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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...

Misinformation on Facebook slow down vaccination readiness

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In the debate about how to deal with persistent vaccination refusers, the role of social networks such as Facebook,...

Biontech wants to develop mRNA-based malaria vaccine

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Mainz-based pharmaceutical company Biontech plans to develop the world's first malaria vaccine based on mRNA technology....

Violent thunderstorm moves over Berlin

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

Save the domestic flights

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Does that really still have to be the case? Flying through Germany by plane, when the train is often so much faster? Can't...

Pharmacies will not issue digital Corona vaccination cards

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In the middle of the vacation season, when travel is tricky enough because of the Corona crisis, German pharmacists will...

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...

Pandemic urged mothers to work on weekends

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Home office and childcare difficulties have led to working hours shifting to evenings and weekends in the Corona pandemic....

Refugees in Lithuania : Smugglers in Minsk

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

Storm warnings for Germany

The catastrophic weather of the past few days is not only causing dramatic flooding in North Rhine-Westphalia and...

Federal President Steinmeier: Get vaccinated! Let's not let up!

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German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has urged citizens in Germany to get vaccinated against Corona. "Every day, with...

Ethics Council chairwoman against mandatory vaccination for certain occupational groups

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The chairwoman of the German Ethics Council, Alena Buyx, believes that a Corona vaccination requirement for certain...

Cars get stuck on flooded freeway in Ruhr area

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Thunderstorms flooded basements and streets in several regions of Germany on Thursday. Parts of North Rhine-Westphalia,...

Corona vaccine and delta variant: how well a third vaccination works

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

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...

Cyberattack on Kaseya could affect more than 1000 companies

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A cyberattack on the United States IT firm Kaseya may have affected more than a thousand companies, according to experts....

Germany will experience more heat waves and heavy rainfall

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

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...

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...
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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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Berlin considers rebuilding its Corona traffic lights

In view of the debate about the significance of the corona incidence in the course of the vaccination campaign, an...
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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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Crisis management: What can be learned from disaster

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

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

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

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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Flood of applications for subsidised housing

For years now, the city has been registering a steady increase in demand for subsidised housing and housing subsidies. The...
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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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Is vaccination becoming a moral issue?

The German Foundation for Patient Protection accuses the younger generations in Germany of a lack of willingness to be...
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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...
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Greece afraid of next Corona lockdown - holidaymakers leave

In Greece, tourism is among the most important sectors of the economy. But in the midst of the 2021 summer season, the...
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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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The first Berlin vaccination center closes

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...
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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...

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...

Greece bars unvaccinated from restaurants

Unvaccinated holidaymakers could soon find Greek wine stuck in their throats. That's because the increasing incidence in...
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Swine fever detected for the first time in domestic pigs in Germany

According to a statement by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, cases of African swine fever in domestic pigs...
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Storm Chaos in the West : Numerous people killed by floods

According to the latest information, at least 19 people have died in Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia in...
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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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False Corona free letter sent to more than 100,000 people

Vaccination scandal in Brandenburg: Apparently, more than 100,000 people have been sent their digital vaccination...
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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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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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US troops to withdraw from Afghanistan as early as the end of August

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...
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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...
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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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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...

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....
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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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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....
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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...

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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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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Delta variant will dominate in Germany as early as July

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