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Sweden's Foreign Minister has signed membership application

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Sweden's Foreign Minister Ann Linde signed her country's NATO membership application on Tuesday. "Our NATO application is...

EU announces another 500 million euros for arms deliveries

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The EU wants to provide a further 500 million euros for the supply of weapons and equipment to the Ukrainian armed forces....

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...

Germany prepares exchange of heavy weapons for Ukraine

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

Potatoes increase in price by 88 percent

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

Majority in Finland wants to join NATO

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

Brazil storm death toll rises to more than 200

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

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,...

British consider troop increase in Baltics and Poland

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

Deforestation of the Amazon increases sharply

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

International match in Brazil canceled - because of Corona regulations

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

China and India wrestle over Afghanistan's mineral resources

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

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...

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....

Global Hacker Attacks : A new cyberwar threatens the West

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Not long ago, everyone was talking about cyberattacks by intelligence agencies. Russian hackers drilled into the...

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...

German clinics halt Astrazeneca vaccine claiming too many side effects

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After regions in Sweden had already suspended vaccination with the Astrazeneca vaccine, now also clinics in Lower Saxony...

Merkel wants lockdown extended to March 14th

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) wants the lockdown to be extended by another month, until March 14. That's according...

US troop withdrawals from Germany halted

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The U.S. military is completely putting on hold the partial withdrawal from Germany ordered by former President Donald...

Lockdown leads to riots in the Netherlands

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In the Netherlands, riots broke out in several cities for the third evening in a row. Hundreds of violent young people...
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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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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...
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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...

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...
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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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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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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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Ukraine war and pandemic - economic growth collapses

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

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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No signs of Russian troop withdrawal

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

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...

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...
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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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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...
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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...
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Hurricane "Ida" makes landfall

Hurricane Ida, classified as "extremely dangerous," made landfall in the U.S. state of Louisiana at noon on Sunday (local...
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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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Forest Fires in Canada and the USA continue to spread

Smoke from wildfires in the western United States and Canada has also reached the U.S. East Coast. While the plumes fogged...
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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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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...
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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...
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To-go plastic littering the oceans

Every year, between 307 and 925 million larger pieces of trash enter the oceans from European rivers. About 80 percent of...
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Hack attack: Investigators seize Bitcoin worth millions

Investigators have recovered the bulk of a ransom payment in the digital currency Bitcoin following the hacking attack on...
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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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World War II bomb defused in Frankfurt

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

Germany authorises autonomous driving

The German government is making it easier to use autonomous cars and buses, making them possible in defined zones...

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...

Germany aims for entry ban for UK nationals

According to Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU), the German government wants to agree by this Friday on a...

Sex app highlights dangerous consent laws

In Denmark, explicit consent toengage in sex has recently become mandatory by law, and there is already an app for it....
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Corona news latest in Germany

The Robert Koch Institute reported new weekly lower corona figures for Germany on Sunday. According to the report, the...
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Germany lockdown extended, yet again

The lockdown in Germany will be extended once again, until 14th February. The federal and state governments agreed to keep...