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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...

Federal emergency brake being forced through

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

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Restrictions on basic rights should be withdrawn after the second Corona vaccination.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 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...

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...

Germany incidence value rises to 107.7

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Sunday, March 21, 10:42 a.m.: More than half of all states and independent cities in Bavaria are now considered hotspots....

Berlin teachers reject school plans

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Rising incidence figures nationwide and the parallel planned return to face-to-face teaching are causing considerable...

Madrid cancels rally for International Women's Day

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Irene Montero found drastic words for her indignation. The Spanish Minister for Equality speaks of a "criminalization of...

SPUTNIK V: One of the world's most sought-after vaccines

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The official Twitter account of "Sputnik V" reports new successes every day. Last week alone, the Russian Corona vaccine...

More courage, less covid caution

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As the lockdown drags on and the German government plays Russian roulette with personal liberty and measured responses,...

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...

EU taking Germany to court for conservation law violations

The EU Commission is taking Germany to the European Court of Justice for years of violations of existing nature...

German clinics halt Astrazeneca vaccine claiming too many side effects

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

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...

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...

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,...

Ice diver goes missing in Berlin lake

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Three men voluntarily dived into an ice hole in Berlin. The alarm was raised when one of the men did not make it out of...

Debate about schools reopening

Ahead of consultations between German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and state premiers next Wednesday, several cabinet...

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...

US troop withdrawals from Germany halted

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

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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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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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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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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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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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...

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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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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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...

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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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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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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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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Increased rights proposed for vaccinated people

Vaccinated people are apparently hardly contagious, claims the results of a study with vaccinated people in Israel. This...
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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),...

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...
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Munich 7-day incidence below 35 - possible lockdown easing coming

The seven-day incidence for Munich continues to be below the threshold of 35. According to the Robert Koch Institute...
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Nursing home at center of vaccination fraud

In the Upper Palatinate (region of Bavaria), at least 20 unauthorized persons have received a Corona vaccination in a...
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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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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...
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Germany closes border to Czech Republic and Tyrol

Due to the accumulation of virus mutants, the German government imposes an entry ban from the Czech Republic and Tyrol....

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...

Germany authorises autonomous driving

The German government is making it easier to use autonomous cars and buses, making them possible in defined zones...
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Merkel wants lockdown extended to March 14th

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

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...

Germany weather news latest

Snow and ice have paralyzed road and rail traffic in many regions of Germany. According to Deutsche Bahn, there were...

Weather chaos for Germany

The weather in central to northern Germany has turned extreme and lead to chaos for travelers. No trains are running...

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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Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof under investigation

Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof stands accused of having become insolvent much earlier than claimed. Employees who have been...

Police action against online child pornography ring

Police launch a major raid against a network of pedophiles who exchanged child pornography on the internet. The initial...