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Hundreds of firefighters continue to battle embers

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Hundreds of firefighters were still on duty on Friday against the forest fire that broke out in Saxon Switzerland more than...

What Lufthansa pilots ready to strike want

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In the middle of the peak vacation season, Lufthansa pilots have voted to take a tougher stance against their employer,...

Forest fire on federal highway 96 north of Berlin

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In the middle of the heat wave, a forest fire broke out north of Berlin on Wednesday night. Near the federal highway 96 at...

Germany expects heat wave of up to 40 degrees

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For weeks, the southern countries of Europe have been suffering from drought and heat. A heat wave with highs of up to 40...

Habeck wants to secure gas supply by all means

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According to Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens), the German government will do everything in its power to secure...

Habeck and city council worry about public utilities

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In view of the gas crisis and rising energy prices, there is growing concern in cities that municipal utilities could run...

Almost 12,000 Afghans still waiting to leave the country

Almost 12,000 Afghans who have been promised admission from Germany are still waiting to be flown out. This is according to...

Berlin takes in 108 Syrian refugees from Lebanon

Berlin has taken in another 108 Syrian refugees from Lebanon. They arrived in the capital on Wednesday, according to the...

More than 1000 dead in Afghan earthquake

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The Afghan-Pakistan border region has been shaken by a violent earthquake. According to official figures, at least...

Zelensky pledges participation in G7 and NATO summits

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyyhas accepted the invitations to the G7 and NATO summits at the end of June....

Germany approves armaments for 350 million euros

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In the first good three months of the Ukraine war, the German government approved the delivery of weapons and other...

Up to 10,000 people in need of protection still waiting to leave Afghanistan

Ten months after the radical Islamic Taliban took power in Afghanistan, up to 10,000 people are still waiting to leave for...

Territory occupied by Russia corresponds to one third of Germany

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The war in Ukraine has been going on for almost a hundred days - and Russian troops hold large parts of Ukraine. "About 20...

Germany's largest housing group announces significant rent increases

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Millions of German tenants will have to brace themselves for sharper rises in housing costs: Germany's largest real estate...

U.S. wants to deliver anti-ship missiles to Ukraine

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According to insiders, the USA wants to provide Ukraine with advanced anti-ship missiles so that it can break the Russian...

EU expects 300 billion for independence from Russian energy

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According to the EU Commission, the European Union must invest up to 300 billion euros by 2030 in order to become...

Shortage of skilled workers in Germany reaches record level

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The shortage of skilled workers in Germany reached record levels in the first quarter of this year, despite the strains on...

Berlin hardly calls up funds for cycle path financing

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The federal government is donating a total of 657 million euros to the states for better bike paths. Berlin could get 30...

Real estate prices rise to record high

The price increase in the German real estate market continues with unchanged momentum. As reported by the Association of...

Inflation in Turkey rises to almost 70 percent

Inflation in Turkey continues to rise at a very high level. In April, consumer prices rose by almost 70 percent compared...
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Weather service warns of heavy thunderstorms for the weekend

Germany sweating: Thursday has been the second hottest day of the year so far with up to 39.6 degrees. This preliminary...
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Gas customers must prepare for up to 1190 euros more annually

At the end of August, at least that is the plan, gas consumers will be able to calculate: The amount of the new gas levy...
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First ship with Ukrainian corn set sail from Odessa

For the first time since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, a ship carrying grain has left...
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Severe earthquake shakes the Philippines

The north of the Philippines has been shaken by a violent earthquake. The Institute of Volcanology and Seismology of the...
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China's lockdown drama continues: 264 million people affected by Corona measures

For many months, it was something of an evening ritual in this country for the daily Corona figures to be recited on the...
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CDU politicians open to speed limits on motorways

In view of the energy crisis, parts of the CDU are open to a temporary speed limit on highways. Party Vice President...
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Bundestag approves provisional coal-fired power generation as gas substitute

Because of the gas crisis, the German parliament has cleared the way for more coal-fired power plants to be used to...
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Cold temperatures in Germany: polar air drives out summer

After the great sweating, is the great shivering now coming? At least that's what some meteorologists are predicting for...
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Fire brigade prepares for longer operation

After the outbreak of the forest fire in the Lieberoser Heide in southeastern Brandenburg, the fire department is...
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Italy's government wants to decide drought emergency

Italy's government wants to decide on a state of emergency because of the severe drought in parts of the country. On...
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New cars in the EU to be emission-free from 2035

The EU countries want only climate-neutral new cars to be sold in the European Union from 2035. The ministers of the 27...
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Berlin teachers go on warning strike for smaller classes

At many Berlin schools, the usual classes will be canceled on Wednesday. Just under a week before the start of the summer...

Berlin risks blockade on climate protection

And the next hurdle is already looming: The reform of emissions trading, the EU's most important climate protection...
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U.S. Senate passes gun safety bill

The vote in the House of Congress on Thursday was 65 in favor and 33 against. Now the bill must pass the House of...
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German seaports threatened with 24-hour standstill

Germany's major seaports are facing a 24-hour stoppage on Thursday due to a warning strike. Dissatisfied with the results...
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Consumer centers call for 29-euro ticket for local transport

The consumer centers are also calling for a connection offer for the 9-euro tickets on local public transport throughout...

Brandenburg's Minister fears extremely dangerous forest fire summer

When Brandenburg's Prime Minister Dietmar Woidke (SPD) arrived in Treuenbrietzen on Sunday evening, firefighters had...
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More than 500 officers deployed in raids on drugs and weapons

With a large contingent, the police on Thursday in Thuringia, Schleswig-Holstein and Berlin searched premises of suspects...
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Under half of Berlin's 44,000 gas lanterns converted

Despite much debate and some resistance, almost half of Berlin's approximately 44,000 gas lanterns have now been replaced...
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Swiss airspace reopened

After a disruption at the Swiss air traffic control Skyguide on Wednesday morning, the airspace over the Alpine country is...
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Bundeswehr general sees concrete military threat to Germany

Senior Bundeswehr General Martin Schelleis has warned of serious military threats to Germany. "We are under acute threat...
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Less criticism of deportation measures at BER

When people are deported to their home countries at BER Airport, they are usually there: Two deportation observers from...
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Missile tests day after military exercise by South Korea and the U.S.

Despite international sanctions, North Korea has again tested several ballistic missiles, according to South Korean...
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ADAC expects expensive gasoline prices on Saturday

The fuel tax cut is having an increasing effect on customers. On Saturday morning, the price of Super E10 rose again, as...
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Biden calls for assault rifle ban and stricter gun rules

Following a series of deadly attacks with firearms, U.S. President Joe Biden has called for tougher gun laws and a ban on...
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Three cities still above nitrogen oxide limits

One year after the European Court of Justice's nitrogen dioxide ruling against Germany, the Environment Ministry and...
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Biden has modern missile systems delivered to Ukraine

The U.S. government is supplying Ukraine with modern multiple rocket launchers as part of a new security package to defend...

Nationwide sale of nine-euro ticket has begun

Deutsche Bahn and numerous transport associations in Germany began selling nine-euro monthly tickets on Monday. In the...
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Giffey pleads for faster naturalizations in Berlin

Berlin's governing mayor Franziska Giffey (SPD) has called for faster naturalization of people without German passports in...
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Weather service warns of extreme storms

Parts of Germany are threatened by severe thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday. Especially on Friday, according to the...
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Number of firearms in the USA has increased

The number of guns in private hands in the U.S. has increased sramatically over the past 20 years, according to a...
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Sweden's Foreign Minister has signed membership application

Sweden's Foreign Minister Ann Linde signed her country's NATO membership application on Tuesday. "Our NATO application is...
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Russian energy company stops deliveries to Finland

A Russian company that imports electricity to Finland has announced a supply stop at short notice. As the Helsinki-based...
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EU announces another 500 million euros for arms deliveries

The EU wants to provide a further 500 million euros for the supply of weapons and equipment to the Ukrainian armed forces....
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Bavarian siren tests at 11am today

At 11 a.m. today, sirens and warning apps in Bavaria will be tested for one minute to ensure they are working properly....
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Lots of sun in Berlin and Brandenburg - but drought causes problems

After several dry months now summery outdoor weather already at the beginning of May: Maximum temperatures of up to 28...
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G7 help Ukraine in cyberspace

Free data flow, sustainability and the framework conditions for digital technologies were actually the top topics for the...
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Alba Berlin enters the play-offs in first place

Games between Alba Berlin and the Basketball Löwen Braunschweig are not under a good star this year. In January, the...
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More than 30 million people for 2022 census starting May 15

Starting May 15, more than 30 million randomly selected people nationwide will be surveyed for the census. It consists of...
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Inflation in Germany rises to 7.4 percent in April

The exceptionally strong price increase continues. In April, the inflation rate in Germany reached 7.4 percent, as the...