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90 refugees drowned off the coast of Syria

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

After 7.2 magnitude earthquake: US center issues tsunami warning for Taiwan

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Taiwan was again shaken by a severe earthquake on Sunday. The earth tremors hit the sparsely populated southeastern part...

U.S. to deliver 100 air defense missiles to Taiwan

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Military aid for Taiwan, which is under Chinese pressure, is taking concrete shape in the United States. The U.S. State...

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...

What Lufthansa pilots ready to strike want

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In the middle of the peak vacation season, Lufthansa pilots have voted to take a tougher stance against their employer,...

China's lockdown drama continues: 264 million people affected by Corona measures

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

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

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

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...

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...

Territory occupied by Russia corresponds to one third of Germany

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The war in Ukraine has been going on for almost a hundred days - and Russian troops hold large parts of Ukraine. "About 20...

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

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According to insiders, the USA wants to provide Ukraine with advanced anti-ship missiles so that it can break the Russian...

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...

Russian energy company stops deliveries to Finland

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

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...

Euro exchange rate rises significantly

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Speculation of an imminent interest rate hike in the euro zone drove up the euro exchange rate on Thursday morning. One...

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...

Baerbock promotes delivery of heavy weapons to Ukraine

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German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has spoken out in favor of supplying heavy weapons to Ukraine. "Ukraine needs...

US, UK and Australia want to jointly develop hypersonic weapons

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

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...

Russia apparently continues troop buildup

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The strength of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border has continued to increase "over the past 24 hours," according to...
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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...
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Russia plans to mobilize 300,000 reservists

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

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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First ship with Ukrainian corn set sail from Odessa

For the first time since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, a ship carrying grain has left...
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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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Germany expects heat wave of up to 40 degrees

For weeks, the southern countries of Europe have been suffering from drought and heat. A heat wave with highs of up to 40...
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Italy's government wants to decide drought emergency

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

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...
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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...

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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Germany approves armaments for 350 million euros

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

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...
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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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Biden calls for assault rifle ban and stricter gun rules

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

Berlin's governing mayor Franziska Giffey (SPD) has called for faster naturalization of people without German passports in...
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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...
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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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Shortage of skilled workers in Germany reaches record level

The shortage of skilled workers in Germany reached record levels in the first quarter of this year, despite the strains on...
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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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G7 help Ukraine in cyberspace

Free data flow, sustainability and the framework conditions for digital technologies were actually the top topics for the...
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German government expects weaker economic growth

In view of the consequences of the war in Ukraine, the German government sees clear risks for the German economy. It...
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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...
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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...
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Authorities report more than 300 dead in South Africa

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

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...
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Lufthansa considers suspension of air traffic

Lufthansa says it is closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine and is considering suspending flights. At the moment,...
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Russia accuses U.S. of targeted escalation

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

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...