animal collecting addiction. In total, more than...

Vaccination for everyone aged 12 and older

The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) now advocates Corona vaccination for all children and adolescents aged...
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Lotto Bayern sentenced for "impermissible gambling advertising"

According to a ruling by the Munich Regional Court, the Free State of Bavaria is engaging in "impermissible gambling...
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Those who cannot - or should not - be vaccinated against Corona

The willingness to be vaccinated against the coronavirus in Germany is stagnating more and more. According to the RKI, the...
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E-scooter providers want stricter rules - and thousands of parking spaces

There is a lot of anger about e-scooters and other sharing vehicles lying around on Berlin's sidewalks. How can the chaos...

Nursing trainees in Berlin's state hospitals ready to strike?

In the collective bargaining conflict at Berlin's state-owned hospitals, the trade union is taking political action -...
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The most curious vaccination actions from around the world

Free points or free sausage - in the fight against the coronavirus, offers are sprouting up all over the world to reward...
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How many Germans have really already been vaccinated?

There is "some uncertainty" in the interpretation of vaccination rate data, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI)....
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General public should not pay for corona tests "permanently"

In the fight against further rising infection figures, politicians are increasing the pressure on the unvaccinated. The...
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Positive Corona tests after party night in Berlin

Berlin is known for its parties. Thus, 43 employees of the DRK vaccination center Arena did not miss the opportunity to...
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Taliban capture Kunduz in the north of Afghanistan

The Taliban have captured the city of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan. The city's main government institutions have been...
Image by Gerd Altmann

How Israel wants to stop the spread of Delta

There was a time in the spring when many Europeans looked to Israel in the hope of seeing their own future there. Cafes,...
Photo by Markus Winkler

U.S. to make vaccination a condition of entry

According to media reports, the U.S. government wants to require proof of a full Corona vaccination from almost all...

Denmark incidence rising rapidly

Corona numbers are currently on the rise in the popular German vacation destination of Denmark. According to Statens Serum...
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Half a billion doses of vaccine for the whole world

The U.S. government will begin shipping half a billion doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to 100 countries in need at the end...
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Basketball players proud despite Olympic exit

The frustration about the Olympic elimination quickly gave way to pride in the achievements of Germany's basketball...
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New infections, hospitalizations, deaths - the numbers are rising in the U.S.

About a month late, the United States has reached a vaccination goal proclaimed by U.S. President Joe Biden. As of Monday,...
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Spahn wants to offer supplementary vaccinations

Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) wants to enable booster vaccinations for groups particularly at risk from the...
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China and India wrestle over Afghanistan's mineral resources

The promising, threatening and haggling have begun. Americans and Europeans have packed their weapons and left, and now...
Image by Gerd Altmann

Mediterranean countries fight against forest fires

Thousands of firefighters continue to battle devastating wildfires in Greece, Turkey and Italy. In a massive fire in the...
Image by Gerd Altmann

Biden urges state officials to vaccinate against Corona

Faced with a new wave of coronavirus and a faltering vaccination rate, the U.S. government is urging several million...
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How much pressure is allowed on people who don't like vaccinations?

The governing mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller (SPD), has written a letter to the approximately 200,000 students in the...
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It's up to us how the Corona autumn will be

The Corona pandemic was never just about keeping the virus down. Of course, in the end, all the questions revolved around...
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Berlin considers rebuilding its Corona traffic lights

In view of the debate about the significance of the corona incidence in the course of the vaccination campaign, an...
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Misinformation on Facebook slow down vaccination readiness

In the debate about how to deal with persistent vaccination refusers, the role of social networks such as Facebook,...
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Crisis management: What can be learned from disaster

Thousands of helpers are still on the move in the areas affected by the floods; in addition to the German Federal Agency...
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Biontech wants to develop mRNA-based malaria vaccine

Mainz-based pharmaceutical company Biontech plans to develop the world's first malaria vaccine based on mRNA technology....
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Ten percent of new corona infections are due to holiday-makers

Will summer vacations lead to a significant increase in the number of corona cases in Germany? This question is being...

Violent thunderstorm moves over Berlin

The German Weather Service (DWD) has warned of extreme thunderstorms in Berlin and Brandenburg for early Sunday evening....
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Flood of applications for subsidised housing

For years now, the city has been registering a steady increase in demand for subsidised housing and housing subsidies. The...
Photo by Yeray Sánchez

Save the domestic flights

Does that really still have to be the case? Flying through Germany by plane, when the train is often so much faster? Can't...
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Is vaccination becoming a moral issue?

The German Foundation for Patient Protection accuses the younger generations in Germany of a lack of willingness to be...
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Pharmacies will not issue digital Corona vaccination cards

In the middle of the vacation season, when travel is tricky enough because of the Corona crisis, German pharmacists will...
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Greece afraid of next Corona lockdown - holidaymakers leave

In Greece, tourism is among the most important sectors of the economy. But in the midst of the 2021 summer season, the...

Tesla wants to open its charging stations to everyone

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is always good for a surprise. Now, in response to a request from an interested party, he has written...
Photo by Pim Menkveld

The first Berlin vaccination center closes

The first of six vaccination centers in Berlin is closing. But even if no more syringes are used in Hangar 4 of the former...
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Vaccination day without appointment in Munich

There are days in Riem when 9,000 injections are administered in one day. These are figures that really push the medical...

Berlin police sends hundred-strong team to flooded area

The Berlin police are also supporting the rescue work in the flooded areas. A team of one hundred is on its way to...
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How secure are BVG, water utilities and the airport from hacker attacks?

Every year, the IT Service Center (ITDZ) registers seven million cyber attacks on the network of the Berlin...

Beware of small worms at Berlin's bathing spots

The State Office of Public Health advises more caution at Berlin's bathing spots as water temperatures remain warm. This...

Greece bars unvaccinated from restaurants

Unvaccinated holidaymakers could soon find Greek wine stuck in their throats. That's because the increasing incidence in...
Photo by Amber Kipp

Swine fever detected for the first time in domestic pigs in Germany

According to a statement by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, cases of African swine fever in domestic pigs...
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Virologists assume further corona variants

Experts believe that the coronavirus will mutate several more times. However, the president of the Society for Virology,...
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Storm Chaos in the West : Numerous people killed by floods

According to the latest information, at least 19 people have died in Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia in...
Image by Christian Bueltemann

Federal President Steinmeier: Get vaccinated! Let's not let up!

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has urged citizens in Germany to get vaccinated against Corona. "Every day, with...
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Fifth corona wave in Spain, virus now affecting young people

In Spain, the fifth wave of Corona is sweeping the country almost unchecked. On Tuesday, the regions reported almost...
Image by Matthias Böckel

Germany needs much more electricity

Germany will probably consume around ten percent more electricity in 2030 than previously assumed - according to German...
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False Corona free letter sent to more than 100,000 people

Vaccination scandal in Brandenburg: Apparently, more than 100,000 people have been sent their digital vaccination...
Photo by Jeremy Bishop

More than 53 degrees measured in Death Valley in California

People in the western United States must continue to prepare for extreme heat and wildfires at the beginning of the week....
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Germany vaccination progress update

The vaccination campaign in Germany has lost pace, but more and more citizens are considered to be fully protected. After...
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Cars get stuck on flooded freeway in Ruhr area

Thunderstorms flooded basements and streets in several regions of Germany on Thursday. Parts of North Rhine-Westphalia,...
Photo by Joel Rivera-Camacho

US troops to withdraw from Afghanistan as early as the end of August

The U.S. military mission in Afghanistan will end Aug. 31, according to President Joe Biden. "The withdrawal is proceeding...
Image by Pete Linforth

Corona in Germany: certain measures relief only for vaccinated people?

Major events could be possible again in Germany as early as August. A corresponding draft was discussed by the heads of...

Holidaymakers in Brandenburg paid for houseboats that did not exist

It is a new and perfidious scam, the victims come from all over Germany and wanted to take a vacation at the Mecklenburg...
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Delta: The dangerous variant can be recognized by these symptoms

The Corona pandemic currently allows Germany to breathe a little easier. The incidences continue to decrease and...
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End of restrictions in sight

Massive relaxations for vaccinated people are on the horizon in Corona policy: People with full vaccination protection...
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Schools get too few air filters for safe teaching

Despite the spread of the Delta variant, Germany's schools will start classes after the summer vacations with too few air...

Home office is a culture change that cannot be ignored

Are all workers back at work this Monday? Certainly not. But the obligation imposed on companies by lawmakers to allow...
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High vaccination rate saves Great Britain from the worst

Suddenly, at the beginning of June, the curve began to reverse - again. The line mapping how many people in the UK tested...

Start of the summer vacations in NRW : Frustration at the airport

At the start of the school vacations, many people from North Rhine-Westphalia left for their summer vacation on Saturday....
Photo by Luke Peters

Home office obligation ends in Berlin

For many Berliners, their own four walls have become the center of their work over the past year. Instead of working in...
Photo by Mufid Majnun

Curevac vaccine shows efficacy of 48 percent

The disappointing study results for CureVac's Covid 19 vaccine have been confirmed after a final analysis. The vaccine...
Photo by Florian Olivo

Storms cause chaos in many regions of Germany

Once again, heavy storms and heavy rain caused chaos in parts of Germany. Especially in the south and west of the country,...

Pension increase rolls out in July

Just in time before the grand coalition government ends for this legislative period, one of its prestige projects is...

E-Commerce : cheap purchases from China is over

On July 1, the biggest EU-wide VAT reform since the creation of the Single Market in 1993 comes into force. The reform...
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Rapid test centers in Berlin hardly used to capacity - more and more are closing down

With a total capacity of more than 4.7 million rapid tests per week, only 741,000 tests were performed in Berlin last...

Corona incidence drops to 5.4 - but delta looms

Health authorities in Germany have reported 404 new Corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day....
Photo by Dan Freeman

Delta variant hits Australia: Sydney again in hard lockdown

It all feels a bit like it did a year ago: Corona numbers in Australia are on the rise. The streets of the Sydney...
Image by Jerzy Górecki

The brown dog tick opens up habitats in Germany

Temperatures around 25 degrees Celsius, dry and preferably a dog in the household. If the brown dog tick had to post a...
Image by Gerd Altmann

Delta variant will dominate in Germany as early as July

Immunologist Carsten Watzl expects that the more contagious delta variant of the coronavirus will still be the predominant...
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Open letter against Seehofer's cybersecurity strategy

The accusation is a serious one: Horst Seehofer's cabinet is demonstrating poor governance with its plan to adopt the...

Tornado destroys houses in Czech Republic

A suspected tornado left a trail of devastation in the southeastern Czech Republic on Thursday. According to an initial...
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Climate change threatens the Arctic ozone layer

Climate change is not only causing increasing warming of the Earth, it is also evidently causing increased depletion of...

UK exceeds incidence of 100 - government still wants to relax

The United Kingdom has exceeded the threshold of 100 in its seven-day incidence. On Monday, authorities registered 10,468...

End of mini-jobs brings better jobs

450-euro jobs proved to be a trap during the Corona crisis. While few normal jobs were lost, 900,000 of the mini-jobs that...
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Dietmar Hopp remains "rock solid" in his conviction of CureVac

The preliminary low efficacy of CureVac's Corona vaccine is unfairly criticized, according to CEO Franz-Werner Haas. No...

Spread of the delta variant: Lisbon will be cordoned off at the weekend

Portugal has imposed new restrictions on the capital, Lisbon, at short notice due to rising corona infection numbers....

First heat wave of the year arrives

The heat wave is upon us. "On Thursday, it goes into full swing. There will be only a few spots where 30 degrees will not...
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Global Hacker Attacks : A new cyberwar threatens the West

Not long ago, everyone was talking about cyberattacks by intelligence agencies. Russian hackers drilled into the...
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Statutory health insurance chief calls broad child vaccinations "reckless"

Andreas Gassen, orthopedist and head of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV), has spoken out...
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CDU wants to ease the tax burden on businesses

In the days when the CDU/CSU is fine-tuning its election program, business representatives are closely following every...

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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CSU politician Dobrindt open to ending mandatory masks outdoors

In the flared-up discussion about an end to mandatory masking, CSU state group leader Alexander Dobrindt has urged...
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Lambrecht calls on states to conduct detailed audits

Against the backdrop of falling corona infection figures, German Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht (SPD) has called for...
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Unusual migration of elephants through China

No one knows exactly what startled the elephant herd so much that it left the Mengyang Nature Reserve in Southern China...
Photo by Adhy Savala

Was the scale of the pandemic distorted?

"Horror figures falsified: The great fraud with intensive care beds," was the headline of the Bild newspaper on Friday....
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U.S. health agency orders disposal of millions of vaccine doses

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is ordering the discard of millions of Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses...

Corona ensures high unemployment despite growth

The effects of the Corona crisis have hit Berlin's economy particularly hard in a state comparison. The differences...
Photo by Kelly Sikkema

Berlin schools start face-to-face classes on Wednesday

Starting Wednesday, Berlin's students will return to full face-to-face classes. This was the Berlin Senate's reaction last...
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Berlin company doctors join vaccination campaign

Vaccination campaigns begin in companies on Monday. A number of private and state-owned companies in Berlin are also...

German U21 wins European Football Championship

The German U-21 national team fulfilled a dream in Ljubljana on Sunday evening that not even its notoriously optimistic...
Image by Gerd Altmann

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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Mixed Corona vaccine is well tolerated - and effective

Using Astrazeneca and as a second dose Biontech/Pfizer probably has no disadvantages for vaccinees in terms of efficacy...
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National team only 1:1 against Denmark

Even though the German team put in a decent performance overall, it was only enough for a 1-1 (0-0) draw against Denmark...

Large companies must disclose taxes in the EU in the future

In the future, large companies in the EU will have to disclose how much profit they generate in each country and how much...
Image by Gerd Altmann

Mutant combines British and Indian traits

The government of Vietnam announced over the weekend that a new variant of the coronavirus had been discovered in the...
Image by Mohamed Hassan

Unemployment in Germany falls sharply

Germany is waking up from its Corona low - and the labor market is also showing clear signs of recovery. In the wake of...
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Deutsche Bank in trouble again in US

Deutsche Bank just can't get a grip on its money laundering controls. Reports of a further rebuke from the U.S. Federal...
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China announces three-child policy

In China, couples will be allowed to have up to three children in the future. The Politburo of the Communist Party decided...
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Impurities in AstraZeneca vaccine to be further investigated

A research team at Ulm University Medical Center has discovered protein impurities in the Covid 19 vaccine from the...
Photo by Daniel Pelaez Duque

Healthy reefs survive coral bleaching from heat waves

Relatively recently, a heat wave in the southern summer of 2016/2017 triggered coral bleaching with devastating damage...

When and how are children vaccinated?

At a renewed vaccination summit, Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and the state premiers plan to discuss, among other...
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U.S. intelligence agencies to clarify origin of pandemic

U.S. President Joe Biden has ordered the United States intelligence community to get to the bottom of the origin of the...

Hong Kong has no interest in BioNTech

Hundreds of thousands of doses of BioNTech vaccine are sitting unused in the southern Chinese special administrative...
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Belarus cut off from air traffic

When the political will is there, EU states can act quickly, very quickly. Just one day after the forced landing of a...

Good asparagus harvest despite the cool spring

"If May is cool and wet, it fills the farmer's barn and barrel." Unfortunately, the old farmers' rule only applied and...
Photo by Pierre-Yves Burgi

Volcanic eruption in Congo

As a result of a volcanic eruption in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, at least 15 people have been killed and...
Photo by BraÅo on Unsplash

Corona vaccine for Brandenburg not called up

In no other federal state has so little vaccine for the Corona vaccinations arrived as in Brandenburg. With 54.7 vaccine...
Image by Leonhard Niederwimmer

World War II bomb found in Frankfurt safely detonated

At four minutes past midnight, an unexploded bomb from the Second World War, which had been discovered on a construction...
Image by Alexandra_Koch

How effective are vaccines against viral variants?

The situation in Germany seems to be slowly easing again. For some time now, Corona numbers have finally been steadily...
Photo by Patrick Fore

Churches in Lower Saxony want joint religious instruction

In Lower Saxony, the Protestant and Catholic churches want to take a fundamentally new approach to religious education. In...
Image by Terry McGraw

International Energy Agency: No new oil and gas fields!

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is calling for a farewell to the petroleum age: With immediate effect, there should...
Image by Masashi Wakui

Japan's economy shrinks again

The Japanese economy contracted by 1.3 percent at the beginning of the year as a result of the third wave of coronavirus....
Photo by Dennis Rochel

Mallorca attracts tourists with corona insurance

This summer, it's a matter of survival for Mallorca, Europe's most visited vacation island. In the last Corona year, the...
Image by Gilala from Pixabay

Museum association fears cost-cutting measures due to pandemic

The Corona pandemic has torn a deep hole in the finances of Germany's more than 6,600 museums. "Regardless of whether a...
Photo by Steven Cornfield

Berlin lifts prioritization in practices as of Monday

Berlin is lifting prioritization for all coronavirus vaccines among general practitioners and company doctors starting...
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Holiday returns: these are the new rules of entry

For vacation returnees and other entrants to Germany, uniform Corona rules will apply nationwide starting this Thursday....
Photo by Yender Gonzalez

Amazon wins tax dispute over EU Commission

The tax rules concluded by the Luxembourg state with the internet retailer Amazon do not violate EU state aid law. The EU...
Image by Konevi from Pixabay

Berlin and Brandenburg want more joint climate protection

It is the largest city in the middle of Brandenburg: Berlin. But often enough it is also the biggest blank spot on the...
Image by Gerd Altmann

Short-time work saves at least two million jobs

The Corona pandemic shook humanity in many ways. In 2020, the German economy collapsed as severely as it had only once...
Photo by Mehmet Turgut Kirkgoz

Fewer doctors equals lower vaccine rollout rate

District Administrator Leo Schrell in the Swabian district of Dillingen, like many colleagues in other districts, is...
Photo by Pawel Janiak

Jerusalem experiences most violent riots in years

Once again, Palestinians and Israeli security forces fought fierce street battles in Jerusalem over the weekend. At least...
Image by BarBus from Pixabay

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...
Photo by Mohammad Rahmani

At least 33 killed in Kabul explosion

At least 33 people were killed in an explosion near a school in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday. At least 55 others...

What still gives the SPD hope

We are the party of the moment," says Olaf Scholz. Moreover, the German finance minister and former First Mayor of Hamburg...

Violent riots at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem

Clashes have broken out in Jerusalem between Israeli police and mainly Palestinian youth. At least 53 protesters and six...
Photo by Mufid Majnun

Federal government removes prioritization for AstraZeneca

People in Germany will be able to get vaccinated with AstraZeneca's Corona vaccine in their doctor's office without...

After vaccination, how long does immunity last?

The coronavirus continues to spread in Germany, but the vaccination campaign is also progressing. But how long does...
Photo by Alexander Tsang

Climate protection: great goals, but no way to get there

Helmut Kohl already knew how to make politics with climate targets. In 1995, shortly before a UN climate conference in...
Photo by Wes Hicks

Emergency motions rejected - curfew remains in force

The Federal Constitutional Court has de facto approved the night-time curfew restrictions. Based on a weighing of...
Photo by Spencer Davis

How Russia and China are maligning European vaccines

Vaccine diplomacy has replaced mask diplomacy - this is how the European External Action Service (EEAS) summarizes the...
Photo by Christian Wiediger

Amazon achieves record profit

Amazon.com continues its rapid growth. The online retailer significantly exceeded expectations with its figures for the...
Image by Gerd Altmann

One-third of critical care nurses want to quit

A new online survey by the German Society for Internal Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (DGIIN) shows that nursing...
Image by Wilfried Pohnke

Criticism of the Vaccine Summit

Green Party leader Katrin Göring-Eckardt sees a need for further clarification after the vaccination summit. "So that the...
Image by Gerd Altmann

Pathogens, the invisible historians

Before Covid-19, it was the world's deadliest disease. In 2018, the World Health Organization estimated ten million people...
Image by Gerd Altmann

America wants to help India with vaccine

Dramatic images and critical statements from India have apparently persuaded the U.S. government to soften its "America...

Corona vaccine counterfeits cause uncertainty

The number of coronavirus infections in Baden-Württemberg and throughout Germany continues to rise rapidly. The 7-day...
Image by Ali Raza

CureVac's vaccine: Hope in the fight against coronavirus?

The vaccination process in Germany is slowly picking up speed, but it could go considerably faster - if it weren't for the...

Fewer supermarket customers allowed from Saturday

When the federal government's stricter infection control law goes into effect on Saturday, new restrictions will apply in...

New mutant in India in 70 percent of cases

On Thursday, Indian health authorities reported more than 314,000 new infections with the Sars-Cov-2 coronavirus, and no...
Image by Gerd Altmann

Biden makes climate policy global

After a temporary absence, the United States is again claiming a leadership role in the global fight against climate...

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...
Photo by Daniel Romero

Apple presents the Turbo iPad

One can only speculate what would have happened if the already easily inflamed fanboys and fangirls had been able to...

More than 480 executions worldwide despite Corona 2020

Despite the Corona pandemic, at least 18 countries continued to carry out the death penalty last year. A minimum of 483...
Photo by JC Gellidon

Second vaccination with Biontech or Moderna, not AZ

People under the age of 60 who have been vaccinated with a first Astra-Zeneca dose should switch to a different...
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Biden withdraws U.S. troops from Afghanistan

The U.S. is ending the longest war effort in its history. A high-ranking U.S. government official said Tuesday evening...

Munich incidence data glitch

It is a value that currently guides public life: the seven-day incidence. But time and again there is confusion about the...

Companies forced to offer corona tests to employees

In view of the discussion about a compulsory offer for corona tests in companies, Labor Minister Hubertus Heil (SPD) has...
Image by Alexey Hulsov

Federal emergency brake being forced through

The consultations around nationwide uniform restrictions in the fight against Corona are on the home stretch after talks...
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

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...

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....
Photo by Hedgehog Digital

Coronavirus side effects

Corona patients are more likely to have neurological or psychological problems than people with other respiratory...
Photo by Mehmet Turgut Kirkgoz

Large delivery from Moderna cancelled

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

Russia's troop movements worry NATO

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

Vaccination Planner 4.0 should enable one million vaccinations daily

The idea came to Dr. Achim Wallau at the end of December. "I thought to myself: Surely it can't be that the professionals...

Recommendation for new vaccine

People who have already received a first Corona vaccination with the drug from Astrazeneca should receive the vaccine from...
Photo by Markus Winkler

Is Denmark vacation allowed?

Restaurants, museums, cinemas: After a very tough Corona lockdown, Denmark is now planning a long-term return to normalcy....
Photo by Jan Antonin Kolar

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...
Photo by Ashim DâSilva on Unsplash

Travel during the Easter holidays: what is allowed

The Corona lockdown in Germany is going into a further extension until April 18. As before, travel is only to take place...

Brandenburg vaccination centers close, in Berlin injections continue

"Seems the state government of Brandenburg has probably misunderstood the Easter rest," tweeted left-wing opposition...
Photo by Christine Sandu

Painkillers and Corona vaccination: timing of intake decisive for risk

Fever, aching limbs, the so-called covid arm - a vaccination against the coronavirus can bring unpleasant side effects,...

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...
Photo by Hakan Nural

EU pulls the ripcord on Astrazeneca

According to a decision by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the Coronavaccine from Biontech/Pfizer can in future also...
Image by Manfred Richter from Pixabay

Cause of mass death of bald eagles discovered

With criminalistic flair, researchers have solved the mystery surrounding the mysterious mass death of bald eagles in the...
Photo by Piron Guillaume

A disaster is rolling toward the hospitals

Who can say for sure whether the chancellor and minister presidents are relying on the principle of luck or "head in the...
Photo by Jakayla Toney

Covid-19 rapid tests provide unreliable results

Covid 19 rapid tests are supposed to be a pillar of infection protection in Germany. However, according to a recent...
Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash

Corona policy highlights Germany weakness

When faced with the threat of a new pandemic, ministers huddled together and etched ut their plans. The resolution they...
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

Paying with PayPal may cost extra

Companies are allowed to charge a surcharge for online purchases when customers pay with Paypal or Instant bank transfer....
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Elderly at increased risk for multiple corona infections

An infection with the coronavirus offers most, but not all, people protection against reinfection in the months that...

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...
Image by Wilfried Pohnke

Debate on Astra-Zeneca: Vaccinate pragmatically

Probably the most absurd consequence of the sudden vaccination stop for Astra-Zeneca is the disposal of a life-saving...
Photo by Erik Mclean

Easter easing for Berlin in doubt

The number of new infections is rising, doctors are increasingly concerned, vaccinations are suspended - until Easter, the...
Photo by Ivan Aleksic

Berlin teachers reject school plans

Rising incidence figures nationwide and the parallel planned return to face-to-face teaching are causing considerable...

Vaccinations in doctors' offices start in April

The vaccination campaign in Germany has already been running for two and a half months - but only 6.7 percent of Germans...
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US Aid Package: 1.9 trillion against the Corona crisis

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.9 trillion Corona aid package on Wednesday. The Democratic majority...
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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...

Travel and Corona, latest rules

The Corona lockdown in Germany is going into another extension until March 28. This time with opening opportunities for...
Image by Markus Winkler from Pixabay

Corona restrictions and relaxations apply as of Monday

The signs point to relaxation: after the federal-state resolutions, life in the Corona pandemic will improve for many...
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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...

Parents to force faster school openings in court

A total of seven parents have filed an emergency petition against school closures with the Berlin Administrative Court on...
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Lufthansa expects a challenging summer

The Lufthansa Group is relying on the desire to travel after months in lockdown for the first step out of the crisis. The...
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Vaccination wave rolling towards Germany despite vaccination backlog

In Germany, there is currently a vaccination backlog, many people who have been vaccinated refuse an offer of vaccination...
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Two schools demonstrate how to reopen

Gert Mengel is one of the principals Corona has roused. Who wants to stand still. "I would be happy if we could learn a...
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How Tiktok wants to better protect minors

The new year could have started better for Tiktok. At the end of January, a ten-year-old girl who had taken part in a...
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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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EU vaccination passport to arrive by summer

The EU states want to establish a system of mutually recognized Corona vaccination passports by early summer. The 27 heads...
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Each vaccine has its merits and they all work

Reports from the scientific community often meant bad news in the Corona year: Warnings, steep curves, mutated viruses....
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Astra-Zeneca may produce less than promised in second quarter

The Swedish-British pharmaceutical company Astra-Zeneca is facing repeated production bottlenecks. The company, which is...
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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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First special approval for Corona self-tests

The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices has granted the first three special approvals for Corona tests for...
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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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Facebook wants to lift block on media content

The Australian government has reached an agreement with Facebook in the dispute over media content on the platform. The...
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Biontech vaccine nearly 96 percent effective after two doses

The Corona vaccine from Mainz-based Biontech and its U.S. partner Pfizer has an efficacy of nearly 96 percent after two...

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...
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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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German clinics halt Astrazeneca vaccine claiming too many side effects

After regions in Sweden had already suspended vaccination with the Astrazeneca vaccine, now also clinics in Lower Saxony...
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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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Fewer domestic flights between France and Germany

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

Felix Keller is visibly excited. He doesn't seem to mind the double-digit temperatures at 2100 meters above sea level at...
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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...

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...

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...

Corona vaccination: Serbia becomes a role model

In Germany and in most EU countries, there is widespread impatience at the Corona vaccination process. Too little...

Lockdown consequences for volunteering in Berlin

The streets are slippery and still covered in snow, the air is cold, sidewalks are sometimes poorly cleared. Ironically,...

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...

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...

German exports slump sharply

The Corona crisis tore deep holes in the German export balance last year. Exports of goods slumped by 9.3 percent compared...

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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EU authority: additional benefit of FFP2 masks quite low

At a time when many people are already stressed out by anti-corona measures, this is news that no one will like to hear:...