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Earthquakes shake Greece

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Several quakes shook parts of Greece on Tuesday morning. The strongest earthquake had a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter...

USA bans new Huawei smartphones

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"Unacceptable risk to national security": The U.S. telecommunications regulator FCC sees a risk of espionage in Huawei and...

Stiko advocates Covid 19 vaccination for previously-ill small children

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The Standing Committee on Vaccination (Stiko) recommends vaccinating previously ill children between the ages of six...

Eurojackpot cracked: 120 million euros go to Berlin

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A lucky man from Berlin has cracked the Eurojackpot and won 120 million euros. As the West German Lottery announced on...

Old-age poverty is increasing

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More and more people in Brandenburg are dependent on social welfare. In June of this year, there were 27,380 women and...

The price of diesel continues to increase

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The price of diesel in Germany continues to rise. Although the price of oil has recently declined due to recession...

Hurricane "Julia" moves toward Nicaragua

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Near the coast of Nicaragua, hurricane "Julia" has developed into a hurricane. The U.S. Hurricane Center NHC upgraded...

Government launches cash ban on real estate purchases

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The German government wants to ban cash transactions in real estate purchases. This is to be regulated as part of the...

Mild autumn weather expected in southern and eastern Germany

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In Germany, mild autumn weather is expected in many places in the coming days. On Wednesday, there may be golden October...

90 refugees drowned off the coast of Syria

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At least 89 people have died after a refugee boat coming from Lebanon sank off the coast of Syria. 20 people were rescued,...

Rents for student rooms increase sharply

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Students have to dig deeper and deeper into their pockets for their rent. On average, rents for student apartments are 5.9...

Heating check mandatory in Germany

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The German government has already adopted numerous measures to counter the energy crisis in the winter of 2022/2023. On...

Thousands of people bid farewell to the Queen

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Thousands of people gathered along the roads in Scotland on Sunday to get a first glimpse of the coffin of the late Queen...

Twelve federal states stop initial admission of protection seekers

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In view of the high number of Ukraine refugees and asylum seekers from other states, twelve of 16 German states are...

Teacher shortage threatens support for students with disabilities

The shortage of teachers in Berlin is becoming a risk for the legal right to school inclusion. This was warned on Tuesday...

Japan's pandemic problem: Too little alcohol is drunk

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After the pandemic, the Japanese government has a new problem. Young people are drinking too little alcohol. This is the...

Police in Greece stop 1500 migrants at the border with Turkey

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Greek security forces have prevented an unusually large number of migrants from illegally crossing into the EU from Turkey...

Drought causes problems for Brandenburg's fruit growers

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Brandenburg's fruit growers are struggling with drought, strong sunshine and higher costs. Yields are good overall, but...

Weather service warns of heavy thunderstorms for the weekend

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Germany sweating: Thursday has been the second hottest day of the year so far with up to 39.6 degrees. This preliminary...

First ship with Ukrainian corn set sail from Odessa

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

Christmas business: Black Friday is no longer on the agenda

It looks as if there has been a fundamental shift. Not only in the city centers, but especially there. People are clearly...
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Weather forecast: The cold is coming next week

According to the forecast of the German Weather Service (DWD), the weather in Germany will be late autumnal in the next...
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Immigration record in Great Britain

The latest immigration statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have the British government reviewing visa...
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Earthquake of magnitude 5 shakes island nation of Indonesia

After an earthquake on the Indonesian island of Java, the number of dead has risen to at least 56. This was announced by...
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EU decides on new sanctions against Iran

The EU is imposing new sanctions because of the serious human rights violations in Iran. At a meeting in Brussels on...
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German economy to shrink in 2023 according to EU

Germany is bringing up the rear in terms of economic growth in the euro zone and the EU. According to the European...
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Lindner plans to spend 83 billion euros on energy price brakes

Finance Minister Christian Lindner expects the planned price brakes for electricity and gas to cost around 83 billion...
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North Korea fires 80 artillery shells

North Korea fired numerous artillery shells Friday night. The South Korean military said it detected the first of about 80...

Government approves nuclear power plant lifetime extension

Following Chancellor Olaf Scholz's order, the German government has approved the requested lifetime extension for the...

Accommodation for refugees in Berlin

The Berlin Senate has set itself a goal: Conditions like those that prevailed in the city in 2015 are to be avoided at all...
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Berlin district rebuilds 50 intersections against parking violations

Pedestrian safety is to be improved - and quickly. This year, the district of Mitte wants to rebuild 50 intersections....
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Bundeswehr general warns of attacks on infrastructure and cyber attacks

Bundeswehr General Carsten Breuer has warned of possible attacks on Germany's critical infrastructure. "Every substation,...
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Demand for housing subsidies rises in Brandenburg

More and more Brandenburg residents are applying for housing subsidies. At the same time, demand for tips on how to save...
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Retail food sales as weak as last seen in 2017

Consumers made particular savings on food in August. This was felt by German retailers, whose food sales were weaker than...
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Global poverty grows again for the first time in 30 years

One of humanity's greatest success stories has quietly come to an end. After around one billion people escaped extreme...

US and South Korea respond with projectiles to North Korean missile

A day after North Korea's latest missile test, the U.S. and South Korea have fired projectiles of their own in the region....
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Weather forecast announces summer comeback in the south

Autumn is here and not only in terms of the calendar. In the last few days it was cold and rainy in Germany and so it will...
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EU states want more leeway on the electricity market

An important week is beginning for Europe's energy markets - and electricity consumers. This Friday, at their meeting in...
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Spain plans wealth tax

In Spain, a fierce tax battle has broken out between the regional governments and the government in Madrid. In view of the...

Harz district wants to buy firefighting aircraft

For the first time, two Italian firefighting aircraft supported the helicopters and ground forces in the forest fire...
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Russia plans to mobilize 300,000 reservists

Nearly seven months after the invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a partial mobilization in...
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German storage facilities 90 percent full despite gas supply freeze

Despite the cessation of gas supplies from Russia at the end of August, German gas storage facilities are now more than 90...
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After 7.2 magnitude earthquake: US center issues tsunami warning for Taiwan

Taiwan was again shaken by a severe earthquake on Sunday. The earth tremors hit the sparsely populated southeastern part...
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European gas price at lowest level since end of July

The price of European natural gas fell on Monday to its lowest level since the end of July. In the morning, the price of...
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Bahn has to close dozens of routes due to defective concrete sleepers

Following the fatal train accident in Garmisch-Patenkirchen at the beginning of June, Deutsche Bahn announced that 200,000...
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U.S. to deliver 100 air defense missiles to Taiwan

Military aid for Taiwan, which is under Chinese pressure, is taking concrete shape in the United States. The U.S. State...
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Buses and trains almost as full as before Corona

Buses and streetcars operated by Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) have been almost as full as they were before Corona for...
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More crimes and fewer traffic fatalities in the first half of the year

The number of criminal offenses in Brandenburg rose significantly in the first half of this year, according to police. "We...

Phone scammers cause damage of more than 320,000 euros in Berlin

Thousands of people have already fallen for telephone fraudsters who pretend to be employees of Europol - and in some...

Berlin has more students than ever before

After about six and a half weeks of summer vacation, the new school year starts this Monday in Berlin and Brandenburg....

Temperatures rise again up to 34 degrees

Breathe easy at the beginning of the week - then the temperatures in Germany climb in many places again to midsummer 26 to...
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Greece is no longer under EU financial supervision

After twelve years, Greece is no longer under EU financial supervision as of Saturday. This marks the end of a painful...
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Up to 33 degrees this weekend in Berlin and Brandenburg

Lots of sun and temperatures above 30 degrees should attract many people in Berlin and Brandenburg to swimming pools and...

China ends military maneuvers around Taiwan

China's military said it has completed "various tasks" around Taiwan but will continue to conduct regular patrols, it said...
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Road and rail closures at least until Saturday

The fire in Grunewald in Berlin is still not completely extinguished two days after it broke out - the nearby city highway...
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Hundreds of firefighters continue to battle embers

Hundreds of firefighters were still on duty on Friday against the forest fire that broke out in Saxon Switzerland more than...
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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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What Lufthansa pilots ready to strike want

In the middle of the peak vacation season, Lufthansa pilots have voted to take a tougher stance against their employer,...
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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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Forest fire on federal highway 96 north of Berlin

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