Florence Jenkins



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The curfew also applies to BER Airport

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For a good two weeks now, many counties and cities have been enforcing a nighttime curfew when the incidence exceeds 100....

In search of the fair world of vaccinations

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The rich countries ensure that the big pharmaceutical companies based in their countries more or less voluntarily waive...

America supports suspension of patents for Corona vaccines

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For the fight to contain the pandemic worldwide, the U.S. government supports suspending patents on Corona vaccines. The...

Horses and donkeys revive a desert biotope

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

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...

Study suggests low risk of infection in public transport

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

People still finding it difficult to get vaccinated

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

Buses and trains to continue running at night in Berlin

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

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...

Netflix growth slows

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Netflix was considered one of the big winners of the Corona crisis. In the midst of the pandemic, the video service gained...

Berlin Senate restricts mandatory testing

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

Association fears financial hardship due to Ramadan restrictions

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Restrictions during Ramadan due to the corona pandemic could put Berlin mosque communities in existential straits,...

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...

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

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

How are medical practices promoting vaccination campaign

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

How the Easter weekend went in Berlin

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The new contact restrictions in Berlin were largely observed over the Easter weekend. The cool weather probably played an...

Berlin teachers lose priority on vaccination

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Berlin principals' associations and employees have reacted with great concern, as well as bewilderment and anger, to the...

U.S. Centers for Disease Control warns of fourth Corona wave

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

Indoor farms are particularly environmentally friendly

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Glass display cases in grocery stores are nothing unusual. But what is this one doing in the vegetable section of a...

Söder urges quick order for Sputnik V

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Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder is campaigning for the Russian vaccine Sputnik V to be used in Germany. In an...

RKI: Seven-day incidence continues to rise to 119.1

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

Positive Corona test in the DFB national team

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Ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Iceland, there is a corona case within the German national soccer team. This was...

Reform of euthanasia clears the first hurdle in the Bundestag

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Whether out of pure charity or in return for payment - anyone who helps others commit suicide remains unpunished in...

World Medical president criticises Astrazeneca suspension

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World Medical Association President Frank Ulrich Montgomery is casting doubt on the temporary halt to vaccinations with...

Munich halts establishment of vaccination centers

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

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...

10 million vaccinations per week by June

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Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz states that Germany will massively expand its vaccination capacity in the coming...

Mathematical modelling could reduce infection rates

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A quick scan of the cell phone display and the long-awaited entrance to a movie theater, a concert, a handball hall, or...

Commission finally recommends Astra-Zeneca for the elderly

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The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) now recommends the use of the Astra-Zeneca's Corona vaccine for people 65...

EU Stability and Growth Pact under scrutiny

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One year has passed. And two more could follow: In March 2020, the EU Commission and member states suspended the Stability...

Former U.S. President Donald Trump hints at candidacy in 2024 election

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

Nasal swab tests now approved

In Germany, people can now test themselves for the coronavirus. The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices...

City wants to prevent sidewalk parking

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In Bogenhausen and Berg am Laim, no-stopping signs have suddenly appeared in streets where residents previously parked -...

Federal housing policy meets with criticism

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This Tuesday, the German government plans to take stock of its "housing offensive". Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU),...

World War II bomb defused in Frankfurt

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

Experts warn against rapid lockdown easing

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

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...

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...

Corona, who will be vaccinated first

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

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...

Germany lockdown extension latest

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

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...
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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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Emergency motions rejected - curfew remains in force

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

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

Green Party leader Katrin Göring-Eckardt sees a need for further clarification after the vaccination summit. "So that the...
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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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America wants to help India with vaccine

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

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

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

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...

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...
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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...

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...
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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...

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...
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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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Biden withdraws U.S. troops from Afghanistan

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

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...

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...
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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...
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Merkel lockdown update review

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

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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Coronavirus side effects

Corona patients are more likely to have neurological or psychological problems than people with other respiratory...
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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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Russia's troop movements worry NATO

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

Recommendation for new vaccine

People who have already received a first Corona vaccination with the drug from Astrazeneca should receive the vaccine from...
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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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Munich must pull the emergency brake

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...
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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...

Brandenburg vaccination centers close, in Berlin injections continue

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

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...
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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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Cause of mass death of bald eagles discovered

With criminalistic flair, researchers have solved the mystery surrounding the mysterious mass death of bald eagles in the...
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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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Covid-19 rapid tests provide unreliable results

Covid 19 rapid tests are supposed to be a pillar of infection protection in Germany. However, according to a recent...
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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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Paying with PayPal may cost extra

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

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...
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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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Easter easing for Berlin in doubt

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

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...
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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...
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Rostock city center reopens

Retail stores in Rostock reopened yesterday. "It's wonderful," raves a customer with many shopping bags in 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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Corona restrictions and relaxations apply as of Monday

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

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...
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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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Vaccination wave rolling towards Germany despite vaccination backlog

In Germany, there is currently a vaccination backlog, many people who have been vaccinated refuse an offer of vaccination...
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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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How Tiktok wants to better protect minors

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...
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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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EU vaccination passport to arrive by summer

The EU states want to establish a system of mutually recognized Corona vaccination passports by early summer. The 27 heads...
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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....
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Astra-Zeneca may produce less than promised in second quarter

The Swedish-British pharmaceutical company Astra-Zeneca is facing repeated production bottlenecks. The company, which is...
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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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First special approval for Corona self-tests

The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices has granted the first three special approvals for Corona tests for...
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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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Facebook wants to lift block on media content

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

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...
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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...

Letter bomb intercepted at Munich airport

Following a letter explosion at Lidl headquarters and a parcel explosion at a beverage manufacturer, a suspicious package...
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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...
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One in four in home office

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

German border controls cause concern

The introduction of German border controls has been sharply criticized in the EU. "The measures have quite serious...
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Fewer domestic flights between France and Germany

No more short domestic flights, instead switch to trains - that appears to be France's new climate plan. Flights are to...
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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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Donald Trump, a victim of Cancel Culture

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

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Bad weather brings heavy snowfall

A blizzard and bitter cold in the north, freezing rain in the center and spring-like foehn in the south, means Germany is...

Data protection must not fall victim to the virus

The Corona pandemic has "once again shown how data protection has to be used as a scapegoat when things get out of...
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EU authority: additional benefit of FFP2 masks quite low

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