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CSU politician Dobrindt open to ending mandatory masks outdoors

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In the flared-up discussion about an end to mandatory masking, CSU state group leader Alexander Dobrindt has urged...

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....

Berlin schools start face-to-face classes on Wednesday

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Starting Wednesday, Berlin's students will return to full face-to-face classes. This was the Berlin Senate's reaction last...

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...

Unemployment in Germany falls sharply

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Germany is waking up from its Corona low - and the labor market is also showing clear signs of recovery. In the wake of...

U.S. intelligence agencies to clarify origin of pandemic

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U.S. President Joe Biden has ordered the United States intelligence community to get to the bottom of the origin of the...

Belarus cut off from air traffic

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When the political will is there, EU states can act quickly, very quickly. Just one day after the forced landing of a...

Berlin schoolchildren to catch up on lessons during vacations

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After the turmoil caused by Corona this school year, many Berlin schoolchildren will have the opportunity to catch up on...

Churches in Lower Saxony want joint religious instruction

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In Lower Saxony, the Protestant and Catholic churches want to take a fundamentally new approach to religious education. In...

Japan's economy shrinks again

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The Japanese economy contracted by 1.3 percent at the beginning of the year as a result of the third wave of coronavirus....

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...

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...

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...

How Russia and China are maligning European vaccines

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Vaccine diplomacy has replaced mask diplomacy - this is how the European External Action Service (EEAS) summarizes the...

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...

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...

Bavaria extends rapid test remuneration for pharmacists

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Bavaria will continue to pay pharmacists a remuneration of three euros for each Corona rapid test performed. Already now...

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...
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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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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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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...
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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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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...
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Impurities in AstraZeneca vaccine to be further investigated

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

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...
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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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Corona vaccine for Brandenburg not called up

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

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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International Energy Agency: No new oil and gas fields!

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

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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German-Indian Business Forum starts collecting funds to help COVID-hit India

The Indian community in Germany is pulling out all stops to send help to fellow citizens back in India as the Asian...
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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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Short-time work saves at least two million jobs

The Corona pandemic shook humanity in many ways. In 2020, the German economy collapsed as severely as it had only once...
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At least 33 killed in Kabul explosion

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

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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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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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...

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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Criticism of the Vaccine Summit

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

Corona vaccine counterfeits cause uncertainty

The number of coronavirus infections in Baden-Württemberg and throughout Germany continues to rise rapidly. The 7-day...

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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Biden makes climate policy global

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

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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AZ back on the menu

In Saxony, all citizens can now be vaccinated with the vaccine from Astra Zeneca in doctors' offices. As Health Minister...
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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...
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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...