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Berlin's energy supply remains secure

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Berlin's energy supply is secure - "currently in all sectors", according to the current "Situation Report on Energy...

New regulations for immigration of skilled workers

The German government has agreed on new regulations for the immigration of skilled workers. The federal cabinet on...

ITALY : 250 migrants allowed to go ashore from rescue ships

After days of uncertainty, the approximately 250 remaining refugees on board the two rescue ships "Geo Barents" and...

US President Biden to ease marijuana rules

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U.S. President Joe Biden has announced a pardon for all those convicted at the federal level of simple marijuana...

EU Commission to cut funding for Hungary by 7.5 billion euros

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Because of corruption and violations of the rule of law in Hungary, the European Commission has proposed to cut payments...

Serbia and Kosovo reach agreement in dispute over entry rules

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The two Balkan neighbors Serbia and Kosovo have settled their dispute over entry rules shortly before the end of a new...

U.S. plans crossings of Taiwan Strait by ships and aircraft

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Notwithstanding heightened tensions with China over Taiwan, the United States will transit the Taiwan Strait with ships...

Large majority votes for new constitution in Tunisia

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Tunisia's President Kais Saied has expanded his power with a new constitution, adding to worries about an impending end to...

SPD leader calls for significant increase in citizen's income

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SPD leader Saskia Esken is insisting on a significant increase in the standard rates in the reform of the citizen's...

Elementary school in Prenzlauer Berg wants to start later and shorten hours

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In view of Berlin's shortage of teachers, an elementary school in Prenzlauer Berg wants to break new ground. According to...

Educators work so hard

It's been going on all week, just like this Thursday: teachers at municipal daycare centers and after-school programs are...

Putin sees no requirement for martial law in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin currently sees no preconditions for declaring martial law in Russia. Such a situation...

Russian President Putin declares war on Ukraine

Vladimir Putin has declared war on Kiev. "We seek the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine," the Russian...

The vaccination commission draws criticism

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More than almost any other event, the pandemic shows that political action should be based on verifiable facts and...

Biden plans punitive tariffs with exceptions

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In the trade war with China, the U.S. administration of President Joe Biden wants to maintain the punitive tariffs imposed...

Number of deployable nuclear weapons on the rise

The peace research institute Sipri has identified a worrying trend in the development of nuclear weapons. Overall, the...

Schools in Berlin an election issue

Teacher shortage, dilapidated school buildings, digitalization backlog: The fact that the Corona virus has highlighted the...

Berlin and Brandenburg want more joint climate protection

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It is the largest city in the middle of Brandenburg: Berlin. But often enough it is also the biggest blank spot on the...

Laschet, not Söder, CDU candidate for Chancellor

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Following his selection as candidate for chancellor, Armin Laschet calls on the CDU/CSU to unite in the election campaign....

EU Stability and Growth Pact under scrutiny

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One year has passed. And two more could follow: In March 2020, the EU Commission and member states suspended the Stability...
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Employment agency assures punctual payment of citizen's allowance

The new citizen's income is to be paid out to needy people in Germany on time at the beginning of the year. Thanks to the...
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EU states agree to freeze funds for Hungary

A large majority of EU member states have agreed in principle to freeze billions in payments from the European Community...
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Gas price brake to apply retroactively from January

In the gas price brake, citizens and companies are to be relieved retroactively for January and February 2023. So far, it...
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British government raises taxes and cuts spending in fight against inflation

The British government wants to fill the huge hole in the budget coffers with tax increases and spending cuts amounting to...

Significantly less cargo in Russian ports

According to figures from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), goods handling in Russian ports has slumped, in...
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Lauterbach considers cannabis legislation

The federal cabinet has agreed on key points for the planned legalization of cannabis. Health Minister Karl Lauterbach...
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Biden has oil export ban under review

The USA was once the land of cheap gasoline. Those days are now over; a gallon on the West Coast now costs up to $6.70,...
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Decommissioned railroad lines remain closed

In the view of several transport associations, the federal and state governments are still making little progress with the...
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In 2023, fewer parents will have to pay for childcare

Brandenburg's state government wants to implement important improvements in childcare despite the current freeze on the...
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U.S. disappointed with Iran's latest response on nuclear deal

In the struggle to relaunch the nuclear agreement with Iran, the U.S. has expressed disappointment with the latest...
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Bavaria's state forests expect rush for wind power in the forest

It's been a good three years since Minister President and CSU leader Markus Söder announced the rapid construction of at...

Repeat of the Bundestag election in many parts of Berlin is approaching

A repeat of the Bundestag election in many parts of Berlin is becoming increasingly likely. As the online magazine "The...
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Kiev gets new weapons and billions from Washington

Ammunition, weapons and equipment for Ukraine - the U.S. is putting together the largest-ever package of military aid for...
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North Korea preparing for first nuclear test since 2017

North Korea is preparing for its first nuclear test since 2017, according to the United Nations. Most recently,...
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Brandenburg's interior minister plans new law against child abuse

Brandenburg's Interior Minister Michael Stübgen wants to step up the prosecution of child abuse and toughen penalties. To...
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Russia and Ukraine apparently reach grain agreement

In the conflict over the blockade of grain exports from Ukraine, UN Secretary General António Guterres, Turkish President...
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Inflation is higher than 20 percent in some euro countries

While in Germany the fuel discount and the 9-euro ticket for the train have recently put some pressure on inflation,...
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Scotland submits plans for independence referendum to court

The Scottish government is having its plans for a new independence referendum reviewed for legality by the UK Supreme...
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NATO significantly expands rapid reaction force to 300,000 soldiers

In response to Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine , NATO will rebuild its defenses and increase the number of its...
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China and Russia want to move even closer together economically

The U.S. has criticized China for announcing increased cooperation with Russia. "China claims to be neutral, but its...

More than 2000 teachers demonstrate in Berlin for smaller classes

With a warning strike and a demonstration in front of the Rotes Rathaus (Red City Hall), Berlin teachers on Thursday...

US President Biden arrives in Brussels for NATO and EU summits

U.S. President Joe Biden will travel to Brussels next week Thursday for a special NATO summit. The White House said...

Russia must be excluded from Swift payment system

For a few days now, everyone has been talking about an abbreviation: Swift. The international payment system Swift is used...
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Will Qatar step in if Russia turns off the gas?

There is still enough gas to get us through the rest of the winter, even if Russia turns off the gas tap in response to...

EU leaders announce tough sanctions package against Russia

EU leaders have announced a tough sanctions package against Russia. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said...

Excessive emergency loans, late repayments and shadow budgets

The Berlin Court of Audit has called on the red-green-red coalition for more transparency in finances and a tougher...

Seehofer wants to stop illegal migration from Belarus at EU border

In view of the rising number of migrants crossing illegally into Germany from Belarus via Poland, German Interior Minister...
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Australia ends shipping of refugees

Australia is drawing a line under a controversial episode in its harsh refugee deterrence policy at the end of the year....
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Masked opponent rule partly triggers conflicts at polling station

Voters in Germany were required to take their ballot papers, identification documents and masks with them to the polls -...
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Afghanistan needs help most now

International donor conferences for Afghanistan have been held time and again, for example last November in Geneva, when...
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Trump demands corona reparations from China

In his first major public appearance since leaving the White House in January, former U.S. President Donald Trump attacked...
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State collects too much from pensioners

Millions of people can hope to pay less tax on their pensions. This is the result of a landmark ruling by the Federal...
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Switzerland saws at the bridge to Europe

Switzerland breaks off negotiations with the EU on the conclusion of an institutional framework agreement. This was...
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Self-determination law for trans people failed

A new right to self-determination for trans people will not be introduced for the time being. Corresponding bills from the...
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America won't let China play the role of benefactor

Angela Merkel did not even try to mask her recent disagreement with the U.S. government: "I believe that we need the...

President Vladimir Putin is still playing games

Vladimir Putin is becoming a real enigma with each additional year of his already lavish term in office (21 years). The...
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Merkel lockdown update review

Those responsible in the federal states have known for some time that the federal-state round of talks next Monday would...
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Reform of euthanasia clears the first hurdle in the Bundestag

Whether out of pure charity or in return for payment - anyone who helps others commit suicide remains unpunished in...
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Scholz wants higher taxes for high earners

SPD candidate for chancellor Olaf Scholz wants to push through tax increases for higher earners and the wealthy as well as...
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CSU conference during lockdown hints at double standards

The Munich CSU is setting a new standard in the corona crisis according to the Bavarian newspaper SZ. However, it is...