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EU states agree to freeze funds for Hungary

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A large majority of EU member states have agreed in principle to freeze billions in payments from the European Community...

Significantly less cargo in Russian ports

According to figures from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), goods handling in Russian ports has slumped, in...

Biden has oil export ban under review

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The USA was once the land of cheap gasoline. Those days are now over; a gallon on the West Coast now costs up to $6.70,...

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...

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,...

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...

The End of Confination

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With the end of the state of alarm that had been decreed by the government of Pedro Sanchez, Madrid has eliminated the...

Political balance is broken at Madrid government

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The Bureau of Assembly of the Madrid Community has admitted the two motions of censure presented this morning by PSOE and...

Let us Gear up the Battle Againgst TB among Children!

The state of health centers in many developing countries is appalling. This is upsetting because it renders the recent...

Erdogan's power lust puts him ahead of Turkey

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The Turkish military's attempt last year to overthrow the government of strongman President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had...

The Climate Change Discourse is Here - Action is Vital and Urgent

As the planet warns further, heat-waves and other weather extremes that today occur once in hundreds of years, if ever,...

Banking Without Boundaries

Mobiles good for banking?
Almost two decades ago Bill Gates, one of the founders of Microsoft, famously dismissed retail banks as "dinosaurs"....

Increasing foreign fighters at Syria conflict

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  Acording to CNN estimations up to 11,000 foreigners have travelled to Syria to take up arms agains Bashar Al Assad's...

As Syrian conflict continues, neighbors become increasingly involved

No end in sight to Syrian conflict
As the Syrian conflict continues to rage, international tension in the region is reaching yet another high point. Israel...

Germany's first minimum wage - 8.50 Eur

Finally, a minimum wage for Germany
Germany's first ever legislation for a minimum wage has been set by Chancellor Angela Merkel at 8.50 euros an hour (£7;...

Paraguay Goes to the Polls

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

FDP Calls for More Security Following Boston Bombings

Once again a terroristic attack on American soil draws consequences around the world. Following the wake of the recent...

An Alternative for Germany

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

French German Relations Under Strain

France and Germany, whose relationship lies at the core of the EU, have seen fraying diplomatic ties recently as policy...

Boston bombing painfully carves itself onto national memory

As charges are being prepared by prosecutors and the Boston police are still celebrating their effective action, the city...
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British government raises taxes and cuts spending in fight against inflation

The British government wants to fill the huge hole in the budget coffers with tax increases and spending cuts amounting to...

ITALY : 250 migrants allowed to go ashore from rescue ships

After days of uncertainty, the approximately 250 remaining refugees on board the two rescue ships "Geo Barents" and...
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Lauterbach considers cannabis legislation

The federal cabinet has agreed on key points for the planned legalization of cannabis. Health Minister Karl Lauterbach...
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US President Biden to ease marijuana rules

U.S. President Joe Biden has announced a pardon for all those convicted at the federal level of simple marijuana...
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EU Commission to cut funding for Hungary by 7.5 billion euros

Because of corruption and violations of the rule of law in Hungary, the European Commission has proposed to cut payments...
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U.S. disappointed with Iran's latest response on nuclear deal

In the struggle to relaunch the nuclear agreement with Iran, the U.S. has expressed disappointment with the latest...
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U.S. plans crossings of Taiwan Strait by ships and aircraft

Notwithstanding heightened tensions with China over Taiwan, the United States will transit the Taiwan Strait with ships...
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Kiev gets new weapons and billions from Washington

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

In the conflict over the blockade of grain exports from Ukraine, UN Secretary General António Guterres, Turkish President...
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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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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...
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Isabel Diaz Ayuso reaffirms her leadership, Iglesias quits politics

Isabel Diaz Ayuso's PP has obtained an overwhelming victory in Madrid Community government elections thanks to the...
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VP Iglesias steps out and runs for Madrid Government

Pablo Iglesias, former second vice-president from the Spanish Government, and leader of Unidas Podemos announced on...
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Withdraw of the third-grade freedom regime to the imprisoned politicians

The penitentiary surveillance court number 5 of Catalonia has withdrawn the third penitentiary degree to the seven...
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Controversial Indian Farm Bills Explained

In light of the increasingly destabilising protests by farmers in India, theConsulate General of India in Munich, has...

Researchers and HIV Santuaries Need Smart Innovations For AIDS Eradication

HIV/AIDS has had a devastating impact on the socio-economic growth of the world in the last three decades, leading to the...
Raila Odinga

Raila Odinga - 5 intriguing facts you never knew

Raila Odinga is an outstanding personality in Kenyan politics, the party leader for Cord, and former Kenyan Prime...

Delivering Better Maternal Care to the World

Maternal mortality is a global problem and it needs a global solution, therefore a collective action is very vital and...
African healthcare in the spotlight

The Role of the Third Sector in Health Service Provision in Africa

The Structural Adjustment Programmes (SAPs) have been fully implemented in most African countries since 1987. They aimed...
Is democracy being hijacked by the ruling elite

Battle of the Dynasties (And the Other Guy)

As the US elections are gearing up again for the coming year, both the Democratic and Republican caucuses are in the final...
Child mortality is improving in African nations

African Health Sector under stress

Africa has a variety of problems, fortunes and misfortunes but now the most pressing one that needs urgent attention and...
Stefan and Martina

Spies, memories and the Wall

East German spies from the infamous "Staatssicherheit", or Stasi in short, kept snooping on Stefan Rudolph's father, a...
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Independence referendums since 1957

"Should Scotland be an independent country?" 4.3 million Scots answered this question yesterday after months of...
Over 300,000 students making their way to Germany

Quarter of a million students descend on Germany

Most of the incoming 300,000 students prefer not to leave the country once they have finished their studies. For Education...
Pakistan elections can be violent affairs

Pakistan goes to key elections

For the first time in Pakistan's 66-year-history, the South Asian nation which is a key ally in the US war on terror, goes...
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Ukrainian majority want a single state

According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center and published by Statista, the Statistics portal, an...
Germany first in Syria refugees resettlement

Germany leads the way in Syrian refugee resettlement

In the free world there exists a tradition on welcoming refugees from war, revolutions or civil conflicts. The Syria Civil...
GOP has a reputation to maintain

Republican Shenanigans, it's Democracy Stupid!

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

Looking Back and Forth at Cyprus

As the Eurozone crisis widened to include Cyprus, it revealed Europe is not out of the woods yet. Russia was quick to...

Gun Control Debate to Take A Backseat

The turbulent gun control debate in th US is nearing an end as the senate and lawmakers move on. The broad spectrum of...

Germans and Climate Change

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

Bavarian parliament under pressure to cease nepotism

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

A vote for emigrants?

The right to vote is the fundamental tenet of democracy. Through one's ballot, a citizen is transformed into a politically...

Cyprus Highlight Cracks In European Unity

The rapidly developing story of Cyprus' bailout left much of Europe's media speculative and unsure as to how the crisis...

Weakening Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage

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

Eye on the Phillipines

Tensions in the South China Sea have come to the surface in the wake of the shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman. Philippino...

Where Are The Evangelists?

Over a half-century ago, in the immediate aftermath of World War Two, the Christian Democratic Union was founded in...
Merkel Does U-Turn On Women's Quota

Merkel Commits to a Women's Quota

After a significant internal dispute over the issue, the CDU is going to adopt a commitment to setting up quotas for women...
Alternative For Germany

Anti-Euro Party Makes Its Official Debut

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