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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...

Pan India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive

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Over 3000 sites across all States and Union Territories (UTs) to be virtually connected during the launch, with around 100...

Trump's last stand

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Trump's 2020 campaign garnered him the second highest number of votes ever in a US presidential election. However, Biden's...

Coronavirus probably also contagious via air

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Droplets flying through the air when sneezing and coughing spread the corona virus Sars-CoV-2, but tiny droplets floating...

First alleviations of corona measures announced in Germany

After almost four weeks, the first measures to combat the coronavirus in Germany are being loosened - but private and...

Bavaria under curfew

Markus Söder announced today, Friday 20th March, that the state parliament has voted to enact a sweeping curfew across...

Introduction of the Skilled Immigration Act

Germany facilitates immigration for skilled workers from abroad with the introduction of the Skilled Immigration Act,...

Munich to host European Championships 2022

Munich is hosting another major event in the summer of 2022: the city has been awarded the contract for the European...

How Dangerous is a Headline?

In the golden age of printed newspapers, the headline was designed to capture the reader's attention and promise something...

Institutionalist Ciudadanos won the election, but pro independence parties retain majority

Ines Arrimadas, leader of Ciudadanos with 37 seats obtained most of the support from voters (25,3), but it wasn´t...

Why Hillary Is Good For Your Health

Hillary the hawk at Stachus
Passing through the basement floor at Stachus these days you might not be sure if you can trust your eyes, as Hillary the...

Winter Tollwood 2017

Tollwood Winter Festival
Tollwood Winter Festival 2017 is currently taking place at the Theresienwiese in Munich. This year's festival motto is:...

Rosenheimerplatz Knife Attack - multiple victims

UPDATE: Munich police have now confirmed the man being held is in fact their prime suspect and the emergency situation...
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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...
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Social media companies in the spotlight

As the mainstream media continue their incessant, albeit sometimes justified, attacks on Trump, social media companies...

Second Corona vaccine licensed in Germany

Moderna's Corona vaccine has just been licensed, earlier than planned. Germany has ordered tens of millions of doses of...
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Total Christmas lockdown for Germany

A full lockdown will be imposed throughout Germany from 16th Dec to the 10th Jan.This was decided by the Chancellor in...
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Why Trump won in 2016 and not 2020

Two loaded ideologies, "identify politics" and "feminism". Trump won in 2016 because the Democrats, much like most...

Bundestag decides corona bonus and expansion of tests

As promised, employees in geriatric care are to receive a Corona bonus this year. This was decided by the Bundestag. In...

Munich Oktoberfest 2020 cancelled due to corona crisis

The Munich Oktoberfest and the Central Agricultural Festival on the Theresienwiese are cancelled due to Corona. This was...

Extension but no tightening of Corona measures in Bavaria

As Bavarias Prime Minister Markus Söder announced in a press conference today, the restrictions on public life that are...

Corona Crisis and its costs for the German Health Insurance System

Politicians, virologists and the leading health institutes in Germany expect 60 to 70 percent of the people in the country...

Coronavirus Impact On Tokyo 2020

As the Coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China and has killed at least 3,120 people around the globe, spreads, a lot...

Germanwings Strike Action for New Years

The airline trade union UFO has called on flight attendants of the Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings to strike. A...

Capitalism not the cause of environmental destruction

Speaking on November 25 in the European Parliament (EP), left wing politician Mick Wallace voiced a hopelessly misguided...

Britons want British expats in Germany to help save the UK

Anti-Brexit campaigners in Britain are appealing to British expats in Germany to help save the UK. The...

Lufthansa strikes latest

The union UFO has called flight attendants in Munich and Frankfurt out on a five-hour strike next Sunday.  For updates...

Health insurance for foreigners in Germany

Since 2009 it is mandatory for every person with a permanent residence in Germany to have health insurance. Health...

UPDATE: German Airports on strike

UPDATE: The warning strikes of the security personnel at German airports continues. On Tuesday January 15th 2019...
2018 Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest 2018

This year the 185th Munich Oktoberfest will take place from 22 September to 07 October 2018 with both brand new...

Olympiaturm Turns 50

Munich's Olympic Tower was opened exactly 50 years ago - on February 22nd 1968 - for the first time. With its exactly...
Munich Security Conference 2018

Munich Security Conference 2018 - City Center becomes a restricted area

This year's Munich Security Conference (MSC) will be held from February 16 - 18th, 2018 at the "Hotel Bayerischer Hof"...
Obike Muenchen

Oh dear, Obikes

So far since launch, 6800 Obikes bikes have been positioned in Munich. More and more of these bicycles-for-rent are being...

DB Sprinter Hits Technical Issues

It should have been the glorious end of a long and expensive journey; after more than 25 years of planning, political...
Chicago Booth MBA

Is an Executive MBA Worth it?

The Future of Business Education: Is an Executive MBA Worth it? Join Chicago Booth in Munich for a candid panel...
Munich Engineering Jobs - accepting CVs

Engineering Jobs Fair in Munich

The Association of German Engineers (VDI) is hosting its annual engineering recruitment fair on Thursday 16th November in...
SBahn delays

Second S-Bahn weekend maintenance closures

For the second - and last - time of the year, the S-Bahn Stammstrecke (main line) will be out of service due to repair and...
Munich top city for engineering jobs

Munich Top City for IT and Engineering

Back in 2014, a study by the European Commission confirmed that Munich is the city that offers Information and...