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Almost 11 percent increase in residential property prices

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Investors are speculating on an unchanged strong boom in the housing market and are therefore paying record prices for...

No general entitlement to distance learning due to Corona

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According to a recent ruling, students have no right to distance learning due to a general health risk caused by the...

Lufthansa wants to get rid of state investment

Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr and his CFO Remco Steenbergen really gave it their best shot when they tried to make the...

Australia rejects allegations of lies in dispute over submarine deal

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Australia has rejected accusations of lying in the dispute over the collapsed submarine deal with France while seeking...

10,000 migrants camp out at southern U.S. border

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Near the Texas town of Del Rio, more than 10,000 migrants are holding out under a bridge on the U.S. border. At the...

North Korea fires new cruise missiles

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Self-declared nuclear power North Korea has successfully tested new long-range cruise missiles over the weekend, according...

Trains return to normal service

After the end of the third round of strikes by the train drivers' union GDL, Deutsche Bahn has expressed satisfaction with...

Corona modelers call for testing strategy for vaccinated individuals

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A research group from Berlin has called for a far-reaching testing strategy that also targets vaccinated and recovered...

Taliban demand financial aid from Germany

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The Taliban are demanding diplomatic recognition and financial aid from Germany. "We want strong and official diplomatic...

US state of Texas bans almost all abortions

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The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an emergency appeal to block an extremely strict abortion law in the U.S. state of...

Group quarantine in Berlin's schools and daycare centers ends

Berlin's public health officials are changing their strategy for dealing with the coronavirus in schools and daycare...

China reopens terminal at global third-largest cargo port

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In China, authorities have reopened the terminal at the port of Ningbo-Zhoushan, which was closed due to a corona case....

Lack of emergency service rule - court prohibits nursing staff strike

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In Berlin's state-owned hospitals, the Charité and the Vivantes hospitals, the week starts with an industrial action by...

Germany seven-day incidence above 50 for the first time since May

The nationwide seven-day incidence is according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Saturday morning at 51.6 and thus...

New regulation of private school financing in Berlin fails

The big deal has been postponed, but the election on September 26 will show whether it has been repealed: In the final...

Experts begin to doubt New Zealand's no-covid strategy

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Day one of New Zealand's strict curfew began with an update from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who - in now-familiar...

Söder warns Union against loss of power

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Six weeks before the federal election, CSU chairman Markus Söder has warned the CDU/CSU against losing power. "There is...

Devastating forest fires in Russia

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has described the scale of natural disasters in his country as unprecedented. Authorities...

Nursing trainees in Berlin's state hospitals ready to strike?

In the collective bargaining conflict at Berlin's state-owned hospitals, the trade union is taking political action -...

How many Germans have really already been vaccinated?

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There is "some uncertainty" in the interpretation of vaccination rate data, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI)....
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118 million euros are wasted on cycle superhighways

Most of the funding for the expansion of cycle paths remains unused. Since 2017, Federal Minister of Transport Andreas...

Berlin's children's hospitals are overloaded

Due to respiratory infections, sick newborns, accidents and various other illnesses, the children's hospitals in Berlin...

Autumn strikes loom

On Thursday, just as relief was spreading over the end of the rail strikes, Klaus-Dieter Hommel tried to counter with...
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The BR Volleys are ready for the season

Good things come to those who wait - that's one way to describe the past few weeks for the BR Volleys. After more than...

Scholz appears personally in the Finance Committee

Six days before the Bundestag elections, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) faced questions in the Bundestag Finance...

Volcanic eruption on La Palma

On the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma, a volcano erupted on Sunday in the Cumbre Vieja area for the first time in 50...

Taliban close schools for young women

The Taliban apparently want to exclude young women from higher education. The new regime of radical Islamic "Koranic...
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Concern about new violence in Washington

The iron fences have returned - just in time for the next big demonstration by right-wing groups this Saturday afternoon....
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Violent protests against Corona lockdown in Melbourne

In the Australian metropolis of Melbourne, several police officers have been injured during violent protests against the...
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1200 hospital beds in Berlin closed - nursing strike also in Brandenburg

The nursing staff in Berlin's state-owned hospitals are escalating their strike once again - before the Verdi negotiators...

Pensioners can expect significantly higher pensions

Pensioners in Germany can expect a significant increase in their pay next year, according to the pension insurance fund....
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Two Berlin Corona vaccination centers still in operation for a few months

Despite a recent decline in interest in Corona vaccinations, Berlin's two remaining vaccination centers are to remain in...

More than 400 wind turbines in Brandenburg to be decommissioned

Many wind turbines, for which the 20-year subsidy under the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) is due to expire, will soon...
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Armed Forces Commissioner calls for honors for Airlift soldiers from Kabul

The Bundestag's defense commissioner, Eva Högl, has called for the Bundeswehr soldiers involved in the evacuation mission...
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International match in Brazil canceled - because of Corona regulations

Brazil's health authority Anvisa interrupted the World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina on Sunday evening due to...
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Weather in autumn and winter: Expert with unusual conclusion

The weather in Germany this year has been fairly awful. Instead of sunshine, the sky was often cloudy. Precipitation was...
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DGB head opposes GDL in collective bargaining dispute at Deutsche Bahn

The ongoing strike at Deutsche Bahn is also meeting with criticism in the trade union camp. DGB head Reiner Hoffmann...
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More than 40 dead due to severe weather in New York and surrounding area

The morning after the storm, on the southern tip of Manhattan, one can begin to doubt whether it was perhaps all just a...

New traumas in Berlin for refugees from Afghanistan

Experts say the re-traumatization of refugees from Afghanistan by current events and the Taliban takeover is massive. "It...
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Hurricane "Ida" makes landfall

Hurricane Ida, classified as "extremely dangerous," made landfall in the U.S. state of Louisiana at noon on Sunday (local...
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USA threatens terrorists with retaliation after attack in Kabul

After the devastating attack near Kabul airport, U.S. President Joe Biden has threatened the terrorists responsible for it...
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Berlin's clubs want indoor parties without masks and measures

Representatives of the Berlin club scene have demanded an abolition of the distance and mask obligation with parties in...
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DBahn resumes normal operations

Following the strike by the GDL train drivers' union, Deutsche Bahn is on course for normal operations on Wednesday. "Rail...
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India wants to grow palm oil on a large scale

While the dispute between the European Union (EU) and the major economies of Southeast Asia over palm oil is simmering,...
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The attack on the Kabul airport was not unexpected

Armed assailants attacked security forces at Kabul airport on Monday night. One Afghan soldier was killed and three others...

Biden and Afghanistan: Is the President in control of the situation

"We will bring you home," Joe Biden promised Friday at the White House, to all Americans still stuck in Afghanistan. Any...
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What it takes to be considered a Corona recoverer

The so-called 3-G rule has already been implemented in many places: According to this rule, areas of public life are now...
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Social housing policy doesn't come for free

There is a shortage of around 350,000 apartments with affordable rents of less than six euros per square meter for social...
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Haiti sinks defenseless into chaos

Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti that left over 2,000 people dead and heavy rains, a large number of people...
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Berlin schools and universities fare poorly nationwide

Berlin suffers from a severe shortage of qualified teachers; year after year, only just under half of the vacancies can be...

Three-day nursing strike planned at Charité and Vivantes

In Berlin's Charité hospital and the Vivantes clinics, which are also owned by the state, the nursing staff will in all...
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Restrictions largely lifted - model for the federal government?

In Baden-Württemberg, a new regulation in the Corona pandemic came into force on Monday morning with far-reaching...

Vaccination for everyone aged 12 and older

The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) now advocates Corona vaccination for all children and adolescents aged...
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Lotto Bayern sentenced for "impermissible gambling advertising"

According to a ruling by the Munich Regional Court, the Free State of Bavaria is engaging in "impermissible gambling...
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Those who cannot - or should not - be vaccinated against Corona

The willingness to be vaccinated against the coronavirus in Germany is stagnating more and more. According to the RKI, the...
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E-scooter providers want stricter rules - and thousands of parking spaces

There is a lot of anger about e-scooters and other sharing vehicles lying around on Berlin's sidewalks. How can the chaos...
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The most curious vaccination actions from around the world

Free points or free sausage - in the fight against the coronavirus, offers are sprouting up all over the world to reward...
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More than 2000 registered for follow-up vaccinations

After possible vaccinations with saline solutions in the district of Friesland, more than 2000 people have already...

Train Drivers' Union GDL goes on strike

The train drivers' union GDL has decided to go on strike at Deutsche Bahn. In the union's ballot, 95 per cent of the...

Berlin's families and the search for a good elementary school

Every third to fourth family has problems with the elementary school in whose catchment area they live. This is shown by...