Florence Jenkins



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Facebook to create 10,000 new jobs in Europe

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

Significantly more asylum applications in the EU

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

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...

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....

Number of vaccination breakthroughs increased

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

Corona tests cost money from Monday

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German Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) has defended the decision that Corona citizenship tests will no longer be free of...

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)...

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...

Australia ends shipping of refugees

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

Speed limit in Germany debate

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

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...

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...

What will happen to the dual health system?

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

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...

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...

Italy vaccination rules bring chaos

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It applies to anyone who visits and operates restaurants, public concerts, events and sports competitions, government...

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

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A large-scale campaign for Corona booster vaccinations has begun in the USA. U.S. President Joe Biden said Friday that...

Costs in the millions due to Covid treatment for the unvaccinated

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Treating unvaccinated covid patients costs millions. Economists have now warned of the immense costs to the healthcare...

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...

Berlin's children's hospitals are overloaded

Due to respiratory infections, sick newborns, accidents and various other illnesses, the children's hospitals in Berlin...

Evergrande announces millions in on-time interest payment

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

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...

Australia rejects allegations of lies in dispute over submarine deal

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

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

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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...

North Korea fires new cruise missiles

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

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...

Spahn wants lost wages for unvaccinated in quarantine

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

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...

Corona modelers call for testing strategy for vaccinated individuals

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

Taliban demand financial aid from Germany

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The Taliban are demanding diplomatic recognition and financial aid from Germany. "We want strong and official diplomatic...

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...

Intensive care units are getting crowded again

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

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...

Corona wave hits the young

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

China reopens terminal at global third-largest cargo port

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In China, authorities have reopened the terminal at the port of Ningbo-Zhoushan, which was closed due to a corona case....

India wants to grow palm oil on a large scale

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

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...

Social housing policy doesn't come for free

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

Berlin schools and universities fare poorly nationwide

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

Restrictions largely lifted - model for the federal government?

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In Baden-Württemberg, a new regulation in the Corona pandemic came into force on Monday morning with far-reaching...

Vaccination for everyone aged 12 and older

The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) now advocates Corona vaccination for all children and adolescents aged...

Those who cannot - or should not - be vaccinated against Corona

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The willingness to be vaccinated against the coronavirus in Germany is stagnating more and more. According to the RKI, the...

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 -...

How many Germans have really already been vaccinated?

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There is "some uncertainty" in the interpretation of vaccination rate data, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI)....

Positive Corona tests after party night in Berlin

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Berlin is known for its parties. Thus, 43 employees of the DRK vaccination center Arena did not miss the opportunity to...

How Israel wants to stop the spread of Delta

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

Denmark incidence rising rapidly

Corona numbers are currently on the rise in the popular German vacation destination of Denmark. According to Statens Serum...

Basketball players proud despite Olympic exit

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The frustration about the Olympic elimination quickly gave way to pride in the achievements of Germany's basketball...

Spahn wants to offer supplementary vaccinations

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Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) wants to enable booster vaccinations for groups particularly at risk from the...

Mediterranean countries fight against forest fires

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

How much pressure is allowed on people who don't like vaccinations?

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The governing mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller (SPD), has written a letter to the approximately 200,000 students in the...

Berlin considers rebuilding its Corona traffic lights

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In view of the debate about the significance of the corona incidence in the course of the vaccination campaign, an...

Crisis management: What can be learned from disaster

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Thousands of helpers are still on the move in the areas affected by the floods; in addition to the German Federal Agency...

Ten percent of new corona infections are due to holiday-makers

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

Flood of applications for subsidised housing

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

Is vaccination becoming a moral issue?

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The German Foundation for Patient Protection accuses the younger generations in Germany of a lack of willingness to be...

Greece afraid of next Corona lockdown - holidaymakers leave

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

The first Berlin vaccination center closes

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The first of six vaccination centers in Berlin is closing. But even if no more syringes are used in Hangar 4 of the former...

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...

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...

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

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

Storm Chaos in the West : Numerous people killed by floods

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

Fifth corona wave in Spain, virus now affecting young people

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

False Corona free letter sent to more than 100,000 people

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

Germany vaccination progress update

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The vaccination campaign in Germany has lost pace, but more and more citizens are considered to be fully protected. After...

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

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

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...

End of restrictions in sight

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Massive relaxations for vaccinated people are on the horizon in Corona policy: People with full vaccination protection...

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...

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....

Curevac vaccine shows efficacy of 48 percent

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The disappointing study results for CureVac's Covid 19 vaccine have been confirmed after a final analysis. The vaccine...

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...

Rapid test centers in Berlin hardly used to capacity - more and more are closing down

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With a total capacity of more than 4.7 million rapid tests per week, only 741,000 tests were performed in Berlin last...

Delta variant hits Australia: Sydney again in hard lockdown

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It all feels a bit like it did a year ago: Corona numbers in Australia are on the rise. The streets of the Sydney...

Delta variant will dominate in Germany as early as July

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Immunologist Carsten Watzl expects that the more contagious delta variant of the coronavirus will still be the predominant...

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...

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...

Dietmar Hopp remains "rock solid" in his conviction of CureVac

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The preliminary low efficacy of CureVac's Corona vaccine is unfairly criticized, according to CEO Franz-Werner Haas. No...

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...

Statutory health insurance chief calls broad child vaccinations "reckless"

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Andreas Gassen, orthopedist and head of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV), has spoken out...

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...

Lambrecht calls on states to conduct detailed audits

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Against the backdrop of falling corona infection figures, German Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht (SPD) has called for...

Was the scale of the pandemic distorted?

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"Horror figures falsified: The great fraud with intensive care beds," was the headline of the Bild newspaper on Friday....

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...

Berlin company doctors join vaccination campaign

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Vaccination campaigns begin in companies on Monday. A number of private and state-owned companies in Berlin are also...

Trump demands corona reparations from China

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In his first major public appearance since leaving the White House in January, former U.S. President Donald Trump attacked...

National team only 1:1 against Denmark

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Even though the German team put in a decent performance overall, it was only enough for a 1-1 (0-0) draw against Denmark...

Mutant combines British and Indian traits

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The government of Vietnam announced over the weekend that a new variant of the coronavirus had been discovered in the...

Deutsche Bank in trouble again in US

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Deutsche Bank just can't get a grip on its money laundering controls. Reports of a further rebuke from the U.S. Federal...

Impurities in AstraZeneca vaccine to be further investigated

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A research team at Ulm University Medical Center has discovered protein impurities in the Covid 19 vaccine from the...

When and how are children vaccinated?

At a renewed vaccination summit, Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and the state premiers plan to discuss, among other...

Hong Kong has no interest in BioNTech

Hundreds of thousands of doses of BioNTech vaccine are sitting unused in the southern Chinese special administrative...

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...

Corona vaccine for Brandenburg not called up

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In no other federal state has so little vaccine for the Corona vaccinations arrived as in Brandenburg. With 54.7 vaccine...

How effective are vaccines against viral variants?

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The situation in Germany seems to be slowly easing again. For some time now, Corona numbers have finally been steadily...

International Energy Agency: No new oil and gas fields!

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) is calling for a farewell to the petroleum age: With immediate effect, there should...

Mallorca attracts tourists with corona insurance

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This summer, it's a matter of survival for Mallorca, Europe's most visited vacation island. In the last Corona year, the...

Berlin lifts prioritization in practices as of Monday

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Berlin is lifting prioritization for all coronavirus vaccines among general practitioners and company doctors starting...

Amazon wins tax dispute over EU Commission

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The tax rules concluded by the Luxembourg state with the internet retailer Amazon do not violate EU state aid law. The EU...

Short-time work saves at least two million jobs

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The Corona pandemic shook humanity in many ways. In 2020, the German economy collapsed as severely as it had only once...

Jerusalem experiences most violent riots in years

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Once again, Palestinians and Israeli security forces fought fierce street battles in Jerusalem over the weekend. At least...

At least 33 killed in Kabul explosion

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At least 33 people were killed in an explosion near a school in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday. At least 55 others...

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...

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...

Emergency motions rejected - curfew remains in force

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The Federal Constitutional Court has de facto approved the night-time curfew restrictions. Based on a weighing of...

Amazon achieves record profit

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Amazon.com continues its rapid growth. The online retailer significantly exceeded expectations with its figures for the...

Criticism of the Vaccine Summit

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Green Party leader Katrin Göring-Eckardt sees a need for further clarification after the vaccination summit. "So that the...

America wants to help India with vaccine

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Dramatic images and critical statements from India have apparently persuaded the U.S. government to soften its "America...

CureVac's vaccine: Hope in the fight against coronavirus?

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The vaccination process in Germany is slowly picking up speed, but it could go considerably faster - if it weren't for the...

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...

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...

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...

Biden withdraws U.S. troops from Afghanistan

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The U.S. is ending the longest war effort in its history. A high-ranking U.S. government official said Tuesday evening...

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...

Merkel lockdown update review

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Those responsible in the federal states have known for some time that the federal-state round of talks next Monday would...

Coronavirus side effects

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Corona patients are more likely to have neurological or psychological problems than people with other respiratory...

Russia's troop movements worry NATO

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In light of Russian troop movements and the worsening situation in eastern Ukraine, NATO is warning Moscow against further...

Recommendation for new vaccine

People who have already received a first Corona vaccination with the drug from Astrazeneca should receive the vaccine from...

Munich must pull the emergency brake

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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...

Brandenburg vaccination centers close, in Berlin injections continue

"Seems the state government of Brandenburg has probably misunderstood the Easter rest," tweeted left-wing opposition...

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...

Cause of mass death of bald eagles discovered

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With criminalistic flair, researchers have solved the mystery surrounding the mysterious mass death of bald eagles in the...

Covid-19 rapid tests provide unreliable results

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Covid 19 rapid tests are supposed to be a pillar of infection protection in Germany. However, according to a recent...

Paying with PayPal may cost extra

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Companies are allowed to charge a surcharge for online purchases when customers pay with Paypal or Instant bank transfer....

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...

Easter easing for Berlin in doubt

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The number of new infections is rising, doctors are increasingly concerned, vaccinations are suspended - until Easter, the...

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...

Rostock city center reopens

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Retail stores in Rostock reopened yesterday. "It's wonderful," raves a customer with many shopping bags in the...

Corona restrictions and relaxations apply as of Monday

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The signs point to relaxation: after the federal-state resolutions, life in the Corona pandemic will improve for many...

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...

Vaccination wave rolling towards Germany despite vaccination backlog

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In Germany, there is currently a vaccination backlog, many people who have been vaccinated refuse an offer of vaccination...

How Tiktok wants to better protect minors

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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...

EU vaccination passport to arrive by summer

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The EU states want to establish a system of mutually recognized Corona vaccination passports by early summer. The 27 heads...

Astra-Zeneca may produce less than promised in second quarter

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The Swedish-British pharmaceutical company Astra-Zeneca is facing repeated production bottlenecks. The company, which is...

First special approval for Corona self-tests

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The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices has granted the first three special approvals for Corona tests for...

Facebook wants to lift block on media content

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The Australian government has reached an agreement with Facebook in the dispute over media content on the platform. The...

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...

Letter bomb intercepted at Munich airport

Following a letter explosion at Lidl headquarters and a parcel explosion at a beverage manufacturer, a suspicious package...

One in four in home office

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According to a survey by the Hans Böckler Foundation, around a quarter of employees worked from home at the end of...

Fewer domestic flights between France and Germany

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No more short domestic flights, instead switch to trains - that appears to be France's new climate plan. Flights are to...

Donald Trump, a victim of Cancel Culture

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"Well, Kevin, I guess these people are angrier about the election than you are!" That was reportedly Donald Trump's...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

EU authority: additional benefit of FFP2 masks quite low

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At a time when many people are already stressed out by anti-corona measures, this is news that no one will like to hear:...

China's economy grows only slowly

The upturn in the Chinese economy lost considerable momentum in the third quarter. According to the Beijing statistics...

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....

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

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

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...

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...
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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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Police unions warn coalition against cannabis legalization

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

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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Free Corona tests are still available for these people

October 11 marks a turning point in Germany's fight against the Corona pandemic. As of that very Monday, rapid tests by...
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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...
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Abortions banned again in Texas after new ruling

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

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...
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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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Financial assets rise to 200 trillion euros

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

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...

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...

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...
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Biden plans punitive tariffs with exceptions

In the trade war with China, the U.S. administration of President Joe Biden wants to maintain the punitive tariffs imposed...
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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...
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EU to jointly purchase electricity and gas

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

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

The long road to a climate-neutral ship

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

Although children usually only contract Covid-19 mildly, more and more of them are becoming infected with the virus. Since...
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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...
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Masked opponent rule partly triggers conflicts at polling station

Voters in Germany were required to take their ballot papers, identification documents and masks with them to the polls -...
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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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More price transparency at the gas station

Anyone who regularly takes their car to the gas station is familiar with this: the spontaneous glance at the signs when...
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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...
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Seven-day incidence in Germany

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

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...
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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...

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...
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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...
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Clinicians want more reliable rest periods

It will be about money when the Marburger Bund (MB) meets with the Association of Municipal Employers (VKA) on October 14...
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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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How soccer clubs fleece their fans with ever new jerseys

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

Autumn strikes loom

On Thursday, just as relief was spreading over the end of the rail strikes, Klaus-Dieter Hommel tried to counter with...
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The BR Volleys are ready for the season

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

Scholz appears personally in the Finance Committee

Six days before the Bundestag elections, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) faced questions in the Bundestag Finance...

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...

Taliban close schools for young women

The Taliban apparently want to exclude young women from higher education. The new regime of radical Islamic "Koranic...
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Concern about new violence in Washington

The iron fences have returned - just in time for the next big demonstration by right-wing groups this Saturday afternoon....
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Violent protests against Corona lockdown in Melbourne

In the Australian metropolis of Melbourne, several police officers have been injured during violent protests against the...
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1200 hospital beds in Berlin closed - nursing strike also in Brandenburg

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

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

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

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

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...

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...
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Armed Forces Commissioner calls for honors for Airlift soldiers from Kabul

The Bundestag's defense commissioner, Eva Högl, has called for the Bundeswehr soldiers involved in the evacuation mission...
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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...
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Weather in autumn and winter: Expert with unusual conclusion

The weather in Germany this year has been fairly awful. Instead of sunshine, the sky was often cloudy. Precipitation was...
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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...
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More than 40 dead due to severe weather in New York and surrounding area

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

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...
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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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Germany seven-day incidence continues to rise

The seven-day incidence has risen again. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Sunday morning, it was 74.1. The...
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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...
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USA threatens terrorists with retaliation after attack in Kabul

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

 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...
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Berlin's clubs want indoor parties without masks and measures

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

Following the strike by the GDL train drivers' union, Deutsche Bahn is on course for normal operations on Wednesday. "Rail...
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Manufacturers are working on a corona vaccine for children

No vaccine has yet been developed and approved for children under the age of twelve, but the good news is: at least the...
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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...
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The attack on the Kabul airport was not unexpected

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

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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What it takes to be considered a Corona recoverer

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

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...
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Haiti sinks defenseless into chaos

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

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...
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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...
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Söder warns Union against loss of power

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

Russian President Vladimir Putin has described the scale of natural disasters in his country as unprecedented. Authorities...
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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...
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Fake vaccination cards: Telegram as a platform for trade

In Baden-Württemberg, the 7-day incidence has become obsolete as a guideline in the Corona crisis. Social life is...
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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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More than 2000 registered for follow-up vaccinations

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

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...
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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...
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WHO chief calls for halt to booster vaccinations

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

"Flattening the curve" - that was the central demand from science and politics at the beginning of the Corona pandemic....
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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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Quarantine requirement for travel to England remains in place

Corona figures are currently on the rise again worldwide. This is also the case in France. The incidence has risen...
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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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Immunization centers to offer vaccinations for children and adolescents

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

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

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...
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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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Pediatricians see no acute danger from delta variant

The delta variant of the coronavirus has been causing the seven-day incidence in Germany to rise again for weeks. However,...
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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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Dead found after explosion in the Leverkusen chemical park

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

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...

Violent thunderstorm moves over Berlin

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

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...
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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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THW forces allegedly insulted and pelted with garbage

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

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...
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Floods in China - hundreds affected

The heaviest rainfall in decades has triggered massive flooding in the central Chinese metropolis of Zhengzhou. State...
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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...
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Pandemic urged mothers to work on weekends

Home office and childcare difficulties have led to working hours shifting to evenings and weekends in the Corona pandemic....
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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...
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Refugees in Lithuania : Smugglers in Minsk

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

Greece bars unvaccinated from restaurants

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

Storm warnings for Germany

The catastrophic weather of the past few days is not only causing dramatic flooding in North Rhine-Westphalia and...
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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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Google reduces the error rate of its quantum computer

Nobody's perfect - this is especially true for Google's quantum computer "Sycamore," which two years ago was able to solve...
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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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Venice bans large cruise ships from parts of the lagoon

Large cruise ships are to stop sailing through parts of the lagoon in Venice from August 1. The government under Prime...
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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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Ethics Council chairwoman against mandatory vaccination for certain occupational groups

The chairwoman of the German Ethics Council, Alena Buyx, believes that a Corona vaccination requirement for certain...
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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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Blood donor shortage could become problem this year

Almost every year there is the dreaded summer shortage in the supply of blood donations to German hospitals. But this...
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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,...
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Internet bookstores are more in demand than Amazon

Alexander Skipis believes that the small bookstores did not fare quite so badly in the past Corona year. There are no...
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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...
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Corona vaccine and delta variant: how well a third vaccination works

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

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...
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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...
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German basketball players qualify for Olympics

The German basketball players have fulfilled their dream of the Olympics with an impressive energetic performance. The...
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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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Cyberattack on Kaseya could affect more than 1000 companies

A cyberattack on the United States IT firm Kaseya may have affected more than a thousand companies, according to experts....
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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...
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Germany will experience more heat waves and heavy rainfall

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

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....

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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Another lockdown cannot be the answer of those in power

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

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....

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...
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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...
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Country leaders urge testing and quarantine for vacation returnees

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

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...
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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...
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Relaxations in Switzerland: Almost back to normal

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

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...

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...

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....
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Lauterbach warns of delta mutation

Worrying forecast from SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach. The politician firmly expects that the so-called delta variant...
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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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Spahn wants to lower pharmacy fees for digital vaccination certificates

Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn wants to reduce the remuneration of pharmacies for the creation of digital Corona...
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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...
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Forest fire risk rises again in Brandenburg's forests

At the beginning of March this year, forest fire danger level 3 had already been declared in parts of Brandenburg, but...
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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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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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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...
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What the digital vaccination certificate is all about

What is the digital vaccination certificate and who gets it? The digital proof of vaccination is a document that all...
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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...
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Heil wants to include self-employed in pension system

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

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...
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Germany seven-day incidence falls below 25

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

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

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...

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...
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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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State collects too much from pensioners

Millions of people can hope to pay less tax on their pensions. This is the result of a landmark ruling by the 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...

Schools in Berlin an election issue

Teacher shortage, dilapidated school buildings, digitalization backlog: The fact that the Corona virus has highlighted the...
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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...
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Switzerland saws at the bridge to Europe

Switzerland breaks off negotiations with the EU on the conclusion of an institutional framework agreement. This was...
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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...
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Germans save more than ever

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

From the medical side, the impression is often given that the vaccination of children under 16 years of age is beyond...
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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...
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Berlin schoolchildren to catch up on lessons during vacations

After the turmoil caused by Corona this school year, many Berlin schoolchildren will have the opportunity to catch up on...
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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...
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Self-determination law for trans people failed

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

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...
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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....
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Italy starts vacation season despite Corona

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

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...
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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....
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300 million euros for Corona drugs

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

The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians escalated dangerously on Monday. After massive rocket attacks from the...
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Fewer doctors equals lower vaccine rollout rate

District Administrator Leo Schrell in the Swabian district of Dillingen, like many colleagues in other districts, is...
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More cases of poisoning from self-collected plants

Cases of poisoning in Bavaria have increased - also because more people flock to nature in Corona times and collect plants...
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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...
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Postponement of 2nd vaccinations only for urgent medical reasons

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

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...
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The curfew also applies to BER Airport

For a good two weeks now, many counties and cities have been enforcing a nighttime curfew when the incidence exceeds 100....
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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...
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In search of the fair world of vaccinations

The rich countries ensure that the big pharmaceutical companies based in their countries more or less voluntarily waive...
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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...
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America supports suspension of patents for Corona vaccines

For the fight to contain the pandemic worldwide, the U.S. government supports suspending patents on Corona vaccines. The...
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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...
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Horses and donkeys revive a desert biotope

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

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...
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Pathogens, the invisible historians

Before Covid-19, it was the world's deadliest disease. In 2018, the World Health Organization estimated ten million people...
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Study suggests low risk of infection in public transport

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

Corona vaccine counterfeits cause uncertainty

The number of coronavirus infections in Baden-Württemberg and throughout Germany continues to rise rapidly. The 7-day...
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People still finding it difficult to get vaccinated

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

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...
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Buses and trains to continue running at night in Berlin

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

After a temporary absence, the United States is again claiming a leadership role in the global fight against climate...

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...
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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...
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Netflix growth slows

Netflix was considered one of the big winners of the Corona crisis. In the midst of the pandemic, the video service gained...
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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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Berlin Senate restricts mandatory testing

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

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...
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Association fears financial hardship due to Ramadan restrictions

Restrictions during Ramadan due to the corona pandemic could put Berlin mosque communities in existential straits,...
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Federal emergency brake being forced through

The consultations around nationwide uniform restrictions in the fight against Corona are on the home stretch after talks...

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...

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

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

According to information from government circles published by the business magazine "Business Insider", a large delivery...
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How are medical practices promoting vaccination campaign

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

The new contact restrictions in Berlin were largely observed over the Easter weekend. The cool weather probably played an...
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Is Denmark vacation allowed?

Restaurants, museums, cinemas: After a very tough Corona lockdown, Denmark is now planning a long-term return to normalcy....
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Berlin teachers lose priority on vaccination

Berlin principals' associations and employees have reacted with great concern, as well as bewilderment and anger, to the...
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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...
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control warns of fourth Corona wave

In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is warning of an increase in Corona cases like those in Germany, Italy...
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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,...
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Indoor farms are particularly environmentally friendly

Glass display cases in grocery stores are nothing unusual. But what is this one doing in the vegetable section of a...
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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...
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Söder urges quick order for Sputnik V

Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder is campaigning for the Russian vaccine Sputnik V to be used in Germany. In an...
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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...
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RKI: Seven-day incidence continues to rise to 119.1

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

Ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Iceland, there is a corona case within the German national soccer team. This was...
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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...
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Reform of euthanasia clears the first hurdle in the Bundestag

Whether out of pure charity or in return for payment - anyone who helps others commit suicide remains unpunished in...
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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...
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World Medical president criticises Astrazeneca suspension

World Medical Association President Frank Ulrich Montgomery is casting doubt on the temporary halt to vaccinations with...
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Berlin teachers reject school plans

Rising incidence figures nationwide and the parallel planned return to face-to-face teaching are causing considerable...
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Munich halts establishment of vaccination centers

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

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...

Travel and Corona, latest rules

The Corona lockdown in Germany is going into another extension until March 28. This time with opening opportunities for...
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10 million vaccinations per week by June

Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz states that Germany will massively expand its vaccination capacity in the coming...
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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...
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Mathematical modelling could reduce infection rates

A quick scan of the cell phone display and the long-awaited entrance to a movie theater, a concert, a handball hall, or...
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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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Commission finally recommends Astra-Zeneca for the elderly

The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) now recommends the use of the Astra-Zeneca's Corona vaccine for people 65...
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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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EU Stability and Growth Pact under scrutiny

One year has passed. And two more could follow: In March 2020, the EU Commission and member states suspended the Stability...
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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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Former U.S. President Donald Trump hints at candidacy in 2024 election

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

Nasal swab tests now approved

In Germany, people can now test themselves for the coronavirus. The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices...
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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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City wants to prevent sidewalk parking

In Bogenhausen and Berg am Laim, no-stopping signs have suddenly appeared in streets where residents previously parked -...
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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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Federal housing policy meets with criticism

This Tuesday, the German government plans to take stock of its "housing offensive". Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU),...
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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...
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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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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...
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Experts warn against rapid lockdown easing

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

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...

German border controls cause concern

The introduction of German border controls has been sharply criticized in the EU. "The measures have quite serious...

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...
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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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Corona, who will be vaccinated first

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

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...

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...

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...

Germany lockdown extension latest

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...